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By Karla ONeill | 09.29.2020

Thank you Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine readers for voting us Best Mattress Store in North Idaho 7 years in a row!

Sleep Wellness While Under Stress

By Dan LaVine | 04.22.2020

While some people deal with insomnia all the time, many especially struggle with being able to fall asleep when they are going through an especially stressful period. Whether you have a documented anxiety disorder or simply a lot on your mind, it can be endlessly challenging to relax and power down your brain. According to Michael Grandner, Ph.D., director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, “People who don’t sleep well are more likely to become depressed or anxious if they weren’t before. If they have a recurrent depression or anxiety disorder it will not only make it worse, it will make it more likely to come back if it’s in remission.” When you are feeling stressed, taking care of (read more)

How to Choose a New Mattress

By Dan LaVine | 04.03.2020

When it comes to choosing a new mattress, there are two types of things you must consider: (1) what type of sleeper you are; and (2) the basic qualities of mattresses available on the market. By considering your unique sleeping qualities within the context of what types mattresses are available, you’ll be able to narrow your options significantly.

Here are some of the different factors to consider;

*Sleeping Position - Everyone has their favorite position to sleep in. Different positions have different support requirements, so your ideal mattress will depend on whether you are a side, back, stomach, or combination sleeper. In general, stomach and back sleepers prefer firmer, less conforming mattresses while softer or conforming mattresses are perfect for supporting side sleepers.

*Weight - (read more)

Fun Facts About Mattresses

By Dan LaVine | 02.10.2020

Did you know:

1) The word “mattress” is Arabic in origin.

2) The root word of mattress means “to throw something down,” referring to the practice of the time of sleeping on cushions on the floor.

3) The word “mattress” was most likely brought to Europe by Crusaders.

4) Feather beds were first invented by the Romans during the last days of the Republic. Originally, Roman mattresses were filled with reeds, hay or wool.

5) One of the most important and earliest innovations in regards to mattresses was simply raising them off the floor. This greatly reduced the number of pests and rodents that would share sleeping spaces with their intended occupants.

6) South Asian and Indian mattresses use kapok—a tree whose seed pods can (read more)

How to Sleep Better in Winter

By Dan Lavine | 01.02.2020

How to sleep better in winter

Getting a good night’s sleep in the middle of winter may seem like it should be no problem. After all, it’s the season of long nights, cozy blankets, hibernation, and snuggling up by the fire. But for all the same reasons winter and sleep go together so well, the opposite can also be true: For some people, winter can wreak havoc on sleep quality and quantity.

If you’re one of those people—who finds that these colder, shorter months mean more tossing and turning at night—we’re here for you. Here are all the ways this season can affect sleep, for better or worse, and how to get a good night’s rest all season long.

Fewer hours of daylight in the (read more)