Sleep to Live Institute’s Oexman Becomes a Regular Contributor to the Huffington Post

The director of Kingsdown’s Sleep to Live Institute, Dr. Robert Oexman, has become a regularly featured contributor and blogger for The Huffington Post, one of the world’s leading news sites. Oexman regularly contributes to and authors stories focused on consumer sleep habits.

“Educating consumers on the importance of sleep and the impact it has on our health is a core component of the Kingsdown mission. The Huffington Post reaches more than 36 million readers each month, which makes it a really effective outlet for Robert Oexman to connect with the general public to dispel common myths, promote strong sleep habits and weigh-in on how mattresses really do matter when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep,” said Kingsdown President and CEO Frank Hood.

Oexman contributed expert advice in two stories posted the first week of November on the Huffington Posts’ “Healthy Living” webpage. In the first article entitled, “Daylight Saving Time Ends: How The Time Change May Affect Your Sleep and Mood,” Oexman notes that “falling back isn’t nearly as disruptive to our bodies as springing forward.” In fact, after turning the clocks back, “we see a decrease in heart attacks and car accidents, a testament to the power of sleep.”

Oexman also brought a unique spin to the coverage of the 2012 presidential election in the story “How Election Night Affects Your Sleep.” Oexman noted that election coverage creates a long-night for many Americans watching live results. Oexman’s advice to sleep-deprived readers was to “realize you’re not going to make any changes to the results and just turn it off. Even if it’s a neck-and-neck race, there’s not going to be much to report at 4 a.m., so power down the laptop and leave the phone out of the bedroom.”

Also penning his own blogs to educate the public on sleep and sleep products, Oexman most recently answered the question “Can a Mattress Really Impact Your Sleep?” Oexman references a study sponsored by Kingsdown and performed by Research Triangle International which evaluated more than 16,000 nights of sleep and 128 subjects to reveal that “even small differences in mattress support correlated with changes in sleep and pain. This is a clear indication that mattresses really do matter.”

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About The Sleep to Live Institute: The Sleep to Live Institute is the research arm of leading bedding manufacturer Kingsdown, Inc. Through the science of sleep, the medical specialists, physicians and engineers at the STL provide the public with specific solutions to combat sleep-related issues, such as behavior, environment and sleep equipment. The Institute is committed to researching and developing real-world technologies that can benefit consumers who desire quality sleep.

About Kingsdown, Inc.: Kingsdown, Inc. founded in 1904 and headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina, USA is a manufacturer of premium mattress systems serving leading retailers across the United States and in more than 20 countries. Each product is manufactured using handcrafted techniques combined with state‐of‐the‐art research, materials and equipment. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities, are also headquartered in Mebane. International offices are located in Bangkok, Thailand, and Tokyo, Japan. Additional manufacturing and distribution centers are located in Winchester, VA; Muskogee, OK; Lakeland, FL; Stockton, CA; Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, Canada; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Australia.