Sleep Tips

Choosing the right mattress is only one facet of what provides you with the best night’s sleep. Here at Mattress Peddlers, we always try to get to know our customers and their individual needs, then offer the best education and tips to better their overall sleeping habits and health. We make it a point to offer numerous shopping tips to find the best mattress for you, as well as a solid crash course in the different styles and sizes you have be considering After you’ve visited us and selected the best mattress from our variety of brands, be sure to follow a few of our suggestions for your own sleeping habits – you’ll feel better and your mattress will thank you for it!

Breaking Unhealthy Habits

Having trouble sleeping is not necessarily your fault. However, there are numerous steps you can take to become more aware of how lifestyle affects your sleep. Indulging in caffeine is the most common cause for sleep issues — and not just coffee: soda, tea, and even chocolate all contain enough caffeine to keep a person awake. In general, not eating or drinking beverages other than water or herbal tea after dinner can work wonders in settling your body down at a more reasonable hour. It’s also imperative that you stick to a set “sleep schedule.” Find a time that is both logical and healthy for your body to begin to wind down, then make that conscious effort to get into bed and relax at that same time each night. By training your body to recognize that it’s “bedtime,” you may find that your sleep issues are less likely.

Watch Those Afternoon Naps

You may think that napping is a good way to make up for lost sleep, but if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, napping can make things worse. If you really need to lay down on your new mattress and snooze for a bit, try to limit it to 15 to 20 minutes in the early afternoon. Anything longer than that, or later in the day, could keep you up later on that night.

Say no to late-night television

A common habit that most people have, is switching on their bedroom television when they climb into bed. But, not only does the light from a television suppress melatonin, but many programs are stimulating rather than relaxing. If you require a little background noise to help lull you to sleep, try listening to music or an audio book as an alternative.

Choose the Right Mattress

If trouble sleeping persists, it may be time to consider switching up the mattress that you’ve been using. Turning your bedroom into a relaxing, safe atmosphere that welcomes healthy sleeping habits includes having a bed that cradles your body and offers the proper support for maximum rest. At Mattress Peddlers, we know that when it comes to mattresses, it’s never a “one-size-fits all” matter; each person has an individual body size and shape, and — factored with your own unique medical issues and stressors — modernizing your bed accordingly may be the solution.

Mattress Peddlers is a family-owned supplier of the best mattresses to guarantee your best night’s sleep. Providing a unique and personal touch and free shipping throughout Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Delaware, come in and let us know your unique mattress needs! Call 302-947-9669, or email us at to discuss pricing now!

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