True or False? Don’t Believe These 4 Sleep Quality Myths

This week the popular LifeHacker blog published a report on common myths, half-truths, and outright lies surrounding our sleep hygiene. The feature raised a number of important concerns about sleep quality, but only revealed the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sleep myths.

We may very well be living through the most sleep-deprived generation in American history, with record numbers of Americans getting less than the seven to nine hours of recommended amount of sleep each night. Poor sleep hygiene doesn’t just lead to some grumpy people come Monday morning. The Harvard Medical School recently published a study that found as many as one in four American workers has some degree of insomnia, and lack of sleep costs employers $63 billion in lost productivity every year.

So if you find yourself yawning a little more than usual, make sure you aren’t falling for one of these common myths about sleep quality.

Myth #1: I’ll Just Catch up on Sleep this Weekend

Wrong. In fact, there’s really no such thing as “catching up” on sleep. In fact, this attitude could just destroy any chance you have of developing a sleep routine, which will lead to less sleep and more fatigue in the long run.

According to LifeHacker, “When we lose sleep during the week, we accumulate a kind of sleep ‘debt.’ Think you can pay that debt back by sleeping in on Saturday and/or Sunday? Not so fast. This might actually make you sleepier the next week. Instead of waking up later on the weekends, you’re better off going to sleep earlier or perhaps taking a nap in the afternoon.”

Myth #2: I Just Need Six Hours of Sleep

While there’s no perfect amount of sleep for everyone, six hours is not an adequate amount of sleep for the majority of people. Yet countless Americans only schedule six hours or less for sleep each night.

In a 2011 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of us sleep less than seven hours per night. Not only that, but the CDC says 50 to 70 million Americans meet the criteria for chronic sleep or wakefulness disorders.

Myth #3: I Can Fall Asleep Anywhere!

While you might have no problem falling asleep on an airplane, or even during particularly long meetings at work, your sleep quality could still be very poor. Even though the average person spends 3,000 hours on their mattress every year, far too many people make do with inferior beds. If you’re looking for a more comfortable bed, then it’s time to consider adjustable beds instead.

According to ConsumerAffairs.com, where customers rated Craftmatic® Brand Adjustable Bed the #1 Best Adjustable Bed. Adjustable bed systems help sleepers find more comfortable positions.

“Adjustable beds are designed to let you elevate your head or your feet depending on what type of position is most comfortable for your body. They can help create comfortable positions for watching television, sleeping or resting, and recovering from surgery. Adjustable beds are available in a variety of sizes and designs so it’s important to choose the right one for your particular needs.”

Myth #4: I’ll Just Hit Snooze One More Time…

Why is this a myth? Be honest, you aren’t going to hit snooze just once. And no matter how good it feels in the moment, if you are hitting the snooze button, you may not be getting a good night’s rest.

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Why Invest in an Adjustable Bed Mattress? Three Great Reasons to Take Control of Your Sleep

There are very few things in this world that every single person can relate to, but failing to get a good night’s sleep is certainly one of them. If you’ve been tossing and turning on an ordinary mattress, you’re not alone. Plus, you should know that stiff and antiquated mattresses are not your only option.

Adjustable bed mattresses have revolutionized the way that people sleep, allowing them to feel more energized every morning while eliminating some poor sleep habits. The quality of your sleep plays a direct role in how you function the next day, so you should be investing in a high-quality supportive bed at all costs. Bed comfort should be one of your top priorities, and adjustable bed mattresses deliver a sense of comfort and customization that is simply unrivaled.

Whether you want a way to help your partner stop snoring or just don’t want to feel tired when you wake up anymore, there is no limit to the potential benefits of adjustable beds. Here are just three of the many crucial reasons to invest in an adjustable bed mattress and take control of your sleep:

  • Experience a new type of sleep quality.Throughout the course of your life, you’ve likely heard varying opinions as to how much sleep you should be getting on a nightly basis. Even if you get 15 hours of sleep, you can still wake up feeling groggy, sore, and in a bad mood if you’re sleeping on the wrong mattress. Regardless of what the experts recommend, about 56% of Americans say they get as much sleep as needed while 43% say they would feel better if they got more sleep, according to 2013 Gallup poll. If you think that you are part of this 43%, it’s time to invest in a better sleep.
  • Snoring, insomnia, and more.In addition to helping you sleep in comfort, adjustable bed mattresses can also help you with certain sleep-related issues. Since adjustable beds can contour to specific positions for different people, they may be a tremendous help in reducing snoring. Also, a recent Harvard Medical School study found that one in four U.S. workers has insomnia, costing U.S. employers $63 billion in lost productivity each year. If a lack of sleep is hurting you in the workplace, you may change this with adjustable mattresses.
  • Since you sleep in your bed almost every single night, you should be treating mattresses like an investment. Therefore, you need to invest in something that will give you the most “bang for your buck.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, good quality mattresses have a life expectancy of about nine to 10 years.Your sleep is vital to your success and happiness, and you can’t just throw any old type of mattress in your bedroom and expect to reach your full potential. Invest in a high-quality adjustable bed mattress and love the experience.

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New Study Reveals the Importance of Regular Bedtimes for Children

Parents of young children are probably already well aware that establishing a regular bedtime is not an easy task. Getting your kids to go to bed is tough enough on its own, and accomplishing the task when you’re also tired makes it even more impossible.

One new study is reporting now that even though establishing a bedtime for kids might be difficult, it’s something that pays off in the end. Researchers from the Attention Behavior and Sleep Lab at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute conducted a six-week study with two groups of students in a Montreal elementary school. The findings were recently published in the academic journal Sleep Medicine, and they show something that isn’t exactly too surprising: When children have a regular bedtime, they get more sleep. And when they get more sleep, they end up performing better academically.

The surprising part of this study isn’t this overall conclusion; the surprising part is how big of an impact a regular bedtime can make. On average, elementary school students ended up getting about 18-20 minutes of sleep more per night after a bedtime had been established for a while. Because they were getting more sleep, these students ended up performing better on both mathematical and English language tests.

Physical fitness increased slightly as well, but the biggest improvement was in improved cognitive abilities. Although this conclusion has big implications for elementary education, it’s also important to note that the same general logic applies to adults, too. One study from the National Sleep Foundation found that Americans who rate their overall health as “excellent” or “very good” tend to get about 18-23 minutes of sleep more than those who rate their overall health as “fair” or “poor.”

It doesn’t matter how you, your kids, and your grandkids can get the sleep you need; maybe you’ve found that reading before bed is the best way to relax, or maybe you decided to invest in a new adjustable bed. What really matters is that you get a solid seven hours of sleep at night (at minimum) and that you encourage your family to do the same!

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How Your E-Reader Can Be Ruining Your Sleep Schedule

If you’ve decided to invest in a shiny new tablet or e-reader, you’ve already found out that these mobile devices can be very convenient for avid readers. You save money when you buy books; you waste less paper; and you can instantly download and rent electronic books no matter where you are. Many people have begun using these devices simply because they are just so convenient.

But if you have a habit of reading before going to bed, it’s important to realize that a tablet or e-reader might be interfering with your ability to sleep at night.

One specific type of light called “blue light” is to blame for this, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Blue light is emitted from certain electronic devices with digital screens, and the most common culprits here are laptops, cellphones (especially smartphones), and tablets. Blue light is an artificial light, but it mimics the effects of natural sunlight, specifically regarding the production of melatonin. Melatonin is often called “the sleep hormone” and your body naturally produces melatonin when it starts to get dark outside, and this makes you sleepy. When the sun rises in the morning, it’s a signal to your body to stop producing melatonin so that you can wake up.

The problem with your tablet is that when you stare at the screen for an extended length of time, the blue light causes your body to cease the production of melatonin. When you put down your e-book and go to bed, you’re more likely to find that your brain is awake rather than calm and ready to sleep!

The answer to this problem is pretty simple: Even though an e-reader or tablet can be very convenient, it’s best to read good ol’ fashioned paper books before going to bed. And while you’re at it, make sure that you’re creating an overall good environment for your body to relax at night. Make sure that the lights are turned down, the temperature is at a comfortable and cool setting, and turn on a white noise machine to block out interruptions. There are so many ways that you can make your bedtime routine just a little more relaxing!

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3 Tips to Help You Stop Procrastinating Before Bed

Even when you know that it’s time to go to bed, you might find yourself suddenly busy or not sleepy at all. This is actually more common than you probably think; you’re not the only one who regularly stays awake reading a book or watching TV at night when you know you should be sleeping!

Here are just a few things you can do to keep yourself from procrastinating so much before bed:

  1. Turn down the thermostat.Sleep experts recommend that you sleep in an environment that is just a little cooler than what you’re comfortable in during the day. For most people, this is around 68 degrees at night. Around nine out of 10 people regularly wake up at night, and 86% of these people say that the issue is often temperature-related. Turning down the thermostat at night can also be little motivation to climb into bed under your warm covers!
  1. Read a book at the kitchen table.You are less likely to put down a good book (or any enjoyable activity) when you’re sitting in a comfy recliner or on your bed. Even though the activity might be relaxing, you’ll probably find yourself staying up much later than you had intended!
  1. Avoid working or answering emails after a certain time in the evening.It can be hard to separate your personal life from your work life when technology has made it so easy to stay connected. Not only will you find it harder to fall asleep after staring at a glowing screen for a couple of hours, but your brain will also be “turned on,” so to speak. You’re more likely to stay awake and keep working when you’re thinking about all of the stressful things that need to be done the next day.

    If nothing else, try to establish a routine before you go to bed. Many people will take a warm bath or read a book (ideally a paper book) before hitting the sack; others will relax with a soothing cup of chamomile tea and a crafty project (like knitting or coloring). Investing in a high-quality pillow and adjustable bed mattress will also help you feel a little more excited to climb into bed every night!

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Why is Arianna Huffington Launching a ‘Sleep Revolution’?

Arianna Huffington recently raised eyebrows with her latest project, “The Sleep Revolution.”

Huffington wants to change the way we approach the concept of sleep, and her new book “The Sleep Resolution” just made its debut on the New York Times Best Seller list at number two for the week of April 24.

We may be living through the most sleep-deprived era of human history. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 to 70 million Americans are struggling with chronic sleep or wakefulness disorders at any given time. Even many of us without diagnosable sleep disorders have unhealthy sleep hygiene. Though we’re supposed to get at least seven hours of shuteye nightly, a 2011 CDC survey found that 35% of us sleep less than seven hours regularly.

In “The Sleep Revolution,” Huffington wants to put an end to the bad habits keeping us up at night.

“You don’t just drop children into bed. You kind of have a little ritual: You give them a bath, put them in their PJs, read them a little something,” Huffington told re/code. “We need to create a ritual for ourselves…Even if it’s five minutes before you turn off the lights, turn off your devices and charge them outside the bedroom.”

If you want to get a better night’s sleep, then one of the most important things you can do is to avoid using technology right before getting into bed. In addition, experts say it’s important to stick to a regular sleep schedule and avoid drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages in the afternoon.

Recently, adjustable bed systems have been undergoing a bit of a renaissance as more Americans wake up to the fact that they need better sleep hygiene. You can find dozens of adjustable bed options to find comfort while sleeping. Please read more about our adjustable beds on our website.

Modern adjustable bed options include different sizes, from twin to king size, to luxury features like adjustable memory foam beds, heat,  massage, and wireless control systems. Of course, finding the right adjustable bed options for your body is just one way to improve your sleeping habits.

If you have trouble sleeping at night, stop treating sleep hygiene like an afterthought. Perhaps it’s time for a sleep revolution of your own.

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Do Adjustable Bed Mattresses Fit on Regular Bed Frames?

The average person needs seven to nine hours sleep each night, yet millions of Americans don’t even come close. One in four U.S. workers suffers from insomnia, costing employers $63 billion in lost productivity annually. But then there are the countless Americans with undiagnosed conditions. Unfortunately, being the parent of a young child isn’t a recognized medical disorder, even though 54% say they don’t get as much sleep as they need. And don’t forget about the spouses, partners, and sleep-deprived better halves of the 37 million snoring Americans.

For all these reasons and more, millions of Americans are finally waking up to the fact that they need to invest in a better night’s sleep, and for many, that means discovering the benefits of adjustable bed systems. There are various sizes of adjustable beds available, with a huge variety of extra features like wireless remotes, adjustable bed mattresses with optional heat and massage functions. (Read more about these features on our website.)

Yet, one of the most common questions people have before buying an adjustable bed mattress is whether it will fit on their standard bed frame. Most people own a bed frame, either a simple steel frame or an ornate decorative frame, plus a box spring and mattress combination. However, for adjustable bed mattresses to — well — adjust, they come with their own bed frame.

Our adjustable bed mattresses are constructed with quiet motors designed to help them reliably, silently, and smoothly adjust as needed. However, for the motors and mattress to function correctly, they cannot simply be placed on top of an existing bed frame.

Even so, that’s because Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed mattresses come with a built in steel frame. This means you no longer have to go shopping for a bed frame like you normally would when buying new bedroom furniture, nor do you need to buy an extra box spring mattress for support.

And while some people mistakenly believe that adjustable bed systems are too expensive, the cost of standard mattresses, plus a box spring, plus a bed frame, plus a headboard can be expensive.

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Importance of Sleep

Sometimes, a flat mattress just isn’t the most comfortable place to sleep. But there can be an easy fix for you and your sleeping problems, try an adjustable bed. Instead of propping yourself up with pillows and spending the whole night tossing and turning, an adjustable bed might be a great solution for you. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds can be moved into numerous different positions which makes it easy to find a position that works for you. Craftmatic® brand has also been trusted for over 40 years.

Small aches and pains can worsen over time and can make it very difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Light activities before bed that help you relax like warm baths or a cup of non-caffeinated tea can be very helpful. If you add in an adjustable bed your relaxation routine can become easier. Some adjustable beds come with optional heat and massage.

Many Americans forget the importance of sleep but the truth is, problems sleeping at night can have devastating effects on nearly all aspects of your life. Lack of sleep may have long-term effects on your physical and emotional well-being, and could even put your safety at stake. Learning about sleep and what you can do when you are losing sleep is an important thing to know and can make an incredible difference.

Getting restful sleep is extremely important for promoting good health and for keeping the body’s natural chemistry working at its best. If you do have a rough time getting to sleep and staying asleep at night, make sure to check out our different models of beds to see which kind of adjustable bed would work best for you.

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How an Adjustable Bed May Help You Reduce Snoring

Adjustable beds may offer aid for people who experience snoring because it might help the person while in an upright position throughout the night. For people who snore, it is said that sleeping at an incline of at least 6 – 8 inches could help alleviate any pressure.

The elevation of the adjustable bed can help distribute weight more evenly over your body.

Snoring is usually set off by an external event. This happens while you are asleep.

Please visit our website to see the difference an adjustable electric bed can do for you! Our 1001 positions offer comfort, style and are affordable solutions to a flat bed.

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History of Adjustable Beds

The first real electric adjustable bed was created in the 19th century by Dr Willis D Gatch. He designed and manufactured what is known to today as the standard adjustable bed.

At the Indiana University school of medicine, Gatch drew up the plans for what he would call the “Gatch Bed” which was adjustable and maneuver to many different positions. These beds were used as hospital beds and medical care facilities as the best bed for comfort, relaxation and recuperation.

This bed was used by soldiers in WWI who were hurt and healing. It gave them restorative comfort from all the positions they were able to adjust the bed to. The adjustable electric bed can be great for anyone who is recovering from surgery because of the many positions.

Today the adjustable electric bed is something that many people can have in their homes and be proud to show off. These beds are the pinnacle of position comfort and class. One night spent on this bed and you may never go back to a regular bed again.

Having a mattress that can adjust to you could be a great improvement in your sleep schedule and keep you feeling rested and rejuvenated.

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The Biggest Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The effects of sleep deprivation can manifest as both mental and physical symptoms, both of which are very harmful. Researchers actually estimate that sleep deprivation costs U.S. employers around $63 billion every year because 25% of all workers don’t get enough sleep at night and aren’t productive during the day. One-third of all Americans say that they get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night, and 43% of American teens and adults say that they rarely get a good night’s sleep on weeknights.

Besides the mental effects of sleep deprivation, the physical effects can be very taxing. Here’s a quick look at what happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep at night:

  • When you get less sleep, your body needs to find energy from another source; this translates into being hungrier. People tend to have a strong preference for high-carb, high-fat foods when they’re over-tired.
  • You’ve probably also noticed the puffy bags under your eyes when you aren’t getting enough sleep, but it doesn’t stop there. One study from researchers in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that people look sadder and less healthy overall when they don’t get enough sleep. Because the body repairs skin while you sleep, you might find that dermatological problems take longer to heal if you aren’t sleeping enough.
  • Your immune system is less effective when you’re sleep deprived. A study from Carnegie Mellon University found that sleeping less than seven hours a night triples a person’s risk of catching a cold, and that’s just the beginning. The immune system releases proteins called “cytokines” when the body sleeps. These help fight off inflammation. Researchers have also found decreased levels of infection-fighting cells in people who aren’t sleeping enough.

You should consult a doctor if you still can’t sleep but changing your habits before bed could be a good advantage for you. Another reason there could be a lack of sleep is your mattress, which needs to be replaced every seven years.  Adjustable beds can also be a great help and can help provide positions that can aid in your comfort.

If you haven’t been prioritizing your sleep schedule lately, it’s definitely time to start!

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Do You Have a Snoring Spouse? Here Are a Few Tips for Sleeping Through the Night

It’s not always easy to tell your partner that because of his/her snoring, you aren’t able to get a good night’s sleep. Even though snoring is a common problem and affects an estimated 37 million Americans on a regular basis, most people are still self-conscious about their snoring. It’s sometimes easier to tell your partner that you didn’t sleep well because you were too cold or hot (around 86% of people wake up at night because of a temperature-related issue) or because you were worrying about work the next day (four out of 10 adults say they rarely sleep well on weeknights, and work stress has a lot to do with this).

The big problem is that if you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, your mental and physical health will start to suffer. So what can you do if your partner’s snoring is keeping you awake?

  • Start the conversation. Your partner probably isn’t even aware of the snoring. It’s easy for someone to be in denial when you first tell them that they’re snoring; after all, if it’s that loud, wouldn’t it wake them up too? In truth, most people aren’t woken up by their own snores.
  • Buy earplugs and/or noise cancelling headphones. This option is very effective but may not be the best one for individuals who sleep on their sides.
  • Make adjustments to the environment. If the snoring has started suddenly, it could be due to an environmental issue like spring allergies or from dry sinuses in the winter.
  • Evaluate the comfort and placement of your bed. A traditional flatbed might actually be contributing to the snoring (along with many other problems).
  • Check out our comfort adjustable beds as well to see if an electric bed for home is right for you.

It’s important to remember that your partner’s sleep schedule matters, but the quality of your sleep matters just as much!

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The Psychological Effects of Sleep Deprivation

When you don’t get enough sleep at night, or when you don’t sleep well through the night, the resultant grogginess can last throughout the entire day. It’s not hard to see the physical effects of not getting enough sleep; from dark, puffy circles under the eyes to increased hunger throughout the day, the physical effects of exhaustion are immediate and easy to identify.

The mental effects of sleep deprivation are just as serious, not only in the long term but also right after losing out on a few hours of sleep.

So what exactly happens psychologically when you get fewer than seven or eight hours of sleep at night?

  • First, the grogginess you physically feel will also manifest itself mentally and you’ll have a much harder time concentrating. Four in 10 American adults say that they rarely get enough sleep on weeknights, which results in an astonishing loss of productivity. In fact, it’s estimated that American businesses lose around $63 billion every year simply because so many employees are overtired and not productive.
  • You’re also less able to make smart decisions when you’re sleep deprived. One sign of sleep deprivation, according to Prevention, it’s much harder for people to make decisions in general when they don’t get enough sleep at night; the decisions that sleep-deprived individuals do make are not always the best.
  • Emotionally, you’ll likely find that you get anxious, stressed, or sad without much provocation. A study from the University of California, Berkeley found that people are more likely to be emotionally unstable when they don’t get enough sleep at night.

In conclusion, trying new sleeping habits to break the bad ones and trading out your old mattress for a new adjustable electric bed, should definitely be a priority if you want to be at the top of your mental game!

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Tips for When You’re Fed Up with Snoring

Snoring is one of the most common nighttime habits that people have today; it’s estimated that around 90 million Americans snore while they sleep, and 37 million people do so on a regular basis. That being said, you don’t have to suffer through someone’s snoring just because it’s common. There are already so many other factors that could cause you to wake up at night; nine out of 10 people admit that they wake up at least once on most nights.

So what can you do to make sure that your eight hours of sleep are as restful as possible? Here are a few tips for stopping snoring in its tracks:

  • There are several different over-the-counter and prescription products, like nasal strips and throat sprays, that can address the problem in different ways.
  • Although snoring might just occur naturally in your body, it could also be symptomatic of seasonal allergies or even of another sleep-related disorder like sleep apnea. If you notice that spring allergies are flaring up, filtering the air in your bedroom and home could fix the problem (or you can just wait until allergy season passes). If your snoring definitely isn’t seasonal, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor or with a sleep specialist to find out if you are dealing with another sleep disorder.
  • The overall environment of your room and your sleeping position can make a big difference in reducing snoring. Many people find that propping up their head with an extra pillow, lying on their side instead of their back, or even investing in an adjustable bed may help.
  • Adjustable electric mattresses can also provide you with different positions that can raise your head and feet. With an electric mattress, you can find positions that are comfortable to you and also may help reduce snoring.

If you’re sick and tired of dealing with snoring at night (perhaps figuratively and literally), there are many solutions available.

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3 Essential Benefits of an Adjustable Bed That Will Dramatically Enhance Your Quality of Life

There are many household items that are fairly interchangeable, but your mattress is one thing that needs to suit your unique wants and needs. The quality of your sleep plays a direct role in your daily life, and you deserve to rest in comfort to reach your full potential the next day.

 

With Adjustable beds, you can customize your mattress experience to get the best night’s sleep of your life. Adjustable bed mattresses are extremely helpful in diffusing any arguments you may have with your significant other as to what kind of mattress you should invest in. This is because they can be adjusted on either side to ensure that you and your spouse can both sleep in maximum comfort.

 

In addition to avoiding a fight with your loved one, Adjustable beds like memory foam provide a litany of benefits that cannot be found in any other mattress. Here are just three of the many ways that adjustable beds can dramatically enhance your quality of life, from sun-up to sun-down:

  • Feel energized the next day. If you wake up for work in the morning feeling tired and lethargic, you’re not alone. This sleepy feeling is likely a product of you waking up in the middle of the night, which limits the amount of time you spend actually sleeping. In a recent CDC survey, people who reported sleeping less than seven hours per night were more likely to unintentionally fall asleep during the day at least once a month (46.2% versus 33.2%). If you’ve ever been caught snoozing at your desk, it’s time to invest in Adjustable beds.

 

  • Reduce and ease snoring. One of the main reasons couples argue is snoring. Men tend to get most of the blame for snoring, but it’s an affliction that affects people of all ages and genders. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects approximately 90 million American adults in total, with 37 million snoring on a regular basis. Adjustable beds are the only mattresses that can be adjusted to reduce snoring in the middle of the night.

 

  • Save money over time. The National Sleep Foundation also recently reported that good quality mattresses can last up to 10 years, which is much longer than an average bed. Adjustable beds are widely renowned for their enhanced durability, which is just an added bonus to the incredible comfort they provide.

 

If you think your sleep patterns have some room for improvement, it’s time to think about the quality of your mattress. Invest in a sleek, cozy, and comfortable Adjustable bed and start getting the great night’s sleep you deserve.
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Benefits of an Adjustable Bed

There are several reasons why regular mattresses may not be suitable for you to get a good night’s sleep. One of the primary benefits of an electric adjustable bed is that it allows for you to correctly position your mattress so it lines up naturally to your spine. Adjustable electric beds promote good posture during sleep and can help with other discomforts or problems that occur during sleep.

Another disadvantage of traditional mattresses is inability to evenly distribute pressure over the entire sleep surface. An adjustable mattress will allow you to adjust the sleep surface to the pressure points that reduce strain on your body. Your specific needs as an individual may only be met with an adjustable sleep system.

Your body is not allowed to keep a proper posture when sleeping on a flat surface and because of this, tension on the muscles and joints is often increased. Adjustable beds allow you to provide customized support to different areas of your body. This includes neck and head, lower back, legs and knees, and your feet and ankles.

Electric adjustable beds have a big advantage over regular flat mattresses because they may help provide a better night’s sleep, help with temporary leg circulation and support.

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Finding the Right Mattress

There are a lot of different factors that go into play when you are trying to get a good night’s sleep. Comfort level and temperature come into play, but a lot of people forget how important it is to have a mattress that suits you. There are so many mattresses out there, like electric beds and memory foam but how do you find one that works for you?

You should replace your mattress every 5-8 years but sometimes people need to do it sooner especially if your mattress isn’t supporting your back.

Your mattress is supposed to support your body in a neutral position or one where your spine has a nice curvature and your shoulders, heels and hips should all be supported in proper alignment.

So how do you find a mattress that really works for your body? Well, for over 40 years, the Craftmatic® brand has offered over 1 Million people the perfect solution to a good night’s sleep!  There are a lot of different types of mattresses out there that work for all different kinds of people. Make sure you do your own research and read more about why a Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed is so different.

You might think that a regular mattress could work for you, but if you have low back pain an adjustable bed mattress might provide you with a better night’s rest.

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We Need Sleep but Why?

Our bodies regulate sleep in the same way that it regulates eating, drinking and breathing. Because of this, scientists and doctors believe that sleep serves as a critical role in our lives and in our health. Surprisingly, an estimated 40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived and or have trouble falling asleep.

We are not sure why sleep is detrimental to our health but there are a few possible reasons that we do know. One of the earliest theories of sleep could be because of natural selection. This theory suggests that inactivity at night served as a survival function. Basically the animals that were able to stay still and quiet during these periods of vulnerability had an advantage over other animals that remained active. Because of this the animals that remained still were not hurt or killed by predators. Through natural selection, this behavioral strategy evolved into what we know as sleep.

Another theory of why we need sleep is to conserve energy. Research has shown that energy metabolism is reduced during sleep at least by 10% in humans, and more in other species. Body temperature and caloric demand decreasing during sleep is evidence of helping organisms conserve their energy. This also kept the early humans alive longer!

There are also restorative theories that suggest that why we sleep is based on the belief that sleep restores our bodies. Sleep gives our bodies an opportunity to restore and rejuvenate itself. Many studies have been done to collect evidence for this and have been tested on humans and animals.

These theories still remain unproven but scientists and doctors have made huge strides in discovering what happens during sleep. Making sure your sleep setting is comfortable is also important to getting a good night’s sleep, so having an adjustable mattress or blackout curtains could be a huge improvement to your sleeping habits. Please visit our website for more information on how an adjustable bed could help you gain a better night’s rest.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Too Much Sleep or Not Enough?

Some people sleep too much and some don’t get enough because of things like busy schedules, sickness or just not having a good adjustable bed to support your back. If you are one of the people that experiences a sleeping problem, you could be at risk.

 

Getting the right amount of sleep is extremely important to promote good health. Even if you are at a young age and you are healthy, if you have poor sleep habits you are more susceptible to poor health.

 

A study, at the Center for Cohort Studies at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital and Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea tested over 47,000 middle aged men and women on how well they slept. The test measured the amount of calcium in the arteries of their heart as it is one of the warning signs for heart disease.

 

Adults who slept less than 5 hours a night had 50% more calcium in their arteries than those that slept 7. Those that slept 9 hours or more had worse outcomes with 70% more calcium than those who slept 7.

 

The sleep quality made a difference too, where adults who reported poor sleep had 20% more calcium than those who had interrupted sleep.

 

This study was very helpful to health-care providers and doctors to discuss sleep habits with their patients to detect early oncoming health problems.

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Rules of Threes for Sleep

Theresa Lengerich, PsyD, a clinical psychologist, recommends a “rule of threes” to see a better night’s rest.

  1. Are you waking up at least three nights a week?
  2. Does it take longer than 30 minutes to get back to sleep?
  3. Has this been going on for 30 days or more?

If you have said “yes” to these questions it may be time to make an appointment with your doctor or learn about how to gain a better sleep cycle. You may need to better understand why you can’t get the rest you need to stay energized and healthy

Sometimes, medications can help and or may be prescribed. You may also want to check with your doctor to see if an over-the-counter drug could be useful. There is medicine that can help treat insomnia as well and your doctor might even advise getting a new mattress. Adjustable electric beds with some mattresses like memory foam may even help with sleeping.

Your doctor might also recommend a sleep study which can be done at a local sleep clinic or even in your home. During the study, doctors will monitor you while you sleep to see if you have sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, or other treatable disorders.

If your insomnia doesn’t come from a physical health problem, your doctor may refer you to a psychologist. They can help provide relaxation training, behavior therapy, and other methods to help you get better sleep.

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Dreams

Your sleep can be affected by many things along with having a bed that supports your lifestyle. Experiencing the comfort and adjustability of an adjustable bed along with making sure the temperature is right in your room before you sleep can actually have a huge effect on your sleep. The average person has three to five dreams a night and can last anywhere from a few seconds to 30 minutes.

 

Here are some interesting facts about dreams that you may not have known.

 

The faces in your dreams are faces you have seen before, whether or not we remember the person in real life. The brain cannot create a face it has not seen before.

80 percent of people say that they dream in color while the rest say that the dream in black and white. Some studies have also been conducted to see if they recognize colors in their dreams and some light pastels have been seen as well.

 

Dreaming is normal and people who do not dream usually have personality disorders. About 50 percent of dreams are forgotten about 5 minutes after waking up and after 10 minutes about 90 percent is gone. Sleep also controls heat regulation and appetite and studies have shown that if you are hungry or cold you probably won’t dream much.

 

Men have dreams about men 70% of the time while women dream of men and women equally. A lot of people also think that dreams are just a bunch of random ideas thrown in but most dreams actually portray realistic people, places and things.

 

You are paralyzed while in dream state and REM, or rapid eye movement which is a deep sleep that dreaming occurs in, prevents you from acting out while you are asleep. Lastly, many dreams are universal. Everyone has dreams about falling, flying, being chased or feeling frozen.

 

There is still a lot of research to be done on dreams but the information that we have so far is amazing. Keep on dreaming!

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A Quick Guide on the Symptoms and Treatments of Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common problems that Americans face today. Sleep and wake disorders affect anywhere from 50-70 million U.S. adults, and it’s estimated that one in four workers has insomnia. According to one survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one-third of all adults regularly sleep less than seven hours a night, which puts them at high risk for developing sleep deprivation.

As you get older, you may find that it’s even harder to get a good night’s sleep. This is a common problem that people encounter, usually during their 60s, and insomnia affects an estimated 50% of all elderly Americans. There are several factors that can affect a person’s sleep quality, so this problem isn’t entirely limited to the older population. It’s something that appears and disappears without much warning.

Here are a few of the most common questions asked about insomnia:

How can you tell if you have insomnia?
If you find that you’re unable to sleep through the night and wake up fully rested, or if you’re unable to fall asleep, you might have insomnia. Most people experience symptoms during their waking hours, such as irritability, increased appetite, excessive fatigue, and poor reasoning skills.

What should you do if you think you have insomnia?

It is important to talk to a medical professional. In some cases, your general practitioner may refer you to a sleep specialist for testing. Ignoring insomnia, will only make it worse. The mental and physical effects of poor sleep quality can be very severe. It’s also possible that your insomnia is a symptom of another medical condition, such as depression or anxiety.

How is insomnia usually treated?
There are many treatments available for those suffering from insomnia. Some treatments may include drug therapy, either with prescription sleep aids or over-the-counter sleep aids. Other solutions focus on developing habits to ensure better sleep quality. This often includes meditation, creating a healthy sleep schedule, breathing exercises, drinking less caffeine and/or alcohol, and exercising more during the day. If your insomnia is related to physical aches and pains that make it difficult to find comfort while sleeping, you may find that adjustable beds and pillows provide more comfort.

Insomnia can be a difficult medical condition to work through, but there are many treatment options available. It isn’t something you have to deal with forever!

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Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping

Have you found that you’re not sleeping as soundly as you used to? There are several possible reasons why you might not be getting the sleep you need. Getting a solid seven to nine hours of sleep every night is essential for both mental and physical well-being, so it’s important that you narrow down exactly what’s keeping you up at night.

If your sleeplessness becomes a serious problem, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor. In the meantime, here are just a few questions that might help you narrow down possible problems with your bedtime routine:

Are you using an electronic device before bed?

Many people check their cellphones, play games on the computer, or read a book on their tablet before going to bed. This can actually be a big problem; the blue light emitted from the screens inhibits the production of melatonin in the human body. Melatonin is a chemical that the body naturally produces when natural sunlight disappears. Because blue light mimics the effects of sunlight, your body isn’t able to “get ready” for sleep.

Are you consuming too much caffeine during the day?

It’s completely normal and okay to drink a few cups of coffee or tea during the day, but if you find that you’re drinking coffee late at night, the caffeine in the coffee could be a problem. Even if your body is able to fall asleep, the caffeine could be affecting your overall sleep quality.

Are you sleeping on the right mattress?

Mattresses only last about 10 years at the most, so if you’re sleeping on a mattress that’s older than 10 years you might be having trouble finding a comfortable sleep position. Many people find that adjustable beds are a big help for getting comfortable at night and for sleeping through the night.

It’s estimated that anywhere from 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep and/or wake disorders, so you can find comfort in knowing that you’re not alone.

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Why Do Flat Beds Hurt So Much?

If you’re like most people, you’ve slept on a regular flat bed for your entire life. You probably haven’t thought much of it, because it’s all you’ve ever known. If you have trouble finding a comfortable sleep position at night, or if you wake up still feeling tired, you probably assume that it’s because of something other than your bed.

The truth is, flat beds are terrible for human bodies. More people have begun to discover why adjustable beds allow for better sleep quality. If you still can’t understand why these beds are so unique, here’s a quick look at why your flat bed isn’t a good choice:

  • Your spine is naturally curved in an “S” shape. When you lie down on a flat surface, the position leaves a few areas of your body unsupported. The neck, lower back, and knees are the areas where support is nonexistent. This causes strain in those muscles and it causes the weight of your body to be distributed unequally.

 

  • You may have heard someone else talking about sleeping in a reclining chair (or you might even prefer to sleep in a chair yourself) instead of in a bed. This is actually more common than you might think, and it makes more sense than it initially seems. Lounge chairs adjust to the contours of your body much like an adjustable bed does, and this allows weight to be distributed evenly.

 

  • Tossing and turning at night is just one clear sign that your flat bed is not supporting your body correctly. You constantly move during the night trying to find a more comfortable position so that certain muscles don’t become too strained; this could disrupt your sleep very easily. Around 90% of all Americans say that they wake up at least once during the night, and this is often the reason why.

 
If you’ve finally decided to sleep on an adjustable bed, you’ve made a great decision. If your flat mattress is nearing the end of its lifespan (which should be around 10 years), it’s the perfect time to do a little more research on why an adjustable mattress is a better option. You spend around 3,000 hours per year lying on your mattress, so it’s important to be comfortable during those hours!

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Do You Fall into One of These Groups? If So, Your Sleep May Be Suffering

It’s not easy getting a full night of sleep these days; it seems like there’s always something more important to do than getting a solid eight hours of shut-eye. But there are some people who tend to get the least amount of sleep out of all of us, and if you’re part of these groups, you could be jeopardizing your overall mental and physical health. Take a look below and see if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Parents with young children tend to report getting the least amount of sleep of all American adults, which probably isn’t too surprising. These people are most likely to say that they’re sleep-deprived; 46% say that they could really benefit from getting a little more sleep each night.

 

  • Teenagers are well-known for being sleep-deprived, but this isn’t because they’re too stubborn to go to bed when they’re tired. Researchers are discovering that the circadian rhythms of human brains change during adolescence, making teens biologically less able to follow an “early to bed, early to rise” sleep schedule.

 

  • Working adults with high-stress jobs are also becoming a larger percentage of the American population, and this is causing more people to suffer from sleep and wake disorders. Dealing with a lot of stress during the day can make you feel exhausted at night, but if your brain isn’t able to “shut off” when it’s time to sleep, you might end up tossing and turning. Around 43% of teens and adults today say that they rarely have good sleep quality on weeknights, and an estimated 25% of workers have insomnia.

 

  • Older adults with arthritis or back pain may find it hard to get comfortable while sleeping, especially if using a conventional flat bed and pillow. These beds actually aren’t designed to provide enough support and comfort for our bodies, making the mere act of sleeping strenuous on certain muscles and joints. For those who already have pain in these areas, adjustable bed systems with optional heat may provide more support and make it easier to find comfort while sleeping.

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Quick Tips for Better Sleep at Night

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? If so, you definitely aren’t alone. It’s estimated that anywhere between 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep/wake disorders. Although many of these conditions are due to biological or medical conditions, a good number of insomnia sufferers may find that environmental conditions affect their sleep quality more than anything else. This is actually great news; it means that if you’re having trouble sleeping, a few small changes can help.

Here are a few ways you can adjust your environment and bedtime routine to get better sleep at night:

  1. If you find that your brain is just too “wired” at night, it might be because of your electronics! It’s not harmful to sleep with your phone next to your bed (or even on your bed), but you’ll want to avoid using mobile devices, such as your phone or tablet, before turning the lights off. These devices emit a type of light, blue light, that inhibits the production of melatonin in the body and makes it harder to fall asleep.

 

  1. Other reasons why your brain might be unable to calm down may be related to stress. Many people find that it helps to take a warm bath or shower before bed so that the body relaxes; others prefer to do meditations or read a book.

 

  1. If your body is too awake physically, it could be that you aren’t getting enough exercise during the day. Getting just 30 minutes of low-impact exercise every day may help you use up some of your excess energy. Reducing the amount of caffeine, you consume, especially at night, will also help you feel a little less “jumpy.”

 

  1. Noises and lights can play a big role in whether you can fall asleep easily and stay asleep. White noise machines can be a big help if you find that noises at night keep you awake. Dimming the lights before bed can help get your body ready for sleep, and using thick curtains to keep out streetlights might help you sleep better through the night.

 

  1. An old mattress or pillow can also be a reason why your sleep quality is suffering. Mattresses typically last around 10 years, but if your current mattress isn’t feeling very comfortable anymore, don’t hesitate to replace it. The average person spends about 3,000 hours per year lying on their mattress, so you definitely want to make sure that it’s a good quality one! Many people benefit from adjustable bed systems that use adjustable mattresses, because these beds provide more support to sore, tired muscles.

Your sleep isn’t something that can be put on the backburner; if you aren’t sleeping well at night, you owe it to yourself to make any necessary adjustments.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Buying a New Mattress: Where Do I Start?

How do you know if it’s really time to start shopping for a new mattress? One of the first signs is that your mattress is nine or 10 years old (or perhaps even older); it will likely start to show the signs of wear and tear at this point. You might begin to even feel the coils in the mattress as well. You should also consider shopping for a new mattress if you wake up with aches and pains or if you can’t sleep comfortably through the night. Considering that the average person spends about 3,000 hours per year lying on their mattress, it’s important to make sure that yours is the best possible quality.

Here are a few things you’ll need to consider when you’re shopping around for a mattress:

Size: If you are replacing your mattress but not your bed frame, you’ll need to look for a mattress that fits the one you already have. Keep in mind that the length of the bed should be longer than the tallest person sleeping in it, and the width should be enough to fold your arms behind your head without bumping elbows with your spouse.

Material: There are many different kinds of materials used for mattresses these days and this all depends on personal preference. Some people prefer traditional mattresses while others prefer memory foam, for example.

Medical Needs: If you have certain medical conditions that make it difficult to sleep through the night, it’s important to pick a mattress that will address these problems. If you suffer from arthritis, for example, you might benefit from buying a adjustable bed that can provide heat. If you suffer from snoring the elevation feature of an adjustable bed with an adjustable mattress may help.

You might not want to spend a fortune on a new mattress, and that’s okay! Simply keep in mind that the mattress you choose may help you improve the quality of your sleep.

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A Quick Guide to Memory Foam Mattresses

How do you know which type of mattress to choose when you’re buying a new one?

The decision may not be easy if you’ve decided that you want to get rid of your old flat bed and invest in an adjustable bed. Here’s a quick guide about this type of mattress:

Memory foam is a material that was originally developed by NASA in the 1960s to use in airplane seats, but these days it can be found in many household items. From office chairs to slippers, memory foam is something that can be used for a variety of purposes. It’s also a very good material to use in mattresses.

This material was originally very expensive, but advances in the way the foam is produced has allowed memory foam to be very accessible. The biggest benefit of memory foam — and the reason why it is used in so many items today — is that the foam is not only high-density, but energy absorbent as well. When used for a mattress, memory foam supports the contours of your body. It also “absorbs” movement, so if your spouse tosses and turns at night, you aren’t as likely to wake up as you would be on a traditional box-spring mattress.

Memory foam mattresses these days come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and many of them have been developed even further to provide extra support where it’s needed. Adjustable beds with temperature-controlled settings often use memory foam mattresses.

Many people find that memory foam mattresses and adjustable beds help them get a full night’s sleep, which is between seven and nine hours. Nine out of 10 Americans admit that they wake up at least once during the night, and it’s estimated that anywhere from 50-70 million people suffer from chronic sleep or wake disorders. If you fall into either of these categories, a memory foam mattress might just be the perfect choice for you.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Chiropractic Pillows

You spend one-third of your life in bed. Now think about how much time you spend snuggled up to your pillow and how important it is that you use one that’s right for you.

If you have neck or back pain, a chiropractic pillow might be a great choice. But what is a chiropractic pillow?

The pillow is shaped to support your neck properly so that when you rest your head on it, your spine stays in its natural shape. This position and pillow may help relieve neck pain which can be caused by a normal pillow that doesn’t support your neck. There is an indentation in the middle of the pillow so the top, bottom, and sides of it are higher than the center. Most chiropractic pillows are made for you to sleep on your back but they do have ones that are designed for sleeping on your side.

Although the material made to make the pillows differ from brand to brand, some are made of memory foam. Memory foam is a material that regulates your bodies temperature on hot or cold nights and it also provides support to your body. Other pillows are inflatable or filled with water which are lighter and more portable.

These pillows may reduce neck discomfort. Ask your doctor to recommend one for you if you need help.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Better Sleep after a Massage

If you’re up at night worrying about life problems whether its financial or a relationship, a massage could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Sometimes professional massage sessions aren’t feasible, but there are alternatives. Massage chairs and pillows are one option, but a great alternative that is cost-effective is to have your partner as your massage therapist. Did you know a three-minute back rub may help you log more than 35 minutes of extra sleep? The great thing is it doesn’t have to be anything complicated and you can offer one to your partner. A gentle massage is all you need since your partner isn’t a trained professional.

So keep it simple. Lie on your stomach and ask your partner to start at the bottom of your spine and make slow, circular motions with his or her fingertips. You’ll could be enjoying a good night’s sleep in no time!

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep

As you age your hormones affect your mood and sleep. About 61 percent of women who are past menopause and almost 80 percent of women who are in perimenopause report sleep problems.

That’s partially because your ovaries are slowing down a production of the sleep-promoting hormone progesterone. The other reason is because you might be hit with major sleep disrupters like hot flashes or night sweats because of lower estrogen levels. Check out some of these helpful tips for sleep during menopause:

  1. Stay cool

If you have hot flashes at night, keeping a bowl of ice with a washcloth next to your bed could be very helpful and can help you fall back to sleep faster.

  1. Comfortable Bedding

Having breathable bedding that is light like fast-drying cotton could be a huge improvement in your sleep.

  1. Soy

Soy is known to help fight dropping estrogen levels.

  1. Natural remedies

There are a lot of creams and medications that are natural that can help you control hot flashes, but make sure to talk to your doctor before taking any.

  1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is known to unblock energy points in your body and release endorphins that can minimize mood swings.

  1. Hormone replace therapy

This therapy can help stabilize your hormone levels and lessen hot flashes.

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How Can Acupuncture Help You Fall Asleep?

Struggling to fall asleep at night can be frustrating, and may lead to other health problems. Acupuncture, which is an ancient Chinese practice, has been shown to improve sleep and has also been known to help treat insomnia.

A lot of people don’t know what acupuncture is or what is does. Basically a fine, sterile needles that are used in acupuncture are put into certain areas of the body that stimulate nerves and muscles. Most people don’t experience any discomfort while the needles are being placed.

The treatment is thought to stimulate blood flow and help ease pain. Acupuncture has not only helped with sleeping problems, it’s also been known to reduce allergies, increase fertility and help migraines.

Acupuncture is still being researched to find out exactly how much acupuncture can help improve sleep. Although it has been known to help you feel more relaxed and less anxious, which may get you to fall asleep easier.

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Visiting a Chiropractor May Help You Fall Asleep

If you feel like you can’t get a good night’s sleep, there could be a solution for you.

Visiting your local chiropractor will help soothe your back and could possibly help you get to sleep easier. Chiropractors aren’t usually thought of as experts on sleep problems but one-third of the people who have been to a chiropractor have reported that they saw immediate sleep improvement.

If pain is keeping you awake, whether the pain is in your neck or back a chiropractor may help alleviate discomfort and bring relaxation to your body and promote blood flow.

 

A chiropractor can diagnose and treat spinal problems to relieve discomfort, but they can also offer good suggestions for getting better sleep. Your chiropractor also may give you different sleep positions to try out to see what would be comfortable for you or may even give you a chiropractic pillow or recommend a mattress.

 

Forty percent of infants also have seen huge improvements from visiting the chiropractor. One out of four babies have sleeping problems so going to get your baby adjusted could be a huge help.

 

If a lower backache is causing you to toss and turn, then it may be worth a visit. Adjustable beds may also contribute to helping you get a better night’s sleep.

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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A Quick Guide on the Symptoms and Treatments of Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common problems that Americans face today. Sleep and wake disorders affect anywhere from 50-70 million U.S. adults, and it’s estimated that one in four workers has insomnia. According to one survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one-third of all adults regularly sleep less than seven hours a night, which puts them at high risk for developing sleep deprivation.

As you get older, you may find that it’s even harder to get a good night’s sleep. This is a common problem that people encounter, usually during their 60s, and insomnia affects an estimated 50% of all elderly Americans. There are several factors that can affect a person’s sleep quality, so this problem isn’t entirely limited to the older population. It’s something that appears and disappears without much warning.

Here are a few of the most common questions asked about insomnia:

How can you tell if you have insomnia?
If you find that you’re unable to sleep through the night and unable to wake up fully rested, or if you’re unable to fall asleep, you might have insomnia. Most people experience symptoms during their waking hours, such as irritability, increased appetite, excessive fatigue, and poor reasoning skills.

What should you do if you think you have insomnia?

It is important to talk to a medical professional. In some cases, your general practitioner may refer you to a sleep specialist for testing. Ignoring insomnia, will only make it worse. The mental and physical effects of poor sleep quality can be very severe. It’s also possible that your insomnia is a symptom of another medical condition, such as depression or anxiety.

How is insomnia usually treated?
There are many treatments available for those suffering from insomnia. Some treatments may include drug therapy, either with prescription sleep aids or over-the-counter sleep aids. Other solutions focus on developing habits to ensure better sleep quality. This often includes meditation, creating a healthy sleep schedule breathing exercises, drinking less caffeine and/or alcohol, and exercising more during the day. If your insomnia is related to physical aches and pains that make it difficult to find comfort while sleeping, you may find that adjustable beds and pillows provide more comfort.

Insomnia can be a difficult medical condition to work through, but there are many treatment options available. It isn’t something you have to deal with forever!

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Five Sleep-Related Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask

More and more people are prioritizing their sleep. As new studies come out revealing the importance of sleep, it’s getting much harder to ignore the effects that poor sleep quality can have on your body. Here are a few of the most common sleep-related questions that everyone wants to ask at some point:

1. “Should I be sleeping with my cellphone next to me?”

The good news is that sleeping with your cellphone on your nightstand or bed doesn’t pose any health risks. Any radiation emitted from the phone, whether it’s charging or not, won’t hurt your sleep quality. The trouble is that electronic devices, like cellphones and e-book readers, emit something called “blue light.” This type of light has an effect on the human brain similar to natural sunlight: it disrupts the body’s processes of “getting ready” for sleep. Specifically, it disrupts the production of melatonin. It’s fine to sleep with your phone or tablet nearby, but try to avoid reading an e-book or answering emails before bed.

2. “As you get older, is it harder to get a good night’s sleep? Why?”
Even though 46% of parents who have young children say they could use more sleep at night, it’s not until a person is in their 60s that they typically start experiencing problems with their sleep schedule and overall sleep quality. Approximately 25% of working-age adults in the U.S. experience insomnia, but around 50% of elderly Americans suffer from this condition. There are several reasons why it gets harder to sleep soundly at night: needing to use the bathroom, taking medication, and simply not being able to find a comfortable sleep position.

3. “Are naps good or bad?”
If you nap all day, you aren’t likely to find it easy to sleep at night. Nevertheless, quick naps during the day can be very beneficial. Afternoon siestas can be great for anyone who finds themselves getting sleepy between noon and three in the afternoon. Powering up with caffeine instead of taking a quick nap can actually make you even more tired.

4. “How come I’ll wake up from naps, or sometimes wake up in the morning, still exhausted?”
If you aren’t getting between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, you probably aren’t sleeping enough. If you are getting enough sleep, it could be that you’re waking up in the middle of your REM cycle. This means that your body has entered a state of deep sleep, so when your alarm clock goes off and you jolt awake, your body struggles to adjust. If you wake up in the middle of a REM cycle, don’t be surprised if you end up feeling tired for the rest of the day.

5. “Why is it easier to fall asleep while watching TV and while sitting in a reclining chair?”
First, some people find it easier to fall asleep with the TV or radio playing because it provides “white noise.” The sounds function as background noise and if there are loud noises, such as a car driving by or a person yelling outside, the noise from the TV or radio covers up some of that more disruptive noise. Second, it’s often easier to fall asleep on a chair that reclines because it provides more support than a traditional flat bed.

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How Exercise Affects your Sleep

You’ve probably heard many times before about how exercise helps you feel better all around. Eating healthy, cutting out sugars from your diet, and relaxing before bed (with no products containing caffeine) will keep you feeling good and give you more energy as well.

Many people just don’t realize that getting enough sleep is a huge part of staying on that healthy track. Sleep is amazing! It restores and rejuvenates the body and mind. Although there is still a lot to learn, scientists do know that sleep is necessary for healthy functioning.

Research even shows that all mammals need sleep, and that sleep helps to regulate your mood.  It also helps you to remember and learn new things. While doing this, sleep also will a crucial factor in your health.

Remember, if you are looking to gain more sleep, think about the last time you replaced your mattress. Getting a new adjustable bed mattress can help you sleep more comfortably and allow you to enjoy the wonderful features of an adjustable bed.

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Animals Sleep Like We Do!

Many animals have different ways of sleeping.  Some animals sleep much different then what a human needs to survive. Did you know that giraffes can go without sleep for weeks and brown bats sleep for nearly the entire day?

From tiny mice to the biggest of mammals, animals have different sleeping habits. Rats have similar sleep patterns to humans. They need rest to be alert and learn new things for the next day. Certain dogs have even helped scientists in treating serious sleep disorders.

“The only way to understand human sleep is to study animals,” says Jerome Siegel, PhD, professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Center for Sleep Research. “If we could better understand animal sleep, we could better understand the core aspects of sleep.”

The common denominator all mammals is rapid eye movement (REM). Brain activity for both humans and other mammals show the same level of REM and show an increased heart rate variability. There is still a lot to learn about sleep and scientists still don’t know if animals dream during REM sleep, as humans do.

Science is still learning everyday about different aspects of sleep and REM. We also know of certain things that can make sleep more comfortable, like an adjustable bed!

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Different Types of Insomnia

Acute Insomnia: This type of insomnia can be caused by a change in a person’s life. Sometimes, it is stress that can be from a job change, too much travel or worry.

Chronic Insomnia: This type of insomnia can be a longer term of experiencing difficulty sleeping. If you are having trouble sleeping or staying awake up to three days a week, then you may be experiencing this type of insomnia.

Comorbid Insomnia: This insomnia can occur when there are other conditions present. Depression and or anxiety can be present with this type of insomnia.

Whatever type of insomnia you are experiencing can be upsetting to ones being and literally exhausting. See a physician if you are feeling like you need to get a better night’s sleep.

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Your Body’s Internal Clock

Many people notice that they experience different levels of sleepiness and alertness throughout the day, but what is causing these patterns?

 

Sleep is regulated by two different body systems: sleep/wake homeostasis and the circadian biological clock.

When a person has been awake for a long period of time, sleep/wake homeostasis can tell us that a need for sleep is accumulating and that it is getting time to sleep. This also helps us get enough sleep throughout the night to make up for the hours of being awake. If this restorative process existed by itself, it would make us most alert as our day started, and that the longer we were awake, the more we would feel like sleeping. In this way, sleep/wake homeostasis creates a drive that balances sleep and wakefulness.

On the other hand, our internal circadian biological clocks regulate the timing of periods of sleepiness and wakefulness during the day. The circadian rhythm goes up and down at different times of the day, so adults’ strongest sleep drive generally occurs between 2:00-4:00 am and in the afternoon between 1:00-3:00 pm, although this does depend on whether you are a “morning person” or “evening person.”

If we had sufficient sleep, the sleepiness we experience during these circadian dips would be less intense and more intense when we are sleep deprived.

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Melatonin and Sleep

Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal gland. This gland is pea-sized and is located just above the middle of the brain. During the day the pineal gland is inactive. When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal is “turned on” by the SCN a special center called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This center initiates signals to other parts of the brain that control hormones, body temperature and other functions that play a role in making us feel sleepy or wide awake.

The SCN then begins to actively produce melatonin, which gets released into the blood. Usually, melatonin production occurs around 9 pm and as a result, melatonin levels in the blood rise and you begin to feel less alert. Sleep becomes inviting and Melatonin levels in the blood stay elevated for about 12 hours. Daytime levels of melatonin are barely detectable.

A few studies have shown promise for the use of melatonin in shortening the time it takes to fall asleep and can also help reduce the number of times you wake up at night. Other studies show no benefit at all with melatonin.

Larger studies are needed to demonstrate if melatonin is effective and safe for some forms of insomnia, particularly for long-term use. As always, you should always consult a physician with the use of any medication.

 

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Depression and Sleep

Feeling sad every now and then is a big part of being a human and feelings of sadness, anxiety and hopelessness can be a huge part of why you are losing sleep without even realizing it. Depression is an illness that affects at least 20 million Americans and it’s not something that someone can ignore till it goes away. It affects the way a person eats, sleeps, thinks and feels. Be sure to see your doctor for advice about how to deal with depression. Many times it can be effectively controlled with treatment.

The relationship between sleep and depressive illness can go back and forth constantly and is very complex. Depression can be caused by lack of sleep or sleep problems such as insomnia but depression itself can also cause sleep problems. For some, depression occurs before any sleep problems, although both sometimes can be treated with the same treatments.

 

Some of the symptoms of depression include; feeling extremely sad or empty, difficulty concentrating, lack of energy and increase (or decrease) or sleep. A lot of things can cause depression as well as alcohol or drug abuse, family history of medical illnesses, stress or even medications that you are on. If you’re depressed and or thinking about suicide, please contact a doctor as soon as you can.

 

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Some of the Features of an Adjustable Bed

If you’ve already begun searching for a new bed and you’ve chosen to look at adjustable beds, you’re on the right track.

Getting better sleep at night is the main reason why so many consumers have sought out adjustable beds, a reason that’s more than enough to look. So many people can’t get the optimal seven to nine hours of sleep at night simply because they can’t sleep through the night (or fall asleep at all). Around 86% of people say that they wake up at night because of a temperature-related issue, and an estimated 37 million adults snore at night and suffer. Many people simply can’t get comfortable, because their mattress has lived past its nine to 10-year lifespan.

A good mattress is the start of better sleep quality, and an adjustable mattress is one of the best ones available today. Of course, the mattress itself is just one aspect of a great bed; Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds come with a few other features that are just as important:

  • Fingertip Control Wands:These are sometimes likened to remote controls for your bed (although they’re a bit less confusing than your other remotes). These control wands can be wireless or corded, depending on your personal preference, and bed models for couples come with two control wands.

 

  • Built-In Massage Feature:It’s almost like having a mini spa trip every time you climb into bed! The massage motors in your Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed can be set to different speeds, depending on your preference. You can even set the massage feature to turn off automatically, so you can fall asleep easily and not worry about turning anything off.

 

  • Optional Heating Accessory:Perfect for cold nights, but also perfect for soothing minor aches and pains. This Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed feature provides controllable heat to help you relax and sleep comfortably through the night.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Getting Children on a Sleep Schedule

When your children go on winter or summer vacation, their sleeping schedule can be disrupted. This new schedule can make them miss hours of important slumber.

Here are some tips to help ease your child into a good sleeping schedule that will keep them feeling refreshed and energized.

Around two weeks before school starts, set a bedtime that gets earlier every other night and adjust the time your kids are waking up. This will get them assimilated to waking up and getting them ready for school. Also, make sure to keep the sleep schedule that you set for them.

Maybe implement a “quiet time” before bed so your children can wind down without even really realizing that they are relaxing before bed. Limit television, video games and any other electronics that can distract from a normal bedtime. Allow the child to unwind with relaxing activities like a bath before bed or even read a story read for younger children.

Avoid any heavy foods or beverages before bed too. Soda is not a drink to have before bed and should be limited to 6 hours before bedtime. Caffeine really can mess up anyone but for children it can keep them hyperactive for hours.

Lastly, make sure your kids room is comfortable for them. Having a mattress and pillow that is form fitting to the child and is the right size is really important. The temperature in the room should be not too hot and not too cold and once again, electronics should not be in the room or on while they are trying to fall asleep.

All these things can really help the kids to get into a healthy routine of sleeping normal hours and waking up at a time that keeps them feeling energized.

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Myths and Facts about Sleep

There are a lot of myths about sleeping that are actually not true.

For starters, snoring is a common problem that is especially common in men. Although snoring is harmless for most people, it can be harmful to some with sleep apnea, so be sure to talk to your doctor if snoring is becoming a problem for you or a loved one.

The second myth is that you can “catch up” on sleep. This basically means that if you lose hours of sleep you can make them up just by getting more sleep the next night. Stick to a normal sleep schedule each night and don’t worry about getting the hours back.

When driving and while drowsy some people believe that turning up the radio, opening a window or turning the air conditioner on are helpful things to do. Actually, the best thing to do if you are sleepy while driving is to pull over in a safe location.

Daytime sleepiness doesn’t always mean that the person isn’t getting enough sleep. It could be an underlying medical condition like narcolepsy. Daytime sleepiness can be dangerous and can put a person at risk for drowsy driving, injury, and illness and can impair mental abilities, emotions, and performance.

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Relaxation Tips for Falling Asleep

Getting to sleep can be a difficult process, so please enjoy reading about some of these relaxation tips to help quiet your mind and body before bed.

Breathing exercises can be very helpful to get to sleep. Turn all your attention towards the way you are breathing and feel the air go in and out of your body. Visualize the air going in and out of you, into your mouth, down through your belly and back out again. Release the tension as you exhale and try not to let your thoughts wonder. Keep your attention fully focused on your breathing.

Guided imagery can be a different helpful alternative to get yourself to sleep. The main idea in this exercise is to focus your attention on an image or story. This way your thoughts and worries can relax too while you get some sleep.

Be sure to make sure your bed is comfortable and close your eyes. Begin to visualize a scene or story that calms you down and pick a place that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.

The key is to find something that really keeps your mind off the things that will keep you up at night. A Craftmatic® Adjustable bed may also help tremendously with how you sleep and the quality of your sleep. Visit our website to view the different styles and models we offer.

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What Happens When You Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep not only helps you to wake up and feel refreshed but sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis and have a huge impact on your quality of life.

Most people need 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night to function. A night of uninterrupted sleep to keep your body and mind rejuvenated for the next day. If your sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair or regulating hormones for growth and appetite.

Sleeping a full night can help you feel more concentrated the next day, make decisions, and engage fully in school or work the next day.

People dream for about two hours every night. Non-rapid eye movement or NREM is something that occurs about 75% of the night. There are four steps that sleep plays when in NREM listed below.

The first stage of NREM is light sleep or between being awake and asleep. The second stage is becoming disengaged with your surroundings. Your breathing and heart rate will be regular and your body temperature will drop so having your room a cooler temperature in your room is helpful.

Stage three and four kind of go together. This sleep is the deepest and most restorative sleep you can get. Your blood pressure starts to drop, breathing becomes slower, muscles are relaxed and your blood supply to your muscles increases.

These stages help your energy levels rise up so you are getting enough sleep at night to keep you active during the day.

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Jet Lag and Sleep

A lot of people travel for their jobs and jet lag can be a problem for your sleep schedule when traveling to different time zones. For many years, jet lag was considered just a state of mind. But when traveling to a new time zone, our circadian rhythms are slow to adjust and it’s hard to stay on your original biological schedule.

Some simple things that can help with jetlag are stated below:

Try selecting a flight that has an evening arrival and you will stay up past 10 pm local time.  If you have to sleep during the day, make sure your nap doesn’t last longer than two hours. Try setting an alarm so you don’t oversleep.

Try going to bed later or earlier depending on how the time change works in the place you’re going. It’s also helpful to change your watch to your destination when you board your plane.

Watching what you eat and drink at least three to four hours before bed can be a big advantage as well. Caffeine and alcohol act as stimulants and can keep you from getting optimum sleeping hours. Chocolate can also be bad before bed.

Avoid any heavy exercise before bed, so try and get your exercise in earlier in the day. Earplugs and an eye covering can be very helpful on long flights when you know you are going to be getting a few hours of shut eye.

Lastly, make sure to try and get some sunlight. Daylight is natural powerful stimulant that can help regulate your biological clock.

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Sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking or somnambulism is a behavior disorder that causes people to walk around or perform other acts while in a deep sleep. It is much more common in children then it is in adults and is more likely to occur when sleep deprived. It is often very difficult to wake up a sleepwalker because they are in such a deep sleep.

Sleepwalking can involve so much more than just sleeping, many people can actually do complex actions while sleepwalking. Some things sleepwalkers can do while in the state can range from sitting up and looking around to driving long distances. Common triggers for sleepwalkers can be lack of sleep, medications or alcohol intake.

Sleeping commonly occurs in the lighter stages or NREM, this is usually within the first few hours of falling asleep. The sleepwalkers brain may be partially aroused during this as well. In addition to walking during sleep walking, the person may sleep talk or have no memory of the event. People who sleepwalk may also experience difficulty waking.

There is no specific treatment for sleepwalking but if you are experiencing problems, you should consult your doctor.

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Electronics in the Bedroom? Friend or Foe?

Electronics are a huge part of the 21st century, and being focused on our phones and computers is just a part of life. But learning how to control your electronic intake before bed can be really important for your health.

Exposing your eyes to light keeps your mind alert and can keep you from hours of sleep. Winding down before bed is especially helpful to your brain and eyes. There are photoreceptors in the retina that sense light and dark. These receptors signal our brain telling us whether its day or night and align with our circadian rhythms.

The signals that tell us whether its day or night are there to make us more alert in the morning and fall asleep at the appropriate time at night. Electronics can mess up these signals and that white light can make you lose precious hours of sleep. Even the smallest light from an electronic device has been proven to promote wakefulness at nighttime.

Children that see their parents with their electronics before bed are more susceptible to do the same thing. Kids that use electronics before bed are more likely to have later bedtimes as time goes on, and experience less hours of sleep. They also report to have more days of daytime sleepiness.

Keeping electronics for daytime use is a huge part of having a healthy lifestyle. Help your kids maintain a sleeping schedule that helps them stay awake and energized throughout the day.

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How Your Diet Could Be Affecting Your Sleep Quality

Believe it or not, there are a myriad of small things that can affect the quality of your sleep. If you find that you’re feeling tired all of the time, there are many ways to approach the issue. A good mattress or adjustable bed, for example, may provide relief if you find that a flat mattress is no longer comfortable (or has lived out its nine to 10-year lifespan).

Using a white noise machine can also help you get those seven to nine hours of sleep you need each night, even if you live in noisy city neighborhood.

And the foods and drinks you consume before hitting the sack can have a big effect on your sleep quality, too. Here are just a few explanations of what this means, along with some tips on how you can increase your sleep quality simply by watching your diet:

 

  • Many people already know that caffeine is a chemical that will keep them awake, so avoiding any high-caffeine drinks in the afternoon and evening is one way to make sure that you aren’t awake all night. Data even suggests that the mere smellof coffee is enough to keep some people awake, so you might also want to avoid decaf coffee

 

  • Alcohol is something else that will affect your sleep quality in a bad way. Even though alcohol is a depressant and will leave you feeling tired, the actual quality of sleep won’t be very good. It can leave you feeling extra tired when you wake up in the morning.

 

  • Try to avoid fatty, fried, sugary, or spicy foods at night. These foods can disrupt your digestive system and make it difficult for your body to relax and fall asleep. Eating foods that are high in carbohydrates (like breads or pastas) can cause a surge of energy in your system, followed by a slump in energy, which can leave you feeling tired, but unable to fall asleep.

Most sleep experts make one common recommendation when it comes to eating and drinking right before bed: try to avoid consuming too much food right before you try to go to bed.

 

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Can Natural Sleep Remedies Work?

If sleep is the last thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that you aren’t alone. The National Sleep Foundation says seven to nine hours is a good amount of time for a full night’s rest, but the average American only gets about six hours and 40 minutes.

You can blame your crazy schedule or just normal sleeping problems and many people will just go to the drugstore and get an over-the-counter sleep medication. But before you do that, try one of the following sleep remedies that could help you fall asleep and stay asleep as well as promoting muscle relaxation.

Magnesium and calcium are said to be sleep boosters, and if taken together are said to be even more effective. Ask your physician if this may help get you into a better sleep state.

Wild lettuce is said to be a huge help when it comes to anxiety, headaches, or muscle/joint pain. It’s also said to be helpful effective when trying to calm restlessness and could even help restless leg syndrome. Again, ask a physician before trying any new supplement.

Another remedy that may help with sleep loss is the female flower Hops, which goes into the making of beer. Extract of hops is said to be used as a mild sedative for anxiety and insomnia.

Lavender is also recommended to aid in sleep, and is inexpensive in most cases and nontoxic. A spray that you can use before bed to cover your bed and comforter could help relax you. There are also lavender filled pillows on the market for purchase.

The last natural sleep remedy is Valerian, which is one of the most common sleep remedies for insomnia. Numerous studies have shown that Valerian can help promote sleep, the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and overall quality of sleep. Remember, consult a physician before starting any new herb or supplement.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Three New Technologies That May Help Improve Your Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is, for the most part, something that is very separate from technology and digital devices; instead of helping people get better sleep quality, it seems that the rise of smartphones and tablets has only caused more people to encounter sleep disturbances. In fact, it’s true that many Americans have chronic sleep and wake problems and a high percentile wake up in the middle of the night on a regular basis.

Putting away your e-reader or laptop before bed can definitely help you relax and be ready to fall asleep faster, but on the other hand, there have been some impressive technological advances recently that may help your overall sleep quality. Here are just a few examples:

  • Sleep Cycle alarm clock app:For the tech-savvy smartphone users, there are several different mobile apps that can help you create an optimal sleep schedule for your natural circadian rhythms. The Sleep Cycle app uses the microphone or motion sensor on your smartphone to measure your sleep stages through the night, and it will wake you up in the morning when you’re in a lighter stage of your sleep schedule.
  • Quell:Quell is a “wearable technology” wrap that may provide relief for chronic pain, and many even consider it to be a good alternative to Aspirin. Using electrodes to stimulate sensory nerves and diminish pain signals, it’s a possible solution for long term joint pain or stiffness. It even comes with a sleep tracking feature now so that you can monitor your overall sleep quality while you wear it.

 

  • Adjustable beds and mattresses:Because the human body is naturally shaped in a curve (an “s” shape), flat beds simply don’t provide the support that the body needs during the night. A adjustable bed, such as the Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed, is remote-controlled and adjusts to fit the contours of your body.

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Improving Your Sleep Quality: A Smart New Year Resolution!

With a new year beginning, you’ve probably already considered making a New Year’s Resolution. Some people make resolutions related to their health and wellbeing. Others aim to eat healthier, to exercise more often, and to spend more time relaxing and not stressing themselves out. Regardless of the specific resolution you may have made, you might not realize that improving your sleep quality is one major way to possibly improve many other related health issues.

In fact, it might just be a great idea to make a resolution specifically geared toward getting more sleep. Here are a few tips to help you make (and keep) this resolution:

  • When going to sleep, try to make sure that your bedroom environment is sleep-ready. This means keeping the temperature at a cool level, reducing loud noises that may disrupt your sleep during the night, and keeping your windows covered with blackout curtains to keep your room darker while you sleep.

 

  • Avoiding too much food and drink at night is one important way that healthy people manage to get their recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Try to avoid eating big meals or unhealthy snacks right before bed because this wakes up your body; drinking anything with caffeine (such as coffee or tea) can keep you up, too. Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, as this can negatively affect the quality of your sleep.

 

  • Don’t be scared of making an investment in a new bed, mattress, or pillow! Adjustable beds are great options if you find that you’re waking up during the night in an uncomfortable sleep position or if you wake up with aches and pains. These beds are flexible enough to custom-fit the contours of your body, making it easier to find comfort while sleeping.

Remember: It’s absolutely imperative that you get the right amount of sleep every single night. You’re going to spend around 3,000 hours in your bed this year, so it’s worth the investment to make sure that you’re comfy!

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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How Sleep Can Impact Your Mental Health

Getting a good night’s sleep seems like a harder task than ever before. Between managing all of the stresses of the day, and then making sure that your bedroom environment is conductive to a comfortable sleep position and sleep schedule, there are many factors which can influence your sleep quality.

The fact of the matter is, if you aren’t getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night you can actually putting your health at risk. Not only could your physical health decrease, but your mental and emotional health can be affected, too. Here are some of the most important ways that a healthy sleep schedule can help your mental health:

  1. Sleep and Quality of Life. According to a 2015 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, people who rated their overall quality of life as “very good” or “excellent” typically received 18-23 more minutes of sleep than those who rated their quality of life as “good” or “poor.”

 

  1. Your memory will be better.Research from 2015 found that getting enough sleep every night can double your chances of remembering information which you’ve previously forgotten.

 

  1. You’ll be able to focus on daily tasks.When you’re not getting enough high-quality sleep, focusing on even the simplest tasks can be difficult. Add this to sitting at a desk all day, and you’ll find that it’s pretty hard not to fall asleep at work. In fact, one study from the Harvard Medical School found that 25% of American workers have insomnia, and this costs employers around $63 billion in lost productivity every single year.

 

  1. Decisions won’t be so difficult.Another study from the University of Amsterdam found that decision-making abilities, including decisions made unconsciously, are severely impaired when a person’s sleep quality is not up to par.

However, you manage to get your rest at night, know that high sleep quality is a huge investment for your mental wellbeing and simply can’t be ignored.

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Your Brain on Sleep: How Do You Naturally Wake Up?

Scientists have made some incredible discoveries recently about how the human body and brain rely on sleep to function properly; just as interesting, however, is how the brain processes the “waking” part of your “sleep-wake cycle.”

Without enough sleep at night, the body encounters several psychological and physical problems. It’s estimated that one in every four American workers have insomnia and this costs employers around $63 billion in lost productivity each year; this is because a brain without sleep can’t concentrate, it can’t remember things as well, it makes poor decisions, and emotions can cloud the ability to reason. Physically, poor sleep quality or sleep deprivation causes the body to be hungrier, it’s associated with hypertension and high blood pressure, and it’s linked to stable mental health. Just 18-13 minutes of extra sleep per night can actually influence a person’s overall wellbeing.

The brain allows us to go to sleep at night by producing melatonin, which is a chemical that is produced when natural sunlight disappears and which causes sleepiness. The brain is also governed by an interesting sleep and wake cycle which causes some people to feel most awake during the morning (“early birds”) or at night (“night owls”). Many people find that if they ignore their natural sleep cycles, their sleep quality decreases overall.

How exactly does the brain wake up from sleep, though? There are many smaller factors which can help a person wake up in the morning, such as natural sunlight, the smell of coffee, eating an apple, or taking a cool shower. The brain does naturally wake up on its own, however, and scientists recently discovered that a circuit of electrical activity “lights up” in the hypothalamus and thalamus in the brain when a person begins waking up. Inhibiting these circuits causes a person to become sleepy, but stimulating these circuits can cause rapid wakefulness.

While this doesn’t necessarily provide an immediate solution for insomnia or other sleep disorders (which affect an estimated 50-70 million Americans today), it can help people understand the real biology behind sleep quality, the different stages of sleep, and finding a sleep schedule that provides the most high-quality, undisturbed sleep.

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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The Sense of Sound, How Noises Affect Your Sleep

There are many factors beyond your control which your senses pick up and which influence the quality of your sleep. If you wake up in the middle of the night to find that you’re too hot or cold, just as most people regularly do, your overall sleep quality will decrease. The same goes for sleeping in rooms where bright sunlight shines directly inside, or sleeping in an environment that is noisy.

Sounds have a big impact on your ability to get a good night’s rest, but these impacts can be negative and positive. Here are a few things you need to know about how sound affects your sleep:

  • Even while you’re sleeping, your brain stays active and it processes stimuli from your environment. This is an evolutionary advantage which allowed humans to get rest without putting themselves in danger; now, however, it’s often more of nuisance because small noises or bright lights can disrupt your sleep without really being a threat to your safety.

 

  • You’re most likely to wake up from a foreign noise while you’re in stage 1 or stage 2 of your sleep cycle; stages 3 and 4 are considered “deep sleep,” and these two stages of sleep allow for deeper relaxation. Individual people may differ in their sound sensitivity (e.g., “light sleepers” or “heavy sleepers”) as well.

 

  • White noise can be very beneficial if you live in a noisy environment; in a big city, perhaps, or even in the country with noisy birds that chirp at dawn. White noise creates a muffled background noise that diminishes the loudness of sudden sounds, like a door slamming or a car horn honking. These sounds essentially become amplified when they occur in an otherwise quiet environment.

 

  • Many people find that their overall sleep quality decreases when they’re subjected to constant “noise pollution,” which is a smaller noise that occurs on a constant and disruptive basis. Birds chirping, for example, typically don’t get annoying untilyou’re trying to fall asleep. This “noise pollution” may not even fully wake you up, but it can disrupt your sleep quality by jolting you out of your natural sleep stage cycle.

Many people find it easy to get their seven to nine hours of sleep every night with a little bit of noise in the background, but just as many people feel as though they rarely get a good night’s sleep. When it comes to adjusting your sleep environment, your comfort while sleeping is incredibly important.

 

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Why Napping Could Be a Huge Health Benefit

Getting enough sleep every night isn’t always easy, or even realistic, for many adults today. The thing is, if you aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep each night (and ideally even nine hours of sleep), your physical and mental health is bound to suffer.

Napping is one way that many adults manage to offset the problem of insomnia or waking up during the middle of the night. The problem is, there are still tons of myths hanging around which suggest that napping isn’t a good idea. Here are a few facts about naps, just to set the record straight:

  • Myth: Only kids nap!This definitely isn’t true. In fact, around one-third of all adults say that they take naps during the day, and many people even take short naps while they’re at work. Rather than thinking of sleeping as being a sign of laziness, try thinking of it as a way of recharging your brain and your body.

 

  • Myth: Caffeine will be a good substitution for a nap.This definitely isn’t the case, because caffeine doesn’t have the same effect on your body as sleep does. If you’re feeling just a little sluggish in the afternoon, it might be a good idea to grab a cup of coffee; if you’re so tired that you’re falling asleep sitting up, a real nap might be a better option.

 

  • Myth: If you nap during the day, your sleep schedule will be messed up at night.While you don’t want to offset your sleep schedule by sleeping for a four-hour chunk in the middle of the day, it’s generally agreed by sleep experts that a solid 30-minute nap is enough to refresh you without causing disruption to your overall sleep schedule or sleep quality.

When it comes to improving your overall sleep quality, it’s important to understand that every small investment is a worthwhile one.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring

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Are Age and Sleep Connected?

Your brain plays a critical role in the timing of your sleep and waking up habits, but sometimes other factors including our own behavior can affect our sleep routine. Age, jet lag, and work can also all dramatically influence your sleeping patterns.

If you are “crashing” when you hit the bed, then you may be sleep deprived. The ideal time it usually takes a person to fall asleep is somewhere between 10-15 minutes. Everyone has their own cycle and every person is different, but this may be a sign that your body is craving more sleep.

Everybody also has a natural alarm clock which enables people to wake up when they want. This natural alarm clock is caused by a burst of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropic. This hormone is usually highest in the early morning between 6-8 am and lowest in the evening between 6- 11 pm.

All sorts of distractions can affect a person’s sleep cycle. Even distractions such as tiny little rays from an alarm clock can be a huge distraction for falling asleep and staying asleep. If you miss about five days of even partial sleep, you’ll could feel the way you would after 3 drinks.

Figuring out a continuous sleep schedule is important to your health today and as you get older. Taking every measure to ensure a good night’s sleep is important at any age, so take care of your body, and you will reap the rewards.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Try Good Sleeping Habits

Making your sleeping routine your own is a very important part of getting a good night’s sleep. Some of the following things are recommendations to help you get a good balance of sleep to keep you energized and feeling refreshed when you wake up.

Napping too close to your bedtime can really be advantageous to getting a full 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Making your room comfortable for bed can also be very helpful too and can help you achieve a relaxed state. A quiet, dark and pleasantly cool environment can be one of the most helpful to promote a sound sleep.

Keep the temperature somewhere between 60 to 75 degrees with your room well ventilated. Mattresses should also be replaced every 8-10 years as well as having clean linens for your bed. Remember, you can set the stage for a great night’s sleep!

If a pet keeps you up at night, making sure they aren’t in the room when you go to bed can be helpful. But sometimes it can be the opposite. Pets have been known to provide comfort and be very calming for individuals who may have trouble sleeping.

Lastly, go to sleep when you are truly tired. When your day is over and you feel your eyes drifting, don’t try to stay awake. Try maybe having a light snack, a cup of non-caffeinated tea and then slip into your pajamas. Keep some sort of routine for bed and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed every morning.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Are you Wondering What Style of Adjustable Bed is the Best for You?

If you’re currently wondering what style of adjustable bed might be the best choice for you and your partner, please continue to read this post, and then explore the different makes and models of Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds. Plus Our 30-Day In Home Trial insures your total satisfaction. Keep it if you like it, return it if you don’t! No questions asked. As you explore your adjustable bed options, here are three types of mattresses you might consider choosing from:

 

  • Memory Foam: available in 8-10 and 12-inch thickness. The 10 and 12-inch thickness types, come standard with cool gel topper and Ultra Suede Border.
  • Euro Top: This wonderful mattress has 660 foam encased individually wrapped coils and a shock absorbing base.
  • Dual/Plush Firm:With adjustable Bonnell springs, this mattress tops all other brands. Remember, you can choose any mattress type with any size mattress.
  • Luxury Firm: With a shock absorbing safety base and thick comfort foam, this type of mattress may be just what your body is craving!
  • Plush Soft: Our plush, soft mattress has 2 layers of hyper soft quilt foam and an extra thick topper. If extra comfort is what you are looking for, then this just may be the type of mattress that will provide you with an extra soothing feel.

 

 

Please visit our website for more details and remember: Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Is an Adjustable Bed Just What You Need?

Many people believe that they can’t get electric beds for the home, but this is simply untrue. This option is ideal for many who may have conditions, such as low back pain that may keep them up at night.

Additionally, although the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  recommended that adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, many people are unable to get that much rest, often due to stress and discomfort. Those who sleep fewer than seven hours per night are more likely to report unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once per month than those who get more sleep. The answer for some people may be to find a bed that adjusts to their individual comfort levels.

The ability to adjust a bed doesn’t just help with lack of sleep. It can also help provide some help for some health conditions. Our Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.
Also, if you have been thinking that twin size beds are the only option for adjustable mattresses, think again. Full and queen beds are popular choices for one or more people, and king size adjustable beds give sleepers plenty of room to spread out. Several of these models can come with dual controls to help each partner get an optimum level of sleep. Those who order such beds can also choose from a number of different mattress types, including adjustable memory foam beds.

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REM Sleep

REM sleep or rapid eye movement basically is when your body is paralyzed but your brain is completely active. Here’s a breakdown of what happens.

First your brain is racing, your eyes are rapidly moving behind your closed eye lids all the while thinking and dreaming crazy things. Your heart rate will speed up to daytime levels along with your breathing and your body temp will start to rise as well as your blood pressure.

Lastly, your fight-or-flight response or sympathetic nervous system is twice as active when you are sleeping. Interestingly so though, despite all of this activity going on in your body, the body hardly moves. Occasionally there will be little twitches here and there but all your muscles besides the ones needed for breathing and eye movement are basically dormant.

REM sleep is sais to only happen about 3 to 5 times a night (or every 90 minutes). The first time REM sleep occurs, it usually only lasts for a few minutes but continues to grow as the sleep cycle continues. Over time, during the course of the night the longest an REM sleep period may last is up to a half-hour.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Resetting Your Brain for a Better Night’s Sleep

There are specific brain structures and chemicals that produce the states of sleeping and waking.  Everyone has an internal clock that helps the brain regulate a daily rhythm.

An internal clock becomes a part of you during the first months of your life. It controls your body temperature, blood pressure, and release of hormones as well as the daily ups and downs of a person’s biological pattern.

This daily rhythm gives people the desire to sleep the most between the hours of midnight and dawn, and sometimes in the midafternoon. Studies have shown that when researchers instruct a group of people to stay awake for 24 hours, many fell asleep despite their best efforts to stay awake. The researchers found that the unplanned naps were taken around 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Although many people sleep during the night because of the circadian or daily rhythm, many people who work on weekdays nap in the afternoon on weekends. Many societies take naps in the afternoon which is actually a norm. A 10-20-minute cat nap can actually be very helpful to get a good energy boost. Another thing to try is taking a one to two hour afternoon nap which can help you get a shorter night’s sleep if you are sleeping too much during the night.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Are Pets in the Bedroom a Problem?’ Study Shows That Many Pet Owners Sleep Better

If you have a furry friend at home, you probably already have a preference for bedtime routines: either your pet keeps you company at night or he/she has to sleep in the designated pet bed. But if you do let your pet snuggle up with you, is it helping or hurting your sleep schedule? For a long time, pet owners could only speculate; recently, however, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic conducted a study to find an official answer.

What was their verdict?

According to the findings of the study, “Are Pets in the Bedroom a Problem?”, the majority of pet owners do benefit from having their pets nearby.

Data collected from 150 individuals from the Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona found that 49% of the subjects were pet owners and 56% of this pet-owning group allowed their four-legged friend to sleep in their bedroom. The majority of pet owners (41%) stated that the presence of their pet at night was not a bother, and some people even said that it helped their sleep quality; 20% stated that their pet was too disruptive to allow them a good night’s sleep if kept in the bedroom.

According to the study, many pet owners felt more comfortable and safer when their pets slept nearby; one woman described her two small dogs as “bed warmers,” while another respondent described her cat as “soothing.” Of course, there are naturally some exceptions depending on the pet involved: one woman who kept a parrot in her bedroom admitted that “it consistently squawked at 6 a.m.”

The main conclusion of the study, it seems, is simply that every person is a little bit different when it comes to their preferred sleeping arrangements. The important thing to remember is that the quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity. It’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, but 43% of Americans admit that they don’t get enough sleep (and would feel better if they did).

Considering that a healthy sleep schedule would result in around 3,000 hours spent on your mattress each year, it’s important to make sure your sleeping environment is as comfortable as possible! Maybe that means upgrading your flat bed to an adjustable bed, or maybe it means allowing your pet to cuddle under the covers at night. Regardless of how you can improve your comfort while sleeping, the important thing is to make sure you receive the quality sleep you need.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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How Natural Light and Artificial Light Affects Your Sleep

Ever feel like you simply can’t get a good night’s sleep? There are plenty of reasons why you might not be able to get comfortable, but you may have forgotten about the importance of the environmental factors in your bedroom. In fact, many people don’t realize that the visual factors in their bedroom, such as the amount of light and the type of light, play a major role in helping (or hurting) sleep quality.

Here are just a few ways that the light in your bedroom affects your ability to fall asleep, to stay asleep, and your overall comfort while sleeping.

  • If you’re very adamant about maintaining a strict sleep schedule, you may have already found out that your body’s sleep and wake schedules adjust naturally to the sunlight. When the sun begins to go down and your body doesn’t see as much sunlight, it begins releasing a chemical called melatonin and this actually makes you sleepy.

 

  • If you’re having trouble falling asleep at night, make sure that you aren’t stimulating your brain by keeping too many lights on; even though most artificial light doesn’t have the same effect as natural sunlight, it can still keep your body awake. It’s often recommended to start dimming the lights in your room about an hour before you go to bed, so that your body begins relaxing and getting ready for sleep.

 

  • Last but not least, try to limit your use of electronics before bed. According to theNational Sleep Foundation, it’s estimated that around 95% of adults use their phone, tablet, or computer right before going to bed. This can disrupt your sleep schedule because the light given off by the device is a very specific type of light that seems to disrupt the circadian rhythm.

It is very important to give your body the rest it needs, which is probably between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Nevertheless, many Americans say they aren’t getting enough sleep each night.

Of course, there are other factors that affect your sleep as well, and it’s important to address all of these issues. Adjustable beds and adjustable mattresses may help you get a better night’s rest. Find out more about why a Craftmatic® is an amazing sleep system.
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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Comfort Levels AND Your Sleep Quality

The comfort of your bedroom environment plays a big role in how well you’re able to fall asleep and stay asleep, but if you’re like most people, you’ve never known just how big of a role it plays.

Here a few ways to adjust the environmental factors in your bedroom that determine your sleep quality and comfort while sleeping:

  • Your body naturally sweats or shivers while you sleep in order to keep your internal temperature at an optimal level. Unfortunately, if your room is too hot or too cold, you may find that you’re waking up during the night because your body isn’t able to adjust naturally. In fact, many people wake up during the night because of a temperature-related issue. According to theNational Sleep Foundation, the majority of people will be most comfortable sleeping in a room set around 65 degrees.

 

  • The fabric of your bed, pillows, and mattress all play a role in your sleep quality; even your pajamas could be contributing to poor sleep. It’s not always the best idea to sleep with heavy blankets, thick pajamas, or on an ultra-firm mattress. Breathable fabrics are often recommended for sheets and pajamas, and finding a pillow and mattress that supports your body is more important than sleeping on a firm bed. Many people find that adjustable beds provide the best support because adjustable mattresses are designed to provide contoured support for each individual.

 

  • Lastly, make sure that you aren’t sleeping on an old mattress or pillow. A high-quality mattress has an expected lifespan of nine to 10 years, although a lower-quality mattress might last even less time than that. Your pillow will also naturally lose its firmness and shape over time, so make sure to replace it if you find that you’re waking up with aches and pains in the morning.

There are so many factors that can affect your sleep, but one thing is clear: it’s absolutely essential to make sure that you’re getting enough sleep to feel rested during the day. Everyone’s body is a little bit different when sleeping is concerned, so it’s important to find what works for you!

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

 

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The Real Story Behind Snoring, And What You Can Do About It

Snoring affects so many people and yet it’s something that many people still feel hesitant to talk about. It’s a little bit embarrassing to be the person who snores loud enough to wake up the neighbors, but it’s important to realize that snoring is incredibly common, it’s possible to treat, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

What exactly is snoring?

The National Sleep Foundation describes snoring as “noisy breathing,” although the sound itself can vary from a soft gargle sound to a sharp nasal sound. The sound occurs only when you sleep because the muscles in the throat relax, causing the tongue to fall backward and to obstruct the air passage in the throat. This narrower passage causes tissues in the throat to vibrate, and these vibrations are what we call “snoring.”

Who is most likely to suffer from it?

Men are far more likely to snore than women, and people who are overweight are more at risk as well. People become more likely to develop a habit of snoring as they age.

Is there anything that increases your tendency to snore?

Yes, there are some very common factors that facilitate snoring. If you’re ill and your respiratory system isn’t working properly (this often means that your nasal passages and throat are congested/inflamed), you might begin to snore at night until it’s cleared up. Sleeping flat on your back also increases your risk of snoring, and muscle relaxants (including alcohol) have been known to increase this risk as well.

Are there any serious side effects of snoring?

The biggest disadvantage of snoring is simply the disruption of sleep (and possibly the disruption of your partner’s sleep schedule, too). This may not seem like a serious side effect, but chronic sleep deprivation has many potential health risks. It’s estimated that around 70-90 million Americans have sleep and wakefulness disorders (and 91% of Americans say they wake up in the middle of the night); many of these cases are connected to snoring.

Can snoring be treated?

While there isn’t exactly a “cure” for the common case of snoring, there are ways to mitigate the effects. Lifestyle changes, such as reducing alcohol consumption before bed, may help. Many people benefit from nasal and oral appliances that keep the airways open, and many people also find that adjustable beds provide relief.

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Feeling Sore When You Wake Up? It’s Not You, It may be Your Flat Bed!

Have you ever woken up in the morning to find that your low back was hurting? Maybe you feel a dull ache in your lower back that never seems to go away. Maybe you just wake up during the night, seemingly without reason, and you can’t get back to sleep. The fact is, if you’ve got a normal flat bed that most people sleep on, it isn’t surprising that many Americans wake up during the night.

Considering that the average person spends about 3,000 hours per year lying in bed, which (ideally) equates to around seven to nine hours of sleep per night, your body can really be hurting if you aren’t sleeping on a good mattress.

The human spine is naturally formed in an “S” shape, and for those who prefer to sleep on their back, a flat mattress leaves empty space where the neck, lower back, and legs (around the knees) aren’t supported. This results in muscle tension after a while because your body has to support itself during sleep. This is actually the reason why you sleep on a pillow, because without that informal method of contouring your neck would be completely unsupported. It wouldn’t just be difficult to fall asleep without the contoured support; it could also be pretty painful upon waking up.

The average person adjusts their body while sleeping in order to accommodate for this lack of support, but if you’re very tired and/or you don’t move much while you sleep, you could end up spending the whole night sleeping on your back (thereby causing tension in the muscles for hours).

Sleeping on your side or on your stomach may provide relief, but it doesn’t come without a host of problems too. These positions often cut off circulation in the limbs, and there’s the notorious problem of discomfort around your knees and lower back (which some people try to fix with a pillow to separate the knees).

For this very reason, adjustable beds and adjustable mattresses are becoming more popular. Adjustable electric beds provide a solution where flat beds simply fail, because the adjustable mattress can be contoured to fit your body. And because everyone’s body is shaped differently and needs different levels of support, the adjustable mattresses can be made from a variety of materials depending on what you need.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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The Importance of Getting the Sleep Your Body Needs

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your body and your mind. There has recently been a lot of focus in the medical community about why sleep is so important, also about what happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep.

To understand a bit more about why a high-quality bed, such as the Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed, is such a wise investment, here are just a few benefits of getting your recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night:

  1. You’ll find that there are some incredible safety benefits during your waking hours when you make sleep a priority. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who receive less than seven hours of sleep per night are more likely to fall asleep during the day at least once every month, compared to people who receive at least seven hours of sleep per night. Fatigue is a common reason car accidents occur.

 

  1. Receiving more sleep is also beneficial for emotional and mental health, too. The NHLBI states that sleep deficiency is connected to poor decision making, poor concentration, and an increased likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, your brain isn’t quite “on top of its game,” so to speak. You’ll have a harder time retaining information, feeling motivated to work, and even coping with change in your environment.

Sleep should be considered an investment and it should always be prioritized. So many people just do not get as much sleep as they need, and this can have a very tangible effect on their overall quality of life. Giving yourself enough time to sleep is important, but it’s just as important to make sure that your bed, mattress, and pillow are all optimized for your comfort. With so many styles of adjustable beds and adjustable bed mattresses available, it isn’t hard to find the perfect bed for your body.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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How Electronics Contribute to Decreased Quality of Sleep

There are a few obvious factors that affect the quality of your sleep: everything from the amount of sunlight in your bedroom to the quality of your mattress can have a major effect on your comfort while sleeping. Many people don’t realize, however, that using electronics (such as cellphones and tablets) right before bed can cause serious damage to a person’s overall sleep quality.

Here are just a few things you should know about how electronics affect your sleep schedule:

  • According to theNational Sleep Foundation, the blue light that electronic screens emit has been connected to wakefulness. This light produces a chemical effect in the brain similar to what natural sunlight produces, and it signals the brain to wake up the body.

 

  • Without this stimulation, the brain would otherwise be producing a hormone called melatonin and this would cause the body to feel sleepy. When melatoninisn’t produced, a person is more likely to have trouble falling asleep. Without melatonin, it’s very hard to get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep you need each night.

 

  • Not only does the light of a cellphone or tablet disturb your biological processes of falling asleep at night, but simply having a mobile device close to your bed can cause stress. Instead of separating from work and other obligations, it’s common for people to use this time before bed to catch up on emails, chat with a friend, or browse through the news headlines of the day. It comes as no surprise, then, that 43% of American teens and adults say they’re unable to get a good night’s sleep during the week, and it’s estimated that one in every four American adults has insomnia.

Along with “powering down” before going to bed, there are other ways to make sure that you can fall asleep quickly and stay sleeping throughout the night. Many people find that reading a book (i.e., a printed book) is a good way to separate their minds from the stresses of the day. Soothing flavors/scents, such as chamomile and lavender, are popular natural remedies to help you relax. Many people also find that they’re able to relax when they sleep on an adjustable bed with a mattress that can be adjusted in order to provide contoured support.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Improving your Sleep Environment

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important especially when you have a huge list of things to do the next day. Making sure your bedroom is comfortable before going to sleep is a huge part of feeling relaxed and rested.

A good night’s rest can come easier by making a consistent effort to relax before bed. A bedtime routine that helps your brain wind down and rids you of the day’s stresses is a helpful one indeed. But here are some things to know to help get you into that routine.

First, keep your room cool. A bedroom that is too hot or cold can disrupt your sleeping schedule. But finding a good temperature for you where you are comfortable and don’t have to keep moving the sheets on and off you is important.

Next, try to get rid of or avoid any loud noises. Earplugs are a great alternative too as well as special sound machines that generate anything from a rain fall to white noise. There are also many apps that allow you to do this as well.

Lastly, having a comfy bed is a huge part in getting a good night’s sleep. If you are waking up sore and drowsy you might need to invest in a new mattress, pillows, or even bedding. Experiment and take time finding the perfect bed set for you.

Your bed should be that safe place you go when you’re tired, but if you are tired and your sleep environment is not conductive to a good night’s sleep, then you may not be able to sleep at all.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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The Most Common Myths About Sleeping — Debunked!

Getting the proper amount of sleep these days isn’t always easy. There are so many things to do, and so many ways to get distracted, that it can be difficult to consider your sleep to be a priority.

There are many different ways you can make sure that your body gets the sleep it needs, and it all starts with being knowledgeable about why sleep is so important. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions about sleep:

Myth: When you sleep, your entire body becomes inactive.

 

  • Fact: As more research is conducted on the topic, we’re learning that the human brain is very much “awake” during periods of sleep. This is when the brain stores memories and “recharges” so that you can wake up and feel ready to take on the day physically and

 

  • Myth: You can catch up on sleep you miss.

 

  • Fact: When you don’t get enough sleep one week, you can’t just “make up for it” the next week by sleeping more than usual. This is an especially serious misconception, and because of it, many teens and adults don’t prioritize their sleep schedules. In fact, 43% of teens and adults say they don’t get enough sleep during the week and 46% of parents with young children say they never get enough sleep.

 

  • Myth: Being tired during the day is a result of not prioritizing your sleep.

 

  • Fact: While daytime sleepiness couldbe the result of getting fewer than seven hours of sleep, it could also mean that your sleep quality is very poor. Low-quality sleep is usually a result of waking up during the night and/or not going through REM cycles during sleep. It could mean that outside factors are affecting your comfort while sleeping. Many people treat this issue by investing in a adjustable bed, by changing the temperature of their room, or by making sure that no light enters the room during the night.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Being Stressed Won’t Help You Sleep

Stress and sleep don’t go well together. This article should help you find ways to de-stress from a hard day and help you get a good night’s sleep to feel refreshed for a new day. If you have sleepless nights on stressful days, try to take note of why you are stressed. Hopefully this helps you get done whatever you need to do the next day.

Try Re-thinking

Managing your thoughts is a great way to help your mind if you can’t stop worrying. Sometimes things are out of our control and the stresses of that can cause you to lose sleep. A great tip to help you clear up some of that stress is to learn to really evaluate your problems. Replacing irrational fears with productive thoughts and plans can really help.

By learning to handle stress in a more effective way which includes maintaining your calm, using your time wisely, and creating a positive outlook, can help you to feel better and be more energized. You may also need to seek the consult of a physician who can help you get control of your stress.

Relaxing is great for anyone and everyone, especially those who struggle getting to sleep. Below, please find some simple relaxation techniques that help you breathe and put your mind in a safe, calm place for sleep. Please review these helpful tips that may help you get a better night’s sleep:

Deep breaths: Try taking deep breaths in through your noise and exhale through your mouth, each breath deeper and longer than the last.

Muscle relaxation: Start with your toes and feel each part of your body. Become mindful or each part of your body and try to contract and retract all your muscles.

Imagine a peaceful place: Close your eyes and try to visualize a place that you feel calm and collected. Concentrate deeply on how this place makes you feel and try to remember that feeling when you are drifting to sleep.

Counting sheep isn’t always a good plan when you can’t fall asleep. Hopefully, the above tips will help you receive a better night’s rest.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Relaxing and Unwinding Before Bed

You will sleep easier and more soundly if you are consistently trying to relax and unwind before bed. Having a peaceful and an actual routine before bed can send powerful signals to your brain that tell you it’s time to settle down and let go of the stresses from your day.

Make Your Room Right!

It’s really important to keep your room dark, cool, and quiet. Having too much noise in your room can really put a hold on your sleeping schedule. Certain manufactures have created special sound machines that you can purchase to drown out other noises that may annoy you. Even having a fan running while you sleep can make a huge difference. If sleeping with a fan or sound machine doesn’t work, try earplugs as a sound blocking option.

Another pointer to remember for falling asleep comfortably is to keep your room cool. A bedroom that is too hot or too cold can really interfere with getting a good night’s sleep. Also, you may want to choose to wear loose and comfortable night time apparel.

Making sure your bed is comfortable is a big part of getting a good rest as well. Having a comfy mattress and enough room to spread out may help you feel refreshed in the morning. A lot of people suffer from a bad back and sleeping on a mattress that causes you to wake up with a sore back or achy neck is not going to help you sleep. It may be time to invest in a new mattress. If it is, take a look at our adjustable bed options. There are many different styles and options for you to choose from.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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What to do When You Can’t Fall Back Asleep

It’s fairly normal to wake-up a few times during the night especially since most of the time you won’t remember it. But if you are consistently waking up during all hours of night and having trouble falling back asleep, the following tips may help.

The main key to getting back to sleep is to stay in a relaxed state, physically and mentally. It’s not an easy task but once you are awake it’s even harder to go back to sleep. Stress and anxiety try to keep your body and mind awake but a good way to relax yourself back to sleep is to take a deep breath in and let it out. Try to avoid thinking about the stresses of the next day.

Meditation?

Meditation and other relaxations techniques like visual and muscle relaxation can really help you get to bed. Rest and relaxation help rejuvenate your body so including meditation or muscle relaxation to your bedtime ritual can really be beneficial.

And lastly, try a quiet non-stimulating activity such as reading a book. Keeping the lights dim and avoiding caffeine may help you fall asleep faster.

Having a repetitive bedtime routine is really one of the most beneficial ways to having a good night’s rest.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Some Distractions Before Bed

Long days in the office away from natural light can impact how awake you are and can make your brain sleepy as well. Things like LED lights and TV’s/computer screens can actually make your body think it’s time to wake up.

Little things like feeling the light on your face from the sun can actually help you wake up. Setting a time that is easy for you to wake up and sticking to it is very important. Try your morning coffee outside, in the daylight even. Daylight is very good for you, and can actually boost your mood. If you work in an office, try to take your breaks outside. Another great way to keep awake during the day is to let as much natural light into your home/or office.

Try to avoid TV screens and monitors at least 2 hours before bedtime. If you keep your television on to try to fall asleep because of the dark, try a night light that won’t be as harsh on your eyes. Keeping the lights down and it dark while your sleeping or getting ready to sleep is another trick that could help you get a good night’s sleep.

And lastly, for all you readers before bed, there are products that are meant for reading before bed. Do a search on what some of those products may be and how they are recommended for night time readers. We found one that may help called the Nook Glow Light. This light may help you determine when it is time to go to bed without being distracted by a light.

These are just a few ways to help your sleeping schedule out. Whether it’s turning off your television or going for a light walk before bed, these are the helpful ways to keep you energetic during your day.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Foods and Drinks to Avoid Before Bed

The eating habits you may have during the day can affect a big part in how well you sleep. It’s really important that you actually watch what you eat before bedtime because it could affect your sleeping hours.

Some Foods and Drink to Avoid

Caffeine can keep you up ten to twelve hours after drinking it. While you don’t need to space out your caffeine intake and sleep schedule that much, making sure that you don’t have caffeine at least a couple hours before bed will help you get a better night’s sleep.

Another big tip for a good night’s rest is to avoid heavy rich foods at least two hours before bed. A lot of foods can be spicy and acidic which can cause heartburn or stomach problems. Try having a light snack before bed if you are hungry, maybe like half a turkey sandwich or a banana.

Understandably, after a long day at work, maybe you’d like to relax with a glass of wine. Just be sure to stay away from alcohol a few hours before bedtime. Alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, but it will interfere with your sleep schedule.

Try sticking to water or decaffeinated tea before bed. Frequent trips to the bathroom can cause you to lose sleep. Caffeinated drinks are even worse because they act as a diuretic.

Knowing how to adjust your body to a normal sleeping schedule is really important and will help you feel energized and refreshed the next day.

 

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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When Counting Sheep Doesn’t Work

Sometimes even if you try and try to fall asleep and you can’t, it may be time to consult a physician. If you have tried all the tips and tricks that go along with trying to fall asleep, you may be troubled by a sleep disorder. Please see below the following symptoms:
Some Symptoms for Sleep Disorders
Falling asleep at random times of the day can be a huge pointer to a sleep disorder. Along with that, another symptom could be constant sleepiness or fatigue in the daytime. These kinds of problems can definitely affect your progress at work and finding a solution is very important. It is also important that you take care of your health and look into certain solutions for your possible sleeping disorder.

A few other symptoms could be loud snoring with pauses in breathing, frequent morning headaches and/or crawling sensations in your legs or arms at night. These problems plus a lack of sleep can really put a hold on your life.

If you find yourself experiencing any of these sleep symptoms, maybe try making a sleeping chart to track your sleeping habits. This could really help you or your doctor find the best plan for you.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Exercise Equals a Good Night’s Rest

Studies show that exercising regularly can help improve health and may help you feel less drowsy and more energized during the day.

Not all of us have time do work out for 2 hours a day, but even a light walk at the end of the night can help improve your sleep and have you feeling more rested.

Exercise is Not Everything

Just remember that exercise is not a quick fix. Focusing on an exercise that really benefits you is a huge part of the process. Although it can take a few months to get into a routine, you will see the differences in everyday life as well as night time life. Better sleep will follow with a better routine.

Having your sleep messed up from exercising too close to bed time can be a problem. Hormones are being released during a workout and can keep you from sleeping. Try working out in the morning or afternoon if night doesn’t work for you.

Having about 3 hours of relation time before bed could help you wind down for the night. Sometimes if you are working out too close to bedtime, you may not be able to fall asleep. If this happens, try moving your workout routine to an earlier hour. For a lot of people, it may take up to 6 hours for the body to fully cool down after a vigorous workout.

Try Yoga!

Yoga or gentle stretching is also a great way to do little exercises during the day.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Exercise Can Equal a Good Night’s Rest

Studies show that exercising regularly can help improve health and may help you feel less drowsy. Getting into a daily exercise routine can also help you feel more energized during the day.

Not all of us have time to work out for 2 hours a day, but even a light walk at the end of the night can help improve your sleep and have you feeling more rested the next day. It can also be therapeutic to think about and review the activities of the day before retiring.

Just remember that exercise is not a quick fix. Focusing on an exercise that really benefits you is a huge part of the process. Although it may take a few months to get into a routine, you will see the differences in your everyday life as well as night time life. Better sleep will follow with a better routine.

It is also helpful if you are exercising during the day and not at a later time closer to your regular bed time. Hormones are being released during a workout and can keep you from sleeping. Try working out in the morning or afternoon if nighttime doesn’t work for you.

Having about 3 hours of relation time before bed could also help you wind down for the night. Sometimes if you are working out too close to bedtime, you may not be able to fall asleep. If this happens, try moving your workout routine to an earlier hour. For a lot of people, it may take up to 6 hours for the body to fully cool down after a vigorous workout. Yoga or gentle stretching is also a great way to do little exercises during the day.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Electric Bed Controls: Easy as 1-2-3

Owning an adjustable electric bed may sound confusing, but these beds are actually a lot more straightforward than you might think. Our adjustable beds come with the capacity to control the bed remotely, as you do with your TV. By using the controls on your electric bed, you get access to a number of features, including:

  1. Upper body controls: Did you know that sleeping at an incline can help prevent you from bending your legs or curling up your spine? This feature also allows you to sit upright in bed to read or relax comfortably, just as you would on a couch or in your favorite recliner. Sleeping upright can also reduce or ease light and occasional snoring, which can keep you and your partner happy.
  2. Lower body controls: Other people may find that they need to sleep with their legs raised. This is especially true for those who have leg swelling. You can raise your legs and feet just a little bit in an adjustable bed, or you can completely elevate them with your adjustable mattress to possibly help poor local blood circulation of the legs.
  3. Controls for extra features: Our adjustable beds don’t just raise and lower. They also provide additional features that can give you even more of the comfort you desire. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension.

As you can see, using an adjustable bed is as easy as 1-2-3. Which adjustable bed features appeal to you the most? Let us know what you look for in an electric bed when you place your order.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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How to Find the Right Size Adjustable Double Beds for You and a Partner

A good night’s sleep may sound easy for some to achieve, but others know that it can take some time to get comfortable and nod off. According to the National Sleep Foundation, if you lie in bed for more than 15 to 20 minutes tossing and turning, you may see a reduction in the quality of your sleep. However, if you’re one of many who has trouble getting to sleep at night, it may not be you. It could actually be your mattress. Adjustable mattresses present an alternative to the flat mattresses that so many people have. They let you sleep with your head at an incline, and the National Sleep Foundation reports that they can help ease low back pain and take pressure off certain points of the body. Getting the right size and features, however, is crucial for your comfort. Twin beds may be fine for one, but if you need enough room for two, you’ll need to compare the sizes of different adjustable beds. Here are the three sizes you can choose from:

* Double/Full Beds: These beds are 54 inches across and can sleep two comfortably. They are typically about 74 inches long, but there are extra-long models available for those who need more leg room. These differ from twin beds, which are only about 39 inches across.

* Queen Beds: At 60 inches wide, queen size adjustable beds offer each partner a little bit more room. With five feet of room, this is plenty for two people to lie comfortably next to one another.

* King Beds: King size adjustable beds offer a whopping 78 inches of space. They are either 80 or 84 inches long, making them closer in shape to a square than a rectangle. They offer enough room for two people to lie comfortably and spread out next to each other.

Single or dual controls? One thing that most people don’t realize about adjustable beds is that they have more options than you might expect. While most adjustable beds only raise and lower to one setting, Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds come with dual controls in order to adjust each side. Dual adjustable beds may be ideal for partners who have radically different sleeping needs. What about extra features? The options don’t just end at the different sizes of adjustable beds.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

Which styles of adjustable beds do you think would work best for you? Contact us today to begin exploring these adjustable bed options.

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Comparison Shop These Styles of Adjustable Beds with This Handy List

Going bed shopping can be tricky enough, but for some people, a conventional flat mattress just isn’t enough to choose from. If you happen to need more comfort than what the average mattress can offer, then you may be one of these disappointed shoppers. However, there is an option for you that can dramatically improve the way you sleep.

Most people sleep on flat mattresses that may put pressure on their spines. However, sleeping with the head at an incline, as the National Sleep Foundation recommends, can help take pressure off your back and other points of the body, and it can even help with conditions such as low back pain. The solution? Sleeping in an adjustable bed.

Today there are a number of styles of adjustable beds, which come in different sizes and with a number of additional features. If you’re comparison shopping for adjustable beds, here are four categories you don’t want to ignore when making a purchase:

Sizes When Considering Buying an Adjustable Bed

One of the first things you’ll likely think about is which size bed will work best for you. Sizes of adjustable beds range from twin adjustable beds to king size beds, so there’s a size for everyone. Take into account first who will be sleeping in the bed. If it’s only you, then a twin bed may be a good fit. Double, queen, and king size adjustable beds, however, can sleep two comfortably. Mattress types. From pillow top-style beds to memory foam mattresses, and coil spring, there are all kinds of options for your mattress. These mattresses also vary in thickness and firmness, so you get the chance to choose something that’s perfect for your comfort level.

Single and Dual Controls

All adjustable beds have at least one control, so they can raise and lower the upper and lower body to your specifications. However, queen and king size beds are also available with dual controls, so each partner can choose customized settings for his or her side of the bed. Thankfully, there’s no cord connected to the bed that will get twisted or become hard to reach. Adjustable beds with these controls also come with a wireless controller, similar to a TV remote.

Additional Options

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

Which styles of adjustable beds do you think would work best for you? Contact us today to begin exploring these adjustable bed options.

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What’s Keeping You from a Good Night’s Sleep?

A good night’s sleep is more than just a good night’s sleep. It’s poor sleep costs this country more than just a restless night. It costs us unproductivity, accidents in the workplace as well as the road and unhappy relationships because of people’s irritability. Economic productivity can suffer when a significant percentage of the workforce is chronically tired. Plus, social relationships can be stretched to the point of breaking, thanks to an ever-present irritability due to lack of quality, restful sleep.

A number of factors can contribute to a poor night’s sleep. When you go to bed is important. What you do before you go to bed is important (the less screen time, the better). What may be most important of all is what you sleep on and in, from your mattress to your clothes to where you lay your head.

Many people find they get more restful sleep when they are stretched out in their living room recliners than when they lie down in their beds. This is because recliners place the spine in a more natural position than traditional flat mattresses. If this sounds like you, an adjustable bed may be the answer. Adjustable bed mattresses can put you in what is known in the medical world as the Fowlers position, which provides the ideal support for a good night’s sleep.

What do you wear to bed? Tight-fitting pajamas (or no pajamas at all) can make it too difficult for your skin to adjust, causing dermal tension that can keep you from sleeping deeply or even keep you awake. Looser clothing acts as an intermediary between your skin and the bedsheets, allowing both to shift and adjust without undue strain or tension.

Here’s a good pillow test: fold your pillow in half and let go. If it doesn’t spring back flat, you need to buy a new one. Worn-out pillows can exacerbate shoulder, neck, and back pain by forcing the head into an uncomfortable position all night long, which makes for a restless night and a painful day. Make sure you understand what your favorite sleeping position is to test whether your pillow is ready for replacement. The best pillows for back- and stomach-sleepers are thin, while the best pillows for side-sleepers are thicker, to keep the neck aligned with the rest of the spine.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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Adjustable Beds Have the Latest Technology

Today’s adjustable beds come with amazing technology. The Craftmatic® Monaco adjustable bed models come with the latest technology in Wireless two-way Wi-Fi remote control with LED screen and digital clock. You can even download an application* on your iPhone® or iPod touch® to operate your Monaco Royalle and Monaco Grande Supreme. (This communication bridge is sold separately.) Our Features Are Above and Beyond

Our adjustable beds are superior, built and constructed well. The Monaco Models are fully equipped with a dual, full-body wave massage and also offer optional full body soothing heat control. As in every one of our bed models, the Monaco comes with over 1001 posture perfect positions allowing you to raise your head and legs to a comfortable sleeping position that is perfect for you. With all of our features, models and sizes, the team at Craftmatic® are sure that you will find the perfect adjustable bed.

Snore Silencing Feature and More!

Many people snore, and this can be annoying to your partner or loved one. Our Monaco’s Snore Silencing feature helps you to alleviate disturbing snores by re-positioning your sleeping partner without waking them up. The Craftmatic® Monaco model also comes standard with an automatic sleep timer that allows you to gently transition from activity position to sleep position at the times specified by you. With all of these amazing features, why would you ever want to sleep in a regular flat mattress ever again! This amazing feature has the capacity to provide a wonderful way for you to awake from an amazing night’s sleep, but it will also help you to start your day calmly and ready for the day.

The Monaco also comes with an audio alarm for those users who seek a more traditional way to start the day.

And for those times where you lose the remote, a remote locator feature helps find your missing remote control. Wallhugger engineering is also a standard feature in this technologically advanced sleep system. Plus our motors allow up to 600 pounds of lifting capacity. Since Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds are designed for maximum comfort and durability your Craftmatic representative will suggest the right Bed for you and your budget. Please Call 1-800-245-0205 for a free price quote today.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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If You Enjoy Convenience and Creature Comforts, Why Not Get an Adjustable Electric Bed?

With the fast pace of technological advancement today, everything is being manufactured to provide the most comfortable and convenient experience for consumers. Drivers no longer have to crane their necks to back out of a parking space. Instead, they can just look at the backup cameras in their cars. Getting lost while out driving is no longer an issue with GPS in every smartphone, and connecting to the internet is simple when every public place seems to have WiFi.

The same level of comfort, of course, should be expected with how you sleep. There has to be a better way than sleeping on a flat, stiff mattress that doesn’t conform to the shape of your body. One possibility, especially if you happen to suffer from discomfort, is to choose an adjustable electric bed. Our beds allow you to place your legs and feet and/or your head and torso at an incline for a more relaxing night of sleep. Some of our adjustable beds even come with dual controls, so they allow two people to sleep comfortably in their own individual ways.

Most people sleep curled up or change positions during the night, and although this may be a more traditional way of sleeping, it doesn’t mean that it’s the right way to do so. The National Sleep Foundation says that adjustable electric beds can take pressure off the spine, so you can avoid the urge to curl up at night or switch to an uncomfortable position. Sleeping with your head at an incline can also help correct this problem.

Today’s adjustable beds aren’t just made to move up and down, even though this is one of their biggest advantages. They also come with extra features for the ultimate in comfort.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

Could an adjustable electric bed be the right thing for you? If you’re a fan of being constantly connected to technology and enjoy having all the latest bells and whistles in your vehicle, why not have a technologically advanced yet easy to use bed to go with them? Please get in touch with us at Craftmatic®           if you have any questions about using an adjustable bed.

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Flat Mattresses Can Be Inferior

If you are not sleeping soundly through the night, then it may be time to change your mattress.  Did you know that adjustable beds are not only helpful for getting a good night’s sleep but a Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed is also constructed well? Plus Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds are available in most mattress types including memory foam. Craftmatic® Beds come in all standard and custom sizes. When you compare them side-by-side with conventional flat mattresses, the best choice to help you sleep better may be a Craftmatic®

 

  • Comfort: – Our customer have found that dollar for dollar, our flagship coil spring mattresses offer the perfect combination of features and benefits making it the best value on the market today!

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring

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How Many Adjustable Bed Mattresses Can You Choose From?

When many people hear the term “adjustable bed,” they often think of hospital beds. However, these beds are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people look for the optimal way to get a good night’s sleep. One of the greatest solutions for those who are seeking quality rest is to choose from the many adjustable bed mattresses and mattress sizes available. Adjustable bed mattresses have been designed for one or two sleepers, and there are options that can suit everyone.

Please read below to find out how many different types of adjustable bed mattresses you can choose from:

  1. Twin Adjustable Beds: If you are the only person who will sleep in an adjustable bed, then a twin bed is an ideal solution. This will allow you the chance to control your settings, so you can find the right comfort level for your back and legs.
  2. Full Adjustable Beds: For couples or single people who would like a bit more space, there are double or full adjustable beds. These mattresses are designed so that both sides of the bed will raise and lower at once, so they are ideal for couples who have the same needs for comfort.
  3. Queen Adjustable Beds: Like full adjustable beds, queen beds can also raise and lower all at once, making them the perfect option for two people who need the same settings. Queen size beds are five feet wide, so they offer some additional space that double beds don’t have.
  4. Dual Queen Beds: Need a queen size bed but have a partner with radically different sleeping preferences? Queen size dual beds are another option that couples can choose from. With these beds, each separate side will adjust to the individual’s specifications, so sleepers who need to sleep flat won’t have to sleep at an incline instead.
  5. King Adjustable Beds: For the ultimate in luxury, you can choose from king size adjustable beds, including those made with memory foam. King size beds are six-and-a-half feet across, so they offer more than enough room for two.
  6. Dual King Beds: Need luxury and individualized comfort? Consider getting a dual king size adjustable bed. These beds are the same size across as regular king beds, only they allow each partner to set his or her preferences.

No matter which size adjustable bed you choose, there are benefits to using any of these six types of mattresses.  If you think one of these six types of adjustable beds may work best for you, make sure to contact us for more information.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring

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How, When, and Where You Sleep Matters More Than You May Think

Plenty of people know the secrets to getting their 40 winks each night. For instance, reducing stress is one way to avoid counting sheep into the late hours, but other tricks include diet, exercise, and even using aromatherapy scents like lavender in order to relax. But what most people don’t realize is that good sleep isn’t just about how you help yourself nod off. It also has to do with how, when, and where you sleep.

To find out how these three factors can impact your rest, keep reading:

  • How you sleep: Do you prefer to sleep on your side or your back? It turns out that the way you prefer to sleep can actually impact how well you get some rest. For instance, if your head or body isn’t at an incline, then you may be putting too much pressure on your body. Most people also tend to change positions throughout the night, which can aggravate back pain, neck pain, TMJ, and other common problems that disrupt sleep. Make sure that you lie on your back and have a comfortable, supportive mattress, so you can minimize curling up or tossing and turning.
  • When you sleep: How tired are you when you go to bed? If you lie awake in bed for more than 15 to 20 minutes, you could be prolonging your sleeplessness even more. Therefore, it’s crucial to make sure that you are ready to rest so you can be well-rested in the morning. If possible, get yourself on a regular sleeping schedule, especially if you live the 9:00-to-5:00 lifestyle.
  • Where you sleep: In addition to changing your bedtime and making sure you sleep in a comfortable position, another possible solution that could help you get some shut-eye is getting a new bed. If your mattress is no longer offering you a comfortable night of sleep, especially if it contributes to discomfort, then it may be time to consider getting a new one. Electric beds with adjustable mattresses may help you rest better. Adjustable beds can also prevent you from curling up as you sleep, which will help reduce the pressure you may feel on your body.

    Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring

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How Do You Get a Good Night Sleep? When Is the Last Time You Had One?

Did you know that a human can survive longer without food or water than without sleep? In case that is something you did not know, sleep is one of the most important things that we can do to keep our bodies running efficiently. Without sleep, our brain functions shut down, we stop eating right, cognitive abilities are at a fraction of what they are normally, and decision making is impaired. Aside from breathing, sleep is the next most important function that we must facilitate.

As breathing is an involuntary physiological response. However, sleeping is the most important aspect of our health that we have control over. And yet very many people do not know of ways to get a good night sleep. Schedules can be irregular, but there are factors that can help to assure a better night of sleep.

First and foremost, avoid anything overly stimulating before bed. This can be alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, exercise, a cold shower, or even just lying in bed and watching television. Avoid heavy or rich foods at least two hours before bed, and try not to drink too many liquids beforehand, either.

Make sure your bedroom is ideal. You may want to place up sleep curtains or wear a mask so that you are not awakened prematurely with sunlight. You also may want to try running fan or white noise machine or app is ideal to lull you in, and keep you in a deeper sleep. Make sure that you have enough blankets to start out with so that you do not wake up due to being cold in the middle of the night. Try to find a happy medium with fresh air and enough warmth with blankets.

Your pillows and mattress can make a significant difference in how you sleep as well. Depending on your typical style, you can get a pillow that best suits your favorite sleeping position. One of the best types of mattresses is an adjustable bed, such as a dual king adjustable bed. It gives you and your partner plenty of room to sleep comfortably, but a dual adjustable bed also allows either of you to adjust the side of the bed accordingly. Like hospital beds, dual king adjustable beds can lift the legs and head of the mattress, but also offer much more control over what parts are raised and lowered, offering the ultimate in comfort.

Whether it is buying blackout curtains, or a dual king adjustable bed, make sure that you are setting yourself up for success for when you sleep. Remember, sleeping is your recharge time. Imagine only plugging in your cell phone for an hour at a time. Eventually you would run out.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring

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The Unfortunate Physics of Flat Mattresses

Getting better sleep is a universal desire, especially for those who experience low back pain. About 85% of people will suffer from low back pain and discomfort at some point in their lives, from a variety of sources. In fact, sometimes the discomfort is literally caused by the mattress itself, and the undue pressure that traditional flat mattresses can place on the human spine.

A spine has a natural, S shaped curve when in a standing position. As such, it is physically impossible for a flat mattress to adequately support the natural curve of the human spinal column, no matter the sleeping position. When only a few sections of the spine are supported, the muscles surrounding the unsupported sections tend to unconsciously compensate, leading the body to possibly experience soreness and stiffness upon waking.

So what is the answer to getting better sleep? The best solution is to find a way to adjust your sleeping position to one more suited to the shape of your spine. The ideal position is known as the Fowlers position, where the upper body is elevated while the legs remain either straight or slightly bent and supported at the knees. If you have trouble picturing it, imagine the exact position your body is in when you sit back in a recliner with an extended leg rest. And then think about how easy it is to fall asleep in that kind of chair.

While spending the night in an easy chair may seem attractive to some, most people would rather find a solution that combines the ideal sleeping position with the comfort and quiet of their own bedrooms. And that is exactly where adjustable beds may provide the perfect solution. Adjustable ergonomic beds have the ability to conform more accurately to your resting spinal shape, by enabling you to raise and lower both the head and foot of the bed to achieve the Fowlers position.

Additionally, an adjustable bed may help to significantly reduce the number of times you adjust your position in the middle of the night, which could help you get more consistent, restful sleep. And getting better sleep just makes everything in life better.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Three Reasons That Flat Mattresses Are Inherently Inferior

Like many people, you’ve probably been sleeping on a flat mattress your entire life. Therefore, you’ve probably had to spend more than your fair share of time thinking up ways to get a good night sleep. For some people, sleeping well can be very difficult on a flat mattress. The best alternative is sleeping on adjustable beds, which can provide a number of advantages that conventional beds cannot.

Whether you’re trying to end a lifetime of insomnia, or you just want to wake up feeling more relaxed, you should take a look at adjustable beds. When you compare them side-by-side with conventional flat mattresses, it may not look like much of a choice at all.

 

  • A Contoured Shape – To put it simply, the problem with flat mattresses is that they’re flat. They don’t conform to your body, and they don’t support your body in ways that give more comfort. Because your spine is shaped like the letter S, and not like the letter I, it has a hard time conforming to a flat surface. By allowing you to sleep in a position of your choosing, adjustable bed mattresses could make it much easier to fall asleep. The more comfortable your bed is, the less likely you will be to toss and turn, and less adjusting throughout the night will only mean less waking up throughout the night.
  • Improved Circulation Of The Legs – As you sleep on a mattress that is elevated, you may begin to notice improvement in your circulation of your legs. Improper circulation of your legs can lead to swollen feet and legs. An adjustable bed may just enable you to begin waking up every morning feeling refreshed and renewed..

While impressive, these reasons are just the beginning when it comes to the benefits of adjustable beds. There are a lot of people out there who would do anything for a great night’s sleep. The good news for them (and you!) is that the answer is remarkably simple. Contact us today for great adjustable bed solutions.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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You Won’t Believe You Can Find These Features on Adjustable Bed Systems

An adjustable bed may help you sleep better if you experience sleeplessness, especially if it’s caused by discomfort. One of the conditions that can keep you up is low back pain. Therefore, if you have this issue, it may be time to consider an adjustable bed.

Please remember though not all adjustable beds are the same. Plus todays adjustable beds made for your home don’t resemble hospital beds like many people think they do. Which adjustable bed systems may be right for you? Take a look at some of these popular options and think about what would help you sleep best at night.

Adjustable Memory Foam Beds

Memory foam became something of a trend for mattresses a few years ago because these mattresses are supposed to contour to the sleeper’s body. They also don’t have springs like regular mattresses do, so they allow for easier shifting at night without waking a partner. There are now also adjustable mattresses made with memory foam, so that same comfort is available with the ability to incline the legs and feet or raise the upper body. This may be ideal for people who can’t get comfortable at night, as tossing and turning in bed may contribute to discomfort. The comfort from these mattresses could also facilitate faster sleep, as staying awake in bed for more than 15 or 20 minutes can cause sleeplessness. Consider this option if you have trouble getting comfortable and getting to sleep at night.

Dual Control Adjustable Beds

Some adjustable bed systems are designed to raise and lower with just one setting. This means that if two people are sleeping in the same bed, they’d better both be comfortable with the same settings. However, there are other models of adjustable beds that allow for dual controls. These adjustable bed systems are made so that each partner can choose settings for individualized comfort. If you and your partner have radically different needs in terms of comfort, then this may be an ideal setup for both of you.

Heat and Massage Settings

It’s not only about the controls and the mattress materials. Adjustable beds also offer other luxury settings for the ultimate in comfort. Craftmatic® brand adjustable beds come with optional heating and massage functions. These features can provide temporary relief from conditions such as low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, nighttime heartburn, and symptoms of gastric reflux. Additionally, the heating accessory itself may provide temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. These settings are in addition to the fact you can sleep in an upright position with an adjustable bed, which may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

Which of these optional settings would suit you best? Think about these features and remember them when it comes time to select your ideal adjustable bed.

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3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Stop Snoring Once and For All

Can’t seem to stop snoring at night?

You’re not alone, if so. Approximately 45% of adults snore on occasion. And while it’s certainly easy to joke about someone’s snoring habit, this phenomenon is actually more serious than you think.

In fact, about 75% of people who snore while they sleep have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, which causes one to stop breathing for short periods during their sleep.

It’s clear that snoring is maybe more than just an annoyance for your sleeping partner — it can actually be detrimental to your health and well-being. Here’s a look at three of the best ways to stop your snoring habit in its tracks and enjoy better, healthier sleep:

Stay hydrated

Did you know that drinking water throughout the day can help reduce your snoring? When you’re dehydrated, the normal secretions in your nose and soft palate become stickier, which in turn leads to a higher likelihood of snoring. WebMD recommends that women drink about 11 cups of water per day, while men should drink 16 cups.

Practice good sleep hygiene

No, this doesn’t mean showering before bed will keep you from snoring. Sleep hygiene essentially means getting a good amount of sleep at night, every night. If you work a long shift without getting enough sleep beforehand, for example, you’ll be overtired when you finally get to sleep. Overtiredness is linked to overt muscle relaxation, which, in turn, leads to snoring. Additionally, laying in bed for 15 to 20 minutes without sleeping has been shown to make it more difficult to fall asleep. To avoid these problems, experts recommend you get seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

Adjust your sleeping position

Lastly, the incline at which you sleep may actually be able to help you stop snoring. Adjustable bed systems that allow you to elevate your head while you sleep have been shown to help keep the nasal airway passages open, which in turn may help prevent snoring. These beds also support the top half of the body like a couch or chair, may prevent the discomfort and tension that come along with uncomfortable sleeping positions.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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We Have Smart Phones and Smart Cars, Now It’s Time for Smarter Beds

When most people think of adjustable beds, they think of hospital beds. In the same way that all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. Hospital beds are adjustable beds, but adjustable beds are definitely not hospital beds. There has been a huge increase in sales of adjustable beds in recent years, especially luxury adjustable beds with special features like dual controls, optional heat, and adjustable memory foam beds.

That’s why the Wall Street Journal reported in September that “The Hospital Bed Gets a Makeover.”

What does that makeover entail? While consumers can still buy affordable adjustable beds stripped of luxury features, many Americans are purchasing electric beds with remote controls, USB ports, massage functions, and dual control settings for couples with different sleeping needs.

Now there are as many styles of adjustable beds as there are traditional beds, from twin adjustable beds to king size adjustable beds with laptop platforms. So why are Americans buying these items in such large numbers? It could have something to do with U.S. culture, with millions of Americans suffering from too little sleep or low quality sleep. Many believe that adjustable beds promote that elusive good night’s sleep they’ve been waiting for.

For instance, the National Sleep Foundation reports that taking pressure off certain areas of the body can make sleeping more comfortable. And just a minor incline at the foot or head of your bed may eliminate the need to toss and turn or tuck in your legs. Adjustable sleeping systems can help with that and a number of other problems besides.

The rise of the adjustable bed in Americans’ sleep habits tracks with other ongoing changes in the culture. American companies are inventing “smarter” versions of everything, from watches and phones to umbrellas and cars. So if you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from lack of sleep, why not invest in adjustable bed options?

After all, we spend nearly a third of our lives in bed. Now, millions of Americans are finally realizing that they should invest in the mattress they deserve.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Need Comfort, Luxury, or Relief From Stress or Tension from muscle pain? These Adjustable Bed Systems with Optional Heat & Massage May Be Right for You

Are you looking into the many types of adjustable beds on the market? Take the time to think about what your sleep needs are, then take a look at the available adjustable bed systems that correspond with your preferences:

Comfortable Sleep for Two

Sleeping next to someone can be difficult if you find that one or both of you toss and turn at night. In fact, research shows that staying awake in bed for more than 15 or 20 minutes can actually delay your sleep. If you and your partner both have the same needs, then you can use a full, queen, or king adjustable bed together. However, there are also dual king and queen beds, so each side of the bed can adjust to suit to individual preferences.

Luxury

For some people, simply having an adjustable bed isn’t enough. Today there are also adjustable memory foam beds that combine the comfort and support of memory foam with the technological capabilities of a typical adjustable bed. For a true feeling of unparalleled luxury, try a king size adjustable bed with a dual mattress, so you and your partner can get the comfort you need. You can also pair the memory foam mattress with other optional features, like heating and massage.

Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension

When it comes to using an adjustable bed to relieve muscle pain associated with stress and tension, you’ll need to consider which sizes of adjustable beds may work best for your needs. If it’s just you, for instance, then you may only need a twin adjustable bed. Full beds are also available if you need more space and your partner doesn’t mind using the same settings that you do. However, there are also dual queen and king size adjustable beds available that can provide relief on an individual level, so you and your partner can both set your own preferences, including the incline of the legs and feet and/or the upper body.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

Do you need more information on the adjustable bed systems that are available to you? Make sure to contact us today to find out which type of bed will suit you best.

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If Birds Do It, Bees Do It, and Even Educated Fleas Do It, Why Can’t You Sleep?

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. So let’s do it, let’s fall asleep…

“Sleep is the foundation of all wellness.”

So says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist, Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and one of the world’s foremost experts on falling asleep. Dr. Breus recently spoke with Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post about all the many, many reasons Americans have trouble getting enough sleep.

“Making sleep a priority over work, fun, or other responsibilities, will actually help someone perform better at all the tasks they were doing before bed! This is easy to give lip service to, but putting sleep high on our list compels us to change our behaviors,” he explained.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, there could be a number of possible reasons. For instance, reading or lying in bed for just 15 minutes without trying to fall asleep will make it hard for your brain to shut down at bedtime. Of course, there are plenty more behaviors that can keep you awake — drinking caffeine in the afternoon or evening, answering emails late at night, and just plain old stress. According to the National Sleep Foundation, neck pain, back pain, jaw pain, and headaches are the top medical reasons keeping people up at night.

The National Sleep Foundation also says that adjustable beds can sometimes relieve pressure on parts of the body that make sleep difficult. Plus, adjustable beds can often be adjusted for your unique sleeping preferences, which may help with aches and pains caused by a mattress ill-suited to your needs.

Dr. Breus also said that finding the right sleep equipment for your needs is essential to a good night’s sleep. He said:

“We can all benefit from setting up an environment for better sleep. Researching the right mattress and pillow can be a daunting task. I teach people how to do it, and I even go shopping with them to help them find the right bed. It is not about how much money you spend, but rather about understanding your body and your needs and matching those needs to the right equipment.”

If you have trouble turning your brain off, or if pain keeps you awake at night, then perhaps it’s time to consider your adjustable bed options. Interested insomniacs can find king, queen double, and twin adjustable beds. From luxury adjustable beds to standard issue hospital beds, there are many types of adjustable beds to consider.

However, Breus also confirms what sleep experts have said for years — there’s no single thing that will cure all sleep problems. Healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle decisions all play a crucial role as well.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Getting Too Much Sleep Might Be Worse Than Getting Too Little

It is fairly well known that getting too little sleep can have negative effects on your health. It can leave you feeling fatigued and groggy during the day, as well as possibly worsen the symptoms of a variety of health conditions.

But new research shows that too much sleep can also be harmful, especially for your heart. Researchers at the Center for Cohort Studies at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital and the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea found that the effects of bad sleeping habits start even at a young age.

The comprehensive study examined the sleep habits of more than 47,000 middle-aged adults, then used the data to measure their subjects cardiovascular health. What exactly were the researchers looking for? Calcium buildup and arterial stiffness are two major red flags for risk of serious heart disease.

The study found that subjects who slept less than five hours a night had a 50% greater buildup of calcium in their heart compared to people who sleep seven hours a night. But that doesn’t mean you should try and get as much sleep as possible either. Adults who sleep nine hours or more might be even more at risk. Subjects that slept at least nine hours regularly had 70% more calcium.

The research suggests that there’s an ideal amount of sleep for optimal health. Stressed and over-worked people who don’t get enough shuteye could be hurting their hearts, but that goes double for people that sleep too much, such as those suffering from depression.

So how do you get the perfect amount of sleep for your body? Some people are choosing to invest in their sleeping habits, literally, by purchasing adjustable beds custom suited to their needs. There are many types of adjustable beds available today, which allow sleepers to receive more support for their body while resting.

When you sleep, you may toss and turn trying to find a comfortable position. Adjustable beds can help keep you comfortable all night long. For instance, adjustable bed mattresses with an incline at the foot or head of your bed can help prevent you from curling up your legs at night, which may cause pain in the mornings.

Best of all, some adjustable bed systems may even help cut down on your partner’s snoring.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Is Your Flat Bed Making You Suffer From Tossing and Turning Syndrome?

Human beings like to think of our species as the pinnacle of evolution, the dominant species on the planet, and the king of the food chain. In reality, homo sapiens are still a work in progress, and we’ve got the anatomy to prove it. It is partly because of our evolutionary imperfections, such as our wisdom teeth and our appendixes that there are so many people who have trouble sleeping at night.

Because the human spine is “S” shaped and our legs curved, a flat sleeping surface doesn’t provide the ideal support system for resting. It’s the same reason we use pillows; without it, our neck wouldn’t be supported and could start hurting. So when you try and fall asleep on an ordinary flat mattress instead of an adjustable bed mattress, there are gaps where your legs and spine aren’t properly supported. This can put stress and tension on your muscles and bones.

When you try and fall asleep, you may unconsciously change positions to avoid that pain and tension, which is a fancy way of saying that you’re suffering from tossing and turning syndrome. As if this was not bad enough,  but many people also stay awake each night thinking about their day or what needs to be accomplish the following day. Thinking about what they did that day, what they didn’t do that day, what they have to do tomorrow, their bills, and so on can bring on sleepless nights. Combined this with a lack of support for your legs and spine, and it’s a perfect recipe for a hard night of no sleep.

So what can you do about it? You can try arranging pillows to provide support, but that’s a temporary fix at best. However, just a slight incline at the head or foot of a mattress can help provide better support, keeping you from bending your legs, turning to your side, and changing positions all night long. That’s why so many people are investing in all types of adjustable beds.

So what are you waiting for? Find out how good your sleep and comfort can be and call us today to order your Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed!

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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How Adjustable Beds May Help Low Back Pain

Back pain is a major problem affecting many people. In fact, experts estimate that a whopping 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in time, and low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Plus, if you’ve suffered from even mild back low back pain, you probably already know that it can inhibit sleep and therefore affect almost every area of your life. Low back pain (along with TMJ and headaches) are the leading medical issues that prevent sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from low back pain.

The Challenges of Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain can be difficult to treat — especially given information that has recently come to light regarding the over-the-counter pain medication many people have been using to treat that pain. One study published this year found that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is no better for low back pain than a placebo and may pose a risk to liver function (see the British Medical Journal, Feb. 4, 2015).

And in July, the Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warning on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen — Advil and Aleve — saying that they can lead to heart attack and stroke even when not taken for an extended period of time. While you’d want to discuss any medication choices with your doctor, of course, these findings at least suggest that it may be beneficial for many people to seek out alternative sources of relief for their low back pain.

Adjustable Beds and Low Back Pain

How are adjustable beds and low back pain connected? For some people, the features offered by adjustable bed mattresses may provide temporary relief from low back pain. The National Sleep Foundation has stated that an adjustable bed can take pressure off areas of the body that cause discomfort during sleep, and having a slight incline at the head or foot of your bed can prevent you from curling up into a position that will end up causing you pain. There are many sizes of adjustable beds and you can choose from and different styles (including memory foam), so you’ll be able to find the one that’s most comfortable for you.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

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Basic Mattress Styles of Adjustable Beds

Sleep is one of the most important and vital life functions, yet it so often gets neglected because of things like procrastination, a medical disorder, or the addictive qualities of smartphones. While the reasons may have different layers of significance, the fact of the matter is that without consistent, quality sleep, you deprive your body of the ability to operate at a high level. Adjustable bed systems are one type of sleeping structure that has increased in popularity over the last few years due to their functionality and versatility. Every person’s body has unique properties that require individual sleeping environments. There are different styles of adjustable beds, but they all work to take pressure off areas in the body that may make sleeping uncomfortable, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Here are the basic mattress styles of adjustable beds and the type of sleeper they fit with.

1.) Innerspring: Innerspring mattresses are one of the most common types of adjustable beds, just as they are in non-adjustable. They are generally reasonably lightweight, and slightly firm, especially on the edges. This firmness around the edges can make it easier for many people to get into and out of bed. Innerspring mattresses should be flipped once every three months or so, for maximum wear of the mattress.

2.) Memory Foam: Visco elastic foam is usually what these mattresses are made of. Naturally, this type of mattress forms to your body, alleviating discomfort of pressure points. Memory foam adjustable beds do not need to be flipped, which some people consider a bonus! Generally, memory foam mattresses are a firmer style of adjustable bed.

Tossing and turning unconsciously in your sleep is a direct result of being uncomfortable as your body tries to avoid discomfort. Adjustable beds are a great solution for many struggling with these problems, but remember there’s more than just deciding to go with an adjustable bed. It’s equally important to select the right mattress styles of adjustable beds for each individual.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Which One of These Adjustable Bed Mattresses Is Right for You?

Are you tired of lying flat on your back in bed? Is the way you sleep causing you pain upon waking? It may not be your body, it can actually sometimes be the your bed that’s working against you and causing your sleep to suffer.

There are some options that you have to get a good night’s sleep, and one of them can be to get an adjustable bed.

Electric adjustable beds are designed to allow users to raise their legs or head and torso in order to find the right elevation for comfort. This is actually a lot more useful than most people realize. Placing your head or feet at a slight incline can actually prevent you from curling up or bending your legs while you sleep, thus reducing your pain upon waking. Most often, according to the National Sleep Foundation, medical issues like low back pain, headaches, and TMJ, can all prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.

One of the main advantages of adjustable bed mattresses is that they allow you to be supported as if you were sitting on a couch or in a chair, yet you still remain in bed. That may also help you get to sleep faster, as lying awake for 15 to 20 minutes can actually delay sleep more.

What types of adjustable bed mattresses can you get to help you sleep? Here are three different models that you can find:

Twin adjustable beds: Are you having trouble sleeping by yourself in a twin bed? If so, you may need to consider an adjustable bed for home. These styles of beds are similar to hospital beds and provide you with the ability to move the lower and upper parts of the mattress any way you want.

Queen Size Beds: Having a double or queen adjustable size bed can be the perfect solution for couples. When one partner goes off to sleep on a couch, it can be lonely and isolating for both parties in the relationship. A queen size adjustable bed allows couples to return to their normal sleeping patterns.

King Size Adjustable Beds: Finally, for those who need to have more room at night, there are also adjustable beds in king size. One of the advantages of many king size mattress models is that they allow both partners to choose their own comfort levels. This is helpful if one partner likes to sleep with feet elevated and the other prefers to raise his or her upper body.

If you’re looking for adjustable bed mattresses, make sure that you choose whatever will be right for you — especially if you have a specific medical condition. Using Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds, which come with optional heat and massage may also provide temporary relief from conditions such as low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, nighttime heartburn, and symptoms of gastric reflux. Additionally, the optional heating accessory may provide temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain and muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

If you have more questions about getting an adjustable bed? Make sure you contact us today!

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Stop Hitting Snooze, Get Your Adjustable Bed Now

Sleep is the foundation of a person’s energy and what gets them through each day. When a person is unable to sleep well it affects their health, mood and performance. When someone opts for an adjustable bed, it allows them to manipulate their electric bed the way they want it to provide the most comfort and support to get a great night’s sleep.

Factors That Affect Sleep

Many factors affect the way a person sleeps at night. More often than not these reasons fall under mental distress, physical pain, and level of comfort.

Throughout the night a person changes positions to avoid pain and tension that occurs when they are sleeping in an odd way — but it ends up causing them pain when they wake up the next morning. Using adjusting mattresses can prevent the tossing and turning that can cause discomfort.

Though many variables prevent a person from sleeping, TMJ, headaches, and low back pain are the leading medical causes. Being able to sleep without discomfort and tension can increase the quality of your sleep and have you wake feeling refreshed.

Bed comfort is important for falling asleep quickly. Studies have shown that lying in bed for 15 to 20 minutes without falling asleep can make it more difficult for someone to fall asleep in bed at all. With a comfortable mattress you can fall asleep in minutes.

How Adjustable Beds Make Sleeping Easier

Adjustable bed systems almost always provide the user with great results; they sleep comfortably without discomfort and wake up feeling wonderful.

When a person sleeps they often curl up at odd angles. Sleeping in these positions can cause discomfort. Sleeping at an incline can prevent you from going into these positions.

When a person is able to adjust their bed, they create support for the top half of their bodies. The National Sleep Foundation states that when someone can adjust the bed to their perfect incline it can take pressure off areas that may bother them while they sleep.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Getting 40 Winks: Why You Might Have Trouble Getting to Bed

Do you have trouble getting enough sleep, no matter how much you try to stick to your bedtime schedule? Don’t worry,  you’re not alone. Following, are just a few of the most common reasons why people have trouble getting to sleep and what can be done.

Not Falling Asleep Soon Enough

One reason why you might have trouble falling asleep is that you’re just not ready to go to sleep. If you spend more than 15 or 20 minutes in bed lying down without actually going to sleep, you may actually have an even more difficult time nodding off. In this case, you may want to want to get up and do something for a short while and then try going back to bed.

Can’t Get Comfortable

Another reason you may find it hard to fall asleep is simply because you can’t get comfortable. This is perfectly normal. When people sleep, they actually wind up changing positions unconsciously to avoid the discomfort and tension of sleeping in uncomfortable ways. One way people may be able to rectify this issue is to invest in adjustable beds. Adjustable bed mattresses can — as the name implies — be adjusted, allowing the sleeper to rest in different positions. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adjustable mattresses may help take pressure off of areas that could make sleeping uncomfortable.

Overthinking

Lastly, you might be overthinking things. Literally. One reason why many people can’t nod off at night is because they’re obsessing about a situation at work or a problem with a loved one. If this is the case then you may want to try  walking around the house for a few minutes or sitting at the kitchen table with a warm glass of milk.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint  Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Three Ways to Get Better Sleep at Night

Did you know that an estimated 29% of American adults report that they get six or less hours of sleep at night? According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that our bodies need, at the very least, seven hours or more to function properly, or else health complications may arise. People who aren’t getting better sleep may suffer from such issues as anxiety, weight gain, and may be at higher risk for other problems.

Here are a few ways you can start getting better sleep so that you can avoid such serious issues.

Manage Your Stress

Not getting better sleep can cause stress, which in turn holds people back from getting better sleep. It’s a vicious cycle, but It can be broken. Consider some healthy ways to mitigate your stress, like organizing your desk, delegating tasks, and adjusting your priorities. Take a break if you need to during the day. Participate in hobbies or activities that calm and center you, like sports, crafts, meditation or even just getting out in the sunshine for a walk. Find some way to cut your stress levels down, and you’ll start sleeping easier.

Pay Attention to Your Hunger and Thirst Before Bed

You’ve probably heard that it’s a bad idea to eat or drink Just before going to bed, and if you want to lose weight, you’re probably more than happy going to bed hungry. However, a better weight loss strategy would be to go to bed satisfied. Getting better sleep has been shown to help people lose more than 14 pounds a year, believe it or not the key is not to eat too much. nor too little. There are certain healthier snacks that are fine to eat before going to bed, such as yogurt or a bowl of healthy cereal.

There are also several medical issues that give people problems sleeping at night. In such circumstances, natural ways to sleep better may be of no help, and you may need to get a better bed to improve sleep comfort. Failing that, you can also ask your doctor about prescriptive medications that might help.

These are just a few of the several ways to get a good night sleep. If you have any questions about getting better sleep, or any other suggestions, feel free to ask in the comments.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping In an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

 

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Sleep Better at Night on Adjustable Ergonomic Beds

For millions of Americans, sleeping in a regular bed simply does not provide them with the right kind of support to sleep comfortably. The inability to sleep better at night can often be attributed by the fact that a regular flat mattress simply does not support the natural S curve of the back.

The lack of support is a result of the gaps created when the S curve of the spine rests on a flat mattress. Ergonomic beds can offer the support needed to sleep better at night, and promote good comfort. For people who are looking to sleep better at night, there are plenty of options available. Among these are dual adjustable king beds, memory foam adjustable beds, dual adjustable beds, and more. The one thing they all have in common is to eliminate the discomfort of flat mattresses, and leave no gaps between the body of a sleeper and his or her mattress.

While we do not realize it, when we sleep we regularly change positions in order to find the most comfortable sleeping positions. With a memory foam mattress, the mattress will conform instantly to the natural curves of the body. This means no gaps, better support, less tossing and turning, and more sleep.

There are many different ways to get a better night of sleep. Eating the right foods, getting plenty of exercise, proper ventilation, and ideal temperature can each play a role in how well a person sleeps. However, without a quality mattress that offers the right kind of support, it might still be difficult for many people to get the sleep they really need.

Health studies show that getting enough sleep is crucial to maintaining optimum health. Therefore, If people find themselves having a difficult time getting enough sleep, one of the first things they should do is rethink their beds and mattresses. Something as simple as new beds and mattresses might be the key to sleeping better, and improving their overall comfort.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping In an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

 

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Three Problems That May Be Helped with Adjustable Beds

Some Americans currently rely on prescription strength medications to help themselves sleep at night. Not being able to sleep, whether it is due to back pain, illness, or the weather, can greatly affect your dally life. Sleeplessness can lead to more car accidents, slower information processing, and greater risk of certain diseases, including heart failure. If you want to improve your sleeping habits and improve your life, then using an adjustable bed may be just the ticket. Here are three problems adjustable beds may help provide temporary relief.

Edema

Edema can be a painful condition. Imagine an adjustable mattress which can change angles on command, allowing you to sleep in a position where body fluids cannot painfully pool in one area, while you remain comfortable. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds may be able to provide temporary relief from edema.

Lower Back Pain

Many Americans are suffering from issues like lower back pain that can make it difficult to work, walk, and sleep. Did you know that people who experience lower back pain are likely to be more unhealthy than those that do not? Adjustable beds allow you to customize the angle at which you sleep, so that your back is in the most comfortable position. While you undertake your journey to a better quality of life, adjustable beds may help you feel better and allow you wake up more rested.

Insomnia

Many Americans cannot sleep because they are uncomfortable or because they sleep in strange positions. This can lead to you feeling less rested. This is one of many reasons 40% of Americans experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities, like work, at least once a month. By buying the best pillows and using an adjustable bed.you can be as comfortable as possible. This may then lead to more restful slumber.

These are some of the most common issues interrupting sleep cycles for many Americans. If you suffer from one or more of them, adjustable beds may be just the thing for you. Please contact a Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed representative to find the best flt for you.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping In an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

 

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Sleep Better in an Adjustable Bed

While there are many factors that contribute to our nation’s sleeplessness, sleeping on the wrong bed plays a significant role. Because the spine is actually S shaped, traditional beds that are flat create gaps where the spine is not properly supported, which could cause discomfort. In order to remedy that issue, and others when it comes to comfort, you should think about buying dual adjustable beds that provide customized and more supportive sleep positions.

Because everyone is unique, and will have different needs when it comes to staying comfortable and sleeping well every night, there might not be one mattress that is right for everyone. Fortunately, there are several adjustable bed mattresses to choose from, including memory foam. This means that, no matter what you might prefer when heading to bed for the night, you will be able to find a great mattress that provides the right combination of comfort and support.

One of the reasons that people wake up in the middle of the night or fail to get the most restful sleep possible is that they do not get the proper blood flow or support, leading to pain. But dual adjustable beds can be maneuvered to provide support for head, neck, shoulders, hips, thighs, upper and lower back, and legs, and feet. So no matter where you might be experiencing discomfort or what spots on your body are sore when you wake up, an adjustable bed can you feel more comfortable. As a result, it can be a great tool for anyone who wants to sleep better every night.

A specific condition that adjustable beds may provide temporary relief is edema, which is a condition where the fluid accumulates and causes swelling in the feet and legs. An adjustable bed can be altered to raise the feet and provide temporary relief from poor local blood circulation of the legs. While this will not only help you sleep better through the night, it could also help make the morning less grueling. Waking up refreshed, rather than discomfort, can go a long way towards helping you get more out of every day.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping In an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
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Wake Up to These Facts About Sleep

We all know what It’s like to have a poor night’s sleep, and to struggle to make it through the next day without nodding off at your desk. Yet If you do not get a good night of sleep, your health could actually be negatively affected over the long time. One of the best ways to get a good night sleep is to make sure that you have proper bed comfort. A king adjustable bed can surely assure comfortable sleeping.

With a king adjustable bed, you have much more control over your sleeping position. You can set yourself at a slight incline. An incline will prevent your body from curling or bending, which can cause unwanted discomfort. In fact, during sleep, people unconsciously toss and turn all night in an attempt at avoiding all of the pain caused by a flat mattress. Another benefit to tilting the bed is that you can raise your legs up for sleep, which may provide temporary relief from edema. And, if you like to read in bed before sleep, you can even raise the back enough to support you, much like a chair would.

Why is comfortable sleep, such that can be gained from using a king adjustable bed so important? Comfortable sleep equals rested sleep. When your body is fully at rest, that is when it can completely recharge and repair itself.

Lack of sleep has been known to cause many health complications, including memory loss, heart disease, a weakened immune system, and high blood pressure. Poor sleep can also cause increased stress and appetite, as well as fluctuations in weight.

Additionally, a lack of sleep is actually the cause of 20 percent of car accidents. Being awake for 18 hours is like having a blood alcohol level of .05 percent, while being awake for a full 24 hours is equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. It only takes a .04 percent to be charged with a DUI in some states. Drowsy driving is responsible for 100,000 auto accidents, 71,00 injuries, and 1,550 deaths each year.

Humans can actually survive longer without food or water than they can without sleep. If you fall asleep within five minutes of lying down, that is a good sign that you may be sleep deprived. The optimal time should be about 10 minutes to fall asleep. This can all be helped when you find yourself a comfortable mattress. Between that and a few healthy life changes, you can be well on your way to getting better sleep.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping In an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

 

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How an Adjustable Mattress Can Provide Benefits

Are you one of those people who experience occasional sleepless nights due to insomnia? Many Americans experience insomnia each and every night, caused by a wide variety of issues ranging from anxiety to back pain. If you are looking for away to improve your sleep and, in turn, promote comfort, you should consider using an adjustable mattress. An adjustable bed may help in many ways. These are some of the most noticeable benefits of adjustable beds.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from Low Back Pain:

Did you know that many Americans suffer from backache throughout their lives? Back pain accounts for nearly $50 billion in medical costs each year. However, you may be able to provide temporary relief through the use of adjustable bed systems.

First of all, the natural S-curve of the spine is not supported by flat beds. Ergonomic beds can shift and adjust to flt your natural form. This decreases pressure on your back. The best beds also offer massage and heating options.

Increased Comfort for Longer, More Restful Sleep

Have you ever experienced one of those nights when you simply cannot stop tossing and turning? Tossing and turning is our natural, near unconscious way of readjusting our sleep position when it is causing us pain and tension throughout our bodies. Even if we do 1his while we are still asleep, the fact is that it interrupts our REM cycle. Promote good comfort in yourself and your loved ones by upgrading to adjustable beds and mattresses.

Do not let sleep be a barrier between you and a successful, happy life. After all, our nightly rest is meant to be our time to recharge and promote good comfort throughout our lives. If you are sleeping poorly, consider upgrading to an adjustable mattress. Doing so may make all the difference in the world.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping In an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
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Why Adjustable Beds May Help You Sleep Better

Getting a restful night of sleep is of the utmost importance when it comes to being prepared for the coming day.

If your body does not have enough time to recharge, it can severely hinder your ability to function and complete daily activities. In fact, many adults are drowsy at least a few days per month, so much so that it prevents them from fully accomplishing their tasks. Unfortunately, if you sleep on a regular flat mattress that is not designed with the natural human anatomy and the S shape of the back in mind, it can be much harder to get the proper sleep.

Conversely, adjustable beds may provide just the right support for your body during sleep. With memory foam adjustable beds, for example, you do not have to worry about moving over to sleep on your side in order to compensate for the inadequacies of a flat mattress. In addition to being less comfortable than sleeping on your back.

On the other hand, ergonomic beds that utilize adjustable mattresses may help to consistently maintain a comfortable position when you sleep without reverting to a posture that may disrupt your REM cycle. Some adjustable bed models come equipped with optional heat and massage, which may provide additional comfort for a pleasant night’s rest.

Additionally, good diet and exercise may help to promote healthy sleeping habits in conjunction with the right mattress.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

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Your Quality of Sleep May Improve With Adjustable Beds

As much as 80 percent of the population experiences low back pain. This could be associated with how you sleep, and the issues may be able to be resolved with an adjustable bed and the best pillows designed to promote comfort and alleviate bodily stress while you sleep.

One sign that you could be getting better sleep than you currently are is if you consistently sleep on your couch or in your armchair to avoid the limited comfort of your own bed. An adjustable bed may be able to eliminate the need to sleep elsewhere in your home and instead rest comfortably on your back.

Another possible reason for getting an adjustable bed would be to fight off the effects of swelling in the legs. This condition is known as edema. With a product such as an electric adjustable bed, you may be able to elevate your legs in such a way that may provide temporary relief from edema.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

If you are experiencing any of the physical symptoms described above, you will likely want to talk to your primary doctor, who among others things may recommend certain sleeping apparatus such as the best pillows and mattresses for relieving tension in your neck and back.

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3 Simple Ways to Prevent Nighttime Heartburn From Creeping Up

Can’t sleep?

It could be the result of a wide variety of potential sleep inhibitors. The National Sleep Foundation has found that some of the top medical issues that prevent people from falling asleep are low back pain and headaches.

Another common condition that makes it tough to fall asleep is nighttime heartburn. It’s estimated that four out of five people who suffer from regular heartburn and acid reflux also deal with nighttime heartburn. The discomfort of heartburn can make it nearly impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Keeping this bothersome condition at bay can be easier than you think, however. To keep your chronic nighttime heartburn at bay and begin to improve your sleep, try any of these tips:

Avoid heartburn-triggering foods at night

If you know that certain foods trigger your heartburn, be sure to avoid them in the hours before you sleep. Acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus, as well as fried, greasy or spicy foods, are common culprits of heartburn.

Chew some gum

In the hours between dinner and your bedtime, you may want to chew gum to ward off nighttime heartburn, as well. This is because chewing gum encourages saliva production — and saliva is what helps wash stomach acid back down your esophagus.

Sleep with your upper body elevated

By sleeping on an adjustable bed at a nine-inch incline, you can reduce your chances of getting nighttime heartburn. This incline won’t just prevent nighttime heartburn, either. Adjustable bed systems can potentially take pressure off parts of the body that make it uncomfortable to sleep, meaning you won’t change positions throughout the night.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring. 

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Three Reasons Why Adjustable Beds are For Everyone

While many believe that adjustable beds are just for the elderly, this could not be any less true. In fact, the features that adjustable beds have to offer can prove beneficial for individuals in all walks of life and circumstances.

  1. Everyone needs a good night’s sleep.
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re 19 or 91, a good night’s sleep is integral to living a happy and productive lifestyle. Because of their versatile nature, adjustable beds are made in a range of sizes right for every person, ensuring optimal bed comfort and a great night’s sleep. With the ability to incline to every sleeper’s individual preference, an adjustable electric bed is capable of relieving an individual of bodily pressure that typically makes sleeping uncomfortable.
  2. No one deserves to be in pain.
    Whether you’re a professional athlete or an individual with arthritis, experiencing minor aches and pains can negatively affect your sleeping patterns. And according to research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, low back pain is one of the leading medical ailments that can prevent sleep. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from low back pain.
  3. Science trumps sleep myths.
    It’s 2015 and sleep science has made great leaps and bounds forward. For example, we now know that falling asleep isn’t as easy as just lying in bed. In fact, lying in bed for more than 15 minutes at a time without sleeping might actually make it more difficult to fall asleep each evening. Research has also suggested that we get a better night’s sleep when our bodies are in the correct position. When a person tosses and turns, this is because their body is trying to relieve itself of uncomfortable pressure points. Adjustable beds allow you to support your body in any way that you need to prevent any unwanted pain or discomfort. When your body is at its most comfortable state, a good night’s rest comes easy.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from:

• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

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Common Sleep Disorders

Replacing old mattresses with adjustable beds might just be the key to getting better sleep. If you’ve looked up and read about some other well-known suggestions without seeing results, it might be time to consider a mattress upgrade. If you have any questions about getting a good night’s sleep, or what may be a good choice for the right adjustable bed, contact Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds today.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

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Important Tips for Making Sure Teens Get Enough Sleep

Did you know that the average teenager needs about nine hours of sleep a night, and some need even more than that, in order to be fully alert during the day? However, 90% of teens report never sleeping this much, and most get seven and a half hours of sleep, tops.

The Impact a Lack of Sleep Has on Your Body

*  Poor performance — fatigue can influence how well teenagers can pay attention in school, remember what they’ve learned, and take tests. According to Web MD, lack of sleep has the basic effect of “dumbing you down.”

*  Safety hazards — about 100,000 auto crashes every year are the result of fatigue, and the age group that experiences the most fatigue related accidents? You got it: individuals under the age of 25.

*  A chronic lack of sleep can influence your health for the short and long term. In the short term, your immune system is more vulnerable to attack, leading to illness — in the long term, you’re more at risk for developing all sorts health issues.

Clearly, sleep disorders, and a general lack of sleep simply aren’t good for teenagers. But what can you do to combat this issue and avoid these side effects?

How to Get a Better Night Sleep

*  Establish a more natural sleep routine. Teenagers who sleep in until 3pm on Sunday and have to get up at 6am on Monday often experience a sort of jet-lag from the disruption to their circadian rhythms. Try getting to bed a little earlier on the weekends so that you can wake up before 11am.

*  Try changing up your mattress, pillow, and sheets. There is no “right” bed for everyone, and some people find that their optimal bed comfort isn’t a hard mattress like they thought, but a soft one, or visa versa. Adjustable beds are also an option and can potentially be helpful for temporary relief of low back pain as well.

There are different methods for getting a good night’s rest. What methods have you found helpful for ensuring a full night’s rest? Have you ever used an adjustable bed mattress? Give us a call to find out how an adjustable bed may help you and your loved ones get a good night’s rest.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

 

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New Mattress Time: 3 Signs to Watch Out For

Thinking it might be time to get a new mattress? Here are just a few of the signs to watch out for.

Agony and Misery. Waking up in the morning can be pretty difficult, but people who are finding it’s just downright painful may want to look into getting adjustable bed mattresses. After all, the leading medical issues that prevent people from getting sleep are back and neck pain, TMJ, and headaches, according to the National Sleep Foundation. First of all, their old mattresses may no longer be supporting them correctly through the night, which may very well cause their pain. Secondly, it may just be that the bed won’t allow them to get into a comfortable position, because it’s flat. That’s where adjustable beds come in. Adjustable mattresses can bend upwards, so that the sleeper can rest as though they’re on a sofa or chair, while remaining in the comfort of their bed.

Sneezing Not Snoozing. It may be time for a new mattress if you’re getting more sneezes than you are snoozes. Beds attract allergens, and unless it’s been upgraded to a latex or memory foam mattress, it might be chock full of dust, dander, pollen, and all sorts of other allergies. If that’s the case, it’s time to get rid of the allergen riddled thing and get a new one.

Getting Older. Getting older can be a literal pain, which is why the older a person gets, the firmer the mattress they need in order to combat back pain. Believe it or not, it’s such a problem that after the age of 40, a person may have to actually get a new, firmer mattress every seven or eight years.

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, and you think your bed might be biting the dust, consider investing in a new adjustable bed mattress. You’ll be glad you did.

If you have any questions about how adjustable bed mattresses work, feel free to share in the comments.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

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Forget Counting Sheep? Here’s 6 Tricks For Falling Asleep That Might Work Well

Bad news for anyone who enjoys reading in bed… doctors say that lying or sitting in bed for more than 15 minutes for any reason other than sleeping makes falling asleep at night far more difficult. That’s why most doctors recommend that only two activities should be done in bed. Naturally, sleep is the first. As for the second, well, you can probably imagine.

In fact, limiting your time in bed to appropriate activities is the number one piece of advice for getting a better night’s sleep. But what else can you do to sleep better at night?

1. No More Late Night Snacks

In general, eating after 8 p.m. makes it harder to fall asleep, although the exact time varies depending on your typical sleep schedule. Even a small snack at night ramps up your metabolism, making it harder for your body to shut down and catch those precious Z’s.

2. Power Down

For a variety of reasons, using electronic devices with screens an hour before bed will keep you up way past your bedtime. Some people say it’s because screens are usually back-lit with blue-tinted light, which reminds your body of sunlight, throwing off your natural rhythms.

3. Pick A Schedule…

…and stick to it! You may have noticed that when you grow accustomed to waking up at a certain time each morning, your body will naturally wake up on its own around that same time, even on the weekends when you’d rather sleep in. In the same way, going to bed at the same time each night will help your body train itself to power down.

4. Adjustable Mattresses, Adjustable Beds

King size adjustable beds, adjustable mattresses, luxury adjustable beds, adjustable memory foam beds… In 2015, there’s various types of adjustable beds to suit various problems. After you fall asleep, your body unconsciously tosses and turns to find more comfortable positions. Sleeping on an adjustable mattress may help take the pressure off the stiff, aching parts of your body that normally make sleep difficult, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Therefore, many people believe investing in an adjustable mattress means investing in a better night’s sleep.

5. Meditation and Mindfulness

If you find that your mind races as soon as you shut your eyes, then there are a number of meditation techniques that help millions of people around the world relax, slipping into a blissful state of mind.

6. Tune In, Turn On, Pass Out

Of course, if all else fails, you can just download the most boring audio book you can find and listen to it until your brain shuts down in self-defense.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring.

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Choosing the Right Size of Adjustable Bed

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, or are waking up in pain, it’s likely your mattress is to blame. What can you do about it? According to the National Sleep Foundation, adjustable bed mattresses may help relieve pressure in areas of the body that make sleeping uncomfortable.

Adjustable beds can be raised or lowered at several points along the body, making it possible for you to match your mattress to the contours of your body. So, for example, you could support the top half of your body as if you were in a couch or chair even while in bed, or you could raise your legs slightly instead of lying completely flat (a slight incline at the foot of the bed may help to restrict you from curling up your legs, which can lead to discomfort.)

Once you start looking at your adjustable bed options, you’ll see that there are many sizes of adjustable beds. Which should you choose? Here are some guidelines:

Twin Adjustable Beds
Twin beds are approximately 39 inches wide and 74 or 80 inches long, and are therefore suitable for a single person. However, they are often too short for adults (especially men). If you are looking to fit a comfortable bed into a tight space, then an extra-long twin may be a good choice, as you’ll get another 6 inches to a foot of leg room without adding any width. 84 inch beds are also available for taller people.

Full Adjustable Beds
Full-size beds (also called double beds) are approximately 54 inches wide and 74 inches long. This size used to be the standard for couples, but most people now find them to be more comfortable for a single person. If two people sleep on a full-size bed, they’ll each get only 27 inches of sleeping space — that’s about the width of a standard crib. Taller people may also need to consider an extra-long model 80 inches long to keep their feet from hanging off the end.
84 inch beds are also available for taller people.

Queen Adjustable Beds
Queen beds measure roughly 60 inches by 80 inches. The most popular mattress size, they are a good compromise for most couples, as they provide additional sleeping space while still fitting in most average-size bedrooms (somewhere between two and three feet of space is recommended as “walking space” on either side and at the foot of a bed). 84 inch beds are also available for taller people.

King Adjustable Beds
King beds measure about 78 inches by 80 inches, so a king adjustable bed is your best bet if you and your sleeping partner like to spread out. In fact, a king-size bed is about the same width as two twin beds pushed together. Just be sure to measure your room — as well as doorways, hallways and stairwells — before ordering to make sure you won’t have a problem getting it set up. 84 inch beds are also available for taller people.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Sleepless Nights Have You Down? Here’s How 3 Types of Adjustable Beds Could Help You Relax …

According to the National Sleep Foundation, many people are unable to fall asleep due to conditions caused by improper positioning, like back problems. Yet even those who don’t have these issues and problems may end up with lack of sleep, and those who lie in bed for more than 15 to 20 minutes without sleeping can face even more difficulties getting a good night’s rest.

However, there is relief ahead, according to the National Sleep Foundation, for those who want to use an adjustable bed, which can make sleeping more comfortable. What do adjustable beds do? These beds can raise or lower your head and legs to keep you from curling into an uncomfortable position as you slumber. They are often equipped with other optional features, like heat and massage, which may provide temporary relief from conditions like low back pain, edema or swelling of the legs or poor local blood circulation in the legs, and more. For some people, sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

Which type of adjustable bed may be right for you? Take a look at these three popular types of adjustable beds to think about which one might help you get your 40 winks:

Queen and King Size Adjustable Beds: Queen and king size beds are ideal for those who sleep next to a partner but need some help getting comfortable. For the most part, queen size beds will usually only adjust to one setting at a time for both people, but there may be additional options available.

Dual king size beds, however, are equipped to handle two different settings at
once, which helps each partner find their own comfort level on either side of the bed.

Twin Adjustable Beds: For those who may need separate sleeping accommodations or those who are on their own, twin size beds may be the answer. A twin adjustable bed has the same features that larger beds do, but it’s built for one. This may be a good option for couples who may have radically different sleeping needs and need their own separate spaces.

Memory Foam Beds: In addition to the different size beds, there are also adjustable memory foam beds that allow for even more comfort. Memory foam is designed to provide firm support and conform to your body’s shape. As with the other types of adjustable beds, these may also feature optional massage and heating features if desired for additional comfort.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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How Can Electric Beds Help a Person Sleep?

Can’t ever seem to get comfortable at night? Perhaps you need an electric bed. These adjustable bed mattresses allow a sleeper to put their bed at an incline, so that the top part of the body is supported as it would be on a couch or chair, while still remaining in their far more comfortable bed.

Although to some this may sound like a strange way to get a better night’s sleep, electric beds can provide certain key benefits that may just do the trick. Here are just a few of them.

Changing Positions.
As a person sleeps at night, they unconsciously keep changing positions to avoid the pain and tension of sleeping in uncomfortable ways. On regular, flat mattresses, there are only so many different sleeping positions a person can try, but on electric beds, the number of different positions available to a person are increased.

Relieving Pressure.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, electric beds may be able to take some of the pressure off of certain areas of the body that may make sleeping uncomfortable. In other words, sleeping in typical positions can put a lot of pressure on the back, for example, which may make it uncomfortable to sleep. By allowing a person to sit up at night, electric beds can relieve this
pressure, and provide a more comfortable way to sleep.

Getting to Sleep.
Some people think that if they can just lie still in their beds, they’ll eventually nod off. The trouble is that lying in bed for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time without sleeping can actually make it even more difficult to get to sleep at night. In other words, if a person doesn’t get to sleep quickly at night, they might as well get back up and do something. By possibly allowing a person
to get into a more comfortable position, and by perhaps relieving pressure, electric beds can allow a person to get to sleep more quickly, thus giving them more time for shut eye.

If you’ve been having trouble sleeping at night, you may want to take a second look at your mattress, which may be causing the problem. Electric beds can be a great solution for anyone who’s having trouble sleeping, especially those who find their sofas or couches more comfortable to rest on than their own beds.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary
relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as
well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Is it Time to Replace You’re Mattress?

Exercising regularly and eating well, however, will help you sleep better at night — but even exercise can’t fix a grossly uncomfortable mattress. Old, flat mattresses may not support Americans’ backs and limbs properly. Adjustable beds, on the other hand, literally offer users thousands of different, comfortable positions for sleeping and reclining.

For instance, Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

Getting a good night’s sleep, discomfort associated with trouble sleeping or insomnia is possible. Make sure to get regular exercise and eat well, and consider replacing old, tattered mattresses with an adjustable bed.

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Small Changes to Your Bedroom Can Help You Sleep Better At Night

Problems sleeping at night are not exactly uncommon. Two-thirds of Americans admit that they have difficulty falling asleep at night, and perhaps even worse a good deal of Americans get poor quality sleep or wake up in pain.  Americans experience chronic back pain related to tossing and turning at night. Getting a good night’s sleep, promoting good health, and waking up refreshed and pain-free is more than possible. Creating the perfect sleep environment is a step in the right direction. Here’s what you’ll need.

Create Your Own Sleep Oasis

Turn your bedroom into the perfect sleep environment by shutting off the lights and the TV. If you prefer to sleep with white noise, leaving the TV or fan on isn’t necessary. There are several free apps you can download on mobile devices, with clips of ocean noises, rainy night sounds, and more.

Invest in the best pillows and consider king size adjustable beds instead of stiff, flat mattresses. Flat mattresses can make trouble sleeping at night even worse. King size adjustable beds, such as Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may also provide temporary relief from:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
  • Edema or Swelling of the Legs
  • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
  • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
  • Nighttime Heartburn
  • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
  • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
  • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
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Does Sleeping on an Adjustable Bed Offer You More?

People looking for an adjustable bed often ask our team here at Craftmatic ® if it is true that there are thousands of comfortable positions for you to sleep in? Adjustable beds can allow the top half of your body to be supported like a couch or chair, while still remaining in bed. Plus you can adjust to just about any position that works for your comfort minute by minute!
Plus adjustable beds come in many different mattress types, including memory foam. Some of our adjustable beds come with heat and massage options for the ultimate in comfort. So please, when you are shopping for your next mattress, check out our variety and high quality adjustable beds.

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Is Your Mattress To Blame For Your Persistent Back Pain?

Are you having problems sleeping at night? Are you waking up with discomfort and nearly nodding off during meetings? Your old, flat mattress may be to blame. Flat mattresses do not properly support the curve of the human spine, may result in poor quality sleep and sometimes even aches and pains. Thankfully, flat mattresses are not your only option. There is a fair share of mattresses to choose from — and a new mattress can easily promote good health and help you sleep more soundly at night. Here are just a few of the best mattresses to choose from.

The Truth About Memory Foam

Memory foam is made from a substance called viscoelastic. It is both highly energy absorbent and soft. Unlike flat mattresses, memory foam often adjusts to the contours of our bodies to evenly distribute pressure and body weight. This potential benefit is huge, especially considering that, in a more traditional flat beds, sleeping puts pressure on your spine.

The Many Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Lets talk about adjustable beds or electric beds. Can sleeping at an incline be helpful? Many Americans suffer from a condition called edema, which entails the swelling of hands, feet, legs, and limbs due to the buildup of fluids. A flat mattress does nothing to relieve the symptoms of edema. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds, equipped with optional heat and massage, may also provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
What mattress is best for you? The answer may vary from person to person. One thing, however, is more or less certain: if you are continually waking up in pain, you may want to consider getting rid of that decades-old, flat mattress.

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Don’t Believe These Myths About Sleeping

Improving sleep quality and sleep comfort can do a great deal to promote good health. The first step to promoting sleep comfort and restful sleep is debunking common myths about sleep and getting to the truth of the matter. Don’t buy into these myths about sleeping.

Lying Down Will Help You Fall Asleep

Conventional wisdom tells us that the best way to fall asleep or to fall back to sleep is to lie down in bed. This isn’t necessarily true. Lying in bed for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time without sleeping may actually make it even more difficult to finally nod off. If we spend most of our time in bed sleeping, this — in turn — conditions our minds and bodies to fall asleep faster. Lying awake in bed, watching hours of TV, or watching the clock can foster bad habits and poor quality sleep.

If You’re Tired Enough, You Can Sleep Anywhere

People who do not get enough sleep may joke around, saying that they can fall asleep just about anywhere. This is not necessarily true — and, if American adults can manage it, it is decidedly unhealthy. Even a flat mattress, for example, can provide inadequate support for the natural curve of adults’ spines, resulting in discomfort. If you continually have problems sleeping, look into some of the best rated adjustable beds. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds, equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

Don’t buy into sleeping myths and ultimately settle for too little sleep. Get out of bed for short stretches if you cannot sleep at night and consider a Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed for optimal comfort and better quality sleep.

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Three Ways to Get More Sleep At Night

Discomfort resulting from too little sleep or tossing and turning at night can be preventable. There are plenty of ways U.S. men and women can sleep better at night, promote good health, and increase sleep comfort. Here are just a few.

When Is The Best Time To Exercise For A Good Night’s Sleep?

Is there a right time to exercise to beat the symptoms of insomnia and/or generally sleep better at night? The answer is no. The notion that exercising at certain times of day (i.e. night) can keep you awake at night is false. There was a poll, which studied the sleep habits of 1,000 participants, found that an overwhelming majority of people who exercised at any time of day reported sleeping better than those who didn’t exercise at all!
Quality Sleep: What You Eat Matters!
Eating right may not only affect your heart and overall health — it can also affect how much (or how little) sleep you get at night, too. Foods rich in vitamins and nutrients, including halibut, salmon, and tuna, yogurt, whole grains, bananas, and more promote quality, restful sleep.

Is It Time To Replace Your Mattress?

Exercising regularly and eating well, however, will help you sleep better at night — but even exercise can’t fix a grossly uncomfortable mattress. Old, flat mattresses may not support Americans’ backs and limbs properly. Adjustable beds, on the other hand, literally offer users thousands of different, comfortable positions for sleeping and reclining. For instance, Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

Getting a good night’s sleep — and beating chronic pain associated with trouble sleeping and/or insomnia — is possible. Make sure to get regular exercise and eat well, and consider replacing old, tattered mattresses with an adjustable bed.

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Three Big Problems Caused By Fitful Sleep

Are you having problems sleeping at night? You may think that getting too little sleep isn’t that big of a deal, but unfortunately that’s just not true. Too little sleep, poor quality sleep, or insomnia can have devastating effects on all aspects of your life. Here are just a few common problems that may be chalked up to fitful sleep.

Problem: You’re Struggling To Feel Better

Getting restful sleep is critical for promoting good health — and for keeping the body’s natural chemistry working at its best. Tossing and turning at night may result in heightened levels of stress.
Problem: You feel foggy, irritable, And unable to concentrate
A lack of sleep doesn’t just affect your body and your long-term health; it can also have lasting psychological and emotional effects. Lack of sleep can also impair your attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. Troubles sleeping can also adversely affect memory and memory retention, making it much more difficult to remember new information or tasks to complete at work.

Problem: You’re Constantly Uncomfortable

Many American adults experience discomfort during the day and at night. Part of the problem may be your bed. Experts agree that flat mattresses do not support the curves of the spine, and sleeping in certain positions — such as sleeping on your side. Adjustable bed options can provide a simple solution. Adjustable bed mattresses, such as Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds, equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

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Video – Craftmatic Testimonials from Consumer Affairs

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Sleep Deprivation

Americans are notoriously busy and always on-the-go. Increasing evidence suggests constantly moving and the lack of sleep that generally goes with it may be negatively affecting our health.

What Can You Do?

There are plenty of ways Americans can combat sleep deprivation. First and foremost, establishing a routine and sticking with it is an important initial step. Taking naps no longer than 10 to 20 minutes during the day can help restore energy and wakefulness, but probably do not ultimately interfere with a restful night’s sleep.

If you are having difficulties with sleep comfort, it may be time to carefully consider an adjustable bed. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
These features, coupled with the brand’s reliability make Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds an amazing brand.

Getting sleep at night is essential for your well-being and overall health. Stay as healthy as possible by going to bed at the same time every night, only taking brief naps as necessary, and creating a comfortable sleep environment.

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The Truth About Sleep

Nearly all Americans are guilty of undermining the importance of sleep. The truth is, problems sleeping at night can have devastating effects on nearly all aspects of your life. Insufficient sleep may have long-term effects on your physical and emotional well-being, and, in some circumstances, it can even put your safety at stake. Knowing what there is to know about sleep — and doing something about it — can make an incredible difference. Start by debunking common myths about sleeping.

Myth: Turning On The Radio And Blasting The A/C Will Keep You Awake While Driving

Many people will tell you that driving drowsy is OK, and sleepiness can be combated with loud music or brisk air conditioning. That’s just not true. If you are feeling especially sleepy, you should probably pull over for a nap.

Fact: Your Mattress Matters

Many people think that a comfortable mattress matters. Adjustable beds may be the best solution, especially if you share your bed with a romantic partner or spouse. Adjustable beds can be manipulated into thousands of different positions, and they are available in a variety of different materials, including memory foam. Consumers can choose the settings and materials that best suit them. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

What is the truth about sleeping? The truth about sleeping is that it matters a lot more than you think.

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Ways To Mitigate Pain, And Get To Sleep

Most problems sleeping at night come down to the same thing: nagging, or even back pain. Just about everyone has spent hours — sometimes even an entire night — tossing and turning and trying to get comfortable in spite of aches.

Try To Relax

Getting rid of everyday aches, pains, is the first step to getting a good night’s sleep. There are several routines to relax — and help you prepare for sleep, both physically and mentally. Progressive relaxation involves systematically tensing and relaxing the body; until you feel relaxed and refreshed.

Adjustable Beds Promote Sleep Comfort

Sometimes, a flat mattress just isn’t comfortable — and there’s only so much you can do about it. Instead of propping yourself up with tons of pillows, putting a pillow between your knees, and tossing and turning to try to get comfortable, consider purchasing an adjustable bed. A Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed can be manipulated into thousands of different positions, meaning that you’re certain to find one that suits you. Craftmatic® brand has also been trusted for over 40 years!

Even small aches and pains can worsen over time and make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Combat small aches and pains with rest and relaxation, warm baths, and a Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed. A Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed equipped with optional heat & massage may provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion.

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Good Ways to Get to Sleep!

Most problems sleeping at night come down to the same thing: nagging, or even low back pain. Just about everyone has spent hours — sometimes even an entire night — tossing and turning and trying to get comfortable in spite of backaches. These pains are all too common, with many people suffering from some kind of back low pain. Thankfully, there are ways to help mitigate back pain — so you can sleep better at night

Try Muscle Relaxation

Getting rid of aches, pains, and knots is the first step to getting a good night’s sleep. There are several routines that can help relax muscles — and help you prepare for sleep, both physically and mentally. Progressive muscle relaxation involves systematically tensing and relaxing muscles; you generally target one group of muscles at a time, until you have worked through the entire body.

Take a Warm Bath

There is a reason things like IcyHot and heating pads exist. Heat has been proven to offer temporary relief and help with low back pain. You can enjoy the same effects without the chemicals present in hot patches like IcyHot — and you can do it with a warm bath. The hot water will relax your muscles and may help relieve simple tension that builds up during the day.

Adjustable Beds Are More Comfortable

Sometimes, a flat mattress just isn’t comfortable — and there’s only so much you can do about it. Instead of propping yourself up with tons of pillows, putting a pillow between your knees, and tossing and turning to try to get comfortable, consider purchasing an adjustable bed. Adjustable beds can be manipulated into thousands of different positions, meaning that you’re certain to find one that suits you.

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Two Safe and Natural Alternatives

As a nation, we are notoriously bad at getting a good night’s sleep. Nearly all Americans are somewhat sleep deprived, and missing out on just a few hours of sleep every night can significantly weaken your immune system. For a large number of U.S. men and women, it’s not even their fault. Problems sleeping at night are much more common than you think, and they are ultimately having negative effects on Americans’ health. Here are a few all-natural and chemical-free ways to sleep better at night.

Have A Cup Of Tea

In some countries — particularly England and Ireland — having a cup of tea is the solution to just about everything, and there’s something to it, too. Once again, chamomile and lavender are top picks for a bedtime cup of tea. If you’re a fan of tea blends, several popular name brands sell “Sleepy Time,” “Bedtime,” or “Sweet Dream” blends with a variety of natural herbs and spices.

Optimize Your Sleep Comfort

Don’t sell yourself short. If you are continually tossing and turning, it is wise to invest in so-called luxuries, such as silk linens, soft pajamas, and adjustable bed options. A flat mattress is ill-suited for adequately supporting the spine, which is naturally curved. Similarly, a traditional mattress may put extra pressure on your back and that can easily make it difficult to sleep. For these reasons, adjustable bed options may help you sleep more comfortably, too.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain,
as well as muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring

Sleep is vital for day-to-day comfort — and your long-term health. Sleep soundly with a soothing cup of tea before bed or a Craftmatic® Adjustable Bed.

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Three New Technologies Changing How Americans Sleep

Problems sleeping at night aren’t exactly uncommon. In fact, a high percent of the U.S. population struggles to get enough sleep — whether it’s due to an especially busy schedule or from continuously tossing and turning at night. There is some good news, however. New technologies may help solve the problem. Here are a few to look into:

Wearable Sleep Trackers

“Popular apps and wearables can track how long you sleep, how long it takes to fall asleep, and how often you wake up at night. In other words, these sleep trackers often help consumers get to the root of the problem. These trackers may help U.S. men and women determine whether they have the symptoms of sleep apnea, for example. Wearers may be able to show doctors readings from wearable technologies, instead of going through the time-consuming process of a sleep study.

Temperature-Controlled Linens

It may sound a little hard to believe, but several manufacturers are working on sheets and pillow cases that maintain a constant temperature of 65 degrees. In spite of fluctuations in household temperatures. The sheets use special fabric to regulate sleep climates.

Adjustable Electric Beds

Adjustable beds have been available for a while now. The popular Craftmatic® brand for instance, has sold over one million adjustable beds and mattresses. The Craftmatic® brand continues to improve them, and come out with even better models as time goes on. Many Americans prefer electric beds to flat mattresses. What’s more, adjustable beds may have extra features. For example, Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds, are equipped with optional heat and soothing massage.

Technology may help us overcome our sleeping troubles. Wearable technologies are more convenient than sleep studies, new sheets may be temperature controlled, and electric beds may help promote comfort.

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Craftmatic Adjustable Bed – Consumer Affairs Reviews

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