Friday, November 27, 2009

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Sharing the gift of Healthy Sleep!                                            
If we listened to the media, we’d hand our credit cards over to our personal shoppers and worry about the bills later. Get real. Gifts that solve problems and improve quality of life is a must for gift-giving this season.

Your bed for your head is even more important than your mattress. A pillow cradles the neck and shoulder muscles so your mind can relax and slip into a soothing, health-restoring sleep.

While the quest for the perfect pillow can be fraught with frustration, finding the right one can be the best gift of all. It is a gift that keeps on giving, not something that will be hidden in a drawer, or worse, wrapped up and re-gifted, RECYCLED, green as it may be these days.... no one wants to open a gift on X-mas morning only to discover the hand painted paperweight they gave to Aunt Harriet the year before...

So - how about giving the gift of sleep!Sleep is the gift of choice this season. Sleep, or more importantly lack of it, is so top of mind that more than a third of those surveyed said they would give up a year of Facebook, sex and chocolate in return for a lifetime of better sleep.  Interesting to note that men led the charge with all they’d give up in the name of sleep….

So, what are you dreaming about this Christmas? 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Buy a Mattress with your Flexible Spending Account

Flexible Spending Account Eligible-
Use it Don't Lose it!
To make sure that you don't sacrifice your valuable flexible spending account  dollars come 2010, why not Sleep Easy on a new mattress from Naturally Organic Sleep! Many plans have a "use it or lose" it rule; At the end of the year, all unused money in your FSA goes to your employer.

Use your Flexible Spending Account Now to Buy a New Mattress!
  • Save! Naturally Organic Sleep is FSA Eligible
  • Convenient! Use Your FSA Benefits Card for Naturally Organic Sleep products
  • Smart! FSA Account funds are tax free, pre-funded and immediatly available
  • Save More! See Doctor's Sleep Tips for even more health savings & tips

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chronic Pain, Sleep and Natural Relief

If you or someone you care about suffers from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, dystonia or any other chronic painful illness then you know how long a night can be. And when pain medication takes too long to kick in – or worse, stops working altogether – a night can last forever. I watched my Mother suffer from endless pain over the past few years before she finally passed away last October. We were all left with feelings of helplessness because it is hard to watch someone you care about in such misery, anything you can do to ease their suffering is a major feat.
One of the little things that you can do the next time you visit someone in pain that you care about is to make sure that their bedding and surrounding sleep area is comfortable.
Wool bedding can help you reclaim that healing, rejuvenating sleep your body craves. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Apr 2009) found that fibromyalgia sufferers who slept on wool bedding reported a significant reduction in pain. It’s not a scientific breakthrough and it’s not high-tech. But it works.
The majority of our bedding at Naturally Organic Sleep: Toppers, Mattress Covers and Comforters - all have natural wool incorporated into the design to prevent thermal imbalance - An incredible temperature regulator, wool absorbs 35% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp. And because wool fibers are constantly in motion, moving moisture from your skin to the environment, your bedding not only feels dry, it is.
Did you know that you lose up to a pint of moisture at night in your bed, just through breathing and natural perspiration? Synthetic fibers absorb less than 3% of that moisture, trapping most of it between you and your sheets – which make it feel like you’re lying on the uncomfortable side of your rain slicker.
You know moisture can feel like a hammer to your joints when you suffer from arthritis. Switching to wool bedding can significantly reduce pain so you enjoy uninterrupted sleep.
We have such a short time on this planet, and with such a large portion of it spent sleeping -- it is vital that we make the most of it, especially assisting those in pain and making sure that they are as comfortable as possible.