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Welcome to Counting Sheep Sleep Research

 

Improve your Sleep Naturally

Everything you need to improve your sleep naturally is to work on your sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene refers to a series of practices and habits that impact your ability (or inability) to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

If you have troubles falling asleep at night, the first thing you should do is to make adjustments to your lifestyle and behavior. Even the smallest change can mean the difference between blissful slumber and restless nights.

We know exactly what you need to do in order to dramatically improve your sleep and overcome your sleeping difficulties in a healthy way.

Better Sleep Guide

Enjoy better sleep at night, improve your mental and physical health, as well as how you think and feel during the day.

Sleep Condition Research

Learn everything there is about sleep disorder types, causes, risks, symptoms, tests, treatments and support.

Mattress Reviews

Is it time for you to purchase a new mattress? Find your ideal model by checking out our unbiased mattress reviews and ratings

The Abrupt Effects of Alcohol on Sleep

Research shows that as many as 20% of Americans use alcohol to help them fall asleep in the evening. Alcohol is a depressant, and it indeed induces sleep. However, it also contributes to poor quality shuteye, leading to interrupted snoozing, night sweats and disturbed REM sleep.
How Does Alcohol Affect Your Snoring?

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Snoring?

Alcohol serves as a sedative, which leads people to use it as an improvised sleeping aid when they struggle to doze off. However, it also relaxes your jaw and throat muscles, which can cause your tongue to fall into your throat and directly lead to intense, and loud snoring.
How to Prepare Your Bedroom for Any Emergency

How to Prepare Your Bedroom for Any Emergency

Read on to learn how to make your home safer, how to prepare, and what to do in case anything unexpected happens. Remember that preparation is vital to staying safe during any crisis.
Sleep Disorders and Headaches

Sleep Disorders and Headaches

Is it the headaches that cause sleep disruptions, or are they simply a symptom of these disorders? The truth is somewhere in the middle, as our bodies are incredibly complex, and it seems that there isn’t an easy answer to this question. Read on to find out more.
How Deep Sleep Helps Ease Stress and Anxiety

How Deep Sleep Helps Ease Stress and Anxiety

A new study from UC Berkley highlights the importance of deep sleep in dealing with stress and anxiety. It is essential for both prevention and recovery.

Best Houseplants for Sleep

Did you know that keeping certain houseplants can ensure you catch those precious ZZZs? Houseplants aid sleep by improving air quality, raising the oxygen levels in the room and emitting moisture to combat sinus issues and ensure easier breathing while you snooze. Here are our top 8 plants for the bedroom to help you sleep like a baby.

How Is Foam Density Measured?

How Is Foam Density Measured?

In the world of mattresses, foam density refers to how much weight a cubic foot of foam is carrying, and it is expressed in pounds per cubic foot (PCF). Foam density falls into three main categories: low, medium, and high. High-density foams are primarily used in mattress support cores and foundation layers.
Does it Work: Cooling Gel-Infused Memory Foam

Does it Work: Cooling Gel-Infused Memory Foam

On the market of sleep-related products, gel-infused memory foam was always highly praised for its cooling features, but how cooling can a gel be, and how does it work in comparison to regular memory foam products? What is the difference between them, and why are not all memory products infused with gel if it has more advantages than the ones without it?
A Guide to Choosing the Right Mattress

A Guide to Choosing the Right Mattress

Shopping and finding a new mattress can be exhausting and frustrating - but don't worry, Counting Sheep is here to help you! Check out our mattress buying guide, and things you need to focus on when shopping for a new bed.
When is the Best Time to Buy a Mattress?

When is the Best Time to Buy a Mattress?

If you plan to get a new mattress, read our article and consider some of mentioned factors, as they will save your hard-earned money.
How Is Latex Density Measured?

How Is Latex Density Measured?

Latex mattresses come in three main density categories. The low-density products are those below 4.3 PCF, from 4.3 to 5.3 PCF is medium-density range, and anything above 5.3 PCF is considered high-density.
How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

it's a recommended to wash your sheets and pillowcase once a week or at least every two weeks. Not washing your bedding may worsen from health problems such as allergies and asthma.

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Sleep and Aging – Sleep Guide for the Elderly

Sleep and Aging – Sleep Guide for the Elderly

As we age, many of us we will experience certain changes in our bodies that will also affect how we sleep. The effect of these changes may further be influenced by chronic illness or the side effects of prescription medication. Unfortunately, sleep problems and...

Sleep Pills For Children – Medication Doses, Risks and alternatives

Sleep Pills For Children – Medication Doses, Risks and alternatives

Most adults think about their childhood as times when sleeping was very easy. Unfortunately, today around 25% of children experience sleep problems, and sometimes their sleeping issues are so severe that they turn to a doctor, and doctors sometimes prescribe them...

Prescription Sleep Medication

Prescription Sleep Medication

There are a lot of different sleeping drugs out there, varying in their active substances, targeting issues, side-effects and form in which they are consumed. Most commonly used prescription drugs for insomnia are benzodiazepines, and Z-drugs.

A Comprehensive IKEA Latex Mattress Review

A Comprehensive IKEA Latex Mattress Review

Besides hybrid, spring, and foam beds, IKEA offers three latex models called Matrand, Myrbacka, and Mausund. These beds are a perfect choice for everyone who wants to try out a latex mattress for the first time, as well as for value seekers.
DreamCloud Mattress Review

DreamCloud Mattress Review

Do you want to buy a highly luxurious mattress at a price of the standard model? If you think that this is not possible, read our review of DreamCloud mattress and think again.This amazing 8-layered model is constructed so well, that it gives the ultimate sleeping experience for almost every user. It is a hybrid model, combining the technology of memory foam, latex, and individually wrapped, zoned coils, for solid support and superior comfort.On top of this, DreamCloud offers 365-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty. There is just no downside to this mattress, so why not try it?
Restonic: The ComfortCare Hybrid Signature Review

Restonic: The ComfortCare Hybrid Signature Review

Restonic: The ComfortCare Hybrid mattresses feature the high-density core with individually wrapped, tempered coils that are zoned in a way to provide best lumbar support. With the gel-infused foam and latex layers, you are getting the comfort of your life. Superb pressure relief, high breathability, and reinforced edge are some of the features that you’ll love. Not to mention the covers with Outlast fibers that keep these mattresses at a perfect temperature.
Restonic: The HealthRest Latex Review

Restonic: The HealthRest Latex Review

With Restonic being one of the oldest mattress retailers with over 80 years long history, you can’t go wrong. Pair that with millions of satisfied customers, and new technology approaches and you get one of the best product collections on the market.
IKEA Memory Foam Mattress Review

IKEA Memory Foam Mattress Review

When it comes to memory foam 3 models are available - Matrand, Myrbacka, and Knapstad. All of their beds come with reasonable and affordable prices, on which their customers are well used to, so in terms of costs, IKEA is undoubtedly on the more accessible side.
A Comprehensive Sealy Hybrid Line Review

A Comprehensive Sealy Hybrid Line Review

Sealy’s hybrid line has a total of 7 mattresses in three collections, one in the Essentials collection, three in the Performance, and three in the Premium. Their height varies from 12 to 15 inches, and their price range goes from $1100 to almost $3000.
A Review of the Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress

A Review of the Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress

The Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress is a very safe pick for a lot of people. Its versatility makes it more tempting than a lot of specialized models on the market, especially if you plan on sharing your bed with someone who might not share your ideal sleeping position or weight category. Everything we know about this product’s performance is average at worst, and excellent at best, so there’s nothing to lose by trying it out for yourself.

Forgetting Dreams or Dreaming to Forget?

Forgetting Dreams or Dreaming to Forget?

A new study from Hokkaido University shows the role of MCH neuron activity during REM sleep in forgetting new information and maintaining brain plasticity.
What is a Coffee Nap? How Well Does it Work?

What is a Coffee Nap? How Well Does it Work?

People have found a new way to enhance their productiveness and stay alert during the entire day - quick consumption of a caffeine pill, espresso shot or a strong tea, followed by a 10 to 20 minutes long power nap, appears to be a new way to boost your energy and stay productive at work. Learn how coffee naps work and how to properly take one.
Sleep State Switching – How Do We Fall Asleep?

Sleep State Switching – How Do We Fall Asleep?

Wonder how do we exactly fall asleep? Think of your brain as an electrical system, which has ongoing circuits that can switch off or on, to induce sleep or wakefulness. The transitional phase between these two conditions is called sleep state switching - also known as the flip-flop switch model. In this model, the neurons switch off or on to prevent arousal or sleep, to keep you asleep or to keep you alert during the periods of wakefulness.
How Much Do CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP Machines Cost with Insurance?

How Much Do CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP Machines Cost with Insurance?

The three main methods used to treat sleep apnea include CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP machines. The price of these devices is above average, and can vary a lot, so it’s important to know in advance how much money you’ll have to spend. Also, you often have to purchase a breathing mask and airflow humidifiers, which adds to the overall cost.