150314 The bed advertisement

The bed advertisement of 15 March 2014

I was looking at an ad this morning and noticed one for a king sized bed. It was from one of the large big retail membership stores. This thing looked huge, as in tall, far off the ground.

After clicking on the photo and looking at the specs, I noticed that it was 72″ W x 83.5″ L x 23.5″ H. Now the perimeter dimensions aren’t what caught my eye. What did was the height of this thing—nearly two feet! And that did not include the bedstead, which adds another 16 inches to the total sleep apparatus for a total of 39.5 inches off the ground.

It puts you up into the nosebleed section.

You almost need a stepladder to get into bed at night.

Fall out of this sucker and you are in for a big hurt once you finally hit the floor. The upside to this is you have a lot of time to think before hitting the floor.

Does anyone need something this big to sleep on?

041013 Taking control of your sleep

Taking control of your sleep

The experts at Tuffs University make the following recommendations for getting a better night’s sleep.

Arrange your bedroom so it is sleep friendly, one that is dark, cool and quiet. Use a mattress and pillow that are not too hard or too soft for your body.

Make your bedroom one that is used specifically for sleeping or sex. Keep your home office separate from your sleeping quarters.

Leave the television in the living room and the computer to the office. Each one excites your mind and will keep you stimulated and awake.

Getting a good night’s sleep will help keep you mentally and physically sharp plus help protect you from illness.

300913 Taking control of your sleep

Taking control of your sleep

The experts at Tuffs University make the following recommendations for getting a better night’s sleep.

Finish your last meal or snack at least two to three hours before you go to bed at your regular time.

Keep your daily diet clean with healthy well-balanced meals and snacks. Avoid, as much as possible, or keep to a minimum refined sugars because they stimulate the body thus making it harder to sleep.

Avoid nicotine in any form from any source. Not only does it keep you awake but it is harmful and highly addictive.