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FAQS

General Sleep Questions:

Q. Why is sleep important?

A. Often underappreciated, especially if you lead a fast-paced, busy lifestyle, sleep is a key part of a long, healthy life. No amount of health foods, exercise, or other efforts at healthy living will make you feel energized during the day unless you get enough sleep. Sleep impacts your mood, your relationships, your productivity, and your overall quality of life.

While you sleep, your brain goes to work, consolidating the days learning into memory and reenergizing the body, which means it is especially important for growing children and teens to get enough sleep. Adults need an average of 7-8 hours of sleep each night, but individual needs can vary from as little as 5 hours to as many as 10.

Q. Is it true that napping can be bad for you?

A. Theres nothing wrong with taking a short nap to help refresh you during the day. But if you find youre napping all the time, it could be a sign that you arent getting as much sleep as you should, or that the quality of your sleep is too poor to sustain your daily activities. If you do decide to nap, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

  1. Keep it consistent. If you nap, nap every day. Napping at different times each day or napping only on weekends is like dieting only some days of the week your body cannot train itself to respond best to your nap.
  2. Keep your nap 15-30 minutes long. Any longer, and you might slip into deep sleep, forcing you to be groggy and inefficient when you wake up. After all, you took the nap to recharge, not to have to suffer through another morning, right?
  3. If you do decide to take longer naps, try to make them a minimum of an hour and a half, so that you can complete an entire sleep cycle and get the deepest level of rest out of your restorative nap.

Q. What happens if I do not get enough sleep?

A. Not getting enough sleep one night can impact your mood and productivity in the day after your bad night. Not getting enough sleep on a long-term basis, because of an uncomfortable mattress or some other reason, can lead to a decrease in the overall quality and length of your life. Some experts claim that healthy sleep has been proven to be the single most important factor in determining longetivity (length of life), making good sleep more important than diet, exercise, or even heredity! Sleep loss can affect your performance in the following ways:

  1. daytime drowsiness: loss in energy and alertness, especially midafternoon
  2. mood swings: like depression, irritability, and a suddenly disappearing sense of humour
  3. stress and anxiety: sleep debt lessens your ability to handle everyday stresses, often resulting in chronic nervousness, frustration, and anxiety
  4. weight gain: consuming sugary foods and drinks to help you stay awake after a bad night's rest lead to weight gain, as do less controllable factors such as hormonal and metabolic fluctuations resulting from not enough sleep
  5. immune deficiency: your bodys defenses recharge during the night, so sleep deprivation makes you more vulnerable to flus, colds, etc

Q. Does the mattress affect how a person sleeps?

A. Yes. The mattress has the potential either to encourage sleep or rob you of sleep. Whether your mattress is a sleep friend or a sleep foe can determine how refreshed you feel in the morning. If youre tossing and turning more at night or if youre waking up feeling stiff or sore after a night's sleep, it could be a sign that your current mattress is no longer the best for you. Was your best night's sleep that you can remember somewhere other than your own bed at home? Your body appreciates a comfortable, supportive mattress and will let you know if its not up to the task.

By the time your mattress is ten years old, the material has stained, thinned, and deteriorated by around 75%! Not to mention that you naturally deposit about 1 pound of skin fibers in your mattress each year. Each night you lose about ¼ Liter of fluid in nightly sweats, and the fibers making up your mattress settle and compress, reducing the quality of support and comfort you receive while you rest. A quality mattress can last ten years, but be careful to listen to what your mattress is telling you, because whether or not you are on a comfortable, supportive mattress can drastically affect both the quality and quantity of your sleep.

Q. How much sleep does the average person need?

A. The average person needs 7-8 hours a night, but it differs for every person. Some people may need as much as 10 hours a night and others need much less. If you sleep longer on the weekends than during the week, you probably arent getting the sleep you need every night. Also, if you find yourself sleepy during the day, you probably need more sleep at night.

Q. What are some ways to get a better night's sleep?

A. A few key things should help. Try going to bed and getting up at the same time every day..even on the weekends. This will help keep your biological clock in sync. Develop a sleep ritual by doing the same things each night just before bed. Parents often establish a routine for their kids, but it can help adults, too. A routine cues the body to settle down for the night.

Another hint: Unwind early in the evening so that worries and distractions dont keep you from getting a good night's sleep. Finally, create a restful sleep environment: sleep in a cool, quiet, dark room on a comfortable, supportive mattress and foundation; to get your best night's rest. If youre sleeping as much as you need, but still find that youre sleepy during the day, you should consult your doctor to see if you might have a medical condition interfering with your sleep.

Q. Whats the best mattress?

A. There is no such thing! Now, do not panic, all that means is that what is best for you may not be best for someone else. After all.. we are all built differently and have different comfort and support preferences. Sleep Experts; we prefer you visit the showroom instead of lonline purchasing because we encourage our customers to buy the best bed for them by taking the time to come into the store, talk to an advisor about their sleep needs, any problems they have been having with soreness or insomnia, discovering their sleep profile, and most importantly, checking the beds out for themselves.

Many customers are shy about testing out a mattress, but we will show you exactly what to look for in terms of support, comfort, spaciousness, and any other preferences you may have. There is no sales pressure, so after growing well-educated about the process and really testing every bed you try, we are confident that you will feel confident when it does come time to make your mattress purchase. On a quick side note, if you sleep with a partner, be sure to bring that person with you to test out the mattresses. After all, you will need to reconcile what you like best with what your partner likes best to find the best mattress that compromises both your sleep needs.

Q. How can you tell when a mattress is "used up?"

A. Your body should tell you when its time for a new one, but are you paying attention? If you regularly wake up feeling stiff and sore or if you arent sleeping as well as you did a year ago, it may be time to replace what youre sleeping on. At least twice a year, check for visible signs of wear and tear and ask yourself if youre sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago and if a new mattress might improve your sleep. This regular sleep check-up will help ensure your mattress is still doing its job, which a quality mattress can do for up to ten years. By the time your mattress is ten years old, the material has stained, thinned, and deteriorated by around 75%!

Not to mention that you naturally deposit about 1 pound of skin fibers in your mattress each year. Each night you lose about ¼ Liter of fluid in nightly sweats, and the fibers making up your mattress settle and compress, reducing the quality of support and comfort you receive while you rest. A quality mattress can last ten years, but be careful to listen to what your mattress is telling you, because whether or not you are on a comfortable, supportive mattress can drastically affect both the quality and quantity of your sleep.

Q. How often should mattresses be replaced? How long do they last?

A. Though there is no such thing as the invincible mattress, mattresses do wear out at different speeds, with some lasting many years, and others wearing out much faster. This is due to numerous factors. How was the mattress used rarely, used guest room, frequently used master bedroom, growing children, trampoline for the children? Also important to consider in determining your mattress expiration date is whether it was cared for properly, and what the original mattress quality was to begin with. Other important considerations are how personal comfort levels or a persons lifestyle and body may have changed over the years, regardless of the level of wear and tear on the bed. We encourage you to think about these things and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Are you sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago?
  2. Are you waking up feeling stiff and sore?
  3. Does your mattress have visible signs of wear and tear?
  4. Would a new mattress improve your sleep?

If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then its time to consider purchasing a new mattress. And because people tend to overlook their mattresses and dont think about them, the Better Sleep Council of Canada recommends that you "check" your mattress using these four questions at least twice a year to make sure mattress wear and tear isnt sneaking up on you and disrupting your sleep.

Q. How much money should be spent on a mattress?

A. Your rest — the amount and quality of your sleep — is a critical factor in your overall well-being. It can affect how you feel physically and mentally as well as your productivity. Accordingly, we urge you to invest in your rest, and spend enough on a mattress to ensure that your individual comfort and support needs are being met. Be sure not to shortchange yourself out of a good, quality night's sleep and buy the best mattress you can afford.

Amazingly, you will spend an entire 30% of your life in bed. This equals 220,000 hours over the course of an average lifetime! And the mattress is the most used piece of furniture in the home. Many people tend to overlook the importance of the mattress as a major purchase with great consequences. After all, another major purchase most people make is a car—do you know the make, model, and year of the mattress you use every day? Sleep Experts & trade; encourages you, when you decide it is time for a new mattress, to make a wise decision and invest as much as you can afford into the best mattress for your personal needs.

Q. What size mattress does a couple need?

A. Couples should sleep in a queen or king-size mattress for free, easy movement. Couples who sleep on a full mattress are only allowing themselves the same room to move around as a baby has in a crib. And make sure to take your partner with you when you shop for a mattress. Its important that you find one that meets both your support need and comfort preferences. Sign up for the Sleep Experts; Comfort Club, as we can send you regular updates to questions such as this, giving a step-by-step breakdown of mattress sizes, standards, and the sleepers they were designed for.