TEMPUR-Flex® Is Now at Sleepy’s!

The all-new TEMPUR-Flex® Collection is now at Sleepy’s!

3.28.15 Tempur Flex

TEMPUR-Flex: the perfect pairing
The TEMPUR-Flex® collection pairs all the sleep-transforming benefits of TEMPUR® material with a new, dynamically responsive feel.

Using hybrid construction, this new Tempur-Pedic® collection introduces an all-new TEMPUR material and Dynamic Support™ Layer. It’s the feel that only Tempur-Pedic can deliver.

  • We start with all-new TEMPUR-Response™ material, designed to respond more quickly to your movement (3 times faster than other TEMPUR formulations). It delivers TEMPUR’s adaptive support, pressure relief, and motion dispersal–all the benefits that make sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic uniquely rejuvenating—and real ease of movement.
  • Underneath, a new Dynamic Support Layer made of densely packed precision coils engineered to actively react to your body’s movement.

This perfect pairing of new technologies delivers support that more quickly responds to you, and all the benefits of TEMPUR material in a whole new feel.

Find a Sleepy’s near you to experience the all-new TEMUR-Flex® or shop now at Sleepys.com!

Sleepy’s & Bedgear Help the Mets Get Their Sleep Fuel!

“Have you ever been fitted for a pillow?” That’s the question the New York Mets were asked this week when Sleepy’s and bedgear partnered to help the players get their sleep fuel!Set Up - Sheets Set Up - Pillows 3

Set Up - Beds

We traveled down to Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida to visit the Mets at spring training and give personalized pillow fittings to the players, coaches and trainers. Sleepy’s Mattress Professionals and bedgear trainers were on hand to perform the fittings and talk to the players about the importance of proper sleep and recovery. After trying out the different pillow sizes, the team was able to determine which pillow was just right. The Mets were also able to experience the comfort of bedgear dri-tec sheets. Many of them were big fans of the unique dri-tec technology, which helps regulate your temperature to keep you cool and dry while you sleep.

Want to get your own personalized pillow fitting? Find a Sleepy’s near you and ask a Mattress Professional to fit you for the right bedgear pillow! And get your own bedgear performance bedding now at Sleepys.com!

To see more photos of the fittings and find out which pillow your favorite player chose, visit Sleepy’s Facebook page!

Sleepy’s 30 Insane Facts About Sleep [Infographic]

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Sleepy’s Teams Up with Covenant House to Sleep Out

Sleepy’s really is “making the world a better place to sleep”.

Executives sleep outside so homeless youth don't have to.

On the night of Thursday November 21, David Acker, Sleepy’s CEO & President, and Adam Blank, Sleepy’s COO, participated in the annual Covenant House Executive Sleep Out.  The executives put themselves in the shoes of homeless youth and slept on the streets of NYC.  With little more than the clothes on their back, a sleeping bag, and a piece of cardboard to lie on, they camped out overnight in solidarity as 300 youth slept safely inside the walls of the Covenant House.

The candlelight vigil in Times Square was inspiring. Everyone standing together with one common goal: save homeless youth.


After an inspiring candlelight vigil in Times Square, all of the executives marched back to Covenant House to sit down with some of the youth whose lives have been impacted by the help of Covenant House.  Hearing their stories and listening to their experiences was inspiring and overwhelming. These young adults have experienced more in their short lives than any child should ever have to bear.

Sleepy’s executives were two of the over 180 executives that called the streets of New York City home for the night. Thanks to the generous donations of friends, family, and colleagues, the Sleepy’s team was able to raise enough money to equip 10 children with the education they need to seek their first job.

Sleepy's executives trying to stay warm & get some shut eye.

After reflecting on the night’s events, David Acker commented on his Sleep Out experience:

“An inspiring experience to meet and understand what these young adults have and have not experienced in their lives.  So many have experienced abuse and lack proper parental guidance and support, while not living with the feeling of the possibility for a well-rounded life. Teenagers and young adults, homeless and sleeping on the streets for extended periods of time.  You know that’s not right.  I’m so thankful to be able to help. Adam and I are proud to represent our company at this event as we look forward to continuing efforts to contribute to Covenant House.”

Sleepy’s is proud to have two leaders who want to make the world a better place to sleep, for everyone.  To learn more about the Covenant House, or to find out how you can help, visit www.covenanthouse.org.


Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

The Pitfalls of Sharing Your Sleep Space

Making the transition from sleeping alone to sleeping next to someone can be a difficult change to make.  Adjusting to someone else’s bedtime routines, sleeping position and nighttime habits can cause serious tension within a relationship.  In fact, over 30% of couples now say they sleep in separate beds or in completely separate rooms.  Let’s avoid a sleep separation and talk about some of the pitfalls couples face when sharing a sleeping space and ways to resolve these issues.

You’re peacefully sleeping the night away when suddenly your partner wakes you up with a swift, yet unintentional, elbow to the face.  Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you.  Adjusting to sharing a bed can take time, and in the middle of the night it’s easy to forget that you can no longer occupy the entire bed.  If you, or your partner, have a tendency to flail their limbs while they sleep, then a bigger bed is definitely better.  For two people, at least a Queen-size bed is recommended for a comfortable night’s sleep, but if you have some extra space in the bedroom a King-size bed would be best.  If a King isn’t an option, use a body pillow as a barrier between you and your partner to avoid black eyes and bruised ribs.

If your partner’s constant tossing and turning makes you feel like you’re sleeping in a Bouncy Castle, it may be time to replace your mattress.  A mattress made with memory foam, latex, or individually wrapped coils will minimize the amount movement you feel from your partner’s side of the bed.  So, toss the old mattress before you toss your partner out of bed.

Do you wake up in the middle of the night on the brink of hypothermia?  If your partner is a blanket hog there’s a simple solution that will keep you both toasty all night long.  All you have to do is change your sheets!  If you sleep on a King-size mattress you can use a normal King size fitted sheet, but here’s the trick… instead of using one King-size flat sheet, use two Twin XL flat sheets and two Twin XL blankets.  This gives you each your own individual sheet and blanket, so you can control the temperature of your side of the bed without worrying about a blanket bandit.  You can cleverly disguise this with a King size comforter and keep your sheet secret to yourself.

While getting a new mattress and changing your sheets might be easy fixes, your partners annoying sleep habits may be harder to break.  According to a survey conducted by Sleepy’s, the biggest pet peeve among couples is their partner’s snoring.  While snoring can be a sign of a more serious issue, like sleep apnea, there are a few tricks you can use to help reduce your snoring.  First, try changing your sleeping position.  Back sleepers are more prone to snoring because this position restricts their airways.  Try sleeping on your side or your stomach instead.  Using the correct pillow can also help dissipate your unfavorable habit.  The right pillow will correct your sleeping posture, aligning your neck and spine and opening up your airways.  So, quit keeping your partner up all night and change your pillow.

So, why do we put up with it all?  It could be because sleeping next to someone makes us feel better.  Studies have shown that there are physical and mental health benefits that directly correlate to sharing a bed with the one you love.  As reported by the Wall Street Journal, “shared sleep in healthy relationships may lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.  Sharing a bed may also reduce cytokines, involved in inflammation, and boost oxytocin, the so-called love hormone that is known to ease anxiety and is produced in the same part of the brain responsible for the sleep-wake cycle”.  And although sharing your bed with a blanket hog or a snorer may be difficult at first, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.

For more information follow me on Twitter and Instagram @SnoozeDirector, like Sleepy’s on Facebook, and be sure to check back here for more sleep tips, tricks, and Snooze News.


Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

Beating Those 3pm Blues

Every day around 3pm my desk is unoccupied.  You can usually find me in the café buying a large coffee or at the vending machine getting a bottle of soda.  Yes, I admit it.  I am a victim of the 3 o’clock slump.  Whether my day is hectic or uneventful, I can’t help but feel a lull in my energy in the middle of the afternoon.

Why does that happen?  According to the National Sleep Foundation, our circadian rhythm varies throughout the day causing us to naturally feel tired at certain times.  “Adults’ strongest sleep drive generally occurs between 2:00-4:00 am and in the afternoon between 1:00-3:00 pm”.  We’ve talked about how the hours you work can affect your sleep patterns, but there are other factors in your workday that can be encouraging that sleepy afternoon feeling too.

If you spend the majority of your day looking at a computer screen (guilty!) it could be contributing to your need for that 3pm latte.  Researchers at King’s College London University conducted a study to see how frequently viewing a computer screen at work affected participants IQ scores.  The results were alarming.  Over a course of 80 trials, they found that those who spent the day constantly checking their messages during work had an IQ drop of 10 points throughout the day, that’s equivalent to missing an entire night of sleep!  In an age where we feel the need to constantly check our email, Facebook, and Twitter for updates, it’s not hard to figure out why there’s a line at the coffee shop in the middle of the day.

How long do you take for your lunch break?  If you’re laughing at me because you can’t remember the last time you actually took a lunch break, then it’s time to start.  Career and workplace expert, Michael Kerr, told Forbes magazine how beneficial it is to take a break in order to combat afternoon exhaustion.  He says, “It’s critical to make the most of lunch and remind yourself taking a proper break you will accomplish more in the long run, and that productivity and creativity will increase, while your levels of stress and fatigue will diminish”.  And this doesn’t mean eating quickly at your desk while you check emails.  As I mentioned above, it’s important to give our minds a break from our screens.  Get up from your desk, find a spot free of screens and distractions, and take time to relax while you eat before diving back into your work.

So how can we cure these 3pm blues?  I say take a hike.  Leave your iPhone at your desk, turn off your computer screen, and go for a 10 minute walk.  The time away from your screens will help to rejuvenate your tired mind and promote the blood circulation in your body, causing an increase in energy levels.

Just make sure your walk doesn’t lead you to the café.  This tip might be a hard adjustment (especially for me), but it’s time to put down the coffee.  Caffeine can stay in your system for up to 8 hours, which means having a cup mid-afternoon can make it harder to fall asleep at night.  Instead, try a snack that’s high in protein, like nuts or low-fat yogurt.  The protein will provide you with sustained energy, giving you that little boost you’re looking for without affecting your sleep.  Get more suggestions for energy boosting afternoon snacks from The Huffington Post.

Marcum Workplace Challenge  – Last night, Sleepy’s sponsored the 8th Annual Marcum Workplace Challenge, where over 8,000 participants came together to raise money for three great charities – The Long Island Children’s MuseumLong Island Cares -The Harry Chapin Food Bank, and the Children’s Medical Fund of New York.  Sleepy’s had over 100 participants running and walking the 3.5 mile course.  It was a great night for everyone and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Some members of the Sleepy's team who ran and walked the Marcum Workplace Challenge to raise money for 3 great charities.

For more information follow me on Twitter and Instagram @SnoozeDirector, like Sleepy’s on Facebook, and be sure to check back here for more sleep tips, tricks, and Snooze News.



Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy