December 14, 2018

You may not realize it, but the way you sleep could be affecting the way you live. The angle you rest your head at to the placement of your arms can both play a major part in not only your sleep life, but also your overall health. Over time, if you continue to lay in bed with bad posture, you could potentially get neck pain, sleep apnea, headaches, stomach issues, and so much more.

If you’re looking to prevent these health problems from happening in your future, there are a couple ways to avoid them altogether. There are numerous and proactive ways that you can make sure your sleep is healthy for years to come such as changing your mattress to a Tempur-Pedic or even just adjusting your sleep positions. Take these tips into consideration to help your sleep posture be the best it can be.

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  1. Sleep on Your Back

Only about eight percent of people sleep on their back, but this is hands down the best way to snooze. When you lay on your back, your head, neck, and spine all align, distributing the pressure appropriately throughout your body. While you should never wake up feeling achy, the only big con of sleeping on your back is snoring. Lying down in such a way can allow for your tongue to block your airway making snoring and even sleep apnea more severe.

Fortunately, there is a solution and it involves a Tempur-Pedic mattress. With the help of an adjustable Tempur-Pedic Bed, you’ll have the ability to position your body upright so you can comfortably lay on your back without being in any danger of your airways getting blocked.

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  1. Avoid Laying on Your Tummy

One sleep position you should completely avoid as if it were the plague is sleeping on your stomach. Even if it is your favorite way to sleep, it’s time to move on and find a better way. Our bodies are not meant to lay on our stomachs for long periods of time. We’re just not shaped that way, so our body distributes weight awkwardly when it’s essentially upside down, making your stomach, your spine, neck, and back all start to feel strained and stiff.

 

  1. Get a New Mattress

If you don’t think it will be easy to change your sleeping habits, getting a Tempur-Pedic mattress is a great solution. Tempur-Pedic beds are made with Tempur foam, which adapts to your body and conforms to your shape, no matter what position you’re sleeping in. Your body will be able to sink in and be supported in all the right places, giving you personalized comfort.

 

Whether you have bad sleeping posture or just a bad mattress, picking out a Tempur-Pedic bed to fit your needs will help resolve a good amount of your sleep-related problems. Stop by our store to test out the advanced technology of Tempur material, and you’ll understand how these beds can make any sleep position better.


Why You Shouldn’t Let Pets on Your Tempur-Pedic Mattress

October 16, 2018

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Is there anything better than cuddling with your pets? You could argue the point, but we truly believe resting with your furry friend is an important past time you should share with them. Now, where that takes place is a different story. It’s common for people with pets to just let their animals jump up on the bed to snooze with them, but we can’t emphasize enough how bad this is for your Tempur-Pedic mattress.

There’s a time and a place for napping with your little companion, but it’s not when you’re going to sleep. Read on to discover why your fur buddy should probably not participate in your bedtime slumber.

 

  1. Dust, Pollen, and Allergens – Oh My!

If you have an outdoor cat and a dog that gets a lot of outside playtime, then you’ll probably be most affected by the mayhem that comes with that. These animals may be clean, but that doesn’t mean they don’t bring in fun allergens from outside. From dust particles to flecks of pollen, your pets have a way of bringing these inside and setting your allergies on fire.

If your pets jump into your bed every night, they’re likely to track those unwanted allergens all over your sleep space, which can easily be absorbed into your mattress. Don’t ruin your Tempur-Pedic Mattress or aggravate your senses by letting your “furiend” sleep with you.

 

  1. Accidents Happen

Kids can’t always help it, and neither can your pets. Sometimes they get the urge to release their bodily fluids, and then it’s just too late. Your mattress is suddenly wet and smelly and there’s just no going back. So, the best way to keep a clean bed, free of from animal accidents? Just don’t let them on your bed.

You should always try protecting your Tempur-Pedic with a mattress cover anyways, but unfortunately, liquids still have a way of soaking through the protector. Keep the pets off and you’ll never need to worry about a mess occurring.

 

  1. Catch a Bug

If you let your cats and dogs up on your bed often, there’s a good chance they’ll bring in more than just dust and pollen from outside. Germs, ticks, and other icky things could easily crawl their way into your bed sheets, and even your mattress! Of course, even if your animals get all the appropriate shots to prevent ticks, worms, and other creepy crawlies, your animals still have microscopic bugs that can easily find their way into your bed which can ultimately mess with your immune system. To prevent waking up with a fever, keep the pups and kitties off the bed.

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We know it’s a hard thing not allowing your pets on the bed, but a clean Tempur-Pedic mattress is much better for your health. Try finding another spot you can hang out with your animals on, such as a futon, or consider getting your pet their own bed! Either way, keeping the furry fellows off your Tempur-Pedic will keep your mattress, and you, in a better state. If a pet has ruined your bed and you’re ready for a fresh start, stop by our store today to find a Tempur-Pedic bed void of animal hair.


Sleeping on Hybrids at Home

May 20, 2014

Hybrid technology and design is becoming more prevalent in our society as we are constantly seeking to make thingsHybrid-Water-Heater-615x1275 better and operate more efficiently.  The term “hybrid” refers to any design that incorporates multiple technologies or products.  You may have read our Blog post around this time last year (April 2013) about the GE hybrid water heater, a great product that pays for itself in energy savings in only a few years!  It operates 62% more efficiently than a traditional water heater by combining normal heating elements with a heat pump that absorbs the heat from ambient air and transfers it into the water.  This product can start saving you money on day one and not only give you plenty of hot water when you need it, but gives you convenient features like vacation mode so you can shut it off while you’re traveling, but have it ready for you when you return.  So hybrid appliances follow the same principle as hybrid vehicles…where you use less of one resource to save money…except the GE hybrid water heater can pay for itself much more quickly.

hybrid-tech3.width-345So we know about hybrid appliances (and cars), but did you know that there are hybrid mattresses available?  A hybrid mattress combines the best 2 sleep designs – traditional innerspring and newer, conforming memory foam for an ultra-supportive, but amazingly comfortable sleep surface.  So what makes a hybrid mattress better than the regular innerspring beds or the popular memory foam beds on the market?  With a hybrid mattress, you get the best of both worlds!  You can rest assured that you have the full support of a premium innerspring coil system, while enjoying the layers of conforming foams & even cooling gel foams for total body comfort.  Best of all, these hybrid mattresses feature great warranties for years of great sleep.

hybrid_worldclass-tech1.width-345Remember that a mattress should really be replaced every 8 years so that you are sleeping on a clean, supportive surface.  Once you’ve realized how old your mattress really is and want to start exploring options for replacement, you won’t be surprised to see the hybrid mattresses you’ll find in showrooms today.  Give one a try, but don’t just sit on it…take a few minutes and stretch out.  A good rule of thumb is to spend 3 minutes laying on the mattress, then get into the position you typically wake up in for another 3 minutes.  You’ll really get a chance to see how the bed feels by doing this.  Don’t forget to check out our shopping tips before you leave home!