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In The News
U.S. Goods Trade Deficit Hits Record High; Retail Inventories Surge: The U.S. trade deficit in goods widened to a record high in December as imports increased for a fifth straight month amid strong domestic demand.| Reuters
MLILY Mourns The Passing Of Stephen Chen: Stephen Chen, 59, the president of MLILY USA died on the evening of Friday, January 21, 2022 after suffering from an illness the past several weeks.| Sleep Retailer
IMC Acquires Dough; Invests In Women-Owned Businesses: International Market Centers acquired Dough, an e-commerce platform focused on empowering women-owned businesses—this move is the first in a series of initiatives aiming to bring new voices into the fold. | Home Textiles Today
Spring Air Expands West: Spring Air International signed a licensing agreement with Idaho-based Everton Mattress Factory to produce its family of brands in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. | Sleep Retailer
BIA Acquires Illinois Sleep Products: Bedding Industries of America (BIA), recently acquired a majority interest in Chicago-based Illinois Sleep Products, Inc. (ISP), one of the leading independent mattress producers in the region. | Sleep Retailer
Spotify’s Sleep Timer Lets You Doze To Favorite Songs: Listening to music or a podcast on your phone could help you fall asleep if you can’t quite shut your mind off after a busy day. | Cnet Tech
WithIt Scholarship Foundation Receives $40,000 Donation: In December, WithIt’s Scholarship Foundation received a $40,000 donation from Heritage Home Group Charitable Trust to support scholarships for students with majors which apply to the home industries. | Sleep Retailer
Is The Murphy Bed Back?: When the majority of your life is happening within the four walls of your home, every square foot counts. The past two years have inspired some serious, space-saving creativity—quite possibly bring back the Murphy Bed | Miami Herald
Malouf Foundation Raises Awareness Of Human Trafficking: For Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, the Malouf Foundation created a month-long campaign to increase public awareness of human trafficking and to show support for survivors. | Sleep Retailer
Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep
TikTok Sleep Hack Goes Viral: Filipino fitness trainer and TikTok influencer Justin Agustin went viral for demonstrating a military technique to help one fall asleep in two minutes. | Yahoo Entertainment
What Is The Best Posture For Sleep: Improper sleep posture can create a lot of problems for your body, and you may not even realize that your sleep is the cause. Thankfully, you can improve your sleep posture by sleeping in the correct position.| Psychology Today
Science Linked These 3 Eating Habits With Better Sleep:If you’re looking for ways to naturally support your circadian rhythm, a new scientific review indicates that what you eat is a pretty darn good place to start. | Well + Good