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  • Reverie In The News 2018
    Reverie In The News 2018

    Here's what people are saying about Reverie out in the big wide world in 2018, with our most recent press coverage first. Click the link to read the story.

    DECEMBER 2018

    PureHealthyLiving.com

    Our Reverie®️ Sleep Coach™ program is featured in this special holiday gift guide for your wellness-minded friends.

    NOVEMBER 2018

    EliteDaily.com

    Our Sleep Advisory Board member Dr. Benjamin Smarr adds his expertise to this article on the

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  • New study shows 3D-Wave™ massage helps people feel more alert
    New study shows 3D-Wave™ massage helps people feel more alert

    A recent Michigan State University study showed that Reverie’s 3D-Wave massage goes well beyond the obvious feel-good benefits during the massage. Namely, using it for 30 minutes at bedtime can help you wake up feeling happier and more alert. And those effects last well into the day.

    A quick recap on the massage itself

    Our 3D-Wave technology is truly revolutionary. Using the scientific principle of resonant frequency, we developed a more dynamic massage with a circular motion not found on other massage furniture. It’s also gentler and quieter. No crude shaking of the bed or bruising shiatsu. Just a travelling, zen motion that increases blood flow and circulation. And because we’re Reverie®, we designed it so you can adjust it to your own needs. Up to four wave patterns at your beck and call, plus 10 levels of intensity. We have a short video explaining more

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  • 10 uncomfortable pregnancy conditions and how to get relief
    10 uncomfortable pregnancy conditions and how to get relief

    By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

    Motherhood, as you likely know if you’re reading this, is rewarding but not the bed of roses it’s often portrayed as. In fact, it can be pretty uncomfortable, painful or occasionally embarrassing, too. Here are a few conditions we can run into as we grow our little human, along with some ways to cope.

    #1 Morning sickness

    First of all, the person who named it morning sickness obviously never suffered from this condition.  It is actually morning, noon and night sickness. And it’s worst from 6-11 weeks of pregnancy. Try to eat small meals throughout the day. As long as you’re not a diabetic, it’s okay to eat more carbohydrates at this stage since that is what the pregnancy needs.  Listen to your body, and do not force yourself to eat. Btw, you are not actually eating for two–it is closer to eating for 1.01.

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  • Could I Have That? Style blogger Samantha Wennerstrom gets a Reverie bed.
    Could I Have That? Style blogger Samantha Wennerstrom gets a Reverie bed.

    First of a Three-Part Series

    Internet style celebrity Samantha Wennerstrom, known for her Could I Have That? brand, has many thousands of followers on social media, and is known for her impeccable taste. We had no idea that she'd been eyeing our bed for a while, so when she contacted us about a collaboration, we were surprised and happy.

    Samantha just moved into her amazing new home, and while she's unpacking, she had a luxury delivery ... her new Reverie bed. Check out her authentic impressions in this fun video. And stay tuned, because we'll be checking back with Samantha at 30 days and 60 days to see how her sleep progresses and to hear about her experience with Reverie's new Sleep Coach program.

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  • Pregnancy Do's and Don'ts with Dr. Amelia Bailey - Episode No. 1
    Pregnancy Do's and Don'ts with Dr. Amelia Bailey - Episode No. 1

    At Reverie, we believe in the power of science and medicine. We work with some distinguished professionals who advise us on matters of sleep and health. Meet Dr. Amelia Bailey, a Harvard-trained Ob/Gyn and infertility specialist, who just happens to be the mom of two toddlers herself. We asked Dr. Bailey to give us some detailed tips and info on pregnancy, and she created this exclusive nine-part series for us.

    Episode No. 1:  Listen to Your Body

    Dr. Bailey talks exercise, nausea, smoothies and eating strategies for the first two trimesters to help keep your baby healthy. Enjoy, and be sure to watch her other eight great videos.

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  • Up all night? Expert tips to help your newborn sleep.
    Up all night? Expert tips to help your newborn sleep.

    By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

    We teach our children how to do everything: eat, talk, play.  But do we remember to teach our children to sleep? That’s right ... sleep, while a natural part of our biorhythms, is still a behavior that needs to be cultivated.  Here are a few ways to ingrain this important skill starting from the time they're an infant.

    Start young.

    As soon as your baby is born, he desires a schedule.  Early on, that timetable is most closely attuned to feeding intervals; but sleep is a normal part of each full cycle of eating, interacting, and resting.  Granted, your little one may seem to fight you on this every step of the way. Remember that they are learning how to do every skill necessary for survival while becoming accustomed to multiple new stimuli.  Be flexible with the clock, but try

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  • Why you need a power bed if you're a mom or mom-to-be
    Why you need a power bed if you're a mom or mom-to-be

    If you're pregnant or already a mom, you know that sleep is both the sweetest thing and the hardest thing to get at the same time. What if there was something that would help you get comfortable, something that would make your life a little easier every day and every night?

    You may have heard about power beds or adjustable bases before. Your grandma might have had one, and if so, you may be picturing an old clunky medical-looking device that sounds like a dying power drill when it moves. Well, it's like the power beds of old have aged backwards and got their braces off: today's models seamlessly blend into your Insta-worthy bedroom and are quiet when they move. They connect with your phone, some have massage, and they have life-enhancing, marriage-boosting positions like anti-snore. These aren't your grandma's power bases anymore. And let me tell you: they make every minute in bed more comfortable.

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  • Dads Need Sleep Too
    Dads Need Sleep Too

    Any new dad will tell you that there’s nothing more magical and life-altering than the arrival of your new baby. Among the major adjustments new fathers face, the most taxing is a severe alteration to their sleep schedules.

    During the first 24 months of your child’s life, you will lose an average of six months of sleep. But it’s the first three to six months that will really be grueling with your newborn waking up every two to three hours demanding to be fed or have their diaper changed. Lucky for all you zombie dads, there are some easy ways for new fathers to cope with sleep deprivation.  

    Dad need sleep

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  • New Parent? You Have Permission to Nap
    New Parent? You Have Permission to Nap

    Unless you plan on becoming a Navy SEAL, the sleep deprivation you experience as a new parent will likely be the most severe you ever encounter. Need proof? During the first 24 months of your child’s life, a survey revealed you’ll lose an average of six months’ sleep.

    One of the best things you can do for your overall wellbeing during this incredible period of your life is to take daily naps. For most of us, the last nap we had was some time during our senior year of college, but for new moms and dads, we encourage a short daily nap as often as possible.

    Sleep makes everything better

    The recommended amount of nightly sleep for adults is seven to nine hours. Whether you’re doing all the nightly feedings yourself or dividing them up with your better half, you’re not going to meet

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  • The New Parent’s Guide for a Better Night’s Sleep
    The New Parent’s Guide for a Better Night’s Sleep

    Between the constant feedings, dirty diapers, and that growing pile of laundry that’s threatening to establish itself as your home’s overlord, you just aren’t getting enough of that sweet (oh-so-sweet) sleep you want.

    By now you’re probably rolling your tired eyes and grumbling, “Tell me something I don’t know,” but hang in there, moms and dads. We have five simple strategies new parents can use to improve their sleep.

    What it really means to sleep like a baby

    Babies actually have a sleep cycle that’s in overdrive. At three months, babies need a hefty 15-16 hours of sleep. Babies will sleep (an often sporadic) 10 hours at night and 5 hours during the day napping. Plus, the average newborn

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  • How to Make Sleep a Family Priority
    How to Make Sleep a Family Priority

    Families share everything. From their genes down to their sense of humor, children take their cues from their parents. But there’s one personal trait that we may not realize is affecting our families. You guessed it—our sleep habits.

    In order for your household to function at its best, sleep has to become a family priority. Let’s talk about the importance of sleep for your family and discuss how you can improve it for everyone.

    How much sleep should everyone be getting?

    For adults, the recommended amount of nightly sleep is seven to nine hours. For children, it depends on their stage of development. Here’s a breakdown of the number of hours of sleep required per day, including n

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  • 3 Parenting Tips for Creating Sleep Balance with Your Partner
    3 Parenting Tips for Creating Sleep Balance with Your Partner

    Tell someone that you and your better half are expecting, and the first thing out of their mouth will be, “Congratulations!” The next will probably be, “Sleep while you can.”

    With newborns waking every two to three hours during their first three months, parents are coming up short on the seven to nine hours of nightly sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Sleep interruptions are the most severe with newborns, but can carry on in the following years as little ones navigate potty training, nightmares and the urge to climb in bed with their parents.

    For co-parenting couples, striking the right sleep balance with one another can be difficult, but it will be one of the most important things you can do for the sake of your child, your relationship

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  • How Sleep Aids in Weight Loss
    How Sleep Aids in Weight Loss

    Did you know that getting quality, restful sleep can help you lose weight?

    According to Sanjay Patel, M.D. a researcher at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, at least two dozen studies have confirmed that people who sleep less tend to weigh more. Studying almost 70,000 women over the course of 16 years, Patel and his colleagues discovered that women who sleep less than five hours a night were far more likely to gain weight than those who get at least seven and a half hours. And the difference wasn't negligible. In fact, they were 30% more likely to gain 30 or more pounds. Yikes.

    The sleep connection to appetite and metabolism.

    There are several different ways losing sleep can thwart your weight loss efforts. Research from the University of Chicago suggests that

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  • Sleep and Weight Loss: Why Shut-Eye Is Essential for A Leaner You
    Sleep and Weight Loss: Why Shut-Eye Is Essential for A Leaner You

    There are a couple oft-cited “epidemics” in America, one being obesity, and the other inadequate sleep. Unfortunately, it’s not just attention-grabbing headlines: according to studies, over one third of Americans are obese, and one third don’t get enough sleep.

    The closeness of these two figures may be more than coincidence. A growing body of research shows a strong association between sleep deprivation and weight gain. In a meta-analysis that encompassed 634,511 subjects, both male and female, ranging in age from 2 to 102, researchers found a consistent increased risk of obesity among those who don’t sleep enough.

    So what role does sleep loss play in weig

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  • Certifiably proud: Awards and industry certifications we hold.
    Certifiably proud: Awards and industry certifications we hold.

    Every company in the industry talks about how great their beds are. But, as in most of life, independent verification is a good thing. Particularly when it comes to your bed. If you’re taking care of your health, you spend about a third of your life in your bed. What materials went into it? Are they safe? Have they been rigorously tested by reputable outside sources?

    At Reverie, that answer is yes. An obsessive yes, in fact. We are truly dedicated to bringing you a happy, healthy bed. So we aggressively pursue certifications and reviews that are meaningful. Here’s a thorough guide to what outside sources say about our mattresses, power beds and linens.

    Consumer Reports magazine

    See what Consumer Reports had to say about our DreamCell® mattress here.

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  • Sleeping with a Newborn Baby: An Ob/Gyn Gives Advice
    Sleeping with a Newborn Baby: An Ob/Gyn Gives Advice

    By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

    Congratulations, and welcome to motherhood for the first, second, or greater time. It is the hardest job you will ever have but it comes with the greatest benefits package. For me, the most difficult part of the newborn period is sleep deprivation. My daughter needed to nurse every 2-3 hours for one week, and every feeding felt like an eternity. My husband is very helpful, but he needed sleep once he went back to work. And even though there were very special bonding moments with my little girl during the night, it still felt very lonely being the only person up multiple times while extremely fatigued and hormonal. I know you have been there, too, my friend! So, what can we do to maximize sleep time and to make the most of the little sleep we can get? Here are my favorite tips for sleeping with a newborn baby, all of which I have been using since the birth of my second child just a few months ago.

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  • Best New Bedtime Picture Books
    Best New Bedtime Picture Books

    There’s something special about reading a bedtime story with a child. Many kids are extra sweet at bedtime, so you get quality time and bonding to the max. You’ve likely already shared your favorite classic books with your kids or grandkids. Several times, right? Goodnight, Moon. The Hungry Caterpillar. The Velveteen Rabbit. The Missing Piece. Green Eggs and Ham. They’re all so wonderful, sigh. But eventually, you need some new material. So what can you read with them now?

    Have no fear. We recently went to a good bookstore for kids in search of best new picture books that might wind up being classics.

    We’ll start by sharing our own criteria for what makes a good picture book. It must have a good, engaging story. The writing has to sparkle. The pictures need to feel fresh, graphic or otherwise charming. It needs to be human. And the book needs to be original in some way, n

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  • 10 Hospital Sleeping Tips for Expecting Moms
    10 Hospital Sleeping Tips for Expecting Moms

    By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

    You’ve been planning for this moment for months, maybe even years, and it is almost time to meet your new baby. Congratulations! For some of you, this will be your first overnight stay in a hospital. While I strongly believe the hospital is far and away the safest and best place to have your baby, it is not an environment that is conducive to a good night’s sleep. But, let’s be honest, neither is motherhood. Here are a few tips to help you get as much rest as possible so you can take excellent care of your little one.

    #1 Your overnight support person is your ally

    Your overnight support person may be the most important part of your sleep plan.  He or she should be excited about being helpful and should be supportive of and respectful of your boundaries.  Communicate very clearly with this person before, during, and after your hospital stay about how he or she can help you.

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  • The Complete Adjustable Bed Buying Guide
    The Complete Adjustable Bed Buying Guide

    In recent years, sales of adjustable power bed bases have grown exponentially. Yet, when it’s time for a sleep upgrade, many people still think only about mattresses. They remain unaware of the big difference in sleep quality that a power bed can provide, mistakenly equating them with hospital beds. With all the technology now infused into adjustable beds, nothing could be further from the truth.

    An adjustable power base gives you the ability to control and tweak the position you sleep in, which can lead to longer and more restful sleep. It can also reduce snoring and alleviate pain. And then there’s the lifestyle perks. Like finally being able to read in bed comfortably with support under your knees.  Or drifting off to a massage every night. Or programming the head of the bed to rise automatically in the morning to help you wake up. And more.

    All in all, an adjustable

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  • Pregnancy Sleeping Positions: A Pregnant Doctor Hacks our Bed
    Pregnancy Sleeping Positions: A Pregnant Doctor Hacks our Bed

    By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

    As an Ob-Gyn in the third trimester of my second pregnancy, I am keenly aware of the many changes the female body undergoes while doing the very important work of growing a new life.  Hormones surge, ligaments and skin stretch, and bones shift to accommodate your little one, who starts off as one cell and becomes trillions of cells by birth. Momentous, certainly. But it also sounds uncomfortable, right? It is. So what can we do to make sure these nine months are more joy than pain while nurturing our future astrophysicists? One of the most important steps is ensuring adequate nightly amounts of peaceful sleep in spite of our frequent bathroom visits.

    Pregnancy sleep positions: a pregnant doctor hacks our bed

    Dr. Amelia Bailey, who is currently pregnant, came up with a Dream

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  • Daily Cycles in Women's Health
    Daily Cycles in Women's Health

    By Dr. Benjamin Smarr, PhD

    Think your body has just one biological clock? Or that sleep only minimally affects how your body works?  In this column, Dr. Ben Smarr takes his time and explains all.

    Daily Cycles in Women's Health

    Pregnant? New parent or have small kids? Tired? Get tips and info on our special site for exhausted moms. 

    Ready to start sleeping better?

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  • How I Achieve Work Life Balance by Dr. Amelia Bailey, new mom
    How I Achieve Work Life Balance by Dr. Amelia Bailey, new mom

    By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

    My life is probably not much different than yours: many people vying for my time and attention, a to-do list that is never-ending, and too few hours in the day to get it all done. Saving time for myself is a luxury. I think it is called the daily grind because it cannot be done without coffee.

    If you fall into the latter category, you aren’t alone. Everyone is there at some point; the smartest people find a way to manage work life balance gracefully. While my life is always a work in progress, I have recently spent a good bit of time rearranging the weekdays in order to feel more productive in all areas of my life: family, career, exercise, personal growth, and possibly most importantly sleep.  That sounds great; but how to achieve work life balance?  The following has worked for me: prioritize responsibilities and needs, set a schedule for the weekdays, and operate efficiently.

    Prioritize your responsibili

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  • How to Sleep Well When You Have Acid Reflux
    How to Sleep Well When You Have Acid Reflux

    It’s your anniversary dinner, and you go out to that new Italian restaurant you’ve been eyeing for months. You wine and dine with abandon—roasted garlic, spicy octopus, pasta with sausage and rivers of homemade tomato sauce, and—of course—wine. Lots and lots of red wine.

    You come home and get in bed, full and content and ready to doze off, when all of a sudden it hits you like a freight train: acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a burning discomfort located in your stomach, chest, or throat. It can also bring with it a sour taste in your mouth, nausea, bloating, and other unpleasant symptoms. It perhaps goes without saying that acid reflux makes it a bit difficult to fall asleep.

    What's giving you indigestion?

    Caused by what’s called a hiata

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  • Why Pregnancy Makes It So Hard to Sleep
    Why Pregnancy Makes It So Hard to Sleep

    As soon as you have a tiny human being growing inside of you, your life becomes a whole lot less about you. Most women know this, of course, but many don’t know just what changes are in store for their daily habits. An expectant mom usually knows to avoid alcohol, yes, and she’s pretty sure that she should avoid too much fish, and second-hand smoke becomes extra risky… but what about her favorite cheeses? Is she still allowed to hit the gym? Can she even still enjoy a cup of coffee?

    Because it’s not just about you anymore, every single decision of the day suddenly becomes more significant. And unfortunately, all of the conflicting information about pregnancy can make expectant moms lose a lot of sleep – literally. But while the occasional 

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  • 5 Tips to Get Sleepy Kids Out of Bed in the Morning
    5 Tips to Get Sleepy Kids Out of Bed in the Morning

    Getting kids out of bed in the morning is never easy, and with the recent transition from holiday vacation back to school—not to mention frosty mornings that make cozy blankets all the more tempting—it may be harder than ever this time of year. As lazy mornings eating pancakes in PJ’s are replaced by buzzing alarm clocks, blankets pulled tight over sleepy heads, and frantic searches misplaced homework assignments, parents across the nation are faced with the perennial question: how do I get my kid out of bed in the morning?

    First, rest assured that you’re not alone. This is a nearly universal phenomenon, and has roots in biology. One cross-sectional study[1] found that nearly 50% of 6th-8th graders have difficulty waking in the morning, and the National Sleep Foundation notes that though teens need around 9 hours of sleep each night, natu

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