Sleep Positions and Your Body

Posted December 6th, 2018 in Carpe Diem, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Have you ever woken up with your neck feeling unusually stiff? If so, you may have automatically assumed it was because you slept in a bad position. Though there isn’t much you can do once you drift off to sleep in terms of adjusting your position, there are a couple of signs that may indicate your mattress isn’t providing the support to ensure you aren’t tossing and turning into some awkward positions.

Tingling and numbness. If your arm or hands tingle, it could be you aren’t sleeping the right way. Sleeping on your side, for example, can put pressure on the nerves in your arm or hand. One option if you are a side sleeper is to purchase a contoured pillow.

Wrist or elbow irritation. That tingling sensation could also happen if your wrist or elbow is bent for a prolonged period. It’s not uncommon for people to grab onto their pillow or place their hand underneath the pillow for greater support. This is also common when you wake up in the morning to turn off your alarm and your hand has “fallen asleep”.

Chronic pain. Stomach sleeping can cause back strain as well as a strain in the neck. Hence, it is important to have a firm sleep surface so that the body is properly supported if that’s what you find comfortable.

If it’s the mattress that’s keeping you up and causing you aches, pain, and strain, we have mattresses by names like Vispring and Hästens. These names have achieved a near-legendary status for being exceptionally comfortable and providing continuous support regardless of your preferred sleeping position.

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.

A Great Night’s Sleep Is Priceless

Posted December 5th, 2018 in Hastens, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

When it comes to mattresses like those made by Swedish manufacturer Hästens, a lot of the attention is placed on the price tag. This is certainly understandable, but can you really put a price on something you do every day which also affects your mental and physical health? This is where a bit of research and consideration can come into play.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide recently shed some light on Hästens after a Jackson, Wyoming based store became the first in all of the Intermountain West to earn the status of a Hästens dealer. As the owner of the store puts it, the carefully handmade beds are “hand-down-to-your-grandchild beds” and as the article puts it, “…it’s not the money but what you get for it.”

Hästens beds take over 300 hours to make and if you’ve read about how the beds are made in their factory, it’s refreshing to know that these are being made using the meticulous skill and attention of artisans versus another robotic assembly line. Plus, they continue to use only natural materials like horsehair to create what many would agree are the most comfortable beds in the world that can also regulate body temperature and remove the effects of static electricity.

If you don’t live anywhere near Wyoming, no worries! You can visit Brickell Mattress right here in Miami and check out a Hästens mattress in person.

Also be sure to check out the “Hästens: an expensive bed — but people buy it” article to learn more.

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.

Is Static Electricity Causing Your Insomnia?

Posted November 27th, 2018 in Hastens, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Are you suffering from a lack of sleep? Does it seem like you just can’t find a comfortable position? Maybe the stress of the day has the body feeling tense and you may not even realize it. While there are countless reasons as to why you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, one reason that most people tend not to think about too much is the effects of static electricity on the body.

Static electricity is a result of electrical equipment and the friction caused by synthetic furnishings. This friction may develop during sleep. You may, for example, be sleeping near a power cord (i.e.: your mobile phone charger) or perhaps the night shade you use is causing your body to be exposed to this static electricity. Hence, it is important to take into account where your bed is located. The potential to be exposed to static electricity also reinforces the importance of trying to get into the habit of sleeping in a bedroom that is as free of electronics as possible, including a television.

The human body is comprised of ions that are negative and positive. While they typically balance each other out without issue, the aforementioned friction could lead to sleep disruption as well as negative side effects such as stress or even anxiety. The materials that your mattress is made out of can also contribute to poor sleep if it uses materials such as polyester or nylon, for example.

Hästens has earned a sterling reputation for creating what many would agree are the world’s most comfortable beds, and their grounding effect plays a major role in this comfort. Hästens beds are entirely and meticulously handmade by professional artisans using only natural materials. These materials include horsehair, cotton, wool, and flax, which collectively create this effect where they remove static electricity from the body that has accumulated throughout the day, pulling it away from the body as you sleep. As a result, once you wake up the following day, there is a genuine sense of rejuvenation, relaxation, and plenty of energy to take on whatever the day has in store for you.

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.

Vispring’s Majestic Mattress Goes on Sale

Posted November 20th, 2018 in Hastens, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

If you know anything about the Vispring brand, you know that its beds have been favored by some of the most distinguished people in the world, including political figures and even royalty. Back in August, we told you about the Diamond Majesty which has earned a tremendous amount of coverage for being the “world’s most luxurious” bed. After making its grand entrance in Milan back in April, the bed is back in the news.

The Vispring Diamond Majesty recently went up for sale over in the United Kingdom after being showcased. The bed is commanding a handsome asking price of £75,000, which translates to about $95,000 for us Americans. The bed features loose vicuna, a form of wool that is also considered to be “most valuable and rarest natural fibre in the world”. In fact, loose vicuna is supposedly pricier than gold. The Diamond Majesty also includes other premium materials like silk, cashmere, and more.

You don’t have to travel all the way to the UK to sample a Vispring bed. Drop by Brickell Mattress, rest on one and you’ll see why these are mattresses literally fit for a king or queen!

To read more about the Vispring Diamond Majesty, please visit https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-most-expensive-luxurious-bed-13604042.

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.

The Importance of an Extra Hour of Sleep

Posted November 13th, 2018 in Luxury Beds, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

It’s safe to say the majority of Americans do not get the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep a day. Per the American Sleep Apnea foundation, more than half a billion Americans suffer from a sleep disorder while as much as thirty million people experience intermittent sleep. One extra hour of sleep can make a world of difference, and here is a pair of reasons why you should try and get more.

Heart health. Research has shown that those with short sleep increased their risk of coronary heart disease or stroke by just over ten percent compared to those that slept at least six to eight hours. It should be noted that oversleeping is also not a good idea.

Depression and mental health. Those who suffer from a sleep disorder such as insomnia showed a tenfold risk of becoming depressed. Though research is still ongoing, there is also a possibility that not getting enough REM sleep (the deepest sleep state) or poor sleep quality may result in a higher risk of developing dementia.

These two reasons are among the many why you should try and make an effort to get in an extra hour of sleep each night. If it’s the mattress that’s causing your sleep issues, names like Hästens and Vispring are here to save the day. Countless people have upgraded their sleep with these mattresses that are known for helping you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep.

To read more, please visit https://www.rd.com/health/6-ways-an-extra-hour-of-sleep-could-save-your-life/.

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 our mattress collection.

Science Reveals Yet Another Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Posted November 8th, 2018 in Carpe Diem, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

We all know that a good night’s sleep keeps the body and mind in good shape and may prevent lots of illnesses. In case you needed yet another reason to get to bed on time, a recent study suggests that sleeping less than six hours a night will result in another body ailment: dehydration.

Sure enough, researchers discovered that people who slept less than six hours a night showed greater odds of being hydrated, as much as 59 percent compared to those that regularly slept eight hours. The researchers believe this may be due to a hormone in the body called vasopressin which the body regularly releases throughout the day to keep fluid levels manageable. The hormone is released on a quicker basis and later on during the sleep cycle. Because it makes sure that the body doesn’t lose excess water during sleep, vasopressin is unable to properly do its job, resulting in dehydration.

One of the numerous reasons why people don’t get enough sleep or suffer from insomnia is due to having an uncomfortable mattress. With a Vispring or Hastens mattress, there is practically no such thing as tossing and turning as these beds are world-renowned for their optimum comfort and ability to help people fall asleep in a few minutes versus hours. Come to Brickell Mattress and try one today!

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.

Sleeping Techniques

Posted October 29th, 2018 in Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Having a good night’s rest is important for physical and mental health. Sleep deprivation can affect your energy, productivity, emotions, and even your weight. Changing a few daytime routines and bedtime habits can improve your performance while you’re awake.

 

To have quality sleep, try getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle by establishing a time to sleep and wake up at the same time every day of the week. Try avoiding sleeping in on weekends because if your weekend/weekday sleep schedules differ, then you’re more likely to be tired.

 

Controlling your exposure to light may also influence the quality of your sleep. Your mind releases melatonin when it’s dark, which makes you sleepy. The melatonin is less when there is light, which causes you to be more alert. At night avoid phones, tablets, computers, or TVs, especially an hour or two before going to sleep.The bright lights from these devices suppress melatonin, making it harder to rest. The room you sleep in should be dark to help you get a good night’s rest.

 

Exercising also helps with sleeping better at night because it speeds up metabolism, elevates body temperature, and stimulates hormones like cortisol. Try not to exercise too close to your bedtime as it may interfere with your sleep.

Eating may also affect how you sleep. Not eating large meals before going to bed helps your body have less stomach problems, preventing you from going to the restroom late at night. Consuming caffeine and nicotine may cause sleeping problems as much as twelve hours after consuming them, and alcohol before bed doesn’t help either.

 

Improving your sleeping environment makes a difference to your quality of sleep. Keeping the noise down, the room cool, your bed comfortable, and using your bed solely for its intended purposes will help you sleep better.

 

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 athttp://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.

New York Lifestyles Magazine Features Hastens

Posted October 24th, 2018 in Hastens, Luxury Beds, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Hästens is known for making regular appearances in numerous publications focused on travel, lifestyle, and high-end products. Its handmade beds are often singled out as some of the best products you can buy, but it’s worth noting that there is more to Hastens than just its legendary beds. The Swedish manufacturer is also recognized for its accessories, and that’s where New York Lifestyles Magazine comes in.

The October issue of New York Lifestyles features a “Life & Style” section centered around showcasing cool products for the fall season. While South Florida isn’t known for its chilly weather, there are other parts of the country where the cooler fall temperatures require some bundling up. With that in mind, New York Lifestyles featured the Hästens Down Boots, which are made of 100 percent cotton satin weave and continue the meticulous detailing Hästens is so well-known for. They even come with their own duffle, which makes them easy to carry around.

Combine the Hästens Down Boots by cozying up on one of the mattresses on a cool night and discover why Hästens continues to be one of the global leaders in creating the world’s most comfortable and impeccably designed beds. Visit Brickell Mattress and try one today. Don’t forget to check out the October 2018 issue of New York Lifestyles.

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 athttp://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.

Too Much Sleep Isn’t Good for You Either

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in Hastens, Luxury Beds, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

Here’s some news that may not be all that surprising. Researchers have found that sleeping too much is nearly as bad as not sleeping enough, negatively affecting cognitive abilities and a person’s health. Last year, the University of Western Ontario conducted a massive sleep study involving more than 40,000 people around the world to determine how a lack of or too much sleep affects them.

After examining data involving over 100,000 nights of sleep, researchers discovered that indeed, a minimum of seven hours each night is ideal for the best sleep, optimum brain function, and a healthy body. On the other hand, the ones who slept more than seven or eight hours experienced the same impairments as those that were only getting six hours of sleep or fewer. One could argue that this also serves as a reminder that there is no such thing as being able to “make up” on sleep. Sleeping only six hours during the week and then trying to make up for it during the weekend by sleeping eight or more may not be making much of a difference.

One way you can easily prevent oversleeping is by tossing and turning less and falling asleep right away. With a Hästens or Vispring mattress, that goal is much easier to accomplish. Thanks to their distinct, intricate design, these beds conform to the shape of the body and provide optimum back support, adjusting accordingly so there is no soreness or moving around trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in. There is a reason why these beds have earned worldwide praise, why not improve your sleep today by trying one of these mattresses?

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 athttp://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.

Your Sleepwear May Help with Insomnia

Posted October 17th, 2018 in Luxury Beds, Mattress Brands, Top Mattress Brands by Jorge Lopez

For the millions of people that deal with sleep disorders like insomnia on a daily basis, there is always the search for a cure to sleep better at night. Could this cure be the clothing you wear to bed? If recent research is any indication, it is a possibility.

Australian scientists conducted studies on young and older sleepers to determine whether wearing wool material to bed could prove an effective way to combat insomnia. One group of participants in their 20s did, in fact, manage to fall asleep about four minutes faster while wearing pajamas made of wool material versus the customary cotton. This group also managed to sleep for an extra seven minutes each night.

The wool material proved to be even more effective with adults between the ages of 65 to 70. This group managed to fall asleep within twelve minutes while wearing wool material versus 20+ minutes for those wearing cotton or polyester material.

As to why wool works so effectively, it may have something to do with its ability to regulate body temperature, allowing a person to stay asleep longer more comfortably.

Combine comfortable sleepwear with some of the world’s most comfortable mattresses by Hästens and Vispring and your insomnia may indeed become a thing of the past. If you need guidance on finding the right mattress to cozy into in your wool PJs, we’re here to help.

To read more about the study, please visit https://www.independent.ie/world-news/do-you-suffer-from-insomnia-wear-woolly-pjs-scientists-find-37407075.html.

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 our mattress collection.