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Common Disruptors of Sleep

Sleeping In A Hole

 

Ever wonder why your back is sore when you wake up from sleeping?
Feel like you got an eight hour back work out while you were sleeping? Can’t
relax in bed in the morning because the back pain makes you
uncomfortable? It is probably because you are sleeping in a trench! "If you
can fit three fingers between your lower back and the mattress, then it's not
giving enough support," says Karin Mahoney, director of the
Better Sleep Council. When your body doesn’t receive the proper support it needs while
you sleep, your back ends up doing all the work, hence the back pain when
you wake up. Mahoney recommends rotating the mattress by 180 degrees
every six months or so to keep the pressure even as the mattress is being
used. Sleep experts are always hesitant to recommend the perfect model,
material or brand of mattress, due to the fact that comfort is subjective and
therefore different per individual, but medium-firm has been shown in studies
and through patient reports to be comfortable for most people. Your body will
let you know when it is time for an upgrade when you regularly wake up with
stiffness, numbness and back pain! It is common practice to test-drive
mattresses at hotel chains before committing to a purchase, or working with
a distributor that has a comfort guarantee to truly test out the mattress. For
the shopper that shops on averages, according the industry data, queen-
sized innersprings are the most popular in the U.S. but the new gel
mattresses are said to be a comfortable and low stress alternative.
 
 

Pillow Height

 

A pillow is essential to a good night’s sleep and waking up feeling
energetic! This is when it really matters if you are a back, side, or stomach
sleeper. The purpose of a pillow is to properly align the spine but if you don’t
get the right fit for the pillow you could be doing more harm than good. For
the stomach sleepers, you have to make sure your pillow isn’t too thick. If
you get a pillow that is too thick it will push your head back! Not only will this
be extremely uncomfortable but it could also cause some knots in your neck.
For the back sleepers, a medium sized pillow seems to be best. If you go too
thin you won’t have the proper support for your head and neck but if you go
too thick your chin will be touching your chest. You will know when you found
the right level when your head isn’t being forced into an awkward angle.
Last but not least, the side sleepers. The typical side sleeper seems to have a
fairly large profile and space to fill when they are on their side. This is when a
thick pillow comes into play. Thick pillows can typically fill the big gap
efficiently, providing the amount of support side sleepers crave. A well sized
pillow can save you from weeks of unwarranted neck and shoulder pain.
 

Breathe Easy

 

The optimal way to breathe in general is through the nose, says Nancy
Collop, MD, president of the
American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our noses
warm the air and filter out dirt and other particles. When sleeping, especially
when on the back, breathing passageways can start to be partially
obstructed either by your tongue or objects around you. When an air
passage is blocked, the typical response is to open the mouth creating
another air passage. Breathing through the mouth, especially while sleeping,
can lead to snoring, throat irritation, intense dry mouth and even abnormal
respiration and sleep apnea. This is when adjustable bases become
medically advantageous. That’s right; they aren’t just for sitting up in bed to
see the TV better! With a slight lift of the head, typically referred to as a
pillow tilt, you can help open up the breathing pathways which allow you to
use your nose, stop the snoring, and most importantly, sleep throughout the
night.
 
 

Too Hot In Here?

 

The body actually uses temperature to help us get tired and prepare us
for sleep. Cold temperatures make us drowsy, and a falling core body
temperature helps us get to sleep faster. If you want to fall asleep faster and
more efficient, try and help this process along. You can do this by turning
down the heat and keeping your bedroom cool (ideally, around 60 to 68
degrees). Opening the windows also helps bring in fresh, oxygen-rich air
(unless you live near a freeway), which can contribute to a healthy sleep
cycle. Most importantly, it is good to know that there is a certain period of
REM sleep during which your internal heating and cooling systems change
and you become more sensitive to the temperature of the air around you. If
you wake up at this point it may interrupt the point in your sleep cycle where
you are actually gaining energy.
 
Luckily, technology has advanced in the mattress industry and most mattresses have some sort of way to orientate
your temperature. These gel foams or phase change materials won’t make
you cold but they do keep you at one sleeping temperature so that you don’t
awake to any temperature changes and can sleep fully throughout the night.
A Cool Bed Just Isn’t Cool Enough!
Even if you sleep on a cooler mattress, in a cold room, you may still
wake up soaked in sweat. This is commonly due to your sheets or even your
pajamas underperforming. Luckily, the mattress industry has advanced in
stride when it comes to heat. Several new technologies and products address
the problem of night sweats and overheating, such as: cooling mattress
protectors, performance protectors and sheets that are made from wicking
fabrics, and even pillows with cooling technology.
 

Tossing And Turning?

 

If you get mad at your significant other every time they get in and out
of bed for waking you up, stop getting mad at them and get mad at your
mattress. The mattress jiggles are a problem of the past nowadays with most
decent mattresses being made with independently pocketed coils. With the
coils no longer being connected through a steal rod, they act independently
of one another, minimizing the movement between you and your partner.
Memory foam is also known to help with this type of dynamic response! If
you really need to tackle that mattress movement, your best bet is a little of
both worlds; a hybrid!
 
 
For more Sleep Solutions visit the Showroom nearest you, or start at solutions.
Are you ready for some Football?
 
 
Until the world gets it together and finally makes the day after the Superbowl a national holiday Mattress Direct can help you make the most out of your Superbowl snacks and post game sleep! Don't let the big game keep you from your reposonibilities on Monday!
 
One of the biggest ways you can improve your post Superbowl sleep is with the types of snacks and when you do your drinking of adult beverages.
 
Snacks suggestions:
You can do the typical Pizza, wings, chips, chili.....whatever it is. Just don’t over do it and try to finish up well before bedtime. If you eat them earlier in the day your body can digest it properly and it won't keep you up too late! Also if you want spicy go for it but again try it earlier in the day.
 
Try Almonds instead of Popcorn, turkey sandwhiches instead of salami, and guacamole instead of cream cheese based dips all help with promoting sleepiness and won't keep you up too late. Guacamole especially is filled with magnesium a great tool to help you sleep!
 
And helpful tip all year round but definitely important on Superbowl Sunday: Slow down your Adult Beverages as the night goes on/game gets further along. Passing out from drinking may put you right into a deep sleep, but it tends to make you incredibly restless as the night goes on and you are much more likely to wake up sooner and have a tough time getting back to bed. Not only will you be grumpy and hungover when you wake up, your body will be blasted from not getting a refreshing, restful sleep. So kick back, have a couple adult beverages of your choice, quit while you are ahead, drink some water, and get a refreshing night's sleep!
 
Mattress Direct wants you to sleep the best so you can be your best. So take care of yourselves and enjoy the game!
 
And if KC manages a win.... we highly suggest some high quality ear plugs, because fireworks will be going off all night! 
Mattress Direct partners with St. Louis Blues to debut Zero Mattress and Pillow.

Mattress Direct partners with The St. Louis Blues to debut a St. Louis Blues Zero Mattress and Smart Pillow.

St. Louis, November 4th, 2019:  - Mattress Direct (www.stlmattressdirect.com) a St. Louis based Mattress Seller, and their subsidiary, Campbell Mattress (www.campbellsleep.com), a mattress manufacturer in Cape Girardeau, MO have announced a partnership with the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues (www.stlouisblues.com) to offer a St. Louis Blues themed Zero Mattress (www.zeromattress.com) and Smart Pillow in the official team store and online.

The St. Louis Blues Zero Mattress and Smart Pillow feature Zero Cooling Technology that pulls excess heat away from your body and both will be available for purchase in the STL Authentics team store and online at the team’s official web store.

Mattress Direct has been The Performance Bedding partner of the St. Louis Blues dating back to the 2015-2016 season, fitting the team for sleep products that help them rest, relax, and recover from the rigors of the NHL season.

 

“Bringing these remarkable products to the STL Authentics team store is a dream come true.” Said, Pat McCurren CEO of Mattress Direct, Inc and a lifelong Blues Fan. “Keeping your body cool helps maintain the deepest stages of sleep.” McCurren continued, “with the ideal balance of comfort and support to relieve pressure and align your spine, the St. Louis Blues Zero Mattress and Pillow offer the kind of rest you should expect. Now everyone can sleep like the pros do.”

 

The St. Louis Blues Zero Mattress and Smart Pillow are set to debut this December, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

 

 

 

 

 

Mattress Direct, Inc.

4280 North Service Road

St. Peters, MO 63376

(314) 370-1700

 

St. Louis Blues Hockey Club
Enterprise Center
1401 Clark Avenue at Brett Hull Way

(800)-559-2333

 

 

 

Mattress Direct, Inc (www.stlmattressdirect.com) is a leading sleep specialty seller in the St. Louis area, and the parent company of Campbell Sleep, LLC.

Campbell Sleep, LLC (www.campbellsleep.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattress Direct, Inc and has been building mattresses in the state of Missouri since it was founded in 1933.

Zero Mattress (www.zeromattress.com) is a cooling mattress in a box designed in St. Louis, MO by Mattress Direct, Inc.

 

Media Contact, Mattress Direct – [email protected] 314-370-1700

How to shop for a mattress

Time for a new mattress so……

“What do I get?”

DEAL OF THE CENTURY!!!!
Turquoise Beds

Animated Characters

Shop by Colors

All beds that start with the letter S

Astronaut Beds

Inflatable Beds

Ask a friend on social media

 

                  Which one?  How is this daunting task completed? I mean, you gotta sleep on something, right? Well, get the HELP you need. Go see a Sleep Specialist at Mattress Direct.

We have 3 Simple Rules that help you in selecting YOUR right fit…..The Sleep Rules.

1) Align Your Spine: The Perfect Pillow and Mattress let your muscles relax, so YOU wake up refreshed.

2) Relieve YOUR Pressure: Remove and restrictions to YOUR Shoulders, Hips, and/or Knees. Stay Comfortable

3) Keep Your Cool: Regulate your Body Temperature To Keep from Waking Up during the deepest sleep stages.

Easy as 1,2, 3. Find the mattress that hits all 3 of the Sleep Rules and your body. Mattress Direct is here to help you!

 

Check out the Solutions to a great night's sleep!

Five Reasons to Choose Mattress Direct

 

The Lowest Price

When you shop Mattress Direct you’re assured the lowest price on whichever product fits you best. We’ve connected directly with the biggest and best mattress manufacturers to offer factory direct savings from Serta, Beautyrest, Campbell, Nectar, ReST,  Relax-O-Pedic, and M.H.Gray. Whether you’re looking for the best sleep of your life, or a mattress for the guest room, Mattress Direct has the best value on what you’re looking for. Find a price you like elsewhere? We’ll beat it, guaranteed.

 

Expert fitting

When you shop for a new mattress it helps to know where to start. With more brands and styles than ever, give the Sleep Specialists at Mattress Direct five minutes, and they’ll put you on the path to finding your best fitting mattress. Six hours a night is quarter of your life. Let the Sleep Specialists show you how to find your best fit.

 

Comfort Assurance

We’re so confident in our Sleep Specialists ability to fit you for the perfect mattress, that we offer a full year of Comfort Assurance on every new mattress. Especially in St. Louis where the summers get hot and the winters get cold, we like for your body to experience a full year of comfort on your new sleep system. The manufacturers appreciate having our Sleep Specialists on the front end, because fitting St. Louis to their perfect night’s sleep leads to outstanding reviews and customer satisfaction.

 

Local Company

Mattress Direct was founded in St. Louis by sleep specialists who were born in St. Louis to help the people of St. Louis feel their best and save money at the same time. We cheer for the Cardinals, we custom fit the Blues for their pillows and mattresses, all because we love this town.  We believe that Sleep Specialists from St. Louis are the best equipped to help the people of St. Louis. Those shared experiences from Grant’s Farm to the Stanley Cup make us part of the community and every dollar you spend at Mattress Direct goes back into the local economy.

 

Best Selection

We have shopped and shopped and shopped and shopped so you don’t have to. We’ve been across the country and around the world looking for the very best sleep technologies and the highest quality manufacturing. When you’re looking for the best mattress for the best price, you can rest assured you’ll find it at Mattress Direct. We’ve seen it all, and even build beds specifically for the St. Louis market at the Campbell Mattress factory.

Sleep Rules: Rule Number 1: Align Your Spine with a Perfect Pillow.

Originally Published at The Sleep Rules Podcast

So, the quest for a perfect pillow is as daunting as The Holy Grail or the Davinci code. Or is it? I mean it’s just a pillow, right? Well, that overlooked article of bedding consists of 30% of your spine, BRO! I didn’t believe it at first, but it’s the truth. Then I remembered my old wrestling friends telling me that “if you control the head, you control the body.” I use to pass that on by because I couldn’t relate it to anything in my life at the time. I mean, I wasn’t shooting any double leg take downs or suplexing anybody at the time. But now it makes sense. If my head is not in proper alignment, NEITHER is my body! So that explained my years of neck, shoulder, and hip aches. IT WASN’T JUST THE MATTRESS!!!!

So how does one find an ever elusive “Perfect Pillow”? Well, go get fitted. Mattress Direct does this. They actual do this before you even lay down on your potential mattress. First, they take into accounts your sleeping position (side, back, stomach, any which way but loose) and choose the appropriate pillow for such position. Then have you lay down on a bed that is suitable for your request of comfort. No longer do you have to wander a store holding a pillow like an old boom box. That may bring you back to your break dancing days, but it will not bring you to Comfort Town. Comfort Town is when you have that one pillow, one pillow that rules them all. Lord of The Pillows style.

Come on by one of your friendly, neighborhood Mattress Directs and get fitted for that pillow Today. I mean, why wait till tomorrow when you aren’t sleeping any better and are in a foul mood. You don’t like that you, and the world will be better once you start following the Sleep Rules.

The Sharing Shed Welcome Home Program

St. Louis, September 9th, 2019:  - Mattress Direct (www.stlmattressdirect.com) a St. Louis based Mattress Seller, and their subsidiary, Campbell Mattress (www.campbellsleep.com), a mattress manufacturer in Cape Girardeau, MO have announced a partnership with The Sharing Shed (www.thesharingshed.org) an O’fallon, MO based charitable organization.

The “Home at Last” program is designed collect new and gently used home goods for families and individuals in the St. Charles County and surrounding areas affected by recent flooding.

Mattress Direct has worked with the Sharing Shed for 4 years collecting gently used sheets, blankets, and pillows at all Mattress Direct Showrooms, helping collect gently used mattresses through DeliverPRO, and building twin mattresses at Campbell Mattress.

 

“When I first met Sherry from the Sharing Shed, she told me that they received some second hand queen size mattresses, but rarely were twin mattresses donated. They often were forced to sleep children on the floor or put three or four kids in one queen size bed together.” Said, Pat McCurren CEO of Mattress Direct, Inc.

 

 

“We’re excited to be developing the “Home at Last” program with The Sharing Shed,” McCurren continued. “Every child deserves a bed of their own. Sherry and the volunteers at the Sharing Shed are working hard week in and week out to help provide the basic necessities for those who are suddenly in crisis, and it’s been an honor to help them collect the items they need to do such important work.”

 

During the month of September, Home at Last has a goal of donating a new mattress to 100 children currently without a bed of their own.

 

  •        For every Campbell Heritage Collection, M.H. Gray, or Relax-O-Pedic Mattress purchased from Mattress Direct a twin       mattress will be donated to The Sharing Shed for little ones in need.

 

  •        Twin mattress can be purchased at Mattress Direct for the "Home at Last" program to be delivered to The Sharing Shed.

 

 

Campbell Mattress opens permanent gallery show space and launches 2020 product line.

St. Louis, August 12, 2019:  - Campbell Mattress (www.campbellsleep.com, a mattress manufacturer in Cape Girardeau, MO has announced the opening of their permanent gallery show space in St. Peters, MO. The complete line of 2020 Campbell Sleep products including Relax-O-Pedic (relaxopedic.com), Zero Mattress (zeromattress.com), and M.H.Gray (graysleep.com) will be on display. Potential distributors and those looking to learn more can schedule an appointment to view the new product with their representative or via the Campbell Sleep contact form campbellsleep.com/contact.

“It’s always been our dream to have this permanent show space where dealers can come and learn about the Heritage of Campbell Sleep Products and make their merchandising selections.’ Said, Pat McCurren CEO of Campbell’s parent company, Mattress Direct, Inc.

 

The Campbell Mattress Gallery show space will be open weekdays and by appointment and is designed to educate and inform current and potential dealers on the benefits of distributing Campbell Sleep Products in their brick and mortar or online sleep stores.

 

“With products we ship weekly to traditional furniture and mattress resellers, as well as e-commerce ready Omni-channel products like Zero Mattress, One Mattress, and the ability to customize a direct to consumer and private label products. Campbell Mattress is set to grow again in 2020.” McCurren continued. “It’s been an exciting project, from design to finishing, the new Campbell Sleep Product lineup builds on the tradition of high quality products and offers a strong value proposition to the consumer."

 

Campbell Sleep Products

4280 North Service Road

St. Peters, MO 63376

(314) 370-1700

 

Campbell Sleep, LLC (www.campbellsleep.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattress Direct, Inc and has been building mattresses in the state of Missouri since it was founded in 1933.

Mattress Direct, Inc (www.stlmattressdirect.com) is a leading sleep specialty seller in the St. Louis area, and the parent company of Campbell Sleep, LLC.

Relax-O-Pedic (www.relaxopedic.com) is s premium support sleep product line designed and built at Campbell Sleep, LLC.

Zero Mattress (www.zeromattress.com) is a direct to consumer sleep product line designed at Mattress Direct, Inc.

M.H. Gray (www.graysleep.com) is a premium traditional innerspring mattress line designed and built at Campbell Sleep, LLC.

Campbell Launches new American Made Adjustable Base Program

Campbell launches new American Made Adjustable Base Program

 

St. Louis, July 15, 2019:  Campbell Sleep (www.campbellsleep.com), a leading specialty manufacturer of mattresses and other sleep accessories in the midwest, announced they have partnered with Reverie (www.reverie.com), to introduce the American Made Campbell Sleep Adjustable Base Program online and through their network of dealer partners.

Adjustable Base foundations replace a traditional box-spring foundation in order to provide further customizability to the sleep surface which enhances a sleeper’s comfort. The new Campbell Sleep Adjustable Base Program will feature wireless connectivity, massage settings, height adjustment, and allow the elevation of both head and foot regions, supporting an anatomical sleeping position.

 “While tariffs and import uncertainty has prices on the rise in the space, we couldn’t be prouder to be producing our Campbell Adjustable Base program domestically”, said Pat McCurren, President and CEO of Campbell Sleep’s parent company, Mattress Direct, Inc. (stlmattressdirect.com). “Campbell has been producing locally sourced products in our region for over 85 years, and this domestic adjustable base program completes that product offering in a price-stable way that we’re exceptionally proud of.”

The new Campbell Sleep Adjustable Program and all Campbell Mattress products are available for sale direct to consumer online and through Campbell’s growing network of dealers (campbellsleep.com/dealer-locator)

The new American Made Campbell Sleep Adjustable Base Program is expected to sell for less at retail than similarly appointed imported products.

Campbell Sleep (www.campbellsleep.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattress Direct, Inc and has been building mattresses in the state of Missouri since it was founded in 1933.

Reverie (www.reverie.com) designs and builds mattresses, adjustable bases both domestically and overseas.

 

Media Contact, Mattress Direct – [email protected] 314-650-1210

Reverse It

Screen time at an all time high, while Sleep declines.

With the implementation of the latest iOS operating system, many iPhone users discovered the weekly screentime monitor was keeping tabs on them and their smart phone usage. Knowing you've gazed into your smart phone screen 10% more than you did the week before is a sobering reminder to check back in to real life. What your iOS device doesn't have baked in is a similar tracker for sleep, that's something you need to install separately. Luckily The Beautyrest Sleep Tracker comes FREE with every Beautyrest Black, Beautyrest Platinum, or Beautyrest Hybrid Mattress. 

Sleep Tracker - FREE

The sensors rest beneath your mattress under the pillow, and report not just nightly sleep experience, but the trends over a week, a month, and ongoing. Offering helpful sleep tips along the way to help you feel your best, informing your alarm when best to wake you from slumber, and putting some data to how and why you feel in the morning as well as throughout the day. Tracking your Sleep is the first step to getting personalized sleep tips that will help you feel your absolute best morning, noon, and night.

 

You'll receive a Beautyrest Sleep Tracker at NO CHARGE with any Beautyrest Black, Hybrid, or Platinum Mattress ordered at Mattress Direct, until you get your personalized recommendations, here are a few good sleep tips that apply to everyone!

  • Get to bed at about the same time every night, it helps your body learn and optimize
  • Wake up at about the same time every night, Even on the weekends!
  • Cut back your caffiene, especially after noon.
  • Limit your alchohol consumption, especially close to bed time.