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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sleep Solutions for Pregnant Mothers

Getting the sleep you need during pregnancy can be difficult. Mother’s often note that physical discomfort, the difficulty of finding a comfortable sleeping position (especially for back sleeping mothers who can no longer sleep on their back), hormonal changes and anxiety are common causes for sleep problems during pregnancy. Moreover, sleep during the third trimester can be even more difficult as the little baby begins to toss-and-turn in the mother’s womb.

Research by the National Sleep Foundation discovered that 80% of pregnant mother’s noted trouble sleeping, while 26% of them said they experienced Restless Leg Symptoms (RLS), a sleep disorder that causes the legs to twitch and ache.

However, sleep solutions are available to help you sleep better during pregnancy so you can stay more energized and healthy for your own sake and the baby’s. Certain bedding, pillows and mattresses are available to help keep you more comfortable and happy.

Studies show pregnant mothers should evaluate their mattress choice and pillow choice to help achieve the proper amount of sleep each night. On average, an adult woman should try to get seven to nine hours of sleep. Pregnant mothers will often find they’ll want and need even more than seven to nine hours of sleep.

Carefully consider your mattress. Does it telegraph your partner’s motion during sleep? If so, consider choosing a new mattress so your partner’s tossing-and-turning does not affect you, allowing you to sleep more soundly and longer.

Furthermore, a body pillow, or side-sleeping pillow can greatly aid in sleep. A quality body pillow is ideal because it will promote left-hand side sleeping, which maximizes blood flow and nutrients to the baby while reducing the chance of low blood pressure, impaired breathing and indigestion.

Visit Connell’s Furniture & Mattress in Mt. Vernon & Newark and ask about our sleep solutions that will help promote better sleep for the health of you and your baby.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Father’s day is right around the corner!

Father’s day is right around the corner! We celebrate Father’s Day annually on third Sunday of June. As a counterpart to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is a time for the family to say thank you to all of the fathers in our lives for all of their help. And what father doesn’t like a big thank you from his family and loved ones!

Below are some wonderful ideas to say thanks to the father or husband in your life and make his day as fun as possible.

Make Father’s Day a family day: What father doesn’t like spending quality time with his family? Dad’s generally enjoy doing activities, like going to the park, taking a walk with the family, a bike ride with the family, watching a sporting event with family, or even grilling out with the family. However the father or husband in your life enjoys family time together, use Father’s Day as an opportunity to get the entire family together for dad’s favorite family-time activity.

Food!: Although cliché, the saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is pretty much spot on. Show your father the appreciation he deserves by making him his favorite meal, baking him a cake or cookies, or even taking him to his favorite restaurant with the family.

Gifts: All fathers love a good gift. Instead of gifting something like a tie or socks, give a more personal gift like a handwritten card or note. Or even make a family activity out of creating a card or drawing for dad showing him how much you love him and appreciate him.

What’s more, give your father the gift of relaxation during Father’s Day by helping out around the home and outdoors. Take one of dad’s easy, routine outdoor activities, like watering flowers or pulling some weeds, and make it a family activity to do this chore for dad so he doesn’t have to.

However you plan to show your father or husband love and appreciation on Father’s Day, give it a personalized touch that he will truly enjoy and feel loved. From all of us at Connell’s Furniture & Mattress, we’re wishing you and your family a very happy and special Father’s Day!