One of our most popular product lines is our traditional, all-organic shikibuton. It's also the product that we receive the most questions about. Something like this: "so, what is a shikibuton?" or "what's the difference between a shikibuton and a futon?" Well, to answer those questions, we first need to address what a futon actually is.
Did you know that nearly a third of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation? Despite experts recommending that adults sleep at least 8 hours, many get 6 hours a night or less. Summer is a time of change, and while no one denies having the sun on the horizon is a good thing it could be negatively effecting your sleep.
As any mother can tell you when a baby is born sleep deprivation takes on a whole new meaning. Those few precious hours of sleep you do get are more akin to a constantly interrupted nap than any type of actual, restful sleep. It can be frustrating beyond measure for both parents, but especially mom. Until she gets into a regular cycle of pumping breast milk so dad can help out and give her that extra sleep she so desperately needs, making sure that tiny wonder gets all the nutrients required to stay healthy and grow up to be big and strong is entirely up to her.
Well, not that far east, about 10 miles. However; as residents of King County know, that short trip across beautiful lake Washington can certainly feel transcontinental.
Think your dorm will need a bit of a makeover, the extremely peppy Mr. Kate (not a typo) has some great tips for simple, inexpensive dorm DIY projects to quickly spruce things up. Warning: there is theme song/musical number thing in the beginning. As I said, she is peppy.
A no-flip mattress is a legend, a veritable El Dorado of the mattress world. That is to say, not a reality. Flipping a mattress is a pain to the consumer--they're heavy, they're ungainly. Making a mattress that is the same on both sides, i.e. twice as much material, is a pain to the manufacturer--they are more difficult to make and can't be as fluffy. So, how does one take this problem on and attempt to solve it? there are three philosophies.
The effects of sleep seem pretty obvious; tired, dragging feet, maybe grumpiness. However, sleep isn't so simple and you'd be surprised just how many things sleep,or lack thereof, affects. For example...