Buying a mattress does not have to be difficult. Don’t waste your time wandering around a mattress store listening to a pushy salesman or surfing through hundreds of polyurethane mattress versions on the Casper theme. We have boiled it down to five easy steps that can be accomplished from the comfort of your own home:
Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron February 21, 2016 @ 9:41 pm
Everyone Is built differently. Your Pillow should should be too!
Our Natural Latex Pillows can be Adjusted!
There are some things to keep in mind when you are adjusting your FloBeds Twice Fluffed Shredded Latex Pillow, including the depth of the curve in your neck, your sleeping position, and your mattress firmness. For back sleepers make sure the pillow fills in the gap between your neck and pillow. You do not want to be propped up so high that you can see your feet. Side sleepers should have a pillow that fills in the void between your ear and the bed. Your pillow should be thicker than a back sleeper’s pillow. Stomach sleepers need a thinner pillow to try to keep your body aligned. You do not want your pillow so full that your head is higher than the rest of your body. Luckily the FloBeds Latex Pillow can adjust to meet anyone’s needs! Shop Twice Fluffed Shredded Latex Pillow.
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!
Your relationship is unique, your mattress should be too!
Customization is the key to happiness for you and your sweetie! Our latex mattress makes a perfect Valentines day gift. Our multi-layer latex cores accommodate the firmness needs of each individual sleeper by allowing each of you to choose your own firmness combinations.
Our Organic Mattresses feature premium 100% Natural Talalay latex inside a luxurious organic euro knit cotton quilted to organic wool for a chemical free mattress.
Take it a step further and really impress your sweetie with an adjustable base. The inspired design of the Prodigy adjustable bed base is a welcome indulgence for all who seek tranquility. Feel the stress melt away when you activate the sensuous built-in massage. Change positions with ease with our wireless remote. Smart as it is beautiful.
Happy Valentines Day!
A mattress made for couples
I love our business. Most of our expertise is consumed in making a mattress that supports each sleeper the way their body needs. But Valentines Day reminds us that we have another very important role: making a mattress that a couple can snuggle, spoon and go through their lives together in. This side of mattress construction means we have to make a mattress that allows crossing over to the other side as natural as sleeping on your own side.
And we do! Every Flobed has two common layers at the top to make side-shifting as easy as rolling over: Our Luxurious Cover of Organic Stretch Knit Cotton quilted to Organic Wool Cover on top of our pressure relieving one piece Convoluted Talalay Latex Comfort Pad.
The perfect bed… built Just Right to support your body all night long and cozy and intimate all at the same time. Goldilocks Was Right… so was Saint Valentine!
Our cover provides a soft and plush surface for you to rest your body on after a long day. The Cotton Euro Knit quilted to wool on all six sides makes a FloBed different than the other latex mattresses out there. Our wool is Pure organic Plein-Air Wool® fiber used to promote maximum airflow around your body, and provide natural moisture- wicking. . We don’t use any poly-foam in our covers because it breaks down in 4 or 5 years, it sucks in dust and moisture, and it doesn’t breath. We don’t use a pillow-top in our beds. The cover should not interfere with the pressure relief and core support of the components beneath.
Since our covers are made with wool it is extremely important to remember that our covers are not machine washable. We do suggest hanging covers out in the sun 1-2 times per year. We also suggest the very popular St. Dormeir Wool Mattress Protector. This mattress protector is completely machine washable. Breathability keeps you cool in the summer, and cozy in the winter, and it lasts years longer than polyester.
Our Natural Talalay Mattresses feature premium 100% Natural Latex latex inside a luxurious organic euro knit cotton quilted to organic wool for a chemical free latex mattress. Our multi-layer latex cores accommodate the firmness needs of each individual sleeper by allowing each of you to choose your own firmness combinations.
Test out the Select Latex Mattress, which features top to bottom and side to side construction with a 2 layer latex core and a choice of 13 personal firmness variations FOR EACH SLEEPER.
Or there is the Deluxe Latex Mattress, which has an additional core layer of premium Natural Talalay latex. Our 3-layer-core Deluxe provides an extra layer of comfort, with more firmness personalization and flexibility to accommodate a wider range of body types…for bodies x-tra small to x-tra large.
Our most popular option is the vZone Mattress. In addition to the top to bottom & side to side customization of our Select & Deluxe models, the vZone features head to toe adjustable zoning to provide pressure point relief for hips and shoulders as well as additional lumbar support. With the Natural vZone, your mattress is customized and adjustable in every direction!
Try our Mattress Selector to calculate your individual recommendation, or call us to help you find your perfect night’s sleep.
Here are 3 easy tips that will help you sleep in a natural environment:
Sleep on our 100% Natural Talalay Latex Mattress. Derived from the hevea brasiliensis, or rubber tree, latex has natural qualities that simply make it the PERFECT MATTRESS MATERIAL. 100% Natural Latex provides the best comfort and support for your individual sleep needs AND consumer peace-of-mind. Good for you…good for the our environment!
Use our 100% Natural Twice Fluffed Latex Pillows
Make sure your mattress is on our foundation. It all starts with a good foundation. Our Euro Slat, Fir Slat and Pine Slat Foundations take the place of a traditional box spring set, but are built like a house. Natural wood, no harmful chemicals.
It always seemed like my parents had a better mattress than me. Well, FloBed parents do not make the same mistake. Here is some great news: we sell a version of your mattress that is perfect for your kids!
The Student Mattress features two layers of Talalay Latex to make a 6″ mattress. We use our same Euro Stretch knit organic cotton that we use in all our natural latex mattresses. For students we quilted needled wool on all sides to provide a cool Tite-Top surface that breathes and wicks away moisture. And since wool is naturally fire resistant, we don’t have to add chemicals or artificial barriers to meet the Federal Flame Resistant Standard. We use blems, minor defects or laminated cores to create the highly affordable Student Mattress. Per special request, we can make a student mattress out of first quality cores for $100 more.
No more excuses. Nothing but bright-eyed and bushy-tailed smiling students every morning. Ok, maybe we won’t guarantee that, but you know we can guarantee the rest you & your students need!