Are You Suffering from Sleepless Nights or Insomnia?

Trying to fall asleep when you have to get up early the next day can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it’s something that happens on several occasions. These frequent sleepless nights may cause you to wonder whether you’re dealing with a sleep disorder such as insomnia. However, it’s important to know the difference between having a genuine sleep disorder or if you’re simply not sleeping well.

Take a look at your sleep hygiene. If you regularly look at your phone, watch television, or use your laptop before bed, the blue light is not doing you any favors. It is also important to take into account the temperature of the room, if you’re sleeping with any lights on, or if you’re going to bed at different times each night. All of these may be causing sleep disturbance.

Are you taking any medications or are you drinking caffeinated beverages too close to bedtime? If so, this will also contribute to poor sleep quality. You should also consider if something is stressing you out, whether it’s mentally or physically.

It’s also important to remember that with insomnia, not only is it difficult to asleep, it typically involves waking up several times during the night and staying awake, resulting in short periods of sleep where disruptions are likely. Hence, differentiating between genuine insomnia and sleeplessness is vital.

Do keep in mind that your mattress may be a contributor. Having a mattress that is designed to help you achieve the deep sleep period is key. If you have questions, we can point you towards a potentially better night’s sleep.

This update is by Brickell Mattress. We sell luxury beds and the world’s top mattress brandsVISPRING mattresses, Hästens Since 1852 and CARPE DIEM BEDS OF SWEDEN. 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 http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hastens mattresses or other brands.

Why sleep is important

However there is never enough time in our day to get everything done. We constantly work and try pleasing our loved ones and in doing so we sacrifice what’s most important which is our sleep.If we don’t get enough rest it affects us mentally and physically. Our brain doesn’t just shut off but our whole body works hard the whole night as you sleep.

Sleep is vital because it helps you function the entire day to your best capacity. It helps you think clearly, think faster, and be more attentive. It obviously helps you work more efficiently when you sleep the regular eight hours that you should be sleeping then when you sleep a couple of hours a each day.

Loss of sleep actually hurts your problem solving abilities and attention to detail. Your less productive at work or anything you do for that matter and your more prone to getting into an accident. The loss of sleep even interferes with the way you act around people and more susceptible to getting sick and depressed. Sleep can even affect our hormones, immune system, and cardiovascular health. If you don’t rest there are many diseases that may present themselves in the near future; for instance diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and much more.

A good night’s rest would be rapid eye movement (REM) sleep which is considered a deep sleep and when you dream the most. Babies usually sleep about 16 hours, children 10 hours, teenagers about 9 hours, and adults 8 hours

However there are also many causes to sleeping less; like electronics, caffeine, medication and as you get older you may sleep less because of the amount of medication you take. There are different medicines that your doctor may prescribe to help you sleep better and different relaxation techniques as well. A goods night rest is essential every night to help you be the best version of yourself each day.

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 BEDS OF SWEDEN. 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 http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hästens mattresses or other brands.

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 http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information.

Uncommon Factors Affecting Your Sleep

Posted April 19th, 2018 in From Our Sleep Experts, Hastens, Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

zzzzEven though most of us never get enough of it, sleep is essential for our physical and mental well-being. In fact, not getting enough sleep may lead to sleep disorders like insomnia and it can also cause serious issues such as depression and anxiety. While most of us know that a comfortable, premium mattress, a shower, and not consuming caffeine before bedtime can help with getting some rest, there are other factors that may also contribute to sleepless nights.

According to an article on New Haven Register, age may also play a role in not sleeping enough. Recent studies suggest that as a person ages, the part of the brain that assists with regulating sleep begins to decay, which means a person may experience fewer moments of REM sleep, which is considered to be the deepest sleep state.

There is no such thing as being able to “catch up” on sleep during the weekend by sleeping longer hours. Sleeping in on a Saturday will only throw off your sleep schedule, making it harder for the body to adjust to a regular sleep cycle.

Do you sleep with your windows and doors closed? It makes sense to keep your home cool and free of outside noise. However, that same New Haven Register article suggests that sleeping with open windows or doors may help with reducing carbon dioxide levels, resulting in potentially better sleep.

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 BEDS OF SWEDEN. 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 http://www.brickellmattress.com, at our store located at 1030 SW 8th Street in Miami or give us a call at 305-326-4000 for more information on Hastens mattresses or other brands.

Electric Beds and Nighttime Fun!

Posted April 28th, 2015 in adjustable beds, From Our Sleep Experts by Mattress Matters

Electric adjustable bed in master bedroomWe have come a long way in the vibrating bed world; no longer do we have to search out a hotel on the side of the road, the one with the heart shaped bathtub, red flocked walls, curtains and bedspread. Not to mention feeling guilty because we spent a week worth of laundry quarters for an hour of fun. We can bring sweet vibrations right into our classiest, richest bedrooms through the modern adjustable beds which not only vibrate, but they raise both head and feet to create wonderful work spaces and view vistas.

If you are wondering where the best place to find a vibrating bed; Brickell Mattress is a place in Miami where there are wonderful options to choose from. Leggett and Platt, Reverie and Ergo Motion are creating the industry standards for adjustable beds by continuing to add more features as both the bed world and the digital world combine into one.

The best example of a great new adjustable bed is Leggett and Platt’s contribution of the World’s first Smart Bed with its newest offering Prodigy which features multi- mode wave and massage with head and foot adjustability all run by a wireless remote. The remote is created with an iPhone application that places the controls to your new adjustable bed frame right onto your favorite smart phone device.  What this means is you can literally run your bed, your home security, lights, locks and turn the Jacuzzi on in the pool outside without ever leaving your pillows. How cool is that?

Another wonderful feature of “beds that buzz” is that you can literally choose the mattress that works best for you as far as your health concerns. From Hypo Allergenic, pure and natural mattresses such as Carpe Diem and Vispring, (European bed manufacturers that use only the finest in materials that come from the earth), the field is wide open for comfort and personal mattress options. Nearly every bed manufacturer has a mattress line appropriate for an adjustable base. Nearly every adjustable base line has both vibrating and motion options that create healthy spaces for late night work and early morning play.

Find good vibrations and sleep experts that can guide you through all the ins and outs of both the mattresses and adjustable bed bases at Brickell Mattress located at 1030 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33129 – (305) 326-4000. Stop by and jump on… no need for quarters, the rides on us!

The Best Mattress Store in Miami

Posted April 20th, 2015 in From Our Sleep Experts, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Mattress Matters

So, how can know which store is the best mattress store in Miami?

 

Best of the Best: What to Look for in a Mattress Store Today, there are many varieties of mattresses out there. Each unique mattress composition offers unique benefits (while some are low quality and must be avoided). To find the best store and sales team, consider each of the items below.

  1. Selection

The best mattress store should have a good selection so that you can find your perfect bed. Some stores have only a few beds on the floor and once you come through the door they tell you the three beds they are showing are good, better and best and everything out there is the same. This just is not true. Brickell Mattress in Miami has more than 30 mattresses on their sales floor and each and everyone feels different and offers different solutions for different needs, desires and budgets.

  1. Quality

We have all seen the mattress set propped up outside a store with a $69 tag on it. This is not a bed you want to spend a third of your life on. A quality mattress is one that will last and feel just as comfortable on the 500th night as it did on the first. Look for stores that have a generous return policy and beds that have warranties against defects in materials as well as workmanship.

  1. Price

We as consumers have become so price savvy. To prevent the price comparison shoppers many mattress stores have the manufacturers “private label” the mattresses they carry. This means you could visit 5 different mattress stores, look at the same bed at each and not even know it because they all have different names. One store that does not do that is Brickell Mattress in Miami. They will honestly tell you who makes the mattresses they sell and what beds they are comparable to.

  1. Knowledgeable Staff

There is nothing worse than asking a sales person a question about a mattress on display and having them stand next to you and read off the features from the card in front of the bed. You could have done that yourself. At Brickell Mattress, each member of our sales team is a luxury Sleep Expert. They know about how sleep positions, health issues and body size affect your quality of sleep, and what kind of bed works best with each person’s individual issues.

  1. Reputation

Here is another factor that the internet has made incredibly easy for us as shoppers. You can check out a mattress store’s reputation online at sites like yelp or yahoo local. The best judge of a store’s performance is it’s past customers so find out what they experienced and avoid those places you have been warned about.

  1. Customer Support

This is about service after the sale. How fast will a store deliver your mattress? What happens if something goes wrong? Do they stand by what they sell and will they take it back if it is not all you expected?

 

Brickell Mattress is conveniently located at 1030 8th Street, Miami FL 33130. To learn more about our industry-leading selection of mattresses, speak with a Sleep Expert at 305-326-4000.

The Search for Real Talalay Latex in Miami

Posted April 14th, 2015 in From Our Sleep Experts by Mattress Matters

Cross Section of Talalay Latex MattressSo, you have heard that Talalay Latex is wonderful to sleep on and you wonder just where in Miami you can experience this mattress. Well look no further than Brickell Mattress, where there are several types of Talalay Latex Mattresses to choose from.

Talalay latex is a liquid latex rubber base made from the sap of a rubber tree, that has been introduced into a closed mold, vacuumed of air then frozen to stabilize the cell structure in order to produce an allergen free mattress that is perfect for sleeping.

Frequently Asked Questions About Talalay Latex

Talalay Latex contains no synthetic or petroleum based fillers so it has no off gassing problems that might be unhealthy to your respiratory system. It is also hypo allergenic, anti microbial, dust mite and mildew resistant. Not only does Talalay Latex sleep cool due to the modern ventilation technology of adding holes to the mattress, it has the uncanny ability of providing comforting support while it relieves pressure points.

What kind of beds at Brickell Mattress feature Talalay latex?

Brickell Mattress features several top of the line Talalay Latex beds including the spectacular Carpe Diem, Sweden’s most popular sleep system. And now Bio Vital the newest luxury Talalay Latex bed from Seville. Both of these fine offerings are worthy of your beautiful bedroom, offering both style and exquisite comfort to your life.

How long does it take to order a Talalay mattress?

When you order a Talalay Latex Bed from our showroom, you can expect a delivery date between four and sixteen weeks depending upon the country it comes from. While Carpe Diem has offerings that are stored here in America, should you order a specialty bed, or a Bio Vital bed, it can take time to manufacture and ship from oversees. The good news is, these beds are really wonderful for up to 20 years, making them totally worth the wait.

Okay, you sold me on Talalay. Now how do I find the bed that’s right for me?

The Sleep Experts at Brickell Mattress will guide you through the process of discovery and how to find the right mattress for you. As with many mattresses, body mass index plays an important factor in your decision of firmness and which bed to buy. The right specialist will take your height versus weight and guide you to the sleep system that allow all of your body parts to be completely supported, no matter which position you choose for sleeping.

Visit a Sleep Expert, Today!

Brickell Mattress, Florida Specialty Sleep Store offering Miami’s finest selection of Talalay latex mattresses available is located at 1030 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33129.

Visit us online, or call our store to speak with a knowledgeable Sleep Expert at (305) 326-4000.

Editor’s Pick: Best Cali King Mattresses in Miami

Posted April 8th, 2015 in From Our Sleep Experts by Mattress Matters

Couple Laying in Cali King Size BedDid you know that the weather affects your sleeping pattern? In fact, the warmer the weather is, the less sleep you need and the better your mood after waking up. So what is the best city to sleep in? Miami, Florida, of course!

People in Miami sleep around 7 hours a night compared to up to 10 hours in colder, dreary cities. That means if you live and sleep in Miami, you really need to make your sleeping hours count by taking time to unwind in the evening, coloring your bedroom in cool and soothing tones, and of course, invest in the best bed or mattress you can find.

A good and often overlooked option is a California King size bed. This relatively new mattress size (introduced in the 1960’s) which was created in California – that is why it is called California King, was originally designed for celebrities and athletes. Cal King beds have steadily gained popularity and this size is the perfect choice for a long or narrow room, as well as taller people.

Who Should Sleep on a Cali King?

The Cal King is longer and narrower than a regular eastern king. Cali King bed dimensions are 72” x 84” while an eastern king is76”x 80”. That means a Cal King is 4” longer and 4” skinnier.

As people get taller, these beds are become more than just a luxury. Those extra 4” of length make a huge difference to people whose feet would otherwise be hanging off the end of the bed.

A Great Mattress for Couples!

The Cali King size bed is ideal for couples who like to be close. It gives each person has 36” on their side of the bed, so you still have your own space, but you stay close enough to cuddle. This size is also a good option for an individual sleeper who likes to spread out, but find a regular king bed just too big. Cali King beds have become the choice of interior designers who look to balance out large bedrooms. Cal King mattresses are the perfect scale for the narrow sleeping quarters of a yacht

So where is the best place to get a Cal King bed in Miami? Brickell Mattress is Miami’s premier mattress store. They offer Cal King beds, Cal King Air Beds, all natural latex beds in Cal King size, and even ultra luxury beds like Carpe Diem and Vispring in Cali King size. They have something for everyone, with Cal King bed prices ranging from $1,000 to $40,000.

At Brickell Mattress you can also find split Cal King Beds, where each side of the bed is like its own separate mattress. You can even add an adjustable base that lifts you head, or feet, massages your body and plays music.

Undecided? Visit Brickell Mattress to Try a Cali King!

Not sure if the Cal King size is right for you? Visit Brickell Mattress , South Florida’s specialty sleep store at 1030 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130, and lie down on some Cal King beds to see if it’s a good fit. As always, our Sleep Experts are available to help you find the size and feel that is just right for you.

For more information on mattresses and complimentary sleep consultations at Brickell Mattress, contact a Sleep Expert at 305-326-4000.

Find a Natural Latex Mattress Store in Miami

Posted March 28th, 2015 in From Our Sleep Experts, natural latex by Mattress Matters

So… you have done your homework and want to find a Natural Latex Mattress Store in Miami, and you don’t know where to look… well wonder no more, Brickell Mattress has beds for you! And not only one bed… a variety of Natural Latex beds to choose from.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO SLEEP ON NATURAL LATEX?

Natural Latex offers a “bouncy” and “springy” sensation, offering support while still creating a soft, inviting sleep surface.

Frequently Asked Questions About Latex Mattresses

HOW IS NATURAL LATEX PROCESSED?

Natural Latex is made from the rubber tree and is manufactured in two different processes: Dunlop and Talalay. The Talalay process is the more modern method where rubber is poured into a mold and then “flash frozen” so that all the particles are held in place. Talalay latex provides a consistency of comfort and can be manufactured in soft, medium and firm textures. While there are actually two kinds of latex, Dunlop and Talalay, the only natural latex you’ll find at Brickell Mattress is Talalay. We simply believe in the quality of the product.

WHY WOULD I CHOOSE NATURAL LATEX?

In reality, every choice of bed is as personal as the person buying the bed. While there are many fine product lines out there, Brickell Mattress customers who purchase natural mattresses are often the same people who buy organic at the grocery store. They simply believe sleeping on a mattress where all materials are made “of the earth” is worth the extra expense that it costs to have a labor intensive, hand crafted product in the bedroom.

WHAT ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF NATURAL LATEX?

Health Benefits of Natural Latex usually has the factor of the pure organic cotton and wool covers added in. Not only is the latex processed from trees, the casing that surrounds the latex is also designed to be hypo-allergenic, which increases health benefits to the consumer who needs pure, simple, natural. Studies show that only 1% of the human population is allergic to natural latex. Brickell Mattress understands this philosophy and need, and makes sure the sleep expert on the floor knows the right questions to ask to help you find the perfect bed.

WILL A NATURAL LATEX BED FIT INTO MY DESIGNER BEDROOM?

Absolutely! In fact Brickell Mattress is delighted to announce its newest Natural Latex Luxury line, a bed by Seville’s renowned designers called “BioVital by Victorio & Lucchino”! With the highest standards of quality and natural composition, BioVital’s Rest System comes in several glorious models of headboards and frames, made with embossed leather, reflecting the personality and superb creativity of the designers. In addition, floral motifs inlaid in silver tones and carved in the leather indicate originality of design, showing off the distinctive Victorio & Luccino’s stamp.

WHAT OTHER NATURAL LATEX BEDS DOES BRICKELL MATTRESS CARRY?

Aside from the Seville’s amazing Bio-Vital, Brickell Mattress also carries Carpe Diem, a highly successful sleep system that has taken the northern European country of Sweden by storm since 1995. Simple, clean lines dressed with natural latex, pure organic cotton and wool, are what enhances this elegant, comfortable product line.

WHERE DO I FIND BRICKELL MATTRESS?

Brickell Mattress location is 1030 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130. Phone: 305-326-4000

Finding the right bed takes time, and the knowledgeable sleep experts at Brickell Mattress are available 7 days a week to answer questions and help you find the perfect bed for you and your sleep needs. Make an appointment, or simply stop by… “leave the rest to us!”

Sleep Clean: Is It Time for an Organic Mattress?

Posted March 21st, 2015 in From Our Sleep Experts, Uncategorized, Vi-Spring by Mattress Matters

Sleep Clean: Organic Cotton from Natural MattressThe first thing that usually sends thinking people who care about their health running to the “organic mattress store” is the realization that most beds are soaked in flame retardant. For 99% of the beds out there, such a chemical treatment is necessary – beds have to meet certain fire safety standards, and the cheapest and best way to get synthetic petroleum based foams and highly flammable polyester fabrics, fillers and other junk to meet those standards is to cover them with poison chemical fire retardant.

If you are one of the enlightened and have made the decision to sleep organic, here is a checklist to help you compare organic mattresses and choose the one that is right for you.

Things to Consider When ‘Going Organic’

  1. Get the facts straight. There is a lot of misinformation out there and you should be aware that a mattress can be called “organic” as long as it has some organic material in it. For example, a mattress may contain organic cotton as a filler, and be advertised as an organic mattress, even if there is glue and polyurethane foam inside and a have a toxic acrylic, rayon or nylon fabric covering the entire thing.
  2. Make a list of known organic mattress materials so that when you are making comparisons, the process of elimination will be as simple as crossing off those beds that have anything else inside. Look for things like: organic wool, organic cotton, organic bamboo, organic steel, or special coir fiber which is made of shredded coconut shells. Organic wool is especially important because in its natural, untreated form, it is naturally fire resistant, antimicrobial, anti-allergen, dust mite and bed bug resistant. Equally important, it is supremely comfortable.
  3. One important note about organic latex. If you are considering a natural latex mattress, make sure it is 100% from organic non-chemically treated rubber trees. However, there is no mattress company making a 100% organic latex bed. It is not possible to whip sap from the rubber tree and produce a natural foam. There must be at least some additives.
  4. Last, just like food, if you have never heard of it, it is probably not good for you. Take mattresses with things like polyurethane foam, formaldehyde, boric acid, antimony, melamine, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers off of your natural organic mattress comparison list.

Brands That Use Organic Materials in Mattresses

We have done the research and here is our short list of acceptable organic mattresses.

  1. Hastens: Renowned Swedish mattress masters Hästens make each one of their mattresses by hand using natural materials like horsehair, flax, wool, steel and pine.
  2. Savvy Rest: Organic mattresses made in Virginia with natural latex, organic cotton and organic wool.
  3. White Lotus: A great source for healthy bedding, including natural latex mattresses, organic wool and cotton mattresses, all handmade in the US
  4. The Wool Bed Company: Natural wool mattresses, hand-made, free-form, include only material raised or grown on farmland in the USA, without any wood, metal, foam or latex.
  5. Woodstock Organic Mattress: Handmade in the USA of 100% natural materials like organic cotton, wool, horsehair, and 98% pure latex. No polyester, polyurethane foam, or other harmful chemicals are used.
  6. Editors Pick! Vispring: Hand made in England with natural materials including Shetland wool, organic cotton, and Austrian horsetail. Learn more about Vispring at Brickell Mattress in Miami.

So, Time to Go Organic?

Natural and Organic mattresses are much more comfortable than synthetic. This how people used to sleep, on top of all natural farm raised goodness, and it is still the best. You can experience the luxurious comfort of all natural organic mattresses at Brickell Mattress, South Florida’s Specialty Sleep Store.

Call. Speak with a Sleep Expert about the best organic materials for your new bed and mattress. Give us a call at 305-326-4000.

Appointments. In the Brickell/ Miami area? Drop by! We welcome walk-ins, and we welcome readers to contact Brickell Mattress online to schedule an appointment with a Sleep Expert.