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Top 3 Mattress Myths

February 5, 2014
Top 3 Mattress Myths

Almost all human beings on the planet have one goal in common – a good night’s sleep! Many factors can affect your sleep, such as stress levels, comfort levels, temperature etc. Having the right mattress greatly increases your odds of having a restful evening and waking up refreshed. There is a lot of misinformation and old wives tales out there that might stand in your way of making the best choice.

We’ve rounded up the top three mattress myths to help you figure out where to start.

1. Bad Backs Require Firm Mattresses

People with chronic back pain are on a never ending quest for a great night’s sleep. A good deep sleep requires comfort and it is difficult to find comfort when you suffer from back pain. Many people mistakenly think that soft unsupportive mattresses are to blame for some back pain, and everyone just wants to know which mattress will give them the best shot a restful night.

Independent studies done in Ireland tested how well people slept on different types of mattresses. The results showed that both extremes, hard or soft mattresses, caused an equal amount of uneasy sleep patterns. The medium mattresses got the highest ratings from those suffering from back pain. The best results came from Tempur Pedic mattresses which are made of foam and designed to fit around your body.

2. Replace Your Mattress As Soon As It Becomes Uncomfortable

Your mattress should last you between 5-7 years. If you suddenly don’t feel as cozy in your newer mattress there could be a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the remaining life of the mattress. You can purchase a variety of mattress accessories from your mattress store that you can place over your existing mattress to get a new feel. There are toppers that are filled with memory foam or even a special gel that will help conform to your unique shape and help you get a better more peaceful night’s sleep. Using this method you can double the life of your mattress and be more comfortable at the same time!

3. The More Expensive The Mattress, The Better You’ll Sleep

Not only will overpaying for your mattress not guarantee you a better night’s sleep, but the extra strain on your budget might keep you tossing and turning all night. The most important factor in your new mattress is personal comfort. Decide your budget before going mattress shopping. While you’re at it, take note of what position you sleep in most and take stock of any physical issues, like back or neck pain. Believe it or not, some mattresses are better for side sleepers or back sleepers than others.

Knowing yourself is the key to finding the best mattress. The knowledgeable personnel at Bedding Experts are very willing to help you find the mattress of YOUR choice.

Is It Time for a New Mattress

February 5, 2014
Is it Time to Change Your Mattress: Bedding Experts Blog Post

People will commonly continue to sleep on a mattress long after it’s due to be replaced because mattresses are seen as a long term purchase and generally come with 10+ year guarantees. Keep in mind, the guarantee is on the material, not on the useful life of the mattress. Most mattresses that get everyday use will comfortably last 5-7 years. Family members will often try to pass down old mattresses when new ones are purchased making it difficult to tell how old the mattress even is.

If you’re having trouble justifying the purchase of a new mattress, here are some tell-tale signs that it’s time for a replacement:

How Old Is Your Mattress?

There are many reasons behind how long a typical mattress will last, making it difficult to pinpoint a new purchase date based on years of ownership alone. Your body size and type, the number of people and animals that sleep on the bed, and the materials used in the mattress can all be factors. However, it’s safe to say that if this mattress was passed down to you from another family member or it’s the same mattress you’ve had since college, it might be time to replace it!

Are You Embarrassed By Your Mattress?

How else can you tell if it’s time for a new mattress? If the mattress sags, holds a permanent indentation where you normally sleep, or you can feel coils poking you through the mattress, these are all signs that you need to replace the mattress right away.  If the mattress looks aged and stained without sheets on it then that is also a pretty good indication that it is an older mattress.

Are You Experiencing Aches and Pains in the Morning?

Use how you feel in the morning when you first wake up as a gauge of how comfortable your mattress is. If you were tossing and turning through the night it might be a sign that your mattress is no longer comfortable. If your neck or back hurts or you experience tingling in your arms or legs when you sleep on your side these can also be signs that your mattress has outstayed its welcome.

Did you know that we spend roughly 1/3 of our lives in our beds? With that in mind, it becomes even more evident that a supportive and comfortable mattress is a must! If your mattress is over 5 years old and lately you’ve been waking up feeling more tired than when you went to bed, that might be a sign that your mattress needs to be replaced. With a supportive new mattress you will soon be waking up feeling well-rested and refreshed!

If you think the time has come to replace your mattress, visit the experts at Bedding Experts who will help you pick out the perfect replacement.

13 Tips For Restful, Rejuvenating Sleep

December 23, 2013

1: Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake at the same time each day. Sleeping later on weekends won’t fully make up for a lack of sleep during the week and will make it harder to wake on Monday morning.

2: Exercise well before bedtime. Exercise can help promote a good night’s sleep, but it can prevent you from falling asleep if its done too late. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days at least 2-3 hours before bedtime.

3: Avoid caffeine and nicotine. Both of these are stimulants and their effects can take as much as 8 hours to wear off fully. Thus, a cup of coffee consumed in late afternoon can make it hard for you to fall asleep at night.

4: Avoid alcohol before bed. Alcohol might help you relax, but heavy use robs you of deep sleep and REM sleep. People also tend to wake in the middle of the night when the effects wear off.

5: Avoid large meals and beverages late at night. A large meal can cause indigestion that interferes with sleep. Drinking too much can cause frequent interruptions in sleep to urinate.

6: If possible, avoid medications that delay or disrupt sleep. Ask your doctor or pharmacist whether any medications for heart, blood pressure, or asthma, or any medications for coughs, colds, or allergies, including prescription, over-the-counter, and even some herbal remedies, could be disrupting your sleep and ask whether any of these could be taken earlier in the day or evening.

7: Don’t take naps after 3 p.m. Late naps can make it hard to fall asleep at night.

8: Relax before bed. Leave some time at the end of your day to unwind with a relaxing activity, like reading or listening to music, before bed.

9: Take a hot bath before bed. The drop in body temperature after getting out of the bath may help you feel sleepy and the bath itself can help you relax and slow down so that you are ready to fall asleep.

10: Create a good sleeping environment. Get rid of anything distracting, including bright lights, noises, an uncomfortable bed, or warm temperatures. You sleep better if the temperature in the room is cool. A T.V., cell phone, or computer in the bedroom can be a distraction that deprives you of sleep. Having a comfortable mattress and pillow can help promote a good night’s sleep. People with insomnia often watch the clock. Try turning the clock’s face out of view so you don’t worry about trying to fall asleep.

11: Have the right sunlight exposure. Daylight is the key to regulating daily sleep patterns. Try to get outside in natural sunlight for at least 30 minutes each day. Experts recommend getting an hour of exposure to morning sunlight and turning down the lights before bedtime.

12: Don’t lie in bed awake. If you are still awake after 20 minutes of lying in bed or if you are starting to feel anxious or worried, get up and do some relaxing activity until you feel sleepy. The anxiety of not being able to fall asleep can make it more difficult to do so.

13: See a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping. If you consistently find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep and/or feel tired or not well rested during the day despite spending enough time in bed at night, you may have  a sleep disorder.

(SeeYour Guide to Healthy Sleep” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.)

Bedding Experts Grand Opening New Lenox IL Mattress Store

December 18, 2013

We’re very excited to announce the Grand Opening of our New Lenox IL Mattress Store!

Our New Lenox Illinois mattress store is located in front of the new Walmart on Lincoln Highway, just east of Cedar Road.

Stop in or Call  (815) 600-8121 today!

Grand Opening Specials

  • Queen Sealy Posturepedic Sets – $394!
  • Queen Memory Foam Sets – $394!
  • Queen Pillowtop Mattresses – $179!
  • Twin Pressure-Relieving Foam Mattresses – $79!
  • Free Box Spring on Select Beautyrest models

+0% APR Financing up to 5 Years!
+Free Delivery, setup, and removal on most products!

Similar savings in all sizes. Some restrictions apply.
See store for details. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Hours 

  • Mon-Thur 10am-8:30pm
  • Fri  10am-8pm
  • Sat 10am-6pm
  • Sun 11am-5:30pm

For more information please visit our New Lenox IL Mattress Store webpage.

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Bedding Experts Grand Opening Elgin IL Mattress Store

December 17, 2013

We’ve opened a new mattress store in Elgin IL at the corner of Bowes Road and Randall road.

We’re very excited to serve the Elgin Illinois area and look forward to seeing you. Our store is situated between the new Portillo’s Hotdogs and Sam’s Club.

Grand Opening Specials are available through January 2014.

Stop in or Call  (847) 960-3890 today for GRAND OPENING SPECIALS!

  • Queen Sealy Posturepedic Sets – $394!
  • Queen Memory Foam Sets – $394!
  • Queen Pillowtop Mattresses – $179!
  • Twin Pressure-Relieving Mattresses – $79!
  • Free Box Spring on Select Beautyrest models

+0% APR Financing up to 5 Years!
+Free Delivery, setup, and removal on most products!

Similar savings in all sizes. Some restrictions apply.

See store for details. Cannot be combined with other offers.

For more information about our new store please visit our Elgin IL Mattress Store webpage.

The Bedding Experts: Where Dreams Come True!

Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Help you Sleep Better

May 2, 2013

Tempur-Pedic has been the fastest growing mattress brand and is now the world’s most popular brand of mattresses because people LOVE their Tempur-Pedic. The reason why is simply because people sleep better on a Tempur-Pedic versus other top mattress brands.

Now, consumers are usually not extremely satisfied with large purchases.  Whether you are talking about a new car, new furniture, electronics or other consumer products 80% is considered good for consumer satisfaction.  According to the most recent large-scale study 92% of Tempurpedic mattress owners are satisfied overall with their Tempur-Pedic sleep system.

At The Bedding Experts we want our clients to be happy with their mattress and we suggest trying TempurPedic. You very well could be sleeping much better with this revolutionary product.

How do TempurPedic mattresses feel?
TempurPedic mattresses are very unique in how they feel.  Tempur-pedic mattresses are both heat sensitive and pressure-relieving. Tempurpedic mattresses will conform to your body as you lie down and points of contact will heat up the revolutionary TEMPUR material to soften and conform to your body.  The mattress continues to conform and support your body, providing an incredibly comfortable feel.  We highly recommend taking a moment to lie down on a TempurPedic mattress in one of our stores just to see if you think it feels wonderful.  Most people do.    

Any questions?  Please call us at 888-EXPERTS.

To find a store near you visit our: Mattress Store Locator

 

 

Bedding Experts 2012 Mattress Store Grand Openings!

August 6, 2012

We are pleased to announce the opening of 9 new Chicago-land area stores!

Aurora, IL – Located near downtown Aurora IL in the Aurora Commons Shopping Center, our new Aurora IL mattress store features our entire collection of mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via. The new store is just north of Indian Trail Rd. on Lake St. (Rt. 31) near Jewel-Osco.

Chicago, IL (Wilson Yards Neighborhood) – Located in the heart of Uptown, within Wilson Yards, our new Chicago IL mattress store features our entire collection of mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via. The new store is just north of Montrose Avenue on Broadway Street and next to Target

Darien, IL – Located just south of 75th Street and Lemont Road, our Darien IL Mattress Store is managed by our area manager, Gio S., and features our entire collection of quality mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via. The new store is just north of Montose Avenue on Broadway Street, next to Target.

Deerfield, IL – Located on Waukegan Road, one block south of Deerfield Road, our Deerfield IL Mattress Store is managed by our area manager, Michael Ushkow., and features our entire collection of quality mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via. The new store across the street from Whole Foods and next door to Deerfield Cyclery.

Geneva, IL – Located in the Geneva Commons Shopping Center,  our new Geneva IL mattress store is managed by Lee M. Lee has been helping area residents select a quality mattress for 15 years! View our entire collection of quality mattresses at this location, including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via.

Kildeer IL – Located in the Shops of Kildeer just south of Long Grove Road on Rand Road (Route 12).  It’s also a few blocks north of W Lake Cook Road (County Line Road). Our new store in Kildeer is managed by Jim Smith. Jim has been assisting clients with finding a mattress that meets their needs and is comfortable for over 15 years. Our new Kildeer IL mattress store features our entire collection of mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via.

Oakbrook IL – Located across from Oakbrook Mall on Route 83, our Oakbrook IL mattress store is managed by Daniel Dunlop. Daniel is one of our area managers. Daniel looks forward to assisting each customer with an informed mattress purchase. “It really does feel good when you call a client to talk to them after they have had a chance to sleep on their new mattress.  They usually will say they are sleeping great and feel wonderful.  It truly is a rewarding job knowing how much a new mattress can affect someone who may not be sleeping well.” Our new Oakbrook store features our entire collection of mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via.

Romeoville IL – Located on Weber road just south of Taylor Rd (143rd) on the west side of the street.  3 stores down from Jewel Osco. Our Romeoville IL mattress store is managed by Daniel D. and features our entire selection of mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via.

Wheaton IL – Located in the Danada East shopping center right next to Dominick’s and Blik Art Store. Our Wheaton IL mattress store is managed by Bob N and features our entire selection of mattresses including: TempurPedic, Sealy Mattresses, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Sealy Optimum Memory Foam, and Mattress Via.

To visit us today please use our: mattress stores locator