The ABCs of Getting Your ZZZs

The key to a good night’s sleep is right under your nose … and your back and your legs. It’s having a good mattress. And choosing the right one is like finding that perfect pair of shoes – it’s more about the fit than it is about the style.

 

With more than 80 locations across four states, Art Van PureSleep is the Midwest’s number one mattress retailer for good reason. Only Art Van PureSleep scientifically fits you to the right mattress. You won’t have to play Goldilocks at our stores, trying one that’s too soft and one that’s too firm before you find the one that’s just right. Our PureSleep Diagnostic Machine does the job for you. In five minutes we’ll identify a selection of mattresses that are right for you – mattresses that will be comfortable while you’re awake and support you while you sleep.

 

We offer three basic types: innerspring, which have the traditional coils; specialty, which includes foam, memory foam and gel memory foam beds; and hybrids, which are a combination of innerspring and foam. Within these types, we have more than 100 mattress choices, and each does a specific job.

 

sealy

 

Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses are the most widely purchased type of bedding, according to the Better Sleep Council. They use the support of tempered steel coils in a variety of configurations. A variety of upholstery types and layers provide cushioning between your body and the springs, resulting in a wide range of comfort choices.

 

Sealy manufacturers some great innerspring mattresses. Their twice-tempered PostureTech coils retain 98% of their height and performance, resulting in a more durable mattress with longer lasting comfort. It’s a quality mattress at a budget-friendly price.

 

tempurpedic

 

Specialty

Specialty mattresses are made of foam, which cradles your body at its pressure points while you sleep, no matter what your sleep position may be. They can be made of a solid core or of several layers of different types of foam laminated together. Advanced technology has created visco-elastic, or memory, foam mattresses, which offer a high level of comfort, support and performance.

 

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are a great example of foam mattresses with advanced technology. Its TEMPUR material responds to your body’s unique shape, weight, and temperature, automatically adapting to support your body. Fewer pressure points, means less tossing and turning during the night, resulting in a calmer, more restful night.

 

king koil

 

Hybrid

Hybrid mattresses use a combination of coils and foam to create a comfortable night’s sleep. Bringing together the best of both worlds, this mattress has an innerspring core surrounded by foam, conforming to your body and providing the ultimate, restorative sleep experience.

 

Art Van Furniture carries King Koil hybrid mattresses, which are endorsed by the International Chiropractors Association. Utilizing Cool Cell, the latest in foam technology, they offer long-lasting comfort and an optimal sleeping temperature surface – all at a price you can afford.

 

So, how’d you sleep last night? You could be sleeping soundly tomorrow!

The New Freshman 15, Part Two

In our second part discussion of the “Freshman 15,” we tackle the bathrrom and the comforting touches you can add to a dorm room to make it feel more homey.

Bathroom

Who’s Your Caddy? Your living situation will help you determine what style of shower caddy you’ll need. For community showers, you’ll need a caddy you can take back-and-forth. Make sure it holds all your necessary shower items. You don’t want to be all wet and realize you forgot the soap.

If you’re sharing a shower with suite mates, then you can use a caddy that stays in the bathroom. Look for one that either hangs from the shower head or suctions to the wall. It should have enough places for you and your roommate to house all your shower items without getting confused whose shampoo is whose.

Creature Comforts

The Best Part of Waking Up. Perk up with a colorful coffee maker* or other caffeine-inducing contraption so you can hit your first class all bright eyed and busy tailed!

Change Your View. No dorm room would be complete without a futon. Find the one that suits your personality and space, and then sit back and relax.

Pulling Double-Duty. Another space-saving solution is a small ottoman with storage. It’s a seat! It’s a tray. It’s a footrest. It’s a… you get the picture. 

Go long… Xtra Long. Since college students come in all shapes and sizes, most schools equip their dorms with Xtra Long mattresses. And we’ve got you covered with mattresses protectors that guard against stains and whatever else the previous occupant may have left behind. 

Pantry Raid. Yes. Bookcases are great for shelving your required readings, but they’re also a fantastic way to arrange your “pantry.” There will be times when you want a quick snack, the cafeteria isn’t open, and you have exactly 25 cents to your name. Stock up on a few basics like cereal, peanut butter, and the requisite Ramen Noodles for when the late-night cravings come calling.

Our final installment… Hi-tech & a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

*Electronics and appliances allowed in dorm rooms vary from school to school. Make sure you check with yours to ensure you are using one that has been approved.

How’d You Sleep Last Night?


If you’re like 60% of Americans, your answer to that question is something like, “Not too well.” Better sleep is tied to sharper memory, improved mood, and overall better health. How do we get the rest we crave?

 

Bedtime Basics.

  • Moderate exercise during the day can help you sleep better, but avoid strenuous workouts within three hours of bedtime
  • Keep a fairly consistent bedtime ritual, like brushing your teeth, washing your face, and reading for 20 minutes. These cues will tell your brain it’s time to start unwinding, helping you relax
  • Create a quiet, cool sleep environment, with no TV or computers and dim lighting or nightlights for when you have to get up during the night

But even if your room is the ideal sleep sanctuary, you may still be waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Tossing and turning on the wrong mattress and pillow is one of the leading causes of poor sleep. Luckily, we can help you find the right one.

Mattress Bliss. It begins with the proper sleep system: a mattress, foundation, pillow, and mattress pad or protector. To find the right sleep system for you, Art Van Furniture offers exclusive and free My Side Technology™ from Sleep to Live®. This computerized program replaces guesswork with science by using 18 statistical measurements and over 1,000 calculations that scan both your and your partner’s bodies to build a profile based on sleep preferences, patterns, and needs, to the perfect bed with two sides in one.

Rest Easy. Make sure you buy the best sleep system you can afford to guarantee you get the restorative sleep your body requires. Remember, the mattress you select should be longer than the tallest person sleeping in it. And if you’re sharing a bed, allow yourself enough room to fold your arms behind your head without going beyond the mattress edge or touching your partner’s elbows.

Discover how much better your sleep experience can be at your nearest Art Van Furniture store today, or visit us at artvan.com.

And don’t miss our PureSleep expos at our Canton and new Rochester PureSleep locations! We’ll have experts on hand to answer questions, as well as the chance for you to take home prizes and gifts!

The ribbon-cutting at our new Rochester PureSleep location!