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!


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.


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

Sleeping Tips for Easing Neck and Shoulder Stress

Dr. Chuck Fulanovich founded Palo Alto Chiropractic Offices in 1977 and Palo Alto SpineMED in 2005. He specializes in wellness oriented chiropractic care and the non-surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation and sciatica. He is recognized as an expert in his field.

Dr. Chuck, as he is known to many of his clients, explains that sleeping positions have a great deal to do with neck and shoulder-related stress. “As part of my initial consultation I always ask people about their sleeping posture – side, back or stomach. I also ask them about the age of their mattress and what type of pillow they use. All three are important for good rest and proper spinal support.”





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Need a Giant Bed?

At McRoskey Mattress we’re quite often called upon to build custom size beds. Some of these mattresses are for antique bedsteads or custom-built headboards. We’ve also built mattresses for boats and specific locations in a residence. But the bed pictured below is a very unusual custom mattress, even for the McRoskey factory.


It is one of the largest mattresses we’ve ever made. It measures 108″ wide x 108″ long — very large, indeed. Our staff enjoyed the challenge of handcrafting this mattress set and when it was done they decided to give it a try.


Summertime and Sleep

Like my kids, I love summer. Carefree days in the sun, swimming, ice cream and staying up late just because it is warm out are all a part of the fun. But, however difficult, keeping a regular bed time for kids year-round — including during the summer — is essential.

Small_kids_Pillows1According to the Better Sleep Council, children need at least nine hours of sleep each night to be healthy, active, and able to perform their best in school, sports and other extracurricular activities. Better Sleep Council Spokesperson and Lifestyle Expert Lissa Coffey offers the following tips to help parents ensure a good night’s sleep for their children. Read more

What Pillow is Recommended by Chiropractors for Side Sleepers?

Our neighborhood Chiropractor in Palo Alto, Chuck Fulanovich, DC, FASBE (Palo Alto Chiropractic Offices) is a specialist in spinal biomechanics. We asked him to try the The Dr. Mary Dr.MarySidesleep-231x300Side Sleeper Pillow made at the Pillow Bar in our Palo Alto showroom.

In his own words:

Hi Robin, Just wanted to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!! Also, thanks for the Dr. Mary Pillow. I haven’t slept on anything else since. I really like it and recommend them for side sleepers. Stopped by twice to personally thank you, but missed both times. See you Thursday !! Chuck

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Mattress Buying Demystified

You spend over a third of your life in bed (or you should!). So it’s worth spending the time to make sure you’re choosing the right mattress and box spring for you.

106-copy-1Health and wellness professionals and sleep experts alike concur that a comfortable night’s sleep can make you feel better, have more energy and increase that spring in your step. Owning a high-quality, supportive and comfortable mattress and box spring is an essential part of getting the rest you need. With the dizzying array of bed and mattress products on the market today buying the right one can be a confusing experience.

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11 Tips for Better Fitness and Health from Dean Karnazes

In general, to stay healthy and fit move your body every day. Getting at least 20 minutes of exercise a day is a proven way to stay healthy and improve your fitness. Walk, run, ride a bike, or take a yoga class. Or run a ton of marathons like I do. It all counts.


Here are 11 of the ways I work to achieve better health and fitness. Read more