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Using Aromatherapy Oils for a Good Night’s Sleep

Aromatherapy and Sleep   Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and has been used by the ancient cultures of India, China and Egypt for medical and even religious purposes. Even today,…

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Using Aromatherapy Oils for a Good Night’s Sleep

Aromatherapy and Sleep   Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and has been used by the ancient cultures of India, China and Egypt for medical and even religious purposes. Even today,…

What are Bed Bugs & How to Get Rid of Them?

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are nasty little critters, and for something that only grows up to 5mm long, they sure can be a big nuisance. They are able to live in the cracks and crevices of your bed for up to a whole year but can also travel on clothes…

What Are Weighted Blankets And How Do They Work?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 21 seconds. Contains 870 words What you need to know about Weighted Blankets Weighted blankets are the latest product flooding the Sleep trend markets. Available in various fabrics, shapes and sizes, weighted blankets are blankets that are made up of pockets filled with pellets or beads. They have been all the…

How to Improve Sleep Health in Organisations

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 51 seconds. Contains 373 words Sleep helps the function of the body and mind, to recharge and leave you refreshed when you awake in the morning. Without enough sleep, your ability to concentrate, think clearly and process things is impacted. When we relate this to our workplaces, business professionals and leaders,…

The Best Sleep Tracking Apps 2021

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 46 seconds. Contains 556 words The Best Sleep Tracking Apps 2021 Poor sleep is one of the biggest health concerns in modern society, with an estimated 40% of Australians not getting enough sleep. The consequences of this can be dire, with sleeplessness increasing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure…

How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 8 seconds. Contains 427 words Getting rid of an old mattress doesn’t have to mean taking it to the tip. There’s a much better way to dispose of your mattress, which benefits the environment as well as the community. In fact, proper mattress disposal is a massive issue in Australia. Australians…

Helping Baby Settle and Sleep

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 45 seconds. Contains 350 words For many parents, ensuring their baby gets enough sleep can be a difficult and daunting task. Sleep is vital for normal growth and development of a newborn baby, as well as for emotional health and other important body functions. Many people see sleep as the time…

Common Causes of Night Sweats

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 13 seconds. When you hear the term “night sweats,” you may think it’s a common occurrence of sweating in sleep, due to the hot Aussie summers or a heavy quilt. In reality, night sweats are severe hot flashes that occur at night, excessively drenching clothing and sheets—and they’re completely unrelated to…

The Best Sleep Positions for Your Health

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 21 seconds Did you know that the average human spends 26 years of their life sleeping? Whether you’re getting six hours, nine hours, or more each night—sleep is undeniably a huge part of our lives. If you find that you’re struggling to snooze, having issues staying asleep, or constantly suffering from…

The Importance of Rotating your Mattress

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 30 seconds. Contains 302 words When you are purchasing a new mattress, you are investing in your sleep health, as such it is important to look after your mattress. Sleepy’s mattresses are designed to be used on one side only. Therefore, they must be rotated from end to end. We recommend…

Why Do I Twitch When I Sleep?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 27 seconds. Contains 692 words Many of us experience strange phenomenon in the state between awake and asleep. One moment, you may be dozing off to sleep, and suddenly, your body lurches awake with a violent jerk, leaving you wide awake once again. This sensation is known as a hypnic jerk,…

How to Get Started in Franchising

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 24 seconds. Contains 880 words Always wanted to own a franchise business? There are many advantages of franchising – it’s a great way to test the waters of business ownership while receiving support and guidance, without necessarily committing huge amounts of money. Becoming a franchise partner is still a big decision,…

Why Can’t I Sleep? Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep At Night

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 2 seconds. Contains 1007 words Do you find yourself tossing and turning throughout the night, having trouble falling asleep, or finding it impossible to sleep the way through to the next morning? You’ve likely started to wrack your brain asking, “why can’t I sleep?” – and the answer may not be…

Make Sleep Health a Priority this Year

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 3 seconds. Contains 411 words With every new year, there is an influx of new year resolutions and attempts to ‘be healthier,’ ‘join a gym’ or focus on your individual health and wellbeing. While we have all heard a lot over the years about the importance of a good diet and regular exercise,…

Pillows – Is Yours Rough or Ready for Sleep?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 42 seconds. Contains 343 words A pillow is such an underrated character in your bedroom sanctuary and yet many of us are so smitten with our pillows that we bring them along to weekend getaways, overnight visits, or longer stays with families. They are one of the few bedroom items we…

A 2020 Christmas Wish List from Sleepy’s

After a long year of spending the majority of 2020 in our homes for longer-than-usual periods of time. It’s time to freshen up your bedroom oasis and turn it into something new for you, your family and loved ones. Look after your loved ones with a fresh and clean sleeping environment. Sleep Hygiene Protect-A-Bed’s 30…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…