Monthly Archives: October 2017

What Is Your Sleep Style?

Starfish, snail, stick on the ground: No – we’re not going on a nature walk! We’re talking about your sleep style. Surprisingly enough, how you sleep at night could say a lot about your personality. (It can also tell you if it’s time for a new mattress!)

The Starfish

Starfish Sleep PositionIf you sleep on your back with your arms and legs spread out, you’re one of these sea-dwellers. According to surveys, it’s the least popular way to sleep — especially for those who have to sleep in bed with someone else. Starfishes make time to be good to their friends, listening to their problems and always offering help.

The Snail

Also known as the fetal position, you’re a Snail if you tuck yourself into a tight ball to slumber. The Snail is popular, and although it may seem uncomfortable, many people enjoy sleeping like this. Snails have tough exteriors but on the inside are sensitive and can be shy.

The Stick

Sticks sleep on their sides in a straight line with arms close to their body. They don’t move much throughout the night, and thankfully for their partners they don’t take up too much room. Sticks are very sociable and popular, but they’re also a little too trusting for their own good.

The Eagle

Freefallers, or Eagles, sleep on their stomachs with their arms by the pillows and their heads turned to one side. Eagles love to be sociable and hang out with their friends — but be careful with what you say, they’re not known to have the thick skin to deal with criticism.

The Koala

Pillow-snuggling Koalas can’t sleep without grabbing some bedding and cuddling all night long. (When was the last time you invested in good pillows for your Koala?) Koalas really value the relationship bonds in their lives, whether it’s friends or family, and will do anything they can to help those they love.

The Sloth

Sloths are a little different. Sloth sleepers spend their nights tossing and turning on the couch, because their mattress just isn’t cutting it. Sloth sleepers are grumpy, always tired, and their body has created an imprint on the sofa.

If it’s time to find a new sleep style — and a new mattress — start by taking a look at our selection online or coming in to shop our in-store inventory. Nobody likes being the Sloth!

Winter is Coming…So is Sleep

In some areas of the country, it may not feel like fall yet, but the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer.  Also, Daylight Saving Time ends soon – which means winter is coming. (Just ask your Game of Thrones fan friends).  While bears deal with this awful season by hibernating, we humans can’t be so lucky. For many of us, the winter weather and extended darkness can really mess with our sleep schedule, so here are a few tips to keep in mind as the chill sets in.

Keep Your Cool, but Don’t Get Cold

If you’re someone who likes to crank the heat all winter long, we’d love to come over and hang out for a few months if that’s okay? We’ll also remind you that you’ll sleep much better when your bedroom is around 65 degrees, so your dad may have had a point when he constantly yelled at you growing up for having the heat too high.

Don’t Stop Moving…

…but not to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Exercise can help improve sleep and can keep weight gain at bay, which can help those who suffer from sleep apnea. If the weather is preventing you from going outside, check YouTube for any number of free videos of exercise you can do in the comfort and warmth of your own home. Bonus: Your increased body heat means you can turn down the thermostat for an hour or two.

Keep Your Nose Wet

It sounds kind of gross, but dry nasal passages from dry, heated indoor air can lead to all sorts of sleep problems. You’ll snore more and that could interrupt your sleep (or your partner’s sleep), which could leave you waking throughout the night and tired during the day. Use a humidifier and saline spray to keep the dull roar to a minimum.

Lighten Up!  Your Dinners, That Is.

You know those heavy winter meals that you just love to savor? Well, put down that chili, mashed potatoes and stews, and stick to lighter dinners that are easier to digest. Heavier meals at night can lead to indigestion or stomach discomfort that can keep you awake.

Even though pumpkin spice lattes are still all the rage, winter is around the corner and you should be ready to sleep like the hibernating bear we all have inside of us. If you try all of these tips and you’re still not catching your ZZZs like Winnie the Pooh, it might be time to talk to us about a buying a new mattress or how you can refresh your bedding.