Sleepwalking: Harmless or Harmful?

You’ve seen sleepwalkers depicted in movies, on TV, and even in some beloved cartoons.  From the hilarious Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Step Brothers to Disney’s take on a sleepwalking Pluto, we’re used to seeing sleepwalking in a humorous light. However, sleepwalking isn’t always a laughing matter.

Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, occurs when some parts of the brain are awake while other parts of the brain are still asleep.  While sleepwalking more commonly affects children, about 25% of children who sleepwalk will continue to do so through adulthood, according to a study done by the University of Montreal.  This study also explains that sleepwalking may be genetic, with 80% of sleepwalkers having a family history of the disorder.  Although there is no clear cause for sleepwalking, anxiety and stress, lack of sleep, use of alcohol and certain medications can increase a person’s chance of sleepwalking if they are already predisposed to it.

Most sleepwalkers perform routine activities such as changing their clothes, sitting up in bed, watching TV, or going to the bathroom.  However some people have reported much more dangerous behaviors like leaving their homes or even driving a car.  The National Library of Medicine says that most sleepwalking episodes last for no more than 10 minutes, although some rare instances have been reported to last for over a half hour.

Now there’s a new generation of somnambulism referred to as “sleep-texting”.  We live in a world of constant connection.  The ability to communicate and connect with others at any time of day has become a great convenience, except for when you’re trying to get some sleep!  Sleep-texting is exactly what it sounds like—sending a message while you’re sleeping that you don’t remember sending upon waking up.   Some people have reported sending messages to unintentional recipients or sending messages that make no sense to them upon waking up.  To prevent sleep-texting, shut down all of your electronic devices before going to sleep.  You’re less likely to send a message in your sleep if you have to go through the extra step of turning on your phone.  You can learn more about the benefits of “unplugging” before bed here.

So, what do you do if you encounter a sleepwalker or sleep-texter?  You’ve probably heard the old wives tale to “never wake a sleepwalker”, but this is not always the case.  If you wake a sleepwalker they may become disorientated or confused.  However, if you know someone with a history of getting into precarious sleepwalking situations, then it is safer to wake them in order to prevent them from accidentally harming themselves or others.  If you don’t feel comfortable waking them up, you can gently guide them back to bed instead.  If left alone, sleepwalkers will eventually go back to sleep, although they may not return to bed.  They are more likely to go to sleep wherever is convenient at the time, such as on a couch, in a chair, or even on the floor.

If you have concerns about sleepwalking, be sure to talk to your doctor.

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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.

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Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

Make an Investment in Your Health

Last week I visited Sleepy’s Westbury showroom where I had an enlightening conversation with Mattress Professional Patrick Wayne.  We were talking about the showroom and all of Sleepy’s upcoming sales, when he said something that really stuck with me, “I try to explain to every customer how important their mattress is.  I tell them about spinal alignment, I ask about their sleeping position, but usually they just want to know the price.”  He went on, “People don’t understand how important it is to invest in a good mattress.  You use it more than anything else in your house.”  Patrick, I couldn’t agree with you more.  I think it’s time we discuss how important it is to invest in a good mattress.

A new survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council found that almost 60% of consumers strongly agree that the right mattress would help them get a better night’s sleep.  However, only 40% of consumers say that they are currently sleeping on a comfortable mattress.  If we understand the correlation between a good mattress and a good night’s sleep, then why aren’t we doing anything about it?

Well, let’s be honest, buying a mattress can be daunting.  It’s not a purchase that you make very often and the variety of choices can make it confusing.  However, it may just be one of the most important purchases you make.  Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for your health, mood, and even your job.  As Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen from the University of Chicago stated, “Sleep is as essential as food, air, and water”.  And a good night’s sleep starts with your mattress.

So, how do you know when to replace your mattress?  The first indicator is how you feel when you wake up in the morning.  If you wake up sore or stiff, it could be a result of sleeping on the wrong mattress.  The most important factor when choosing a mattress is ensuring that your entire body is aligned while you sleep, from your neck to your heels.  Sleepy’s has the innovative bedMATCH™ system which takes all of the guess work out of mattress shopping.  Through a patented computer and test bed, it uses over 1,000 calculations and 18 measurements to recommend a mattress that will give you optimal support.  All you have to do is walk into a showroom, and our Mattress Professionals will give you a mattress profile to help you pick your most comfortable mattress.

Another indicator of when to replace your mattress is time.  The healthy lifespan of a mattress is 5 years, and while this is ideal, most people don’t replace their mattress that often.  But according to the CDC, “Research links greater sleep quality and reduced back pain, stiffness, and shoulder pain to sleeping on a new mattress as compared to a mattress 5 years or older.”  So, if you’re sleeping on the same mattress on your 15th wedding anniversary that you slept on the night of your wedding, it’s time to replace your mattress.

If you know that you need to replace your mattress, what’s holding you back?  Perhaps it’s the price.  A mattress is definitely a big ticket item, but it could be one of the most important items you own for your health and well-being.  Let’s break it down to numbers.  Let’s say you purchase a mattress for $3,000.  That seems like a good chunk of change, right?  Well, take that $3,000 and divide it by the healthy lifespan of a mattress, 5 years.  That comes out to $1.64 a night.  $1.64!  That’s less than I spent on a cup of coffee this morning!  When you consider all the benefits that a good night’s sleep provides, a new mattress is an investment worth making for your health.

Let’s say you need a new mattress but you can’t afford to spend the money right now.  That’s where we come in.  This Thursday through Saturday, Sleepy’s has special financing* on select Tempur-Pedic mattresses.  It’s time to visit a showroom near you for a one-on-one shopping experience with a Mattress Professional.  They will guide you to your most comfortable mattress and make sure you’re making the right investment.

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Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

 

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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.

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Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

Sniff Your Way to Better Sleep

In order to get a great night’s sleep, all five senses must be taken care of.  We make our rooms dark and close our eyes to shut out the light.  We listen to white noise or the waves of the ocean from a sound machine to relax us.  We brush our teeth before bed so our mouths are fresh and clean.  We are most comfortable using sheets and blankets that are soft to the touch.  What about our sense of smell?  If you’re neglecting your nose, it could be hindering your ability to sleep.  Here are some fragrances that can help us fall asleep faster and get a more restful night’s sleep. 

If your stress level is through the roof and you’re having trouble falling asleep, lavender can help ease your mind.  According to Prevention magazine, a study from the University of Southampton in Britain showed that the scent of lavender helped its participants to sleep 20% better than they did without lavender exposure.  Another sleep study conducted at Wesleyan University found that the scent of lavender acted as a mild sedative and “has practical applications as a… method for promoting deep sleep”.

Another popular sleep inducing scent is chamomile.  Chamomile has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including insomnia.  The National Institute of Health refers to chamomile as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer.  It soothes your mind, eases your emotions, and even helps to relax your muscles, making it easier to fall asleep.

Can’t remember what you ate for breakfast?  Roses could be the answer.  As reported by the New York Times, a study conducted in Germany found that smelling roses can increase the formation of memories.  In this study, the scent of rose was released into the air while its participants were in a state of deep sleep.  Upon waking up, they were asked to recall cards on a computer screen that they had memorized the day before.  The study found that those who slept in the rose scented air “scored an average of 97 percent on the card game, compared with 86 percent when they played the game and slept without being perfumed”.

Scents can do more than make us sleepy, they can help keep us awake, too.  A study from the University of Cincinnati found that the scent of peppermint made its participants more alert and increased their productivity.  So, before you reach for that 3pm cup of coffee, try using peppermint to keep your mind focused.

Not sure how to incorporate these scents into your bedroom?  Try using essential oils, a concentrated liquid version of your preferred scent.  Put a few drops of oil on a tissue or a cloth and tuck it under your pillow.  You can also use an oil diffuser that will pump the scent into the air.  Another option is to take a warm bath before bed using scented scrubs and lotions, like the ones in this spa kit.  The bath will not only leave your skin smelling great, it will also help you fall asleep faster too.  When in the bath the warm water raises your body temperature, but once out of the bathtub your body temperature falls, causing you to fall asleep more quickly.  Try incorporating a soothing scent into your bedtime routine to keep all five senses satisfied and sleepy.

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Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

Time to Get Some Beauty Sleep

Let’s admit it – we all want to look good.  Americans spent over $50 billion dollars on cosmetics last year alone!  Between all the “miracle creams” and “1-step problem solvers” out there, it’s enough to make your head spin.  What if there was an easier way to look your best?  According to a new study, there is.

We know the benefits sleep has on our minds, bodies, and moods, but a new clinical trial suggests that sleep is good for our skin, too.  Estee Lauder and University Hospitals Case Medical Center teamed up to find out how your sleep, or lack of sleep, affects the way you look.  The result?  More sleep equals younger, better looking skin.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the study consisted of sixty women between the ages of 30 and 49.  The women were then split into two groups, good sleepers and poor sleepers.  Those who qualified as poor sleepers slept less than 5 hours per night.  “The study involved a visual skin evaluation and participation in several non-invasive skin challenge tests including UV light exposure and skin barrier disruption.  Additionally, participants filled out a sleep log for one week to quantify sleep duration”.

As a result, poor sleepers were twice as likely to show signs of natural aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, reduced skin elasticity, and uneven skin tone.  They also found that poor sleepers have more difficulty repairing skin damage from outside influences, such as sunburn.  Poor sleepers also retained water for a longer period of time than those who slept well, causing an increase in inflammation.

So, if you want to look your best, put down the Botox and pull up those bed sheets… it’s time to get some beauty sleep!

Speaking of beauty sleep – Sleepy’s recently donated two Simmons Beautyrest mattresses and beds to the beautiful Hampton Designer Showhouse, which benefits the Southampton Hospital.  Look at these amazing designs by Kemble Interiors, Inc.  For more information and to see more designs visit the Hampton Designer Showhouse.

Photo by Marco Ricca.

Photo by Marco Ricca.

Photo by Marco Ricca.

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Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

Rain, Rain, Go Away

As I’m sitting at my desk, looking out the large glass windows, I can’t help but yawn.  With a title like “Snooze Director” you might think that this is common practice, but with blogs to write, meetings to attend, and Twitter feeds to follow, there is no time for sleepiness in my day.  I tried to figure out what was making me so abnormally tired today…  I got 8 hours of sleep last night, I ate breakfast this morning, and I haven’t done any strenuous activity yet today.  So what could it be?   As I sat here analyzing my morning routine my eyes were drawn back to the window.  Today is the first day this month that the sun isn’t shining and the thermometer hasn’t hit 80 degrees.  I think we’ve found the root of the problem.

There is a direct link between the weather and your ability to stay awake.  You’ve probably noticed that when it’s sunny and warm, you’re cheerful and awake; but when it’s cloudy and cold, you’re tired and sluggish.  We’ve discussed what the optimal sleeping conditions are for your best night’s sleep – cool, dark, and between 54 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit – so it makes perfect sense that when the weather outside mirrors the conditions of your bedroom, you tend to get sleepy.

Whenever I wake up to a text from my fiancé that says “perfect sleeping weather” I know it’s raining before I even open the curtain.  But that’s not just his opinion, science says it too.  The two main hormones that regulate our sleep/wake cycles are melatonin and serotonin.  Melatonin helps us fall asleep and regulates our sleep cycles throughout the night, while serotonin stimulates wakefulness and lifts our mood.  When our eyes sense darkness, we release melatonin.  So on a cloudy day, although consciously we know that it’s daytime and we have to be awake, subconsciously the chemicals in our brain are telling us it’s time for bed.  On the other hand, when our eyes sense light, serotonin is released and melatonin production decreases.  This is why we are more alert and happier on bright and sunny days, while cloudy days make us want to crawl back into bed.

So, if you find yourself drinking an extra cup of coffee today, blame on it on the weather.  Just make sure you enjoy that cup at least six hours before bed.

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Contributor: Elizabeth Murphy

Which Came First, the Job or the Sleep Deprivation?

Despite the countless studies and research stating how important sleep is for our overall health and well-being, a good night’s sleep is still not a priority for Americans.  In a world where an 8-hour work day is short and 6-hours of sleep are a lot, it’s no wonder that Americans are sleep deprived.  Shift workers have their own sleep obstacles to overcome, but what about those of us that work a 9-5 shift?  Could the amount of sleep you get be directly affecting your job?

Sleep deprivation causes a myriad of symptoms including an inability to concentrate, morning headaches and memory loss… all of which can negatively affect your job performance.  In a poll from the National Sleep Foundation, 29% of people admitted to falling asleep at work or being overly tired at work, while another 12% said that they have gotten to work late because of a lack of sleep.  Even if you’re not nodding off at your desk, getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night could dramatically affect how well you perform at work.  Getting the proper amount of sleep positively influences your mood, keeps your mind focused and helps to create more positive social interactions, which will all result in a more productive day at the office.

Do you bring your work troubles home with you?  If you have trouble falling asleep at night, stress could be the culprit.  Are you trying to sleep but ideas for next week’s presentation keep running through your head?  Jot them all down.  Nancy Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador, suggests you “empty your head when you go to bed.  Don’t bring your work worries to sleep with you”.  Keep a pen and a pad of paper on your nightstand to write down any late night ideas or stresses.  Writing down your worries will free your mind to focus about other, more soothing thoughts before bed.

Sleepless in Chicago: A recent study conducted by Sleepy’s revealed the top ten Chicagoans most in need of a good night’s sleep.  Topping the list as the “Sleepiest Chicagoan” is Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who’s high-pressure, high-profile job may attribute to his loss of sleep.  Sleepy’s recently opened 10 stores in the Chicago area, “marking the brand’s first foray outside of the East Coast”.  You can see the full list of sleepy Chicagoans and more information about Sleepy’s expansion here.

Where in the world is Sleepy’s Snooze Director? 

Today, I visited Sleepy’s Syosset showroom where I met Mattress Professional Fred Hall.  Fred was extremely outgoing and very kind.  He told me all about Sleepy’s One Day Sale, going on now!  Today only save up to 75% and every Sealy’s Beautyrest is on sale!  Visit a showroom near you or shop sleepys.com for these great savings!

 

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

A Sleepover With Mother Nature

“Of course, not everybody likes camping trips. I do not myself enjoy them much, because I’m not outdoorsy, or at any rate, I’m not outdoorsy overnight-without-a-mattress-wise. There’s a limit to the outdoorsiness to which some academics can be expected to submit.”
― G.A. Cohen

While camping might not be for Mr. Cohen, for others it is a summer tradition not to be missed.  There is much to love about camping… the fresh air, campfires, sleeping under the stars, and of course the s’mores.  But, perhaps Mr. Cohen has a point – there has to be a way that we can get a better night’s sleep while camping, even without our mattress.  For those of you who plan on pitching a tent this summer, here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep in the great outdoors.

Before you head out on your trip, be sure to do your research.  Check local weather forecasts for any impending heat waves, rain storms, or other inclement weather conditions.  Knowing the weather before you go will help you determine what equipment you’ll need to pack and what you can leave at home.

Just as the conditions of your bedroom effect how well you sleep, the sleeping conditions of your campsite are equally important.  For your best night’s sleep be sure it is dark, cool, and dry.  While nature will take care of the darkness for you, your tent can help you control the other conditions.  If you’re expecting rain, a good quality tent will ensure that you stay dry all night long.  If rain isn’t in the forecast but you’re worried about a heat wave, a screened tent will allow heat to escape from the tent while protecting you from pesky mosquitoes and other bugs.

Sleeping bags are a staple for any camping trip, but they don’t provide much cushioning between you and the earth.  To avoid sleeping on rocks and sticks, elevate your sleeping surface.  Since you can’t transport your mattress to the campsite, use a memory foam mattress topper instead.  Mattress toppers are lightweight and comfortable and it will provide an extra layer of protection between you and the ground.  As an added bonus, memory foam helps to trap heat, keeping you cooler while you sleep.

Forgo using your sound machine to fall asleep and focus on the sounds of nature that surround you.  The singing of crickets, the hooting of an owl and the rush of a flowing stream make up the soundtrack for your outdoor adventure.  These sounds will provide you with natural “white noise”, which can help you to relax and decrease stress, making it easier to drift off to sleep.

Whether you’re venturing into the woods or setting up camp in your own backyard, make sure comfort is your main priority.  Getting a good night’s sleep will help you enjoy your camping trip and give you the energy you need to explore the great outdoors.

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

Hot Deals on Cool Beds!

Where in the world is Sleepy’s Snooze Director?  It’s almost 100 degrees outside, and inside our showrooms the deals are just as hot!  Today, I visited Sleepy’s New Hyde Park Showroom, where I met Mattress Professional Mike Luyster.  Mike was very patient and extremely knowledgeable, and he showed me some of the great mattresses we have on sale right now.  If you shop now, you’ll get our Hot Deals on Cool Beds special savings!  Save up to 65% on select beds in store and online at sleepys.com!  Whether you’re in need of a Plush, Pillow Top, Foam, or Firm mattress, be sure to stop by a showroom near you for some really hot deals on our coolest mattresses!

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