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If you want to stay up to date with the latest developments at Mattress Mart, you've come to the right place! On our blog, you can read about innovative sleep technologies, hear news from the world's leading mattress manufacturers and receive tips on how to get the best night's sleep possible.

Keeping Your Old Pillows Around Too Long Could be Hazardous to Your Health

The Best Mattresses in Kalamazoo
9/12/2017

A National Sleep Foundation poll shows that 70% of respondents agree that a comfortable pillow is imperative for getting a good night's sleep. This can make it hard for some sleepers to part with their beloved favorite pillows. Beyond the pillows breaking down over time causing lost support, they also become a sponge for dirt, sweat, mites and other critters, as well as dead skin.

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Four Ways to Ensure Better Sleep

Mattress in Kalamazoo
7/18/2017

1. Follow a sleep schedule

 

A healthy adult usually needs between seven and eight hours of sleep. This means that it’s important to set aside at least 8 hours of sleep each night for sleeping. It’s also important to go to bed at the same time every night, this includes the weekends. If your sleep varies a lot between the week and the weekend, you’re confusing your body’s sleep-wake cycle.

 

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Sleep Deprivation Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

Mattress in Kalamazoo
6/12/2017

Sleep is as essential to life as eating and drinking – your body and mind need time to rest and recuperate. When you do not get an adequate amount of sleep you begin to suffer the effects of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation causes serious impediment in necessary brain and body functions. Studies have shown that sleeping less than five hours every 24 hours increases your chances of death by 15 percent. Prolonged sleep deprivation is especially dangerous and can even lead to chronic illness. In this post we will look at what systems are most likely to be effected by lack of sleep.

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Five Advantages of Pure Talalay Bliss Latex Mattresses at Mattress Mart

Pure Talalay Bliss latex mattress
5/9/2017

When buying a new mattress, many people are considering memory foam, but there's another type of mattress that has its own advantages – Pure Talaly Bliss latex mattresses. At Mattress Mart we offer three Pure Bliss options – Pamper, Nature, and Beautiful. In this post, we will look at five advantages the Pure Talalay Bliss latex mattress has over memory foam.

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Light Exposure Before Bed May be Making You Sick

Battle Creek Mattress Store
3/22/2017

It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time before electric light was readily available 24 hours a day. It’s no secret that this addition of light has had positive and profound impact s on our daily lives – culturally, economically, and technologically. However, there may be a downside to copious amounts of artificial light at night that our ancestors did not experience. Scientists have only just become uncovering the ways that light exposure at night effects human health, but do know if interferes with the length and quality of sleep people get by suppressing melatonin. Sleep deficiency is well known to increase the risk of several chronic and serious diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and even breast cancer. 

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Four Ways to Help Yourself Fall Asleep More Quickly at Night

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2/15/2017

Some people fall asleep as soon as they lay down, while others, no matter how tired they are just cannot seem to drift off. The more this inability to fall asleep easily happens, the more stress and even adrenaline occurs when you’re trying to fall asleep – you’re worried you’re not going to be able to fall asleep and that keeps you up. In this post, we will look at five things you can do to help yourself fall asleep quickly and easily. 

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Six Awful Side Effects of Sleeping on a Bad Mattress

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1/11/2017

Usually you're able to notice the short-term effects of a night of low-quality sleep right when you wake up. What about the long-term effects? Low quality sleep can and will cause a wide array of negative effects on your mind and body. Most people aren't aware of just how big of a role their mattress plays in their overall health.

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The Best Bedding and Mattresses for Allergy Sufferers

Mattress in Kalamazoo
12/6/2016

Most people spend about eight hours in bed each night, that’s a third of your day, so you obviously want to make sure your bed is not making your allergies worse. Your bed is something you have control over, so why not do everything you can to make up breathing easy? More often than not the adverse reaction to bedding by allergy sufferers is because of dust mites. There is also a buildup of humidity that is created when you sleep because of your body heat, which can cause mold and mildew inside of your mattress. In this post, we will look at three easy ways to reduce your allergy symptoms. 

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Five Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

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10/7/2016

With nearly one-third of the country having trouble getting a good night's sleep, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has declared a national sleep epidemic. Especially for those suffering from sleep insomnia, the struggle to get to bed in time to ensure a solid, restful sleep can be excruciating and lead to any number of detrimental effects such as an inability to concentrate, depression, heart disease and more. As sleep is so crucial to physical, mental and emotional health, we wanted to talk today about how you can develop healthy sleep habits and, hopefully, get some quality rest.

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Why You Should Choose Mattress Mart for Your Next Mattress Purchase

Mattress in Kalamazoo
8/10/2016

It seems like almost every other month there is a mattress store popping up in your neighborhood. Many of these new stores are focused strictly on price instead of quality and longevity. Comfort and quality and value for your dollar should be paramount when you're shopping for a new mattress. Many of these owners are new to the industry and do not have the knowledgeable and passionate salespeople we at Mattress Mart are so fortunate to employ.

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Could Your Lack of Sleep be Contributing to Weight Gain?

Sleeping and Weight Gain
6/27/2016

If you're gaining weight or even just struggling to lose weight, your sleep habits may be to blame. Many people who are suffering from sleep deprivation don't even know it. They think it's normal to feel groggy and exhausted all day long. Doctors used to believe that in order for sleep deprivation to really affect your weight, it had to be significant. We now know that is not the case. One obvious reason that lack of sleep can affect your weight is that you're more likely to hit the snooze and choose not to work out and after work you're so exhausted, there's no way you're going to go then either.

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Six Ways to Get Energized in the Morning

Better Night's Sleep
5/23/2016

There are some people who, no matter how much restful sleep they get, have a hard time feeling energized in the morning. A "morning person" is someone who practically jumps out of bed in the morning, ready to tackle the day. Many of us are not fortunate to be naturally chipper after waking up. We pull the blanket up over our heads and hit the snooze as many times as we can. While you may never be a person who loves mornings, there are some techniques that should make your mornings a little easier.

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Get a Better Night’s Sleep with Pacific Coast Pillows

Pacific Coast Pillows
4/12/2016

Having a supportive mattress is only half the battle when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. To complement your mattress, you need comfortable pillows to ensure that your neck maintains a proper alignment. Pacific Coast's "Core Sleep" line of pillows are designed to offer a range of features that support your neck, enhance your comfort and, most importantly, contribute to achieving a peaceful, restful night. Today, we'd like to talk about the Core Sleep line and how – with the help of a high quality mattress – it can help you get the best possible night's sleep.

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Welcome to Mattress Mart’s New Website!

Mattress
3/15/2016

As you've certainly noticed by now, Mattress Mart's website has undergone a massive overhaul. Gone is the old site, with its confusing menu structure and lack of mobile responsiveness. Now, in its place, we've got a whole new menu system and, more importantly, the entire site is designed to display properly on all devices! From smartphones to desktop computers, you can now easily navigate our site whether you're in the office or on the go.

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5 Reasons to Consider Protect-A-Bed Mattress Protectors

Mattress Protector
2/11/2016

If you value your sleep and peace of mind, it might be time to consider a Premium Mattress Protector from Protect-A-Bed's range of mattress protection products. Created with a cotton terry towel surface for enhanced comfort and backed with the company's proprietary, waterproof Miracle Membrane, Protect-A-Bed's mattress protectors don't just safeguard the condition of your bed, they increase its comfort. In this post, we're going to look at five of the major reasons that you might consider purchasing a mattress protector.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Purchase Your Next Mattress from Mattress Mart

12/16/2015

When you’re in the market for a new mattress, it can be difficult to find a trustworthy, reliable vendor to purchase from. Since you’ll be counting on their expertise to guide you towards the best mattress for your needs, it’s essential that you find a knowledgeable and helpful salesperson. That’s why, at Mattress Mart, we’ve aimed to maintain our reputation as the most dependable and honest Kalamazoo mattress retailer. In this post, we’re going to discuss five of the reasons that you should consider Mattress Mart when you’re shopping for your next mattress.

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A Closer Look at the Sealy Premier Hybrid Mattress

Sealy Premier Hybrid
10/30/2015

Sealy mattresses didn’t become the world’s most popular bedding provider by accident. Committed to innovation and constantly looking for ways to improve their products, they have a reputation for creating some of the world’s most comfortable beds. One of their newest offerings, the Sealy Premier Hybrid Mattress, is no exception. Combining high-tech fabrics, luxurious materials and cutting-edge design features, the mattress is an engineering marvel. In this post, we’d like to take a closer look at what puts the Sealy Premier Hybrid Mattress ahead of its competitors…

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Five Tips for Anyone Looking to Buy a New Mattress

New Mattress
10/20/2015

Buying a new mattress is tough... it's not one of those things that you can accomplish by reading a few reviews, asking your friends and pulling out your wallet. There are unique properties inherent to every mattress and, more importantly, there are subtleties and nuances to every person's situation and needs. You may be a light sleeper, have back issues or a partner that likes to flop around. Maybe you experience chronic neck pain or suffer from sleep apnea. Whatever your situation is, it's important to do your due diligence and find a mattress that meets your needs. In this post, we're going to give you five tips that will help you find the perfect mattress.

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Tense Muscles? Try a Pure LatexBLISS Mattress

Pure LatexBLISS
9/9/2015

If you've been considering the benefits of a memory foam mattress, you owe it to yourself to look into Pure LatexBLISS' Talalay latex mattresses. Offering many of the perceived benefits that memory foam offers, LatexBLISS' mattresses offer a number of additional advantages that simply cannot be matched. In this post, we're going to look at a few of the reasons that you may prefer a Pure LatexBLISS mattress over a standard memory foam mattress.

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Therapedic Medicoil HD and Pure LatexBLISS: The Best Beds for Heavier People

Therapedic
8/23/2015

There has not been extensive research done on the best mattresses available for larger or heavier individuals, but one thing is clear: comfort and support matter. Two important factors are thickness and durability of materials. According to sleeplikethedead.com, a sleep product research company, thickness and durability are important factors to consider for individuals weighing more than 200 pounds, and the needed thickness varies with weight (as well as personal preference!).

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Sleeping Better with the Help of an Adjustable Bed

Adjustable Bed
8/21/2015

We've all been there: tossing and turning in the middle of the night trying to find the perfect sleeping position. You cram a few pillows under your legs, you ball up the blanket and stuff it behind your head, you fold your arm back and prop it against the wall... it can be a never-ending – and tiresome – struggle. Thankfully, Mattress Mart has the solution! Our adjustable beds can help you find that mythical position, get comfortable and, more importantly, get some much-needed rest. In this post, we're going to look at how an adjustable bed base is good for both the body and the mind.

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Choosing the Right Mattress for Back Pain

Back Pain
7/22/2015

According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain. Back pain is the biggest cause of physical disability, the leading reason for missed work and the second most common reason that people visit a doctor. With so many people experiencing lower back pain so frequently, it's no surprise that many are seeking comfort and relief wherever they can find it.

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10 Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

Better Night's Sleep
7/17/2015

Getting a good night's rest is the key to start your day off feeling refreshed and energized. If sleeping peacefully through the night is tough for you, try some of these tricks and you will find that getting restful sleep is doable.

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Put Your Allergies to Bed: The Best Mattresses for Allergy Sufferers

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6/23/2015

The average person spends 8 hours each day in bed, so it's only natural that you would want that environment to be as healthy as possible—especially if you are a regular allergy sufferer. You can't always control the environments that you interact in all day long—the office, schools, outdoors, stores, etc.—but if you can make your home more comforting, it can go a long way. If you experience allergy symptoms at night or in the morning and have never considered how you may be reacting to your bed, now may be the time.

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Position Yourself for a Good Night’s Rest With an Adjustable Bed

Adjustable Bed
5/11/2015

When you try to go to sleep, do you have a hard time finding just the right position? Maybe you should have a bed that finds the position for you. At Mattress Mart, we offer one of the most advanced and comfortable adjustable bed bases on today's market. The Rize line of adjustable beds from Mantua offers extensive features features that allow you to adjust your bed in multiple upper and lower body position adjustments, not just raise or lower your head.

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