Hello, and welcome to the Cuddle Ewe™ sleep blog! Cuddle Ewe™ is a company devoted to developing and manufacturing products to help people sleep better, especially those with chronic diseases that make restful sleep more difficult, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and polymyostis, and for those who simply want to get a good night’s sleep. Our flagship product is the Cuddle Ewe™ pure wool Underquilt mattress topper. Placed between your mattress and bottom sheet, Cuddle Ewe™ Underquilts support and distribute your body weight, providing gentle, effective support and simultaneously distribute your body weight away from painful tender points and sensitive joints to promote a more restorative night’s rest. Our Underquilts have been featured in a number of publications, including “Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia” by Mary J. Shomon, “From Fatigued to Fantastic” by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D, and “Home Safe Home” by Debra Lynn Dadd.

The purpose of this blog is to provide you with information on sleep and sleep disorders to help you get the best rest possible. Sleep, like diet and exercise, is important for our minds and bodies to function normally. Rats deprived of sleep die within two to three weeks, a time frame similar to death due to starvation. Short term effects of sleep deprivation include decreased performance and alertness, memory and cognitive impairment, relationships stress, occupational injuries, and auto accidents. Long term effects of sleep deprivation include high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity, psychiatric problems including depression and other mood disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), mental impairment and fetal and childhood growth retardation.

We also want to point out that the information provided on this blog should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only — they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.