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Nine Interesting Facts About Dreaming

While you sleep your brain goes into it’s most creative and imaginary state, with no distractions from the outside world it’s just you and your thoughts. Dreaming comes with some amazing facts. Here are a few of our favorites, and remember if you’d like to dream more and get a better nights sleep you can always purchase a mattress from Mattress Superstore!

  1. 12% of people actually dream in black and white. A study published in 2008 shows that people who were exposed to black and white television early in life typically only tend to dream in black and white. After the age of 55 some will stop dreaming in color and start dreaming in black and white. Thought most people dream in vivid colors some do not.
  2. The average person spends six whole years of their life dreaming, which means you should always be sleeping on a luxury mattress for the ultimate comfort while you sleep! Six entire years of your life are vivid dreams and creativity. That’s a lot of time for amazing ideas.
  3. Those extremely vivid dreams that you have are usually in a state of REM sleep, during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) your body is actually paralyzed. Most people go through periods of REM sleep throughout the night. During this time your breathing and heart rate are also elevated, during REM sleep your brain is almost as active as when you are awake. REM sleep is an extremely crucial part to getting a good night’s sleep and improves memory as well as overall health. If you’re not getting enough REM sleep you may want to consider buying a new mattress!
  4. When you dream of faces and people in your dreams you’ve actually seen them in real life! You can not make up new faces in your dreams. That stranger you saw walking on the street could be playing a role as a superhero in your dreams!
  5. Blind people can still see images in their dreams, though blind people can not see with their eyes they can still see with their minds and will often have dreams as vivid as those who are not blind.
  6. On an average night you can have four to seven dreams! That’s a lot! Although you may not remember all of them dreaming a lot usually means you’re getting a good amount of REM sleep which is crucial to staying healthy. If you want to dream more Mattress Superstore has the luxury mattress you’re looking for!
  7. If you are snoring, then you are not able to dream. Sometimes, the best solution for snoring is to get a new mattress! When you’re snoring your body will not allow you to enter a dream state. No one is sure why.
  8. Dreams are easily forgotten, often times people forget 90% of their dreams.
  9. Dreams are key to creativity. Did you know that the idea for Google was actually brought up because it was dreamt? Lots of great inventions, ideas, and solutions come from dreams.

Dreaming is one of the coolest parts of the human brain, what a better way to treat yourself than to a new mattress that you can dream peacefully on! A restful night’s sleep is the best way to spend the maximum amount of time in bed dreaming. Mattress Superstore has a wide variety of mattresses available so you can find the perfect mattress for you.

The Positive Affects of a Good Nights Sleep

Sleep is an amazing and necessary part of being a human. To take care of yourself properly you need to make sure that you’re making sleep a priority and getting the recommended amount of it each night. Did you know that letting our body sleep properly every night will yield some fascinating health benefits? Here are a few amazing benefits of sleeping the recommended amount each night.

Sleep Strengthens Your Memory – During sleep your brain has time to consolidate itself with all of the skills it learned during the day and the conversations that it had. The practice of this is actually called “consolidation” so the more you sleep the better your memory is. What better way to consolidate than on a Brand New Mattress?

Art – In whatever art form you like, getting a good night’s rest on your brand new mattress bought from Mattress Superstore can give you a massive boost of creativity. Allowing your body to decompress with a good night’s sleep makes way for fresh creativity the next day.

Increases Longevity – Getting a good night’s sleep could be the secret to living longer. Studies have shown that people who get more restful sleep during the night are prone to live longer than those who don’t.

Improves Your Overall Health – Feeling run down? Sick a lot? Your sleeping patterns may have a lot to do with it. When you don’t get enough sleep your body has to strengthen your immune system with something so it uses its reserves that need to be replenished while you’re asleep. If you’ve been getting sicker more often then it might be time for a New Mattress!

Improves Focus – Are you noticing a lack of concentration? When you don’t get enough sleep your brain can end up having trouble focusing on the task at hand or just in general. Hitting the hay early and sleeping enough will let your brain and body unwind so it can focus the next day.

Improves Mental Health – Not getting enough sleep can cause some frustration and mood swings along with irritability and sometimes depression symptoms. If you need to improve your mood, getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep nightly will manage your mood better and make you healthier in general.

Helps Manage Your Weight – If you’re looking to be more active, and also manage your weight loss then getting the recommended amount of sleep at night can help you be more successful in your weight loss journey. Studies have shown that adults who get more sleep will have an easier time losing weight, managing it, and keeping it off than those who did not get enough sleep.

These are just some of the benefits that getting enough sleep can have on your body. The possibilities are endless and they just generally improve your health. If you’re still having a hard time sleeping then head down to Mattress Superstore and get one of the best mattresses at a Discount Price that Massachusetts has to offer!

Buying Guide

Planning Mattress Needs

Before going to the mattress store, be upfront about your personal sleeping needs. Everyone has different sleep preferences. Knowing what you need for the most restful sleep before going into the mattress store is the best way to find the perfect mattress to bring home. Many people find asking friends and family about their favorite mattress is a good way to start thinking about different mattress choices. You can also browse through Mattress SuperStore’s Online Store to see all the options that are available to you. These tricks will assure that you’re able to get the best possible mattress at a price you can afford.

 

 

As You’re Mattress Shopping

Be sure to test out all the mattresses that you are interested in physically before purchasing. You can never be sure it is the perfect mattress until you lay on it for yourself. At our stores, your budget stretches further when it comes to quality. We don’t want you to be stuck with a bad mattress for the next decade. Our team wants you to be able to relax on your bed, and not have to worry about a thing.

Mattress Sizes

Choosing the right size mattress will help you sleep more comfortably. When in our store, make sure to check out all the sizes we have available. When you have plenty of room to lay down, you sleep much more peacefully throughout the night. The great thing about our mattresses is that our quality is not sacrificed when choosing a size. Our goal is to make sure that all your sleeping needs are met.

 

 

Knowing Your Sleeping Patterns

The position that you wake up in after a nights sleep indicates where your body feels the most pressure, and requires the most support. Making a note of the position that you fall asleep in, and wake up in is very helpful information to tell our team. Our team members will be sure to help you find the right mattress in order for your body to get a better night’s rest. When it comes to providing extra relief for specific body parts like your back or legs, we have a solution. An adjustable bed can provide extra relief to targeted body parts. Adjustable beds provide the flexibility of changing positions each night. The fact is that each day your activity level changes, as well as the amount of support required by your body each night. The most convenient part of the adjustable beds is the option to angle yourself better when watching tv, reading, or using your laptop just by pressing a button. Make sure to try an adjustable mattress out for yourself in any of our stores. 

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5 Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep and Health

Most people can agree that a comfortable mattress is important for a good night’s sleep, but how many of us actually have a proper mattress? There’s always an excuse: my mattress isn’t that old, I don’t want to spend a fortune on a mattress, I can just buy a new blanket to make it more comfortable… but the condition of your mattress can really affect your sleep and health.

It’s more than just back pain or a stiff neck, the wrong mattress or an OLD mattress can cause other health problems. Here’s five ways your mattress can affect your every day life.

1. Stress
If the comfort of your mattress is causing you to toss and turn and wake up at night, you could spend your day a little more irritable than normal. You start to worry about whether you can perform well at work because you’re tired. You’re not sleeping well and that’s causing you related stress. A 2009 study showed that new, firmer beds caused a “significant decrease in stress” for 58 healthy men and women. This is because the new mattress offered more support and a better sleep.

2. Allergies
Microscopic creatures, called Dust Mites, live on dead skin cells. These skin cells are shed naturally and can be found in many places, including and most prominently in and on your bed. Millions of Americans are allergic to these dust mites — which causes a stuffy, uncomfortable sleep. To get rid of dust mites, wash your sheets and pillowcases frequently. You can also try using an “allergy proof” slipcover over your mattress. The older your mattress is, the more likely you are to have a build up of dust mites.

3. Overeating
People that don’t get enough sleep or toss and turn during the night are at a higher risk of becoming obese. Drowsiness and lack of energy can often lead to overeating. A poor quality mattress could be to blame for sleep deprivation. Sleep is an important part of weight loss, so having a comfortable mattress is important. We can help you find the perfect mattress. Give us a call today!

4. Immune System
Lack of sleep can also contribute to a weaker immune system. When you don’t sleep enough, you’re more likely to get sick. Low quality sleep can wear down your immune system, causing anything from the common cold to fevers to occur more easily. A supportive and comfortable mattress will give you a good night’s sleep so you don’t have to worry about catching a cold.

5. Brain Training
There are studies that prove using electronics in bed messes with your brain! If you work from home and use your laptop in bed, you are training your brain to think that the bed is where you answer work emails. So even if it’s night time and you’re not even working, you’ll get in bed and you’re brain will expect to do something other than sleep. This causes you to stay up longer and get a bad sleep. Try to limit the time you spend working in your bed!

If you have trouble falling asleep, wake up with unexplained aches and pains or feel overly drowsy during the day, it might be time for a new mattress. Come to our store and lay on our beds to find the perfect one for you. Your health will thank you!

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift: A New Mattress

What better way to say “I love you” than to invest in a new, comfy mattress?

Your significant other will be ecstatic to get a good night’s sleep – and they’ll appreciate that you were thinking of their well being. Plus, it’s the gift that keeps on giving because you’ll get to enjoy it too!

Eight reasons why you should buy a mattress for Valentine’s Day:

  1. Flowers and jewelry are so overplayed. Think out of the box.
  2. It’s a thoughtful gift that shows you’re thinking about your significant other’s well being.
  3. New mattresses promote better health and better sleep!
  4. You’ll want to stay in rather than going out.
  5. It won’t go out of style! A mattress will last years and gets used every single day.
  6. You can buy new pillows and bedding to add to it and really make it luxurious.
  7. Sales around the holidays are better!
  8. A new mattress benefits you both!

At Mattress SuperStore, we’re here for you. Come on in to check out our variety of mattresses in different styles and sizes! Contact us today with any questions. Valentine’s Day is getting closer. Don’t wait to get the perfect gift!

Do I Need To Rotate My Mattress?

You change your sheets; you add new decorative pillows; you buy new furniture; but how often do you rotate your mattress? Is it just an old wive’s tale that you need to rotate your mattress to keep it in the best shape? The answer can be tricky.

The main purpose of rotating a mattress is to keep the mattress from wearing unevenly. When you sleep on one side, you create an impression of your body. Rotating you mattress lets this impression breathe and reform. Caring for your mattress properly will keep it in like-new condition and make it last longer. But now with new technology and advancements, it isn’t always necessary to rotate your mattress depending on what type it is.

You should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your mattress or speak with a mattress professional from Mattress Super Store to get the best careinstructions for your mattress, but here are a few quick tips.

Does my mattress need to be rotated?

Your mattress would benefit from being rotated if you have a memory foam, innerspring or hybrid mattress. You don’t need to rotate your mattress if you have a Sleep Number or Tempur-Pedic.

How do I rotate my mattress?

Consider that you want to rotate your mattress so the are where you were laying your head will now be at the foot of the bed. We recommend moving anything near your bed like lamps or nightstands before you try to lift and turn, to avoid breaking anything.

How often should I rotate my mattress?

Because there are so many different type of mattresses, there is no one answer to this. You can rotate your mattress every three months to seasonally to once per year.

To speak with a mattress professional on our team, please give us a call or visit us in our Revere, MA store. We are happy to answer any question you have about rotating your mattress or buying a new one!

 

 

 

Avoid Halloween Nightmares and Get a Restful Sleep

‘Tis the season for spooky tales and scary movies.

Halloween is around the corner which means this month will be filled with horror movie reruns and decorations that will make you jump. Stuff like that is the fuel for nightmares. And if you have nightmares, you’re not getting a restful nights sleep.

Nightmares are more vivid than a bad dream and bring out feelings of fear, terror, distress or anxiety. Nightmares differ from dreams because they usually cause the sleeper to wake up with intense feelings. Children and teens are more likely to have nightmares, but adults can and do have them. Nightmares can be caused by personal experiences, stress, anxiety or the media. This is where Halloween comes in. Whether you watched a horror movie or walked by a house with creepy decorations, your memory stores that information and can cause nightmares.

There is no definite way to prevent nightmares, but we’d like to help you try. Having the perfect mattress can help you have a long, restful sleep. Uncomfortable beds can contribute to creating nightmares, so it’s important that your mattress is in good condition. Contact us if you want to speak about getting a new mattress!

Here are some other ways to try and avoid nightmares.

  1. Run some white noise or calming music: Your subconscious brain picks up on noises while you’re sleeping. A car horn may be turned into something else in your dream. If you play some calming music, it may soothe you and drown out the other noises.
  2. Write positive thoughts before bed: Journaling helps you sort out your feelings and stressors, but you don’t want to be reminded of all the bad things you’re dealing with right before you go to bed. Try writing something positive about your day before you lay down and you’ll leave those good thoughts in your mind.
  3. Avoid scary movies or books at night: It’s Halloween season and it’s pretty impossible to avoid all spooky things, but if you can, avoid seeing it before bedtime. If you can’t help yourself, try reading a magazine or doing something lighter right before you go to bed to break up the scary image in your mind.

If you’re having nightmares this time of year, try practicing these steps to see if it helps. Remember, your mattress plays an important role in your sleep. The more comfortable you are, the more likely you are to enjoy a peaceful, nightmare-free sleep.

Contact us today to find a new, comfortable mattress!

Happy Halloween!