August 19, 2014
Start the School Year Well-Rested
For most students, the school year is just a couple weeks away. For many parents, that means struggling to get their kids back into a healthy sleep routine. During the summer, it’s particularly difficult for teens to maintain a consistent sleep schedule, at least one that doesn’t entail strings of long nights spent out with friends and dozy mornings spent in bed. As the school year begins, it’s important for young children and teens to get enough sleep to perform at their highest potential both during and after school. As you prepare to send your children back to school, consider these helpful tips from the National Sleep Foundation that can help you both enjoy an easy transition from the freedom of summer to the disciplines of the fall.
- From now until the school year begins, work with your child to agree on a sleep schedule. For younger children, set an earlier bedtime each night and an earlier wake-up time every morning.
- Once you and your child agree about a sleep schedule, follow it closely. Establish a bedtime routine that helps your child wind down and relax. This could include activities such as a bed-time story for younger children, or a reading time for teens.
- Cut off exposure to electronic distractions close to bedtime.
- Of course, make sure your child also avoids caffeine and sugary drinks in the hours leading to bedtime.
By establishing and maintaining a healthy sleep routine, you and your child can enjoy a more restful and successful school year. Since rest is so vital to your child’s health, it’s important to find a mattress that is well suited to support a young, growing body. Head to US-Mattress.com or call 1-800-455-1052 to speak with a friendly expert who will be happy to help you find the perfect mattress.
The Snooze Guru
July 29, 2014
While most of us put a lot of time into finding the right mattress, many of us don’t put much effort into finding the right bedding. But bedding plays a large role in our sleep experience. Without the right sheets on your bed, you won’t experience the full comfort potential of your mattress. At US-Mattress, you can shop through hundreds of bedding items to create the ideal sleep environment. But how do you know which materials and fabrics will deliver the comfort you’re seeking? The following fabrics are the most common types used in the bedding items on our site. Take a look and learn how to pick the items that will help you experience maximum comfort on your mattress.
There are many types of cotton used in bed sheets today. With varying degrees of softness, smoothness, and durability, you’re likely to find a cotton sheet that suits you. One popular type is combed cotton, which is formed by a process that removes short fibers and any other impurities in the material, resulting in a smooth, soft product. Egyptian cotton is another popular type of cotton. Grown only in Egypt, it is known worldwide as the strongest, most luxurious cotton. Purchasing an Egyptian cotton sheet set is a great way to ensure you experience exceptional softness.
When people think about polyester, they rarely think “comfortable.” But polyester has come a long way since it was found in the shoulder-reaching lapels of your dad’s prom tuxedo. While some polyester items can be scratchy and gritty, blends like microfiber are extremely soft. Polyester bedding also has some advantages over more natural feeling materials. Wrinkle resistance, durability, and high color retention are aspects of polyester that make it a smart choice for bedding. The longer your sheets and comforter keep their original look and feel, the longer you can go without spending money to replace them.
Wool is an excellent material to keep on your bed during the cold nights of winter. Wool comforters and throw blankets provide additional warmth and, because of their dense, strong construction, last for a long time. But wool doesn’t always have to provide excessive warmth. Many wool blends in sheets and comforters provide the same breathability as other, more airy materials. These blends can stay on your bed throughout the entire year and won’t cause overheating.
If it’s time for you to replace your sheets, head to US-Mattress to find the best selection and the lowest prices. You spend about a third of your life in bed. Why not make it more comfortable?
The Snooze Guru
July 22, 2014
The Solution to Sweaty Sleep
Although this summer has been fairly cool in many parts of the country, some are struggling through long, dry days and sleepless sweaty nights. Whether you’re tired of sweaty sleep or you’re tired because of sweaty sleep, the Design Weave Dreamaire Outlast Mattress Pad will help you establish the cool and comfortable environment you need to get the most out of your rest. The Dreamaire Mattress Pad features Outlast technology that was developed in conjunction with NASA to help astronauts cope with the extreme temperatures of outer space. It balances temperature with the microclimate surrounding a sleeper’s body to reduce night sweats and allow for a better quality of sleep. It is made from a soft and luxurious 350 thread count 100% long staple cotton, and it’s available in queen, king and Cal king sizes.
US-Mattress is your destination for the web’s lowest price on the Design Weave Dreamaire Outlast Mattress Pad, as well as everything else you need to create your ideal sleep environment. Shop today, and say goodbye to restless, sweaty nights.
The Snooze Guru
June 26, 2014
With so many different types of pillows on the market today, it’s becoming more difficult for shoppers to easily identify which is the best choice for them. A comfortable pillow is necessary to get the kind of deep rest that every individual seeks, and sleeping on the wrong kind of pillow can leave you feeling sore and tired in the morning. Since finding the right pillow is just as important as finding the right mattress, US-Mattress offers a handy a Pillow Comfort Scale to help shoppers find the best pillows for the way they sleep. This 5-point scale is easy to use and it’s a valuable tool that helps shoppers accurately narrow their search and make the best purchase.
Firm pillows are ideal for side sleepers because they give the right amount of support to the neck, back, and shoulders. Firm pillows don’t conform as easily as softer pillows, so stomach sleepers should avoid these.
Pillows with medium-firmness are perfect for back and side sleepers who favor a firmer support, but also like to feel some cushioning.
Medium pillows are great for sleepers who change positions throughout the night, as well as those without a specific comfort preference. Unless you’re adamant about having a very soft or very firm pillow, you’ll likely find these pillows comfortable and supportive.
Medium-soft pillows are a great choice for back or stomach sleepers who have a preference for softer comfort. Back sleepers should be cautious when purchasing one of these. Larger bodied back sleepers will likely find these pillows too soft and unsupportive.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys supreme softness, then you’ll enjoy pillows in this category. They are ideal for stomach sleepers who like to snuggle and scrunch their pillows at night. Most sleepers will find these pillows too soft, so make sure you really like a soft pillow before purchasing one with this rating.
Now that you have the tools you need, you’re just a few clicks away from finding the perfect pillow for the way you sleep. Choose your comfort level below, and find your new pillow today!
The Snooze Guru
June 19, 2014
Turn Your Bedroom Into an Oasis of Luxury
If you’re the type of sleeper who refuses to settle for anything but the best for your sleep space, then the Stearns & Foster Reflexion 7 Power Base is the perfect complement to your luxury mattress. With the ultimate combination of comfort, style, and sophistication, the Reflexion 7 Power Base gives you full control over your resting position so that you can enjoy maximum comfort and support whether you’re sleeping, watching TV, reading a book, or working on your laptop or tablet in bed. It features state-of-the-art technology, such as preset memory positions for restful, rejuvenating sleep. Also, it meets the needs of today’s modern sleeper with features like an exclusive LED night light, wall-glide design, dual wave massage with 3 programmed settings, and USB and AC ports for your favorite personal electronic devices. The Reflexion 7 comes backed by a 20-year warranty, and it’s compatible with all Stearns & Foster mattress models, as well as other adjustable-base compatible mattresses.
US-Mattress.com is the best place to go to find the web’s lowest price on the Rexlexion 7 Power Base. If you want to enjoy the ultimate luxury experience, no matter what you’re doing in bed, then this is the perfect adjustable base for you.
The Snooze Guru
June 5, 2014
Continuing with this week’s summer bedding theme, I’d like to share some products that will help you stay cool throughout the hot, sweaty nights of summer.
Your bed traps a lot of heat, and a cooling mattress pad can make a big difference on a sweaty night. Sleep experts say that the best sleeping temperature is right around 65°F. It can be really hard to get that cool on a hot night, especially when you’re under the covers. The Chilipad from Chili Technology features a micro-climate thermostat control system that cools your bed, allowing you to sleep comfortably without having to throw off your sheets. It can cool your bed all the way down to 46°F, and its wireless remote and digital display allow you to program the perfect temperature. Also, you won’t have to stow away the Chilipad in the fall, as it functions as a heating pad as well.
Traditional Mattress Pads
If you would rather employ a traditional mattress pad to help keep you cool, then you’ll enjoy the Design Weave Dreamaire Outlast Mattress Pad. It features a soft and luxurious Outlast knit fabric that will help you enjoy dry, comfortably sleep all night long. The mattress pad is also breathable and easily machine washable.
Don’t suffer through another summer of sweaty, sleep-deprived nights. This year, take the stress and sweat out of your sleep, and use these helpful products to enjoy cool, relaxing rest.
The Snooze Guru
May 22, 2014
US-Mattress is proud to offer the new Comforpedic iQ mattresses from Beautyrest! Comforpedic iQ is the only mattress on the market that is smart enough to react to the way you sleep. Whether you spend your nights sleeping on your back, side, or stomach, Comforpedic iQ knows how to respond with your movements to continuously deliver the comfort and support your body needs to wake up feeling fully charged every morning.
Using Beautyrest’s Smart Response Technology, Comforpedic iQ calibrates to your body’s position to deliver the optimal level of support. Unique to ComforPedic iQ mattresses, the revolutionary, patented Smart Response Technology features 16 internal chambers that naturally adapt to each sleeper’s body shape — all without the use of motors, electronics, or the need to search for the “right number.” It soothes pressure points on the body and continuously calibrates to provide the ultimate level of support.
The Benefits of Smarter Sleep
Comforpedic iQ is the only mattress line recommended by best-selling author and pioneer of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil. In a recent sleep study conducted by Temple University, participants sleeping on an iQ mattress experienced significant improvements to the quality of sleep they experience on their own relatively new mattress. On average, participants fell asleep twice as fast, increased the time they spent in REM sleep, and spent less time lying awake. By falling asleep faster and achieving a deeper level of rest, sleepers are less likely to hit the snooze button and can make the most out of extra minutes in the morning.
US-Mattress.com is the web’s best destination for the lowest prices on Beautyrest Comforpedic iQ mattresses. If you’re ready to experience the future of sleep, then head to US-Mattress and find your perfect iQ mattress today!
The Snooze Guru