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New infant sleep guidelines: No co-sleeping, cot décor, blankets

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has released an updated list of infant sleep guidelines. In its first update since 2016, the AAP strongly advises against co-sleeping with babies, using weighted blankets and swaddles, cot décor, inclined sleeping products and babies sleeping in hats. The updated guidelines are based on the study of nearly 160…

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Natural ways to manage anxiety

Anxiety is sometimes caused by either dwelling too much in the future or in the past – worrying about things that might or might not happen and letting our mind rest on painful experiences of the past. One of the key natural ways to manage anxiety is to be fully present in the current moment.…

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Tips for using an electric blanket

With the cost of electricity soaring, using an electric blanket might be a cost-effective way to keep warm. However, use your electric blanket with caution and remember that high temperatures from the blanket could damage your Sealy mattress. Is it cost-effective to use an electric blanket? Dealing with load shedding and facing high electricity rates…

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Discover Sealy’s adjustable beds

Considering an adjustable bed? The Sealy Posturepedic Posturematic Adjustable Power Base range takes into account that every body is unique and different people favour different sleeping positions. With the Posturematic Accord and Odessa Adjustable Power Bases users can adjust the position and angle of the mattress at the press of a button. The Sealy Posturematic…

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Sleep tips for seniors

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about two-thirds of elderly adults experience one or more symptoms of sleep disturbance at least a few nights a week. In this blog post we highlight some sleep tips for seniors. Lifestyle changes impact sleep Retirement usually means less time outside of the home, and more time napping during…

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New Year’s resolutions: Books to improve well-being

Well-being is the feeling of health and happiness, balance and purpose. Achieving mental well-being requires personal research and constant practice. If it’s at the top of your New Year’s resolutions, read on to find  some books that might help along your journey. Mindfulness, nutrition, and sleep are all very important pillars of holistic health. Many…

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The benefits of sleeping naked

If you struggle to sleep in hot weather, you might be tempted to strip down to your birthday suit. The good news is research has shown repeatedly that sleeping naked has a positive impact on everything from your reproductive health to your self-esteem. We’ve done the research, and these are the reported benefits of sleeping…

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Is it time to get a new bed?

There are many factors that impact a good night’s sleep, but a good mattress makes a big difference in a restorative night’s sleep or a poor night’s sleep that leaves you grumpy and fatigued. If you’re not sure if it’s time to get a new bed, keep reading for our top seven signs. The top…

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Healthy sleep, healthy growth with the new Sealy Singles range

Sleep is fundamental to everyone’s health and happiness. And none more so than children. It has a huge impact on health, behaviour, happiness and mental development. The new Sealy Singles range enables children to get the quality sleep they need for healthy physical and mental development. A good quality mattress can help prevent the development…

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Best sleep tips for shift workers

Adapting to shift work and getting the right amount of sleep as a shift worker is often extremely difficult, particularly when you’re just starting in your role. Your ability to become accustomed to new lifestyle and sleeping patterns can depend on a number of things, from your age and health status, to your home environment…

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How to wash pillows

If you knew what was hanging out inside of your pillows, you’d be washing your pillows more regularly! Up to 10 percent of your pillow’s weight could be made up of a bunch of delightful things like dead skin cells, bed bugs, dust mites and all the unthinkable things they leave behind. In this blog post we…

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DIY: Small bedroom ideas

If you’re spending more time at home, and in fact more time in your bedroom, you might lament at the lack of the space if you have a small bedroom. Thankfully, with a few interior-decorator inspired DIY tricks, you can make your space feel bigger with these small bedroom ideas: Choose your bed wisely Choose…

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Back to School sleep tips

The transition from the holidays to the new school year can be tough on the whole family. Children are likely to have fallen out of their usual routine. In this blog post, we highlight our best Back to School sleep tips to ensure that your children are ready and raring to go on the first…

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5 tips for managing exam stress

2020 has been a strange year, and for matrics getting ready to write final exams soon, it must feel like the twilight zone. After a year of some combination of hybrid learning, home schooling, attending regular classes and sometimes not having class, South Africa’s grade 12s are buckling down to face exam stress and hopefully…

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Are you tired but can’t sleep because of partner disturbance?

Is your partner’s night-time behaviour keeping you up at night? Tossing and turning, snoring, frequently waking up and even mismatched bedtimes could result in you waking up several times a night. If you feel tired but can’t sleep because of these night-time disturbance’s, continue reading because we have some tips that might help. Recurring sleep…

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Seven tips for a great night’s sleep during menopause

As women approach their 50s, their hormones began to change, causing perimenopause, menopause, and finally, postmenopause. Each woman experiences these stages differently, but many women report having hot flashes, mood swings and poor sleep during menopause. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 61% of women in perimenopause or menopause experience poor sleep during menopause. (1)…

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Pregnancy sleep position: SOS

Many women experience difficulty sleeping during their pregnancy, especially during the last few months. South African lifestyle blogger, Chantal Philander, quickly discovered the best way around this: The “SOS” (Sleep on Side) pregnancy sleep position. In her latest blog post, Sleeping while Pregnant, Chantel explains that sleep became more challenging for her during the second…

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How to clean a mattress

Most of us spend a third of our lives sleeping, which means we spend about that much time on our mattresses. Next time you give your room a deep clean, spend some time cleaning your mattress too. In this blog post we break down the steps, explaining how to clean a mattress. Step 1: Vacuum…

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Sealy: Dedicated to local upliftment

Did you know Sealy is a proudly South African company? When you support local, the money you spend remains within the community, and by extension, local jobs are created, and the community benefits overall. Officially entering the South African Market in 1967, Sealy is a firm believer in local manufacturing and market sustainability. Manufactured under…

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Home workout plan: Two to try

With the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, gyms are closed and it means more people are working out at home. If you’re already in the habit of working out and you have your own equipment, then this will be a relatively smooth transition.  However, if you haven’t done much training in the past…

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Sleep and the immune system

Sleep and the immune system are deeply connected, and the quality and quantity of sleep has a direct effect on your immune system. Your immune system works at its best when you receive the necessary quantity and quality of sleep, which is usually around 7 to 8 hours per day. T-cells, sleep and the immune…

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Why deep sleep is important

You may have heard that you need to get eight hours of sleep, but when you’re talking about sleep, the quality matters as much as how long you sleep.  Throughout the night you go through different stages of sleep.  Deep sleep is what allows you to wake up refreshed. Cycles of sleep Stage 1- During…

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How alcohol can impact sleep

‘Tis the season, right? For many people that means an office Christmas party, family gatherings and big celebrations… a few cocktails here, a couple of beers there, a shooter or five… it all adds up and will eventually impact your sleep. In this blog post, we explore how alcohol can impact sleep and overall health.…

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