Summer has come and gone, the fall foliage will peak in no time, and then before you know it, old man winter will be knocking at our doors. You may still have the sand between your toes, but soon enough you’ll be applying layers of clothing rather than sunscreen. While most of us will soon be stocking up on shovels and melting salt, many of the retired and senior citizens will be flocking the airlines and migrating to the warmer weather for the better of the next six to seven months.
Appropriately named the “Snow Birds,” these older generations have the right idea by heading to popular warm destinations where they may have bought a second home to wait out the wicked winter conditions of the Northeast. Living in a secondary home shouldn’t mean sleeping on a lower quality mattress. Sleep is always important, no matter where you are staying.
Important questions that these snow birds should ask themselves upon arriving at their warmer weather home, “How do I sleep on this mattress? How comfortable is this mattress?” And most importantly, “How long ago did I buy this mattress?” Spending almost half the year on an old, unsupportive mattress does no good for the body or the mind. Being that the snow birds are comprised of older generations, it is very likely that since the last time that they bought the mattress for their secondary home (or even since the last time that they have stayed there) that their bodies have changed, which means that their old mattress won’t comfortably support them for a great night’s sleep. As we age, our bodies lose muscle mass and become more fragile, therefore our needs from our mattress will change more frequently than the 10+ years the mattress can last.
Sleepy’s, the Mattress Professionals, is here to take care of the snow birds’ every need. With over 700 locations across the Northeast, you can stop in to any of our showrooms to test which mattress works perfectly for you. Sleepy’s delivers to all 50 states, so the new mattress that you pick out can easily be delivered to your home in the warmer destinations. We will also remove your old mattress and install your new mattress upon delivery. With loyal, quality mattress brands such as Simmons, Sealy, Serta and My Side (just to name a few), Sleepy’s is definitely the most trusted name in mattresses, providing you the opportunity to find the best mattress for you and that fits your budget.
Sleep is always an essential need, no matter what age you are. Not getting eight hours of quality sleep can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and depression. To fully enjoy your golden years, you’ll want to be getting a great night’s sleep every night on a mattress that best suits your comfort needs. Even if it’s the mattress in your second home in that warm destination, you should make sure that you have the proper mattress for the months that you’ll be spending on it while dreaming of sunsets on the beach and how great it feels to not shovel snow.
Contributor: Emily Barrett