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Some Facts About Sleep

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing. Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and suffer from sleep deprivation. For example, surveys conducted by the National Sleep Foundation reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from more than 70 different sleep disorders and 60% of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. Most of those with these problems go undiagnosed and untreated. In addition, more than 40% of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities at least a few days each month, with 20% reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more. We encourage checking your mattress, if comfort levels did change, a new mattress could be the best solution to address that issue.

 

Things to Remember When Buying a Mattress

In order to prolong the life of your new mattress and be totally satisfied with your investment, please remember the following:

  • Body Impressions in a new mattress are normal and indicate the upholstery layers are conforming to your body’s contours. This is not a structural defect but normal occurrences in today’s luxury filled premium bedding.

  • Body impressions become more common and more noticeable with the larger sizes of queen and king mattresses.

  • The Proper Care for these type mattresses is to turn your mattress over and end to end more frequently and regularly, especially within the first 5 years. This care should be performed every 2 weeks for the first 3 months and every 2 months thereafter.

  • Pillow Top Mattresses require a stepped up schedule due to increased layers of upholstery. If your particular mattress shows significant signs of body impressions in between the above scheduled rotations, feel free to change the schedule to accommodate your bed or sleeping style.

  • Your new mattress is an important investment in your health and comfort. It is very important you care for your mattress properly in order to obtain maximum value. Spring filled mattresses must not be bent for any reason. Care should be taken, especially with the super-size mattresses, during handling or delivery that your mattress does not bend. Permanent, irreparable damage can be inflicted by improper handling or other abuse. Take care of your investment for maximum satisfaction.

  • 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee is given for most of our products and a receipt of purchase and purchase of waterproof mattress pad must be shown to take advantage of this offer. See salesperson for details.

The Process of Buying a Mattress

Sometimes the process of buying a mattress can be a difficult decision to make. Use this simple testing advice based on science and individual physiology:

  • Take off your shoes.

  • Are you back or side sleeper? Try both positions.

  • Close your eyes

  • Take 10-15 min and test the new mattress.

  • Go back to the mattress you like the most, and do a final comparison.

  • The right pillow is very important, so try different pillows.

The Choice of a Good Mattress

The choice of a good mattress, which satisfies our personal sleep patterns and gives us complete response during the night, is the first step towards a truly healthy life. Only sufficient refreshing sleep will allow us to renew our energies and give us the strength to deal mindfully with everyday living.

A good night's sleep is essential to our well being. Some of our products: 

 

Soul
800 pocket coils, convoluted foam, supportive layers, one inch of cooling gel with 20 oz poly, quality textile, all from a top quality sources only from Canada and USA. This support mattress features 800 pocket coil design pared with innovative memory foam mixed with cooling gel. This mattress is two sided, so can be turned to last longer. The motion transfer is minimal and partner disturbance.

 

High-density memory foam with cooling Gel
​The introduction of gel beds, high-density memory foam adds extra layers of support, pressure relief and temperature control to the mattress. Gel, a known performance product for individuals with active lifestyles, increases support for the body​ while maintaining the utmost comfort.

 

 

Pocketed Vs. Bonnell Spring Mattresses 

Pocketed Spring Mattresses 

Pocketed Spring mattresses are a newer and a more superior type of spring mattress. In a Pocketed spring mattress, the springs are wrapped inside an individual fabric case. Automated machines coil the wires and seal the coil inside the fabric encasement.

Once wrapped, these individual springs are attached to each other to maintain the shape of the mattress. Since only the fabric encasement is attached, the coils inside can move independently of the adjacent springs.

Pocketed spring mattresses are superior to other mattress types due to “zero motion transfer.” This means you can make movements without causing the mattress to wiggle and jiggle. This lets you turn on your side without causing ripples of mattress movements or disturbing your partner.

 

Bonnell Spring:

Bonnel Spring is the oldest spring type technology and is currently widely used in the entry-level spring mattresses. Bonnell springs are hourglass-shaped, and the ends of the wire are knotted or wrapped around the top and bottom circular portion of the coil and self-tied.

All the individual spring are then tied together using spring wire, and the completed structure is reinforced with a strong border wire to retain shape.

 

Pocketed spring vs. Bonnell spring mattress:

  • Bonnell spring mattress owners often complain of the rigid border wire being felt. This happens when sufficient cushioning has not been used in the mattress. No border wire is used in Pocket Spring mattresses.
  • In a Bonnell spring mattress all the springs are tied together, what happens on one side of the mattress directly affects what happens on the other side. So when someone flops into bed, you can be jolted clear up off your side of the bed. In Pocket spring mattresses no motion-transfer takes place.
  • Bonnell spring mattress users also experiense what is called “the valley”. Two people sleeping close to each other will create a valley that they both roll into, colliding in the middle. Also when sleeping close to the edge of the mattress, there is a risk of rolling-off the mattress if sufficient edge-support is not there. In a Pocketed spring mattress, the springs moved independently and movements on one part of the mattresses does not affect rest of the mattress.

To summarize, Bonnel spring mattresses are best avoided. If your budget permits go in for a pocketed-spring mattress, or you might be better off with a good quality Latex / Coil mattress or memory foam mattress.

 

 

Study Reveals That Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Errors in Memory

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine, has found that lack of sleep can lead to errors in memory.

“We found memory distortion is greater after sleep deprivation,” said Kimberly Fenn, MSU associate professor of psychology and co-investigator of the study. “And people are getting less sleep each night than they ever have.”

Published online in the journal Psychological Sciencelast month, the study found that participants kept awake for 24 hours—and even those who had five hours or fewer of sleep—were more likely to mix up event details than those who were well-rested. The study, conducted on both campuses, used simulated burglaries shown in a series of images to test the subjects’ memories.

“People who repeatedly get low amounts of sleep every night could be more prone in the long run to develop these forms of memory distortion,” Fenn said. “It’s not just a full night of sleep deprivation that puts them at risk.”

 

 

Study Shows That Exercise can Reduce insomnia

“There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia,” says Kelly Glazer Baron, clinical psychologist at Rush University in Chicago in a May 30 article on CNN.com. “In one study we did, for example, older women suffering from insomnia said their sleep improved from poor to good when they exercised. They had more energy and were less depressed.”

Sleep researcher Shawn Youngstedt at Arizona State University in Tempe concurred about the benefits of working out over pharmaceuticals. “It’s less expensive, healthier and just as easy to exercise,” he says. “And there’s an added bonus: Research suggests those who are physically active have a lower risk of developing insomnia in the first place.”