Who gets sick in the summer?

Last Tuesday the high was 92 degrees outside. Inside it wasn’t much better. I broke out with a summer fever and hit the 101 degree mark. First – who the heck gets sick in the summer??? Me, I guess that’s who. Second – I felt too crappy to go to the Rite-Aid that is .2 miles from my house. So I did want any civilized human would do, I gulped down some Children’s Motrin since I had no “grown up” meds in the house , put on my favorite PJs and crawled into bed. And bed is where I stayed – for the … [Read more...]

Color Me…Calm

I’m always looking for new ways to relax and relieve stress, which in turn nearly always improves the quality of my sleep. And there’s a delightful, new (and also retro) way to unwind. Coloring books for adults! You heard right. In fact, I received a few books and a set of 50 colored pencils for Mother’s Day. See the picture of the very beginning of my first project above! Oh, I know what you’re thinking…I was a bit skeptical too.   However, this is a trend that has been getting a lot of … [Read more...]

Dear Grandma: You REALLY need to replace your mattress!

We’re going to visit my mother-in-law next weekend. She’s 87 and has lived in her home for more than 60 years. I really do enjoy visiting her… she’s a lovely person. However, my husband and I do have one big issue– and it’s this – all the mattresses in her house are …get ready …DECADES OLD! I know this for a fact because I’ve been married decades now (gulp) and I don’t ever remember her replacing ANY of them. She comes from a generation that hangs on to just about everything. She still has … [Read more...]

World Sleep Day – this Friday!

At the Better Sleep Council we work hard to help consumers understand the importance of sleep and the role that their sleep surface and sleep sanctuary play in getting those precious zzz’s. This past weekend we all took a “spring forward” and lost an hour of sleep. I don’t know about you, but the dark morning and stolen hour took its toll on me! Who knew 60 little minutes would make such a difference! There are so many great organizations out there talking "sleep" and helping to raise … [Read more...]