Are You a High-Functioning Insomniac?

insomniaFor many people, it’s not uncommon for them to still feel like they didn’t get enough sleep despite sleeping for at least seven hours or more each night. If that sounds like you, you may be dealing with a sleep disorder such as insomnia, one of many sleep disorders that prevent a person from getting sufficient rest. It is possible to be a “high functioning insomniac”, which is why it’s so important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.

For example, you may notice that you’re constantly irritable, and it’s not because you’re dealing with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Not sleeping properly will make you cranky, which could cause your relationships with family, friends, or co-workers to suffer.

Are you getting sick more often? If the body doesn’t have enough time to rest and “regenerate”, you will become more prone to catching those pesky common colds as the immune system defenses aren’t working in top condition.

Snoring, being unable to concentrate, making careless mistakes, these may indicate a sleep disorder or it could just be that your mattress isn’t doing the job when it comes to making you feel genuinely rested. A new mattress such as Hästens may help you get rid of insomnia altogether.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattress brands: VISPRING Luxury Beds and mattresses, Hästens Since 1852 and Carpe Diem mattresses. We offer a sterling selection of mattresses including organic & natural latex, as well as handcrafted beds and innerspring mattresses. We also have a broad selection of bedroom furniture and accessories. With more than eight years of working in the bedding industry, we pride ourselves on being your premium quality sleep center in Miami-Dade County. Visit us online at, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information.

The Evolution of the Luxury Mattress

Posted September 25th, 2014 in adjustable beds, air bed, Luxury Beds, memory foam, waterbeds by Mattress Matters

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When we purchase a luxury mattress, we don’t think of how it will intertwine with our lives enough to be part of our history. It could be the first item you purchase to begin furnishing your new home or the first big purchase you consider with your significant other. Mattresses have played an important role in our history, but they wouldn’t have gotten there without its own history.

The History of the Luxury Mattress

Most people don’t know how long mattresses have been in existence. Its history begins in 3600 B.C. and since then the design of the luxury mattress has changed significantly.

3600 B.C. Persians made the first water beds out of goatskins and filled them with water.

3400 B.C. Egyptians slept on palm boughs piled in the corners of their homes.

200 B.C. Romans slept on bags of cloth stuffed with reeds, hay, or wool. The wealthy usually slept on feather stuffing which could be considered the first luxury mattresses.

1400s Mattresses were made out of pea shucks, straw or sometimes feathers, stuffed into coarse ticks, and covered with velvets, brocades or silks.

1500-1700 Mattresses were stuffed with straw or down feathers and placed on top of a bed consisting of a timber frame with the support of rope or leather.

Early 18th century Mattresses are filled with cotton or wool

Mid 18th century: Mattress covers are made of quality linen or cotton. The mattress box is shaped or bordered with fillings of natural fibers, such as coconut fiber, cotton, wool, and horsehair. The mattress is buttoned to fasten the stuffing to the cover and the edges are stitched.

Late 19th century: The box spring mattress is invented.

1930s: Innerspring mattresses and upholstered foundations become popular along with artificial fillers. Enclosed coil spring mattresses also have their springs sewn into linked fabrics.

1950s: Foam rubber mattresses and pillows become available for purchase.

1960s: The waterbed is introduced and becomes a popular luxury mattress choice alongside adjustable beds.

1970s: NASA invents memory foam.

1980s: Air mattresses composed of vulcanized rubber or vinyl are introduced.

1992: Tempur-Pedic introduces a luxury mattress made from memory foam.

2000′s: Multitudes of sleeping options and features become available. From air to memory foam to water luxury mattresses, there is a type to fit everyone’s needs. That’s where we come in!

Get Your Luxury Mattress Today!

At Brickell Mattress, we offer the finest selection of memory foam, innerspring, water and latex luxury mattresses available on the market today. Having been in the bedding industry for over 8 years, we know which type of mattress will fit your lifestyle. We are here to satisfy your need for quality sleep with our quality mattresses. Contact us today for a sleep consultation!

Choosing your Luxury Mattress in Miami: Innerspring, Memory, Latex, or Air Mattress?

Posted July 28th, 2014 in air bed, memory foam, natural latex by Mattress Matters

Picking the right mattress can be a challenge. We can make choosing a luxury mattress in Miami a breeze for you! First things first, here’s the difference between your basic mattress categories:


Innerspring mattresses are the most widely used. They support you with coil springs and each coil is individually enclosed. Additionally, a wide variety of materials are added for extra comfort. Spring-based mattresses can be comfortable for almost anyone, regardless of whether your preference is a soft or firm mattress.

Pros: There are a wide variety of mattresses to choose from. They range in firmness, the fluffiness of the pillow top, and in price to fit nearly every preference and price range.

Cons: There’s no direct relationship in most cases between price and comfort. If there aren’t enough springs and cushions to offer you proper support you’ll likely wake up with an aching back.


Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular every day. They are made of layers of different densities of foam that respond to weight and temperature, and are known for comfort because they contour to the specific shape of your body.

Pros: By molding to the shape of your body as your weight shifts through the night, memory foam reduces pressure points, and relieves pain. Memory foam also absorbs movement, so if you sleep with a partner you are most likely not going to feel their movement.

Cons: One of the biggest complaints about memory foam mattresses is their temperature sensitivity. They can make you feel extremely hot during the night.


Latex mattresses are made from either natural or synthetic rubber, and are known for providing firm, bouncy support that is uniform throughout the bed. Either a latex mattress or latex mattress topper is great for relieving back pain because they offer the best combination of comfort and support.

Pros: Latex is popular because it is firm and supportive, while still providing comfort. Unlike the memory foam mattresses, however, latex pushes back, ultimately providing more support.

Cons: If you don’t like the feel of a firm mattress, latex is probably not the right choice for you.


Higher-end air beds look like a standard innerspring mattress, but use air-filled chambers instead of coils, and are covered by a foam layer on top. Air beds have been used for patients with spinal cord injuries who are lying in bed for a long time. These beds are particularly useful when sleeping partners have different needs. If one person has a bad back, one side can be made firmer than the other to provide greater support.


Pros: The firmness of each side of the bed can be altered. If your preference is firm, but your partner enjoys soft, these beds can be adjusted to keep you both happy.

Cons: Sometimes people fail to make their air bed firm enough and wake up with backaches. Less sophisticated air mattresses also pop up on one side when you sit on the opposite end.

If you have any other questions, or need help finding the perfect luxury mattress for you, contact us at Brickell Mattress!