Organic mattresses -- especially those made from renewable resources like natural latex -- are fast becoming a popular choice for people who want to enjoy a healthy, comfortable, and environmentally friendly night of uninterrupted sleep.
At A Goodnight Sleepstore, we love to keep up on the latest in sleep research. After all, the real importance of a supportive, high-quality mattress goes beyond physical comfort to ensure that you get all the benefits of deep, rejuvenating sleep.
A new mattress is an investment. At least, the kind that will give you healthy spinal support, consistent comfort, and long-lasting durability will be. One of the most popular questions asked by customers in our mattress stores is, “How long is this going to last?” The truth is, it depends. Different types of mattresses have different life expectancies. Most should provide comfort and support for about a decade. But one of the deciding factors is how you treat your bed. By thinking proactively, you can take simple steps to extend the functional life of your mattress significantly.
When was the last time you cleaned your mattress?
Most of us shouldn’t even answer that. The reality in many households is that mattresses stay out of sight and out of mind until there’s some sort of mishap. When a pipe leaks or a pet has an accident, mattress cleaning jumps to the top of the priority list. But as soon as the baking soda clears, we return to ignoring what’s under the sheets.
There are some questions that we see time and time again, and many of our most frequent queries revolve around one topic – mattress toppers. It makes good sense; a high-quality mattress topper can extend the life of your old mattress, add cushioning or cooling air flow to a newer one, or resolve comfort-related conflicts between couples. While there’s plenty of information available about every mattress under the sun, answers about mattress toppers are harder to find. To help you decide whether a topper could improve your sleep experience, here are the answers to a few of the questions our sleep experts encounter most often.
If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you know the tried-and-true formula of calories in/calories out. However, simply working out and limiting calories doesn’t always work – at least not optimally. New research has revealed that sleep might be a third crucial ingredient in the recipe for weight loss, and conversely, that lack of sleep can sabotage weight-loss regimens. It’s just one more confirmation that high-quality sleep, and enough of it, is a basic human need.
There’s nothing worse than being jolted out of a dream by the jarring blare of an old-school alarm clock – or the high-tech equivalent of one. The manner in which you wake has a big impact on the quality of your day, so we think it’s important that those first few moments of the day be just as revitalizing as the hours you’ve just spent resting. Here are some of the most pleasant ways we’ve found to wake up and meet the day.
It’s not only the stuff of fairy tales. Sometimes a mattress is just too firm, and that’s a true story. Winding up with a bed that’s too firm for comfort is one of mattress buyers’ biggest fears. We get it! However, while you’re shopping, it’s important to remember that you can always add softness to a firm bed, but you can’t add support to a softer one. For that reason, tending to the firm side of the spectrum is the conservative bet when you buy a new bed. This post will help you understand the importance of mattress firmness, who needs it most, and how to cope when your bed is too firm for comfort.
As sleep experts, we hear about new mattress myths every single day. Most of the time, our response is, “it depends.” Finding the right mattress is a very personal matter that comes down in large part to the individual who’ll be sleeping on the bed. So, to help guide your mattress shopping experience, here’s our take on a few of the mattress myths that come up most often in our conversations with customers.
Here we are again – the Dog Days of Summer!
It’s another hot one here in North Carolina, and if you’re feeling the heat, we feel your pain. Air conditioning is a must for anyone living in the sun belt, but we all run into situations where we’re deprived of consistent cold air. Maybe your window unit is on the fritz, or you’re spending a few nights in a cabin. Whatever the cause of your heat-induced distress, there are plenty of ways to cool down when circumstances force you to sleep in the summer swelter. Here are just a few.