I was tired of waking up with back pain, bad allergies, and feeling tired after what I thought was a full night's rest. It was apparently a sign that I needed a new mattress! Who knew a solution would be so simple?
Is latex a naturally occurring substance? Do latex matresses help or hinder troublesome allergens? Is it good or bad for the environment? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Kate and her myth-busting video!
When it comes to shopfoammattresses.com, we have always been a company that strives to be the best and provide our customers with high-quality mattress products that really change their sleep for the better. In order to achieve that, we value any honest feedback about our mattresses and sleep accessories and use it as a starting point for further improvements in our manufacturing operations, ordering process and online content.
A good night's sleep is essential for maintaining good health. Not only does it help you to stay focused and actively work, but it also boosts your immune system, metabolism, and ability to control your blood sugar. Maintaining healthy sleep habits is key when you try to get more high-quality ZZZ's. These steps will help you improve your sleep and feel well-rested when the morning comes!
If your old mattress gives you back pains or the general sense of being uncomfortable, it’s time for a change. Choosing a new mattress can be tricky, especially with so many options available on the market. From its size and firmness to the material it is made of, a mattress comes in many shapes and sizes nowadays.
Choosing a mattress is one of these tasks you may have done multiple times and still make mistakes. There are many factors to keep in mind when you buy a new mattress – from its size and material to your personal preferences and sleep habits. This is why we recommend getting some information before visiting the store or talking to a consultant, who will show you the opportunities available.
Winter is coming! The winter months can be a trying time for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, as they experience shorter days and sleep in low temperatures. This change has been shown to throw off our circadian rhythms and make it difficult to find sleep at night-time when we would typically wake up naturally with the light of day.
School's back in session next week! I'm sure kids everywhere are going to miss their lazy days, but summer is over, which means earlier mornings and usually earlier bedtimes. Many kids and families tend to go to bed later during the summer. The days are longer, vacations have unique sleep schedules, and so many activities to do! All this is about to change. With your kid's sleep schedule being all over the place, it's time to get them back onto a healthy sleep schedule, which is easier said than done.
Everyone at some time in their life has experienced back and neck pain. Usually, a good night's rest can help heal or alleviate your pain, but it can be challenging to sleep with back and neck pain. So now, you're in a vicious cycle, trying to sleep so you can heal but in too much pain to sleep.
It's finally summertime in Calgary, so it's time for some summer cleaning. Let's face it; cleaning is a chore that everyone ignores for a few days or a couple of weeks if you're feeling really lazy. But, eventually, you get around to cleaning the house, and it feels great! But, there's one thing that you're forgetting. Your mattress. Be honest, when was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Have you cleaned it at all since you purchased it? Don't be embarrassed; you're not the only one who forgets.
If you snore, you're not the only one. Snoring affects about half the population. Snoring can disrupt your sleep or for whoever you share the same bed with. However, snoring is not only annoying, but it can affect the quality of your sleep and overall health.
People often overlook that a mattress is an essential part of your everyday life and is vital to your overall health. The average person spends about a third of their life in bed. There is a lot of thought that goes into choosing the right mattress, so you expect it to last and stay with you forever. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Spring forward, and fall back. Daylight savings is coming up, and unfortunately our internal clocks do not automatically adjust like our phones do. Not only can losing that hour of sleep make you feel groggy and irritable, studies show the desynchronization of our body’s internal clocks is linked to health risks such as depression, obesity, heart attacks, and even car accidents. To prevent this, there are ways to cope and adjust to this. Some people can adapt in a few days, and some take longer. Sleep equals better health!
We’ve all practice good personal hygiene, like washing your hair and brushing your teeth. But can you say you know what sleep hygiene is? Sleep hygiene is not a common term everyone knows, but it is one of the most straightforward ways to set yourself up for healthier sleep.
It's time to hit the sheets. You crawl into bed and assume "the position." (The sleep position, that is.) You've likely slept the same way since childhood, and like most people, you'd struggle to fall asleep in any other position. Sleeping positions will vary from person to person; however, your particular preference may reveal something interesting about you. Keep reading for the psychology behind the way you fall asleep.
Holidays are that special time of year where you get to indulge in delicious foods, make gingerbread houses, clean your home, shop for presents, watch Elf for the fifth time in a row with your kids...time and quality sleep can get away from you. How can you avoid turning into a sleep-deprived Grinch over the Holidays?! Here are five hacks that can help!
Sleep problems are becoming more common, and people are always seeking natural alternative treatments to get a better night's rest. Let's be honest - there's no exact science for how to attain the perfect sleep. Some people meditate before bed, where others will read chapters of a book, sip on some herbal tea or listen to their favourite ASMR sounds. Some leverage the power of crystals to promote a blissful slumber. After doing a little research of our own, we decided to share the top 5 crystals commonly used to improve sleep.
We all know the saying.
"The early bird gets the worm." But for many of us night owl's, this quote often inspires a dramatic eye roll. Just the thought of a 6:00 am alarm makes us yawn - and let's face it. Waking up early can be HARD, especially when you've never been a morning kind of person. Is it even possible for a night owl to become the infamous "early bird?" After doing a little late-night research on the internet (oh the irony...), I stumbled across some helpful information that just might be the wake-up call we're looking for.
In these days of high uncertainty and anxiety, getting a good night’s rest is more important than ever. Quality sleep and the state of your mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation can have an impact on your psychological state and mental health. And conversely, if you have mental health issues, you are more prone to insomnia.
Having a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep because you’re too warm?
When temperatures soar, it becomes more difficult to fall — and stay — asleep. Your body needs to cool down at night to get the rest you need for optimum wellness and vitality.
Having respiratory issues can be challenging. One of the biggest but often overlooked culprits are dust mites which are often found in mattresses.
With travel restricted between the U.S. and Canada, internationally and in some instances, provincially, those who are taking a vacation this summer may be looking at camping or road trips.
With all the stress and chaos which exists in the world right now, there are few of us who are not feeling drained of energy. Many of us are not sleeping well. For decades, people everywhere have turned to crystals for their healing benefits. Now they can also find the healing power of crystals incorporated into some of their furniture including mattresses.
Most of us spend approximately 30% of our lives sleeping. With more evidence appearing almost daily about how important sleep is to overall health, it’s also critical to think about what you’re sleeping on. It’s essential for your well-being to spend the right amount of time in the land of Nod. If you’re sleeping in an unhealthy environment, your health can be impacted.