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.
Read their findings in this Huffington Post article. This is the first sleep study of its kind to state age-specific recommendations for sleep duration.
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.”
Couch offers these tips on optimal spine alignment during sleep. Read more
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.
Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This article from the National Institutes of Health provides a very thorough overview and also information on clinical trials. Read more
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. Read more
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.
Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children’s sleep problems. Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime training and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep. Read more
San Francisco, Calif., August 24, 2012 – Often overlooked, taking care of your mattress and box spring will help to ensure lasting comfort and an optimal return on your mattress investment.
Here are several easy-to-follow tips for mattress care.
1. Flip and Rotate: This is no old wives tale. It’s important that a mattress be flipped and rotated at regular intervals throughout the year. McRoskey Mattress Company recommends flipping a mattress in the winter and summer (head end to foot end) and rotating it in spring and fall. A box spring requires once-a-year rotation. As a unique customer service, McRoskey sends a friendly reminder when it’s time to flip or rotate a mattress. Read more
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.
Other aspects of my bedroom that lend comfort have nothing to do with my bedding. Read more
The newest edition of National Geographic’s 10 Best of
Everything includes McRoskey Mattress Company on the 10 best mattresses list. This is an endorsement that we happen to think is well deserved.
So we came up with our 10 best reasons to buy a McRoskey: Read more
Next week I will have the pleasure of talking about one of my favorite things — McRoskey mattress manufacturing and our custom mattresses — to a group of designers and furniture industry professionals.
I’ll be speaking at an event called How to Build and Specify Custom Furniture, Bedding and Drapery Day on July 17. Sponsored by fine furnishings representative Rafe Bethell & Associates, the event will be held at the Hayward, CA factory of fellow San Francisco Bay Area manufacturer Cypress Furniture. Read more