Yoga Bedtime Routine

Having a hard time falling asleep? Don’t worry you are not alone! This time of year is difficult as we are transitioning from summer into fall. Weather will be changing soon, children are going back to school, and before you know it Thanksgiving will be upon us. Life can get hectic, but it is important to take time out of your day to slow down. An easy way to wind down after a long day is bedtime yoga.

According to the International Journal of Yoga:

“Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia are among the most common reasons for individuals to seek treatment with complementary therapies such as yoga. Yoga encourages one to relax, slow the breath and focus on the present, shifting the balance from the sympathetic nervous system and the flight-or-fight response to the parasympathetic system and the relaxation response.”

Here is a great 20-minute bedtime yoga routine:

Sunday Night Sleep Tips

In the U.S. and beyond, Sundays tend to be the toughest nights for people to fall asleep. Why-

Here are some great tips to help make your Sunday nights a little easier:

  1. Keep the same bedtime on weekends. Staying up late two nights out of the week will throw off your sleep schedule and make it hard to wake up on Monday morning.
  2. Avoid sleeping in on weekends. Do not sleep more than one or two hours past your normal wake-up time.
  3. Enjoy your Sunday night. Plan a fun Sunday night ritual, that way you can look forward to Sunday evenings instead of dreading them.
  4. Prep for bedtime. “…pamper yourself pre-bed with a warm bath, a cup of tea, or a good book to help you relax.” –Sleep.org

Sweet Dreams Are Yours at The Albion Schoolhouse

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Photo Credit: Albion Schoolhouse

Last year we had the pleasure of working with the Albion Schoolhouse. This beautiful vacation rental on the coast of Northern California has multiple FloBeds.

Albion Schoolhouse
Photo Credit: Albion Schoolhouse

“Enjoy fresh air, the comforts of a fine hotel; a stage with live mics; a bounty of totally excellent board games; yoga mats; secret gardens; a big tv screen and a fully stocked kick-ass chef’s kitchen. Constructed in 1924, this grammar school served the town’s schoolchildren and community until 1995 when it was purchased by William Bottrell who spent 20 years lovingly restoring and renovating it.”

If you are looking for a getaway where you can get some peace, quiet and good sleep, look no further! It is always hard to go on vacation and leave the comfort of your FloBed Latex Mattress. A very important part of vacation is having the chance to catch up on your sleep. However, we all know what a gamble it can be when you go to a hotel and have to hope that the mattress is comfortable. Head on over The Albion Schoolhouse and you can rest assured that you will be able to catch some Z’s on a FloBed.

Customer Review

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Dave,

I remember when the bed arrived. Those boxes are really sturdy and the bed so easily fits inside due to its modular design. I have to tell you, I hung on to those boxes for a while just in case I was going to move but after 10 years I had to let them go to recycling.

My wife Virginia and I love our bed.

We have had it for over ten years and it continues to give us a great night?s sleep, the construction is solid, the support is great and we just enjoy staying in bed.

The only maintenance activity we perform is taking the mattress apart each year and putting it back together. I?m not really sure its recommended but it just seems right!

Thanks for constructing such a great bed.

Best, John W., Carpinteria, CA – 3/16/2016

Fun Fact Friday: The Best Hotels For Sleep In The U.S.

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CHERYL ZIBISKY- HUFFINGTON POST

The holiday season is beginning this week as we celebrate Halloween. That means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Holidays are filled with full days of family fun, so make sure you get a good night’s rest. Just because you are going to be away from your FloBed for a few nights does not mean you should toss and turn all night. As you look into hotels for your travels consider some of the best hotels for sleep:

Hotel Saint Cecilia
Austin, Texas

Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Various locations

Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Various locations

Take a look at the Huffington Post article for more details and hotel options.

Fun Fact Friday

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If you have called FloBeds you have probably spoken to Dewey Turner. Dewey started at FloBeds 12 years ago! His fondest memory is when he went to Utah in 2009 to get a new Edge Sweets Latex-Foam Horizontal Saw. That saw made it possible for FloBeds to control the quality and precision of all Latex cuts.

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Yoga Your Way Out of Pain

Many people who work in offices sit at desks for 8 hours! This can cause back pain. The yoga instructor featured in the video below is named Jake and he says, “Back pain is an epidemic in America. And the pain is accentuated by our desk culture and the use of mobile devices.” (Yoga With Jake: 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Ease Back Pain) So if Jake was describing you, or if you are looking for a good stretch take a look at the video below.

S-Cape to a Better Night

“We’ve had our beds for almost 3 years, and there are still a couple of times a week that we’re sitting up in bed, drinking our morning coffee, ‘taking our massage’ and one of us will say. “Boy am I glad we got these beds!”. They truly are SO comfortable.” -Susan K

Susan is referring to her FloBed and the adjustable base she purchased for her mattress. One our new favorite adjustable bases is the S-Cape.

The S-Cape Photo Credit: Leggett and Platt
The S-Cape Photo Credit: Leggett and Platt

Here is comfort that transcends anything you’ve ever experienced before. Luxurious comfort you customize at the touch of a button. Deeply satisfying comfort in an infinite selection of positions.

Features

*Plug-in Electrical Components – All electrical components plug into a central junction box for easy replacement in the rare event of a component failure. Motors, massage units and hand control are factory tested prior to shipping.

*Plywood Base Platform – Only the finest plywoods are used for platforms, providing a strong unbreakable surface for your FloBeds Mattress.

*Quiet Operation – Two powerful, yet extremely quiet, DC electric lift motors respond instantly and smoothly. Maintenance and service free.

*Swing-A-Way Headboard Brackets – Exclusive Patented Swing-A-Way Headboard Brackets For Easy Set-up & Easy Access.