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Dreaming of Better Rest? Try These Top Five Techniques for Sleep.

Posted September 18, 2017 by Kimani in Wellness
Better Rest

Dreaming of Better Rest? Try These Top Five Techniques for Sleep.


We all know I’m an insomniac, but how many of us out there have other sleep issues? Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snoring – there are a number of energy draining disorders out there that have millions of people feeling zombie-like each day.

I’ve gotten Spoon Sleep Inventor and Co-founder Herman Fisher’s top five tips to help you doze off and actually

achieve better rest. Check out these techniques (plus a bonus affiliate link) and see which ones you can add to your sleep regimen.


  1. Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative cooling is essential in your sleep environment to keep the body temperature balanced for a cool night with better rest. Cooling through evaporation is a natural stage that occurs through perspiration or sweating. When you sweat, the only way to get to a cooler temperature is through the evaporation of water from your skin. If the air is holding too much water, the sweat will not evaporate, leaving your body temperature hot. Purchasing a portable evaporative cooling fan can help remove the water in the air, mostly used in low humidity environments.


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  1. Don’t be afraid to sweat

Most people understand sweating as a process that your body uses to cool down. Sweating reduces the body temperature through evaporative cooling. If you are experiencing a hot body temperature consecutively over a week span, try kick starting your evaporative cooling process. One to two hours prior to your normal bedtime, try some mild exercising. I would recommend jumping jacks or running in place. Once you are close to acquiring a sweat, your body will can start the normal evaporative cooling process drawing out the layered water in your skin.


Better rest might be just a few squats away! 


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  1. Clothing

Dress in layers; remove layers as your body adjusts to your temperature. Try to focus on non-synthetic clothing like cotton. Also, focus on loose-fitting attire that doesn’t cling to your body.


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4. Ice

Try to drink ice water prior to sleeping. Avoid coffee or other drinks that contain caffeine. Keeping an ice pack handy throughout the night can help. Place the ice pack on the back of the neck to help create a cool sensation for your body.


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  1. Channel your inner Zen

Stress can be a determining factor in your body temperature. The more stressed you are, the higher the blood pressure, the higher the body temperature. Try to focus on yourself and what brings you happiness. Reading can be a great remedy, especially if you are excited about the ending. You might try a cross-puzzle or a favorite game. Another way to channel your inner Zen is some breathing exercises or even meditation. Focus on abdominal breathing where you take 6-8 breaths per minute for at least 5-15 minutes.

I’d love to hear if you’re incorporating any of these techniques in your daily quest for better rest.

I’m adding more cold water to my bedtime regimen in hopes of lowering my body temp. If you or your bed partner are over-heaters during sleep, this may be a helpful tip for you.

More about Spoon Sleep’s features:


Today’s bed is a piece of furniture used throughout the night and day, and traditional mattresses aren’t designed to meet those needs. Enter Spoon Sleep, a patent-pending sleep system that launched its first mattress designed for life – whether it’s sleeping, sitting, stretching, streaming or studying.

Constructed with industrial-strength foam pillars, never before used in a mattress, Spoon Sleep uniquely supports all of the body’s various pressure points – from the shoulders, to the back, to the hips. This patent-pending technology withstands hundreds of thousands of compressions in testing, and its spill-resistant cover guards against spills and allows for maximum airflow to keep the mattress cool and clean.


Starting today, Spoon Sleep is available for purchase exclusively online. Prices start at $700, with free shipping and returns as well as a full 100-night trial period. Spoon Sleep is delivered straight to the door in an easy-to-open box made of 100 percent recycled materials.


  • Bringing Spoon Sleep to Life – Co-Founder and inventor Herman Fisher, an engineer and former executive at Sealy, initially hatched the idea for Spoon Sleep as a way to address the shortcomings of today’s modern foam mattresses. Most recently serving as Vice President of New Technology at Rubberlite, a leader in rubber and plastic custom-engineered foams and composites, Fisher was involved in pioneering highly durable foam used in the rail beds for trains to help absorb harmful and bothersome vibrations. After figuring out how to adapt this foam for use in a mattress, Spoon Sleep was born.  During Fisher’s career, he has developed numerous products that yielded patents found in mattresses today.


  • Spoon Sleep System: Serving Up Exceptional Technology – The Spoon Sleep System’s key feature is an army of foam pillars tucked inside the mattress to provide support for shoulders, back and hips. These proprietary pillars are so durable that 100,000 compressions result in only a one percent loss in durability. Spoon Sleep’s foam layers deliver a one-of-a kind contouring system that literally spoons the body; leaving it energized instead of causing or exacerbating aches and pains. The mattress is engineered to move with the body, providing flexible support with each shifting movement while still limiting motion transfer. Vital pressure points, especially on the spine, are supported to allow blood to circulate freely, so the body’s muscles can completely relax. Spoon Sleep’s materials are unmatched in the industry with exceptional durability and are spill resistant.


“The mattress industry makes products primarily for sleeping and that’s the old way of thinking. Today’s run-of-the-mill foam bed is barely made well for rest, much less daily living, so we wanted to create a product that delivers above and beyond on both,“ stated Fisher. “Whether you’re sipping a skinny mocha Frappuccino while reading, streaming Netflix or picking out tomorrow’s fashion statement, your bed needs to provide support 24/7 and be durable enough for all of life’s activities. People aren’t linear and uniform, so a sleep system shouldn’t be either.”


About Spoon Sleep

Spoon Sleep rests its head on the fact that the bed is not just for sleeping, but also for living. Spoon Sleep products are crafted using engineering grade foam, layered with pillars strategically placed to contour to the body whether awake or asleep.  Launched in 2017, by a manufacturing industry veteran with an expertise in new technology, Spoon Sleep’s leadership has over 70 years of experience in the industry working for many of the leading bedding brands. The team possesses an in-depth knowledge about textiles, quality and consumer goods. Spoon Sleep products are built to last. More information can be found at their website


About Herman Fisher

Spoons Sleep CEO and Inventor Herman Fisher, an engineer and former executive at Sealy Inc., initially hatched the idea for Spoon Sleep as a way to address the shortcomings of today’s modern foam mattresses. Most recently serving as Vice President of New Technology at Rubberlite, a leader in custom-engineered foams and composites. Rubberlite also manufactures highly durable foam used in the rail beds for trains to help absorb harmful and bothersome vibrations. After Herman figured out how to adapt this railroad grade foam for use in mattresses, Spoon Sleep was born.  During Herman’s career, he developed numerous products that yielded patents found in mattresses today.


Throughout his time at Rubberlite, Inc., Herman managed sales, production, engineering, procurement, and quality and product development. He introduced the startup division to Rubberlite where he ushered in a new era of innovation for the company. Herman has technical insight and innovation skills that help support advanced technologies and concepts.

Prior to Rubberlite, Herman was in an executive role at Sealy Inc. as the Director of Manufacturing. Herman had oversight of $65M in manufacturing operations with full P&L responsibility. Also, he was a lead collaborator in the introduction of a latex foam manufacturing facility.


Herman has an Accounting and Engineering background where he received his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from the University of Scranton.



About the Author


A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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