How To Protect Your Mattress

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At Sit ‘n Sleep, we’re always stressing the importance of a good night’s sleep. We are continuously trying to keep the public aware of the dangers of dust mites and how a good sleep health not only can help you stay thin but can help improve your on-the-job performance as well. Another important aspect of sleep health is ensuring that you have a clean, healthy sleep surface and that your bed is adequately protected from pesky parasites (dust mites, bed bugs) and allergens. The best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your mattress is by having a quality mattress protector.

What Does a Mattress Protector Do?

Mattress protectors are a must for every bed, regardless of its size or the materials from which it’s constructed. A good mattress protector will be made of a thin, breathable fabric like polyurethane to keep the mattress cool, prevent bunching and make sure it’s a quiet surface on which to sleep. Mattress protectors are great at preventing dust mites and bed bugs because they keep the inside of the mattress from accumulating human oils and skin flakes (their major food supply), sealing off the bed altogether. Mattress protectors can also benefit children and the elderly by preventing the mattress from being stained.

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Is Your Mattress Making You Fat?

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You’ve probably heard that not getting enough sleep is bad for you. But did you know that losing sleep might also be causing you to gain weight? Recent medical studies are repeatedly finding a connection between sleep duration and weight gain. You can read below more about how sleep affects weight, but first we’d like to offer you some serious savings on your next mattress.

At Sit ‘n Sleep, we’re dedicated to making sure Southern Californians get the best sleep possible. If it’s time to replace your old, uncomfortable mattress (which could be causing you to gain weight!) we’re here to help. We hope you’ll take advantage of our unbelievable selection and unbeatable prices.

And now back to the sleep/weight connection: A study presented last year at the American Thoracic Society’s Annual Conference by Dr. Arn Eliasson shows that getting more sleep helps you lose inches around the waistline. In Eliasson’s study, nurses at Walter Reid Army Hospital who slept more hours a night or “long sleepers” had an average Body Mass Index (BMI) of 24.5 compared to “short sleepers” whose average BMI was 28.3. BMI for normal weight is 18.5 – 24.9 and for overweight people, 25 – 29.9. Dr Eliasson attributed the “short sleepers” higher body mass to the fact that lack of sleep disrupts natural hormonal balances, triggering overeating.

Not getting enough sleep thanks to an old, lumpy mattress? It could actually be causing you to pack on extra pounds.

In a world full of fad diets where what’s great for you one day is terrible for you the next, there has only been one constant truth – a healthy diet and exercise will make you lose weight. You never can go wrong if you eat sensibly, control your portions, and get about 30 minutes of exercise a day. But, recent research does more than plainly suggest there should be a third component added to the diet and exercise equation. People who are looking to lose or maintain their current weight have to get a good night’s sleep as well!

Mounting scientific evidence shows that people who sleep 7.5 – 8 hours a night weigh less and lose weight easier than those who only get 5 hours of sleep a night.

Lack of a proper amount of sleep creates a hormone imbalance in the body which leads to overeating according to a recent study by Eve Van Cauter, a researcher at the University of Chicago. Two hormones, Leptin and Ghrelin – referred to by Cauter as “the yin and yang of hunger” – are affected by the amount of sleep one gets. “One is the accelerator for eating (Ghrelin), and the other is the brake (Leptin).”

Leptin is the hormone that tells us when we’re full. When it is working correctly, it suppresses our appetite.

Ghrelin is the hormone that tells us we need more food to keep our energy up.

When we don’t get enough sleep, both Leptin and Ghrelin get thrown out of whack. Leptin goes down, making us feel less satisfied – even when we’ve had enough food. Ghrelin goes up, stimulating our appetite.

Van Cauter’s research, which was conducted on normal weight men, found that when the men only slept for four hours a night, leptin levels were 18% lower and ghrelin levels were 28% higher after they slept four hours. These findings show hormonal reasons why a lack of sleep can lead to overeating.

Another study from the University of Chicago compared the calorie intake of people who slept 5.5 hours a day versus those who slept 8.5 hours a day.

The study found that the sleepy eaters consumed on average 221 calories a day more than those who slept over eight hours. insomniac

The extra 221 calories a day could translate to a weight gain of over a pound of fat every two weeks!

The hormonal change that occurs when Leptin levels lower and Ghrelin levels rise lead the body not to just crave more food, but foods high in fat and carbohydrates.

Why is it that people are overweight due to a lack of sleep? Is it the busy American lifestyle, stress or just plain staying up at night and watching the late show? The one thing people may be overlooking is their mattress. If you have an old mattress that’s losing its shape, it could be making you out of shape. A poor-quality mattress that’s unsuited to your body type is guaranteed to reduce the amount and quality of your sleep. Staying up all night tossing and turning on a 12-year-old mattress that might be too small or too firm will cause your body’s internal processes to function sub-optimally. This in turn can lead to weight gain despite your best efforts to stay fit.

On the other hand, a new mattress that provides proper support for the spine, lower back and neck can help people sleep through the night without tossing and turning.

If you are having a hard time getting the proper amount of sleep to maintain a healthy and attractive weight, the problem could be what lies beneath you every night — your mattress.

These days, the magic equation to weight loss isn’t just watching what you eat and getting off the couch, it’s diet, exercise and sleep. How much sleep should you get each night to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight? The tried-and-true time of eight hours a night is exactly what you need to maintain a healthy weight. These three lifestyle changes work well together, too. Exercise during the day helps you fall asleep at night and not eating too much helps you exercise as well as sleep soundly. And at the day, literally, sound sleep starts — where else — with your mattress!

Everything You Need to Know About Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses made using memory foam were introduced to the public in 2008. They were developed as a result of complaints from customers that coil and foam systems alone didn’t provide the level of comfort needed for sound, uninterrupted sleep.

Hybrid mattresses combine the support, strength and bounce of conventional innerspring mattresses with the softness and comfort of foam, latex or gel sleep systems. Many sleepers find these combinations to be ideal for consistently getting a good night’s rest and awakening relaxed, refreshed and ready to take on the day.

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Sit ‘n Sleep’s Five Best Selling Mattresses Under $1,000

From basic mattresses to technologically advanced sleep systems, Sit ‘n Sleep has quality mattresses to fit every body shape, comfort level preference and budget. Here are five of our best sellers, all of which are available for less than $1,000:

Sealy Good Spirits Firm Mattress. Sealy mattresses have long been known for their quality and durability, and the Good Spirits Queen Size Firm Mattress is no exception. Part of the Sealy Performance™ Collection, the Sealy Good Spirits Firm Mattress brings innovation and engineering together to deliver a restful night’s sleep at an attractive price.

Sealy’s exclusive  Posturepedic Technology™ combines 1” layers of SealySupport™ Firm and Ultra Firm Foam for stable, full body support, as well as added support under the heaviest part of the body where it’s needed most for a good night’s rest. The Good Spirit’s 2” layer of SealyCushion™ Air Foam has been designed as a series of peaks and valleys that allow increased airflow, added softness and greater overall sleeping comfort.

The mattress’s 910  Response Pro barrel-shaped encased coils allow them to move independently, which reduces motion transfer. Combined with the 1/2 ” layer of SealyCool™ Gel Foam, the result is a cooler, more comfortable night’s sleep. Sealy’s DuraFlex™ Edge Support System provides a high-density flexible coil border that makes the Good Spirit a sturdier mattress with a larger useable sleeping area. Top it all off with Sealy’s plush feeling ComfortLoft™ soft knit fabric cover, add a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty and you have a combination for a good night’s rest that’s hard to beat!

King Koil Florence Euro Top Mattress. This best seller brings together a luxurious plush feeling with the levels of comfort and support needed for sleeping well night after night. The King Koil Luxury Florence Euro Top is the only mattress endorsed by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) for helping to promote proper spinal alignment and a better and healthier night’s sleep

The Florence Euro Top Mattress brings together advanced foam and spring coil technologies for better sleeping. The  8” Contour Elite innerspring system has 858 individually encased coils that conform to the body’s natural contours for less motion transfer and added sleeping comfort. The coils serve to relieve pressure on the sleeper’s body and reduce motion transfer that causes nocturnal tossing and turning and interrupts natural sleep.

The latex lumbar support system in the center of the mattress adds to its comfort and body supporting properties. King Koil’s Excellent Edge™ Foam Encasement provides a firm, sag resistant seating edge, greater stability and a larger usable space for sleeping. Add to that a comfortable, eco-friendly Tencel™ fiber surface made from sustainable wood sources, which is known to aid the body’s natural temperature regulating mechanism, resist microbial bacteria and wick away moisture.

The King Koil Florence Euro Top Mattress is made in the USA and comes with a 10 year non-prorated warranty.

Sealy Redondo Beach Cushion Firm Mattress. One of several mattresses from the Essentials™ Collection of Sealy’s Response™ product line, the Sealy Redondo Beach Cushion Firm Mattress delivers the same high levels of quality, support, comfort and value that Sealy has been providing its customers for more than130 years. As with all Sealy mattresses, the Redondo Beach Cushion Firm mattress is a combination of innovation, engineering and high level of strictly enforced quality assurance standards. The Redondo Beach Cushion Firm Mattress’s features include a 2” layer of SealyCushion™ Air Foam cushioning, a SolidEdge™ reinforced foam border and Sealy’s exclusive innerspring Response Pro HD coil system. The result is a perfect balance of the comfort and support needed to ensure a good night’s sleep.

As with all mattresses in Sealy’s Response line, the Redondo Beach Cushion Firm mattress is a great choice for today’s increasingly popular adjustable base beds. Like all Sealy mattresses, the Redondo Beach Cushion Firm mattress comes with a 10 year limited warranty.

Sertapedic Waitrose Euro Top Mattress. As with every Sertapedic mattress, comfort is included at no extra cost. The plush-feeling Sertapedic Waitrose Euro Top Mattress is filled with features designed to provide sleepers with cushiony comfort and just the right amount of support that’s needed for a good night’s rest.

The Sertapedic Waitrose Euro Top mattress has a comfortable plush feel. It’s recommended for people who like to sleep on their sides or backs and prefer a lot of softness. The following are some of the sleep-enhancing highlights that come with a Sertapedic Waitrose Euro Top mattress:

  • A 1/2 ” layer of Cool Twist® Gel Foam, which is polyurethane foam with tiny bits of gel mixed in that gently cradles the body and helps dissipate heat
  • A 1” layer of Serta Balanced Support Foam that supplements the mattress’s innerspring support system
  • A 2.75” layer of Serta Comfort XD® Foam that provides pressure-relieving comfort while gently cradling and supporting the sleeper’s body
  • The Serta 532 Continuous Support® Innerspring System, which is a series of head to toe coils that provide support along the entire length of the body
  • The Total Edge® Foam Encasement that works in harmony with the Continuous Support Innerspring System to minimize sagging at the mattress’s edges
  • Unlike many mattresses, there’s no need to periodically flip the Waitrose Euro Top to make it more comfortable

Available online only, the Sertapedic Waitrose Euro Top Mattress comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Sealy Cheery Cushion Firm Euro Top Mattress. This best-selling mattress and box spring combination is another quality sleep system from Sealy’s Performance collection. For people who prefer medium or medium soft mattresses, the Sealy Cheery Cushion Firm Euro Top Mattress offers stable, full body support reinforced with Sealy’s exclusive Posturepedic Technology for a sound, comfortable night’s sleep.

Regardless of whether you prefer to sleep on your back, side or stomach, you’ll find the Cheery Cushion Firm Euro Top mattresses to be a great choice. Features include motion isolation for uninterrupted sleep, pressure relief to minimize pain or loss of circulation at the shoulders and hips and easy repositioning for changing sleeping positions during the night. The mattress’s foam padding serves to both cushion the body and supplement the individually wrapped pocketed coil support system.

As with all Sealy mattresses, the Cheery Cushion Firm Euro Top Mattress comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.

For more information on these or any of Sit ‘n Sleep‘s huge inventory of mattresses, bedframes and sleep accessories, call us at 800-908-0354, contact us online or stop by any our 38 mattress superstores conveniently located throughout Southern California. We’re open seven days a week and our knowledgeable sleep consultants are always on duty to help you select a sleep system that’s best for your unique situation.

Where Do Dust Mites Go To The Bathroom?

One in three people are allergic to dust mite waste so it’s no secret why they’re the leading cause of household allergies. If your mattress is over eight years old, chances are it’s filled with millions of these tiny creatures. That’s why at Sit ‘n Sleep we always say if it’s over eight, it’s time to replace!

How to Keep Your Mattress Dust-Mite Free

Mattress Covers

A high-quality mattress protector can prevent dust mite allergies by preventing them from entering the warm, cozy confines of your mattress in the first place.

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Replace Every 8

After eight years a mattress can double in weight from the accumulation of dead skin cells, body oils, dust mites and their droppings. If your mattress is over eight years old, it’s definitely time for a new one.

Latex Mattresses

Besides being unbelievably comfortable, latex mattress are great at protecting you from dust mite allergens because latex wicks away moisture and dust mites thrive in a moist environment.

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What Type Of Mattress Is Best For You

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Being that each of us has a unique body type there is no one perfect mattress that works for everyone. Although there are mattresses constructed with higher quality materials and better fabrics that Sit ‘n Sleep recommends over lesser-quality items, when it comes to levels of support and feel, it’s really all about what’s best for the individual.

Soft vs. Firm

Are you looking for a firm mattress that offers maximum support or a soft mattress that has more of a cradling effect? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Lying on a mattress in the store for a few minutes on a showroom floor just isn’t enough time to determine whether it’s the type of support you’ll need for the next eight years. As a rule of thumb, larger individuals tend to choose a firmer mattress because they better support a larger build. Smaller individuals should try softer mattresses because they don’t have as much weight to displace. Also, if you find you have chronic back pain, a firmer mattress may help relieve pressure from the hips and lower back.

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By far the most popular choice, the innerspring mattress has a spring zone in the bottom and atop it a comfort layer that can be made from various foams and fibers. The type of materials used in the comfort layer determines the firmness of the mattress. For the innerspring system, coils can either be individually wrapped which reduces the amount of motion transferred between coils or open coils which transfer more motion and tend to wear more quickly. Many brands make hybrid mattresses which combine memory foam and innerspring technologies.


Memory foam mattresses are made from Visco elastic and can provide both comfort and support without the aid of coils. Memory foam has the added benefits of being able to conform to a sleeper’s body and respond to their body temperature by softening under warmth. Memory foam is also great at reducing motion transfer between sleep partners so when one person tosses the other doesn’t turn.


Latex mattresses have been growing in popularity over the last few years as they have declined in price. Its unique construction allows latex to instantly respond to the body and provide a high level of comfort while helping to promote proper spinal alignment. These qualities allow latex foam to act as a support system in lieu of a traditional innerspring. Latex mattresses are great for allergy sufferers because they are hypo-allergenic and do not accumulate dust mites. Latex mattresses are also known for staying cool and for having excellent breathability.


Waterbeds became wildly popular in the ’70s and ’80s and although they look like a conventional mattress, they have an inner bladder of water, or water filled tubes for support. Waterbeds became popular because they offered conforming support at a time that traditional mattresses were much firmer. Although waterbeds were once the preferred sleep system for people with joint and back problems, modern technologies such as memory foam and latex have, for the most part, made waterbeds a thing of the past.

Sit ‘n Sleep Commercials

Sit ‘n Sleep commercials, on both the radio and television, have become a staple in Los Angeles pop culture. Phrases like “You’re killing me, Larry” and “Or your mattress is freeee!” have been coursing through the Southern California airwaves for nearly two decades. Check here often for the latest Sit ‘n Sleep commercials, YouTube videos, and more.

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Serta iComfort – Not just sorta comfortable. Serta Comfortable.

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Confessions of a Sleep Consultant with Kent Siria

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Where Do Dust Mites Go to the Bathroom?

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KSBY – Sit ‘n Sleep Donates Mattresses to Transition House

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KKFX News – Sit ‘n Sleep Donates Mattresses to Aid Homeless Vets


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Over Eight Years, Your Mattress Can Double in Weight

Recent Developments In Mattress Technology

Mattresses have come a long way from the rudimentary animal hides stuffed with straw, leaves, feathers, horsehair or other loose fillings our early ancestors slept on. Today’s comfortable, technologically advanced sleep systems include mattresses that contain various combinations of coil springs, polyurethane foams, polyester fibers, latex and other manmade and natural materials.

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Match Your Mattress to Your Lifestyle

Sleeping well affects virtually every aspect of your life, and a good night’s sleep starts with your mattress’ size, comfort level, construction material and underlying support. A sleep system that’s compatible with your lifestyle, body size and physical condition can improve the quality of both your sleep and overall well-being.

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Best Twin Mattress Accessories

Now that you’ve decided on the comfort level, construction type and manufacturer, complete the mission by choosing the right accessories to go along with your new twin mattress. Here are a few suggestions from Sit ’n Sleep’s Bedding and Accessories inventory that are sure to brighten both your bedroom and your spirits.

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