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Sleep Shorts: The 10-15 Minute Mattress Test

In the mattress industry this rule of thumb seems elementary, but you would be surprised by the amount of people that purchase a bed doing the “5 fingers tells me all push down test.” You know the maneuver that some do when they shop for beds. Pushing down on the bed with their hand and…

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Sleep Shorts: The Language of Sleep

“You are getting very sleepy.” Add a swinging chain watch and a magician, and you’ll be out in seconds. A new study conducted at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology shows that the words involved in coaxing your brain to sleep may be more important than the magic….

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Sleep Shorts: Why Don’t We Sneeze in Our Sleep

Why do humans sometimes cough while asleep, but they never sneeze? According to Dr.Fredric Neuman, in a recent post as his “Fighting Fear” blog in Psychology Today, it’s a matter of preservation. Being a quiet sleeper may have protected early humans from nighttime predators. Imagine a saber-tooth tiger treading silently through woods when suddenly he…

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Sleep Shorts: Sleep Deprivation = Being Drunk on the Job

According to researchers in he Sleep Medicine Division of Harvard Medical School, the average American has lost an hour and half of sleep per night over the past few decades. The sleep-deprivation epidemic is costing companies $63 billion a year from insomnia and other health and productivity-related problems. According to Russell Sanna, the division’s executive…

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No Sleep until the Seahawks Come Home 16-3!

If you are a Seahawk fan then I am sure you haven’t been getting a lot of sleep this week with the heavy anticipation of the “Big Game.” It’s been 8 long years since our return to the Super Bowl and you can tell that we are proud of our team. Stepping outside my door…

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Snooze News: 4 Easy Ways to Settle Your Soul

With today’s demanding work schedule, personal obligations and more, Americans rarely seem to appreciate a few moments of serenity.  In a recent article, the Huffington Post noted, “In an attempt to conquer it all, we’re always on the go, always occupied and always a step ahead.” But what if being idle were just as productive…

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The Benefits of Taking A Nap

As Americans, we are constantly on the go, places to be, things to do and work to be done. We rarely slow down leaving us feeling tired and exhausted. I am sure we have all had the feeling where we wish we could be a kid again and just take a nap in the middle…

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Why We Go For Doughnuts.

Are you eyeing those delicious doughnuts? Maybe you mouth is even starting to water? A study shows that how much sleep we get enough can directly effect the types of food choices we make in our day. A bad night’s sleep makes people less resistant to unhealthy foods, and even results in more pleasure from…

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Happy New Year!

Still recovering from New Year’s Eve? I can’t believe where this last year has gone and I am sure you are feeling the same way. 2013 was a good year for us at Mattress Depot USA as I take a moment to reflect to myself. Sadly, we did lose one member of the Mattress Depot…

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R.I.P Old Mattress: How to Recycle Your Old Mattress

During the excitement of having your new mattress delivered, you might not care what happens to that old, back-pain-inducing one once that’s hauled away. However, each year in the U.S., 40 million mattresses are disposed of, and a mattress can take up as much as 40 cubic feet in a landfill – making it that much more important to…

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For this week’s blog topic, I thought we would keep it nice and light with 40 facts that you may or may not have known about sleep. See how many you knew and surprise yourself with some additional knowledge! -The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during…

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Foam and latex are very, very hot – but cooler than ever!

A decade ago, who would’ve guessed that foam and latex suppliers would be using words like “magic” and “sizzle” to describe their offerings? But they are. Mattress manufacturers seeking to add pizazz to their lineups have embraced all types of specialty foams. Today’s foams are available in beautiful colors, cuts, convolutions and coring with myriad…

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