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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, November 9, 2011

Choosing the Right Mattress

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Have you put enough time and research into choosing the proper mattress? You should! Nearly one-third of our lives is spent sleeping; we invest more time into sleep than any other activity. Because of this, it’s vital to choose the right mattress with the proper support, firmness and size so you can get the sleep you need to live a healthier and more productive life.

Mattress Support and Firmness

The right mattress shouldn’t be too hard or too soft. A soft mattress can potentially provide poor support, resulting in muscle stiffness, and back and neck pain. Look for valleys or bumps on your mattress as a tell-tale sign that’s it’s too soft – consider purchasing a new, more supportive mattress when you find these indicators.

Moreover, a mattress that is too hard can exert too much force on pressure points such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips, which can contort the spine and lead to further sleep disturbances. The perfect mattress should mold to your body while providing gentle support and firmness.

Size

When it comes to mattresses, bigger is better. Consider this, the average person moves around generally 30 times each night. Combine this movement with a partner and sleeping space can become cramped or uncomfortable. Therefore, you may want to consider purchasing a larger mattress so you and your partner can sleep comfortably. Plus, many mattresses are designed to reduce tossing and turning, such as the Tempur-Pedic® Tempur-Cloud Luxe, and to also deflect your partner’s movements so you get the sleep you deserve.

Visit Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses in Mt. Vernon and Newark for the area’s largest selection of comfortable mattresses in every size designed to provide the proper support and firmness so you can get the sleep you deserve. Our sleep specialists will take the time to help you choose the perfect mattress for your bedroom and budget that provides the comfort you need for a great night’s 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.