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The Best and Worst Sleeping Positions

Sleep is a crucial part of all of our lives – everyone needs sleep to survive. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves waking up in all sorts of strange positions - curled up in a ball, twisted, or straight as a log. But, which positions are good and which ones are bad?...

5 Most Common Sleep Disorders

Are you constantly feeling tired or irritable during the day even though you make sure to set your bedtime early each and every night? Well, you may be one of 50-70 million U.S. adults suffering from one of the many sleep disorders. It’s important to get a good...

10 Things to Do in San Diego with Kids This Summer

Summertime in San Diego is unlike any other. The sun is shining, the kids are happy and you’re loving the laidback California lifestyle. Whether you live here full-time or are just visiting, there are plenty of fun things to do in San Diego. At Mattress World, we...

What is Microsleep?

What is microsleep? It sounds like a good thing. The truth is, it’s not, and it’s dangerous. Microsleep is a brief and uncontrollable sleep episode that can last for a split second or up to 10 seconds. Microsleep occurs when an exhausted person...

Do I Need a Mattress Topper?

When it comes to mattresses, everyone is different. Some prefer a firm mattress, others love a soft, plush mattress, and some people love the perfect medium. Whatever level of firmness you desire, a mattress topper can help you accomplish the perfect sleep...

What is a Sleep Specialist?

Thirty-five percent of Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “fair”. In fact, those who are sacrificing their sleep quality, often are those who are experiencing health problems. That being said, many people wonder what doctor to see for sleep problems....

4 Ways to Treat Hypersomnia

Chances are you’ve heard on insomnia, but what about hypersomnia? Hypersomnia, more commonly known as extreme and excess daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep, has many treatments. However, depending on the cause of a specific person’s hypersomnia, treatment...

5 Trending Decor Tips: Bedroom Essentials

Often our bedrooms are our sanctuary. It’s the place we go for relaxation, intimacy, and of course, sleep. In fact, the colors and flow of our bedroom’s have an effect on the mind. This is known as color psychology. When designing your bedroom, keep in mind current...

4 Sleeping Myths You Didn’t Know About

Sleep, it’s said to be one of the most beneficial and crucial aspects of human nature. Sleep is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal, use it efficiently and copiously. According to the Sleep Association, the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep per...

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Comforters

Inside your bedroom sanctuary is the most magical inanimate object ever, your bed. Your bed, coupled with a plush, soft, and luxurious comforter, is probably the best end to your day. With so many different bedding options on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed...

Summer Food & Drink Festivals in San Diego 2018

Summer in San Diego is like living in a dream. If you’re a local or if you’re visiting The City by the Bay, we’ve got news for you. There is an abundance of summer food and drink festivals taking place in San Diego this year, and we have all of the details. Whether...

5 Tips For Designing the Perfect Sleep Environment

After a long day at work, we all want to walk into a crisp, warm, and soothing bedroom. Believe it or not, the average person sleeps for one-third of their life. If we’re going to spend so much of our lives sleeping, we might as well make the most out of it. Luckily,...

8 Signs You Are Sleep Deprived

You might not feel sleep deprived, but there is a chance you are. If you have an energetic toddler or a hectic work schedule, there’s a strong possibility that your sleep schedule has been severely compromised. There are two types of sleep deprivation. Either you...

Sleep-Wake Cycle: What is a Circadian Rhythm?

Have you ever realized that you don’t have to actually tell your body it’s time to go to sleep? It usually just happens. One moment you’re energized and then next you’re feeling drowsy and your eyelids are shutting. This is all due to the sleep-wake cycle, or...

The Truth about REM Sleep

Rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep is the most beneficial and important stage of our sleep cycle. REM is just one of five stages of sleep and ideally takes place after  90 minutes of sleeping for an hour. The REM sleep cycle is a recurring stage that occurs five to six...

7 Bedtime Snacks That Help You Sleep Better

In a world saturated with caffeine and sugar, getting to bed on time can sometimes be a challenge. We’re well educated on the foods that interfere with our sleep, but what about food that actually inhibits better sleep? In all 5 stages of sleep, our bodies are doing...

4 Incredible Benefits of Taking A Nap

  What if we told you that you could run faster, get smarter, look better, and live longer in just 20 minutes? It’s easy to do - so easy in fact, you could do it in your sleep. We’re talking about naps - and if you aren’t taking them, you’re missing out on a lot more...

Are Top Sheets a Must-Have?

The ultimate bedding question: are top sheets a must-have? This controversial debate all started when GQ published articles both for and against the top sheet. The debate circles around these two factors: Not having a top sheet is disgusting Having one is a scam...

The Biology of the ZZZs: 5 Stages of Sleep

Evenings are probably the best time of day for most of us. It’s time to wind down, get in your pajamas, possibly have a glass of wine with a good read, and slowly doze off into an amazing night’s sleep. Truth is, it doesn't always happen that way. Some of us have a...

Trouble Sleeping? Cuddle With a Sleep Robot

Would you spend your latest nights and earliest mornings with a sleep robot if it promised better sleep, a lack of insomnia, and allowed you to wake up feeling refreshed? Well, that’s the exact point of the Somnox sleep robot. What is Somnox? The main idea of this...

Celebrating Mother’s Day in San Diego

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the marvelous and beautiful moms out there. San Diego is full of lively events, relaxing spas, an abundance of shopping, and stunning beaches. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to something special and give back to her for all she has done...

Top Hacks to Putting your Kids to Bed

Getting the little ones to bed can be a serious challenge. We’ve all been there -  your toddler is wired with energy and not ready for bed, your baby keeps waking up in the middle of the night, or your child is too scared to sleep alone. Whatever the problem is, we’ve...

The Danger of Having Bed-Bugs and Dust Mites

Bed bugs and dust mites are two very different organisms that are both found in the home. A bed bug is a nocturnal parasitic bug and a dust mite is a microscopic spider. While they are both creepy and unwanted in the home, they are attracted to and thrive on different...

5 Ways To Relieve Stress In San Diego

Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, San Diego is known quite fittingly as “America's Finest City.” Famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, the city offers an abundance of fun attractions for visitors of...

Lumbar Support: Why it’s Critical for Better Sleep

It’s 2018 and you still have lower back pain? That should not be the case at all. Thanks to a whole host of posture and spine health options (everything from better office chairs, standing desks, regular chiropractic visits, and natural latex mattresses), you...

Top Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in San Diego

Hold their hand, make eye contact, and rediscover what love is all about. You guessed it! Valentine’s Day is coming up, and San Diego is popping with new ideas to celebrate this special day with your loved ones. Depending on how adventurous you are or want to be, we...

San Diego in Spring: Must-Do Events

Spring is an excellent time to visit San Diego. Its temperature is pleasant and mild, and the coast is a beautiful scenery to look at. If that’s not enough, the flowers across the famous Balboa Park are simply breathtaking. You should never miss the chance to...

5 Cool Bedroom Accessories to Have

If you are a teen in junior high, a young professional in their mid-twenties trying to adult as hard as they can, or a busy mom who is always on the go, you deserve to have the nicest bedroom you can have. At Mattress World and Al Davis Furniture, we know what it...

The Best Time to Buy a Mattress (Hint: It Is Not in April)

There are more than a few instances where you may think you simply need a new mattress. A few common causes include moving to a new apartment, being sick of the old coils of your mattress, or simply wanting a change. Although it is a rare case to have a mattress...

5 Bedroom Décor Trends for 2018

https://gentlehome.com/my-sheet-set.htmlWe are going to ring in the New Year right this year. Whether you use the new year as a time to reflect on the past twelve months or as a chance plan ahead, we are always looking ahead. At Mattress World and Al Davis Furniture,...

How to Get Urine out of a Mattress in 5 Minutes

Between five to seven million Americans wet the bed every night. Add that to the countless millions of pets who have been known to pee on mattresses and things start to get sticky. Regardless of how you ended up with a wet bed, the solution’s pretty much the same....

4 Fall Eco-Friendly Bedroom Décor Ideas

Fall has officially arrived. With the changing of seasons, we experience decreasing temperatures, an abundance of holidays and a lot of delicious treats. As you begin to layer your clothes, why not change up your bedroom décor as well? Here are some of our favorite...

Fall San Diego Events

Fall is a magical time in San Diego. The winds of change blow through the air, and the always lively city truly comes out to celebrate. At Mattress World and Al Davis Furniture, we are proud to call America’s Finest City home, and we want you to commemorate our town...

What is Thread Count and Why Does It Matter?

You might be buying your sheets the wrong way. When people hear sheets advertised, it seems that all you hear about is thread count. Numbers are thrown at you right and left, and to someone who does not really have much experience with purchasing sheets, it can be...

How to Make a Pillow Fort

If you are taking care of your kids, hanging out with your nephews or nieces, or just tired of adulting, a pillow fort may make your whole day. A pillow fort can provide mental comfort in a storm or warmth when it is cold outside. Whatever the case may be, the bedding...

The Ultimate Guide to Sleep Tracker Apps

Around 77% of all Americans now own a smartphone. These devices are revolutionizing the ways we communicate with each other, how we do business, and now how we sleep. As each new day brings new challenges, we are covering more and more of our nights. As part of our...

The Five Biggest Causes of Insomnia

As many as 35% of people show at least brief signs of insomnia. Your body needs sleep. It is how you replenish yourself after a long day. When you do not rest enough, your quality of life may decrease. Insomniacs frequently report fatigue, loss of ability to...

Is It OK to Sleep with My Phone on the Bed?

Currently, we are all so addicted to our smartphones that as much as 29% of smartphone users say that they are anxious without their phones in their pockets. 44% of Americans say that they could not go a day without their smartphones, and 71% of people sleep with or...

5 Mattress Maintenance Tips

People spend about 229,961 hours, or about a third of their lives sleeping. Hence, investing in a good quality mattress is very important for a good night’s rest. While purchasing a quality mattress is a good first step to a peaceful sleep, it doesn’t end there....

How to Shop for a Mattress for a Couple

Moving in together is a big step for any couple. You are closer now, physically as well as emotionally. Couples share everything, from rooms to feelings. Buying a mattress together is just as big as any other decision you make, so we wanted to provide some help on how...

7 San Diego Events To Check Out This Summer

Summer is here once again. Warm sunshine on sun-kissed skin, sand between your toes, the refreshing sea breeze - these are just some of the things to be excited about for summer. Lucky for you, here in San Diego, you can be even more pumped up for the warm months,...

7 Interesting Facts about Pillows

7 Interesting Facts About Pillows   When talking about pillows, the first thing that comes to mind is sleep. Mostly associated with comfort and rest, these seemingly ordinary objects have a long, fascinating history behind them. There are also several interesting...

5 Beautiful Bedroom Makeovers

A bedroom makeover can dramatically affect your life. You spend one-third of your life sleeping, and gentle guiding yourself into and out of sleep is just as important. We know bedrooms. A bad bedroom can hamper the quality of your sleep. A good bedroom instills a...

The Ultimate Guide to Mattress Size

Mattresses are not a one size fits all sort of item. Ultimately, you are going to have to decide what is best for you. We are completely dedicated to serving the mattress needs of people, so we have compiled this guide to ensure that you have the best sleeping...

Mattress Safety Tips

Between 1990 and 2005, 575,580 children and adolescents were injured on certain types of beds. An average of 10,260 fires originate from the mattress. Mattresses, to many people, represent sleep, comfort, and rest. While this is true, there is more to buying, owning,...

Top Organic Restaurants in San Diego

The organic trend is one of the biggest trends in recent years. It is also one of the most positive. All across the world, people are turning away from pesticides and GMO-crops, and making healthier decisions. California is the epicenter of this trend. San Diego is on...

Top Ten Wesley Allen Iron Beds

Top Ten Wesley Allen Iron Beds Wesley Allen is one of the most reputable names in the furniture industry. They have been producing high-quality bedframes, benches and stools since 1976, and the quality increases every year. The company is most known for their iron...

How to Choose the Right Pillow for Sleep

We here at Gentle Home know quite a bit about sleep. Mattresses are incredibly important for the duration and quality of your rest, and no one can deny this. Pillows are often underestimated in terms of how much they can help you sleep as long as you need to and as...

7 Steps to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Spa Retreat

Both bedrooms and spas mean relaxation. After a long day of working hard, you deserve to treat yourself. Some days, you just want to kick your shoes off and have someone pamper you. You don’t have to go to the spa to treat yourself, as you can feel the soothing...

Top Eco-Friendly Stores in San Diego

The effects of global warming are definitely taking a toll on us. It is high time that we rise to the occasion and help the environment. We do not actually need to do something grandiose for now. We can start by being more responsible with the things that we buy. Why...

10 Tips To Fall Asleep Faster

According to the National Institutes of Health, insomnia is experienced by almost half of Americans who are aged 60 years old and above. If you are worried most of the time, then chances are high that you will find it hard to relax and fall asleep. Here are some...

Why should you sleep on an Organic Mattress?

Why Should You Sleep on an Organic Mattress? With over a third of our time spent sleeping in bed, what you sleep on has an enormous impact on your life.  Having the right mattress is a big investment in comfort and health.  At Gentle Home, our top priority is...

What’s an Organic Mattress?

What makes an organic mattress organic?     Organic mattresses are made of various materials, including organic latex, organic wool, organic cotton, organic coconut or untreated steel.  They are made with zero pesticides and are manufactured through a chemical-free...

6 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Mattresses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At Mattress World in San Diego, we’ve been in the mattress business for decades. So, we know a lot about mattresses. Most of what we know is useful and can help you get a great night’s sleep. The rest? Well…you decide. You can...

Mattress Shopping Guidelines for Finding the Best Value

Finding the perfect mattress often means navigating all kinds of traps and pitfalls, gimmicks and techniques meant to convince you to hurry up and spend your hard earned money. Advertisements make outrageous promises to get you into the mattress stores. Once you’re...

Finding the Right Mattress for Lower Back Pain

You’ve done everything: massage, yoga, physical therapy, and acupuncture. But your lower back still hurts. The bad news is that it could be the mattress you sleep on every night that’s causing or exacerbating your lower back pain. But you know what? That’s good news...

6 Reasons to Buy an American-Made Bed

So…you’ve probably heard that it’s good to buy American-made products. But you may not be clear on why it’s so good. At Mattress World in San Diego, we can think of plenty of reasons why you’d want to buy an American-made bed, and we’re proud to offer a great...

FAQ About Platform Beds

At Mattress World in San Diego, we love platform beds, and they’re a popular option with our customers, too. But every now and again, someone calls or comes in asking what exactly a platform bed is and what’s so great about it (both great questions, by the way). So,...

Benefits of an Organic Mattress

You’ve probably heard by now that organic foods are good for you, but did you know “going organic” with your mattress makes a difference, too? It really does. Need more information before you commit? Take a look at the following benefits of sleeping on an organic...

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