What Time Should I Wake Up?

Mornings can be tough, especially when we’re not getting the sleep we need. Which is exactly why we’ve created the ultimate guide to building a better sleep schedule to fit your daily routine. But before we get into it, let’s review the basics of sleep biology. Your circadian rhythm Just like the hours of the day, humans run on an internal clock that tells us when we should go to sleep each...

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Your New Favorite Throw Blanket Is Here

It’s the blanket your mom bought for you when you moved into your dorm room freshman year and tearily folded up at the foot of your bed. Now, you grab it when you’re settling in with your popcorn bowl to watch “Sleepless in Seattle” for the 10,000th time.It’s the blanket you didn’t register for during wedding planning, but your great aunt saw it and knew you needed. Now you wrap yourself in i...

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Fortoul Brothers Collaboration Launch Event Recap

Is there any better reason to celebrate than the launch of our first product collaboration with our favorite Phoenix-based artist duo, the Fortoul Brothers? On October 10, 2019 we did just that with some of our favorite local media, tastemakers and friends.At the event, held at our Downtown Phoenix headquarters, the Early Bird PHX crew provided cocktails from their nighttime shift team call...

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“Sweet Dreams” From T&N + the Fortoul Brothers

Anticipating the release of our first ever collaboration, a limited edition throw blanket with Phoenix artists the Fortoul Brothers, we chatted with Gabriel Fortoul about their approach to art, design for the throw blanket, and how they Wake Up Better®.How would you define art? How would you define your art?I (Gabriel) believe that art has the ability to change the world. I believe that art...

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Do Giraffes Sleep Standing Up or Sitting Down?

Let’s go ahead and start this post out really honestly: giraffes are really freaking weird.Like, don’t stop to think about it too much. It’ll turn into an existential crisis surprisingly quickly. It’s just a short hop from “Why are giraffes’ necks so long?” to “What does it actually, truly mean to be ‘alive’?”Now that is out of the way, let’s get to why you’re here. It’s either the middle...

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What Are the Causes of Night Sweats

Everyone knows the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night, panting, completely drenched in sweat wondering what time it is, where you are, which dimension you landed in, and why you’re no longer wearing your yellow jumpsuit.Catching your breath, you throw the covers off you in an attempt to cool down and contemplate changing your PJs (and your sheets tomorrow) while you try to figure...

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Falling Asleep in 2008, a Playlist

You walk in from a late showing of the Sex in the City movie (You're a Miranda pretending to be a Carrie, it's okay, a lot of us are.) and toss your shutter shades, UGGS, and casual vest in the corner.Falling back into your bed, you slip some earbuds in and decompress from the pressure of filling out Myspace surveys and maintaining your blog. What are you listening to? Sweet Talk by The ...

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How Do You Move a Mattress Anyway?

While it is often exciting and joyful, moving is stressful and a pain. A new adventure awaits—but you have a lot of packing and probably some serious heavy lifting to do before you get there.It’s no doubt that mattresses are one of the bigger, literally, items to move. It is essential to have the very first night and yet one of the heaviest, bulkiest and most annoying to carry. They instant...

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What To Do When You Can’t Fall Asleep

We’re guessing that you came across this post because it is somewhere between midnight and 4 a.m. and you can’t sleep. You’ve tried your back, your side, your other side, two pillows, three pillows and... nothing. Sleep just won’t come and now you're unsure if you've ever really known how to fall asleep.Everyone has been there and insomnia really is a big problem for a lot of people. Someti...

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Is There A “Best Mattress” For Side Sleepers?

Finding the perfect position to sleep in is critical to getting the shuteye you need. Some people find lying on their back or stomach most comfortable, but for a lot of people, sleeping on the side of their bodies, or partially on their side and stomach is the only way they can fall asleep. If you find that you love to sleep on your side, when you start shopping you may be confronted with sever...

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