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Types of Pillows: Your Guide to Pillow Comfort

Many people have trouble finding a pillow that encompasses the ideal balance of comfort and support. When your mattress is such a large and important investment in your life, the type of pillow you choose to rest your head upon is just as important, to ensure you sleep healthy each and every night. When buying…

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What Kind of Night Owl Are You?

Owls are part of the Strigiformes family. Owls are nocturnal birds, they will hunt their prey through the night and rest during the day. We were lucky enough to have Dr Carmel Harrington as a guest speaker at one of Sleepy’s annual conferences, who presented a few key indications to know if you are an…

Reasons to Skip Horror Films This Halloween

Watching horror films before bed can severely affect the quality and quantity of your sleep (Uratex, 2018). Love or hate them, horror movies are difficult genre to avoid during the Halloween season. Last year’s horror films brought in $733 million at the box office. These movies however, can seriously disrupt your body clock and sleep…

Sleepy’s Gift Guide 2018

To help you on your way with your Christmas gift purchases we’ve compiled a list of Sleepy’s Staff top picks. We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, so it stands to reason that we take the time to redecorate this space occasionally. The environments we spend time in have significant impact on our…

Make 2019 The Year of Sleep

In today’s modern society, it is easy to forget how important sleep is. Sleep deprivation can cause some serious damage to your body’s recovery processes, optimal brain function and your mental health. Sleep deprivation can manifest for any number of reasons, particularly due to a busy lifestyle and overcommitment (Snore Australia, 2018). Often times, when…

Are humans and pets’ co-sleepers?

For some pet owners, there’s nothing better than a cuddle with their furry friend. For others, the bedroom is a strictly out of bounds no-pet zone. But is there science behind the argument for sleeping with your dog? In Australia, the idea of human-animal co-sleeping has been widely recorded in ethnographies of Indigenous Australians. During…

Put “Sleep” on your To-Do List

A couple of years ago, at our annual conference we were lucky to have Dr Jasneek Chawla with us to discuss the latest on sleep health. One of the key sleep tips we took away from her session was to set aside “worry time” each day; even just fifteen minutes to work through what is…

The Benefits of Essential Oils

At Sleepy’s we want to share the amazing power of sleep with as many people as possible. As the mattress experts, we know that finding the right mattress to support the entire body has a positive effect on your overall health, to ensure you sleep well, perform well and reclaim your amazing. By creating your…

The Science of Falling Asleep

Can’t sleep? You’re not alone; inability to sleep affects most of us at some stage in our lives. It can be inconvenient, frustrating, exhausting, etc. But don’t worry! There are several scientifically supported and simple tricks you can keep up your sleeve to quicken your journey to dreamland (these are worth trying!)   *Wear Socks…

Protect Your Mattress From Sweat This Summer

When you think about exercising it’s safe to say perspiration comes hand in hand. We wear breathable, light weight clothes and in some cases, like gyms, it is mandatory to bring a “sweat towel”. We prepare ourselves that we will sweat and we shower afterwards to make sure we are clean and presentable. Well believe…

How to choose the perfect mattress to suit your lifestyle in 2020

With a new year and a new decade, we often look at ways to improve our lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Sleep is a large part of our overall health, so to help take the research out of your decision, we have gathered some key industry information. When you are looking to invest in a new…

Sleep Disruption and How to Prevent It

A recent study found that 55% of respondents were meeting their sleeping needs to function on an everyday basis. This is a positive number, however that leaves 45% of respondents having an interrupted and unpleasant sleep (National Sleep Foundation, 2020). Sleep disruption means an unhappy body whilst sleeping. Ideally if you’re sleeping on a supportive…

Sleep Hygiene

When we feel unwell the only place we can feel truly comfortable, the place where we can cocoon ourselves away, where we can rest and, maybe for some, feel sorry for ourselves, is our bed. It is a welcoming, soothing and safe place to be and when we are ill, we really push our bed to its limits. We have fever sweats, we sneeze into our pillows, we cough into our sheets, we sniffle, we throw tissues anywhere hoping they land on the floor but don’t really care, we slop water or juice from the nightstand over ourselves and the bed sheets.

Does Chamomile Tea actually help you Sleep?

Chamomile is a well-known sleepy herb, and a natural remedy to reduce inflammation, decrease anxiety and treat insomnia. In fact, chamomile is commonly regarded as a mild sleep inducer. As a tea it’s historically used to relax the body. Its calming effects may be attributed to the antioxidant called apigenin, which is found in abundance in chamomile tea. Apigenin binds to specific receptors in your brain that may decrease anxiety and initiate sleep. If you’re a frequent night time “waker,” there is some evidence to suggest that Chamomile will help reduce the number of times you do this per night.

How to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

Do you often wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall back to sleep? You’re not alone. According to a report by the Sleep Health Foundation, around 60% of the adult population in Australia experiences some form of insomnia. From stress to poor sleep hygiene, mid-sleep awakenings can occur for a…

Going to Bed Hungry: Is it Bad for Your Health (and Your Sleep)?

There are a lot of myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings about when we should go to sleep and if we should eat just before bed. To help you stay informed and make smart decisions, we want to break that information down. The Effects of Going to Bed Hungry Going to bed on an empty stomach might…

Good Sleep Hygiene Tips

What is sleep hygiene? Sleep hygiene is the name given to the habits around going to bed and to sleep. Adults need around eight hours of sleep each night, and children need even more than that. However, recent data shows that three out of ten of Australians aren’t getting enough sleep, and only one out…

How to Stay Warm for a Healthy Night’s Sleep

When it’s cold outside, it may seem easy to get cozy and drift off to sleep, however external factors such as temperature, noise and light can affect your sleep more than you would expect. With temperatures usually at their lowest in the early hours of the morning, many people find that they are sometimes too…

The Truth About Latex Pillows

There are two ways latex can be made.  The majority of latex products such as pillows, are produced in the most cost effect manner which is mixing ingredients with a foaming agent and “baking” to set them into a solid state.  This process of making latex pillows has been around since the late 1920’s and…

Am I Hungry or Tired?

There is no doubt about it, lack of sleep or an irregular sleep pattern may cause you to feel hungrier than when you’re well rested. Insufficient sleep promotes hunger and appetite which can cause excessive food intake. The two key players in the increase of appetite are hormones called ghrelin and leptin. Each help regulate hunger and are…

Number 1 for Most Satisfied Customers – Mattresses 2020 | SleepMaker

Australians rated SleepMaker the number 1 brand for mattresses in Canstar Blue’s 2020 review. Launched in 2010, Canstar Blue is one of Australia’s well-known consumer review and comparison services. Canstar Blue’s consumer ratings are unbiased and come straight from consumers like you. This ongoing research aims to help consumers make better informed purchase decisions by…

Our Top 3 Recommended Mattresses for Back Pain

Back pain is a common health ailment and there are various ways to treat it, whether it’s visiting a chiropractor, a physio or even getting a new mattress. There is research to suggest that the right support in a mattress can reduce back pain and provide a much better sleep for your overall health. If…

Sleeping with the Flu – Tips & Home Remedies

One of the most powerful weapons to fight off illness is easy, free and available to everyone – sleep. But sleeping with the flu is far easier said than done. When you’re dealing with a blocked nose, sore throat and a fever, getting plenty of rest can feel impossible. There is no doubt that the…

Sleepy’s and COVID-19

Without question COVID-19 has affected every Australian business. Many people are doing it tough and at Sleepy’s, we’re striving to adapt to the new ‘normal’. In the very early days of the pandemic we realised it would have a significant impact on our business. To protect our customers, staff and franchisees, we immediately actioned the…

How Sleepy’s & the NDIS Can Help You

If you’re an NDIS participant, Sleepy’s can provide you with a range of products designed to improve your sleep quality and make your home environment more comfortable. We’ve been an NDIS provider since 2016 and are currently registered for the following categories: Assistive Technology Assistive Technology for Household Tasks. Not sure if we’re the right…

Types of Pillows: Your Guide to Pillow Comfort

Many people have trouble finding a pillow that encompasses the ideal balance of comfort and support. When your mattress is such a large and important investment in your life, the type of pillow you choose to rest your head upon is just as important, to ensure you sleep healthy each and every night. When buying…