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!

Need more help finding the right mattress? Here’s several blogs to help you shop smarter:

Does a “Name Brand” Make Better Mattresses?

Foam vs Springs and the Importance of Sex

The Cheap Mattress

Mattress Foundations and Bed Height

Finding the Right Mattress for Your Sore Back

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.

Candles with a toxic overlay explaining that paraffin wax candles are dangerous.

Are Your Favorite Scented Candles Secretly Poisoning Your Home?

What if I told you that the candles you’re using could possibly be dangerous? What if the problem was so easy to fix that it wouldn’t even bother you to completely eliminate that danger from your life?

Those popular scented candles might not be as harmless as they seem. A recent medical journal article revealed that many candles, especially those made with paraffin wax, release toxic chemicals when burned. Think of headaches, respiratory problems, and even potential links to cancer. All that just because you found a scent you love.

Don’t panic just yet! The good news is, there’s a simple solution. It’s time to switch to candles made with natural waxes like soy or beeswax and opt for scents derived from essential oils. These candles offer a safer, cleaner burn, so you can enjoy those cozy vibes without worry.

We’ve done the research for you! Our research into candle manufacturers led us to our current vendor partners, who use only natural waxes in their candles. Milkhouse Candle Co, Milk Reclamation Barn, and any other small candle maker we partner with must use only natural waxes for us to even consider bringing them in.

Don’t let hidden toxins ruin your relaxation. By making a small change in your candle choices, you can create a healthier, happier home. Ready to find your new favorite candle? Check out our candle section for not only safe candles but scents you will absolutely love to have in your home.

Have you ever thought about the ingredients in your candles? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Want more helpful Candle Tips?  How about these other posts:

Special Scents for Different Seasons: Why Candles Change Smells Throughout the Year

Candle Secrets Unveiled: 10 Lesser-Known Facts for the Perfect Burn

Rediscover Your Freedom: How Lift Chairs Restore Independence Introduction

Feeling trapped in your favorite chair? As we age, everyday tasks like getting up or sitting down can become a frustrating battle. A lift chair isn’t just about comfort; it’s a tool for reclaiming your freedom.

Simple pleasures like watching TV or enjoying a book can feel out of reach when you worry about getting stuck in your chair.  It’s not just physical limitation. It’s the feeling of needing help, which can chip away at confidence ([Reference 1: Mayo Clinic – Healthy Aging]).

Imagine effortlessly rising to your feet, finding the perfect position, and knowing you can get up whenever you choose. Lift chairs offer gentle support and customizable comfort, restoring your ability to manage everyday tasks without sacrificing your dignity.

“I used to dread getting up. Now it’s no problem. My lift chair gave me back my living room!” –  Margaret H. 

Finding the right lift chair empowers both you and your loved ones  ([Reference 2: AARP Advice on Lift Chairs]).  At Live Well, we’re here to help you navigate features and find a chair that genuinely empowers independence.

Don’t let lost independence define your days. Download the FREE UltraComfort Lift Chair guide: UltraComfort Research Guide

 

References

  1. Mayo Clinic – Healthy Aging: https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/topics/aging
  2. AARP – Lift Recliner Chairs: [invalid URL removed]
  3. Live Well Mattress & Furnishing Centres – Customer Reviews (Golden Technologies – https://www.goldentech.com/)

Simple Steps for Self-Care

Take These Simple Steps to Build The Ultimate Self-Care Routine

Embarking on a journey of self-improvement demands commitment, resilience, and a holistic approach to wellness. It’s about more than sporadic changes; it involves integrating practices into daily life that bolster both physical and emotional health. This guide, courtesy of Live Well Furnishings, underscores the importance of self-care, mental health, and continuous personal development. Exploring eight core strategies, it aims to guide you toward looking and feeling your absolute best every day, paving the way for a life rich in joy and growth.

The Power of Gratitude

Integrating gratitude into your daily routine through a dedicated journal highlights life’s abundance over its deficiencies. This shift in focus enhances mood, outlook, and the ability to face daily challenges with a more positive spirit. Gratitude for the simple joys in life can profoundly transform your approach to each day, encouraging a more appreciative and fulfilled perspective.

Health Document Organization

Organizing medical files and documents in universally accepted formats like PDFs streamlines healthcare management, easing stress and enabling a sharper focus on wellness. This methodical arrangement guarantees readiness for any health-related scenarios, simplifying the journey toward optimal health. To get started with digitizing your record, use a free online tool that streamlines the process for you – here’s a solution to help you get things started.

Professional Skill Enhancement

Earning an online business degree is a strategic move to enhance your professional credentials, setting the stage for career advancement and broader opportunities. This educational pursuit opens doors to new possibilities, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed for success. For those aiming to elevate their career trajectory, here’s a solution that serves as a viable pathway to achieving your professional goals.

Kindness to Self

Treating oneself with kindness and understanding lays the groundwork for self-care. Acknowledging your needs and limitations with empathy, similar to how you would treat others, not only fosters emotional well-being but also sets a positive tone for daily interactions and personal growth. This self-compassion is a critical first step in a journey toward becoming your best self, creating a foundation for all other aspects of self-improvement.

Embracing New Experiences

Seeking out new experiences and challenges contributes significantly to personal and professional development. Stepping beyond your comfort zone not only enriches your life with unique experiences but also marks each day as a step forward in your self-improvement journey. This active pursuit of growth and learning fosters a dynamic and enriching life experience.

Mental Health Priority

Maintaining mental health is as vital as physical well-being. Managing stress, seeking support when necessary, and engaging in activities that promote mental wellness are crucial for achieving balance and resilience. Prioritizing mental health ensures you are well-equipped to navigate life’s ups and downs with strength and poise.

Experimentation with Appearance

Experimenting with one’s appearance through changes in hairstyle or clothing serves as a vibrant method of self-expression and confidence enhancement. These alterations foster a feeling of rejuvenation and personal contentment, mirroring the evolving aspects of one’s character and fashion sense. This process not only revitalizes one’s external presentation but also underscores the fluidity and adaptability inherent in personal style and identity.

Establishing Routines

Establishing structured morning and evening routines significantly boosts daily productivity and nurtures emotional wellness, laying a foundation for a positive day ahead and ensuring diligent healthcare practices. This systematic approach not only facilitates a smoother transition into restorative sleep but also elevates the overall quality of life, intertwining productivity with peace of mind in a seamless cycle of self-care and personal growth.

 

In weaving these eight strategies into your daily life, you chart a holistic path toward looking and feeling your best. The journey to self-improvement is continuous and deeply personal, requiring a commitment to self-compassion, gratitude, professional development, and health management. Let each day be a stride toward your best self, embracing both challenges and joys with enthusiasm and resilience. By adopting these practices, you arm yourself with the tools needed for a fulfilling life, ensuring a radiant future filled with personal achievements and happiness.

 

Healthy Fam was created by Christian Gibbs, a fitness trainer and dad. After working in the corporate world for several years, Christian decided to follow his fitness passion while also focusing more on his own family’s health and wellness. Christian’s mission with Healthy Fam is to help other families learn about wellness and make simple changes to improve their health and happiness. Please join Christain at https://healthy-fam.com/.