The Sleep Shop Blog

What is an Adjustable Base? And Why should I get one?

Everyone has heard of a bed frame, but are you familiar with adjustable bases? Adjustable bases replace the frame and box spring and allow for optimal comfort and convenience for your relaxing needs. Whether you want to elevate your upper body, feet, or both, you can adjust the base to your liking.

When you use an adjustable base, you can find the ideal sleeping position for YOU and it will make going to bed that much easier. One of our favorite adjustable bases is the Raven. The Raven is “convenient comfort at the touch of a button.” If you are wanting ...

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Different Types of Mattresses

When you are looking for a mattress, it can be hard to know which way to go. There are different types of mattresses, different levels of comfort, and different brands. So where do you start? Check out a brief overview of mattresses to give you a general understanding of what is out there.

First, there are levels of comfort:

Firm – Firm mattresses provide optimal support and have limited contour ability (meaning it does not form to your body). This comfort level is ideal for the back sleeper.

Cushion firm - Cushion firm mattresses are softer feeling than those classified as firm. You ...

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Extend the Life of your Mattresses

As a mattress store we know that when you buy a mattress, it's an investment. You don't want to buy a new mattress every couple of years. So, how to lengthen your mattress's life span? Here are a few tips.


Like a Record, Baby

Weight is an issue with mattresses so it's important to be mindful of rotating your mattress. Rotating is important so that you sleep on a different side of a mattress and your weight is being distributed evenly. According to an article in HGTV, you should turn your mattresses about four times a year to effectively take ...

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Sleeping Well With Good Pillows

Have you ever asked yourself, “How important is my pillow? Does it really make a difference in the quality of my sleep?”

According to the recent article, “Snuggle Up With The Perfect Pillow,” published by WebMD, it makes a world of difference. A clinical psychologist quoted in the article said the right pillow can improve the quality of your sleep and the healthful rejuvenation you receive from it. An orthopedic surgeon quoted in the article states that the wrong pillow can exacerbate headaches, neck and shoulder pain, arm tingling and numbness, and coughing and wheezing. Use of the wrong type of ...

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Sleep Better This Winter

Have you ever noticed how tired and sleepy you often become in the wintertime?  It’s not your imagination playing tricks on you.  Most people experience some sleepiness and fatigue during the winter months, but it’s not because of the cold weather.  It’s due to reduced hours of daylight.

Less daylight means a disrupted sleep cycle and an increase in your production of melatonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy.  Also, the less daylight exposure you receive, the less your body produces Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” because your body produces it in response to sunlight exposure.  

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Better Sleep: Avoiding Naps

We have all experienced that time of the day where it feels like our eyes want to droop from our sockets and we just want to fall over our desks to have a nap. Short bursts of sleep can feel amazing especially after a long day’s work, but the after effects might not be as fun. You might have a lack of energy afterwards or you end up sleeping a full 8 hours in the afternoon. This could lead to you not getting a good night’s rest in the evening and leave you tired the next day – and so ...

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Better Sleep: Exercise

Getting better sleep depends largely on the type of lifestyle that you lead. People who stress more than others might not get as much sleep as those who lead a calmer daily life. One of the things that effects the way you sleep on your new bed or new mattress is exercise, and you need to remember this when you buy a bed or buy a mattress. The bed needs to be able to mould to your body and give it a soft platform to recover from the day’s strenuous work so that you can have a better sleep cycle.

Any ...

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Better Sleep: Remove Work, Distractions, And Electronics

When we come home at night we are tired, no doubt. We have a million things to do after work, like making dinner, feeding the pets, putting the children to bed, and do even more work after hours! Our busy lives have become so imposing that we forget what is important – a good night’s rest. It is very important that we learn how to remove these things from our lives, let our minds and bodies switch off and to focus on sleeping well at night.

A very good way to start doing this is to buy a mattress or buy ...

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Better Sleep: Set A Schedule

There are a lot of things to do to improve your sleep life, but did you know that depending on what position you tend to sleep could indicate what type of mattress is best for you?

If you sleep on your back then you will want to buy a mattress with a medium firm support, if you are a side sleeper than you might want to buy a bed that is softer, or a memory foam and for stomach sleepers a mattress that is more firm than plush, but not seriously firm. If you share a bed with someone who doesn’t ...

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Better Sleep: Increase Support And Comfort

Sleeping is something that has always bothered us as human beings – if we don’t get enough we’re grumpy; if we get too much we’re drowsy. It is essential for us to get the right amount of sleep in per day and it is actually very easy to do so. Support and comfort play a very important role in the way we sleep and are largely dependent on the type of mattress or bed we buy and use. A new bed or a new mattress has to be perfect for your body, but many people are unsure of how to ...

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Better Sleep: Time To Relax

When we decide to go to bed our minds should be free of everything that happened during the day and our eyes should fall shut in minutes. However, many of us undergo hours of tossing and turning before we actually get to dreamland. This is because our brains can’t switch off due to us not being able to relax. It is very important that you are calm when you go to bed to get the most out of your sleep cycle. The best way to do this is to buy a quality mattress or bed from The Sleep Shop.

A new ...

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Control Your Environment

Getting a good night’s rest is one of the most important parts of living a healthy lifestyle and to make sure that you are ready for the day’s tasks. However, a large percentage of people do not get the recommended 8 hours every night and core problem starts when they buy a mattress. When you buy a new mattress or a new bed there are a few things that you need to look into before you can take it home. It is very easy to control your environment in order to improve your sleep, so here are a few tips ...

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