Sleep Posture at Sleep Well

Find Your Perfect Sleep Posture

In the mattress business, the main talk is about back support and what a difference a good mattress can do for you.  There are miracle products marketed every day from diamond foam to super cool deluxe memory foam.  Progress is great, but what is the real goal to all this?  Do you as a customer have to upgrade every year to be able to get the best sleep?

What does Back Support have to do with Sleep?

The short answer to the question is, everything.  Did you know that associating a specific pain, or discomfort with sleep can ruin your chances of getting a good nights sleep?  A great way of understanding this is concept is by thinking of it as a sort of PTSD, and its effects are ruining your sleep.  Waking up with a super sore back, or sore neck can ruin not only your day but can go on and ruin your sleep the next night as well.

What is Proper Back Support?

The goal of any mattress shopper should be to find the mattress that feels most comfortable, whether Firm or Plush and at the same time supports you to keep your posture the same laying down as it is standing.

Finding comfort and support is not as easy as I made it sound above.  By instinct, you’ll seek a Firm mattress just because you think that something Firm will support you better. However, that is not always the best way to shop.  Firm is suitable for back pain sufferers, but today’s technology allows for a Plush to support and cradle your back in such a way that your sleep posture is kept straight as standing.

What Should Be My Number One Concern?  Comfort or Sleep Posture?

The answer is both.  Posture will stop your pain, but posture won’t help you stay asleep longer.  Comfort will help you sleep longer, but waking up in pain will ruin your day and health.

Find the right mix.  For us at Live Well our top sellers are the Instant Comfort Number Bed, the reason there is that the sleep posture is achieved by their spring choice and the comfort is achieved by their three different foam combinations.  For our other manufacturers we have mixes of foam that allow for studier support and yet have enough give in them to allow you to feel cradled.

How Does Live Well Help Our Customers Find the Right Mattress?

When we are helping our customers, we concentrate first on posture.  Finding your correct sleep posture is our easiest goal.  From there, our job is to help you find the right comfort (softness) that will allow you to find and keep your sleep longer.

The real challenge for us is to find the right comfort level that keeps you in the correct posture.  The majority of customers tend to seek an overly soft mattress, something akin to a cloud.  Why not? Most advertising pushes the whole cloud-like feeling so naturally, our customers will seek that level of soft.  The truth behind that is cloud-like translates typically into “way too soft.”  Try talking someone from a super soft cradle experience to a support-oriented plush mattress someday…it’s not easy.  The key to meeting our customers in the middle is we make sure that we get our customers to lay down on the right mattress for ten to fifteen minutes.  When we can get someone to do this, they see the difference between good support and what having your back straight can do for you.

Getting the Right Mattress is Easier Than You Think

With the right help finding the right mattress to help you wake up back pain-free is easier than you think.  Feel free to ask questions, ignore hyped-up materials, and lay down on your choices for ten to fifteen minutes.  Your salesperson should be able to show you the right posture choice and find you the right comfort too.

Live Well prides itself on being fully trained on all our mattress choices, from materials to manufacturing methods we know our stock inside and out.  There are no sharks in the Live Well stores, our team is aware of our customer’s needs, and that is our top priority.  Let us help you next time you need help finding your sleep!

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Javier is the owner of Sleep Well, professionally trained sleep stores, specializing in specific mattresses for specific needs. He lives to give. He is an active member of his community and church. His hard work and efforts pay off for him when he can help others, and give to efforts for the betterment of others.
His spare time is spent with his beautiful wife, Gretchen. They are craft beer hobbyists who enjoy making their own beers, visiting small breweries, and making new friends. Their lives revolve around church, family, exercising, four great dogs, and keeping up with their home in Alamogordo NM.

3 Reasons Why Latex is a Better Material for Mattresses

3 Reasons Why Latex is a Better Material for Mattress Construction than Any Other Foam

Durability and Longevity

Latex is a naturally durable material with a long lifespan, making it an excellent choice for mattresses. Unlike memory foam and other synthetic foams, latex does not deteriorate or lose its shape over time. As a result, a latex mattress can provide consistent support and comfort for many years. In the words of one of our mattress manufacturers, latex is a rubber, not a foam.

Improved Breathability

rubber tree with bowl for sap.Latex has an open-cell structure that allows for greater airflow, making it more breathable than other foam materials. This increased breathability can help regulate body temperature, reduce sweating, and promote a more comfortable sleep experience. Heat retention is harder to achieve with a latex mattress due to the properties of latex vs. synthetic foams.

Natural Properties

Latex is a natural material made from rubber trees, making it hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites and other allergens. This makes it an excellent choice for people with allergies or sensitive skin. Additionally, latex is biodegradable and can be recycled, making it an environmentally friendly option for mattress construction. Synthetic foams are a worldwide issue regarding disposal and the inability to recycle many of those materials.

I hope you see why latex is a much better material for your next mattress. It’s more durable, lasts longer, does not retain heat, and is an excellent option for someone with allergy issues.

As you shop for your next mattress, look for latex materials; you’ll find a great quality mattress that will help you sleep better and longer.

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Why are Soy Candles Better than Paraffin Candles?


milkhouse candles on a table display. They are a healthier alternative to paraffin candles, made from petroleum by-products, and can release harmful chemicals when burned.
One of the most significant benefits of soy candles is that they are made from soy wax, a natural and renewable resource. Soybeans are grown in many parts of the world and are a sustainable crop, unlike the non-renewable resources used to make paraffin candles.
Another advantage of soy candles is that they burn cleaner. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, so it burns at a cooler temperature. This means soy candles release less soot and pollutants into the air when burned. This is particularly beneficial for people with allergies or respiratory issues.
Soy candles also tend to last longer than paraffin candles. Because they burn at a lower temperature, they do not evaporate as quickly as paraffin candles. This means they have a longer burn time and can last up to 50% longer than paraffin candles.
Lastly, soy candles are also biodegradable, unlike paraffin wax. In addition, soy wax is easy to clean with just warm soapy water, making it a more eco-friendly option.
In conclusion, soy candles are a better choice for many reasons. They are made from a natural and renewable resource, burn cleaner, last longer, and are biodegradable. So next time you reach for a candle, consider choosing a soy candle instead. Your health and the environment will thank you.

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