A More Comfortable Sleep For You

Shouldn’t sleep be the most comfortable part of your life? Serta certainly thinks so which is why they have created adjustable bases in a variety of styles to suit your individual needs.

And we aren’t talking about clunky “hospital beds” – we are talking about beautiful, aesthetically pleasing pieces of furniture. A piece of furniture that allows your bed to conform to the curves of your body and is design to make your sleep experience as comfortable as possible.

Don’t think for one second that having an adjustable base is frivolous. Back pain, poor circulation, acid reflux, sleep apnea, asthma, arthritis…these are all issues that can be improved by the proper positioning that comes with owning an adjustable base. Even snoring – just raise the head of your bed 10 to 15 degrees and snoring will become a thing of the past.

In fact, 70% of people who have adjustable beds report and increase in the quality of their sleep.

If you think about it, you don’t just spend time in your bed when your sleep. An adjustable bed can help make watching a great movie or working on your laptop more comfortable too! How great is that?

Isn’t it time you came in to Best Mattress Buys to get yours?

Serta’s Manifesto – Comfort!

So what is Serta’s Manifesto? Comfort. It’s what they do!

No matter who you are, or where you are in life, you deserve coziness and comfort at the end of a hard day.

That’s why people choose Serta. For more than 85 years Serta has been leading the way in quality and comfort.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a memory foam, hybrid or traditional innerspring mattress, Serta is Always Comfortable and Serta is always at Best Mattress Buys.

What Wakes You Up In The Morning?

If you bought your new mattress set from Best Mattress Buys, it’s probably so comfortable that you hate to get out of it in the morning.

If you are like me, you typically hit ‘snooze’ two, three, maybe four times before your feet actually hit the floor!

So what wakes you up in the morning? Do you use an alarm clock? Cellphone? The cat?

Here’s one type of alarm that doesn’t have a snooze button! Too cute!

Late-Night Smartphone Use Disrupts Your Sleep

For anyone who doubts the control their smartphone actually has over their daily and nightly habits needs to read this article from Psychology Today!

Cellphone Addiction

The average American spends 4.7 hours PER DAY on their smartphone! Add that to and 8 hour a day job, the time it takes to commute, eat and perform any other mandatory tasks required to live a normal life and that doesn’t leave much time for sleeping!

Sleep deprivation is getting to be an epidemic in America and the consequences are extreme. Late-night smartphone use has effectively been linked to depression, anxiety, reduced cognitive function and physical coordination. In other words – we are not our best and brightest during the day because of our obsession with cellphone use at night.

Because of our constant need to be connected, our minds are continually stimulated – and not always in a good way! While it is never too late in the day or night to receive happy news from friends and family, it is also never too late to get a good scathing from your boss or adversary either. Since only 17 percent of us shut off or silence our cellphones at night, we leave ourselves open to for business 24/7.

Sleep is not a luxury, it is a biological necessity in order to function properly and we are all – adults and adolescents alike, depriving ourselves of it.

Read the article and take the challenge – unplug yourself from the world for 24 hours. After the initial withdrawal symptoms have subsided, I am willing to bet that you will enjoy the peaceful serenity – and a good night’s sleep!

Perhaps the world would be a little nicer if we all just took the day off and got a good night’s sleep!

No Fighting In Bed!

Are you and your partner light night and day when it comes to sleep preferences?

You like it soft – he/she likes it firm.
You like to sit up and watch TV – he/she likes to lay flat and snore.
You like a good massage – he/she just prefers to lay there and snore…yup…women snore too!
You like it quiet – he/she just lays there and snores…

WELL…there is a solution and no, it’s not separate rooms!

Comfortaire is the answer to your prayers.

Split King Comfortaire
With a Comfortaire Sleep System, you and your partner can each have a completely CUSTOMIZED sleep experience in the same bed. Not only can you adjust the position of the bed, you can adjust the feel of the mattress itself. The magic is really in the air!

Just last week a couple purchased this set in Ormond Beach for that very reason. His sleep number was 14 because he loved that soft feel of being in a hammock while her number was a 98 because she liked her bed to be very firm. She liked to sit up to read and watch TV – he just wanted to sprawl out and sleep…and snore… Comfortaire was the perfect solution for them.

What makes Comfortaire unique to any other mattress set is the SPLIT KING (see photo of set in Best Mattress Buys) mattress. This allows couples to still share ONE bed while being able to do their own thing on their side. Also unique to Comfortaire is the fact that every component of the sleep system is replaceable.

This means that at no time will you ever reach a point where your mattress it just ‘shot’ and you have to go out and buy a new one because no matter what is wrong with your Comfortaire, it can be replaced or refreshed!

So, if you want to sit up and watch TV without being interrupted by the snoring, just raised your partner’s head about 15 degrees. They will never know you did it, but, they WILL stop snoring and you will get to hear the show.

Just think…no more going to the couch!

Magic Is In The Air 

Sleeping Single in a Double Bed

For those of you who feel guilty about the fact that you would rather sleep alone than share a bed with your partner…it’s okay!

In fact, having your own sleep space is actually better for you!

Since it is a rare thing that a couple have the exact same sleep habits, bedroom battles will happen.

  • One likes the shades drawn to keep the room as dark as possible, the other enjoys the moonlight and likes to awaken gradually and naturally as the sun rises.
  • One likes to sit up and watch TV in bed, the other likes to stretch out in peaceful silence.
  • One likes snacking in bed, the other doesn’t like finding cookie crumbs in crevices.
  • One is a night owl and habitually active late into the evening while the other is early to bed – early to rise – and usually waaay to ‘chipper’ for the night owl in the morning.

Does any of this sound familiar? Not to mention the snoring, the drooling, the sudden ‘wind storms’ and blanket hogging.

Have you ever been jarred out of a deep sleep by your pillow being yanked from under your head because your partner thought it was theirs?

Let’s face it, sleeping with a partner requires compromise and does not lead to the most restful and rejuvenating sleep!

So, if you love sleeping solo there is no need to feel guilty! According to the National Sleep Foundation, 1 in 4 couples sleep in separate beds because they get a longer and better sleep on their own.

A better sleep leads to a healthier and more productive day and hey…you might even still like each other in the morning! 😉

What’s In Your Mattress?

CertiPUR-US LogoIf you care what goes in to your mattress when it’s made – and you should, you will be happy to know that Best Mattress Buys offers a wide range of mattresses made with foam that is CertiPUR-US® Certified.

So what does CertiPUR-US® Certified foam mean to you and your family?

It means that your bed is made from Foams that feel good and you can feel good about!

It means that the foam in your mattress is:

Made without ozone depleters
Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants
Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
Made without formaldehyde
Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

If you want to know why these things are important, just download the CertiPUR-US® Technical Guidelines from their official site.

And while you are there, check out their page listing all Companies Selling Products Containing Certified Foam.

Yup! You’ll find Best Mattress Buys listed there!

America Needs Sleep!

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep. We work longer hours to make less money, commute further to find better paying jobs and try to squeeze in enough time for “life” on the side.

It’s rough! Who on this planet is getting the recommended 8 hours anymore?

According to a Consumer Reports article, Americans spent an estimated $41 billion on sleep aids and remedies in 2015. Wow!

You can read the whole article here: Why Americans Can’t Sleep It will give you some great insight into just exactly how much of a sleep deprived nation we are!

Falling asleep and STAYING asleep has become the quest of an estimated 164 million Americans. If sleepless nights are a reoccurring theme for you, perhaps their video below will give you a few ideas to help you get some ZZzzzz’s!

Sleep and Accelerated Aging

Sleep DeprivationAlthough countless factors affect the aging process, one of the simplest things people can do to avoid accelerated aging is get enough sleep. Quality sleep allows the body to produce the human growth hormone that helps build muscle mass, thicken skin, strengthen bones and stay youthful.

The cumulative effects of sleep deprivation can be shocking. Constant fatigue creates more stress and irritability daily, both of which can significantly accelerate the aging process. Similarly, lack of sleep creates additional physical stress on the body, putting people at a higher risk for:

– heart attack
– heart disease
– high blood pressure
– diabetes
– obesity
– stroke

To read more about this visit: SleepDeprivation.com

Snooze or Lose

Memory LossSleep aids memory. Whether tested in animals or humans, studies have shown that sense memories–such as learning a certain sequence of dance steps–take root more solidly when paired with adequate rest. Now new research shows that so-called declarative memories–such as a sequence of facts–also benefit from slumber, especially when subjects are challenged with subsequent, competing information.

Jeffrey Ellenbogen of Harvard Medical School and his colleagues recruited 60 healthy subjects–excluding night owls, the restless and the lethargic–and asked them to memorize 20 pairs of random words, such as blanket and village. The participants were assigned to one of five groups of 12 and had unlimited time to learn the pairings. Two of the groups began learning at 9 A.M and returned for testing at 9 P.M. that evening–with no naps allowed–and two of the groups began learning at 9 P.M. and returned for testing at 9 A.M. the following morning after a night’s sleep.

To read more about “Memory Retention Enhanced by Sleep” – visit: Scientific American

Partial Sleep Deprivation Linked to Obesity

TiredA poor sleep or the lack of sleep can cause any number of health issues. While reading the latest copy of Sleep Review, I found this interesting article linking poor sleep habits to obesity. Everyone knows that you require a proper diet and exercise to maintain a healthy weight BUT…you also need a good night’s sleep!

People often don’t realize just how important sleep is to their health and productivity!

Evidence linking partial sleep deprivation to energy imbalance is relevant to weight gain prevention and weight loss promotion. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsbases this finding on an extensive review of literature published over a 15-year period.

More than 35% of American adults are obese and more than 28% sleep less than 6 hours a night. While weight-loss strategies incorporate lifestyle changes focusing on diet and exercise, modifications in an individual’s daily routine, including sleep behaviors, can help manage weight.

“Various investigations, although diverse, indicate an effect of partial sleep deprivation on body weight management,” says lead investigator Sharon M. Nickols-Richardson, PhD, MD, professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. “The intriguing relationship between partial sleep deprivation and excess adiposity makes partial sleep deprivation a factor of interest in body weight regulation, particularly in weight loss.”

The research team evaluated articles published between 1996 and 2011 to determine the role of partial sleep deprivation on energy balance and weight regulation. As part of its methodology, the team constructed a series of comparative tables detailing individual study populations, study designs, energy intake, energy expenditure, and measurements of the hormones ghrelin, leptin, insulin, glucose, and cortisol. Analysis of these characteristics identified a set of patterns, including reduced insulin sensitivity, increases in ghrelin, and decreases in leptin among partially sleep-deprived individuals. Changes in ghrelin and leptin influenced energy intake among the study populations.

“Changes in these hormones coinciding with an energy-reduced diet paired with changes in response to partial sleep deprivation may be expected to increase ghrelin and decrease leptin concentrations even further to promote hunger,” says Nickols-Richardson.

The paper calls for further research to determine the effects of sleep deprivation on body composition and substrate use and suggests evaluation of an individual’s sleep patterns combined with regular, sufficient sleep may benefit healthy weight management.

Link Between Cancer and Night Work

Working At NightHere’s an interesting article that suggests a link between cancer and night work.

As published in an article posted by Sleep Review, it is suggested that exposure to the artificial light required to work at night may cause reduced production of the sleep hormone melatonin, inducing physiological changes that may provoke the development of cancerous tumors – particularly in men.

Night work can increase cancer risk in men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology by a research team from Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier and Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. The study is one of the first to provide evidence among men of a possible association between night work and the risk of prostate, colon, lung, bladder, rectal, and pancreatic cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“Exposure to light at night can lead to a reduced production of the sleep hormone melatonin, inducing physiological changes that may provoke the development of tumors. This hormone, habitually released in the middle of the night in response to absence of light, plays a pivotal role in hormonal functions and in the immune system,” explained Professor Marie-Élise Parent of Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, the study’s lead investigator.

Despite finding that night work increases the risk of a number of cancers, the researchers are intrigued by the absence of a relationship between duration of night work and cancer risk found in the study. In theory, an increasing duration in the period of night work would be expected to be accompanied by an increase in the risk of cancer, but the results obtained did not confirm such a tendency. As well as opening up new research avenues, this finding raises questions about the factors that might influence people’s adaptation to night work. Other more targeted research, including Parent’s current research on prostate cancer, will also allow for a more detailed study of the consequences of night work on health.

For this research, Parent and her team analyzed data from a study on occupational exposure and cancer that was conducted between 1970 and 1985, involving 3,137 men aged 35 to 70 years who had been diagnosed with a cancer at 18 hospitals in the Montreal metropolitan area, compared to a control group of 512 cancer-free individuals from the general population.

Sleep specialists have long suggested the importance of adopting regular sleep habits. Visit Best Mattress Buys in either Palm Coast, Florida or Brunswick, Georgia and let us help you discover how you can get your best night’s sleep!