All About Latex Mattresses and A Good Night’s Sleep
We all need our sleep: beauty, brains, energy or just for rest and recuperation. You may have heard of the six sleep admonitions to getting a good night’s sleep:
Keep to a schedule, even on weekends.
Maintain a bedtime pattern.
Get exercise everyday, but not just before bed.
Don’t eat or drink alcohol or caffeine before bedtime.
Keep your bedroom environment conducive to sleep: cool, dark and quiet.
Give your body (spine, lumbar, shoulders and hips) the support it requires with a proper mattress.
If you can take care of items 1 – 5, we can help you get a mattress that, as Goldilocks said, is Just Right. To design a mattress that gives you spinal alignment as well as relief for your pressure points, just take a moment to tell us about your 4 basic sleep demographics:
What is your weight?
Are you male or female?
Do you predominantly sleep on your back, stomach or side?
Do you generally like your mattress softer or firmer.
is too short to compromise on proper support in your mattress. We will build your mattress to your sleep demographics. And every FloBed is adjustable. With our Goldilocks Guarantee you can make it softer or firmer for the 20 year life of the mattress. Because we manufacture every FloBed latex mattress and ship it directly to you, we can afford to put in the very best materials and provide you with unparalleled customer service. All at a price that is less than you will find in the traditional distribution cycle because you are only paying for the materials and the 10 person company that makes your FloBed. You are not paying for storefronts, wholesale and retail sales force, extra transport and all the usual cost of doing business. You get a Talalay Latex Mattress and a money back guarantee as well as a Goldilocks Guarantee allowing you to order new firmness cores at a steep discount for 20 years.
Our customers love the Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Base from Leggett & Platt. Here is what one customer said about why she decide to get an adjustable base: “I constantly struggle with pain in my sciatica. When I raise my feet and head at the same time in the adjustable bed, I feel some pressure relief in my back. Also, my husband has asthma and finds that he sleeps best when he is propped up. Instead of using all of our pillows to prop himself up, now all he has to do is raise the head on his side of the bed. It is convenient for both of us because we can adjust each side to fit our personal needs. Having the adjustable base for our FloBed natural latex mattress has made a huge difference in the quality of our sleep.” -Maria If you are interested in hearing more about our best selling adjustable base, the Prodigy 2.0, take a look at the video below:
FloBeds creates a mattress that’s better for pregnant women, while sleeping on their side.
“We received our latex bed in early October due to a recommendation of a friend. About two weeks later, we were lucky enough to find out our second kid is on the way come June 8. My wife spent her first pregnancy on a 15 year old mattress and didn’t sleep well. This pregnancy she is sleeping better and more soundly, even with our 3 year old daughter in the bed with us. It is amazing how less movement transfer there is between sides of the bed and the latex support is “awesome” for the wife. We’re looking forward to the next 20 years of sound sleeping. I’m so enamored that when the kids get old enough I might need to buy them latex beds themselves.” –KENT D WEDEMEYER FloBeds Talalay latex mattresses are great for women who are pregnant because they are adjustable . As a mother progresses through each trimester, she can switch around the layers on her side of the mattress. This will ensure that she gets the support she needs throughout her pregnancy.
The Sleep Revolution, written by Arianna Huffington, is a great read for anyone looking to be more successful in life. As she explains in the interview video below, there are many reasons we need to reevaluate the importance of sleep in our lives.
When you are well rested you are less likely to dwell on mistakes and more mentally capable of moving forward.
Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and Alzheimer’s.
Insufficient sleep leads suppressed immune system and sickness.
We stopped valuing sleep during the first industrial revolution. Society believed humans could work like machines, but the truth is we cannot. Tink about the role sleep plays in your life and where if falls on your priority list. It’s time to move sleep closer to the top of that list.
Dear Dave, I have been waiting to write to you about the bed I bought back in October 2015. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. First, Dewey was great walking me through and helping me pick the layers to best suit my sleeping needs. Second, being a single woman I was amazed at the ease of getting the bed delivered to my front door, me getting the sections upstairs, and assembling it in the bedroom. Third, and most incredible–I am so comfortable! I sleep soundly all night! I am in love with my FloBed! It has exceeded my expectations, my back no longer hurts or aches. I am so happy and grateful. Thank you, Margy (owner of Deluxe Latex Mattress)
Organic Cotton where it counts most…next to your body. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven. Cotton, the original sustainable fabric, grown and processed without chemicals.
You can be confident that the wool in our luxurious mattress cover is chemical free. NO chemicals or acids are used in the production or processing of organic wool. The sheep are not dipped or treated with any pesticides or herbicides.
Natural Latex is naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial (Bacteria, mold and mildew cannot live in latex) and dust mite resistant (tests prove latex is 3 times more resistant to dust mites than a traditional mattress) making it the perfect mattress material for allergy sufferers or anyone interested in breathing fresh, clean air while they sleep.
When you want to make sure your baby is sleeping on pure nature: Organic Cotton quilted to Organic Wool surrounding 100% Natural Latex. Our Student Mattress is the ultimate in good stewardship. Good for your student…good for our environment! Here’s when Mackenzie grew out of her custom Moses basket FloBed, and had to move into her FloBed Crib mattress!
FloBeds, how this family business found themselves selling beds all across the country!
In 1996, Dave Turner had just patented an idea for a hospital bed that he was sure was going to change the way people slept, rested, and healed forever. But he had two problems: the first was that he had just relocated to Fort Bragg, California-a little town in Northern California on the Mendocino Coast, hours away from any urban hub of industry. The second was that he was the stay-at-home dad for four kids-effectively ruling out any long business trips to trade shows. Hungry to gain traction, Dave decided to take a chance on another revolutionary idea: the World Wide Web. He taught himself how to build a website, and then he waited for the calls to come in. And, sure enough, they did. But not for his hospital beds. “The first call was from a man in Germany. He wanted a waterbed and wondered if I could ship it to him, and I thought, ‘why not?'” So while every other business of the 90’s was trying to think outside the box, Dave began to figure out how he could adapt his business to fit inside the box. Twenty years later, Dave’s ingenious FloBed Latex Mattress is so unique that UPS published a case study: “Fitting a Bed in a Box.” And the World Wide Web has done the business well: over $2 million yearly in sales come from FloBeds.com. Despite the fact that they are shipped all over the world, every single FloBed remains handcrafted in Fort Bragg, California, where Dave’s “dream team” works to make sure every customer’s mattress is “Just Right.” Specializing in customization, FloBeds come with personalized levels of firmness for each side of the bed. And the “Goldilocks Guarantee” means that your bed will always be just right-if you need to adjust your firmness, just give the dream team a call.
FloBeds uses 100% natural Talalay latex, the best material for conforming to and supporting the human body. Their best-selling latex mattress is completely natural, using no harmful chemicals-so you can rest easy.
The best bed for dreamers. For thinking outside and inside the box. Dreamt up, drawn up, crafted, shipped and adjusted from Fort Bragg, California-where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean (oops, a little Fort Bragg Mayor Dave slipped in).
FloBeds customers sleeping on latex, “just enjoy, staying in bed”
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 (owner of a zoned latex mattress)
Did you know that sleeping posture is just as important as sitting posture? It is very vital that you protect your back while you sleep. You put the least amount of pressure on it by sleeping on your back or side. Side sleepers should sleep with a pillow between their knees to keep proper spine alignment. Stomach sleepers specifically should use a smaller pillow to keep your head aligned while sleeping. When purchasing and customizing your FloBeds mattress make sure you keep in mind that stomach sleepers need a firmer mattress than back or side sleepers.
If you have more questions please give us a call at 1-800-356-2337 and one of our firmness experts can give you more information on which mattress configuration fits your sleeping position. Or use our firmness advisor for our natural latex mattress.
These are all things that not only Olympic athletes want in a bed, but what we all deserve.
FloBeds is proud to craft latex beds for some very talented athletes. Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, and that can be especially hard for athletes. That is what we are here for! Here is what snowboarder Hannah Teter thinks about FloBeds: “I could not be more happy about my FloBed… it provides everything that I‘ve ever been looking for, from comfort to recovery. It is so important to sleep on a healthy Organic bed that can give you more than just a good night’s sleep, but also a restored body upon awakening. I wish that I could pack this bed in my bag and bring it everywhere with me!” -Hannah Teter