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Better Sleep During Pregnancy

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Are you pregnant? Are you trying to get some rest, but constantly find yourself tossing and turning? This was me at 28+ weeks pregnant and the only thing that made a difference was my adjustable bed base! No matter how awful my lower back pain was or how swollen my feet and ankles were, the only place I could find comfort was in my bed with my head slightly raised and my feet as high as it would take me. Having the freedom to contour my mattress to conform to my ever-changing body, was a HUGE game-changer! Not every night was the same adjusted position, the more pregnant I became it changed almost every night. 

And now? My son is 6 weeks old and I use the adjustable base to sit up and feed him. The massage feature and under-bed LED lights have even come in handy on a regular basis to help better attend to my baby's needs. I would highly recommend anyone who's pregnant or plans to be, invest in yourself and your future with an adjustable base that will do wonders for your life! 

Health Benefits of Using an Adjustable Bed

Health Benefits of Using an Adjustable Bed 0

The best way to check out a new mattress.

It's to dive right in, right?  Perhaps that's true but when it comes to your health consider your sleep and spend enough time to pick the most supportive and comfortable sleep system you can afford, your health depends on it! 

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Choosing the Right Pillow

Choosing the Right Pillow 0

How many pillows have you gone through, hoping to find just one that won't go flat? Your sleep is suffering and your neck needs proper support. How do you know which pillow works best for you? 

Often times, if you're a side sleeper and have a soft, plush mattress that your body sinks into, your pillow needs to be just thick enough to support the space between your head and your shoulder. If you're a back sleeper, most often you don't need a thick pillow but rather a thinner pillow that won't push your head too far forward. Most people should be able to sleep with one proper pillow under their head each night. 

Pillow placement is important so your shoulders and back aren't resting on your pillow. At the Mattress Doctor, we offer over 15 different pillows to help find the best one for your sleeping position. Latex, feather and down, fiber spun foam, gel foam, down alternative and even ice tech pillows for the hot sleeper are just a few of the pillows available. Mattress Doctor employees will take the time you need to fit you for the right pillow based on what type of mattress you sleep on. Plan to spend 5-10 minutes choosing a pillow while laying down on a mattress just like yours! 

Two Sided Mattresses

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Is there a great benefit to flipping your mattress? Absolutely! Is it totally necessary? Well, that's up to you. These days, you'll often find stores offering mattresses that are only one sided and cannot be flipped. Depending on quality and support level, one sided mattresses will usually need to be replaced after around 10 years of every day use. One sided mattresses often don't last as long as a mattress that can be flipped, being that they have one sleeping surface rather than two sleeping surfaces. In turn, that means generally you'll be back into a mattress store to buy another mattress sooner if you decide to buy a one sided mattress instead of a two sided mattress. Couples who are different in size and proportion will greatly benefit from a two sided mattress, being able to regularly flip and rotate that mattress to be broken in evenly over time. 

Typically, a two sided, flippable mattress will last 3-8 years longer than a one sided mattress. A bedding manufacturer will highly recommend a regular rotation or flip schedule for you mattress, usually every 30 days. If you are financially able to invest more in to a two sided mattress, you will be happier in the long run and have that mattress nearly twice as long as a one sided mattress. 

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers 0

In my experience, I've learned the firm surfaces of a mattress will cause pressure and discomfort to a side sleepers hips and shoulders. The pressure and discomfort result in tossing and turning all night long, and you wake up feeling like you didn't get enough rest because you didn't! If you enjoy sleeping on your side and have broad shoulders or wide hips, plush or pillow-top mattresses will relieve the pressure and significantly reduce the number of times you toss and turn in a night, while still giving you the support your body needs.

Support comes from the spring unit inside of the mattress, rather than the padding layers on top of a mattress. Firmer mattresses don't always mean longer lasting or more support. It is vitally important customers take time testing a mattress in the store that they plan to be sleeping on for several hours every night. Adding padding on top of a mattress that is too firm is a simple fix. Removing padding from a mattress that is too soft is very difficult. At the Mattress Doctor, the sales staff will always take the time to comfort test and find you the mattress of your dreams!