In this CBS Sunday Morning segment, contributor Nancy Giles embarks on a mattress testing journey with a stop at the McRoskey Mattress factory and the McRoskey Mattress Showroom in San Francisco. With today’s complicated process of buying a mattress this was a learning experience for Nancy. Our McRoskey craftspersons enjoyed showing her our unique mattress building process. Here’s the story.
How much sleep is enough sleep? Six hours? Nine hours? Does age matter when it comes to sleep duration?
To answer these questions accurately, sleep experts from the National Sleep Foundation and medical experts from organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Society for Research in Human Development, recently conducted a rigorous review of the most up-to-date research on the topic.
For many, living in an expansive loft space is an integral part of an urban lifestyle. Lofts are youthful, artsy and fun. In a loft space, you have plenty of room to expand your living space and truly relax.
Having a large open space also presents a great opportunity to have fun with interior design, artwork and the living layout. Often a loft space will allow you to create interesting room dividers using non-traditional building materials, interesting fabrics and custom furnishings.
San Francisco, Calif., September 20, 2012 – If you’re waking up with back pain, it may be due to the way you’re sleeping rather than a medical ailment. That’s according to renowned balance expert Jean Couch, founder of the Palo Alto-based Balance Center. “Misaligned bones create chronic tension,” Couch explains. “We can alleviate tension and pain by sitting, standing, bending and sleeping differently. Practicing proper alignment in bed takes stress off the joints and allows the muscles to relax for a more restful sleep.”
Sleep is so important to our health and well being. Thus, it stands to reason that finding helpful answers to our questions about various sleep-related issues is essential. In this post we’ve provided you with links to various online articles that relate to sleep and health. We found these articles enlightening and hope you will too.
Jumping on your bed. As a kid you loved jumping on your bed (although your parents probably wagged a finger and said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”) What if you could do it as a grown-up and make a living at it?
At the McRoskey mattress factory jumping on the mattresses is part of the process! It is in the job description of our mattress filler, Rueben Reynosa. We call it “walking out” the mattress. This unusual but very necessary step happens after a mattress is filled with layers and layers of cotton, polyester or wool batting but before it is tufted.
Reading and sleep just naturally go together. To take this partnering a step further, here are three books that provide interesting advice on getting good sleep and rest for adults and children. Please note that we do not endorse these books but are providing them as an informational resource.
I love the event of getting into bed at the end of the day. Feeling the embrace of my mattress (McRoskey byDesign of course) and the touch of cotton percale sheets, tugging on my camel hair blanket so it’s under my chin and positioning my pillows for comfy head and neck support. Read more