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Latex Mattresses & Sleeping Soundly

Posted on May 28, 2014

The Latex Mattress Today


Latex mattresses represent the cutting-edge in orthopedic sleep technology. Latex is the one bedding material that combines softness and support with a unique material that relieves pressure points at the hip and shoulder while providing the necessary support for alignment of the spine.


Two advancements set today's latex apart from historical orthopedic mattresses and other kinds of mattresses:

1)   Advances in foam production produce a product that is consistent from top to bottom and left to right. Latex bedding is available in a wide range of firmness preferences, from super-soft to extremely firm. Talalay latex uses freezing, aeration, and vulcanization technologies to create mattresses with unparalleled cushion and comfort. 

2)   Layering represents the most exceptional characteristic, since layered latex beds combine firmness options for a tailored-made sleep experience. Layering allows a latex comfort layer to be superimposed on either a firmer latex layer for comfort or on a polyurethane layer for a more budget-friendly experience.

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The Zen of Sleep

Posted on May 12, 2014

the zen of sleep

De-clutter, unplug, turn your bedroom into a sanctuary and - finally! - get a good night sleep.

You’ve just spent another restless night tossing and turning. Maybe you’re stressed, or it might just be that your bedroom is cluttered with so many stimuli that a good night’s sleep is next to impossible. You’re not alone. Nearly one-third of all Americans (40 million) are sleep-deprived and get less than six hours of sleep each night, according to a recent report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what are some steps one might take to help get a better nights rest. 

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Latex Mattresses & the Science of Sleep

Posted on Apr 25, 2014


Is it possible that switching to an all-natural Latex mattress could help change the sleep habits of millions of tired Americans for the better? Could something as simple as creating a peaceful, healthier sleep environment help with the chronic sleep problems that many American experience?  Recent studies suggest Yes to both of these questions.  It seems that today our plugged-in culture is experiencing levels of sleep deprivation like never before. Research indicates that only one-third of Americans get the recommended seven to nine hours of rest each night, and some estimates show that about 10% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia. Natural ways for getting a better night’s sleep include sticking to a bedtime routine, only using your bed to sleep, exercising regularly and avoiding caffeine consumption in the evening. Natural supplements include Melatonin, Valerian root, Kava Kava, and L-Tryptophan. Listening to delta-wave binaural beats music as part of your bedtime routine is also known to facilitate sleeping better. Another effective method for relaxation before sleeping is breathing slowly, deeply and rhythmically in and out through your nose.

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Luxury in a Small Package: The Takuma Modern Bed

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

Takuma Platform Bed

How  “Beauty Comes in Small Packages” rings true with the simple aesthetic of the Takuma Bed, creating a peaceful environment for rest & enjoyment.

This isn’t your grandmother’s four-poster bed. The days of stuffy frames that require dust ruffles and a ladder to get onto them are thankfully over, and today’s bedroom styles are all about clean lines, saving space, and luxury in the form of chic simplicity.

At Haiku Designs, we specialize in furniture that’s eco-friendly and gives a nod to the spare beauty embodied by Japanese interiors. The Takuma is perfect for any size home, but particularly beloved for those in small spaces.

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Asian Furniture, Japanese Beds & Feng Shui

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Feng Shui

What is Feng Shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the people who inhabit that space. To translate, Feng means wind, and Shui means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good Feng Shui came to mean good fortune, while bad Feng Shui means bad luck or misfortune. Historically, Feng Shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of Feng Shui, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.

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