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The Mattress Guide: 10 Simple Steps to Buying a New Mattress
By Restonic
8/31/2017 3:52:00 PM  

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When asked what’s worse than buying a mattress, most people are stumped. Buying a car? A root canal?

As you go from store to store or website to website, you might realize there’s more to consider than you expected. Which mattress materials are best for your sleep? Which will support your back? Will they stay the same temperature through the night? Most importantly, which mattress help you sleep best?

Follow our 10 step mattress buying guide so you can make an educated choice when it’s time to buy a new mattress.

1. Assess your current mattress

What problems is your current mattress causing? What do you need and want in a new one? Consider if your mattress sags or if you have back pain or pressure points.

2. Choose your mattress size

If you share a bed with a partner or if your feet hang off the end of your bed, it’s time to upgrade. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing the best mattress size.

3. Talk to your doctor

Do you have a health condition that affects your sleep? While your doctors may not fully appreciate the difference between innerspring and latex, they might be able to offer advice on temperature or the need for extra cushioning for your joints or back.

4. Research

Visit manufacturer websites and read lots and lots of reviews. What do real people who have bought this mattress think?

5. Set your budget

It’s important to understand that mattresses vary in prices because of what’s inside them. Decide how much you want to spend and focus your research on that price category. You’ll be amazed at the comfort options within each budget.

6. Test drive a lot of mattresses

There’s no better way to shop for a mattress than to go to a store. When you buy a new smart phone, you hold it in your hand, push the buttons, check out the apps – and you do that for a lot of phones before you choose the one that feels right to you. Buying a mattress is no different. Understanding the difference between mattresses means lying on each one in different positions.

7. Slow down

Your body needs time to feel each mattress and compare it to the one you’re currently sleeping on. Eliminate the ones that don’t feel good and spend at least 15 minutes on the mattresses that do. Make sure to try with a pillow while lying in your normal sleep position.

8. Talk about what the mattress is made of

Some people prefer a plush, pillow-top mattress with a supportive innerspring core while others enjoy a firm, memory foam/gel latex feel. As you lie on each mattress, ask our Mattress Specialists about what’s inside and how those materials can help you sleep better. This step keeps you on the mattress longer, which will help you begin to understand what your body responds to better.

9. Talk about the warranty and return policy

Before purchasing, understand what the retailer and manufacturer guarantee in your mattress purchase. Workmanship and materials should be guaranteed but comfort is a personal perspective and often not covered in the warranty. Read the fine print so there are no surprises if you need help after your purchase. The Weekends Only 60 Nights Guarantee gives you 60 days to return your mattress if it’s not the right comfort level, and many of our mattresses come with warranties of 10+ years.

10. Protect your purchase

Stains on a mattress void the warranty with every manufacturer. Invest in a mattress protector for hygiene and to protect your warranty. You’ll be glad you did.

Finding the best new mattress for you (and your partner) takes time, but if you follow all 10 steps, you’ll be rewarded with the best sleep of your life. Worth it, right?

This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.


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The Sleep Guide: 10 Things Great Sleepers Do Consistently
By Restonic
8/11/2017 3:08:00 PM  

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If you’ve had a great night’s sleep, your morning coffee is a bonus, not a personality relocator. Trouble is, many Americans suffer from sleep deprivation—almost 50%, according to some studies. Even worse, long term sleep deprivation can lead to serious health issues and, in some cases, early death.

Improving our sleep health begins with re-envisioning ourselves as amazing sleepers. If you’re ready to sleep better (and live better) get ready to adopt these sleep-boosting attitudes from great sleepers.

1. Practice yoga or meditation in the evening

Yoga later in the day reduces pent up muscle stress and helps you begin the relaxation needed for sleep. If yoga’s new to you, start slow and don’t overstretch.

2. Give yourself permission

Understand that your work will never be done and that a good night’s sleep will help you be more productive and creative. Allow your mind to rest so you can start tomorrow strong.

3. Set an alarm for going to bed

What time do you want to wake up and how many hours do you want to sleep? Do the math and back it up to light’s out time. If you need to be in bed early, skip the nap or coffee after 2 pm so you’ll be able to fall asleep earlier.

4. Add an hour for powering down

Start turning off all your screen devices an hour before you hope to fall asleep. Spend the last hour before bed quietly chatting or reading a good book with real pages. The backlight from electronics and TV wake you up rather than relax you.

5. Grab a snack before bedtime

Say yes to bedtime snacks like peaches, Greek yogurt, or parmesan cheese toast. They have just the right amount of carbohydrates and protein for sleep.

6. Choose your sleep gear carefully

Ensure you have clean, comfortable bedding that’s both breathable and warm, depending your sleep style and climate. Your mattress should be no more than 10 years old and support the natural curve of your spine.

7. Create a bedroom that’s tranquil and sleep-inducing

While bedding is very important to a tranquil feel. Dark-out curtains and a quiet, cool, clutter-free sleep environment will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

8. Lose the snooze button

Repeatedly hitting the snooze button can seriously impair morning mental function by interrupting your natural sleep and wake-up cycle.

9. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Enjoy a big glass of water and stretch out your muscles even before your first cup of coffee. Studies show that just 2 oz. of coffee per hour is enough to keep your system juiced up all day long.

10. Plan for better sleep again tonight

Even successful sleepers often miss this step. Only you can carve out a good night’s sleep, and the only way to do that is it to plan ahead.

This blog was originally published on Restonic.com and does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on Restonic.com. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.


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