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Your Back Called Us – It’s Time for a New Mattress

Find your new best-bad-back-mattress with us!   At Restonic, we believe your back deserves some tender loving care this season. After all, there are presents for your fingers to open, sugary sweets for your tastebuds and don’t even get us started on all the sparkly treats for your eyes – but nothing for your sore […]



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10 Slow-Cooker Breakfasts You’ll Dream About All Night

Tis the season to let your slow cooker do the work while you sleep!    Got early morning crowds to feed during the holidays? We’ve found some delish slow cooker recipes you can throw together before bed so they can cook while you sleep. Sweet, right? All the recipes below require at least 6 hours […]



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6 TED Talks About Naps

Take a nap, change your life Doctors, researchers and scientists agree: quality sleep is crucial for good health.  Our bodies need sleep to recover from the wear and tear of daily life while our brains rely on sleep to sort and store memories and problem solve. Under the cover of sleep, our veins are flooded […]



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6 Scientific Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

And 6 weird ways to fall asleep that might be worth a try too! Some people claim they’re asleep before their head hits the pillow while others punch and shift their pillows for an hour before sleep claims them for the night. If falling asleep is a nightly struggle for you, there are dozens of […]



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Coffee, Sleep & YOU!

Is coffee healthy? Can a cuppa joe in the morning set you up for a healthy life or an addictive one? Time to learn about coffee and how it affects your health.



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9 Ways to Live Longer

When it comes to how long you’re going to live, there’s a lot of truth in the saying that genetics is a loaded gun. You may carry genes…



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Sleep-Friendly Dinner Recipes

A big, delicious dinner leaves you pushing back from the table, loosening your belt and dreaming about bedtime. Nice on Thanksgiving but deadly for every day…



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10 Best Muffin Recipes

Love muffins? Grab these delicious and low fat muffin recipes to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great taste without the extra calories!



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Best Mattress for Your Bad Back

If you and your mattress have lost that loving feeling, let’s talk about the ways a mattress can hurt your back – and the types of mattresses that can help back pain management and support.



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What’s a Latex Mattress?

A latex mattress might be the most comfortable mattress in the world. Learn how latex offers supportive, therapeutic pressure-point relief for a great night’s sleep.



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9 Back to School Sleep Hacks for the Entire Family

As a parent, you’re also affected by the routine change of waking up earlier to make sure everyone is ready for the day. Aside from the ridiculous laundry list of everything that needs to be done, it all starts with a good night’s sleep for YOU.



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What’s a Hybrid Mattress?

Hybrid mattresses are the hottest trend on the market. They offer a cutting edge approach to getting a better night’s sleep. But are they right for you? Learn more now!



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How to Play Pokémon GO & Still Catch Sleep

Don’t tell our boss, but we escaped the office, used our pokeballs and caught 3 Pokémon that relate to our sleep. Check out how these Pokémon can affect your sleep and what you can do to perfect your sleep routine.



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Sleeping With Anxiety

Is anxiety adding to your struggle to sleep at night? Don’t let the anxiety monster get the best of you, try our coping ideas to get a good night’s sleep.



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4 Weird Celebrity Sleep Secrets

From following the selfies of the Kardashian clan on Twitter to buying useless, overpriced products from Gwyneth Paltrow on Goop – America is obsessed with the lavish and chaotic lifestyles of the rich & famous.



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Sleep Habits Around the World

Ever wonder how other people around the world sleep? When some of us are just waking up in the morning, the other side of the world is getting ready for bed.



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Dads, Sleep & The #KingofRest

Who loves sleep more than dads? No one! For the past several weeks we’ve been talking all things sleep with dads from around the country and we love how much they love sleep.



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8 Steps to Help You Become Morning Person

We know this is going to sound shocking but mornings can be the best part of your day. Seriously. You crave coffee but your mornings can be a haven of productivity, solitude and enjoyment. How, you ask?



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How the Presidential Candidates Sleep

When choosing a candidate, you might consider policies such as the environment, the economy, healthcare and taxes – all very important. But do you think about which candidate gets best sleep?



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4 Things You Can Learn in Your Sleep

Try this: put a book under your pillow before falling asleep tonight. Tomorrow morning, you’ll have its entire contents memorized – kidding! But there are skills you can strengthen while snoozing.



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Lack of Sleep & Weight Gain

Could lack of sleep be the reason you’re packing on the extra pounds? Making a habit of pushing your drained body through your day is sure fire way to adding pounds to your fatigued frame.



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Best & Worst Cities for Sleep

Sleep. We need it, crave it and constantly change our routine to get enough of it. Across the country, 1 in 3 adults don’t get the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep per night.



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Sleep Your Way to the Top!

Staying late every night, working weekends and obsessively worrying about what others think are part of my DNA. Sleep? I can do that when I’m dead – right now there’s work to do!



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Time Change & Sleep Tips

We have officially accomplished the Sunday spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. Now what? You changed the clock on the microwave, but have you adjusted your sleep as well?



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Work Travel & Sleep

Business travel demands hectic schedules, superior work performances, heavy meals and often late nights, but what your body demands is sleep, and plenty of it.



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Clothing & Sleep

At end of the day, when you’re exhausted and just want to slip into something comfortable, how much thought do you put into your pajamas? 

 



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Light & Sleep

Regulating exposure to light can optimize sleep quality as well as energizing awake time. Sweet, right?

 



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New Year’s Hangover Cures

With New Year’s approaching, you know the hangovers are too. A new year is something to celebrate (and we love to celebrate!), but who wants to start the year struggling with the after-effect of the previous year?

 



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2015, A Year in Review

The past year is coming to an abrupt end and it’s time to look back at all the great things 2015 has brought in the world of sleep.



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Restonic The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the factory mattresses were being made, every stitch more than satisfactory. All the coils and foams were hand placed with care, in hopes that the sleep fairies would soon be there.

 



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Should You Drink Milk Before Bed?

Cereal, milkshakes and other calcium-enriched products contain milk and they do our bodies good in so many ways. But does milk really deliver better sleep (and sweeter dreams)?



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Sleep Your Holiday Stress Away

There are lists to finish, cookies to decorate, presents to wrap and parties to attend. Without a solid night’s sleep, you might be sabotaging your holiday cheer, not to mentioning heaping on holiday stress.

 



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Sleeping With TMJ

There’s nothing worse than waking up in pain. One of the best ways to begin tackling your TMJ issues is to evaluate how you sleep and how that may be affecting your condition.

 



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Weekday Sleep vs. Weekend Sleep

Project deadline at work, your best friends birthday dinner, all those dishes piling up. When life gets in the way of our preferred sleep schedule can we make up time on the weekends?

 



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Reduce Stress, Sleep Better

Got stress? Struggling to find a good night’s sleep? Before you a sleep specialist, learn how stress can come destroy your best night’s sleep – and how to fix it.



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Are You Sleeping Too Much?

You’ve heard it for years – get enough sleep! For the average Joe/Josie, getting the adequate amount of sleep is hard enough – but what about sleeping too much?



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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Struggling to breathe during sleep is not the sweet dreams we strive for. Find out how sleep apnea can seriously affect your sleep and your everyday life.



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Mason Jar Breakfast

Hungry for breakfast? To help you get as much sleep as possible, try these easy mason jar breakfast recipes to help get your day started.



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Feng Shui to Help You Sleep

We indulge in fresh sheets, room-darkening curtains and even a new mattress to help get better shut-eye, but what about the arrangement of furniture?



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Wake Up Beautifully Rested

Are you tired of waking up looking drained? One of my biggest pet peeves is being told I look tired, especially when I know I got a good night’s sleep – so I came up with a few beauty rest tips.



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Should You Take Sleeping Pills?

It’s no wonder then that an estimated 9 million Americans use sleeping pills as a quick way to get a better night’s rest. But is the easier solution the better one?



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Sleep News — August 21, 2015

According to an education report, 5 out of 6 high and middle schools begin the school day  before 8:30 am, which is too early for students to get enough sleep.



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Lucid Dreaming

Ever wonder why we dream? What do our dreams mean? What if we could control our dreams with lucid dream techniques, or guide them to do what we want?



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Survive Dorm Room Sleeping!

The next four years will be spent making new friends, learning new things, enjoying more freedom and getting plenty of sleep – can always set high goals, right?



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Low Calorie Bedtime Snack Recipes

Ever heard the theory that anything you eat before bed gets jettisoned directly to fat? The reality is that in a 24 hour period, calories in must equal calories out to maintain a healthy weight.



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Time to Trade Up to a Smart(er) Bed?

If you could design the perfect mattress, what would it look like? Would it incorporate cutting edge technology or materials that have stood the test of time – or a blending of the best of both?



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Pets in the Bed

According to a 2012 Harris poll, about 70% of Americans, at least occasionally, let their pets sleep in their beds.



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Happy 4th of July!

School’s out. Temps are high. And it’s time to celebrate America’s birthday! If you’re like most Americans, a good old fashion barbecue is in your future…



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Exercise, Sleep & You!

Are you a card-carrying member of the 4 am club? Unlike your local gym, it’s the club no one wants to join but often do anyway…



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The Art of Napping

A good night’s sleep is essential to our health, but a short nap during the day can improve our health and give us more energy than an energy drink…



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8 TED Talks About Sleep

We’ve gathered the best TED talks that focus on sleep – why we do it, why we need it and what happens when we don’t get enough of it.



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Fast Food & Sleep

Do you ever find yourself having trouble falling asleep at night and wondering why? Have you ever stopped to consider what food you’ve eaten that day?



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Sleep Scents: Rose

Bright eyes, glowing skin and a healthy heart are just a few rewards of a healthy lifestyle. But what if you could boost your health – and get better night’s sleep…



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Mother’s Day

This is a friendly reminder that Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday. If you’ve forgotten, have no fear – you still have time figure out something for mom.



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Sleep Scents: Lavender

Imagine ending your day in a soothing, lavender-scented bath. Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? Lavender is best known for its calming floral scent…



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Sleep Scents: Lemon

What if a simple sniff could wake you up and energize you for hours? Ditch the coffee because we’re talking about lemon…



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Office Lighting & Sleep

Got your sights set on snagging the corner office, the one with the big picture windows? Step into this office and you can almost hear the angels signing…



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Drinking, Driving & Sleep

Have you ever driven while tired? Thought a cup of coffee would perk you up? Did you know that 90% of police officers have (at least once) pulled over…



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Sleep Your Way to the Top

People say you shouldn’t sleep your way to the top. We say you should definitely sleep your way up the corporate ladder. We’re big believers in the work hard, rest harder mindset…



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Electronics in the Bedroom

In this day and age, it can be hard to unplug at the end of the day. Between smartphones and tablets, email, Facebook and texting, our digital chores never seem to end…



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Sleep Scents: Bergamot

The science of aromatherapy helps us enhance relaxation, boost mental acuity, prevent illness and recover from it. The citrusy scent of bergamot is refreshing…



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Mattress Protector Buying Guide

 

Do you use a mattress protector? If not, do you know why your mattress needs protection? If you’re shopping for a mattress protector, pad or topper, this buying guide can help.



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Happy St. Paddy’s Day

Got your Irish on? Today is St. Patrick’s Day and people all around the world are donning green and celebrating, showing off their Irish pride.



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Sleep News – March 13, 2015

Ryan Reynolds tells the world his daughter is allergic to sleep and there’s a new sleep spray on the market. Just a few tidbits in sleep news this week….



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Sleep Scents: Chamomile

Herbal remedies and aromatherapy have been used for centuries to help people feel and sleep better. Chamomile, a white, daisy-like flower, is one of the most popular herbs…



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Coping with Daylight Saving Time

There’s no more denying it: spring is on its way. And while most of us are psyched about kicking winter to the curb, there’s that hour of lost sleep last night that we still need to survive.



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Sleep News – March 6, 2015

Got Sleep? Richard Branson and Gallop Polls think you need to pay more attention to how much sleep you’re getting. And K-Cups deliver coffee but kill the environment.



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Sleep Scents: Jasmine

Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to help boost energy and to calm and relax the mind – scent has the power to heal in amazing ways.



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How Scent Affects Sleep

How does scent affect sleep? Our sense of smell is 1,000 times more accurate than our sense of taste and may have the power to heal our sleep challenges.



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The Great American Sleep Recession

Shortchanging sleep to care for a sick child or finish a report can leave us feeling like a wet dishrag, but long-term deprivation can lead to serious health issues – and in some cases, early death.



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Breakfast in Bed Recipes

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, many of you may be scrabbling for a last minute idea for what to do for your significant other. We’ve got you covered …



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Your Heart & Sleep

February is American Heart month. In honor of keeping our hearts happy and healthy, let’s take a closer look at how sleep and cardiac health affect one another.



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Natural Sleep Remedies

Sometimes falling asleep proves to be a little challenging. We’ve all been there, tossing and turning while we watch the minutes tick slowly as morning approaches…



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New Year’s Resolutions

2014 is about to be history. You know what that means – it’s time for New Year’s resolutions! If you’re like me, you begin the new year with the best intentions…



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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ever find yourself feeling kind of sluggish and more irritable once the cooler weather and shorter, darker days of winter set in? Perhaps you suffer from seasonal affective disorder…



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Online Mattress Reviews

Buying a new mattress today is a much different experience than it was 10 short years ago. The Internet, social media and online reviews have jettisoned word of mouth.



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The Mystery of Yawning

We all yawn multiple times a day. Yawns appear to be contagious and seem to travel through a room seems at the speed of light. But why do we yawn?



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Why Alcohol & Sleep Don’t Mix

A glass of wine at the end of a long day is a common way to unwind. It’s relaxing, settling and prepares us for slipping into a long and peaceful slumber. Well, not exactly. 



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How Do You Sleep?

How you sleep says a lot about you, your health and the way you live your life. Some habits are simply quirky – but some can be life threatening if left untreated.



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A Well Organized Nightstand

Your home is a reflection of your personal style. Of all the rooms, your bedroom tells the most about you – particularly what you keep on and in your nightstand.



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Sleep Pandemic?

Earlier this week the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released a statement urging Americans to prioritize sleep.



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Sleep Procrastinator?

Thanks to portable technology and a 24/7 tether to the internet, social media and work emails, it’s a challenge for us to get our pillow-time.



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Happy Father’s Day!

What do men really want? More ties? More time? More sleep? Do men care about how much or how little sleep they get or need?



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The Battle of the Bed

Sharing a bed with a partner can be challenging. Do men sleep differently than women? And if they do, is it possible to find peace?



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Writing Mattress Reviews

Most people don’t know how to write a mattress review – because they’ve never done it before. Our mattress review expert can help.



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Better Sleep Month

At Restonic, the supporting dreams company, we believe that better days start with better mornings – and you need a good night’s sleep to get both.



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Sleep Aids for Better Sleep

If you want to stay on the drug-free side of healthy sleep, it’s time to learn how to sleep better with the help of sleep experts but no prescription.



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#SleepHack Twitter Chat

Our first Twitter chat happened on April 29th at noon (EST) and we had some heavy hitters lined up to help you improve your chances of getting a GREAT night’s sleep.



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What Size Bed Do I Need?

Being disturbed by a partner is a BIG sleep complaint from people who share a bed. Thankfully mattresses come in smorgasbord of shapes and sizes.



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Lighting and Better Sleep

The light we live with shapes our experience of the world – even how well we sleep. Thanks to NASA and LED technology, light can now help us sleep better.



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Sleepy Bloggers Wanted

Love to sleep? Got an opinion to share about sleep? Scratch that, do you live for finding better ways to get your sleep hack on?



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What is insomnia?

Doctors describe insomnia as the inability to sleep without interruption. Trouble falling asleep or waking up may be a sign it’s time to see a doctor.



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Sleep Facts

Why do we sleep? Enjoy these quirky and weird facts about sleep that will entertain you – even if they don’t help you sleep better…



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Why Can’t I Sleep?

If you suffer from insomnia, getting a good night’s sleep can be make for a stressful night. Try these tips to sleep better!



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Buy a Mattress Online?

We believe buying a mattress should take longer than it takes to order a pizza. You might suffer indigestion one night if you order …



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Better ZZZ’s & Memory Foam

Buying a new mattress is about as simple as choosing a new cellphone service provider. And if you’re interested specialty sleep products like memory foam, the learning…



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How Much Do You Sleep?

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. Many sleep experts feel that sleep deprivation may be the next public health epidemic. Sadly, unlike a flu virus …



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Coffee, Sleep & Health

Can’t decide whether to fill your favorite mug with coffee or tea this morning? Ask a health-conscious friend about coffee and sleep…



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Your Bed & Your Family

Does your bed support what you do in it? Do you love your bed or hate your bed? Check out what our Facebook friends had to say about their beds.



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Our 2nd Best Friend

In January, we launched three contests and all carried a twist on the diamond theme with prizes that ranged from free mattresses to a week in Diamond Head, Hawaii..



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All I Want for Christmas

The holidays make getting a good night’s sleep challenging. With shopping, baking, decorating (not mention our regular duties) it’s no wonder we’re sacrificing sleep to get it all done.



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3 Tips to Buy a New Mattress

Sleep deprived? Wake up because your sleep thief may be lurking under your covers – your mattress. Finding the right mattress isn’t about searching…



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Partner with Restonic

  Get in bed with Restonic! Since 1938, we’ve contributed to a whole lot of good nights, supporting the dreams of our customers and retail partners alike. Three quarters of a century later, all of our mattresses are still made by hand with the finest quality materials available. We’re inspired by a passion for unmatched […]