Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds have come a long way in the past decade with the help of research and science.  Newer adjustable bed designs help sleepers find relief from a myriad of ailments, pains and problems associated with sleeping on an old mattress and frame.  More and more studies are showing the therapeutic effects adjustable beds can have on the body. Adjustable beds remove the one size fits all approach to sleeping and allows each individual to customize to their specifications.

Common sleeping problems are solved with adjustable beds.  For example, an adjustable bed can improve breathing for lung expansion, alleviate back pain, and even offer relief from acid reflex or heartburn.  The relief from these problems means a better night’s sleep and leaving you feeling more energetic throughout the day.  Below is a chart from orthopedist for a better look on why adjustable beds are beneficial.1

In addition to alleviating pain and discomfort, adjustable beds are great for improving your nightly activities like reading and watching TV.  You can lay with your back propped up and not have to worry about hurting your back.  Adjustable beds are quickly becoming preferred by a variety of consumers for their bedrooms.

The health benefits of adjustable mattresses are evident and directly connected to how comfortable and supportive they are for your body.  Sleeping on your back at an incline allows your body to maintain proper circulation and posture while sleeping.

We are Houston’s adjustable bed headquarters! We have by far the largest selection of adjustable beds in the Houston area.  We have over 70 different mattresses and base combinations to choose from.  Our knowledgeable experts and our vast selection allow you to find the mattress perfect for you!

Fall Asleep Fast

Fall Asleep Fast

                Falling asleep quickly is almost everyone’s wish.  How about a full night of restful and comfortable sleep with no tossing or turning.  How many of you are constantly fluffing that pillow or feel restless when you lay down?  Unfortunately this blog will not answer the age old question of how to fall sleep quickly but we can offer some great advice.23

The first and most basic step is acquiring a comfortable mattress.  There are numerous types of mattresses so it is best to do your research and find the one that fits your preferences.  The days of choosing between a hard or soft mattress are gone.  The home bedroom market is full of different products and materials.  This is why it’s important to do your research as well as view our website.  Why do we say that?  Mattresses For Less just doesn’t pick any mattress to sell.  We do our own research into the product making sure the product works as advertised and that its cost is proportionate with its consumer value.  Here are a few mattresses that have great prices and reviews:

Once you find a comfortable mattress be strict about going to bed on time.  For example, get into bed Monday through Friday at 10:30 pm and envision your falling asleep at 10:45 every night.  Eventually your body will get use to this routine and automatically tell itself that it’s time to sleep.  One other small tip is moving your mobile phone away from the nightstand.  You will be surprised how many people feel flustered that they can’t fall asleep and feel like they need to make use of this time.  They will grab their phone and check their email and social media.  It’s best to leave it until the morning.sert

Restful sleep is within your grasp.  It just takes some new tools and patience.  We can ensure you that once you feel a full night’s sleep you will be glad you spent your time, energy, and money to achieve it.

Mattresses, Mattresses Everywhere: Air beds

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Mattresses are designed to prove the support and comfort you need to relax and have a good night’s sleep. While the most popular mattresses these days are innerspring, foam and pillow top mattresses, it’s always best to weigh all your options. One of the lesser used mattress types found in Houston is the air bed mattresses, which we’ll be talking about in today’s blog post.

Air beds

Air bed mattresses use an adjustable air chamber as its support system. These mattresses are covered by padding or upholstery materials which can include various foams and fiber. Air beds allow you to adjust the firmness and usually allow each side of the bed to be controlled separately to please the needs of couples.

The skeleton of air mattresses is made of foam rails, which gives its shape and allows you to sit on the edge of the mattress without falling over. The main part of the bed is made up of air chambers. Air beds either have separate or built in pumps to fills the chambers with air.

Finally, all air beds have a top foam later and special cover made to help prevent punctures as well as provide extra comfort.

Pros

  • Air beds provide personalized, adjustable support which tends to result in greater comfort and pain relief.
  • Good longevity and last for an average of 9 years because they can be repaired by the owners themselves.
  • Little to no initial gassing/odor problem.
  • Little to no owners of air beds have complained about sleeping hot or cold through the night.
  • The core of the bed does not need to be rotated or flipped, however the comfort layers may benefit from being rotated or flipped occasionally.

Cons

  • Air beds are mechanical which means more can conceivably go wrong with them.
  • Noisy when filling mattress with air.
  • Air bed availability in smaller markets can be very limited.
  • On the pricier side of mattresses. Range from $450-$5000+
  • At least 25% of owners have at least partially paid for replacement parts at some point during ownership.
  • Warranties are 10-25 years in length, but usually only the first few years are non-prorated, so owners will often need to pay 20%+ of repair costs.

Sleepwalking

154452003-smallSleepwalking is a sleep disorder that causes people to get up and walk or perform other activities while sleeping. Symptoms of sleepwalking disorder ranges from simply sitting up and looking around, to walking around, to leaving and even driving long distances. It is a common misconception that a sleepwalker should not be awakened. It is not dangerous to wake them up, although it is common for the person to be confused or disoriented for a short period of time after being woken up.

There are several factors that may be involved in the development of sleepwalking that may include genetics, environment and medical conditions.

Sleepwalking occurs more frequently in identical twins and is 190 times more likely to occur if s first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, has a history of sleepwalking.

Environmental factors that may cause a person to sleepwalk include: sleep deprivation, stress, alcohol intoxication and drugs such as sedatives, neuroleptics (drugs used to treat psychosis), stimulants and antihistamines.

Medical conditions that have been linked to sleepwalking include: abnormal heart rhythms, fever, nighttime asthma, nighttime seizures and certain psychiatric disorders such a PTSD, panic attacks or multiple personality disorder.

Usually, no exams are tests are necessary for determining whether a person sleepwalks. However a medical evaluation may be completed to rule out any medical causes of sleepwalking.

A person who has a sleepwalking disorder can take these measures of treatment to help prevent any future instances:

– Get adequate sleep
– Meditate or do relaxation exercises
– Avoid any kind of stimuli before bed

Medications for treatment of this disorder may be necessary if there is a high possibility of injury, if the disorder is causing significant disruption to the family and daytime schedule or when all other measures have proven ineffective.

5 Easy Tips to Get Work Done In Bed!

With the rise of mobile devices and Internet-based collaboration, it’s easier than ever to get your work done in places other than the office. And what better place to get work done from the comfort of your own bed?

Don’t scoff! From Winston Churchill to F. Scott Fitzgerald, even René Descartes, plenty of historical luminaries have accomplished some amazing things in the cozy confines of their own bedroom. The tricky part is figuring out how to stay productive in an environment that is better suited to the exact opposite. Here are just a few ways to get more work done without having to commute!

1. Eliminate Distractions – One of the downsides to being able to take work home with you is that everything else comes with it. We’ve all been there: you Google a name really quick, which leads you a YouTube video, which leads you to a Wikipedia page…next thing you know it’s 5 hours later! Forbid yourself from opening distracting sites and networks like Facebook or YouTube. A few digressions here or there can add up big time over the long run!

2. Keep It Light – It’s tempting to keep the room dark and maintain a relaxing environment. But even if you’re not doing any reading, it’s still important to have plenty of light in the room while you work. Even a little bit of strain can weaken your eyes and even cause painful headaches.

3. Mind the Time – Self-discipline is crucial to working outside an office. You delay getting started before your mind is clear, then you decide you would like a snack while you work, then you need to use the restroom, then it’s time for a break…it can all be quite counter-productive. Decide on a set time where only work is to be done, and set aside a specific time for breaks and meals. And don’t forget the most import part: stick to the schedule!

4. Gather Support – Working from bed is definitely comfortable, but this soft surface also needs to provide support. Otherwise, you may start to feel soreness in your muscles, stiffness in your joints, or even headaches from a strained neck. Get an ergonomic pillow or even an adjustable bed to keep you upright and on-task!

5. Star of the Show – Obviously, the one thing that could make your bedroom office exceptional is a great, comfortable bed. Just like a desk chair or the seat of your car, it needs to be comfortable and perfectly suited for your body.

Mattresses for Less has all the top brands and trusted names in bedding to get you perfectly set up for a bedside office. As Houston’s adjustable bed headquarters, there’s no reason to shop anywhere else! Visit one of their many convenient Houston-area locations and get on the road to a more comfortable, convenient workspace. Just be sure to clear it with your boss first!