They Like Our Pillows Too

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It seems people like our all natural Twice Fluffed Dream Pillows as much as our all natural mattresses. Recently Latex Mattress Reviews recommended them and commented on their great price.

According to Sleep Like the Dead, in an on-line review about customer satisfaction with latex pillows, 88% of actual owners included in their research are satisfied with their latex pillow. They say it’s a good compromise between soft and firm/supportive; holds shape; durable; effective at pain relief; good air flow; won’t clump, shift or develop hollow spots.
Latex pillows have medium firmness, say owners overall. Owners typically describe them as soft to the touch, yet supportive and as being not too soft or too firm. Specifically, 87% of owners say that the firmness is just right, 10% too soft, and 3% too firm.

The vast majority of owners included in their research (91%) said that the pillows provide acceptable to excellent support. They usually commented that the pillow is “springy” and instantly adjust to the movements of the head and neck. Owners did not report any need to fluff or try to return the pillow to its proper loft.

In addition, owners typically said that the product does not go flat and that it holds its shape throughout the night. Those who did not like the support of the latex pillow often said it was because the pillow was too thin or too soft; those people need a Twice Fluffed Dream Pillow.

About Dave and Fort Bragg

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Dave Turner, the man behind FloBeds, is too modest to share this video with you, but the rest of us aren’t! Dave was interviewed for a project called  Inspired by California. Their web site describes the project as a 3 month long Documentary Film and Social Media project.  Artist, Kirby Scudder and Filmaker, Mark Halfmoon are traveling the State of California talking to Californians about things that inspire us about this great state. The project will record 100s of great California stories in 90 days – including this one about Dave and Fort Bragg.

Sleep Hours Linked to Stomach Fat

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Did you know a good night’s sleep can help avoid stomach fat?  I just read that two studies published in the journal Sleep build a strong case for the relationship between too much body fat and too little sleep. Researchers found that women who slept less than 5 hours a night showed a 32% weight gain in abdominal fat over a five year period compared to a 13% gain among those who slept 6 or 7 hours.

How can that be?  Well, according to Jenny Theorell-Haglow, one of the sleep study authors, it’s because, “Short sleep duration, short dream sleep and short deep sleep disturb the production of cortisol and growth hormones in a way that can contribute to driving body weight upwards.”

So remember, spending at least 6 or 7 hours a day on a FloBed sleep system is good for your waistline.

4 Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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SleepSavvy Magazine says chronic sleeplessness can be devastating to your health. The article bases their findings on recent research by the American Heart Association.

4 reasons you need a good nights sleep:

1) Sleep Loss can raise your blood pressure. One lost hour of sleep — one hour less than the recommended eight — increased the odds of developing high blood pressure and average of 37% over five years; skipping two hours raised the blood pressure risk 86%.  High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke or kidney failure.

2) Sleep Loss can lead to diabetes. People who sleep less than six hours a night appear to have a higher risk of developing impaired fasting glucose — a condition that can precede type 2 diabetes.

3) Sleep loss can make you fat. Several recent studies have confirmed that there is a link between lost sleep and weight gain.  In one study, participants who slept six hours per night were 27% more likely to become obese than those sleeping seven to nine hours; people getting five hours of sleep per night were 73% more likely to become obese; and those with only two to four hours of sleep per night were 67% more likely to become obese.

4) Sleep loss can make you vulnerable to cancer. One study showed that even when people take preventative actions that have been proven to lower cancer risks (such as exercising and eating right), inadequate sleep seems to counteract those benefits.

The article explains more research is underway on the health risks associated with sleeping poorly.  Meanwhile, remember a comfortable bed can help you get the shut-eye you need to stay healthy.

We Make Beds, Do You?

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Sometimes we wonder what happens to your FloBed when you take it home… Someone posted a picture on Flickr that showed that even people who love our beds, and say they couldn’t live without them, might not make them every day. This picture makes me want to go back to catch a few more winks…

I am Furious

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“I am furious.” Wow, usually our customers say how happy they are with their new bed, so you can imagine my concern when I got an email with this subject line.

This is the mattress that I love
FloBeds Zoned Mattress

My concern turned to confusion as I read on, “Just wanted to say that I purchased a flo-bed in early 2002 – latex — I am still more than pleased. I hate sleeping outside of my home and would really only buy from you again.”

Well, so far so good. But I still don’t know why he’s furious, “I liked it so much at the time, I almost bought a guest bed and you guys agreed to both take my order and cancel it when my wife vetoed. I never want to walk into a mattress store again and you guys are the sole reason.”

Ah-ha… here it comes, “So why am I furious? Because in the Page One Wall Street Journal article on quality mattress shopping, you were nowhere to be found.”

The article explained that as people age, or they have trouble sleeping because of chronic pain, they become aware of the comfort of their beds. According to the article, to get a good night’s sleep some people are spending as much as $33,000, the price of the most expensive American-made mattress set on the market!

So what did our furious fan do? He put this note on his blog BlockShoppe: “I was a little shocked FloBeds offerings were left out of the Wall Street Journal article on high-end quality mattresses. My FloBeds mattress cost me a fraction of the stuff they were pitching.”

Within the hour not only St Louis, but Houston and Columbus heard a FloBed fan is furious we weren’t on the list of exceptional beds. Thanks Eddie, now they know!