The Reason Why You Sometimes Feel Giddy and Energetic When Sleep Deprived

Have you ever experienced feeling so hyper after a few sleepless nights? It’s quite surprising and mildly encouraging, right? Because you totally expect to look and feel like a zombie, the burst of energy on what could be some of your busiest days ever is a great gift. But what does it mean and is it bad for you? Should you be worried?

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The thing with the sleep deprived brain is that it can get extreme. You don’t need to read a study to know that lots of people who aren’t getting a lot of zzz’s are irritable and pessimistic at best. However, one study discovered that the brain’s reward networks also go into hyperdrive when deprived of sleep. This means that you can end up taking neutral cues as positive ones when you haven’t gotten some shuteye in a while.

While this sounds great, it can also be burdensome in many occasions. Not because lack of zzz’s makes you hyper and giddy does it mean that you’re doing alright. You should actually look at it as you not communicating properly, which can lead to interpersonal complications later on.

What we’re getting at here is, not because you’re feeling up and happy despite not getting enough sleep does it mean that you’re fine not getting quality shuteye. You might feel great, but, really, sleep is important, so you should work on improving your sleep hygiene.

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DIY Bedroom for Studio Units: Shelves, Consoles, & Dressers

Furnishing a studio unit? Make it look more like a fully-furnished home rather than a bedroom with a kitchen by getting inspiration from these interior shots.

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Small spaces can get really cozy, but it also wouldn’t hurt to take it up a notch by outfitting your tiny home with a Salem Bed. Check out our selection today and you might just find the perfect pick for your studio unit.

Major Considerations when Mattress Shopping

There are tons of guides on mattress shopping that you’ll find online but most of them will just tell you what to look for. However, it’s very important to take into consideration a series of factors that are unique to your situation and circumstance.

So, to help you be more thorough in your search, we’ve rounded up a few of the most important considerations that you should remember when mattress shopping.

Your Idea of Comfort

The most important thing that a lot of people might not know is that everyone can have different ideas of what feels comfortable. Some people prefer a firm mattress while others love sinking into their beds. This is why it’s very important to test out a mattress that you’re interested in, as it’s the only way you can determine whether a mattress is comfortable enough for you or not.

Your Weight

If you’re on the heavier side, it’s very important to consider your weight when shopping for a mattress. Soft mattresses, especially the ones made purely of foam have low density so they might not work out for you well.

Having low density means it doesn’t have a lot of resistance so your weight will most likely push the mattress downwards and have your back meet your bed base. In such cases, opting for high-density mattresses would be your best bet.

Your Budget

This one’s a no-brainer. If you’re going to buy a mattress, you should always consider your budget.

Your Bed Base

If the new mattress you’re eyeing will only replace an old one, it’s best to also take into consideration the bed base you already have. Not every bed base will work on foam mattresses, especially the thin and low-density ones. So if your base has slats, you might want to consider a thicker mattress or one with spring. A mismatched mattress and base can lead to accidents and uncomfortable sleep, so make sure to know which pairings work best.

We hope this quick list helps you out in your search for the right mattress for you. For more mattress options, you can also visit and shop at our website.

How to Get Some Sleep When You’re too Spooked to Close Your Eyes

With Halloween here, it’s basically the scariest time of the year. Whether you love or hate this season, there’s a good chance that you’re a part of #TeamNoSleep. With so many ways to spook yourself silly, it’s easy to find yourself losing sleep because you can’t keep your eyes shut in fear of something lurking in the dark.

Whether you believe in the supernatural or just have a wild imagination, you shouldn’t sacrifice your good night’s sleep over the thoughts of having psycho killers, monsters, and vindictive ghosts nearby. You need your sleep, especially if you’re going to spend the whole day with family for Undas.

But how do you sleep if you can’t kep your eyes shut for longer than two seconds without freaking out? Our solution: distract yourself.

The most important thing that you have to remember when you scared yourself with all of the horror shows, movies, and stories you’ve read is the fact that all of them are just in your head. So, you need to shove the thoughts away and replace them with something else, even for just the time being.

The best distractions would be anything that can engross you and uplift your mood. For some people, cute animal or baby videos can do the trick. For some reason, watching some ball of fluff do something silly can help you relax and take your mind off things. Other funny videos can also work as those won’t just take your mind off things but can also change your mood. Watching some kilig scenes of your favorite movie or TV show can also help.

Doing breathing techniques is another highly-recommended way to calm yourself if you’ve just spooked yourself. Doing this can trick your body to relax, thus helping you settle down as you try to catch some zzz’s. However, you still have to keep your mind off the scary thoughts, so this might need a bit more willpower to work.

Lastly, cuddling in bed with a loved one is another great way that can help you forget the thing that has been scaring you. You won’t have a hard time achieving some sense of security while snuggled in and cozy under a soft blanket.

If you get scared easily but still love getting spooked from time to time, it’s very important to learn a few tricks to help you snap out of it. These three techniques are just some of the most recommended tricks by users online, so they also tend to guarantee the best results. Try some out tonight and welcome the holidays with some great zzz’s.

5 Reasons Why Reading is the Best Thing to Do Before Bed

Nope, bedtime stories are not just for kids. Experts are actually recommending people to read before dozing off as a part of a solid bedtime routine as it has proven to be quite beneficial for your sleep.

This shouldn’t be surprising, really, as  there are tons of reasons why reading is good for you. And if it is good for you in general, it shouldn’t be bad for your zzz’s right?

But what exactly makes it an excellent addition to a foolproof bedtime routine? Here are the top five reasons.

Reading is (Largely) Relaxing

Reading can be very relaxing. For one, it lets you sit or lie down quietly without requiring you to do anything than absorb what’s written on the page. You don’t have to bother thinking about what to do or how to do whatever’s asked of you, so you can just chill with a book.

Then, there’s also the fact that it can effectively take your mind off things. If you’re worried about something, being immersed in a completely different world inside a book will help your mind calm down and unwind.

And because sleep doesn’t come easy to those who are stressed, being able to unwind easily is something you should aim to achieve. According to some studies, reading can help you calm down within six minutes. So if that doesn’t promise you a nice way to help you doze off, you’ll be hardpressed to find anything else that can do better.

Reading can be a Calming Part of Your Bedtime Routine

We know that we’ve said it about a million times before, but it really bears repeating that a bed time routine can really help you sleep easier and even better. As the brain works by associating things to one another, anything that you keep doing before hitting the hay can clue in your brain that it’s about time for bed.

The best bedtime routine should have a series of relaxing tasks to help you better ready yourself for sleep. Reading is certainly a perfect addition to this list, as the first point would tell you.

Reading can Keep You Away from Screens

The blue light in your smartphone, tablet, TV, and computer screens tell your brain that it’s daytime, so if you’re glued into them before bed, you might have a hard time falling asleep. Reading, on the other hand, can keep you away from these screens before you catch some shuteye. This is particularly true if you read a print copy or if your e-reader is not backlit with some blue light.

Books can Give You Something to Dream About

Want something nice to dream about? Read an equally nice book. The story you get to enjoy before dozing off can be your brain’s resource for your dreams. So if you want to dream about a fantastic adventure, grab an equally fantastic paperback before you go to bed.

The Right Books can be Better than a Lullaby

It wouldn’t be hard to find someone who’ll say reading makes them sleepy. And even if you’re an avid reader, there will always be some books that will bore you. So if you’re still highly energetic and very riled up by bed time, grab a dull book and go at it until you start feeling drowsy with sleep.

If you’ve been having a hard time falling asleep because of stress and worries, reading a book before bed might be the perfect solution for you. Combine it with a cozy Salem Bed  and you might be surprised just how effective reading before bedtime can be.

A Quick Guide to Salem Bed Sizing

One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a new mattress is the size. Pick one that’s too small and you might not just fit. Going for something too big, on the other hand, might not fit your bedroom.

Unfortunately, mattress sizing can differ from one brand to another. If you’re interested in a Salem Bed mattress which is probably the reason why you’re here and reading this, you might want to get to know how we size our beds. For that, here’s a quick guide:

Standard Widths

Generally speaking, the width measurements are pretty much standardized in mattress sizing. For our mattresses, here are our standard widths:

Single 36″

Semi-Twin 42″

Twin 48″

Double 54″

Queen 60″

King 72″

Regular and Irregular Sizes

In our website‘s product pages you’ll see our sizes listed as Regular and Irregular Sizes. These refer to the length of the mattresses. Our Regular or standard length measures 75″, while Irregular mattresses measure 78″.

California King Size

Those who want to go all out on their beds can also opt for our California King Size which measures 78″x80″.

Custom Sizes

Aside from the listed sizes, we also offer custom sizes. We can easily go in between all of the regular sizes with great ease.

We hope this guide gave you a solid idea how we size our items. If you have further questions regarding sizing, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. You can also learn more about our sizing recos here.

Make the Bed Your Happy Place and Sleep Better

For most of us who needs to power through their days, the promise of a cozy bed can really make things better. There are those people who can be so stressed out the whole day but then instantly have a light and jolly mood the moment their backs hit the bed. Not everyone can transition this fast so you might be wondering, how do they do it?

The explanation is simple, albeit the execution may not exactly be: they made their beds their happy place.

Lots of us have happy places. Some find it in the great outdoors, other by the beach. There are also those who can instantly relax the moment they get together with a special someone or their family. It doesn’t even have to be a place at all in some cases. As long as you get to instantly relax the moment you’re there, then that’s it.

For some people, it just happened to be their beds. After a long day, your bed can be one of the most comforting places since it is, ideally, comfortable. The physical comfort, familiar smells, privacy, and the sense of security can do a number on your mood when you’re in bed. If you also have a cuddle buddy, it can up the comfort levels and even the sense of euphoria.

Turning your bed into your happy place shouldn’t be that hard. If you’re naturally inclined to feel relaxed upon lying in bed, then all you need to do is realize it. If not, you can try these tricks:

1. Don’t work in bed.

Doing any kind of work in bed often will have it associated with the stress and frustrations of working. If you have to work at home, do it outside of the bedroom.

2. Only do the things you enjoy in bed.

If you find something too tedious, don’t do it in bed. Don’t calculate the bills you have to pay in bed. Never open mail or bills that you’re sure will stress you out while you’re still laying down. Just don’t do anything that will upset you in bed so you won’t get stressed while in there and associate it with stressful things.

3. Remove clutter.

Even those who can work with clutter around them might find it hard to relax if their bedroom is a mess. Sure, you can sleep in it, especially if you’re really tired, but you won’t really feel relaxed with so much bothering you. Tidy up a bit and enjoy a relaxing bed.

4. Turn your bed into your haven.

Outfitting your bedroom with the coziest pillows, softest blankets, and the most comfortable mattress can really make it one of the best places to chill out at home. Add a few more items to turn it into what you’d call your favorite space and you’ll be able to relax more in your bed.

5. Hang out in your bed from time to time.

Got some free time on your days off? Hang out in your bed and just generally chill out in it. Read a good book, watch a fun series, or just do whatever else you like doing in bed. It can help you better associate it with some good times, allowing it to be a relaxing spot for you.

We’re not saying this because we’re in the sleep business, but, really, there are lots to gain by having your bed as your happy place. Not only will it promise you a nice and cozy place to relax in, but it can also benefit your sleep. If it’s a Salem Bed product, you’re even better guaranteed that it will be comfortable.