Month: February 2014

Choosing The Right Mattress For A More Peaceful Sleep

Published On: February 25, 2014

Forty percent of Americans do not get a full nights sleep. Through a combination of lifes commons stresses of work and family and health issues such as back problems and insomnia; rarely do you encounter an adult over the age of 18 who gets more than 6 hours of sleep a night. To get started getting a more complete rest, it is best to start with a solid foundation…your mattress.

To get started choosing the right mattress, try to identify the issue preventing you from completing a full nights rest. Not every mattress is for every person. If you are one of the 50% of Americans suffering from lower back pain, a firmer mattress will be your best bet for a more comfortable nights sleep. A firm mattress such as (insert mattress link) allows your spine to align naturally and will not allow you to sink into unnatural positions as with a very soft mattress top. This decreases the amount of pressure on that vulnerable part of your body and decreases the amount of pain you experience.

For those that tend to toss and turn while asleep and struggle to find a comfortable position because of pressure of various parts of your body, a memory foam mattress molds your body’s natural curves and folds as you move and adjusts so that no part of your body is subjected to an increased pressure. For those that sleep in colder temperatures or who are sensitive to temperature drops, memory foam mattresses are also temperature sensitive and keep you warm throughout the night. Popular memory foam mattresses we carry are (item link) (item link) and (item link)

Fairly new to the market, latex mattresses essentially do the opposite of the memory foam mattress. Just like what you would expect with a rubber material, a latex mattress pushes BACK on you creating a extra firmness and bounciness. This bed is not ideal for those that love a soft surface. Here at Crowley we exclusively carry a American made mattress created and established not far away in Lebanon, MO.

Lastly if the firmness or softness of the bed is not a big factor on your comfort, but you suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and need to sit propped up to achieve a peaceful night of rest. Or if you spend a great amount of time in bed because of injury or limited mobility, we suggest you buy an adjustable bed. Adjustable beds are a remote controlled moveable base that can utilize any mattress (except spring mattresses because of their limited ability to bend) to bend and adjust as you please.

Crowley Furniture carries every single type of bed listed above in stock at our Kansas City stores.

Guide to Adjustable Beds

Published On: February 4, 2014

As people continue to search for the ‘perfect night sleep’ increasing numbers of people are considering adjustable beds, a unique type of mattress foundation that allows users to adjust the angle of their head and legs. However, with so many brands and models to choose from, knowing what to look for may not be so clear.

Most new shoppers of adjustable base beds are surprised to learn there are quite a few features to choose from. From “wall hugger” to zero gravity to motor types, we hope to shed some light on some of these choices.

Some of the most important factors to consider are size and warranties. With regard to warranties, shoppers should pay special attention to what is excluded from the warranty. It should be noted that adjustable sizes can differ from conventional mattress sizes, and the split king adjustable beds may offer the best option for couples with different ideas of comfort. The importance of reading consumer reviews and choosing an optimal mattress are also good ideas to consider.

A wise thing for shoppers to do is to make a list of “must-have” features and a budget, then comparing prospective adjustable beds via a spreadsheet or chart..

For those just looking into adjustable beds or stuck in the research phase, this guide offers helpful tips and information that will likely prove useful. It reminds shoppers to take control of the purchasing process by considering their actual goals and priorities rather than just being sold to or buying based on brand name.