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Sleep Pods and Destressing In The Workplace

As part of the perks given to its workers, Google apparently provides sleep pods for thousands of its employees at its offices in Mountain View, California. Because of the demanding work that Google employees perform, they are encouraged to take breaks and sleep or rest on the pods  to de-stress and recharge.

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Mattress Idea: Twist Your Own Mattress

There’s an e-book being sold on Etsy that provides a new way of having a mattress that works either as an extra sleeping space or a play area, especially for a house with kids.

The e-book provides a step by step instruction to the Twist DIY Mattress, and it enumerates how to build this from scratch, with any materials of your choosing.

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Shredded Talalay Latex Pillow with Gel Fiber

Some consumers aren’t really fans of down filling and memory foam pillows because the construction does not provide ample support and comfort. Down pillows have fillings that eventually become lopsided and clumpy, especially if the pillow is something that’s actively used. Memory foam pillows can sometimes be too firm that it feels like a rock to sleep on.

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Is Your Teen Losing Sleep? A New Mattress May Help!

A study conducted by Parisian researchers at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital shows that sleep patterns and habits of teenagers may greatly improve with use of a new mattress.

For the past 25 years, teenagers have apparently lost some 50 minutes of sleep on average. Bearing other factors that may affect this, such as the propensity for using gadgets, and the teen’s attachment to social media, researchers said that one way to remedy this is to introduce a newer, better and bigger mattress.

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The Sleeping Bag That’s Also A Sofa

Designer Stephanie Hornig has come up with a cozy invention that has a sleeping bag working double as a sofa seater.

Ms. Hornig, who is born in Austria and has had work in Milan, calls this bed the Camp Daybed and it even comes up with a number of other bedroom furniture that completes the look and feel of a teenagers bedroom. Her work and creations are mostly modernistic and very trendy. You can check her portfolio here.

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Mattresses As Chairs

It’s interesting how creative designers’ mind work, especially when they redesign and repurpose a familiar piece and come up with something truly exceptional.

Take this case of the Roulade Armrest from a company called KiBiSi. Instantly, you know that you’ve seen this before. The chair will automatically remind you of a mattress, only it’s rolled up to form a suitable seating area. The chair, however, isn’t an actual mattress. But the designer has taken the idea from it.

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The Ryan Gosling Body Pillow

It doesn’t have to be lonely and cold this Valentine’s Day, even if you’re a single girl who has made it her choice to be without a companion for a while. Especially not if you have this Ryan Gosling body pillow to keep you warm.

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Pallet Bed: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Designers regard the pallet bed frame as a cheaper alternative to an actual bed frame. A pallet is normally made up of wood planks and used as a wooden carrier. It’s mostly found wherever there are cargos and basically, you only need to recycle these wooden planks to use for the bed. If you’re tight on the budget and unable to buy actual furniture, or if you have little design knowledge and creative output, the pallet would be convenient to use because you can simply just prop up a mattress over it.