Thursday, January 18, 2018

Self Care: More Than Just A Buzzword

Odds are you might not be considering stopping by the mattress sale Orange County has available right now unless you’re feeling the effects of an old mattress.  But if you’re trying to take better care of yourself or manage your stress, you may not want to wait until you’re suffering from the stiff neck, sore back, or long hours of restless tossing and turning that can come from sleeping on an old, worn-out, or uncomfortable mattress.  Self-care is an essential component of mental health.  Here are a few ways you can take care of your mind and body.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Too Stressed To Rest?

Many people come to the mattress sale San Diego has available looking for relief from their back pain, or to stop being disturbed by a partner who tosses and turns.  But did you know that a quality mattress and adequate sleep is an important defense in the fight against stress?  If you’re feeling stretched a little thin these days, read on to find out our tips for using your sleep schedule to tame your stress monster.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Healthy Sleep, Healthy Life

If you’re shopping all the mattresses San Diego has available, you may be wondering exactly how important a quality mattress is for your health and well-being.  While getting proper sleep has numerous benefits, it can be the make-or-break ingredient that determines whether you’ll achieve your fitness goals.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Feeling Stressed Out? Your Mattress May Be To Blame

When looking at the mattresses San Diego has for sale, you might be wondering whether you really need a new mattress.  Is your current mattress more than 10 years old?  If so, experts say it’s time to replace it.  Even if it’s less than 10 years old, you may have been noticing yourself tossing and turning each night, unable to get comfortable.  That inability to let your body sink into the restorative levels of deep sleep might just be impacting more than your aching back and neck.

Lack Of Sleep Causes Stress

Are you feeling more anxious, stressed out, and upset lately?  Before you blame tensions at the office or the jerks on your daily commute, here’s an interesting fact: scientists have found that not only can stress disrupt sleep, but lack of sleep can actually exacerbate or even cause feelings of stress and anxiety.  Without regular, adequate amounts of deep sleep, your body’s regulation systems can’t produce the balanced hormones you need to feel your best.

Stress Causes Lack Of Sleep

While we can all remember having a sleepless night while worrying about some large problem, stress doesn’t have to be intense to disrupt your sleep habits.  One study found that even working in a job where employees have to pretend to be cheerful all day--which causes mild, constant anxiety--can cause a significant spike in insomnia.  If you’re keeping track, you’re realizing that we’ve now got the makings of a vicious circle.  If stress causes a lack of sleep, and lack of sleep causes stress, how on earth can you get enough rest, short of moving to a Zen monastery?

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Will 2018 Be Your Year Of Rest?

We all tend to make resolutions in January, whether to lose weight, exercise more, or be better with our finances.  But what about the resolution to sleep more?  With sleep at the core of so much of your health and well-being, did you know a visit to one of the best mattress stores in Orange County might just be the best first step of all?

Be More Patient

Did you resolve to be less snappish and more patient with your family and friends this year?  Do you feel bad about raising your voice, or making snarky or sarcastic comments?  Consider whether perhaps your impatience isn’t entirely a character flaw: did you know that lack of sleep has a profound effect on both your mood and your ability to control what you say?  If you want to be able to watch your words more carefully this year, evaluate your sleep habits.  If you routinely get less than 6 hours of sleep per night, you’re going to find it difficult to be patient no matter how much you want to.

Have More Willpower

Willpower is important for everything from making good food choices to being smart with your spending, but it’s also a finite resource.  Being under-slept keeps the part of your brain responsible for willpower from recovering, and this makes it especially difficult to stick with your commitments.  You want to be able to resist that doughnut at work, or keep putting your money in a savings account?  Get to bed on time.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Workouts Keeping You Awake?

You’re trying to be healthy, so you’re giving your workout everything you’ve got.  You’re eating right, including being careful not to eat anything after dinner.  You’re getting to bed on time--but you’re sleeping terribly!  Why is this happening?  Surprisingly for many, it could be that the way you’re working out is impacting your sleep.

Hungry Muscles

Pushing yourself in the gym is great for sculpting muscles and building fitness, but it also depletes your body of glycogen, the spare fuel that is stored inside your muscles.  If you’re finding yourself tossing and turning after a hard workout, unable to get comfortable, there are a couple of possibilities about why.

1. Is It The Bed?

Take a stroll through a few of the best Orange County mattress stores, and even try out a couple of the mattresses.  How do they compare to your current mattress?  If they are noticeably more comfortable, it’s time to start thinking about replacing your mattress.  Generally experts recommend keeping a mattress no longer than 10 years, but if it starts to feel uncomfortable before that (say, 7 years if you spend a lot of time in bed), then don’t live with pain and the inferior recovery caused by lack of sleep: get a quality mattress as soon as possible.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

How Upgrading Your Orange County Mattress Can Help You Lose Weight

As we begin the new year, many people are looking to increase their fitness, drop a few pounds, or get more organized.  You might already have a new pair of running shoes, but did you know a stop at an Orange County mattress store might be the secret to weight loss success?

Sleep Yourself Skinny

An uncomfortable, old, or worn-out mattress can keep you tossing and turning all night.  This does more than just make you tired the next day: it can prevent you from reaching the deep, restorative levels of sleep your body needs to bounce back from strain.  It makes sense that physical exertion, like a new exercise program, would require more sleep, but did you know that weight loss itself can impact your need for rest?

Set Yourself Up For Success

While 40% of Americans get only about six hours of sleep (or less!), running on empty can actually cause weight gain.  This happens both because of the lack of restorative sleep, and because lack of sleep affects your brain.  That’s right, it’s been scientifically shown that when you’re underslept, you feel hungrier, lack willpower, lack focus, and crave more caloric foods.