Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Ideal Mattress

With more options than ever, buyers can select the best mattress to fit their sleeping style, body type, and lifestyle.

Mattresses come in four standard types: innerspring, foam, latex, and air-filled. Those who prefer a traditional bed should shop for an innerspring. These range in number from 12, which provides firm support ideal for heavier individuals, to 18 for those who prefer a bouncier feel. This type of mattress is good for stomach sleepers.

Memory foam mattresses are extra firm and adapt to the pressure of the sleeper's body. They range in thickness from two to six inches and tend to be an excellent choice for side sleepers.

Latex mattresses are a pricey option, but they're the most durable and are just slightly less firm than memory foam. Also, latex has antimicrobial properties, so it's a smart choice for those with allergies.

Air-filled mattresses have a core that allows the firmness to be controlled with a remote. This feature is ideal for couples who can't agree on the type of bed they prefer.

Regardless of what a mattress buyer selects, choosing the correct mattress can make all the difference in a good night's rest.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

When Is It Time to Replace Your Mattress?

We tend to take our beds for granted. Even though many of us don't give our mattresses a second thought, there will come a time when it's prudent to make a change. Here are a few guidelines to follow.

When You're Losing Sleep

If you're not getting a good night's sleep, your bed may be the culprit. When you wake up, you should feel renewed. If instead you notice aches, stiffness, soreness, or you're still tired even if you've slept enough hours, it may be time to purchase a replacement.

When It Shows Wear

Take a good, objective look. What do you see? Are there any dents, lumps, sags, or tears? This might be your answer to why you aren't sleeping well anymore.

Check Its Age

While the time frame varies from one type to the next, a lot of mattresses are designed to last five to ten years. Beyond that, issues may arise. It may lose its spring after bearing weight night after night, year after year. Anything older than seven years may need to be replaced.

You deserve to get the rest you need. A new mattress can help you feel more refreshed and revitalized.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The 5 Most Important Health Benefits of Sleep

Anyone striving to remain healthy cannot ignore the importance of sleep. While diet and exercise are major factors, the amount of rest one receives is also crucial. A family who spends enough time on their mattresses will derive benefits in the following five ways.

Reduce Inflammation

Spending at least six hours each night in bed helps reduce the inflammation connected with stroke, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

Increase Memory and Creativity

Being well-rested makes it easier to remember things. Many people also feel more creative after a good night's rest.

Improve Athletic Performance

Athletes understand the importance of adequate sleep, especially the night before an important event. People often experience greater stamina and speed when they get enough rest.

Better Cognitive Skills

Attention deficits and learning issues often occur with kids who don't get enough sleep. People of every age will usually have an easier time learning and paying attention after sufficient slumber.

Healthy Metabolism

A lack of shuteye can make the entire body sluggish, including metabolism. This may make it difficult to maintain and lose weight.

Pay attention to every aspect of rest, including mattresses, to ensure that everyone feels as healthy as possible.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

How Your Mattress's Materials Can Make or Break Your Sleep Cycle

With options ranging from memory foam to innerspring to latex, finding the most comfortable mattress can be overwhelming. Buis Mattress offers a wide selection of mattresses to please each individual's preferences. Armed with knowledge about the different materials that make each mattress unique, the purchasing decision will become much easier when looking for a new bed at a mattress store.

Memory Foam

Many are familiar with this material but unsure what makes it different from more traditional innerspring or foam options. It's a good choice for pressure point relief, however, memory foam does not provide support and is not recommended for stomach sleepers. Two common types of memory foam are the traditional memory foam and the newer gel foams. Gel foams are considered by many to be a cooler surface to sleep on. A common complaint with either type of gel foam is it is very difficult to reposition in the bed once the foam has compressed.


Innerspring mattresses have the advantage of offering different types of support by changing the design of the innerspring. Unlike other types of bedding material, you can change mattress firmness by changing the shape and length of the wire used in an innerspring. For a stomach sleeper, you can have a firmer top finish to reduce the amount of deflection in the hip area to maintain a flatter back position. For a person who suffers pressure point issues, a more progressive innerspring allows the shoulders/hips to sink into the mattress, supporting the shallow parts of the body. Innersprings also allow more air circulation, which promotes a cooler drier sleep surface.


Latex options tend to be firmer, even though there are some softer models on the market. Unlike memory foam, lLatex has the distinction of offering great pressure point relief while still providing support. Latex is a breathable product, creating a cooler solution for those who prefer a solid foam mattress. Make sure the latex bed you are looking at is manufactured using all latex components, not cheaper a poly foam core with a layer of latex on the top. Latex also inhibits dust mites, mold, and mildew. Debating over the distinctive types can be daunting when it's time to get a new mattress, but knowing the different materials makes all the difference when it comes to choosing one that works for each individual's health and comfort.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sleep with Success

A quality mattress provides unparalleled comfort, but other lifestyle factors can also impact the depth and duration of sleep. It's important to first set a strong foundation by finding the right sleeping surface. Then, incorporate these three simple techniques to revel in restful, rejuvenating nights.

1. Step away from electronics

Circadian rhythms are natural cycles in the brain and body that regulate time. Major changes in natural light that occur at sunrise and sunset signal the body to unconsciously prepare to fall asleep or wake up. Staring at a computer screen, television, or cell phone right before hitting the mattress can trick the body’s sense of time and block the release of certain sleep-inducing chemicals like melatonin.

2. Watch your diet

Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine keep you physically and emotionally on edge. Each person’s body has a different sensitivity to these substances. As a general rule of thumb, don’t indulge after lunch.

3. Practice Mindful Breathing

According to doctors and yogis alike, placing a hand or book at the base of the ribs and breathing deeply with the diaphragm activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System, calms an anxious mind, and allows the body to enter a restful state.

When combined with a high-quality mattress, these techniques help bring consistently restful nights.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

5 Reasons You Need a Mattress Topper

Mattress toppers are a blend of cushioned pads and other materials designed to increase the comfort of existing mattresses. At Buis Mattress, we primarily use wool, latex, or high-density foam. They are sold separately, either as an accessory to a new mattress or an addition to an existing one.


A topper can dramatically increase the comfort of an existing mattress. As the foam absorbs and supports the body's contours, it eases pressure points that can cause pain and soreness.


Before discarding your existing mattress for a new one, consider upgrading it with a mattress topper. If your mattress a newer mattress and you wake up feeling sore or have numb joints, a mattress topper can help resolve circulatory and pressure point issues.


Toppers protect your current mattresses by shielding them from spills, stains, soiling, and tears, among other potential types of damage.

Types of Foam

Foam toppers are available in a variety of materials and temperatures. Traditional foam offers support and cushioning properties. Wool will provide a cooler sleep surface and will aid in maintaining a constant temperature. Latex will provide the best of both worlds providing a very cool sleep surface, great support, and unsurpassed cushioning.

Couple Comfort

With a foam topper, neither partner's sleep is disturbed by the other's movement. The foam creates individual movement and sleeping space for each person.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Winning Features of Bench Made Mattresses

Mattresses are typically made by machinery on an assembly line. This method often results in a cheap, substandard product. Instead of following the traditional route, choose a higher quality option that involves handcrafting the item.


The personalized process of making mattresses by hand ensures the utmost in quality. Specific standards and an eye on all details guarantee that every item meets this rigid quality control.

New Techniques

New techniques and materials come about with ongoing research and the implementation of new ideas. Companies that prioritize handcrafting mattresses are often on the cutting edge of this technology, using the best and the newest techniques for products.

Customer Service

Purchasing a mattress from a company that designed and built it usually means that this company will provide any and all customer service necessary both before and after the transaction. Experts will address questions and problems to resolve them.

When experts and professionals work to design and create quality mattresses, the final result promises to give a great night’s sleep.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Five Signs It's Time for a New Mattress

Arguably the most important piece of furniture in any dwelling, the average bed provides years of faithful service. According to most sleep experts, well-made mattresses can last between 8 and 10 years. But when a bed nears the end of that range, it may not provide the comfort and support that users need to get a restful night's sleep. Here are five unmistakable signs that it's time to trade in that old mattress.

1. User Discomfort

Once a bed begins to break down, its owner may experience morning aches, pains, and stiffness for the first time. This occurs because the springs inside the average mattress lose resiliency over time, causing the level of support to decline.

2. Sudden Sneezing

Beds are magnets for household allergens. It's no wonder people who sleep on old mattresses infested with allergens often wake up feeling sick. They might even wake themselves up at night with sudden bouts of coughing and sneezing.

3. Noticeable Sagging

When people sleep in the same spot, the bedsprings are subjected to continuous pressure on a nightly basis. In time, they will lose their ability to recoil and will gradually start to sink. Because the problem is expensive to fix, it's often best to simply buy a new bed.

4. Lumpy Surface

Once again, a lumpy mattress is a sign that the springs inside are loose, broken, or simply worn out. Most users cannot sleep on a bed that is lumpy due to the discomfort.

5. Persistent Fatigue

Worn-out mattresses seldom provide the level of support people need to get deep, restful sleep. As a result, their owners often wake up feeling tired and run-down.

When any of these warning signs appear, it's time to consider getting a new mattress.