If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that nothing feels quite as good as a full night's sleep. When you sleep well, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. It's almost like the world knows when you sleep well: your morning coffee hits just right, the sun shines just a little brighter, and you've got a little extra pep in your step.
Your friends and colleagues may notice, too, especially if good sleep is becoming a foreign concept for you. If it is, you're not alone - according to the CDC, people around the U.S. are in need of some serious zzzz's - more than 1 in 3 Americans aren't getting enough sleep. Perhaps even more shocking is that 40% of people fall asleep during the day once a month, according to the National Institutes of Health. Experts agree that most folks should get at least seven hours of sleep a night, but in reality, most Americans struggle to get five or six.
While some ultra-rich CEOs claim they only need a few hours of sleep a night, that's not true for most people. In fact, your body and brain will hate you if you're not getting enough shuteye. If you're feeling sluggish, unmotivated, snappy, achy, sick, or just down in the dumps, you may not be getting enough sleep. And it may not be your fault - that old, dilapidated innerspring mattress that you're sleeping on may be the true culprit.
Fortunately, Sleep King is here to help you get on the fast track to falling asleep with the ultimate comfort of MLILY mattresses in Wilmington, NC.
Not sure why type of mattress is best for your body and sleeping style? Our knowledgeable, friendly mattress experts would be happy to help you get started on a better night's sleep. Why not swing by our showroom and check out our wide selection of MLILY mattresses? If your traditional innerspring setup is cutting into your sleep or even hurting your back, it's time to upgrade. After all, in a perfect world, you're spending 7-8 hours a night on your mattress, and you should get the best product for the price.
When you rest on an MLILY mattress, you experience a cooler, deeper, more restorative sleep, so you can enjoy tomorrow to the fullest. Though MLILY is a global company, their local mattresses are made right here in the U.S., in facilities located in Arizona and South Carolina. Unlike many innerspring mattresses, MLILY mattresses are designed for a more supportive sleep while wicking away moisture and fighting off-putting odors.
While many large, mainstream brands you see on TV are built using outdated technologies, MLILY mattress and pillow products are produced using proprietary machinery built exclusively for MLILY. This machine uses precise cutting technology, ensuring that your mattress is the right size for your body and the right price for your budget. Plus, without ozone depletes, lead, mercury, or heavy metals, MLILY foams are manufactured to be safe for you, your spouse, kids, pets, and the environment. It doesn't get much better than that!
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Take a moment and think about all the different things that have happened in your life over the last decade. Maybe you graduated college or got the job of your dreams. Perhaps you got married or moved to a new home in a new state. But if you're like the average person, one thing remained the same: your mattress. It might be surprising to hear, but the average lifespan of a mattress is between seven and ten years.
Letting go of your old, worn-out mattress might be hard, especially if it's served you well over time. As with most products, however, nothing lasts forever. But how do you know when it's time to ditch your old bed and choose a new MLILY mattress in , NC? Here are just a few of the most common reasons that customers tell us when it comes to buying a new bed.
Is your mattress starting to smell less like roses and more like the dirty socks in your hamper? When your mattress gets smelly, it's most often a result of mold, fungi, and mildew buildup over time. There's not too much you can do to avoid this from happening, especially if you live in a humid climate. So, the next time you change your sheets, give your mattress a sniff. If it smells funky, it's time to upgrade.
If your mattress has a noticeable sag, it's a surefire sign that you need to get a new mattress. Mattresses sag because, over time, coils begin to weaken, and memory foam loses elasticity. If you lay down on your bed for a moment, get up, and your bed sags instead of returning to its original appearance, your mattress is nearing the end of its life.
Waking up in pain is basically the an thesis of what a mattress is supposed to do. Due to wear and tear over time, even the best mattresses lose their ability to support your body. If you've been waking up with dull aches and pains in your hips, lower back, or shoulders, it's a red flag. Finding a comfortable, supportive mattress like an MLILY Fusion Lux is of utmost importance.
Constantly moving side-to-side or switching positions in the middle of the night is a great way to get your partner angry. It's also a big sign that you need to consider buying a new mattress. Like the supportiveness of our mattresses, general comfortability also lessens with usage and time. Here's the truth: You shouldn't need to toss and turn to get comfortable in your bed. If you are, your mattress has probably declined in quality and needs replacing. You shouldn't ever have to put your sleep health on the line for an uncomfortable mattress.
It might sound obvious, but the #1 reason why people choose to buy a new mattress is to get better sleep. Sleep, in and of itself, is a bit of a mystery - somehow, our bodies just know when it's time to clock out for the day and go to sleep. But if you've been sleeping on a poor quality or dilapidated mattress for long enough, you might have become used to the feeling of lackluster sleep. If that sounds like you, we're here to tell you that you're missing out.
Getting a great night's rest is one of life's little pleasures, but according to experts, it's also much more than that. If you swear by limiting your sleep to be more "productive," you may be doing yourself a disservice.
When you don't get enough sleep on a regular basis, it can lead to serious heart issues like high blood pressure and even heart attacks. Why? Because poor sleep causes your body to release cortisol. This stress hormone causes your heart to work harder. That's great in some situations, but long stretches of poor sleep are quite bad for your heart. Like other parts of your body, your heart needs to rest in order to function correctly.
Getting a cold is never fun. But if it feels like someone slapped your head with an anvil when you get the sniffles, you may need better sleep. When you get great sleep, the proteins and immune cells in your body have a better chance of fighting off things like the common cold and flu. Your immune system also helps mitigate symptoms like runny noses, congestion, headaches, and more. Without the right sleep, symptoms from colds and cases of flu will be much worse.
Do you roll out of bed and feel like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh? You're probably not getting great sleep. When you sleep well, you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day. Your energy levels are high, making life's little annoyances more manageable. And when you're not annoyed, you're typically not angry. When you're not angry, you're only a half-step away from being happy. So, put on our PJs and get to bed early on an MLILY mattress in , NC. Your friends and family will thank you!
Earlier, we mentioned how some people purposely lose sleep so that they can be more productive. On the surface, that makes some sense since you have more hours in the day to dedicate to work. However, burning the midnight oil again and again is a bad idea. Eventually, you'll start making mistakes that an afternoon pot of coffee won't fix. Instead of cutting your sleep short, try getting more. Studies show that great sleep is linked to higher cognitive function and improved concentration. If you're not purposely limiting your sleep, it's time to ditch that old mattress and swing by Sleep King.
Getting eight or more hours of sleep doesn't mean you're going to lose lbs. overnight. But getting better sleep can seriously help with your diet or weight loss goals. When you get poor sleep, your body creates a hormone called ghrelin that causes you to get hungry. It also lowers the amounts of leptin in your body, which is a hormone that lets you know you're full. With great sleep, these hormones remain balanced, so you don't wake up finding for a sugary bowl of Captain Crunch.
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WILMINGTON, N.C. – Tabbed as the fourth head coach in the school's 15-year NCAA Division I history over the offseason, first-year head coach Steve Benson will clock in his long-awaited debut for the Presbyterian College volleyball program this weekend, starting off the 2023 campaign with a three-match burst in UNC Wilmington versus three separate opponents.Taking over a roster that retur...
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Tabbed as the fourth head coach in the school's 15-year NCAA Division I history over the offseason, first-year head coach Steve Benson will clock in his long-awaited debut for the Presbyterian College volleyball program this weekend, starting off the 2023 campaign with a three-match burst in UNC Wilmington versus three separate opponents.
Taking over a roster that returns eight letter-winners from last fall and five players who saw regular time as starters during that period, Benson and co. will peel the cover off the brand-new campaign by taking on Stetson tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. from Wilmington's Hanover Hall.
Less than 24 hours later, the Blue Hose will hit the floor again bright and early for a 9:00 a.m. first serve against Fordham before closing the weekend against the hosting Seahawks at 6:00 p.m. later in the evening.
GAMEDAY INFO – FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 Presbyterian vs. Stetson – 3:00 PM (Wilmington, N.C.) LIVE STATS - StatBroadcast
GAMEDAY INFO – SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 Presbyterian vs. Fordham – 9:00 AM (Wilmington, N.C.) LIVE STATS - StatBroadcast
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT – STETSON
- PC's 17th season of D-I competition will open with the aforementioned neutral-site duel against Stetson, a Sunshine State foe who posted a 15-14 mark a year ago. Each of Stetson's first nine victories in 2022 came via sweep, drifting to a 6-10 ASUN record after starting 9-3.
- Former NAIA National Player of the Year and Stetson head coach Yang Deng (the program's director for seven seasons) took the Hatters to the conference tournament last November in Nashville, although the result in the first round tilted against them in a five-set defeat at the hands of Liberty.
- After the Blue Hose captured a 3-2 win back in 2009 – the two sides' first of three meetings overall – Stetson took the next two encounters in '15 and '21, coincidentally other neutral-site affairs such as tomorrow's in North Carolina.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT – FORDHAM
- Another adversary with a small dosage of history with the Blue Hose, Presbyterian's Saturday morning contest versus Fordham will entail the third all-time meeting between the pair. A tiebreaker will be in order after PC bested the Rams in the opening bout of the '15 season before the opposite result occurred in 2016.
- Fordham and head coach Ian Choi finished the previous campaign with a below .500 mark of 13-16, grabbing all but six of those W's in Atlantic 10 matchups. The Rams concluded the semester on a high note by downing George Mason in back-to-back home matches.
- Traveling south to Wilmington from The Bronx, Fordham put together 12.5 kills per set in 2022 which translated to a .201 attack percentage.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT – UNC WILMINGTON
- The caboose for the weekend's trio, Presbyterian will wrap up the tourney by battling the hosting party in a mix that has never happened in PC's D-I past. That first-ever encounter with UNCW will come against a squad looking to bounce back from a 6-19 record 12 months prior.
- All of the Seahawks' wins during the '22 stretch came in five-set form with the exception of their final two against Hampton (both 3-1 final decisions).
- Head coach Dottie Hampton approaches her fourth year in charge of the program, aiming to atone for a 2-9 mark when competing from their home gymnasium in the Tar Heel State.
2022 BLUE HOSE RECAP
- Benson inherits a Blue Hose core that retained a sizable chunk of last season's production, including Kasey Battle and Anna Baranski who both grabbed weekly honors from the Big South (Player of the Week for the former and Freshman of the Week twice for the latter).
- Five PC competitors logged at least 75 sets played in 2022, led by senior Hailey Grocholski's 106. Backed by a .171 hitting clip, Battle finished the campaign three kills shy of 200 as one of four roster members who will progress through their last season donning the blue and garnet, alongside Grocholski, Kinsey Bailey, and Jordan McAda.
- The Blue Hose strung together a 9-19 performance last fall, with six of those W's coming away from Clinton. Winning two of their final three meetings over UNC Asheville and Winthrop at the Templeton Center, PC comes into 2023 needing just 12 more wins to reach the century mark since joining the D-I ranks.
Welcome to the weekly Port City Foodies newsletter brought to you by me, StarNews reporter Allison Ballard. And, well, I can say that some weeks are yummier than others. This was one of them! I was lucky enough to try a few things coming our way -- from a perfectly cooked smash burger with lacy edges to...
Welcome to the weekly Port City Foodies newsletter brought to you by me, StarNews reporter Allison Ballard. And, well, I can say that some weeks are yummier than others. This was one of them! I was lucky enough to try a few things coming our way -- from a perfectly cooked smash burger with lacy edges to chilaquiles and pancakes topped with fruit and a delicious milk sauce. You can read more about all of it here.
Two businesses that have been in the works for months are officially opening Friday, Aug. 25. One is a brewery in Leland. (The third one to open since October.) And the other is a burger restaurant bringing a unique style to the Wilmington area. I got to check out both spaces and have a couple of suggestions: Look for the "Beer it Forward" board at Mannkind Brewing and go for a double or triple at Oklahoma's Original Burger.
The brunch restaurant trend is booming across the country – and in Wilmington with our local restaurants like Brunches and Eternal Sunshine. This area is also starting to see some breakfast-and-lunch spots that add in some Latin flavors to the experience.
One such spot is a popular one in Castle Hayne. The owners are working with a new partner to bring another Buen Dia to Wilmington. We have the details here.
I also got to talk to Chef Larry Fuller recently. He’s been working in local restaurants for 30 years, from one of the original shrimp-and-grits spots to classic waterfront eateries. He’s now teamed up with Shelly McGowan of Michael’s Seafood, which is celebrating 25 years in business this year. Who wants to go with me to check out some of their new dishes and great specials, and maybe get a bowl of chowder?
Speaking of longtime locals, reporter John Staton recently worked on an article about some of the benchmarks that make for a true Wilmingtonian. Of course, there are some restaurant-related items listed. You can check it out here.
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The Pender Commerce Park is bustling with employees, delivery trucks, and even construction workers making way for another business to join the park.That same construction work hasn't happened yet for Amazon.In March 2022, Amazon and business officials announced plans to build a delivery station at Pender Commerce Park, but it appears no progress has been made on the selected site. Last year, Wilmington Business Development (WBD) said a 142,000-square-foot facility was anticipated to be complete in 2023 to serve ...
The Pender Commerce Park is bustling with employees, delivery trucks, and even construction workers making way for another business to join the park.
That same construction work hasn't happened yet for Amazon.
In March 2022, Amazon and business officials announced plans to build a delivery station at Pender Commerce Park, but it appears no progress has been made on the selected site. Last year, Wilmington Business Development (WBD) said a 142,000-square-foot facility was anticipated to be complete in 2023 to serve a growing customer base in the area, while providing more than 100 full-time jobs.
According to Pender County records, the site on Acme Way next to Acme Fish remains owned by Amazon Services, LLC and was granted by Pender County. Daniel Adams, planning and community development director, confirmed construction has not started yet.
Earlier this year, Amazon and WBD provided updates about the facility along U.S. 421 amid speculation about if the Pender location would open at all. But officials assured Amazon is still coming.
A previous report from The Daytona Beach News-Journal in 2022 indicated that Amazon was pulling back plans on expanding warehouses and distribution centers. Marc Wulfraat, a global logistics consultant with MWPVL International Inc., provided a list of projects closing, canceled or delayed. For North Carolina under the canceled list, he mentioned a planned delivery station in Wilmington (Pender County is considered part of the city's metro area).
The speculation also included Seefried Industrial Properties, an Atlanta-based industrial real estate business connected to Amazon, backing out of a deal with Pender County. The Golden LEAF Foundation approved a $500,000 grant to demolish old buildings left at the old BASF/Tekada manufacturing facility, which made Vitamin C products for the dietary supplement industry. At the time, it was reported a company, known as "whale," was expecting to bring 1,000 jobs. The 150-acre area is located on Vitamin Drive.
Amazon connected business leaves Pender:After business 'Whale' backs out of Pender, leaders eye replacement to join Amazon
Greg Rios, a spokesperson for Amazon, reported in February that the Wilmington area is still in their plans.
"While we don't have a specific launch date to share right now, once we have a better sense of timing, we'll work to hire more than 100 people at the site," Rios previously stated.
Steve Kelly, another Amazon spokesperson, recently said coming to Pender County is still in their plans. Additional information about a construction timeline was not provided by officials.
Along with providing more jobs, officials said the site will also give opportunities to delivery service partners. Through Amazon, delivery stations such as the one announced for Pender are designed to be the last part of the ordering process after packages are shipped to the facility from other centers.
Along with Amazon, other businesses either operating or soon-to-open at the park include Acme Smoked Fish, Empire Distributors, FedEx Freight, Coastal Beverage, Polyhose and RL Cold. WBD officials also confirmed that Home Depot and Lansing Building Products, a company that produces exterior building materials, are expected to move into a building developed by Ramm Captial Partners LLC.
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More than 2,500 first-year and transfer students participated in an academic ceremonial rite of passage as UNCW officially welcomed the Class of...The Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has received a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and...Fourth-year UNCW men's basketball head coach Takayo Siddle will be among the Seahawks honored by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce during the...UNCW's 2023-24 academic year will begin with the traditional freshmen move-in days, followed by...
More than 2,500 first-year and transfer students participated in an academic ceremonial rite of passage as UNCW officially welcomed the Class of...
The Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has received a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and...
Fourth-year UNCW men's basketball head coach Takayo Siddle will be among the Seahawks honored by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce during the...
UNCW's 2023-24 academic year will begin with the traditional freshmen move-in days, followed by a series of signature back-to-school events...
Michaela Howells, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of a 2023 Equity Award from the New Hanover County Office...
UNC Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach Brewery have partnered to license an official craft beer befitting of Seahawk Nation called "The Dub...
UNCW has been designated as an official Purple Heart Designated University, an affirmation of the university’s commitment to those who have...
Fans attending UNCW athletic contests must use a credit/debit card or mobile device to purchase concession or souvenir items during the upcoming...
The UNCW Department of Film Studies recently hosted the 2023 Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) Conference May...
Under Chancellor Aswani K. Volety's leadership, UNCW will launch its Strategic Plan: Soar High, Soar Far, Soar Together, a 10-year blueprint...
The UNCW Board of Trustees convened for its quarterly meetings on July 27 with two new board members and three new officers for the 2023-24...
Dr. Brian Arbogast, professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, is the recipient of the American Society of Mammalogists 2023 Joseph...
UNCW Athletics has launched FLIGHT, a platform for Seahawk student-athletes to connect with fans, brands, donors and others interested in using...
The UNCW Board of Trustees will hold their regular quarterly meetings, on Thursday, July 27, in Veterans Hall and McNeill Hall.
Dr. Yolanda Pollard has been selected as the new director of UNCW's Swain Center for Executive Education and Economic Development. She began...
UNCW is among four institutions of higher education selected to join the fast-growing ranks of the Carolina Cyber Network, an organization...
The Colonial Athletic Association's Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the spring 2023 semester features 271 student-athletes from UNCW.
The UNCW women's swimming and diving team has been honored with the Colonial Athletic Association's Team Academic Excellence Award for...
Dr. G. Edzordzi Agbozo was named a recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English 2023 Early Career Educator of Color Award.
Guest contributorOh, the ubiquitous Bradford Pear tree – a flashback to the 60s when it was all the rage for landscapes with its lollipop shape, fast growth rate, prolific white spring blooms and luscious red fall leaf color. Little did Ladybird Johnson know that her promotion of this invasive Asian tree species would haunt us 60 years later.This ...
Oh, the ubiquitous Bradford Pear tree – a flashback to the 60s when it was all the rage for landscapes with its lollipop shape, fast growth rate, prolific white spring blooms and luscious red fall leaf color. Little did Ladybird Johnson know that her promotion of this invasive Asian tree species would haunt us 60 years later.
This Callery pear variety doesn’t feel quite like other invasive species (i.e., the viney kudzu). But this tree doesn’t belong in the Eastern United States, is cause for concern and prescribed for removal. The tree produces lots of human-inedible fruits. Cross pollinated with other Callery pear varieties, the fruits, thought to be sterile, are easily spread by birds into natural areas crowding out preferred native plant and tree species. The tree is also short-lived and becomes more and more fragile as it ages. A storm can split the tree and send it toppling. And the blooms smell really bad.
In 2018, The Washington Post’s Adrian Higgins wrote that “The U.S. Agriculture Department scientists who gave us the Bradford pear thought they were improving our world. Instead, they left an environmental time bomb that has now exploded.” Seeds from the preferred street tree of America’s postwar suburban expansion germinate to be the mass-produced supervillain with huge thorns taking over natural forests. These trees are damaging to our natural ecosystems and need to be removed and replaced.
Therefore, the Bradford Pear Bounty NC is a partnership between N.C. Wildlife Federation, N.C. State Extension, N.C. Urban Forest Council and N.C. Forest Service to help control the spread of invasive Bradford pears by removing them from communities and replacing them with native alternatives. Locally, the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is also involved.
Details for the local Wilmington program are found here: Register for Wilmington Bradford Pear Bounty.
North Carolina residents can remove an invasive Bradford pear tree from their property and exchange it for a free native tree at Bradford Pear Bounty NC events this year in Wilmington on Nov. 4. Tree removal is the homeowner’s responsibility, and several local tree care companies offer Bradford pear tree removal discounts for program participants. Photo documentation is required to qualify for the free replacement tree.
Tree species selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Replacement native trees are subject to availability and may include boxelder (Acer negundo), red maple (Acer rubrum), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), pawpaw (Asimina triloba), flowering dogwood (Benthamidia Florida), river birch (Betula nigra), Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), American beech (Fagus grandifolia), tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), swamp blackgum (Nyssa biflora), sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) or swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor).
Lloyd Singleton is the County Extension Director for New Hanover County Cooperative Extension and Arboretum, located at 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-798-7660. The Arboretum grounds are free and open daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.