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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Perfect Mattress for You!

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When it comes to buying a new mattress, there are many variables to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect mattress. In fact, since everyone’s body and sleep preferences are different, it’s safe to say there is no magic formula to determine which mattress is best for you. That’s why we encourage you to visit us at Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses in Mt. Vernon and Newark, where our sleep specialists will listen to your unique needs and offer you several perfect mattress options to help you get a great night’s sleep. Come in and test out a comfortable mattress from Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Beautyrest or UltraComfort and we’ll help you get the sleep you deserve.

There are many individual preferences to consider when shopping for a new mattress. For instance, the sleep experts at Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses will look at your body type and ask if you have any specific physical issues that may contribute to sleep problems. These factors will determine whether you should be sleeping on a firm mattress, plush mattress, pillow top mattress, memory foam mattress or even an adjustable bed. Plus, you need to consider if you prefer sleeping on your side or back and any sleep sensitivities or disturbances that may keep you awake at night. But ultimately, choosing the proper mattress comes down to comfort, and we’ll help you find the perfect mattress that will provide years of comfort and great sleep.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Health Benefits of Sleep

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Sleep … those peaceful lovely zzzzzzs! It’s bliss, until the fateful night you toss and turn, lay prone with eyes wide open trying not to disturb your partner.

Consider for a moment how you feel after a great night’s sleep . . . infinitely better! Your thoughts are more clear. Your emotions are less fragile.

Consider now the day after a night of tossing and turning. How was your mood and the ability to learn affected? It’s likely they were extremely diminished. Getting your brain to think properly and to retain information is often difficult with little sleep. Judgement is also extremely weakened.

Sleep impacts nearly every area of daily life. Most of us know that sleep is beneficial but few realize just how much sleep we need and why it is so important. Sleep, in fact, plays an important role in overall physical health, emotional well-being and longevity. And interestingly enough, your body manages and requires sleep in much the same way that it regulates the need for eating, drinking, and breathing.

The EXACT reasons for sleep have perplexed researchers for years, and they remain a mystery today. However, we do know that many of the body’s major organ and regulatory systems continue to work actively during sleep. The body produces more of certain hormones, and certain parts of the brain increase their activity dramatically.

Everybody needs varying amounts of sleep based on age and their own internal clocks. Some adults can get by with 6 hours per night, while others truly need 9 to function properly. Plus, getting just one hour less of the sleep your body needs can significantly affect you. Here are a few specific reasons you should get the sleep you need!

Sleep reduces stress and gives you more energy. A good night’s sleep can help lower blood pressure and elevated levels of stress hormones. The physical effects of stress deteriorate the body, destroy good cells and speed up the aging process. High blood pressure is known as the silent killer. Getting a good night’s sleep is one easy way to counteract these issues. On top of that, you’ll just feel better! Who doesn’t want that?

Sleep improves your memory. Energy and focus are two attributes of success, but did you ever consider memory in the equation? Facts, faces, dates, times and other information are hard to retrieve with little sleep. The brain uses sleep time to organize events and correlate memories. With adequate and quality sleep, your brain has the time it needs to process information, experiences and knowledge, which translates to retention in the end.

Sleep gives you a better quality of life. Did you know that sleep can actually equal happiness? Waking up feeling rested and rejuvenated can make you ready to go, ready to tackle all the things life throws at you. Each day you wake up feeling refreshed is just one more day of energy and vitality to do all the things you want to do in life. Yep, sleep equals happiness!

Are you ready for your next – or first – great night of sleep? Stop in to Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses today and talk to our sleep experts about these, and other benefits of great sleep, as well as finding the perfect mattress from Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Beautyrest and more to support you in the journey. Your heart, mind, body and soul will thank you – and so will a lot of other people who benefit from all you have to offer after a great night of sleep!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Amazing Comfort of a Plush Mattress

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After a long day of work, cooking dinner for your family and helping your kids with their homework, there’s nothing better than taking a load off and laying down in bed to relax. But nothing’s worse than resting on a mattress that’s harder than a box of rocks. Instead, you deserve a comfortable, soft plush mattress that will rejuvenate you to tackle life again the next day.  But what is a plush mattress and why does it provide such an unrivaled quality night’s sleep?

Plush mattresses offer a great night of sleep because they literally cradle you in comfort. The additional foam padding on a plush mattress literally conforms to your body. This eliminates an uncomfortable break-in period for the mattress while cradling your body in pure relaxation. Plush mattress technology also immediately responds to your movement while dissipating body heat to keep you at the ideal sleeping temperature. This unique engineering provides a pleasurable night of sleep that will leave you looking forward to sleeping on your mattress night after night.

Most current plush mattresses are made of synthetic fibers, or foam, designed to provide a soft and blissful sleeping experience. Plush mattresses, like Connell’s Beautyrest® World Class Alexandria Plush Mattress, offer an additional layer of extremely soft padding on the surface for the sleeper. Underneath this additional foam bedding, coils are in place to bring you the support you need so you don’t feel like you’re sleeping in quick sand. Plush mattresses are specifically engineered to provide an unprecedented amount of comfort without sacrificing any coil support.

Here is something to keep in mind: Although most plush mattresses are made from synthetic plush fibers, consider purchasing a mattress made with natural plush. Silk, cotton or velvet are higher qualities of plush and will provide an even softer and blissful night of sleep. Regardless of the material, plush mattresses have no downside and are an excellent choice for anyone considering a new mattress.

Visit either of Connell’s two convenient locations in Newark or Mt. Vernon and discover for yourself the the amazing relaxation only provided by a plush mattress.