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


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


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


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.

The Mattress -REINVENTED

April 10, 2014

When Famous Tate first introduced the Tempur-Pedic line of mattress sets in our showrooms well over 10 years ago,Tempur_zipoff there were 4 basic models, so selecting a new bed was fairly easy.  Over the years, there have been many new models introduced, with a variety of comfort levels & designs.  Sure, there was a lot of choices, but it really became a confusing shopping experience.  Fortunately, the sleep engineers at Tempur-Pedic have done their research and created an all-new line of luxury mattresses for 2014.  Our buyers have done their homework and selected the best of the new models for our showrooms, making your shopping experience a little easier and definitely, a little more relaxing.  Here are some of the great innovations you’ll see in the new line:

EasyRefresh Top Cover

This exclusive cover can be zipped off and on in a flash so you can always count on a fresh, clean mattress.  A smooth-gliding zipper is easy accessed from any side of the bed, making it simple to wash or replace the cover whenever you like.   Nothing worse than ruining the cover of your mattress!  With the older models, they were like any other mattress – if there was a spill or accident, the surface of your premium mattress was forever stained…or at least very hard to clean.

SmartClimate System

To create a more comfortable sleep surface, the top layer of moisture-wicking fabric draws moisture away from your body, while an inner layer provides cool-to-the-touch comfort.  Temperature-regulating sleep surfaces are very popular in today’s premium mattresses, so this is a great feature to see from Tempur-Pedic!

The new Tempur-Pedic line consists of these great models:

TEMPUR-CLOUD PRIMA – topped with a thick layer of extra-soft TEMPUR material for body conforming comfort & support.  The SmartClimate System keeps you comfortable.  10″ mattress height with a medium-soft feel.

TEMPUR-CLOUD SUPREME – pillowy softness , more adaptive support and more TEMPUR material to respond to a sleepers unique shape, weight and temperature.  This model features both the SmartClimate System and the EasyRefresh top cover.  11.5″ mattress height with a soft feel.

TEMPUR-CLOUD ELITE – combines body conforming support with extra softness for great pressure-relief and comfort.  This extra-soft bed features both the SmartClimate System and the EasyRefresh top cover.  12.5″ mattress height with an extra-soft feel.

TEMPUR-CLOUD LUXE – the softest mattress in the new line embraces you in ultra-plush cushioning all night long.  Highly adaptive TEMPUR material adjusts to your unique shape for body conforming support that feels like it was made for you.  This model features both the SmartClimate System and the EasyRefresh top cover.  13.5″ mattress height with an extra-extra soft feel.

TEMPUR-CONTOUR SUPREME – the firmest mattress in the new line perfectly adapts to your temperature, weight and shape for personalized support.  A redesign of the classic models we originally carried.  This model features both the SmartClimate System and the EasyRefresh top cover.  11.5″ mattress height with a firm feel.

TEMPUR-CONTOUR ELITE – delivers the full-body support of TEMPUR material with a firmer feel.  It provides Body conforming comfort for a more rejuvinating night’s sleep.  This model features both the SmartClimate System and the EasyRefresh top cover.  12.5″ mattress height with a medium-firm feel.

TEMPUR-CONTOUR RHAPSODY LUXE – the most conforming mattress in the new line offers a blissful mix of firmer cushioning and body conforming, personalized support.  Slightly softer then the CONTOUR ELITE, this model features both the SmartClimate System and the EasyRefresh top cover.  13.5″ mattress height with a medium-firm feel.

Tempur_new2014_zipperAll models in the new line feature a 10-year full-replacement limited warranty, so you can rest easy that if your new mattress has a defect, Tempur-Pedic will replace or repair it.

Nothing else feels like a Tempur-Pedic, so stop in a showroom soon to experience it for yourself.  The sleep experts at Famous Tate can explain the different feels and help you find the bed that’s right for you.  Our 60-Night Sleep Satisfaction Guarantee also helps so that you will never feel like you picked the wrong bed!  We want you happy with the mattress you select…it’s a big investment…and you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping on it.  See  you soon…


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