Sit n’ Sleep Blog

How Often Should You Buy a New Mattress?

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  October 3, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
Let’s say you sleep in your bed for 8 hours a night for 365 days straight. At the end of the year, you have spent almost 3,000 hours lying on your mattress. Considering how much time you spend sleeping (plus lounging) on your mattress, it’s not surprising that it wears out eventually. The harder question is – how long does it take before a mattress really needs replacement? The answer depends on a lot of factors: the mattress quality, the amount you sleep, your sleep style, whether you sleep with a partner, etc. The National Sleep Foundation recommends changing your

Tips for Beating Jet Lag

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  October 2, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
Traveling abroad gives you the chance to interact with new cultures and experience breathtaking sights. It’s an exciting opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and normal routine, but it has one major drawback: jet lag. When you travel across two or more time zones, it interrupts your circadian rhythms (your body’s natural sleep cycle). When you’re abroad, you start sleeping and waking at times that are out of sync with your home routine. Over the course of your trip, you get used to this new sleep schedule, so it’s a shock to your system when you travel home

How to Tell if You’re Too Tired for Certain Activities

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  October 2, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
When you decide to skip the gym or spend a Sunday on the couch, it’s easy to feel guilty about being lazy. But motivation isn’t necessarily the only problem. If you routinely find that you’re canceling plans, staying home more often, or avoiding the things you want (and need) to do, it could be because you’re too tired. As adults, we have a tendency to assume that any amount of sleep is enough sleep. And even if we feel groggy first thing in the morning or around mid-afternoon, we just power through it with a cup of coffee or an

Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  September 24, 2019

Category: Mattresses
According to the experts at the American Pest Management Association, the bed bug problem is out of control. Over 95% of professionals surveyed report dealing with at least one bed bug infestation within the past year, and the majority say that infestations are increasing. According to a different survey, 1 in 5 Americans have encountered bed bugs or knows someone who has. If you want to avoid becoming part of the statistics, you need to know to avoid these pests for good. Use this comprehensive guide to protect yourself, your bed, and your whole home. What is a Bed Bug?

Our Top Recommendations for Bed Sheets

Our Top Recommendations for Bed Sheets

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  July 29, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
The basics for getting a good night’s rest begin with sleeping in a cool, darkened environment that’s conducive to rest and relaxation on a mattress with the right support level for your body type and a pillow that’s compatible with your preferred sleeping position. Sleeping on the right sheets can also add to your comfort and improve the overall quality your of your sleep. Known since 1978 as Southern California’s best source for top quality brand-name mattresses, bedframes and bedroom accessories at prices that can’t be beat, Sit ‘n Sleep also carries a full selection of sheets and pillowcases. Bed

Is It OK to Sleep with Your Pets?

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  July 23, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
That depends upon whom you ask, since opinions seem to be divided. Here we’ll explore some of the pros and cons of letting your dog or cat join you in bed. The American Pet Products Association, a pet industry trade group found that most dog owners consider their pets to be a “child” and a member of the family. Many of these owners let their pets sleep alongside them or at the foot of their beds. Although some people continue to question whether this is a good idea, a recent Mayo Clinic Study found that having your dog sleep in

How to Overcome Mattress Sticker Shock

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  June 24, 2019

Category: Mattresses
At Sit ‘n Sleep, our goal is to help Southern Californians lead happier and healthier lives by improving the quality of their sleep. To help us accomplish this, we had the San Francisco-based market research company Survata conduct a survey of more than 500 Californians who are 18 years of age or older to learn more about their mattress buying habits and preferences. The results of the survey, along with a few comments from Sit ‘n Sleep store managers and Sleep Consultants, are summarized below. Some of their findings were quite surprising.  People Who Have Never Purchased a Mattress and Why

How to Stay Cool Through Hot Summer Nights

How to Stay Cool Through Hot Summer Nights

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  June 18, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
Everyone knows that getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is essential for waking up relaxed, refreshed and ready to take on the day. Sleeping well is also necessary for maintaining good health, well-being and quality of life. If you’re like most people, however, falling and staying asleep on hot summer nights can be challenging, especially when the humidity is high, the air is still and the home and bedroom aren’t air-conditioned. In some areas of the country, temperatures on sultry summer evenings can reach 90° Fahrenheit or more inside a house without air conditioning. Hot nighttime temperatures

10 Quick and Easy Steps to Refresh Your Bedroom

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  May 20, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
You spend a third or more of your life in your bedroom lounging, watching TV, reading and, of course, sleeping, but if you’re like most of us, it’s a part of your home that’s given the least amount of attention when it comes to décor. Here are some suggestions for a few simple and affordable touches that can turn your bedroom into a pleasant retreat conducive to sleeping and relaxation.: Make Your Bed Daily. Many of us are guilty at least occasionally of failing to make the bed a part of their regular morning routine. A bed is the bedroom’s

10 Nap Hacks You Need Now

Posted by Sit N Sleep on  May 3, 2019

Category: Sleep Tips
Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Edison and George W. Bush all have something in common – they’re among the many well-known figures throughout history who understood the value of taking short naps to improve their moods, alertness levels and overall mental performance. Whether you’re temporarily sleep deprived or find yourself consistently needing to counter afternoon drowsiness, naps are a great way to boost mental capabilities, improve cognitive function and generally recharge your batteries. Not all naps, however, are created equal. Here are some dos and don’ts for making the most of a