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What does it take for you to fall asleep? Do you need that one comforter, the TV on, or the room at just the right temperature? What do you do if you can’t fall asleep? Have you ever tried counting sheep? Did it work? Today, we are going to dive in to see if counting sheep really does work to help you fall asleep.

If you know it’s time to get a new bed, pillow, mattress, or bed frame, come visit one of Mattress For Less three locations in Waterbury, Wallingford, or Newington. We have the best prices guaranteed.

Counting Sheep: Does It Really Work?

With stress, caffeine, and other obstacles to falling asleep, it can sometimes feel nearly impossible to get the z’s you need — even if you’re exhausted. If you’re tired and have a big day the next day, you might be willing to try anything — even counting sheep. A group at Oxford University decided to test this method of falling asleep to see if it really worked and here’s what they found....

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There are a lot of reasons why you might not be sleeping well or your back might be hurting. It could be due to stress, poor diet, and even your before-bedtime routine. However, the same place that you look to for comfort and rest may just be the thing that is causing you to sleep poorly and your back to hurt. Today, we will be looking at what makes a good mattress, and what makes one that needs to be retired.

What Is a Good Mattress?

Our beds are our oasis, the place that we don’t want to leave to start our week on Monday, and where we share some of our most intimate moments with those that we love. What makes your bed special and a place that is hard to leave varies from person to person. But there are some generalities that can be made about what makes a comfortable mattress.

Qualities of a Good Mattress

A good mattress:

  • Will be supportive of your entire body when laying in a neutral position
  • Promote proper spine alignment
  • Isn’t too firm that it presses the main pressure points on your...
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At Mattress For Less, we are all about trying to help you get the sleep you need. In many cases, a new mattress can work wonders — curing you of your temporary insomnia. However, even though we believe in the power of a good mattress, there are other factors that can affect the quality and quantity of sleep.

Those factors can include the environment of your bedroom and if it truly is conducive for sleep, and your nightly bedroom routine. Today, we are going to give you tips for creating a sleep routine that could help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer.

Four Ways to Create An Evening Ritual

Stay On Schedule

If you are busy like many of us, it can be difficult to have a regular schedule, especially if you are trying to get the most out of your day. However, your work ethic or social life might be keeping you from sleeping. All of our bodies have an internal clock, scientifically referred to as a circadian rhythm. By going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning, our bodies naturally...

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Welcome back to the Mattress For Less blog! Here you can find information about how to pick the best mattress for your sleeping needs as well as other sleep tips and tricks. On today’s blog, we are going to cover another sleep-related topic: how to create the perfect sleeping environment. Though we can survive on little sleep, not getting the sleep we need is extremely detrimental to all areas of our health and can give way for more serious illness and disease.

In some cases, sleep deprivation may be due to medical conditions that require more serious treatment. However, many people in the Waterbury, Newington, and Wallingford area find that simply making some small lifestyle changes can dramatically and positively affect their sleep. Keep reading to learn more and be sure to shop Mattress For Less for the best deals on quality mattresses that will help you sleep like a baby once again.

Four Ways to Create the Perfect Sleep Environment

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Buying a mattress can be an overwhelming endeavor. Not only do you need to find one that works for you, but also you have to find one that works with your budget — let’s be honest, mattresses are expensive!

However, it is for this reason that Mattress For Less offers affordable mattress options for customers in the Newington, Waterbury, Wallingford and beyond. Visit our website or stop in to see how we make mattress shopping easy!

5 Tips For Mattress Shopping

As we said before, shopping for a mattress can be overwhelming. Not only is it a financial investment, it is also an investment in your health — having the right mattress affects your quality and quantity of sleep which subsequently can affect your entire life. Today, we’re giving you the tips you need for getting the best mattress.

Tip 1: Know Your Size

Size always matters. When thinking about replacing your mattress, you should think about:

  • How much space you and your sleeping partner may need to sleep comfortably
  • How a particular size...
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Welcome back to the Mattress For Less blog! Getting the sleep we need is a must, because sleep can affect every area of our life. From weight gain, emotional health, and energy levels, the implications of sleep deprivation are great. That is why getting the sleep you need should be a priority. However, it isn’t just the number of hours of sleep of night that can affect your health; it is also the quality of your sleep. Today, on the Mattress For Less blog, we’re going to look at how you can get better sleep.

If your mattress is uncomfortable, it’s time to stop into our mattress stores in Waterbury, Newington, or Wallingford. We would love to help you get a mattress that you love and will help you count the hours of sleep, and not sheep. Visit our website to learn more!

5 Ways to Get Better Sleep

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the number of hours of sleep we receive as well as the quality of sleep we get. If you are ready to feel more rested, healthier, and happier, try these tips.

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Welcome back to the Mattress for Less blog! Sometimes on our blog, we will tell interesting facts about topics such as the history of the mattress. At other times, we give practical tips to help you get the sleep that you need. Today, we will be sharing 5 questions you must ask yourself before you buy a mattress.

What Size?

Before you head down to your local mattress store in Waterbury, it is best to have an idea for what size of mattress you want: Do you want a Twin, Full, Queen, King, or California King? The size of mattress you need depends on how many people will be sleeping in your bed on a consistent basis, as well as your own sleeping habits. For example, most couples prefer a Queen or a larger bed. A Queen can be a perfect size for a couple who like to cuddle and be close. However, if you prefer your space, a King might be a better option. If you really don’t know, we can help!

Did You Try It?

It’s easy to want to order your mattress from an online store, but...

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Welcome back to the Mattress for Less blog! In our last blog post, we looked at the evolution of the mattress. Unfortunately for our ancestors, mattresses weren’t the customized, comfortable, clean things that they are today. Often mattresses were dirty holes in the ground with foliage for cushioning, stone slabs, or straw. However, not all ancient peoples slept on archaic mattresses. For example, the Egyptians slept on elevated slat beds. Read part one of our blog series or continue on to part two of our brief survey of the history of the mattress.

The Dark Ages & Straw Beds

Medieval life has always been romanticized as a world of knights instilled with valor and young, beautiful maidens; a fairytale world. However, the reality of life for most who lived during that time is anything but romantic. Life was hard and life expectancy incredibly short. The beds themselves were usually made of straw, grass, or bedstraw stuffed into a linen mattress...

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Hello and welcome back to the Mattress for Less blog! In our last blog post, we answered a common question, “Do I need a bed frame?” If you missed it, be sure to catch up to understand why you need a mattress and box springs. If you have any questions about finding a bed for your needs, don’t be afraid to come in to one of our three locations and talk to one of our sleep experts! We would love to help you find a bed that will fit your needs.

Today, we are going to give you a short lesson on the history of the bed. It’s easy to assume that our beds have always been made of foam or coiled springs until we have the rude awakening of sleeping on a less than satisfactory bed in a hotel or are sleeping on the ground while camping. Beds have changed a lot over the years and we are sure glad they have.

A Dirt Pit

During the Early Neolithic Age, dating back to 7,000-6,000 BC, it is assumed from recovered artifacts and cave drawings that our ancestors weren’t sleeping on feather cushions. It appears that they dug pits and lined them with grass. The size...

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Welcome back to the Mattress For Less blog! On our blog, you can find all the answers to your most asked questions about mattresses. Not sure what size of mattress you need? Read our last blog post! Ready to buy your first mattress, but not sure what you need to know? Check out one of our last posts! Peruse the Mattress For Less blog archive for most posts, but feel free to contact us or come by one of our locations! We would love to help you find a mattress that you love.

Today, we are going to answer one of those commonly asked questions: do I need a bed frame? The answer is yes and no. You don’t have to have one, but it is highly recommended that you do, especially with certain types of beds and here’s why.

Support For Box Springs

First of all, a bed frame provides support for your box springs. Because your box springs is essentially a wooden box, it can scratch wood flooring and other floor surfaces. Also, without a frame there isn’t much that is keeping your mattress on your box springs. A bed frame can provide support for the box springs...

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Hello and welcome back to the Mattress For Less blog! Lately, we have been discussing all things mattresses and how, ultimately, you can get a good night’s sleep. The mattress that you sleep on plays a key role in the amount of and the quality of sleep you get each night. Before commiting to a mattress, you must make sure that it is the one that is the best fit for you. What should you think about before you buy a mattress?

  • Size
  • Softness or firmness
  • Budget

Today, we are going to talk about the importance of buying the right size of mattress and how each mattress can serve you. Be sure to visit our mattress store in Wallingford for personalized assistance!

Twin, Twin Short & Twin XL

A twin bed is the perfect size for most children’s bedrooms. Because a twin bed measures 39 x 79 inches, it provides enough space for a child or young adult to have enough space in their room for not only a bed, but also their toys and other belongings. Also, the bed itself is usually just the right size for a child or young...

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Is it time to get rid of your mattress? If it is, you may be excited about the prospect of getting a new mattress, sleeping comfortably, and perhaps even getting some more z’s. Or maybe you are frustrated about having to get a new mattress. It means money out of your pocket and maybe your old mattress was your favorite one so far and you are sure that you can’t find a replacement. No matter your feelings, we all get to that point when everything wears out and it’s time to invest in something new.

You don’t have to be apprehensive about buying a new mattress. Mattress for Less offers affordable mattresses of all sizes and everything else that you will need to set up your perfect bedroom oasis. Also, there are some simple questions to answer before you start your search for your perfect mattress. Keep reading our latest blog post to learn more about what you should know about buying a new mattress and be sure to stop into a Mattress for Less location in Waterbury, Newington, and Wallingford. We have sales associates that can help you find a mattress that fits your needs....

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Hello, and welcome back to the Mattress For Less blog! Lately, we’ve been talking about your spring-time sleeping habits. Spring is that perfect time of year to get rid of the clutter whether it is physically inhibiting your space or negatively affecting any part of your life. Just because we don’t have dust bunnies hiding in the corners of our home, doesn’t mean that we couldn’t use a little revamping of our habits and refocusing on what we need in our lives.

From Part 1

If you are just joining us, in our last blog post, we gave two tips for changing your sleep habits so you can get more and better shut-eye. First, we suggested putting away your phone — and really, any electronic device — at least 30 minutes to an hour before you turn out the light. The light from our devices causes our body to think it’s time to wake up instead of beginning to shut down. Also, we suggested that you stop the right-before-bed munching. Not only are the crumbs gross, but many snacks can create heartburn and other digestive issues that will keep you up late or even...

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Spring is here in Waterbury, and though we may experience a little bit more from winter, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for warmer days and nights. Often, during the springtime, we evaluate our habits or, at least, do some much-needed spring cleaning, cleaning out the dust and cobwebs that are proverbially hiding in our sleeping habits and maybe even our bedrooms. Today, on the Mattress For Less blog, we are going to talk about some habits to “clean out of your life,” as you prepare to get more and better z’s this spring!

Ditch the Phone

As a society, we are continually connected to our phones. We can’t go anywhere without them and even take them into the bathroom with us which is a little disconcerting when you think about the theory that our phones are actually listening to us. Regardless if this is true or not, most of us take our phones to bed with us and look at them right up until we turn out the lights, and even past that time. We understand how important it is to say “good night” to your sweetheart, but looking at your...

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When it comes to our mattresses, we can’t afford to be misinformed. In fact, of all the things we take for granted that we should be putting a lot more consideration into, our quality of sleep should rank among the highest. Sleep is an essential component of our physical and mental health; if our quality of sleep suffers, so too will our bodies (hello there, back and neck pain) and brains.

For that reason, it’s worth taking the time to learn the facts about mattresses. Comfort is the main factor people look for in mattresses, but in reality, they do a lot more for us than that. Consider these common myths about mattresses, and keep them in mind when you’re looking to revamp your sleep setup.

Myth: There’s a Type of Mattress That’s Objectively Best for Everyone

The most common version of this myth is the assertion that harder, firmer mattresses are best for the human body. But there are other variations of it—soft pillowy mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and so on. If there’s a type of mattress, there’s probably someone out there arguing that...

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Welcome back to the Mattress For Less blog! Those in the Newington area, like the rest of the country, thrive on the accolades of working hard and doing what it takes to get the job done. This mentality is honorable, but it isn’t sustainable as an ongoing lifestyle and it will affect your health. Sleep is one of the main areas of life that takes a hit when we decide to put other aspects of our lives ahead of the health of our bodies. Interestingly enough, getting enough sleep will actually make you more productive, look and feel better, and reach those goals that you have for the new year. Today, on our blog, we are going to talk about why sleep should be a priority and, possibly, a part of your New Year’s resolution.

Lose Weight

If you are like most, you probably want to drop a few pounds or at least tone up a bit after the merrymaking of the holiday season. It’s easy to make exercise the “end-all be-all” to your weight loss strategy. However, getting a full night of sleep each night can actually help you lose weight! Not only does your metabolism...

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of year in Waterbury unless you are staring at a to-do list a mile long and wondering where you are going to find time to do everything. The stress from the holiday season can take away a significant amount of holiday cheer and can cause sleepless nights. To take the side of Pollyanna, sleepless nights guarantee that you get to see the holiday light displays in all their glory. However, less sleep can cause more stress and the vicious cycle continues. To fully enjoy this season and to get the rest you need, try these five tips to combat the holiday stress.

Take a Deep Breath

It’s easy for the hurriedness of the season to wear on a person and to find oneself holding your breath or even hyperventilating. The best solution when you are starting to freak out about all the things that you haven’t done or all that is going wrong or could go wrong is to pause your day and take a couple deep breaths. Taking a few deep breaths will help you to calm your mind and have a clear headspace to think about the rest of your day.

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In our last blog, we started talking about the pillow of your dreams. The first thing to remember when looking for the pillow of your dreams is to know the position that you sleep in during the night. Though we all may move around in our sleep, most favor one sleeping position over the other. However, if you are one of those that sleep in all types of positions, do not fear! There is also a pillow for you. Read last week's blog and learn more about picking a pillow according to your sleeping position. This week, we are going to be looking at the various pillow fill types and what that means for your sleep.

Down Pillows

Down pillows usually embody a sense of luxury and, really, they should for they are usually an investment, but an investment well worth making. Quality down pillows cradle your head due to the air pockets that form from the intertwining of the light, filaments of the feathers. Down pillows are an excellent choice for those looking to invest in a luxurious pillow that will provide fluffy comfort for years to come.

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Have you ever looked at a little baby or toddler asleep in the noisiest of rooms and been incredibly jealous? It seems so easy for them to fall asleep—even though they would rather fight taking a nap. For many adults, on the other hand, sleeping well and, sometimes, sleeping at all can seem incredibly difficult. There are many things that can cause our sleep to be less than stellar. Sometimes stress, diet, and lifestyle habits play a role in our lack of sleep and sometimes it’s due to something else such as room temperature, mattress comfort, and pillow type. Today, we are going to discuss what pillows are ideal for the way you sleep, because like many things, one pillow doesn’t fit all.

Purpose of Your Pillow

The general purpose of your pillow is to keep your neck positioned in a neutral position, meaning in line with your spine as it would be when you are standing. Though most people will move during their sleep, when you are searching for your pillow, keep in mind the general position that you sleep in. Everyone sleeps differently and some have...

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In our last blog, we began discussing tips that can help you get a full and restful night sleep. As a mattress store in Newington, we hear plenty of stories about the struggles that many have falling and staying asleep. We understand the frustration and for this reason offer quality affordable mattresses. To learn more about our stock and our current sales and promotions, visit our website!

In Part 1

If you missed part one, we discussed three tips that can help you get a great night sleep. First, you need a consistent schedule: Waking up and falling asleep at regular times can help your body to begin to settle down for the night and to feel rested when you wake. Controlling the amount of light in your room is also a factor that can affect your sleep: eliminate all light from your room for the best sleep. Our third tip is to generally improve your bedroom’s environment by keeping it at a cool temperature and orienting your room for only sleep and intimacy with your partner. Read on to learn more about the factors that affect our sleep.

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We’ve all been there. All day you’ve been battling drowsiness, struggling to focus on your tasks at work. Then, as soon as your head hits the pillow, it’s like your brain finally wakes up and falling asleep feels nearly impossible. Whether you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep or you struggle to fall asleep, we’ve all been there and dealt with the frustration of not being able to sleep. Though there are certain nights when there is little that we can do to get ourselves to relax and fall asleep, here are some ways to give yourself a better opportunity to get some well deserved z’s at the end of your day

Consistent Rest Schedule

First, it’s best to find a consistent sleep schedule, meaning you turn out the lights at night and wake to your alarm at the same time everyday. Some even suggest that you even do this on the weekend. Our body loves this consistency and as you adopt your schedule, your body will begin to get tired and then will be ready to wake at the same times each day, helping you to not only get a good night's...

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Sleep, oh blissful sleep. For many of us, sleep feels like a luxury that we fit between the hours of our work schedule, family needs, and the other obligations that most of us Americans try to squeeze into our ever busy schedules. Getting the sleep that we need during the few hours that we have to rest is crucial and so having a mattress that aids in that objective is paramount. But mattresses, like many things that we don’t replace but every-once-in-awhile, are easily forgotten and “just dealt with” until they become unbearable. Below are some of the tell-tale signs that your mattress needs to go.

Lumps & More Lumps

Often it’s easy to find lumps in mattresses that are cheap or those more expensive mattresses that need to be retired. If you see multiple lumps or one large lump, it’s probably time to get a new mattress. These lumps will not only be uncomfortable, but they may cause you not to receive the proper support that you need while you sleep and will create pressure points that could cause soreness or worse if you continue to sleep on a worn...

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Waking up from a great night's sleep is always a glorious feeling. You feel well rested, awake, energized, and ready to start your day. Waking up from a poor night's sleep is quite the opposite. Your back possibly hurts, you feel exhausted, and you may ache all over. If you have more mornings consisting of the second scenario, it may be time for a new mattress for your Newington home.

At Mattress for LESS, we want you to always know how imperative sleep is to your everyday life. Even if only one thing is slightly off kilter, such as the pillow you're using, your mattress is beginning to sag, or you are using the wrong mattress for the way you sleep, this can throw off your whole sleep equilibrium. Our mattress experts are here to help you find the perfect sleeping set up. We offer tons of firm and soft mattress, as well as headboards and some luxuriously comfortable pillows. Stop waking up feeling like a grump, and come get a new mattress from us today!

In this post, we wanted to give you some telltale signs that it might be time for a new mattress. Experiencing...

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When you wake up from a good night's sleep, sometimes this feeling maps out your whole day. When you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day, this can put you in a positive mood and help you excel on the tasks ahead of you. When you wake up from terrible rest you may appear grumpy, irritable, and really just want to go back to bed. Getting up groggy can hinder you from daily activities and keep you in a negative mood throughout the day.

At Mattress for LESS in Newington, we want to make sure you are always getting the best night of rest possible. That's why we sell some of the most comfortable mattresses and pillows on the market. Our staff is knowledgeable and will know how to find you the mattress and pillows that are right for your sleeping type.

In this post, we are going to go over which pillows are going to be best for you based on the way you sleep on your mattress

The purpose of the pillow is to keep your neck and head aligned as you get a good night's sleep. Many people believe that they can just squeeze a pillow in a store, or lay down quickly...

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ow that the new year is well underway, you may have already begun some of the changes you have decided to implement for the new year. You may have decided to change up your eating habits, plan for a trip you have always wanted to go on, and even get better sleep. While the last one many not be on the forefront of your mind and resolution list you should really reconsider. Make this the year you finally wake up well rested and ready to take on the world.

At Mattress for LESS in Newington, we believe you should value sleep as much as we do. Sleeping on a comfortable and amazing mattress can do wonders for other areas of your life. Feel healthier, less tired, and happier with the best mattress from us!

In this post, we are going to go over some of the incredible reasons why sleeping should be your new New Year's resolution!

Keeps You Healthy

Many people start off the new year by wanting to be healthier overall. They may try out new diets, exercise routines, and a new mattress? With the correct amount of sleep your body needs on a comfortable and new mattress,...

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With December quickly approaching, we can certainly tell that it is some people's favorite time of the year. Christmas cookies, giving presents, and holiday traditions will be alive and well. Sometimes, people struggle with the gift-giving portion of the holiday season. Some thoughts that run through your head is; “Will they love it?” “ Is it something practical yet fun?” “ Is someone else going to get this particular gift?”

One thing you may have not considered is getting the person you love a new mattress from Mattress For LESS in Newington. A mattress may seem like a boring gift, but let's lay down the facts: It’s practical. It’s fun. And it’s a unique gift. We know you love to get a great night's sleep, so pass that onto your loved one this season.

Keep the one you love out of pain

We have concluded in another blog, how terrible it is to have a lousy mattress. A bad mattress can affect not only your back, but your overall health. Give your loved one a brand new mattress that will be sure to keep them smiling and sleeping soundly. Getting a...

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With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start considering what gifts you want to get for all the special people in your life. Christmas and the holiday season is a great time for spoiling the ones you love and making them feel happy and complete. If you know someone in your life who loves sleeping, Mattress For LESS in Newington, have a ton of ideas to make you the best Santa there ever was. Mattress For LESS knows how important sleep is, and what better way to spoil someone than to get them a new mattress they will love to sleep in every night. However, a mattress isn’t the only component to your gift-giving ways.

Here are some more amazing things you can incorporate when getting a new mattress this holiday season.Aromatherapy

A great way to relax and get ready for dreamland is to incorporate aromatherapy. Scents like lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus are fragrances that are known to relax all senses. Something you can purchase is a diffuser, this will keep the smell going for hours without risking a hot flame in your loved one's home. Diffusers also...

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If you have been keeping up with our latest blog series, we have been covering why it’s imperative to get a good mattress. Sleep directly affects our health, and your sleep may be inadequate because of your mediocre mattress. We at Mattress for LESS in Newington, want you to get the best nights sleep on a comfortable mattress you will be happy to come home to.

Check out more ways a bad mattress can negatively affect you.

Memory

Memory is affected by your sleep, and that’s pretty scary information. Sleep is a huge part of creating memories as well as trying to remember them: ot only will you suffer by not being able to remember simple tasks throughout the day, but you also may not remember the day at all.

Aging

Aging is a natural progression that is somewhat out of our control, however, getting a good night's rest can help you age at a more standard level. People who get a good night rest tend to have...

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When people decide to invest in something, the first items that come to mind are usually a car, house, and stocks. Odds are good it’s never a mattress. We think the idea of the mattress should be altered. A mattress directly affects many aspects of your life. It’s important you realize the importance of a good mattress and come to Mattress for LESS in Newington to invest in your sleep today.

We pride ourselves in making sure you find the mattress that will create the best dreams, and greatest nights sleep. Everyone is different when it comes to the size and the material. Our experts can find the perfect mattress for you.

We think it’s important to be aware of the ailments a bad mattress may be causing you.

Drowsiness

If your mattress isn’t up to par, something you may be experiencing is drowsiness. Drowsiness is caused by not getting the adequate amount of sleep you need. Your mattress is preventing you from getting the sleep your body desires. This also can affect how alert you...

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When we think about choosing a mattress there are a lot of things we need to consider. The size it's going to be, will it have a pillowtop, and is it going to be hard or soft? Many people have a preference right off the bat when they think about the mattress they prefer. We at Mattress or LESS wanted to give the proper information so you can make the executive decision of Hard vs. Soft.

Pro’s of a Firm Mattress

  • A firm mattress will keep your spine more aligned and in a neutral position while you sleep. This w

    ill keep your body more comfortable and you shouldn’t wake up with a stiff neck or the like.

  • Your blood tends to flow better because the firmness of the mattress can minimize the pressure on your circulatory system.
  • Because your back will be in a more straight position, this allows you to breathe in more oxygen as you sleep.
  • There is more of a cohesive relationship when it comes to using the aid of body pillows and pillows between your knees as you...
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All over the internet you'll find home decorators, furniture designers and mattress stores fawning over the next best headboards. Forgive us as we jump on the bandwagon but we're loving the new ideas coming from the top bedroom manufacturers. Though some trends for 2016 headboards are reminiscent of classic home fashions, others push the style envelope. Here are our favorite:

The Tufted Leather Headboard -

Both classic and fashionably trendy, the tufted headboard lends texture and warmth to your bed's crown.Whether you choose an elegant cut or one that is squarely masculine, the leather adds upscale elegance not found in most bedrooms.

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Feminine, with an air of lightness and whimsy, the Ruby headboard take its inspiration from retro-southern influences. From its elegant fleur di lis-adorned base to its sturdy yet modest lines, this delicately-attractive headboard is perfect within any young lady’s private retreat.

The Symmetrical boxed Headboard -

Modern and metropolitan, the...

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The Health Effects of an Old Mattress are Nothing to Sneeze at

For those plagued by stuffy noses, sore throats, itchy eyes and other symptoms of allergies but only seem to suffer at night, answers to their biggest questions about nighttime allergies couldn't come quickly enough. Where many are ready to blame common daytime allergens, there are a variety of environmental elements that lie in wait within your pillow and mattress, causing you to suffer from a variety of symptoms that are likely to cause you to lose precious sleep.

Saying that you are allergic to your mattress is mis-leading however. It's not the materials used in the building of your mattress that is likely to be causing your issues but rather a build-up of dust, dander and daytime allergens. Dust mites are present in every piece of soft furniture you own, however, nowhere are they in such close contact with you then while you are sleeping. Your pillow and mattress are breeding grounds for dust mites and as their populations grow, your allergic reactions to them are sure to worsen....

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Replacing Your Worn Mattress Can Just Have you Feeling Better

Ever walk long distances in the wrong pair of shoes? You know, those times you left the house with no real intention of doing any type of real activity and then found yourself walking far further than you prepared for? Remember how your feet and even your knees and hips felt afterward? Now, would you go running for hours every night in those thin, shabby excuses that you believe even pass for shoes? Didn't think so.

Now, try think about your mattress as being the same kind of support that your shoes are supposed to be. If you're sleeping on an old, worn-out, non-supportive mattress, it's causing the same type of damage to your body every single time you lie down. Just as runners retire their shoes after so many miles in order to avoid stress and injury, you should retire that old mattress.

The Benefits of a Supportive Mattress

According to a research study, performed and published by Bed Times Magazine, 62 percent of study participants reported improved sleep quality and almost 71 percent...

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Extend the Life of Your Mattress with the Right Mattress Pad

If you think you can do without a mattress protector, think again. There are a number of benefits that a mattress protector delivers, foremost being the extended life of your new mattress. By protecting your mattress in a variety of ways, a mattress protector is a bedding essential that pays for itself and adds a new level of comfort that is worth every dime. Knowing just what your needs are before buying a mattress protector will ensure that you purchase the correct one, promising satisfaction for what could be years of enjoyable sleep. Consider the following factors when comparing mattress protectors:

  • TYPES - Where some protectors are meant to keep out bed bugs and dust mites, others are meant to be water and stain-resistant. For those who are in warmer climates, a mattress protector that breathes can help you stay cooler at night. Other protectors keep sheets from sliding against mattress materials and still others add a layer of pillowy-comfort to a firm...
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If there's no place like home, there's no place better within that home than our beds. A place for relaxation, rejuvenation and respite from the outside world, our beds provide more unmitigated comfort than any other piece of furniture could. Providing a personal retreat, it is where we crave to be at the end of any given day. There are things that can ruin that experience however; the wrong mattresses, an uncomfortable pillow, scratchy sheets. Though it seems like an unnecessary indulgence, taking the time to create the perfect resting spot, a perfectly-made bed actually pays you back with an good night's sleep - allowing you to be your best during the day. Consider the time you spend making your bed into your personal haven an investment in your daily happiness. Follow these steps to making the perfect bed:

  • Choose a quality mattress. Serving as the foundation, your mattress and its comfort and durability is key to a restful sleep. Without it, all the best sheets and linens or the way you display them mean nothing.
  • Protect that mattress with a great mattress...
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Imagine what your body would be like if you didn't have a skeleton that worked in the way it does. You wouldn't be able to function or stand in the way that you do; without it even the most fit body would be lacking in correct form or usability. The same can be said for your mattress. Without a proper frame, even the most well-built mattress leaves much to be desired in ways of comfort and functionality. A good bed frame is almost as important to you getting a good night's sleep as the quality of your mattress. There are a number of factors that should be considered when buying a bed frame including design, material, size and style.

How will your bed be used?

Is the bed you are considering for nightly use, for the guest room that sees few visitors or to furnish your vacation home bedroom? Is the bed for use by just one person or two? The bed frame, its dependability and price point should match just what your needs are.

How big do you need?

If the bed is meant for use by a child, a twin bed is...

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If you're one of those people who think that adjustable beds are only for those that are old or unhealthy, it's time to adjust your thinking.

Adjustable beds or bases are growing in popularity among all segments of the population. According to just about everybody, people enjoy a good night's sleep. Yes, we're being sarcastic. But the fact is, if your bed doesn't offer you the health benefits of a good night's sleep by lacking in support, then an adjustable base bed may be your next best option. Adjustable beds have been shown to offer a variety of health benefits for any sleeper. These benefits include:

  • Reduction in back and joint pain - By supporting your neck and spine in correct positions, an adjustable bed relieves the pressure that many experience from flat beds. Find your best position by either raising the neck and head, or the feet, or a combination of both.
  • Relief from heartburn or indigestion - Those suffering from acid reflux can reduce the...
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For more than 130 years, Sealy has been providing the world with some of the highest-rated mattresses; helping millions of people experience their best night's sleep. As an authorized dealer of Sealy Posturepedic mattresses, we continue to be impressed by their dedication to excellence in manufacturing. Which is exactly why we offer Sealy brand mattresses at our Newington mattress store. We focused our search on only the very best when selecting which mattresses to offer our valued customers. Sealy, with its excellence in engineering, not only provides comfort beyond compare, but is guaranteed to last for decades while delivering support that is optimal for back and spine health.

We're proud to partner with the world's largest bedding provider as they hold the same business ethics and goals as we do. With the belief that a good night's sleep can actually improve your day, Sealy focuses its intent on designing and manufacturing beds and sleep products that offer every sleeper the best sleep possible.

At Mattress for Less in Newington, we wish only for you to experience...

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So you finally did it. You rolled out of that nasty, lumpy, saggy bed of yours and got your aching body to the mattress store and bought a new mattress. Then the next glorious morning arose and you are now feeling better than you remember doing so in a very long time. So how do you keep that feeling of being truly and fully rested? How do you extend the fabulousness (get a new mattress and you'll make up your own words to describe that feeling too) that is now your every morning? By taking care of that mattress, that's how. By making sure that you are doing everything you can to protect your mattress in every way, your mattress will also take care of you. Show your love by engaging in the following on a routine basis:

  • Turnabouts more than fair play. - It's darn good sense. Rotating your mattress every two months is recommended by most manufacturers. If you have a one-sided mattress, just rotate the head of the mattress to the foot in order to ensure even wear. If you have a double-sided mattress, also flip your mattress when you rotate.
  • Provide proper support....
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Are mornings losing their shine?

Is the idea of your mate sleeping next to you not as charming as it was before?

Is the couch becoming more attractive in terms of places to lay your head?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, we'd venture to say that it's time for a new mattress. When your mattress starts to wear down, it can have an effect on your entire day, making you lethargic and prone to pain and allergies. Why put yourself through that just to save a few more dimes? Here's a short list of signs that indicate that your mattress has seen its last good night's sleep:

  • When you're feeling beyond your years - Sure you're getting older; we all are. But when you get up in the morning, hurting and feeling worse than when you went to bed, it shouldn’t be attributed to your advancing age; it should be a red flag that your mattress has seen better days. You can get those better days back if you just spring for new box springs. (See what we did there?)
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For many of us, it’s normal during the day to experience a lull in energy. Maybe you feel sprightly in the morning, but you start to drag by mid-afternoon. It’s more than likely that your lack of energy is caused by general sleep deprivation and a lack of a good snooze.

Sleep is a big deal, and it can take more than quality mattresses to make sure you get the rest that your mind and body needs. With a couple of tweaks to your nightly routine and a few new habits, you’ll be sleeping better and longer in no time.

  • Put down the tablet, no texting, and no binge-watching. Ever watch a movie and then lie in bed with your mind going a million miles an hour? By doing anything in bed other than sleep or romance, you’re telling your brain to be on alert.
  • Optimal temperatures for optimal sleep are a little cooler than what you’re used to. Studies have shown that temperatures between 67-70 degrees Fahrenheit help you fall asleep faster than warmer temps.
  • Cut out sugar and caffeine before bedtime. Simple sugars can jack up insulin levels and...
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At Mattress For Less, if there’s one thing we know about, it's sleeping. If you assume that the average person sleeps around 8 hours nightly, consider this. We spend approximately 25 years, or about one-third of our lives asleep. With a bad night’s sleep, you’re low-energy, cranky, and simple tasks become incredibly difficult. But with a good night’s sleep, you’ll receive a boost of energy and metabolism, improved mood, and all-around better health.

That’s all well and good, but the key to a good night’s sleep is a good mattress. Too soft and it feels like you’re laying on a giant marshmallow. Too hard and it’s like you’re spending the night on a two-by-four. When you see your next mattress sale, before whipping out the credit card, consider these 5 tips:

  1. If you have a health condition or you’re undergoing physical therapy, talk to your doctor and see what they recommend. They’re not sleep experts, but they’ll be able to provide solid advice.
  2. Firm mattresses aren’t always best for your back. Research has shown that a medium firm mattress...
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Disguising itself as a mere nuisance, lack of sleep is actually a detrimental public health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Where you may believe that only getting five to six hours of continuous sleep a night is an annoyance that you have to live with, the CDC reports that sleep disorders lead to difficulty performing every day tasks and unhealthy behaviors. The health impact of a nation of sleep-deprived citizens is monumental in scale, as more auto and workplace accidents occur because of our lack of shuteye. Ensure a good night's rest by following these tips and tricks:

  • Pay attention to what you are sleeping on. Get a good, high-quality mattress and pillow that properly support your back and neck, allowing you to rest in a comfortable position.
  • Keep a regular schedule. As tempting as it is to sleep in on weekend mornings, try to rise at approximately the same time as you would during the work week. Go to bed at the same time each night also.
  • Get outdoors...
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Being a trusted mattress dealer in Newington, we often hear from clients regarding bed bugs and dust mites and their effect on mattresses. It should be noted that if you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, make sure to immediately call a pest control company in the area that specializes in the treatment and eradication of the pest. That being said, here are the most common questions our customers have regarding bedroom pests and mattress care.

Question: It seems that my daughter's mattress is infested with bed bugs. Do we need to buy a new mattress?

Answer: Though ridding your home of the mattress is a good idea, it won't necessarily get rid of the problem. Bed bugs are known to be expert hitchhikers and prolific travelers. Though the infestation may have started in your daughter's room you should check all of your rooms for signs of their presence. Its not likely that they stayed in one area which negates the positive steps of buying a new mattress as it is likely to experience infestation in little time.

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Did you know that the average person spends more than one third of his/her life asleep. But don’t be fooled—just because the body is sleeping doesn’t mean it’s slacking off. During sleep, the body repairs itself so that when the alarm clock goes off, our bodies are renewed and refreshed. When you lay down on your Newington mattress tonight, consider some of these tips to sleep better so that you feel better the next day!

  • Establish a routine! This lets the body know it’s time to unwind from the day’s stress and chill. Figure out a schedule and stick to it every night of the week—even weekends!
  • Journal! Thinking about or doing stressful activities can cause the body to release stress hormones, leading to alertness. But writing out stressful thoughts in a journal can help us avoid restlessness once we hit the sheets.
  • Consider taking magnesium! Research suggests magnesium plays a key role in our ability to sleep through the night. Try chowing on magnesium-rich foods such as pumpkin seeds, spinach, and swiss chard Or pop a ZMA supplement, another form of...
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For something so simple (even babies do it), sleep isn’t such an easy thing. Both too little and too much time dozing has been linked to a host of health problems, from obesity and heart disease to dementia and diabetes! Who knew? Here at Mattress For Less, your source for great mattresses in Newington, we've got some tips for you today on the best and worst sleeping positions.

Back Sleepers

  • The pros? A lot of doctors agree that back sleeping is best! Snoozing on your back is a boom for spine and neck health, because the back is straight and not forced into any contortions. Plus back sleeping helps the mattress do its job of supporting the spine. Don't use too many pillows in this position though as it can make breathing more difficult.
  • The cons? Instances of snoring and sleep apnea are much more frequent when a person is sleeping on their back. In fact, back sleeping is so closely linked to sleep apnea that doctors prescribe side sleeping as a treatment for the condition .

Side Sleepers:

  • The pros?...
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There exist enough articles and blog posts on the internet about finding the perfect mattress; with good reason. A comfortable mattress is imperative to a good night's sleep. However, without a great pillow to rest your weary head on, deep and healthy sleep can be fleeting; making finding a great pillow just as important. A good pillow supports both your neck and head and is essential to avoiding those painful cricks in your neck and morning headaches. Whether you like them fluffy or firm, the right pillow can leave you feeling more rested when coupled with a great mattress. When looking for a new pillow keep these aspects in mind:

Pillow fill

These days a variety of pillow fill options exist throughout the bedding market. From natural goose down feathers, to polyester fiber and foam, pillow fill types deliver varying comfort and durability levels. Though some pillows, including those that are filled with natural feathers, can be pricey, they do tend to last longer and users report a higher level...

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If the squeaky wheel gets the grease, what does the squeaky bed get? If you're like us, that noisy mess gets tossed.

There are few things worse, when laying down for a much-deserved respite, than to be woken by annoying sounds. Barking dogs, snoring partners, crying babies and squeaky mattresses all rank high for being frustrating interrupters of precious sleep. By disturbing your sleep patterns, a squeaky mattress or bed frame can ruin more than a good night's rest; it can ruin your whole day too. But there is something you can about it. Silence your mattress with these quick and simple tricks and tips:

  • Turn it over. Unless your mattress is a pillow-top, flipping it may just provide the needed adjustment.
  • Rotate it. If you've kept your mattress in the same position throughout the time you've owned it, it is time rotate it. Turn it so that the area where your feet were is now at your head or pillow area. This can help the mattress distribute weight more evenly and alleviate the squeaking.
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Mattress pads might seem like an old-fashioned thing, but the truth is they can extend the life of your mattress and even make your bed more comfortable. We sell mattress pads in our Waterbury and Newington stores, and we can attest to the fact that these aren't just some up-sell gimmick that you don't really need. Mattress pads are an almost necessary piece of bedding!

First, they'll protect your bedding from stains and the oils from your body. While your sheets will protect your mattress from some of that, they offer far less protection than a mattress pad will. A mattress pad can stop lotions, oils, food and liquids from soaking into your mattress and breaking down the fibers inside prematurely. The extra layer of protection can keep bed bugs and dust mites away, too. A mattress pad can help keep your sheets in place, too, so there is less slipping and sliding while you sleep, and an additional layer of padding can make your bed even more cozy.

Mattress pads don't have to cost a fortune, either. Mattress for LESS offers standard mattress pads in Waterbury starting...

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How long have you owned your current mattress? How often you replace your mattress depends on several factors including your age and lifestyle, but if your mattress has seen several presidential terms come and go it may be time to check out our mattresses in Waterbury. Here are some signs that it might be time to replace that old mattress:

  • It's showing visible signs of wear and tear. That can include rips or worn spots in the mattress covering, broken springs, or damage to the underside of the mattress.
  • You or your partner aren't sleeping well. Are one or both of you tossing and turning at night? A new mattress could help you get a better night's sleep.
  • You or your partner wake up sore. Even if you are sleeping through the night, if your mattress isn't giving you the proper support then you could be waking up sore. A new mattress will offer better support to joints.

Don't go any longer than seven years without replacing your mattress. The (gross) truth is that after seven years, your mattress is full of dead skin and dust mites; that's not...

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Considering that you use it at an average of 8 hours a day, almost every day of the year with few exceptions, your mattress is one of the most-used pieces of furniture in your home. And the one that is more intimately tied to your health than any other. With a good night's sleep being intrinsic to your daily functions and basic physiology, and with your mattress choice affecting that sleep, knowing just how to pick out the right mattress for you is key to fully enjoying both your sleeping and waking hours.

Your mattress needs to support your body while in a neutral position. This means that all body parts should be in alignment with each other, from your head to your toes. Your spine should have a natural curvature to it while your buttocks, neck and head are supported. A mattress that is too firm can push on pressure points and force body components out of alignment, causing you to experience increased neck, back and hip pain. One that is too soft does little to support anything and leads to misalignment and altered joint and muscle function. Studies have shown that...

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Originally, beds were positioned against walls, windows and sometimes doorways. Interior walls would be freezing for lack of insulation and sometimes would have cracks in them. Windows would be open to cool the room but instead, a cold draft would enter the room. Someone saw fit to fix this issue. A wood board was built to create a barrier from the wall, window and door to break the draft. As time went on, people saw fit not to position their beds in doorways and in front of windows any longer.

In modern culture, we're now positioning beds just against walls. Fortunately, our walls today have insulation and sometimes have several layers between the interior and the outside. Headboards today are used for decorations and sometimes serves as the main attraction of the bedroom. They stop pillows from falling off the bed and give balance to someone sitting up. Also, if built with certain features, they can provide storage space and can have support and custom functions for personal care and conveniences.

At Mattresses for Less, we offer the best value of headboards on the...

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Although there are many kinds of mattresses, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are all designed to give you the best comfort. When it comes to mattresses, most people think of a big fluffy bed with extra soft cushions that will give the most comfort. These kinds of beds are actually not the best for everyone. If you are not sleeping well at night, you’re tossing and turning, or even waking up with a sore body, chances are your current mattress is not for you. Before purchasing a new mattress, you should always “test drive” the mattress to see if it meets your standards of comfort.

A worn mattress usually means having uneven surfaces, lumpiness, or sagging. Having old worn out mattresses can promote insomnia, poor sleep patterns, fatigue and allergies. The most common sign that you have a worn out mattress is back pain. There have even been medical cases where old mattresses have thrown people’s hips out of place. An old mattress can also give you headaches and much more problems down the road. If this sounds like you, it is probably time for a new...

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