Is It Time For A New Mattress?

Signs that your mattress is slacking

Your mattress should be in your corner when it comes to comfort. If you’re waking up feeling sore, stiff or sweating in your sleep, it’s probably time for an upgrade. No mattress is meant to last forever. Sagging, creaking, and lumpy mattresses do no favors for your body or hygiene. Your sleeping health is linked to your overall health and a worthy mattress goes a long way to improving both.

Getting the best of dreamland

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it makes little sense to replace your mattress with the frequency of a used car. Keep your sleep cool and take the pressure off your body with a mattress that’s doing you a service. 10 years is average lifespan of a mattress. Stacking mattress toppers and avoiding lumpy mattress areas is hardly a solution. Old mattresses gain weight from sweat and skins cells over the years. This also a perfect place for dust mites and mold spores to call home. Invest in yourself, prevent allergens and replace your old mattress.

Step up your mattress game

When it’s time, it’s time. Take care of yourself while you’re in dreamland with a mattress that’s worthy. Not sure where to start? Visit a PureSleep Mattress Store and experience our Rest Assured Test to discover your mattress match with ease.

How To Fall Into Quality Sleep and Stay There

Enter into dreamland, every night.

For some, sleep is easy, but for a lot of us that’s not the hard part. Staying asleep is the real challenge and fortunately there are a few things you can do to make sure you keep counting sheep until the morning.

Your mattress, room temperature, and other habits are big factors for quality sleep. Some aspects you may not have considered can really impact things.

Ace your Rest Test.

Better sleep starts with the right mattress and using PureSleep Mattress Store’s Rest Assured Test is the best way to find out your mattress match. Discover your comfort level (plush, medium, firm), support level and preferred mattress type (innerspring, foam, hybrid) to determine the perfect mattress for optimal sleep.

Not entirely sure what your results mean? Our Sleep Specialists are ready to guide you to the mattress of your dreams, literally.

Think beyond your mattress.

Your mattress is only a part of your total sleep environment that helps you get good sleep that lasts. Adjustable power bases go that extra mile so you can position yourself for the greatest comfort. Improve your circulation, alleviate pressure points, reduce snoring and wake up feeling refreshed for the day.

In addition to adjustable power bases, pillows play a big role too. 30% of your sleeping comfort comes from your pillow. It’s truly the Bed for your Head™ that completes your sleep. Having your neck and shoulder’s natural curve properly in-line with your spine reduces the chances you’ll wake up mid-sleep wishing your neck wasn’t sore.

Keep it cool while you sleep.

It’s important to keep your room around the same temperature when your core temperature drops during sleep. In general, most people are comfortable around the 65-70-degree range. But these values are not set in stone. Set the thermostat to what feels best when you’re catching some shuteye.

With the combination of your sheets and comforter, having a warmer room exponentially increases the heat you feel while sleeping. In general, it’s best to have a room that’s a few degrees lower than your normal sleeping temperature.

Set yourself up for slumber.

Accelerate your body’s temperature change with a hot bath or shower so you can fall asleep faster. This also releases stress within your muscles and the steam clears your sinuses. This is the perfect way to set yourself up for long-lasting sleep that leaves you feeling recharged the next morning.

Ditch the blue light at bedtime.

It’s tempting to wind down with TV or your phone in bed, but it’s not the best for getting quality sleep. The blue light emitting from TVs, phone screens and computer screens sends similar signals to your brain that sunlight does, telling your body it’s time to wake up. This makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Trade those bright screens for reading or journaling about your day instead. You can also use programs that change the hue of your screen to a warmer tone that keeps your body in nighttime mode.

Take control of your sleep.

The power to getting quality and restful sleep all night is in your hands. Cultivating your sleeping environment goes a long way. The right mattress, pillow, adjustable base, Rest Assured Test and proper pre-sleep tactics will make sure you stay in dreamland the whole night.

Need help finding the perfect mattress or bedding? Stop by a PureSleep Mattress Store and let our Sleep Specialists get you on the right track to counting sheep until the morning.

 

Upscale Your Sleep with an Adjustable Power Base

Your Mattress Needs Support, Too

 When thinking about your sleeping environment, how often do you consider your mattress base? If you had to spend a minute or two thinking about it, don’t fret. A lot of us take what we place our mattress on for granted. But what supports your mattress while it supports you? That’s where the magic of adjustable power bases come in.

Imagine being able to improve your sleep beyond just your mattress or your pillows. Prop yourself up to read a book or binge watch your favorite show in total comfort with a touch of a button. You’ll also being doing your body a favor by improving your circulation and reducing pressure on those areas that bother you the most.

Demystifying Power Bases

Even with these benefits, adjustable power bases are still a mystery to some. Simply put, these bases sit under your mattress where you can move them in recommended configurations or determine the angle that feels best using the remote. Elevating your body throughout the night improves your quality of sleep completely.

From a variety of positions, you can enjoy a lot of support while you sleep. Snoring becomes a thing of past as a slight incline from the power base frees your nasal passages. Say hello to better circulation, lowered blood pressure and heart rate as your heart does less work in the feet-up position.

If you’re dealing with medical conditions such as sleep apnea, chronic headaches or acid reflux (severe heartburn), power bases can lessen those burdens in the head-up position.

All types of mattress generally work with adjustable power bases. Typically, foam mattresses are the best pairing due to their flexibility while innerspring and hybrid models may not be optimal due to their rigidness. Be sure to check if a mattress is power base ready in its description.

Extra Bells and Whistles for Comfort

There are varying styles of power bases with additional features, but they are all functionally the same. If wireless remotes, Bluetooth technology, massaging functions and programmable positions pique your interest, these are all available.

Some power bases have a zero-gravity function which simulates a feeling of weightlessness so you’re less stiff in the morning and stay sleep through the night.

Master Your Bedroom in Style

Power bases aren’t solely for improving your health either. They’re also great for enjoying entertainment, candid conversation or unwinding from the day. Some models feature complete control from your phone via an app.

You can also experience theatre-style reclining from the comfort of your bedroom. And you can shake up your bedside chats by adjusting to different angles as those conversations go on.

 Come See for Yourself

Like a mattress, adjustable power bases are a worthy investment for your sleeping health. A great mattress gets even better with a power base under it. Your heart and body with thank you for deciding to give yourself some peace of mind every night.

If you’d like more information, stop by a PureSleep Mattress Store and try out an adjustable power base for yourself.

 

 

Daylight Saving Time: The Perfect Chance to Create Great Sleeping Habits

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday November 4. Since we fall back, we get an extra hour of sleep. This is a prime chance to catch up on rest, and rethink your bedroom design and routine to ensure that you’re getting enough sleep. Your bedroom should be a serene space that promotes relaxation, helping you to unwind from your day. If it’s not doing its job it could be affecting your health and wellbeing.

Sleep affects all aspects of our lives. Studies show that when we sleep better, we’re healthier, we have more energy, we’re happier, we can focus longer and we look better. In fact, health experts call sleep the third pillar of health, in addition to eating well and getting exercise. For fully restorative sleep, you must set the stage with a proper bedroom environment.

Make sure you’re getting the rest you need by asking yourself these five questions:

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Is my bedroom quiet?

Distracting sounds such as noisy furnaces, barking dogs, neighborhood traffic and roommates or family members can disturb your sleep. Your bedroom should be kept as quiet as possible. If you can’t get rid of the sound, try masking it by using a fan, humidifier or a white noise machine that will create a soothing noise, such as rain or a babbling brook.

Do my window treatments let in too much light?

Too much light in the bedroom can contribute to sleeplessness. Use dark fabric or black-out curtains to block light from windows.

Is my bedroom too hot or too cold? 

The ideal temperature for sleeping is 65 to 67 degrees, so it can help to adjust the thermostat before you go to bed. Since your body temperature drops when you go to sleep, be sure to have sufficient blankets to keep warm during the night, especially since Daylight Saving Time occurs near the beginning of winter.

Is my mattress more than eight years old?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, mattresses should be replaced every 5 to 8 years to ensure proper support and comfort. Older mattresses start to break down and can cause you to wake during the night due to pain caused by improper alignment. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine said that sleeping on a new mattress can significantly reduce stiffness and back pain. If you need to replace your mattress, our PureSleep experts will fit you for the right one, helping you get a great night’s sleep.

Is my pillow more than a year old?

If you’re not sure how old your pillow is, it’s probably ready to be replaced. You can also take this quick test: Fold your pillow in half, squeeze and release it. If it doesn’t spring back into form, it’s time to get a new one. The editors of Prevention magazine suggest that you change your pillow once a year. If you use a protective pillow cover, you can double its life.

Make sure to make the most of Daylight Saving Time by rethinking your sleep. You’ll set yourself up to enjoy the rest of your year, and that’s a gift you give yourself.

Sleep Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Your Bed?

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.”

Sleep quiz mattress facts
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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.

better sleep quiz
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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.