Category: <span>Health Benefits</span>

15 Apr

All About Latex Mattresses and A Good Night’s Sleep

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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:

  1. Keep to a schedule, even on weekends.
  2. Maintain a bedtime pattern.
  3. Get exercise everyday, but not just before bed.
  4. Don’t eat or drink alcohol or caffeine before bedtime.
  5. Keep your bedroom environment conducive to sleep: cool, dark and quiet.
  6. 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:

  1. What is your weight?Go Ahead! Make My Bed
  2. Are you male or female?
  3. Do you predominantly sleep on your back, stomach or side?
  4. Do you generally like your mattress softer or firmer.

We make every mattress out of Talalay Latex surrounded by Organic EuroKnit Cotton quilted to Organic Wool.  Each side is designed for each sleeper.  Life

Click to see our 20 yearGoldilocks Guarantee
Click to see our 20 year Goldilocks Guarantee

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.

29 Jul

Finely Crafted Tranquility | FloBeds

Finely Crafted Tranquility – Prodigy Adjustable Beds

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.”
If you are interested in hearing more about our best selling adjustable base, the Prodigy 2.0, take a look at the video below:

26 May

Sleep Better During Pregnancy | FloBeds

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.

11 May

The Sleep Revolution | FloBeds

How Success and Sleep Are Connected

Getting a proper amount of rest each night can offer wonderful benefits to our wellness. From elevating our moods to recharging our bodies after a long day of work, a full eight hours of sleep is essential to keeping us physically and mentally healthy. However, there is one more reason to stick to a regularly scheduled bedtime — success and sleep are tied closely together.

Are you interested in learning how sleep and success in school or work are related to one another? Here are four reasons why you should start taking your rest more seriously:

1. Sleep Helps You Get to Places on Time

When you get a poor night of rest, you feel groggy, cranky and unmotivated the following morning. And because you’re so tired, you may even resist getting out of bed until the very last minute, which puts you at risk of running late for work or class. In other words, smacking that alarm clock (or snoozing it three or four times) can throw off your whole day in a matter of seconds. This is one of the biggest reasons why sleep and success are dependent on each other. When you hit the hay early, you’re more likely to wake up feeling rejuvenated and able to roll out of bed with ease. Plus, you’ll be able to push yourself to get up a little earlier so you can tend to your priorities without feeling rushed.

2. Proper Rest Allows You to Perform Your Work More Efficiently

Whether you’re studying as a college student or working a nine-to-five, pulling all-nighters can run its course and potentially cause burnout. As Arianna Huffington, author of the book “The Sleep Revolution,” states in her manifesto, “Exhaustion is a sign of chaos, not a badge of honor.” Society has often praised individuals who burn the midnight oil, but success and sleep deprivation don’t mix very well. When you take a step back, give yourself a break and truly embrace a work-life balance by getting plenty of sleep, you’ll be full of energy when you need it for your work the next day.

3. Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Mental Blocks

Some jobs require you to be on your feet, while others may have you behind a desk. And, if you’re a student, you’re always studying for that next exam or working on homework and projects. Regardless of what you’re currently doing, all of these roles constantly require your full, undivided attention. When you don’t get enough sleep, and success in school or work starts to suffer, it’s often a sign that you’re experiencing memory issues due to a lack of rest. That’s why it’s so crucial to give yourself time to reboot so you can power through your day with little to no mistakes. And, if you do run into any mistakes, having that eight hours under your belt can give you the mental capacity to overcome problems quickly and successfully.

4. Lack of Sleep Can Cause Sickness

While this is more of a health concern, it still makes a significant case for the correlation between success and sleep. After all, when you are sick for any reason, you can’t adequately perform your duties and may have to call off of work. If you’re salaried, this can take away from one of your sick days — if you’re an hourly employee, it can cost you your daily pay. It’s hard to be successful when you’re too sick to show up in the first place!

Get More Sleep and Success With a Custom Latex Mattress

If you’re tired of feeling tired, the most important step you can take is committing to going to bed at an optimal time that allows for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. But if your mattress is uncomfortable and leaves you feeling sluggish and miserable each morning, it’s time to upgrade to a natural latex mattress from FloBeds. Our high-quality mattresses can be personalized to your exact needs, with four options to adjust the firmness settings on both the right and left side of the mattress, ensuring better sleep and success in your daily life. Don’t let you or your work suffer any longer by sleeping on an outdated bed. Order a custom latex mattress from our store to start seeing more improvements in your quality of sleep, and success will follow.

23 Apr

Another 5 Star Review: Creating Balance

Another 5 Star Review: Creating Balance

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,
(owner of Deluxe Latex Mattress)

23 Apr

What is Your Child Sleeping On? | FloBeds

A chemical free sleeping environment, recommended for you and your loved ones.  You spend a third of your life in bed, make it non-toxic.

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You’re sleeping on a natural latex mattress.  Do you know what your child is sleeping on? Well if your child is sleeping on a FloBeds Kids Beds: Crib Mattress – Student Mattress here is what you can expect:
Your child is sleeping on

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

19 Mar

FloBeds Family | FloBeds

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 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.
Morning on the Fort Bragg Coast
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).

19 Mar

Customer Review

FloBeds customers sleeping on latex, “just enjoy, staying in bed”

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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)

21 Feb

Tips for Different Types of Sleepers

Tips for Different Types of Sleepers

Your sleep quality has a massive impact on your overall health and productivity. Much like you can suffer an injury throughout your day, you can also injure yourself while sleeping. Therefore, it is essential to have a healthy sleep routine that sets you up for a successful life.

Did you know there are risks associated with the three different types of sleepers: side sleepers, stomach sleepers and back sleepers? Each poses a unique type of threat, which is why it is vital to implement healthy sleeping positions and practices. Keep reading to learn several healthy tips for different types of sleepers you can start using tonight.

Tips for Side Sleepers

Below are some of the most effective, science-approved tips for sleeping on your side. They are also pretty straightforward and easy to apply, so you can easily try them out for your next slumber.

Place a Pillow In Between Your Knees

Positioning a pillow between the knees is an effective method to relieve pressure points. Pain in the back and legs is a common problem for a side sleeper because of the minimal support. Your legs and hips support your opposite side while you sleep, which can be damaging to your joints. A leg pillow will enable optimal spinal alignment, which minimizes pressure on your back and entire body.

Try To Sleep On Your Left Side

One common misconception is that it does not matter which side you sleep on. However, it is actually more beneficial to lay on your left side because of the arrangement of your organs. Your stomach sits on the left because it allows for easier digestion and flow of food. When you sleep on your left side, it also facilitates healthy blood flow, reduces the chance of heartburn and limits symptoms of acid reflux.

Choose a Mattress with the Right Firmness

Choosing a mattress for side and stomach sleepers with optimal firmness is critical in supporting your waist and neck. With an ideal mattress, you’ll notice relief in common pressure points, and your ligaments and muscles will start to heal while you sleep. Plus a latex mattress for side sleepers is much more breathable and responsive than memory foam. The best side-sleeping mattress allows for adjusting pressure in the hips, shoulders and lumbar. Our vZone mattress can be easily adjusted from head to toe at six different areas of the body, making it the perfect mattress for side sleepers.

Tips for Stomach Sleepers

Sleeping on your stomach is not the healthiest option out of the three sleeping styles. However, you might not be able to sleep any other way since you have done it your whole life. Here are some helpful tips for stomach sleepers to limit any issues or complications.

Sleep with a Thin Pillow

Try sleeping with a thinner pillow or with no pillow at all. Your head and neck will rest at less of an angle with a thin pillow. This sleeping style will reduce the chance of pain in these critical areas.

Place a Pillow Underneath Your Hip

A latex pillow for stomach sleepers beneath the pelvis will provide many alignment benefits. This pillow position will assist your back in keeping a neutral posture. Putting a pillow under your hip will also help reduce the pressure on your spine throughout the night.

Perform Morning Stretches Every Day

Stretching is useful before and after physical activity, but it can also benefit sleeping performance for a stomach sleeper. Consistent stretching helps your body retain its alignment. A quality routine will also give your supporting muscles the strength to produce a healthy night’s sleep. As you start stretching, be sure to get some movement in first.

Tips for Sleeping On Your Back

Sleeping on your back provides many benefits when it comes to alignment and digestion. There are also a variety of strategies and solutions you can implement to elevate your sleeping experience. Here are some of the best tips for sleeping on your back.

Prop Up Your Head

Sleeping on your back may worsen sleep apnea symptoms. Because of how your tongue rests in your mouth, it can block your airway when you sleep on your back. To solve this, you can prop up your head so that it rests slightly higher than the rest of your body. Doing so will relieve any symptoms and help with the angle.

Place a Rolled Towel or Pillow Underneath Your Knees

Some back sleepers complain of severe back and hip pain. If you are a back sleeper, there might be extra pressure on these areas. However, you can address that pain by putting a rolled-up towel or pillow underneath your knees. This strategy will make your spine more rounded and take off some pressure. Stretching before bed also makes your hip flexors loosen and relieves further spine pressure.

Build a Barrier of Pillows on Both Sides of Your Body

Creating a pillow barrier on either side of your body will help keep your body straight throughout the night. It will also reduce the chances of your body rolling over. You will also feel a sense of protection and security, which will improve overall sleep in this position

Find Mattresses for All Different Types of Sleepers at FloBeds

As you can see, there are simple (but truly effective) ways to elevate your overall sleep quality. Using pillows, supportive mattresses and a little positioning, you can instill healthy habits at night. Try some of these helpful tips tonight, and then watch your health and happiness rise. At FloBeds, we’re passionate about a good night’s sleep. That’s why all of our latex mattresses are customized to the exact level of support you need. Shop our selection of mattresses, bedding and more to get the sleep of your dreams today!

10 Jan

Restored Body Upon Awakening – Hannah Teter | FloBeds

Rest, relax, rejuvenate.

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

Hannah jumps (on her bed?)

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