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Sweet Dreams On A Hard Surface: The Ergonomics Of Sleep

I spent 30 years wondering what to sleep on for optimal sleep and health. When I finally realized through personal experimentation and research that the best mattress is no mattress, I could never look at the world the same. We are asleep when it comes to which bed is the best bed. I discovered that the mattress is creating and/or masking the body’s current structural imbalances, impeding circulation and hampering the body from realigning itself during sleep. Sleeping on a hard surface can…

Optimize Circadian Rhythms For The Sleep Of Your Dreams

This article summarizes three decades of personal study and experimentation on sleep, diet, health and metabolism. Since this is presenting mostly theory, there was a need to somehow test the hypothesis. Rest assured, all of these ideas are thoroughly tested and came out with flying colors. The results of an extreme experiment–living in a tipi in mid winter with no heat–are just in. Read footnote for details.(1) One characteristic shared by practically all the ‘modern’ or ‘neolithic’…

Eleven Ways To Get Rid Of Dust Mites Without Chemicals

Dust mites are microscopic insects, found living in soft furnishings throughout the home, which feed on dead skin cells. In fact, an incredible one million dust mites can happily feed on the amount of skin shed daily by an average adult! While these tiny home invaders aren’t harmful in small numbers, larger mite populations can cause problems for some people. A Significant Cause of Allergies and Asthma The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America list dust mites and their droppings as one…

What’s Keeping You Awake At Night: Chemical Toxins In Bedding Explained

We have the illusion that clothes and bedding made from synthetic fibers are safe, but the materials are in fact full of invisible chemicals the clothing/furniture industry prefers we don’t think about. A hundred years ago, bedding and clothing was made of natural fibers like cotton, flax, wool, and silk. In the early 1900s synthetics were developed. Although rayon was introduced in 1924, the first truly synthetic fiber was nylon, made by DuPont from the petro-molecule toluene. Nylon became…

Reading In Bed: In Search Of The Ultimate Position

If you’ve had a big day and you need some time to unwind and read a book or watch a movie–chances are it’s not going to be sitting at a desk or table. Who doesn’t love to cuddle with an interesting book and cup of tea on the bed or couch? And chances are you haven’t really found a comfortable position. You can prop yourself with pillows all you want, but at best, some part of your body–neck, back, arms–is crunched and you can’t really relax 100%. At the worst, you can develop injuries…

Pillow Therapy: How To Turn Sleep Into Yoga

It’s sort of a standing joke – sometimes people cheer when it’s time for the last part of the yoga workout – Shavasana – that is, laying down to relax, breath and let the mind release.  There usually is no pillow and very little padding. This is a chance to feel the body in a natural setting, without the furniture which surrounds us in everyday life, pushing us this way and that way. One way to integrate yoga into everyday life is to design one’s resting and sleeping environment around…