Goldilocks – Part Two

Here we go again on our quest for restful sleep.  You may not know that our search for a mattress has been a long and painful (literally) journey since the day we were married two years ago.

In fact, one of our very first posts outlined our rather ridiculous story in the first few months of our marriage.

So after sticking with our third mattress, we ended up getting a 3 inch memory foam topper for the bed as well.  Keep in mind that our firmness levels are totally opposite (Michael soft for his miserably achy shoulders and Joya firm).

Neither of us have slept great in our two years and given the tremendous importance of sleep in our sometimes chaotic lives, we decided to renew the search.

This time, we went online rather than in person.  Continue reading “Goldilocks – Part Two”

Fun Fact: Are You Part Of The 17%?

Yesterday we wrote about the wonderful benefits of sleeping naked.  We hope you started a new habit with your spouse last night if you haven’t already been sleeping in your birthday suit!  And if you missed our post, check it out here.

Today’s fun fact tells us just how many of you actually sleep in the nude!  According to a survey published by Men’s Journal, only 17% of Americans sleep “unclothed”.  52% of Americans sleep “partially clothed” and 31% sleep “fully clothed”.

Some other interesting sleep stats from the Men’s Journal survey:

  • 12% get 5 hours sleep — that’s us sadly…
  • 24% get 6 hours sleep
  • 30% get 7 hours sleep
  • 20% get 8 hours sleep
  • 36% sleep soundly through the night — also us 😦
  • 64% wake up one or more times

Click here for the full Men’s Journal article.

As we head into the weekend: sleep naked, sleep better, and if you are like us, let’s try to move into the 6 or 7 hours of sleep category!

 

 

Sleep Naked, Sleep Better.

Who knew sleeping naked had so many benefits – but IT’S TRUE!

First things first – we like to be transparent so we will tell you up front – we don’t sleep naked together NEARLY enough!  We love it and we are making it a habit to do more often. Why? Well for SO many reasons.

The biggest and best reason to sleep together, in our humble opinion, is probably the obvious one: it is sexy, appealing to your partner, and is a way to consciously encourage sex with each other.

You may not know that the skin to skin feeling releases the hormone oxytocin which increases the feeling of comfort – and in turn may put you in the mood for sex! Oxytocin also lowers your heart rate, reduces blood pressure, increases the feelings of trust, and generally makes you more ready for sexual interaction. YES!

How about the HEALTH BENEFITS? Continue reading “Sleep Naked, Sleep Better.”

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