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Hotels With the Most Comfortable Beds

Where to stay for the sweetest night’s sleep Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, getting good sleep is key to having enough energy to power through your days away from home. So book a hotel that has a room with a great bed waiting for you. These days, hotels know that quality slumber is important to travelers, so many of them have created luxury bedding for guests. These, below, are among the best and worth checking out! Westin This chain was the first to create a signature bed in 1999, in partnership with the mattress manufacturer Simmons, and its quality has stood the test of time. It boasts a 13-inch pillow-top mattress that’s enveloped in 250-thread…

Is Your Toddler Ready for a Big-Kid Bed?

Learn the right time—and the best ways—to help your little one make the transition. Saying goodbye to the crib is a milestone for toddlers. The truth is, there’s no perfect time to make the switch; kids can be ready as early as 18 months and as late as four years old. The best way to tell whether your child is up for the transition to big-kid bed is to look for these signs. Your Kid Can Climb Out of the Crib. When toddlers can make like monkeys and scale the rails of the crib that previously safe space for sleep can become a hazard for falls. Your Toddler Is Potty Training. A little one who is…

How to Share a Bed With Your Partner

Use these helpful solutions so you don’t toss and turn all night. For those of you who may think that sharing a bed with someone isn’t as glamorous as it seems, think again. Sure, there’s the tossing and turning, never-ending blanket wars, temperature struggles, and, of course, who can forget the snoring? But rather than thinking of your bed as a war zone, think about the fact that sleeping with your partner can actually benefit your health and increase the odds of your having a longer lifespan. This is because people tend to feel more secure and safe when in a relationship, decreasing the levels of stress hormones and increasing oxytocin, the love hormone—leading to…

Choosing a Mattress: Everything You Need to Know

Make sense of your options before the high-pressure salesperson gets you in his or her grips. Chances are, you’re pretty picky about the shoes that you wear—especially for exercise—since you know that the wrong ones can set you up for aches and pains. But when was the last time that you thought about the kind of foundation that your mattress gives you each and every night? When it comes to a good night’s sleep, the mattress that you choose can make all the difference. After all, you spend nearly 3,000 hours lying on it each year. Read on for a run-down on how to pick the right mattress for you. Innerspring Mattresses What It Is:…

Buying a Mattress: Online Vs. In-Store Shopping

Where is the best place to purchase a new bed? You spend one-third of your life on a mattress—so it’s no wonder that you want to make sure that you buy the right one. But since mattresses last for years, maybe it’s been a while since you’ve purchased a new one. As a result, you might feel confused about how to go about comparison shopping and getting the best deal without sacrificing satisfaction. As with most purchases, you can sometimes get a better deal online than in a brick-and-mortar store. But there are also benefits to taking the more traditional path and doing your shopping in person. If you want to go the virtual route,…

Should You Buy A Pull-out Sofa or An Inflatable Mattress?

Factors to consider when shopping for overnight guest beds When you are deciding about sleep arrangements for future overnight guests, you’ll have to take many factors into consideration. Learn the basics of guest bedding options to help you make the right choice. Airbeds Inflatable beds run anywhere from $50 to $150, which is considerably cheaper than the price range for a pull-out sofa bed. Air mattress advantages include portability (they easily move from room to room or floor to floor when deflated) and storability (when one is deflated, it hardly takes up any room at all and can be stuffed into a closet). One downside of airbeds, compared with sofa beds, is that they may be…