Source: ABC Science Stephen Pincock : ABC The experimental conditions mimic what many people experience on a regular basis (Source: BrianAJackson/iStockphoto) Related Stories Sleep yourself thin. Really?, Science Online, 22 Feb 2012 Study finds sleep standards are slipping, Science Online, 14 Feb 2012 Seven hours the magic number for sleep, Science Online, 02 Aug 2010 Sleep deprivation affects hundreds of genes involved with inflammation, immunity …

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Source: f.lux Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun. f.lux F.lux fixes this: it makes …

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Sources: Marks Daily Apple : F.Lux Most people are at least cursorily familiar with the concept of the circadian rhythm. For those who aren’t, the circadian rhythm refers to our internal, approximately 24-hour cycle of biochemical, physiological, and behavioral processes. Every living thing, from fungus to bacteria to plant to animal, has a circadian rhythm. External cues called zeitgebers (what a great word, huh?) help …

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Source: Australian Geographic These microscopic arachnids are ubiquitous and so numerous that, try as you might, they’re impossible to avoid. House dust mites (Dermatophagoide) are everywhere, feeding off our skin TONIGHT, AS YOU SINK wearily into bed, you won’t be alone – even if you’re the only person in the room. Under your slumbering head, the pillow will teem with potentially thousands of unseen bedmates, …

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Bed Bugs Most organisations can’t take old and used mattresses due to health reasons which is completely understandable given the amount of dust, bedbugs and bacteria an old mattress can harbor. Flame Retardants One issue with mattresses is the use of chemical flame retardants, these can prove to be toxic not only to humans but when dumped in landfill. The chemicals can leach from the …

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CBS Atlanta Undercover Investigation Reveals No Oversight of Used Mattress Industry By Jeff Chirico, CBS Atlanta Investigative Reporter POSTED: 10:36 pm EDT May 16, 2011 UPDATED: 10:33 am EDT May 17, 2011 Source:  CBSatlanta.com ATLANTA — Watch Video Part 1 :  Watch Video Part 2 — An exclusive CBS Atlanta undercover investigation found mattresses sold as new were filled with stained, moldy and smelly mattress …

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Source: Today Show (Australia) Watch Video on NineMSN Many of us avoid sleeping during the day because we feel worse when we wake up, but new research shows a cat nap is actually good for you. Sleep expert Michael Wernicke (from Wenatex) told TODAY many of us do not sleep enough overnight so napping enables us to catch up. “Sleep is accumulative. We are suppose …

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The most restful and regenerative sleep you will EVER get As of 7 Feb 2011 Glenn Bolton secured an exclusive position with Wenatex Australia to run Healthy Sleep Seminars on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia (Forster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey etc) Wenatex Sleep Systems are the very best in the world They were rated 98 out of a possible 100 by the European …

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