• What Is Sleep?

    What Are You Doing When You Catch Some Z's?

    Have you ever really sat down and thought about what sleep actually is?

    Most people haven't. They certainly know when they haven't had enough sleep, and most people have a decent idea of how much sleep they need to function. Beyond that, it's simply a fact of life. You turn the lights down, snuggle under the covers, close your eyes, and off you go.

    But although sleep might seem simple, it's a complex biological process that is absolutely necessary for life. To help you learn more, we've put together this quick primer on what sleep is and why you need it so much.

    What Sleep Is

    You might think that sleep is a passive, dormant state – when your brain shuts down (or goes into sleep mode!) and only those bodily functions that are necessary for life continue to happen. This actually isn't the case. When you sleep, your brain, eyes, and some muscles can be very active.

    Sleep happens when certain neurotransmitters in the brain signal that it's time to fall asleep. Once you lie down and turn off the light, your body goes through several sleep stages. Stage 1 is the lightest sleep, characterized by drifting in and out of sleep, slow eye movement, and some muscle activity. Stage 2 sleep is deeper. Eye movement stops, and brain wave activity slows. Once you move into stage 3 sleep, your brain starts to give off delta waves (extremely slow brain waves), and in stage 4, your brain gives off delta waves exclusively. Stages 3 and 4 together are known as deep sleep. After you've moved through stage 4, you might slip into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This is when dreaming occurs.

    A full sleep cycle will last anywhere from 90 to 110 minutes, which is obviously less than a full night's sleep. You go through a few sleep cycles each night, with the length of each stage varying depending on the time of night. Most deep sleep occurs earlier in the night. By morning, you should be spending all your time in stage 1, stage 2, and REM sleep – which is what leads to those strange dreams we all have when we wake up!

    Why Sleep Is Important

    Put simply, sleep is necessary for life. All animals with complex brains do it, and missing sleep can be deadly. In fact, scientists studying rats have found that complete sleep deprivation can kill rats in as little as 3 weeks (as opposed to their normal lifespan of 2-3 years). Even just depriving rats of REM sleep can lead to death in 5 weeks.

    In humans, missing sleep can result in all kinds of negative consequences. We've already talked about the signs of sleep deprivation in a previous post, but here's a quick review: Losing sleep can lead to weight gain, depression, increased risk-taking behavior, skin breakouts, and a depressed immune system.

    With all of that in mind, you can see why it's best to put the coffee down, turn off the TV, and grab some shut-eye when you can!

    How We Can Help

    Since sleep is so important, it's extra important to make sure you have a mattress that allows you to get the most restful sleep possible. If your current mattress isn't doing the job, come to Mattress One to find a new one! We'll make sure you go home with the best mattress for your needs, at a price that fits your budget. Visit us today to start shopping.

  • Foam or Innerspring: Which is Best for You

    Choosing The Right Comfort Level

    One of the first things you need to determine when you're shopping for a new mattress is what type of mattress you want to buy. There are a number of different types of mattresses on the market, but two of the most popular are memory foam mattresses and innerspring mattresses. Many consumers find that they'll choose between these two for their ultimate comfort.

    What are the differences between these mattresses, and which is right for you? Only you can answer the latter question, but we can help with the former! Keep reading to learn more about memory foam mattresses, innerspring mattresses, and the pros and cons of each type.

    What Are Memory Foam Mattresses?

    Foam mattresses are constructed using certain types of memory foam to provide a supportive yet comfortable surface. There are a number of different types of foam mattresses, including memory foam (viscoelastic), polyurethane, and gel. These types of mattresses vary widely in terms of how they are constructed and the type of support, feel, and heat properties they offer.

    Foam Mattress Pros

    First, let's talk comfort. Many people find that since memory foam mattresses conform to the body, they produce the most comfortable night's sleep. They reduce pressure points, keep the spine in proper alignment, and can even reduce lower back pain over time. Foam mattresses can also be constructed with hypoallergenic materials, and they don't collect as many dust mites, so people with allergies or respiratory problems might find they're able to breathe more easily. Finally, memory foam mattresses are very quiet and don't transfer motion between partners.

    Foam Mattress Cons

    Of course, no mattress is perfect, and foam mattresses have their downsides. Foam mattresses can be unusually sensitive to climate, becoming softer in warm climates and harder in cold ones. They can also retain heat more than a traditional mattress would. The mattresses can be very heavy, though on the plus side, you don't need to flip them. Lastly, foam mattresses can often be one of the more expensive options on the market, which turns many consumers off.

    What Are Innerspring Mattresses?

    An innerspring mattress is often known as a traditional mattress. These mattresses use a number of steel springs to provide support for sleepers. There are many different types of innerspring mattresses, and their construction varies widely. Some have individually wrapped pocket-coil springs, while others have all the springs connected in a single unit. Innerspring mattresses also vary in the type of upholstery, padding, and other materials they use to provide comfort to the sleeper.

    Innerspring Mattress Pros

    Let's start with the obvious: innerspring mattresses are what most people think of when they think of a mattress, so innerspring mattresses are available just about everywhere. There are tons of options on the market, and the product is well-established. Consumers can choose the firmness that fits them best. Innerspring mattresses also tend to be less expensive than other types, although there are certainly pricier options out there if you want the highest-quality mattress money can buy.

    Innerspring Mattress Cons

    Even the tried-and-true innerspring mattresses have their cons. First of all, innerspring mattresses often transfer motion. If you or your partner is a restless sleeper, the other person will feel every toss and turn. The steel coils can become squeaky as time goes on, and the material supported by the coils can start to sag. Because of this, innerspring mattresses tend not to last as long – and flipping the mattress to improve longevity doesn't work with more recent models, since many modern innerspring models are built in specific layers in order to combat sagging.

    Which Is Right for You?

    There's only one way to know which type of mattress will work best for your needs: stop into Mattress One and try a few out! You will know the second you lie down on the perfect mattress for your needs. Visit us today to find it

  • Your Guide to Mattress Sizes

    Twin, Full, Queen or King?

    The size of mattress you pick will depend on the size of the room it’ll be placed in and how many people will be sleeping on it. But in order to make the best decision, you’ll want to know the exact dimensions you’ll be working with, as well as the pros and cons of each mattress size. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to mattress sizes. We want to make sure that the next time you come into our store, you’ll be armed with the right information.

    Learn more about the different sizes below, and be sure to give us a call or just stop by if you need any help finding the right size mattress for your home.

    Twin

    Dimensions: 38” x 75”

    Where to Use: Fit for a single sleeper, twin beds are perfect for kids’ rooms, especially young kids who have just outgrown their cribs. The compact size makes it easy for even a small room to feel big (especially when paired with a young child’s imagination). Parents also like these mattresses because they can be used on daybeds and bunk beds, giving them more options in tight spaces.

    Twin XL

    Dimensions: 38” x 80”

    Where to Use: Like a regular twin mattress, a twin XL is really only big enough to sleep one. However, those five extra inches of legroom can come in quite handy for adults and taller adolescents! College dormitories also tend to favor these mattresses, as they’re long enough for even the lankiest basketball players but still narrow enough to fit in the dorm.

    Full

    Dimensions: 53” x 75”

    Where to Use: A full bed is a bit wider than a twin, but it’s really quite a squeeze for two. Most couples wouldn’t like sleeping on a full bed night after night, unless space is really tight. The lack of legroom can also cramp many adults’ style. Because of this, full beds are best recommended for children and teenagers. They can also be a great option for guest rooms.

    Queen

    Dimensions: 60” x 80”

    Where to Use: Plenty wide for two and long enough for even the tallest, queen beds are a great compromise mattress for couples with relatively small bedrooms. Because queen beds are relatively narrow, it’s easier to squeeze two nightstands, a dresser, or other furniture into the bedroom, making the most out of every inch of space. Single sleepers also love queen beds, as it gives them plenty of space to stretch out at night while not cramping their style during the day.

    King

    Dimensions: 76” x 80”

    Where to Use: When partners want lots of space to stretch out at night, the king bed is the right pick! King beds are especially great in hot, sticky climates, as both partners can retreat to their end of the bed in order to savor those blessed last cool inches of the mattress. Of course, couples who choose a mattress this big need to have a big bedroom. Otherwise, they might have to make compromises on their other bedroom furniture.

    California King

    Dimensions: 72” x 84”

    Where to Use: As you might guess, the California king is especially popular in the state of California. It’s actually slightly smaller than the regular king bed in terms of total area, but most couples don’t really notice the lack of space. This mattress size is great for bedrooms that are longer than they are wide and for very tall sleepers. California king sleepers just need to be careful when selecting bedding, as regular king size sheets and blankets won’t fit on this mattress.

  • Sleep and the Muscles

    Why a Good Night's Rest Makes Such a Difference for Your Muscles

    Let’s admit it: when you think of sleep and your muscles, you’re probably thinking about how you work hard during the day and feel fine, but tired, when you crash into bed at night. Then, when you wake up the next morning, your muscles are protesting everything you put them through the day before.

    It’s true that muscle pain in the morning can be common, but that’s no reason to skimp on getting enough sleep – especially after a long, hard day. Whatever temporary pain you might face pales in comparison to the benefits you’ll get when you stick to a consistent sleep schedule night after night. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few ways getting a good night’s sleep helps your muscles.

    Your muscles completely relax during sleep.

    During your non-rapid eye movement sleep, your muscles relax, and when your sleep schedule moves to rapid eye movement sleep, your muscles go atonic. This is complete relaxation and lack of muscle tone similar to paralysis. (The exceptions to this are your diaphragm, which controls your breathing, and your eye muscles.) There’s a good reason for this atonia: if your muscles aren’t moving, you won’t move in potentially dangerous ways, like falling off the bed. Your chances of disturbing your partner are also much reduced.

    Your muscles recover and regenerate when you sleep.

    You might be asleep, but your body is very busy while you’re catching those z’s. Your body will naturally secrete growth hormones as you sleep. This lets your cells go to work, repairing and regenerating portions of your muscles that were strained and injured during the day. A good night’s sleep might not cure everything, but it can certainly give your body the time it needs to cure itself.

    Your body uses nutrients more efficiently when you sleep.

    Trying to build muscle mass? In addition to training and eating a healthy diet, make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep at night. Sleep is the time when your body can put all the nutrients you absorbed during the day to work. Because your body is completely relaxed, the nutrients can now be used to repair and build muscle mass. It’s a great way to complement your training during the day, and the best part is, you don’t have to do anything!

    When you sleep, your brain recharges.

    In order to meet just about any health goal, the first organ you have to pay attention to is your brain. So whether you’re actively building muscle or just trying to stay healthy and active, sleep’s recharging effect on the brain is paramount. The more alert you are, the easier you’ll find it to put in those extra reps, go for that run, or lug that box of books up the stairs.

    Given how essential sleep is to building muscle and keeping your body fit and strong, it just makes sense to make sure that your mattress isn’t working against you when you try to sleep. If your mattress is lumpy, squeaky, or poking you in all the wrong places, then it’s time for a new one! We here at Mattress One would love to help you find the perfect mattress to help you meet your health goals. Visit us today to find your next mattress!

  • Your Guide to Common Mattress Terms

    A Quick Glossary to Help Your Mattress Shopping

    Ultra-plush, firm, innerspring, hybrid – the minute you step inside a mattress store, you're bombarded with terms you may have never heard before. How are you supposed to find the right mattress for your needs when you and the sales associate don't even seem to be speaking the same language?

    Worry not! We've assembled this handy list of common terms used to describe mattress comfort and construction. The next time you go mattress shopping, you can walk through the store with confidence. Now you'll know exactly what you’re talking about, which will help you find exactly what you need!

    Mattress Comfort

    Ultra Plush Soft: This is the softest type of mattress available. It's truly like sleeping on a cloud! Often these mattresses even come with pillowtops (an extra layer of fluffy padding) to make them even softer.

    Plush Soft: These mattresses offer relaxing softness with just the right amount of support. Sometimes they too can come with pillowtops for added relaxation.

    Cushion Firm: This mattress is great for someone who knows they need support but loves the added comfort of a soft mattress. Cushion firm mattresses are true middle-of-the-road mattresses, which also make them a great choice for couples with divergent sleeping needs and styles.

    Firm: If you want to feel like you're floating on top of the mattress rather than sinking into it, a firm mattress is for you! These mattresses offer great support, and sleepers won’t sink too far into them.

    Ultra Firm: These mattresses are about as firm as it gets. When you're sleeping on an ultra firm mattress, you can forget about sinking deep into the mattress. These mattresses are great for people who need a lot of support as they sleep.

    Mattress Construction

    Traditional Innerspring: A traditional innerspring mattress is made of tightly coiled steel springs covered in layers of soft fabric and padding. The springs provide support and the bouncy feel you get when first sitting or lying on the mattress.

    Individual Pocketed Coils: Pocketed coils start with traditional steel springs, but wrap each spring in its own fabric coil. This helps to reduce motion transfer across the bed – great if your partner is a restless sleeper or has to get up earlier than you do.

    Hybrid: Most mattresses can be placed in one of two categories: foam mattresses or innerspring mattresses. Hybrid mattresses combine both materials. They’re usually constructed with a steel support system with some type of foam used as an added comfort system.

    Memory Foam: Memory foam mattresses are constructed from special viscoelastic foam. This foam conforms to your body as you sleep, cradling you and providing support in all the right places. Just like traditional innerspring mattresses, though, they can come in different firmnesses for different styles of sleepers.

    Gel Foam: Gel foam mattresses make use of a gel in the construction of the mattress, either in the support system or the upholstery layers (or both). This gel can be used to provide extra support, create a softer feel, or make the mattress cooler to sleep on.

    Have More Questions?

    Don't worry – at Mattress One, we understand that not everyone lives and breathes mattresses the way we do! We’re happy explain all the industry terms we use in order to help you find the right mattress. So what are you waiting for? Visit us today to start shopping!

  • Signs of Sleep Deprivation

    How to Tell if You Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

    The science is in – all adults should be getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night. But with our fast-paced lives, it's hard to carve out that much time to sleep every night. Plus, everybody is different. Even if you’re doing your best to follow the best health guidelines, how can you be certain if you’re getting enough sleep?

    Luckily, our bodies have some great early-warning systems to help us know if we’re not getting enough sleep. If you notice any of the following symptoms in your daily life, make sure to rework your schedule to make getting more shut-eye a priority.

    A quick caveat: pulling the occasional all-nighter to finish a project from work or to soothe a cranky toddler shouldn't have any long-term effects, even if you do feel miserable the next day. We're talking about prolonged lack of sleep here, which has been linked to consequences like cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.

    1. You're hungry all the time.

    Your body has two main sources of energy: food and sleep. If you aren’t getting enough energy from one, your body will try to make it up with the other. So if you find yourself constantly reaching for that extra cupcake, it might be time to cut back on dessert and spend more time looking at the inside of your eyelids.

    2. Your self-control is slipping.

    Lacking sleep already makes you crave more food – especially sugary, fatty food that you should be eating sparingly. But you might find that you're becoming more impulsive and less inhibited in other ways. If you find that your temper is always close to fraying or that risky behaviors seem like a good idea, that’s a sign you should get more sleep.

    3. You’re tripping, bumping into things, and acting like a klutz.

    It's true that while some people are blessed with exceptional balance, others … aren't. But if you find that you’re suddenly tripping over every crack in the sidewalk and constantly bumping into things, you might simply be tired. Seemingly ordinary tasks like walking up a flight of stairs take a lot of neural processing and fine motor control. When you’re sleep deprived, you simply don’t have the energy to tackle those tasks the way you used to.

    4. You’re constantly getting sick.

    When you don’t get enough sleep, your body has a significantly harder time fighting off infections. This means that diseases that your body might have been able to completely clear out without you experiencing any symptoms can now turn you into a sniffling, sneezing mess. Rest is one of the best cures for illness, so take this as your sign to get some shut-eye.

    5. Your skin isn't looking as good as it should.

    After all, there is a reason why it’s called "beauty sleep"! When you sleep, your body produces collagen, which keeps your skin plump and smooth. Lack of sleep can also result in to more estrogen circling through your system, which can lead to acne breakouts. So if your skin is acting like a teenager's or you notice more wrinkles than you should, it's time to reevaluate your sleep habits.

    Of course, once you decide to get more sleep, you might find that it’s easier said than done – especially if your mattress is working against you. Luckily, the experts here at Mattress One have the right solution for your bedtime woes. Stop in today to shop our selection of high-quality mattresses. We’ll sure to find the right mattress to send you peacefully into dreamland in no time!

  • When to Buy a New Mattress

    Top Five Signs of Mattress Failure

    In order to get a good night’s sleep, you need to make sure that the surface you’re sleeping on is up to the challenge. As mattresses get older, they become less supportive and comfortable. A decrease in comfort can degrade the quality of your sleep, which is the last thing you want or need!

    Thankfully, there are a few telltale signs that your mattress is reaching the end of its useable life. We’ve assembled a list of the top five signs of mattress failure. Keep an eye out for these signs so you can replace that mattress before your sleep starts to suffer.

     

    • 1. Age

     

    This is the first criteria to keep in mind as you’re considering whether to invest in a new mattress. Most mattresses last seven to ten years. If your mattress is older than that, then it’s definitely time for a new one. Even if you think that your sleep is restful and comfortable, it might not be. You simply might have gotten used to not sleeping comfortably.

     

    • 2. Pain

     

    When you wake up, do you experience more aches and pains than you felt when you fell asleep? It might not just be because you’re getting older – your mattress may be at fault! As mattresses age, they lose their ability to provide proper support. If your body is sagging or if innerspring coils are poking you as you sleep, you’re obviously going to wake up sore.

    Even if your early morning aches and pains are related to your age or a medical condition, it still might make sense to look into a new mattress. As your body changes, the amount and type of support you need while sleeping changes, too. Getting a new mattress can be a wise investment in your health.

     

    • 3. Discomfort

     

    Do you toss and turn throughout the night, waking up frequently to switch positions? Do you sleep in hotels or as a guest in other people’s homes and wake up amazed at how easily you slept? These are signs that your mattress is no longer working for you, making it time for a new one. Your own mattress should be your most comfortable sleeping surface. After all, you spent about a third of your life in it!

     

    • 4. Bumps, Lumps, and Sagging

     

    As your mattress ages, it’ll start showing signs that it’s ready to be put out to pasture. If you see sagging spots or lumps in the mattress padding, it’s time to go mattress shopping. Your mattress is starting to wear out and break down. The sooner you get a new, comfortable mattress, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

     

    • 5. Allergies

     

    No, we’re not suggesting that you become allergic to your mattress as time goes on. But over the years, your mattress does pick up allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew – no matter how clean you keep your bedroom. If you are allergic to these substances, going near your mattress can make you miserable, which is the last thing you want! It’s best to replace that mattress as soon as you notice a consistent problem, so you can sleep better and breathe easily.

    Let Us Help!

    If your body or your mattress is signaling that it’s time for a change, let the experts at Mattress One help you find a new mattress to fall in love with. Thanks to our huge selection, it’s easy for you to find the right mattress for your comfort needs. Our attentive sales staff will help walk you through the process and introduce you to our inventory. With our help, it won’t be long before you’re sleeping like a baby on your brand new mattress.

  • How Much Sleep Do You Need?

    Step 1: Find Out How Much Sleep You Need
    Step 2: Optimize Your Bedroom to Get It
    Step 3: Sweet Dreams!

    How well you feel is directly related to how much sleep you get. Get enough sleep, and it’s easy to greet every day with a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. You’re bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to take on the world. But without enough sleep, blue skies become gray. You’re irritable, unable to concentrate, and yawning throughout your day.

    Once you realize how good you feel with a good night’s rest, the next question becomes obvious: how much sleep is necessary to get that good night’s rest? And what simple changes can you make to make sure you get that sleep?

    Luckily, we have the answer.

    The Right Amount of Sleep

    The first thing to keep in mind is that how much sleep you need varies based on how old you are. Babies and children need a lot of sleep, but that amount gradually tapers off once we hit adulthood. Here’s a quick age-based guide to how much you and your kids should be sleeping:

    • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
    • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
    • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
    • Preschoolers (3-5 years): 10-13 hours
    • School Age Kids (6-13 years): 9-11 hours
    • Teenagers (14-17 years): 8-10 hours
    • Adults (18-64 years): 7-9 hours
    • Seniors (65+ years): 7-8 hours


    You might see the amount of sleep you’re supposed to get with a sense of trepidation. With a stressful job, raising your children, taking care of the house, and making time for family and friends, it can be hard to see where those seven to nine hours of sleep every day will come from. However, it’s vital that you find the time, because without it, your ability to be a productive employee, caring parent, and good friend will suffer. You could also be damaging your health over the long term.

    Thankfully, getting those seven to nine hours don’t have to be as hard as you think. One of the most important things you can do is make sure your bedroom is ready for you to get that full night’s sleep.  

    The Right Bedroom Environment

    Your sleep environment greatly affects how much sleep you’ll be able to get. Noise, light, and excessive temperatures can confuse your body and make you think it’s time to be awake. However, by making a few simple changes, you can signal to your body that it’s time for sleep, making it that much easier to gain a full night’s rest.

    • Light: The darker it is, the easier it will be to fall asleep. Invest in window treatments that fully block out the light. It might also be a good idea to put electronic devices down an hour before bed and banish them from the bedroom entirely.
    • Sound: A quiet environment is ideal for sleep. If you have a television in the bedroom, make sure you turn it off as soon as you start to get drowsy. You can also purchase a white noise machine if noises from the outside environment are a problem.
    • Temperature: Sleep experts believe that keeping the bedroom temperature around 65 degrees is the best for sleep. In the winter, this is easy: turn the heat down, save money, and get better sleep. In the summer, keep the bedroom cool by not allowing it to get warm in the first place. Open the windows during the night, and sleep in cool, cotton pajamas.
    • Sheets and Bedding: Since staying cool is so important for a good night’s sleep, choose light and breathable cotton sheets. If you or your partner sweats during the night, it can also be a good idea to invest in a modern moisture-wicking fabric.
    • Mattress: Don’t let anyone tell you that sleeping on a firm mattress is better for sleep. Mattress preference varies from person to person, and no one mattress will be perfect for everyone. If you find that a firm mattress gives the support you need and helps you sleep better, great! If you need an ultra-plush mattress to help you drift away to dreamland, then get that type of mattress. It all depends on what is most comfortable for you.


    Sweet Dreams

    Once you’ve optimized your bedroom and improved your bedtime habits, you’ll find it’s much easier to get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep. And remember, all of us at Mattress One are here to help. After all, we know how important sleep is, and we’re determined to make sure you have the right mattress for your sleep needs.

    Let us help you turn your bedroom into a perfect sanctuary for sleep. From helping you find the right mattress to making recommendations on bedding and pillows, we make it our business to help you sleep easily. Visit us today to see how we can help!

  • Sleep and the Brain

    Why getting a good night’s sleep is more important than you think.

    Between work, kids, pets, taking care of the house, helping the community, and spending time with family and friends, it can be hard to find a minute to breathe, let alone enjoy a good night’s sleep. But sleep is one of the last things you should be shortchanging yourself on. Without making time for rest, it’s even more difficult, if not impossible, to check off everything else on your to-do list.

    The reason for this is simple: sleep is incredibly important for our brains. From improving learning to reducing the risk of certain types of mental illness, sleep helps our brains to function better every day. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for enjoying a productive, healthy life. And the consequences of not doing so can be counterproductive for your health.

    The Good News: Getting Enough Sleep Helps Us Learn and Perform Better

    While you sleep, your brain is busy synthesizing and analyzing all the knowledge you’ve picked up during the day. The brain creates new pathways and forges new connections between information. Once you wake up, this makes tasks like processing information, making decisions, and performing productive work much easier. Whether you’re putting together a presentation for work or trying to reason with the kids, getting a good night’s sleep can make all of the difference!

    The Bad News: Missing Sleep Can Have Unhealthy Consequences

    Losing sleep doesn’t just make you groggy and grumpy when morning arrives. Even missing just an hour or two of sleep a night can severely impact the function of the brain. For instance, a lack of sleep has been tied to increased risk-taking behavior, depression, and can perpetuate other negative attitudes.

    Sleep deficiency can also be incredibly dangerous for drivers. When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, you might experience a condition called “microsleep.” During microsleep, your body slips into sleep condition when it should be awake. This is completely involuntary and impossible to control. If this happens while you’re behind the wheel, it can lead to an accident – possibly even a fatal one. Studies have shown that drowsy drivers are as impaired or more impaired than drunk ones, and as many as 1500 traffic fatalities every year are at least partially a result of drowsy drivers.

    The Takeaway: Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Sleep!

    Sleep isn’t an optional extra, something you can enjoy “when you have the time.” It’s the foundation for a safe, healthy, and happy life. Viewed this way, it just makes sense not to let that big project at work cut into your sleep, for when you get enough sleep, you’ll find it that much easier to complete the project.

    And once you’ve carved out the time for sleep, make sure that your mattress isn’t working against you. If your mattress makes you uncomfortable or leads to you tossing and turning at night, it’s time for a new one. Luckily, we here at Mattress One have an incredible selection of mattresses from all the leadings brands. Even better, with our affordable pricing, we make it easier than ever to invest in your sleep and your health. So don’t suffer through another night of broken sleep. Visit us today to find your next mattress!

  • Sleep Style & Your Mattress

    To sleep well, first you must determine how you sleep.

    Walking into a mattress store can be intimidating. It’s probably been years since you last shopped for a mattress. The brand names are familiar to you, but you’re not sure of the differences between them. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure where to begin.

    Luckily, finding the right mattress for you comes down to a few simple factors. One of the most important is your sleep style: whether you sleep on your back, your side, your stomach, or a combination of positions. To help, we’ve assembled this handy guide to let you know what to look for as you start your mattress search.

    Side Sleeper

    Many people find that it is most comfortable to sleep on their sides. If this describes you, you want to find a mattress that’s soft, because you don’t want too much pressure being put on your shoulders and hips. A softer mattress will also accommodate your body’s natural curves and keep your spine properly aligned.

    Stomach Sleeper

    When you sleep on your stomach, it’s important that you select a firm, stiff mattress. This might seem counterintuitive, as you may have selected this sleeping style because of lower back pain. However, you don’t want your body weight pressing down too hard on your stomach. You want to “float” on top of the mattress to make it easy to breathe and to keep pressure off your spine.

    Back Sleeper

    Back sleepers need the Goldilocks mattress: not too soft, not too firm, but just right. Medium-firm mattresses are the way to go for back sleepers. A medium-firm mattress will give just the right amount of support to the back without pressing too hard on the spine or creating painful pressure points.

    Combination Sleeper

    If you are a combination sleeper – which means you end up in just about every position before the end of the night – you need a mattress that is comfortable no matter what. You also need a mattress that doesn’t transfer motion to your partner, especially if your partner is a light sleeper. A foam mattress is a very good pick here, as it conforms to your body as you shift throughout the night, and your partner won’t feel a thing. But if a foam mattress isn’t in your budget, try for a mattress with pocket coil springs to cut down on motion transfer.

    Match Your Style

    The most important thing to remember about shopping for a mattress based on your sleep style is that you need to try multiple mattresses. You won’t know whether a firm mattress, ultra-plush soft mattress, or cushion firm mattress feels right to you until you lay down on one. Luckily, Mattress One has hundreds of mattresses for you to try out. We know that you’ll find your ideal mattress right here. And remember, we also offer our special 180-day in-home trial.* Feel free to bring your new mattress home and sleep on it for a few days. If it isn’t perfect for your needs, you can trade it in for one you like better!

    *Conditions apply; click here for details.

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