Being the social media manager of Saatva Luxury Mattress, I see some pretty interesting posts about Saatva across Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, and of course, Twitter. The other day as I was checking BrandChirp(which highlights keywords that you’re searching for across social media), I noticed that Ted tweeted about our mattresses!
Ted’s tweet about our Saatva Luxury Mattress!
Being an online-only company, we love connecting with our fans and customers via social media and adding a personal touch. So, we decided to take a few pictures highlighting what a sick day in the life of Ted would be like if he had a Saatva Luxury Mattress:
Oh no! Ted wakes up and feels very sick. =(
Ted decides to watch some Netflix and play video games to help distract him from his awful sniffles!
Ted takes a nap after eating some soup & his buddy takes advantage!
After relaxing all day on his Saatva Luxury Mattress, Ted finally feels better!
We want to know what you do to feel better when you’re sick in bed! Comment and let us know!
Sleep benefits nearly every part of the body, including your heart, mind, your weight and lifespan. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
Many factors contribute to a good night’s rest. If you are getting less than seven or eight hours of sleep a night, there are several reasons you should shut down your television, computer and phone, turn off the lights, and get an extra hour of sleep tonight.
While getting enough Zzz’s won’t guarantee you’ll be in a great mood tomorrow, being exhausted is sure to make you more irritable. Not getting enough sleep can affect the regulation of emotions. One minute, you may be laughing uncontrollably, the next, you could be snapping at your boss. One way to ensure you get a healthy night’s rest is to make your bedroom environment more restful. Install a ceiling fan to create a gentle breeze and use an air purifier to ward off pollen, dust, and pet dander which can cause allergic reactions and disrupt sleep. Adding solar or cellular blackout shades to bedroom windows can reduce external light that may be affecting your sleep. Turn off any electronics, including TVs, phones and computers, which can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Watching your weight can be as simple as getting the recommended hours of sleep each night. Over time, a lack of sleep can drastically slow your metabolism, causing your weight to creep up. Men and women trying to lose weight often have more success in their weight loss endeavors when they get enough sleep. To get a relaxing night of uninterrupted sleep, it’s critical to have a comfortable place to rest your head. According to The Better Sleep Council, a mattress improves sleep or leave you feeling achy and tired in the morning. If you are constantly tossing and turning due to a low-quality or worn out mattress, you are sure to wake up feeling stiff and cranky. If your mattress has seen better days, it’s time for an update. A new, high-quality mattress will have you waking feel alert and refreshed.
Increases in stress hormones can have a significant impact on your health. Not only do elevated stress hormones raise the level of inflammation in the body, but they also put you at a higher risk for a slew of medical conditions, including diabetes and cancer. Normally inflammation would “turn off” once an infection or injury has been treated. According to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a lack of sleep can provoke an inflammatory response in the body, resulting in higher levels of inflammation, fatigue, and a general feeling of illness as the body tries to recuperate.
A good night’s sleep can strengthen your fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and protect the heart. There is believed to be a relationship between sleep quantity and calcium build up in the arteries that supply the heart with blood. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links too little sleep to a number of chronic diseases in adults over age 45, including heart disease, obesity, anxiety, and diabetes. If you are suffering from any conditions that could be hindering your sleep, such as insomnia, it’s critical to speak with your physician right away about achieving a better night’s rest.
In an earlier blog post, we discussed the top ten things keeping you awake at night. Chronic aches and pains were at the top of our list! According to a study, there are over 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain. This has resulted in a “cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).”
Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their life. While googling back problems, we found these interesting facts about back pain:
Back pain includes sore muscles and tendons, herniated discs, fractures, and other problems.
Problems from back pain are the most common physical complaints among American adults.
Most back troubles occur due to bad habits, generally developed over a long period of time.
Pregnancy commonly brings on back pain. Hormonal changes and weight gain put new kinds of stresses on a pregnant woman’s spine and legs.
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
Most back problems occur because of self-inflicted ailments such as poor posture, sitting incorrectly, and lifting, pushing or pulling things carelessly.
Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities.
Maintain proper posture.
Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your knees, and do not twist when lifting.
Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to to minimize any curve in the spine.
Another way to prevent back pain is to invest in a quality mattress! A mattress should give you overall uniform support. That means there shouldn’t be air between your body and the mattress when you lie down.
It’s also recommended that your mattress has a Chiropractic Seal of Approval(COCSA) like our Saatva Luxury Mattresses. In order for a mattress to have this seal of approval, it must adhere to a number of strict standards for back and spinal health. At Saatva, we have included a “spinal zone”, adding extra support just where you need it most and thereby qualifying for the COCSA seal.
Our Saatva mattresses contain the patented ‘Spinal Zone’ sleep technology that has been clinically proven to reduce back pain and stiffness through an active wire support in the center third of the mattress.
The ‘zone’ provides correct spinal alignment resulting in increased sleep quality, as shown in two clinical studies. Working in conjunction with Saatva’s pocketed coil system, the Spinal Zone can react to any body type to provide a wide range of support, improve weight distribution, and lessen pressure points.
A West Virginia University Exercise Physiology Department study found that a Spinal Zone mattress offers the following:
The study also found that the Spinal Zone mattress significantly reduces the time necessary to relieve stiffness after waking within two weeks of use. Improvement in back stiffness is maintained after one year of sleeping on the Spinal Zone.
If you have any specific questions regarding back problems, reach out to our chiropractor via email at email@example.com.
About Dr. Jeffrey Hurewitz:
Dr. Jeffrey Hurewitz is an expert in spinal health and wellness. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin and his doctorate degree from Palmer Chiropractic college in San Jose, CA. He holds a board certification in electro-diagnostics and practices in a multi-disciplinary office in NJ.
Dr. Hurewitz treats all conditions related to spinal health and hygiene. He believes the proper mattress is critical for not only relieving back pain, but an essential part to anyone’s wellness, in the prevention of spinal stress, while sleeping. Dr. Hurewitz will be available to field any questions regarding your new mattress and how it can change the way you sleep forever.
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We are trying to change the entire customer experience when it comes to buying mattresses! Whether it be just answering a few simple mattress related questions or going into detail about the specific components of our mattresses, we are eager to help. We truly believe in our product and want to make sure that our customers are informed entirely before purchasing.
This week we are pleased to feature M.R. from Columbus, IN! Unfortunately, his wife suffers from back pain but we are glad that her pain has dramatically reduced since sleeping on our mattress! We are also proud that despite M.R.’s initial hesitations about shopping online, he decided to give us a call and research about our mattresses. We valued all his insightful questions and working with him was a great experience!
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Here are the major pros that M.R. highlighted that he liked about our Saatva mattresses:
Luxury product at a reasonable price($899 for a queen!)
American Made(we have 9 American factories & 28 fulfillment centers)
Organic Materials(we have the finest eco-friendly materials for a healthier mattress)
No Hassle Shopping(you can compare and contrast at your own time online)
30 Day Sleep Trial(you can return it without having to pay ridiculous penalty fees)
Customer Service(we pride ourselves in having one of the best customer service experiences in the mattress industry!)
Whether you are dealing with serious back pain problems or not, we want to be your mattress source for life! We have experts waiting to help you via online chat, on the phone or through email.
We love helping people finally get the sleep they have only been dreaming of and providing a great overall customer experience. We are in this business to help you and we are just a call or click away!
You’re in the market for a new mattress but you don’t know whether you should purchase one in a brick and mortar store or purchase it online.
We’re going to give you a realistic overview of shopping in the store vs. shopping online with us and then let us know which one you would prefer!
In-Store Mattress Shopping Experience
Everyday numerous people fall victim to brick and mortar mattress companies advertising that their mattresses are up to “50% off only today!” Upon arriving at the store, you’ve already set yourself up for falling prey to the mattress industry’s sales trap.
You tell them your budget for a new mattress and the key features that you are looking for but they push you to try out the very “latest” model. Before you know it, you’re looking at mattresses that push over $1,000 of your original budget. But the salesperson tells you that it will be the best investment you’ve made in years! Of course he says that though…he gets commission off anything he sells you so naturally he wants to sell you a big ticket item.
You want to check out different mattresses and brands to do some comparison shopping but they convince you that their product is exclusive to their store only. In reality, the only difference between the mattresses from their store and others from the same brand is the label or covering.
Before you walk out the door you inquire about their return policy but they briskly try to walk you out the door. With each step, they assure you that you will be completely satisfied with their mattress and to not worry about anything! Within a week’s time you realize you’ve made a huge mistake! The mattress feels nothing like the one at the store and you call them asking them to come pick it up.
Too bad the return process isn’t as simple and easy as they originally told you in the store. Their belief is that you came to the store, you tested it out and it’s completely your fault if you don’t like what you purchased. You only tried it out for 2 minutes but that’s enough for them to charge you excessive fees to return it.
Online Mattress Shopping Experience with Saatva
One of the main hesitations people have when contacting us about our online mattresses is not being able to try it out before purchasing. But our motto is that we don’t believe that trying out a bed for a few minutes in a store will determine how well you will sleep on it. In fact, according to an owner satisfaction chart by sleeplikethedead.com, there is minimal difference in satisfaction when purchasing a mattress in store vs. online.
The higher owner satisfaction for latex mattresses bought untried online is likely due to the fact that the higher-rated latex mattresses tend to be sold primarily online, while lower-rated ones are often sold in showrooms.
Plus, we offer one of the friendliest return policies in the mattress industry! If you aren’t completely satisfied with our mattress after 30 days, just contact us and we will come and pick it up. We will refund all of your money excluding the original delivery charge. There are absolutely no restocking fees, pick up charges or any other penalty charges that most brick and mortar mattress companies charge.
Unlike most mattress companies, we truly care about your overall customer experience. We are available through email, phone call, online chat and even cater to our social customers on our Facebook and Twitter. We are constantly monitoring message boards and make sure to answer any inquiries as fast and adequately as we can!
Since we aren’t paid off of commission, you don’t have to worry about us pressuring you to purchase our products. We are here to inform you about any mattress inquiries whether they are about our Saatva mattresses or any other mattress. We know all there is to know about mattresses so no question is too hard for us to tackle!
Another bonus of shopping online with us(and a major one might we add) is that you save money! Since we eliminate all the costs and waste associated with the traditional mattress market – commissions, rent, inventory inefficiency, utilities – we can bring our luxurious mattresses to you for up to 70% off the price of comparable beds found in stores!
So, let’s wrap that up. When shopping in a mattress store you overpay for a lesser quality product, have to deal with outrageous sales antics, and have to pay ridiculous fees if you decide to return your mattress. On the other hand, if you shop with Saatva online, you get a much better quality mattress at a fraction of the cost, get to speak with friendly mattress experts and don’t have to pay excessive fees if you decide to return our mattress.
It’s a no brainer to us that the mattress industry needs to be changed and be a more pleasurable shopping experience for consumers. For us, e-commerce is the only way to go and we hope that the next time you need a new mattress that you come and shop online with us!
Lack of sleep interferes with daily activities(work, social events, etc.) and has accounted for $16 billion in medical costs each year! The four major sleeping disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults in the United States. According to WebMD, insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. If you have insomnia, you’ll most likely have one or more of the following symptoms:
Difficulty falling asleep
Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
Waking up too early in the morning
Feeling tired upon waking up
Sleepiness during the day
Problems with concentration or memory
If you’re not sure if you have insomnia or not, WebMD recommends talking to your health care provider. An evaluation may include a physical exam, a medical history, and a sleep history.
Sleep apnea is seen more frequently among men than women.
The second most common sleep disorder affecting approximately 20 million Americans is sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. For a brief period of time(normally a few seconds), carbon dioxide builds up in the blood and the affected person suddenly wakes up gasping for breath.
The major risk factors for sleep apnea include the following:
Being over 40 years old
Having a large neck size
Having large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw bone
Having a family history of sleep apnea
Nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems
If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in poor performance in everyday activities and leave one at risk for a multitude of health problems.
Restless legs syndrome(RLS) is the third most common sleeping disorder and is increasingly becoming the main sleeping issue among older people.
RLS occurs in both men and women but the incidence is twice as high in women.
RLS is a disorder that causes unpleasant crawling, prickling or tingling sensations in the legs and feet and an urge to move them for relief. It affects nearly 12 million Americans and leads to constant leg movement during the day and insomnia at night.
Most people who have RLS also have periodic limb movement disorder(PLMD), which results in repetitive jerking movements of the limbs. Symptoms of RLS and PLMD can occur as early as infancy or any time during one’s life. Symptoms usually get worse with age and severe insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, and depression can become a major problem in one’s life.
Many cases of RLS go undiagnosed because:
Many people do not seek a doctor’s help when they have symptoms.
Most people visit a doctor during the day, when the symptoms are not present or are mild.
Some doctors do not recognize the disorder and might associate it instead with insomnia, stress, muscle cramps, or arthritis.
People with narcolepsy may unwillingly fall asleep while at work or at school, when having a conversation, playing a game, eating a meal, etc.
The fourth most common sleep disorder affecting 250,000 Americans is narcolepsy.
People with this sleep condition have frequent “sleep attacks” at various times during the day.
These “attacks” can last anywhere from a few seconds to more than 30 minutes.
People who have narcolepsy may also experience these symptoms:
Cataplexy(loss of muscle control during emotional situations)
Temporary paralysis when awaken
Disrupted nighttime sleep
Symptoms of narcolepsy generally occur during adolescence but it usually takes years to get the right diagnosis.
For more detailed information on sleeping disorders, check out helpguide.org. Sleep healthy and make sure to take the appropriate actions for any sleeping problems you may have!
Here at Saatva, we know that more people are diagnosed with sleep disorders everyday and we seek to help them get the proper rest they desire.
According to NIH, at least 40 million Americans suffer each year from chronic, long-term sleep disorders and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. The NIH reported that the most common sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.
If you have a particular sleep disorder or issue, we want to know about it! Our passion is helping people get better sleep with a quality product that is designed for optimal sleep. When we ask, “How did you sleep?” We won’t accept any answer other than “AMAZING!” We’re committed to delivering the most comfortable, durable, and affordable luxury mattress on the market.
We’re delighted that we helped yet another person with a sleeping disorder get the best sleep possible! Ron from Swansboro, NC, like millions of other Americans, suffers from a sleeping problem and needed a new mattress to help him sleep better. He found us online and we helped him find out which comfort level would be right for him based off his sleeping issues.
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We know that not everyone sleeps the same way and that’s why we offer three top comfort levels to choose from. We know that the comfort level that works for Ron isn’t necessarily going to the right choice for our next customer.
Our three different comfort levels are Plush Soft, Luxury Firm and Firm:
The plush soft comfort level is best for sleepers who prefer to feel their mattress hug them in a supportive embrace. The core is just the right firmness to ensure you don’t sink in too much and it conforms to your unique body.
Choose Plush Soft:
If you prefer to sleep on your side and sometimes your back
If you like to feel enveloped in your bed and linens
Have trouble with your arms falling asleep before you do
If you prefer a soft mattress
Our flagship model is our luxury firm mattress, which is the standard comfort level used in the finest hotels. It offers the perfect balance of “cushion firm and contouring support” and is rated the “#1 comfort choice” in the ultra premium mattress classification.
Choose Luxury Firm:
If you prefer to sleep on your side, back or stomach.
It’s the perfect mattress for couples with different sleep needs.
If you are looking for the Goldilocks bed. Not too firm. Not too soft.
If you switch sleeping positions often in the night.
If you are looking for the luxury hotel experience at home.
Our firm mattress is for sleepers who prefer their mattress firm but not “table-top” hard. When you lay down you will feel an initial plushness quickly followed by the firm support you desire.
If you prefer to sleep on your back or stomach
Prefer a mattress that you float on top of instead of sink into
If your health professional recommends a firm mattress
If you prefer a firmer mattress
No matter if you have a sleeping problem or not, we can help you figure out which comfort level is the perfect match for you! Don’t go another night without getting quality sleep on one of our luxury mattresses. For more independent reviews on our Saatva mattresses, check out goodbed.com, whatsthebest-mattress.com, or sift through more than 1,000 of our Google reviews!
Although many of us know that sleep is vital and important for our health, 41 million American workers still aren’t getting adequate and necessary shuteye.
It’s unfortunate that so many people aren’t sleeping enough because sleep deprivation can have an extreme toll on one’s health and can put one at risk for:
High Blood Pressure
In addition to those negative health effects, lack of sleep has also been tied to an increase in accidents around the world. Disasters such as the 1979 nuclear accident at the Three Mile Island, 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and Exxon Valduez oil spill were caused in part due to lack of sleep.
If you keep putting off sleep, we advise you to stop! Not only does lack of sleep negatively affect your health it also impairs your attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving abilities. Why would you want to subject yourself to such negative effects when you could function better with some quality sleep? Here are some of the major benefits of sleep:
1. Better Memory: According to News in Health, sleeping after learning something new can actually improve our memory. When we first learn something new, the information is in a “very raw and fragile form.” During the deeper stages of sleep, our memories become more cemented in our brain.
When in REM(the sleep stage when we dream), related memories are linked together and emotional memories are processed. So, if you need to remember some important information for work or school, we advise you to sleep on it!
2. Better Quality of Life: In a sleep study, people who slept six to nine hours each night reported having a higher quality of life and ranked lower for depression. In comparison, people who slept less than 6 hours or slept more than 9 hours each night reported having a lower quality of life and had higher scores for depression severity. And according to a 2010 sleep study of women, “more deaths occurred in women who got less than five hours or more than six and a half hours of sleep per night.”
3. More Creativity: When we go to sleep and dream, our brain is still very active and connecting ideas and thoughts throughout the night. Even after you’ve gone to sleep after trying to solve a problem or two all day, your brain actively keeps trying to solve problems while you sleep. As a matter of fact, people are actually “33 percent more likely to infer connections among distantly related ideas” after sleeping.
4. Improved Attention Span: Your concentration improves when you have the right dosage of body chemicals such as dopamine(a pleasure chemical) and adrenaline. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body doesn’t get the right levels of these chemicals. This negatively affects your concentration level and attention span throughout the day. Just one night of bad quality sleep can result in ADHD symptoms such as “forgetfulness and difficulty maintaining concentration.” Our advice: try to get the right amount of sleep without having to rely on an alarm to wake you up.
5. Lower Stress Level: When we don’t get enough quality sleep, our body goes into a “state of stress.” Both our blood pressure and the production of our stress hormones increase when we are deprived of sleep. Also, when we are tired we are more likely to become agitated and impatient which in turn can increase stress levels.
Stress can also affect your overall quality of sleep. For example, if you are stressed out you are more likely to have trouble falling or staying asleep. The best way to alleviate your stress is to try to get more sleep at night and create a healthy sleep hygiene.
You can out more about the health benefits of sleep by checking out this sleep article on Huffington Post.
Should you and your significant other consider sleeping apart?
Moving into the guest bedroom or sleeping on the couch is not always the result of an argument between couples. Some couples feel they sleep better in different beds. According to research by Toronto’s Ryerson University, 30 to 40 percent of couples sleep in separate beds. Sleeping in separate bedrooms does not mean you don’t care for your significant other or don’t want to be around him; it’s simply a matter of consideration for the other person’s needs.
There are several reasons why couples sleep apart:
Snoring. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 30 to 50 people of people snore—some significantly. There are many reasons people snore. If you are lying next to the one who is snoring you most likely don’t care why they snore, you’d just like it to stop waking you while you sleep.
Medical issue. Many Americans are affected by medical issues that do not allow them to sleep soundly through the night, such as frequent middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom, acid reflux, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and even chronic pain. It can be difficult to say to a loved one that his condition is causing your lack of sleep.
Different rhythms. It could be one of you is an early riser and the other is a night owl. Those movements in and out of the bed, or even in and out of the same room, can prevent you from achieving the several stages of sleep necessary to achieve rest. If your sleep cycle is constantly interrupted, then you should consider separate bedrooms.
The Importance of Sleep
There are many scientific studies being performed to understand why we need sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recognizes four stages of sleep along with the REM cycle. In each stage you become progressively more relaxed and dive deeper and deeper into sleep.
Stage 1: Light sleep, between being awake and falling asleep.
Stage 2: Onset of sleep; become disengaged from surroundings.
Stage 3 and 4: Deepest and most restorative sleep. Blood pressure drops, breathing slows, muscles relax, tissue growth and repair occurs, energy is restored and hormones are released.
We all can attest that a good night’s sleep helps us feel refreshed and alert for our daily activities. Sleep affects how we look, feel, perform and relate to others. If it’s been some time since you’ve had a good night’s sleep, imagine how dramatically your life and your relationships will improve when you achieve rest.
Do It Right
Once you and your significant other have come to the conclusion that sleeping in separate bedrooms is the best decision for the both of you, you will need to properly prepare your new sleeping space. Do not relegate yourself to the spare bedroom with the mattress that’s barely good enough for the in-laws. Purchase a mattress that suits your needs. Create a relaxing and inviting environment with a duvet, some warm lighting and plenty of pillows that welcomes you to lie down and relax. This is your space now. Make it one that sets you up for a good night’s sleep.
Guest Post by Carol Clark (contributor to design blogs, aspiring entrepreneur, wellness guru)
We know all too well how negative the customer service in the mattress industry is portrayed. Unlike most mattress companies though, we strive to make every customer experience the best one possible! That’s why we are so excited when our customers reach out to us and let us know how well we are doing! After all, we wouldn’t be where we are today if not for our kind, loyal customers.
This week we are pleased to highlight a very special customer! Mark H. from Chicago contacted us in need of not a mattress but a foundation. At Saatva, we are pleased to help our customers no matter the situation! You don’t have to buy a mattress to talk to us. In fact, if you any mattress questions we are happy to help. We think that anyone who contacts us deserves our utmost attention! We’re so happy that we could help Mark out and “rekindle” his belief that there are still people out there that know how to do business.
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As we continue to grow, we will always look to our customers for areas to improve! We are committed to providing the best mattress experience and we thrive on exceeding expectations. We’re the type of mattress company that will surprise you with a personal call just to make sure that you’re getting the best sleep possible. From the words of our CEO Ron Rudzin, we “treat you like you are our best friend.”
Have any mattress questions? Leave us a comment here, call us at 1-877-672-2882, chat online with us, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you, cheers!