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  • For More Productive Workers, Concentrate on Their Bedtime, Not Their Booze

    Employers often look to a potential employee’s social habits as an indication of how productive they are likely to be and how much they can rely upon them. But a recent study done in the United Kingdom has shown that employees who drink, smoke and overeat are not likely to be unproductive as long as they’re had the time to sleep it off. On the other hand, those who have gotten less than seven hours of sleep regardless of whether they’ve indulged or not are much more apt to fall short of expectations. Interestingly, the quantity of alcohol, cigarettes and food consumed had absolutely no impact on work rate. Continue reading

  • Traditional Medicine Not Addressing Your Sleep Issue? Try Alternative Medicine

    There are plenty of solutions available for those who are having trouble getting to sleep. Addressing issues of sleep hygiene and taking over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids seem to be the most popular and readily available, but unfortunately, they just don’t work for everybody. Insomnia has become a global issue and is increasingly recognized as having a significant impact on public health and safety, so as a result the medical community is recognizing that it needs to make a wider range of treatment approaches available. Sleep researchers continue to look for effective cures for the numerous sleep disorders that have been identified, and interestingly, a great deal of success has been found through the use of holistic and alternative treatment approaches. If you are a person who has already tried turning off the electronics an hour before bed and taking melatonin but you’re still struggling, then you might want to look into one of the approaches detailed below. Continue reading

  • Finding The Why Behind Sleeplessness

    Sleep is a hot topic these days. Everywhere you look it seems as if people are talking about it, and how important it is to get plenty of it – and good quality too. There are sleep clinics popping up all over the country, and apps and sleep monitoring devices too, all promising to analyze the way you sleep and tell you what you need to know about why you’re so darn tired.

    And that is really the most important question, because it’s only once you know why you’re not sleeping that you can address and solve the problem. So what are the reasons for sleeplessness?

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  • The Many Negative Impacts of Sleep Deprivation

    Whether you’re a student, a parent, an employee, a professional athlete, any combination of all-of-the-above or fall into a category that we haven’t included on this list, getting enough sleep is absolutely essential to your ability to survive, let alone thrive. People who get the recommended amount of sleep feel alert in the morning when they wake up, and have no problem falling asleep at night when it’s time to turn in. Their energy levels remain (for the most part) consistent throughout the day, they are able to attack their goals with clear minds and focus, and they have a much lower risk of the many serious health conditions that often go hand-in-hand with chronic sleep deprivation. Continue reading

  • The Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia

    Of all of the treatments that are currently available for the treatment of insomnia, it has been widely accepted that Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia – CBT-I – is not only the most effective, but also has the longest staying power. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia is a form of therapy that was developed at Stanford University for the specific purpose of improving the sleep of people whose insomnia is not based on a medical or physical disorder, but instead on habits and attitudes that they have developed and that need adjustment. By first defining the patient’s existing sleep patterns and habits and then identifying the ones that are working against them, the therapist is able to help the patient to make small steps to improve their sleep — not just for the short-term, but for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

  • Waterbeds and Back Support

    There is an old misconception that hovers around the use of waterbeds that are surrounded around the myth that waterbeds fail to provide adequate back support. While the source of the information is fleeting, many believe that that is rooted from the pioneer days of the industry.  In truth, most modern waterbeds provide as much­­­—if not more—support than traditional bedding choices.

    When looked upon and compared to traditional mattresses with coil springs, it’s easy to see how one could accept such myths.  The free-flow version of waterbeds that were popular in the days of yore do allow the lower back to sink to levels beyond those recommended by some medical professionals. However, today’s most popular models provide varying degrees of support that can be honed to the individual’s own comfort and support needs. This is done by layering in material that cuts down on the wave action.

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  • BoydWaterbeds.com Announces Finance Options

    BoydWaterbeds.com is now pleased to offer consumer financing solutions for their e-commerce platform. The decision to offer financing came from continued inquiries from visitors to the company’s website. As consumers continue to migrate towards more online purchasing, they are demanding the same options that they have available in traditional retail environments.

    Boyd Flotation has offered Waterbed products for over 30 years. Their most popular products are their softside waterbed solutions, and the more traditional hardside waterbeds. The company also offers a full line of waterbed accessories for consumer convenience.

    Boyd Flotation is prepared to continue meeting consumer demands as technology and shopping habits shift purchasing decisions.

  • Boyd Flotation Flowing Back into the Main Stream

    Back in the day, waterbeds were nothing more than big bags of water enclosed by a wooden box. The technology behind these truculent monsters was limited, but yet they enjoyed a fairly wide appeal. Intuitively customers realized the virtues of sleeping on water. Unfortunately, the early waterbed was hard to move, hard to make, and impossible to camouflage. Many of these early models were eventually abandoned for more mobile and traditional bedding options that could be made up to match variations in interior design.

    Boyd Flotation’s online presence has benefited from a mass decline in retail waterbed availability. The online medium has helped the manufacturer to maintain its lead in the segment, and they are poised to benefit moving forward from the declining brick and mortar presence decline. The declining retail base has made the Internet medium crucial for growth opportunities in the segment.

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  • Boyd Stresses Energy Independence

    ST. LOUIS - Boyd Specialty Sleep is specializing in something new: Energy autonomy.
    The specialty sleep producer, based here, said that it will reach complete energy autonomy this summer with solar panel systems on its 70,000- square-foot facility in St. Louis and its 320,000-square-foot factory in Fontana, Calif.
    Boyd's $2.75 million investment in solar paneled roof systems for those facilities will save the company more than $100,000 in its own power usage in the first year and will enable Boyd to sell back excess electrical power to major energy providers. The savings to Boyd are expected to increase annually as energy costs increase.
    Denny Boyd, president of Boyd Specialty Sleep, said the move to energy autonomy has been two years in planning and is part of the company's strategic environmental emphasis.
    "For years our mission as a business has been to focus on the health and safety of consumers and on the environmental impact of our products and processes," he said. "We see ourselves as an integral part of the communities in which we operate. As such, it's our responsibility to be energy-conscious and to give back to those communities, while at the same time doing what makes sense for our business."

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  • Free Water Massages for Tax Week

    If sleeping on a waterbed is not enough for you, HydroMassage will be offering relaxing hydro massages for tax week. While Boyd Waterbeds cannot provide you with a spray jet massage, we can provide you all of the other health benefits of sleeping on a relaxing waterbed.


    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 8, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Need a little stress relief this tax season? Hundreds of fitness centers, chiropractors, spas, and tanning salons nationwide are teaming up to provide free HydroMassage® sessions during tax week.

    This marks the 5th year HydroMassage® owners have opened their doors to provide free massages during tax season.

    "We never predicted this to take off like it did over the past several years; the response has really been overwhelming," commented Paul Lunter, HydroMassage President. "We're glad to do it because we know how grateful people are for a little stress relief during this time of year."

    HydroMassage® beds provide a solution for those who want the benefits of massage on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis, without having to dedicate the time and money required for traditional hands-on massage therapy.

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