Holiday Buying Guide to Better Sleep in Your Home
As you have probably already heard about a million times by now, you spend about one-third of your life sleeping.
Now, whether you get your suggested 8 hours of snooze a night or you like to stay up late and get up early, solid sack time definitely is good for you. Getting those 40 winks each night helps to improve learning and helps your brain work properly.
Clearly, a good night’s sleep is important for a healthy life. If you are having trouble sleeping, it might be because your mattress is so old, the lumps and bumps are preventing you from heading off to the land of nod. In addition, with the holiday season right around the corner, you are probably getting ready to host some overnight (or longer) guests. You want to be sure these fine folks are comfortable (well, most of them anyway) and will also get decent sleep while they are in your home.
With this in mind, let’s discuss the many mattresses you have in your home and if it’s time to replace some or all of them.
Why It May Be Time to Say Goodbye to Your Mattress — Especially in the Guest Room
Believe it or not, mattresses can expire, just like that carton of eggs or jug of milk in your fridge. As The Best Mattress Topper notes, the majority of high-end mattresses will last for seven to 10 years before they should be replaced. Now, think about the mattresses in your home and how long ago you purchased them — if it’s been longer than a decade, it’s probably time to replace them.
This might be especially true for the guest room, especially if you've put your old mattress into this space. Also, if you wake up in pain, toss and turn your way through the night or it takes a long time to fall asleep after your noggin hits the pillow, your mattress may by trying to tell you “Hey, I’m worn out — please replace me.”
Buying the Right Mattress for the Holidays (and Beyond)
As you shop for a new mattress, keep in mind that your preferred sleeping position will influence the type you buy. If you are a side sleeper or like to sack out on your stomach, a gel memory foam variety is an ideal choice. If you snooze on your back, a firm mattress is the ticket. While you are shopping, also think about your kiddos and their daybeds — if they are getting older (the beds, not the kids), it might be time to replace the trundle mattresses.
To make mattress buying near San Diego easy and stress-free, we are happy to offer our personal Complete Fit process — at Jerome’s, you’ll work with a Certified Sleep Specialist who will have you try out a firm, medium, and plush mattress and work from there to determine which one is best for you. They will also help fit you for the perfect lifestyle foundation (for the younger folks) or adjustable mattress base (better for Grandma Alice) to match your lifestyle and health needs.
Adding That Extra Touch of Holiday Luxury for You and Your Guests
To really up the “I’m the best host EVER” ante, you may want to spring for a few added goodies for your new mattress. For example, a mattress protector is a great way to keep the mattress fresh as a holiday daisy, and keep all the dust mites and other nasty critters at bay.
In addition, if your pillows (basically a bed for your head) are also on the geriatric side, consider upgrading to cool varieties that offer great head and neck support while staying comfortably chilly, which can help you fall asleep faster. At Jerome’s we offer the Cool-Tech Queen Pillow that features cooling arctic gel memory foam — while you are here trying out our mattresses, ask your Certified Sleep Specialist to bring you one of these chilly pillows to try out.
Best Mattress Deals in San Diego
At Jerome’s, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for better sleep. Come on in and check out our wide selection of mattresses — you can start your shopping at home by checking out our website. You and your guests deserve the best sleep possible, so if it’s been a while since those mattresses have been replaced, we will be more than happy to help you select the best options for you and your family.
Come on in for your mattress fitting this holiday season!