Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Since there is no scientific method to determine which type of mattress works best for a particular person, purchasing a new mattress can seem like a daunting task. The following tips below will assist you in making a smart choice during the mattress purchasing process. If you have a health condition, you should consider purchasing an organic mattress. These mattresses are especially beneficial for those with chemical sensitivities. A number of traditional mattresses are laced in various toxins. For example, one of the most common fire retardants, Boric acid, may be present in substandard mattresses. It is extremely toxic and is used as a roach killer. Both the CDC and the EPA have warned that Boric acid can cause developmental, reproductive, and neurological damage. Boric acid has been known to cause inflammation of the upper respiratory tract when inhaled. If you have a health condition, be very cautious in buying a run-of-the-mill mattress.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
One of the hardest parts of purchasing a new mattress is that there is no scientifically proven way to determine which type of mattress will be best for you. Sleep experts, however, have given some pointers on how to find the most appropriate mattress for your particular needs. A mattress sale in noted stores around Sacramento will give you the best opportunity to find one at an affordable cost. Before you go mattress-shopping, however, keep these pointers in mind: Consult an Expert If you have a health condition, speak with an expert sleep professional like Wayne Franson, the owner of the Healthy Bed Store. Use his or her knowledge to help you identify any health problems you have are not aggravated by an inadequate mattress. Check the Firmness Remember that firm mattresses are not always the best for your back. Research has shown that mattresses of a medium firm consistency, rather than firm or hard, are best for overall back health.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Used in everything from mattress toppings to innerspring replacements, latex is becoming increasingly popular in the mattress world. Chances are, if you are considering purchasing a new mattress, you are looking into a latex mattress. There are several different reasons as to why latex mattress are becoming so popular. One of the most common reasons why individuals choose latex mattresses is because they are interested in a ""green"" mattress. Mattresses made of natural latex are fully sustainable, all natural and do not off-gas toxins into the bedroom. Because latex mattresses are quite dense and yet have a certain elasticity, they have a distinct edge over other mattresses. Latex is an open cell marterial and does not hold in heat like foam and dissipates heat very quickly. When purchasing your natural latex mattress, try to buy from a store specializing in bedding supplies in Sacramento, such as The Healthy Bed Store.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
A mattress can make a big difference in your daily life. Despite the busy life you may lead, you probably always start and end the day on a mattress. Therefore, why shouldn't you start every day right on a mattress that is healthier, safer, and better for the environment? What separates an organic mattress from an ordinary mattress may truly surprise you! It seems that everyone is following the organic trend these days. Just as organic foods are farmed without pesticides, hormones, or other questionable materials, the same applies to materials that comprise organic mattresses. A safely manufactured mattress is much more important than you may think. After all, you spend up to a third of your life sleeping. You spend every second of those eight hours a night exposed to the many chemicals in your mattress, some of which are the last things you'd want to be near!
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Man-made chemicals are found everywhere in our modern world. Shampoo, lotion, household cleaning products, and dust all contain or carry toxic chemicals. Alarmingly, some pregnant women and newborn babies have been tested and shown to have over 200 different chemicals in their blood! While individually, chemicals can be relatively harmless, such a high buildup of toxic chemicals is certainly cause for concern. Fortunately, parents, and society at large, are becoming more aware of what, exactly, we are consuming every day. Mattresses are required by law to pass various flame retardant standards. While making mattresses inflammable is a good thing, companies add fire-retardant chemicals to their mattresses to pass these strict safety standards. These chemicals can possibly include polybrominated diphenyl, boric acid, antimony, and formaldehyde. High levels of these chemicals are associated with brain damage, respiratory problems, and cancer respectively.
Friday, November 27, 2015
A good night's sleep depends on several factors, such as one’s stress level, room temperature, and even health status. Most importantly, however, are the basics, such as the mattress on which you sleep. Needless to say, a quality mattress is the first step to a deep, rejuvenating night's sleep. It is important to find a mattress that supports your body in a neutral position, with the spine in a gently curved position and the heels, buttocks, shoulders, and head in correct alignment. If the mattress is too firm, undue pressure will be applied to those body areas. On the other hand, if the mattress is excessively soft, the body will not get the support it needs. Both of these scenarios could lead to muscle aches and stiffness the morning. Before stepping out and searching for one of the best organic mattresses in Sacramento, consider asking a doctor or physical therapist for advice.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Good quality sleep is vital to your good health. If you’ve consistently been having unexplained troubles falling or staying asleep, snoring heavily, or waking up not feeling well-rested, you may need to go for a medical exam with a sleep doctor. Before you do, however, it may help to take a good look at your bed and see if the problem lies there. Poor sleep quality has often been linked with depression, anxiety, weight gain and several other issues, but sometimes, all you really need to get your healthy dose of sleep is a customized adjustable bed base with a quality mattress. A flexible bed base is considered the perfect upgrade from the traditional level foundation and regarded as the bedrock for customized comfort.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
For many people, busy lifestyles, hectic schedules, and the frantic rush to beat deadlines have somehow transformed the concept of a good night’s sleep into a luxury. Sleep-deprivation is evident everywhere, and it is not uncommon to see people nodding off in places like places of worship, classrooms, or offices. This begs the question: what do you really need to get a decent amount of sleep? The answers vary, but having a comfier bed could be the difference between a blissful dreamy snooze and a restless night. While it may be difficult to completely alter your busy schedule, having a cozy bed is something that is totally within your control. If you don’t currently have one, this may be the perfect time to check out mattress stores in Sacramento for a replacement.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Compared to other types, latex mattresses are lesser known yet still efficient in providing comfort and support to sleeping. The latex foam, originally made from rubber trees, are mostly preferred for its high resilience and efficiency in giving back support and pain relief. The benefits outweigh the expense when buying latex mattresses with an 80% satisfaction rate among consumers. For this reason, having a budget is important when you shop in stores for latex mattresses in Sacramento because this will help you minimize cost without sacrificing quality and comfort. Deemed as an exclusive product, it’s also advisable to make purchases online with more collections to choose from in their original retail prices.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
As a parent, it's only natural to want to do everything you can to give your child the best—and the type of mattress he or she sleeps in is no exception. This is especially true when your child is an infant. Crib mattresses are different from the mattresses adults use, since a crib mattress should be firm enough to support your child's growing body, but still be comfortable enough for your child. Mattress manufacturers have used numerous materials to create mattresses that offer the perfect balance between support and comfort. Unfortunately, some of the synthetic materials they use emit harmful chemicals that may harm your child. These include volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in polyurethane foam, adhesive chemicals, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Thursday, October 29, 2015
So you’re now a proud parent to your sweet little one. Congratulations! Of course, one of the foremost concerns you have is finding a good bed for your baby to sleep on, and for good reason: babies in general can spend 12-16 hours a day just sleeping. Your baby’s long slumbers and his delicate, developing lungs reiterate the need to create a safe sleeping environment. In terms of creating a harmless environment for rest, your major focus should fall on the mattress in your baby’s crib. If you think that you can choose any kind mattress out there since they’re fairly innocuous as far as health effects go, you’re mistaken. A study conducted by engineers from the University of Texas at Austin have yielded rather unsettling results: foam padding in conventional crib mattresses have been found to release harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—substances which are also found in the likes of household cleaners.
Monday, October 26, 2015
The good effects of a full, rejuvenating sleep on one’s lifestyle can never be overstated. Yet for all its benefits, sleep is one thing that proves elusive to many people—and they’re unknowingly paying dearly for it. It has been shown that sleep deprivation contributes to depression symptoms, facilitates premature skin aging and memory loss, and can even lead to obesity. There are many known causes for sleep deprivation, but one factor is relatively easier to address: the mattress. Various studies have looked into this subject, and the results were pretty conclusive: newer beds cause a decline in stress levels, and mattresses with sub-par contours can wreak havoc on sleep patterns by intensifying discomforts, such as back pain.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
The next time you tuck your kids in to bed after a bedtime story, consider whether their mattresses are safe from hidden dangers such as chemicals and toxins. Everyday exposure to these substances can increase your family’s risk of acquiring serious health complications. Considering how many hours people (both children and adults) spend on their beds each night, ensuring that every member of your family sleeps on a safe and comfortable mattress should be one of your top priorities.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Do you suffer from allergies? Well, if you often find yourself itching, red-eyed, and sneezy in the morning as you wake up, it might be because you’ve been sharing your bed with dust mites. These tiny creatures are one of the main causes of allergies at home and when there’s a lot of them in your bed, you most certainly won’t get a good night’s sleep. Dust mites are everywhere in Sacramento. They’re 8-legged arachnids that, when indoors, thrive in mattresses, curtains, carpets, couches, and other fabric furnishing left unwashed for a long time. They’re so called because a significant percentage of dust particles are found to contain their skin molts and feces, which cause allergic reactions in hypersensitive individuals.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Perhaps your old, saggy mattress is giving you back pain. Maybe you can actually feel its jutting bedsprings poking you or it’s just a plain old eye sore. Even you venture to take a peek at its bottom you might find a budding colony of dust, mildew, and tiny critters. Find a new mattress you can purchase with confidence from a Sacramento bed store and which you’ll love for the next 8-10 years with these three smart shopping tips: 1. Try the actual mattress you’re considering. There are online mattress stores, but no amount of research can equal testing the mattress in the store itself. A mattress you purchase without personally assessing may not meet your expectations, say it’s too hard or soft, too big or small or not as comfortable as you have imagined.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Mattress manufacturers never run out of flowery buzzwords to say that their products are the best on the market. You might see phrases like “Chemical-free” and “100 percent natural”—it all sounds the same to consumers by now, leading many to assume that all are equal and the same. When it comes to “green” mattresses, latex seems to be the top choice. Latex mattresses are sold widely in Sacramento and all over the U.S. due to the public’s growing concern on the harmful effects on health and the environment of synthetically made mattresses. It’s a jungle out there for buyers in the market for the right kind of bed, but there are a few ways to make it all less confusing and help you make the best decision.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Babies spend majority of their early years sleeping. According to Baby Center, newborns sleep for an average of 16 to 17 hours a day while older babies sleep for about 10 to 14 hours. This means that for the most part of your baby’s developmental years, they will be spending it lying down on a mattress in a crib. What most parents don’t know is that the bulk of cribs and mattresses made for babies have toxic materials in them, which their children can freely breathe in and absorb. Switching to a Naturepedic organic mattress from sleep and wellness centers in Sacramento or anywhere else is the logical choice once you find out what really makes up a regular crib mattress.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Infants less than three months old tend to have varying needs for sleep, and once they turn three or four months old, they’ll begin to need 13 to 16 hours of sleep within the day, most of it at night. It might also take 12 to 24 weeks before your baby can sleep soundly through the night, but as doctors say, it’s never too early to help them develop healthy sleeping habits. Helping them develop healthy sleep habits not only gets them to fall asleep on their own, but are also small steps towards the development of their cognitive and overall skills development. You can also do yourself a favor by getting more time for sleep as well without constantly waking up to an uncomfortable and hungry baby.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep to get you recharged and energized to face whatever tomorrow brings. Naturally, if you sleep in an old and lumpy mattress, you’ll find yourself waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Perhaps it’s time to get rid of your current set-up and try out something new. Latex mattresses are all the rage in top Sacramento mattress stores such as The Healthy Bed Store, and with the material’s many benefits and features, it’s not hared to see why. Green and Natural The process of creating a latex mattress begins by harvesting sap from rubber trees. The liquid latex is then placed in drums as preparation for manufacturing. Once it has been processed, the manufacturers turn the produce into end products like mattresses and pillows to be sold at mattress stores in Sacramento, CA.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Comfort and functionality should be the top priorities when it comes to selecting bedroom furniture in Sacramento, CA (and anywhere else). After all, we spend a considerable amount of hours every day in the bedroom. Of course, you might already have the essential furniture – a bed, a desk, a dresser and a closet – but what else do you need? Perhaps it is the unsung hero of bedroom furniture: the nightstand. A nightstand or a bedside table is an important piece of furniture. Think about it: where is a convenient place to put your alarm clock, your phone, or that book you read every night? Besides, a nightstand adds more appeal to your bedroom and puts the otherwise dull space beside the bed to good use. Before you go out shopping for nightstands, though, consider a few things.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The wrong Sacramento mattress choice can affect your health in more ways than just mere back pain. If you’re ill, your doctor may be able to diagnose the direct cause, but it’s not likely that he’ll point your bed as a contributing factor. Here’s how your mattress could be killing you softly: It hosts the little things that irritate you. Dead skin and body oils penetrate the mattress over time, serving as an invitation for dust mites and other allergens to take residence. Can you imagine sharing your bed with tiny creatures that intrude your nasal passages and cause you to wake up sneezing and itching throughout the day? An allergen-infested bed is nothing but discomfort, especially for people with chronic breathing problems such as asthma.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Ever woke up one morning and feel like your spine is going to crumble with every move you make? Well, better get up, have your back checked out, and see if it’s time to have that old mattress replaced. Back pain can be attributed to many causes: sore muscles, injury, and spine conditions. Your body is subjected to stressors throughout the day and sleep is its only way to revitalize. Thus, your bed is supposed to be your haven for this nightly relaxation regimen, but that may be made impossible by a failing bed.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 92 percent of Americans acknowledged the importance of a comfortable bed and mattress for a good night’s sleep. Not all of them, however, think they are adequately equipped when it comes to mattresses. Comfortable mattresses enable you to get the rest you so deserve and affect the quality of your sleep, which, in turn, has an impact on your overall health. According to various studies, sleep contributes to a longer life, sharper memory, and fitter body. If your mattress allows you to sleep more peacefully at night, then it plays a major role in your achieving a better you.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Our beds are meant offer a refuge from our hectic and stressful days. When you experience pain from sleeping instead of comfort, however, particularly pain in your back, warning bells should begin to ring. It means that your bed might need replacement as soon as possible. Aside from improper sleeping positions, the quality of the mattresses in Sacramento beds could affect your sleep and particularly cause back pain and stiffness upon waking up. It was previously believed that firmer mattresses are the ideal choice, especially for those experiencing backaches. Recent studies have refuted this, however, and instead recommended medium to soft mattresses, since these support the natural curves of the spine more, allowing the person to be more comfortable.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The right mattress for Sacramento homes can help you avoid a whole host of problems. Sleeping on a bad mattress may cause pain, insomnia, and allergic reactions that will plague your health. Insufficient support causes your spine to bend, which puts a strain on your muscles, joints, and ligaments. This results in pain for your body. A lumpy bed also makes it difficult for you to sleep, while the wrong materials could cause rashes and coughing fits for allergic sleepers. You, therefore, need to pick the best mattress for you. Thankfully, reliable Sacramento mattress stores like The Healthy Bed Store have a wide selection of mattress types to choose from.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Many people suffer from lack of sleep. Some sleep only for around six hours every night, while over 75% experience sleep disruptions. This could cause health problems, such as lapses in memory, a weakened immune function, and a disrupted metabolism. Your body needs a full eight hours of sleep and one of the ways you can achieve this is by selecting a bed that’s right for you. Dropping by mattress sales in Sacramento isn’t going to automatically solve the problem, though. You’ll need to choose the mattress that’s ideal for you.