How to save money on a new mattress

It’s just a huge cushion. Why would a mattress cost so much? Never fear, here are some tips to reduce that price.

Having a good bed with a good mattress is one of the most important keys to getting a good night’s sleep. Sure, you can find ways to overcome a cheap mattress’s problems, but why not just buy the best mattress to begin with?

Over time, buying a high quality mattress will more than pay for itself. It will also be cheaper than having to constantly replace whatever rig you’ve currently got set up to make your cheapo mattress comfortable enough to sleep on. [Read more…]

Take a break!

We work long hours and rarely take enough breaks for our own well-being or for our productivity. Let’s explore the types of breaks we should be taking.

For a “leisure society” who has it all (let’s face it, we are spoiled in so many ways), we sure seem to be a bunch of workaholics.

I won’t delve into the psychology of this contradiction. But I will make a plea for taking breaks. [Read more…]

Nap Power

A power nap a couple times a day works wonders for the body and the mind.

Naps give you a break.  While napping, your mind can go blank.  Take a break.  Have a rest.

When you nap, your brain can regenerate, file away information, built links between the thoughts you’ve had.  Make some sort of order and sense of it all.

A nap allows your body also to rest.  If you work a highly physical job, the muscles will love you for it.  If you work a stressful job, a nap is the ideal way to relieve the stress.  Yes, mental stress leads to physical stress, and a nap releases that stress.

When you return to the land of the living, you will be more productive.  Power naps are a productivity tool!  Just be careful not to fall asleep for too long – then you might be sluggish for the rest of the day – hardly productive at all.

Extreme fatigue

When a twelve-year-old wakes up at 5:22 a.m., she sneaks downstairs and, with well-honed stealth shared only by jungle-cat predators, she quietly proceeds to adorn the kitchen with dirty dishes and spilled pancake batter.

However, Little Lady is just two years old. She does not do anything quietly – especially not waking up at 5:22 a.m. Which she did this morning … again.

Right now, spilled pancake batter would almost be a welcome surprise.