10 Reasons McRoskey is on 10 Best Mattress List

10BestThe newest edition of National Geographic’s 10 Best of
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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

Specifying a Mattress for a Sleeper Sofa

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

Better Sleep Tips for Kids

San Francisco, Calif., July 23, 2012 – Helping children get the sleep they need is important for their health, happiness and well being. According to the Better Sleep Council, sleep is critical for a child’s physical and mental development. Also, kids’ sleep needs change as they age. On average, infants need 16 hours of sleep per day; toddlers require 12 hours; pre-schoolers need 10.5 to 11.5 hours; and children six and older need 9 to 10 hours of snooze time. One important sleep tip: a well-rested parent is far better equipped to help their children get enough rest. Read more

Tips for Better Sleep When Traveling

man_sleeping_plane2I love traveling! But it can be exhausting with today’s stressful world of plane, train and automobile travel. Also, I find that sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings, on uncomfortable beds with less than perfect pillows can also cause fatigue. Getting the rest you need is so very important, especially when traveling. Here are a few tips to help reduce sleep loss — and the headaches and fatigue that come with it – when you are on the road. Read more

Tips to Turn Your Bedroom into a Place for Rejuvenation

Everyone needs a place to get away from it all. With a few simple changes you can turn your bedroom into an instant retreat, a relaxing space to adjust the attitude and evoke the senses. Here are several tips from Palo Alto-based interior designer Fawni Hill, vice president of interior design for Larick Alan Hill Architects, on creating an environment for rejuvenation. Read more

Factory Tours are Great Family Fun

In April 2012, a family on spring break toured our mattress factory in the Central Waterfront District of San Francisco. The parents were visiting the area with their two children and two nieces all between the ages of 8 and 12.

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Benefits of Napping

Grab a Quick Nap to Recharge, Look Fresher, Feel Better (But Not to Replace A Good Night’s Sleep)

There is a distinct pleasure in taking a short nap during the day, and there are several very good reasons to nap beyond it being such an awesome pure and guilt-free experience. According to various sources, grabbing a few winks, especially on a really comfortable mattress and box spring set like our McRoskey byDesign, has distinct health benefits.

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A Comfortable Sofa Bed ? Yes, Really!

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The sofa bed often gets a bad rap for its inherent discomfort. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. What many people don’t know is that they can replace and upgrade the mattress in their old (or new) sofa bed. Typically the mattress that comes with a sofa bed does not supply adequate support nor does it protect the user from the metal frame underneath.

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What’s So Important About Good Sleep and the Right Mattress?

Sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, growth, stress reduction and other vital functions. So getting enough quality sleep is as important to overall health as good nutrition and regular exercise.

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According to Chuck Fulanovich, DC of Palo Alto Chiropractic Offices, choosing the right sleep position and mattress can make all the difference in the world to feeling good overall and minimizing back, neck and shoulder issues. Regarding proper sleeping position, Read more