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.


4 Great Workouts to Help You Sleep With Your Simmons Mattress

October 9, 2018

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You may think that the best time to get your daily exercise in was in the morning. Well, we’re here to tell you that getting your fitness activities in before bed may be a better route. Fitness gurus used to recommend only morning or afternoon workouts, but it’s since been realized that as long as you do it about 30 minutes before bed, your body won’t fight to stay awake.

Working out has a way of tiring you out both mentally and physically, which will help you sleep like a baby. It’s always important to have a nice bed, such as a Simmons mattress, but getting your heart pumping a little faster is always a great way to help you get some good rest in. Even better, you can combine any of the following exercises with sleeping on a Simmons to get the best sleep results!

  1. Squats

Squats are simple and help you break a sweat in no time. The best part of this little workout is that it requires nothing. You can even squat right next to your Simmons bed and just fall on it as soon as you’re done! Start out by doing 50-100 squats a night. When that starts getting too easy, hold a book to add some weight to your workout. Bump up the intensity by doing 300 when that starts feeling like a breeze. Before long you’ll feel ready for bed and probably start to see improvements in your sleep schedule as well as your body!

  1. Stairs

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If you have a home with stairs, it’s time to start utilizing them for more than just getting to your bedroom. All you need to do is swiftly walk up and down the stairs – that’s it. You can either set a goal for yourself of 200 stairs a night, or you can try doubling up on stairs so you are forced to lunge when walking up the steps. Either way, your body will appreciate the burn and the good sleep you’ll get from it.

  1. Burpees

Are you looking for a workout that will leave you feeling like you just ran a 3k? A few burpees will do that to you. If you combine a pushup with a jumping jack, you’ll basically get the motions of a burpee. Doing 30 of these will take your breathe away and make anyone ready for a deep sleep. Just be careful when doing these in your home: You’ll want to make sure your ceilings are tall enough, so your hands don’t get smashed during the workout.

  1. Yoga

Your nightly exercise routine doesn’t have to be intense, it can be as simple as a few yoga stretches. Having a light yoga workout can be great before bed, and even help you unwind from that long and stressful day at the office. Find specific yoga poses you love and work on perfecting them. And, no, corpse pose doesn’t count.

Getting your sweat on before bed can help tire your body and mind out, and make your sleep time a restful one. But, without a good mattress, you’ll continue to have uncomfortable sleep no matter how many exercises you do before bed. Visit our store to find the right Simmons Mattress that’ll help you fall asleep quickly, workout or no workout.


Feng Shui Tips when Adding Your Tempur-Pedic Bed

September 27, 2018

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You just got a Tempur-pedic bed! That tells us at least two things about you. First, you are smart. And second, you love comfortable beds. But now that you’ve bought your new bed, you are probably wondering, what comes next? What about some help setting up your sleeping area? That’s where Feng Shui – an ancient Chinese pseudoscience that is commonly used to help design and layout living spaces – comes in.

Your new mattress gives you a chance to breathe in the fresh air of change, and take a look at what is and what isn’t working in your current bedroom space. We’re also here to help you do that. So, without further ado, here are some Feng Shui tips to help you redecorate your room with your new Tempur-Pedic bed.

Bed Placement

You have a brand spanking new Tempur-pedic bed, so shouldn’t you get the very best from it? Absolutely! And does Feng Shui have a suggestion for where you should put your bed? Double absolutely!

Your bed should give you a view of the door so that you can see if somebody walks in, but not be directly in front of the door. Also, you want some duality to your bed. It should have room on each side for a person to get into it, and also balanced nightstands on both sides.

Round Nightstands

This one might be oddly specific, but who is to argue with ancient geomancy? While we are on the topic of roundtables, Feng Shui calls for specific ones. Instead of square endtables, go for rounded ones. Right angles can create “poison arrows” which aim bad energy directly at your sleeping space.

Use Your Head

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Pillows aren’t the only support that your head needs. You also should invest in a good headboard, and a wood one at that. A wood headboard (wood is thought to help support your energy) makes a good companion piece for your Tempur-Pedic mattress – giving you additional support along with all the support from the mattress —  so you’ll be bringing out the energy of your space and complimenting your new mattress at the same time!

Empty of Electronics

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard this advice, but it also has its own basis in Feng Shui. The bedroom is for sleeping and it isn’t a place for electronics, which create Electro-magnetic fields. The fewer the better, even if it is somewhat of a modern impossibility to remove them completely from your room. If you are electronic addicted, you can start by moving one minor electronic device out of the room, then wait a few days and remove another. Keep repeating the process until your space is finally electronic free!

Coupling Up

If you are single and looking, creating a space that can be open to another person is important. You don’t want your bed to be in a corner up against a wall, or have access or a nightstand only on one side. Pretend you are decorating for two, and make sure that you aren’t sending other unconscious single signals to people who enter the room, either.

Of course, decorating can be tricky. But, with your new mattress at your back – and these handy Feng Shui tips front and center in your mind – you’ll be able to create a safe and happy bedroom space that maximizes your own personal energy, and that will put your Tempeur-Pedic mattress to its best use yet!

And, if you haven’t yet gotten a new mattress yet, what are you waiting for? Stop in today and we’ll help you pick out the best mattress for your personal sleeping style.


How Sleeping on a Simmons Mattress Makes You Happier

September 24, 2018

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True happiness isn’t finding the Holy Grail, it’s finding the Holy Grail of mattresses. There’s just something enriching – almost otherworldly – about finally finding that mattress that really clicks with your needs and gives you the sleep that you never before believed was possible.

Imagine waking up well rested every morning, the bags of your eyes vanishing as you greet the day with a smile and a spring in your step. That’s the power of a Simmons mattress.

Simmons mattresses aren’t just about making your sleep better, though. Yes, they improve sleep, but they also have the potential to make your whole life happier. Here are just a few ways that Simmons mattresses can make you happier and healthier, both while you are sleeping and awake.

Sleep Soundly

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Simmons’ mattresses aren’t just softer, they are technologically better designed to help you rest your best and the benefits of well-slept nights will spread like a wildfire of goodness through your whole life.

What exactly does better sleep mean, though? Better morning meetings. Longer nights with your loved ones. Less yawning when you are supposed to be listening to your boss. Faster PRs on the race track. More hours to read your favorite novel … or write the next great American novel! Whatever it is that makes you happy, better sleep with a Simmons will help that make you even happier.

But what about when you aren’t sleeping? How else can Simmons mattresses make you happier? Well, we’re glad you asked.

Bed Tents

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The answer, no matter what the question is, is always bed tents. One hundred percent of the time. “What are bed tents?” is said at least twice on every episode of “Jeopardy.” We swear. Ask Alex Trebek.

Joking aside, Simmons mattresses are perfect for those nights when the power goes out and you and your family aren’t quite sure what to do. With a Simmons mattress you can quickly and easily put together a bed tent. Grab some flashlights for ambiance and get the family together for story time. It’s happy memories like these that everybody in your family will hold on to and cherish forever.

Blanket and Pillow Forts

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While Simmons is helping you make happy memories with your family, we would be remiss if we forgot about all the possibilities that blanket and pillow forts offer.

With all the extra energy on your hands from a good night’s sleep, you’ll be able to have more productivity around the house, both for projects and for fun. And there’s really nothing more fun than a blanket and pillow fort.

To really take this idea to the next level, divide your family into two teams. Have each team pick either pillows or blankets, and start building forts in opposing corners. You’ll have a house-wide blanket and pillow fort war on your hands, with each team using their Simmons mattress as a comfortable home base.

If this doesn’t make you happy, then maybe nothing will.

Sleep Smarter, not Harder

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Simmons isn’t just about mattresses, however. They also have the Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitor, which can be used on any mattress, not just the Beautyrest line. With the app and monitor you can monitor your sleep – and can even use Alexa to find out how your sleep that night was.

It comes with a sleep coach that will give you tips on how to improve your sleep. It also monitors your heart and breathing rates, and can keep track of two people sleeping on the same bed.

So, no matter what your mattress needs are — A new, comfortable mattress, a place to build forts on, or something that comes with the best and latest technology — Simmons is here for you. Stop in today and see just how happy a new Simmons mattress can make you – you won’t regret it!


The Best Home Remedies to Stop Snoring on a Tempur-Pedic Mattress

August 27, 2018

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Snoring. It’s a fact of life—though your sleeping partner probably wishes it wasn’t. You toss and you turn and no matter how early you go to bed, your nightly snorting and wheezing leaves you waking up exhausted every morning. Is there any way to beat the beast that lives in your nose?

It turns out, there are a few great ways to take back your nightly sleep. Getting a Tempur-Pedic mattress is a great place to start—the right mattress can do wonders for realigning a body that’s out of whack and getting your breathing back on track! But if you’re already trying (and failing) to get a better night’s sleep on a Tempur-pedic, you might want to try these tips to help you stop snoring and breathe easy.

Don’t Sleep on Your Back

Try switching up your sleeping position. Often, snoring is caused by your tongue falling back into the throat and partially obstructing your airway in the night. By rolling onto your side, you can easily kick this particular cause to the curb.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are great for side sleeping, because they conform to your body and alleviate pressure on the hips and shoulders. If you’re having trouble staying on your side through the night, try taping a tennis ball to your back before bed, or even better, invest in an adjustable Tempur-Pedic bed frame that lets you sit upright while you rest.

Don’t Drink Before Bed

There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine or a beer at the end of a long day. But if you’re struggling with snoring issues, you might want to put down that bottle. Alcohol and other sedatives can relax the throat muscles, causing your throat to swell and making your snoring worse.

Tidy Up

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Simple allergens can do a lot of damage to your sinuses and have been found to be a major cause of snoring. Change out your sheets, dust your shelves, and sweep out all that junk under the bed and see how much better you sleep. You’d be surprised by how often a serious case of snoring is solved by cleaning out the cat dander trapped in your room!

Increase Humidity

Moist air can bring down the swelling in your nasal tissues, and make breathing less difficult. Dry air tends to irritate the sinuses and nasal passages, so keeping your humidifier running through the night can be a big help. Be sure to change out your water often, to avoid any issues with allergens.

Try An Anti-Snoring Apparatus

There are plenty of devices on the market that claim to improve or eliminate snoring. If you aren’t seeing any improvements from these changes in your nightly routine, these methods are worth a try. Anti-snoring breathing strips and nose vents are popular and cheap, and you can also find pillows that help stop snoring in its tracks.

Throat Exercises

It might sound weird, but working out your throat and tongue can actually help you stop snoring. Building up those muscles makes it less likely that your tongue will slide backward in the night. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and slide it backwards twenty times. Repeat each vowel out loud for three minutes straight. Say “aah” like you’re at the doctor’s office about twenty times. There are plenty of these to try, so keep searching until you find one that works for you.

If your snoring is still keeping you up after trying all these tips, you should talk to a doctor and make sure your nightly inconvenience isn’t a sign of something more serious. Otherwise, with these tricks up your sleeve, you should be back to getting a peaceful night’s rest on your Tempur-Pedic mattress in no time!

If you have any questions regarding how a Tempur-Pedic mattress can improve your sleep, stop by our store today! Our sales associates are always eager to answer any and every question you may have. Happy sleeping!


Get Cozy for National Lazy Day on a Simmons Mattress

August 10, 2018

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TGIF! This Friday specifically. Friday, August 10th is National Lazy Day: the perfect excuse to kick back, take a load off and…and…zzzzzzzz… Whoops! Sorry, it’s hard not to doze off on a day this lazy! Having a great mattress—like one of our incredible options from Simmons—certainly helps too.

So, if you’ve been working hard and really need a lazy day, we’ve got you covered. From our great mattress options in-store, to these tips on how to stay cozy all day on this special holiday, let us help you get the most out of your lazy day!

Stay in Bed

Staying in bed all day shouldn’t be reserved for getting sick! Sometimes we just need to rest and recharge, and nothing helps reset the body and mind quite like staying horizontal. All. Day. Long. So don’t take off those pajamas—turn around and crawl right back into bed, quick!

Of course, to really enjoy a day in bed without hurting your back, you’ll need a great, supportive mattress. To maximize your Lazy Day, make sure you’re sleeping on a mattress from Simmons. Simmons has been a leader in mattress technology for over a century, and with customizable firmness and precision support for sore muscles, they’re still the name of the game when it comes to bedtime comfort.

Pile on the Pillows

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Or thick blankets. Or both! Set aside ideas like “making the bed” and “lying down the right way.” Those have no place here on Lazy Day! Transform your bed into an absolute nest of comfort and disappear into the touchable softness of thick, woven blankets and cushy pillows. That way you can lie any direction you want and still be comfortable.

Don’t forget to throw on a few Simmons pillows to match your mattress! Simmons pillows are the ultimate in relaxation, and some models even have ventilated memory foam, for both cooling action and unbeatable squish.

Grab a Warm Drink

It might not be fall quite yet, but you can still get the feeling of those cozy autumn afternoons with a warm drink and a pile of pillows all around you. Grab your favorite mug and indulge in a generous serving of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or heck, even mulled wine if you’re feeling ambitious. Which you shouldn’t be—this is your day off, remember? Brew up a big pot of whatever you’re making so you can go for refills anytime!

Stock Up on Snacks

You’ll need to eat at some point, but you don’t want to ruin your Lazy Day with a night of sticky, messy cooking! Instead, stock your room full of snacks and munch throughout the day. Peanut butter and bananas are a tasty and satisfying snack that will hold you over easily until dinner time. Speaking of which, this is also great day for a meal that’s the epitome of laziness—ramen. Delicious and simple, packaged ramen is the perfect meal for your lazy day. You can make it right from bed too, with the help of an electric kettle and a big bowl!

Start a Binge Sesh

Get into a new TV show! Like, really into it. Netflix has some incredible, bingeable shows you can waste a whole day (or even a whole weekend) powering through. For sci-fi thrills and all the 80’s aesthetics you could dream of, binge both seasons of “Stranger Things.” Or, you could follow the downward spiral of everyone’s favorite drug lord, Walter White, with a rewatch of “Breaking Bad.”

If laughs are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with the hilarious Netflix original “Nailed It!,” where amateur bakers fail miserably at recreating incredible desserts. No matter what you choose, a good bingewatch is always a surefire way to zone out and pack in some serious laziness.

So, stock up, settle down, and get ready to recharge this Lazy Day! With your cushy Simmons mattress at the ready and your TV all warmed up, you’re in for a day full of total coziness and complete relaxation. Put away work worries and daily to-dos and just enjoy your day—you deserve it!