Columbus Day Sale!

Our Columbus Day clearance sale is today!  Buy a Serta Perfect Sleeper Pillow Top Queen until the end of October for only $499!  The Perfect Sleeper is one of the most comfortable and reputable mattress on the market.  It’s specifically designed to address the five most common sleep issues including, snoring and sleep apnea.

In addition to its comfort and technology this mattress is the official mattress of the National Sleep Foundation.  This organization remains at the pinnacle for sleep research and technology.  Their endorsement of the Serta Perfect Sleeper is because the mattresses incorporates new technology on giving you a more comfortable sleep.  Serta has created the ideal mattress for kids needing a good night’s rest before school all the way to adults experiencing difficulties sleeping.Capture

Our $499 price tag is the best ever for a mattress of this magnitude.  In addition to that price, we offer same day delivery and 0% interest on up to 60 months.  You don’t need good credit to sleep great!  The Serta Perfect Sleeper will keep you rested for the next 10 years, covered by Serta’s highly praised manufacturer’s warranty.

Check out the YouTube video for the Serta Perfect Sleeper!  See how the official mattress for the National Sleep Foundation can help you get a better night’s sleep!  Visit our website to make you purchase! You can find the Serta Perfect Sleeper right at the front page.

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!

How to Prevent Snoring

Chronic snoring affects up to 45% of the adult population. Habitual snorers can be at risk for serious health problems, including obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea creates several problems, including:

– Long interruptions of breathing caused by partial or total obstruction or blockage of the airway
– Frequent waking sleep
– Light sleeping
– Strain of the heart
– Poor night’s sleep

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Learning to distinguish between kinds of snoring will help you address the particular causes of that kind of snoring. Closed-mouth snoring indicates that your tongue is the cause of your snoring and that some exercises and lifestyle changes should help eliminate the snoring. Open-mouthed snoring can be caused by sinus trouble or by posture in bed. Snoring from any other position might indicate apnea or other significant issues that will require more substantial medical treatment to address.

It’s important to avoid things that can make snoring worse. Alcohol, sleeping pills, coffee and fatty foods before bedtime can all increase snowing by making your throat muscles relax and narrowing your airway.

Dryness can also cause snoring, so using a humidifier or taking a hot bath or shower before bed can help alleviate snoring as well.

If you sleep on your back, buy yourself a few extra pillows and prop yourself up in bed, rather than lying flat on your back. It is not recommended to sleep on your back because in that position, your tongue and soft palate rest against the back of your throat, blocking the airway.

Remember, snoring is a physical problem. Whether you’re a snorer or live with one, there’s nothing to be embarrassed or angry about. It’s not a conscious choice the snorer is making, but a physical concern that can be remedied with a little planning.

Sleeping Positions And Your Health

177840546-smallHow you sleep at night can play a big role in your overall health. While getting enough sleep is very important, how you sleep also plays a big factor. Different sleeping positions can affect your back, neck and spine as well as snoring, insomnia and sleep apnea. While sleeping on your back with your arms at your side is generally considered to be the best position for your spine health, back sleepers tend to snore more and sleep apnea is strongly associated with this position.

Common sleeping positions:

Fetal position: Sleeping curled up in to a ball with your knees drawn up and your head tilted might be comfortable, but it can unfavorable for your back and neck and restrict deep breathing.

On your back, arms down: This is thought to be the best position for your spine and neck although it is also associated with snoring and sleep apnea.

On your back, arms up: Also known as the “starfish”, this position is also good for your back and may also help to prevent wrinkles and breakouts. While it can also result in snoring, having your arms up can put pressure on the nerves in your shoulders leading to pain.

Face down: While sleeping on your stomach can improve digestion, sleeping face down forces you to tilt your head to the side to breath and put a lot of strain on your neck and back as the curve of the spine is not supported.

On side: When sleeping on your side with your arms down, the spine is best supported in its natural curve. The can help reduce back pain and sleep apnea. The downside? Sleeping on your side can contribute to skin aging and wrinkles due to gravity.

Pillow-Supplemented: Regardless of which sleeping position you prefer, it’s likely you’ll get a better night’s rest with less pain by supplementing your body with a pillow. Back sleepers can put a small pillow under the arch of their spine, side sleepers and place a pillow between the knees and stomach sleepers can place a pillow under their hips.

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How Much Is Too Much of a Good Thing? (Sleep)

We often think of sleep in terms of minutes or hours, instead of considering its quality. As the weekend approaches, and the amount of work days dwindle, getting more sleep is usually the first thing on our mind. You may have caught yourself saying things like, “I finally get to catch up on some sleep,” or maybe more perhaps, “I may sleep the day away!” Most of us are highly aware or have experienced the dangerous side-effects of not getting enough shut-eye. However, studies find that getting too much sleep can have similar effects and even be hazardous to your health. So the question is, “How much is too much of this good thing we call sleep?”

There is no “magic number” to put on the duration of a fair nights sleep, however research has shown the body needs approximately 6-8 hours each sleep shift. On the nights some find it necessary to “catch up on sleep” for 9+hours, they may feel exhausted upon awakening. There is the great possibility of waking up feeling foggy, and worse off than running off of 6 hours if sleep. This terrible condition that has us running for the nearest coffee shop is also know as sleep drunkenness. It plays a trick on the mind that has one hovering between a state of slumber and being awake. Not only can too much sleep hold you back from reaching full production potential throughout the day, but it can also impair attention, alertness, concentration, problem solving, and include serious health risks.

If you are among the many Americans in today’s society that can “sleep the day away”, you may want to pay close attention before hitting that snooze button again. Sleeping in every so often does not present serious health risks, however, habitually oversleeping could potentially be a factor in an underlying health problem that you may be unaware of. Over 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, low thyroid, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and hypersomnia. These may be factors that contribute to your daily drowsiness and low energy levels, and is important that you seek immediate professional care if you feel that any of these may pertain to you.

A good night’s rest is vital to your well-being based on the countless negative side-effects it can potentially have on your health. Regardless of the cause of your sleep habits, there are a few things that will help you reap the benefits of achieving your slumber potential, such as: Creating a sleep schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same time, exercise, and making your bedroom a space that invites a pleasant night’s rest, starting with finding the right mattes that will provide the comfort you need. At Mattresses For Less you can choose from their endless selection of premium mattresses, and let your body and mind understand what quality sleep feels like again!