How much do you know about your bed and sleep environment? You might be surprised at a few facts. Take this better sleep quiz to see if you’re “sleep smart.”
1. How often should you replace your mattress?
a.) Every three years
b.) Every five to seven years
c.) Every 10 years
d.) Every time you get a new bedroom set
Answer: Replace your mattress every five to ten years. Sleeping on older mattresses causes unnecessary back pain.
2. True or false: Your mattress can double its weight without a proper protector.
Answer: True! Dirt, oil, skin cells and dust mites get trapped inside, weighing it down as well as causing allergic reactions.
3. True or false: Sleep is more crucial to survival than food.
Answer: True! A human can survive two months without food, but only 11 days without sleep.
4. How often should you replace your pillow?
a.) Every 12 months
b.) Every three years
c.) Every five to 10 years
d.) The age of the pillow isn’t important
Answer: Replace your pillow every 12 months? Hair and body oils soak into a pillow’s fabric and stuffing, making it a breeding ground for bacteria.
5. How long should it take you to fall asleep?
a.) As soon as your head hits the pillow
b.) 10 to 15 minutes
c.) 30 minutes
d.) 45 minutes
Answer: If it takes you less than five minutes to fall asleep, you’re probably sleep-deprived. Ideally, falling asleep should take 10-15 minutes.
How did you do on this better sleep quiz? Let us know in the comments below. And if you need to update any of the items in your room, head over to Art Van PureSleep for the latest technology and sleep solutions.
The biggest piece of furniture in your dorm room is the bed. It needs to be comfortable and it needs to serve lots of purposes, such as sleeping, studying and socializing. Unfortunately, the dorm mattress most colleges provide is stiff, saggy and old, and it could actually hurt your GPA.
Sleep helps us all retain what we learn during the day. At night, we go through different stages of sleep where our minds are working, filing and organizing all of the information we collect during the day. If the mattress doesn’t support you properly, you will toss and turn and that can lead to fragmented memory and trouble in school. Set yourself up for success with these vital sleep essentials:
A New Mattress
Dorm rooms are typically equipped with an extra-long twin bed, but old college mattresses are not a good way to start the year. A good night’s sleep is vital for your health and learning process, and you want both the right support and a healthy sleeping surface. Art Van Furniture offers the new Twin XL mattresses to fit the dorm frame. They start at just $149, and we’ll deliver one right to the dorm or apartment on move-in day.
If you’re unable to replace the mattress, make your bed more comfortable by using a mattress topper. Made of memory foam, the topper will provide a soft surface that allows for airflow and contours to your body, helping you sleep.
Whether you bring your own mattress or use the dorm mattress with a mattress topper, invest in a good mattress protector. Not only does it wick away moisture while you sleep; it safeguards against spills, stains, dust mites, germs and allergens, protecting your bed and keeping you healthy.
A pillow has a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. Not only does it support your head and neck; it helps align and maintain the curvature of your spine during sleep, so you have a restorative experience and retain what you learned during the day. Here are some tips for choosing the right pillow.
Sleeping might not be the first thing on your mind as your head off to college, but a comfortable bed will help you make the grade. Make sure you have everything you need to go from Zzzz’s to A’s.
The ideal temperature for sleeping is 65 to 67 degrees. That’s no problem during spring and fall, but summer heat can make it challenging. If you’ve got an air conditioner, you can set your thermostat to the perfect spot. But you can also use some sleep technology. Here are two products designed to help you sleep cooler and better.
Cooling Mattress Pad
The new Ver-Tex 6.1 by Bedgear is a cooling mattress protector that wicks away moisture, helping to regulate the temperature of your sleep surface. It uses heat-deflecting technology to take excess warmth from the body and shift it away. It works to keep your body temperature at ideal conditions while you sleep, and it features an invisible, yet durable waterproof barrier.
Instead of flipping your pillow to its “cool side,” use the Adapt ProMid Cooling Pillow. The TEMPUR material is breathable, and adapts to your head, neck and shoulders for personalized comfort and support. It has a knit cooling cover that provides cool-to-the-touch comfort.
This summer, take advantage of sleep technology that can you sleep cooler. You’ll wake up refreshed and ready to take on whatever heat comes you way.
The bed in a box is one of the hottest advancements in the mattress industry. Place your order and your bed shows up on your doorstep. While most people still prefer buying a mattress in a physical store, a research report from the Better Sleep Council found that 27 percent of people would consider buying a mattress online. In fact, sales for beds in a box have doubled in the last four years, according to Consumer Reports.
Art Van Furniture has the best bed in a box—Adrenaline. Giving you comfort and performance, it also offers convenience. How do you know if a bed in a box is right for you? Here are six of the most common questions consumers ask, and the answers that will help you make the right choice.
How Does It Work?
It’s like magic! A bed in a box is made of foam that is compressed and rolled to fit inside of a box. Once it’s removed from the box, you unwrap it and allow it to regain its full shape. While it can take up to 24 hours to completely decompress, you can sleep on it immediately.
Is the Quality Good?
Definitely. While most foam mattresses offer only 10″ of support, Adrenaline is composed of up to 12″ of plant-based, pressure-relieving foams. It’s made up of layers of plant-based support foam and pressure-relieving comfort foams. It also includes a secret ingredient, Copper Surge Gel Foam that helps reduce inflammation and pain, relieving fatigued muscles with the healing properties of copper.
Can I Try Before I Buy?
Yes! Unlike most beds in a box, you can experience Adrenaline in person at an Art Van PureSleep showroom before you buy.
How Heavy Is It?
Depending on the size of mattress you order, getting it from your doorstep to your bedroom might require two people. A Queen size bed weighs 81 pounds and a King weighs 84 pounds.
Do I Need a Box Spring?
Use your Adrenaline mattress with a box spring or on a platform bed. We recommend a getting a new box spring when you purchase any new mattress.
Does It Come With a Guarantee?
You get a 100-night trial. Sleep on it for at least 30 days, and if you’re not satisfied, return it for free and get a full refund. In the end, only 7 percent of all beds-in-a-box that are purchased are returned, according to 1010data, a data analytics company, indicating that most consumers are pleased with their purchase.
Choosing a mattress size seems like an easy decision. Children get a twin, teens move to a full, and adults and couples decide between a queen and king. Right? While it sounds straightforward, mattresses aren’t a one-size-fits-all purchase, and there are several factors to consider for choosing the right one. Who will be sleeping in the bed? What are their sleeping habits? How big is the room? What other furniture will you need to accommodate? By planning ahead, you can design a bedroom that meets all of your needs and looks great, too. Here are the seven standard size mattresses, and what you need to know about each one so you can choose the right size mattress for your room.
A twin measures 39″W x 75″L. This is a great size for rooms that are at least 7’ x 10’ to allow enough space to move around the bed. It’s a good option for kids’ bedrooms as it allows more floor space for their toys and games. A twin is also a good choice for a guest bedroom. If your room is large enough (at least 10’ x 10’), you can use two to accommodate two guests, or a couple could move them together to create the width of a king-sized bed.
A twin XL is 39″W x 80″L, and provides a good option for spaces at least 7’ x 10’ that need to accommodate an adult. This size mattress offers more legroom or enough space if you have a pet that sleeps at the foot of the bed. Twin XL mattresses are also the size used in most dorm rooms.
A full mattress is 54″W x 75″L—a good size for a single person who likes a little more space. It offers just enough room to accommodate a partner if both people are smaller. A full is a good choice for a child, as well, allowing them to grow into a bigger mattress and giving parents space to curl up and read a book together at bedtime. It works best in a bedroom that’s at least 10’ x 12’.
A full XL measures 54” W x 79” L, and provides more length than a traditional full. It’s good for two taller adults who share a small room, at least 10’ x 12’. The full XL gives you more foot room, or space for a pet to sleep at the foot of the bed.
A queen is 60″W x 80″L, offering six more inches of width than a full. It’s the most common mattress size, and is good for couples or individuals who want more space to spread out. It’s also a good size if your bedroom that is at least 10’ x 14’, creating a more eye-pleasing proportion. A queen mattress also works well in a guest room, as it’s versatile enough to accommodate an individual or a couple.
A king bed is 76″W x 80″L, and offers the maximum width of any mattress size. It’s a good choice for couples that want more room. It’s also a good size for parents whose children like to spend mornings cuddling before getting ready for the day. The king mattress will work in a room that measures at least 10’ x 12’, but it’s perfect for an over-sized master suite that is 13’ x 13’ or larger.
At 72″W x 84″L, a California king isn’t as wide as a king, but it’s four inches longer, accommodating tall individuals. In fact, it’s the longest size mattress you can get. This size is a good choice for a couple that wants to make room on their bed for a pet to curl up. It’s works well in a room that’s at least 14’ x 12’.