Happy Better Sleep Month!
Welcome to May, also known as “Better Sleep Month”! (But really, shouldn’t every month be a better sleep month?) If you’re like most Americans you either aren’t getting enough sleep or you aren’t getting quality sleep – both of which have a huge impact upon your life. In fact, 8 out of 10 people say they would feel better if they got more sleep. What does good quality sleep do for you?
We can tell you what the lack of it can do. Inadequate sleep can increase your blood pressure and cause your body to become more stressed. Poor sleep can also create brain fog, increase irritability, cause mood swings, and weaken the immune system. It creates a lack of productivity and decline in judgement in the work place. And serious sleep problems cause issues like restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and insomnia. Yikes.
There are A LOT of factors that can interrupt your sleep and cause you to sleep poorly. The most common one is, of course, stress. Stress can manifest in different ways such as family drama, trouble with friends, break-ups, financial worries, and anxiety in general (let’s face it, we can all find something to be anxious about at any given time). Physical factors can also disrupt your sleep – factors such as body aches & pain, a frequent need to urinate, or snoring from a partner. Then there are external factors – caffeine intake (especially close to bedtime), how light or dark the room is, room temperature, and noise. Looking at it this way, it seems like there’s a lot keeping us from sleep.
BUT there are plenty of ways to change things up and create an environment in which you can sleep well. The whole aim of “Better Sleep Month” is to encourage people to establish better sleep patterns after all! Here are some fabulous tips from the Better Sleep Council designed to help you get a good night’s rest.
- Make a sleep schedule and stick to it. We’re talking going to bed and waking up at the same time each & every day, including weekends. This helps your body find its natural rhythm and settle into a consistent sleep-wake cycle.
- Exercise regularly – just not in the two hours before bedtime. Exercise will wake you up which is what you want to avoid.
- Don’t eat large meals right before bed. Going to bed while your body is digesting a large meal can lead to problems like heartburn and indigestion.
- Do something relaxing before bed. Instead of stimulating activities that will wake you up, do some light reading or meditating, just whatever you find relaxes you.
- That said – turn off the television and other screens an hour before bed. “But I find TV relaxing!”…”How can I read without my Kindle?”…yes, well, the light your screens give off affects the production of melatonin in your body – and melatonin is one of the sleep-inducing chemicals your brain produces. So, unfortunately, electronic devices close to bedtime are a bad idea.
- Something else to avoid before bed? Alcohol and nicotine. A glass of wine before bed may help you relax, but it will actually disrupt your sleep because it reduces REM sleep (the most important kind). And nicotine is a stimulant.
- Re-evaluate your mattress every 7 years to make sure it’s still giving you the same level of comfort and firmness. If your mattress has become saggy, lumpy, or uncomfortable in any way, it clearly will not make for a good night’s sleep. If you find it lacking, go get a new one that provides ultimate comfort.
- Replace your pillow once a year. Pillows are important – they provide neck support. Make sure yours is doing it’s job.
- Create the optimal sleep environment. Make sure your room is dark as it can be (black out blinds help here), make sure you have enough room in the bed if you share with a partner (or pet!), and make sure the temperature is right.
- Remember it’s the quality of your sleep, not necessarily how much you get that determines how rested you are. Many experts believe between 7 1/2 & 8 1/2 hours of sleep are needed each night, but studies have shown that people who sleep between 6 & 7 hours a night might actually live longer. And 6 hours of quality sleep will always be better than 8 hours of poor sleep!
A good night’s rest is vitally important to good health, so we hope these tips help you reach your perfect night’s sleep! Believe us, you’ll notice a difference. Not only will your physical & mental health improve, but some people even think better sleep helps spark their creativity and improves their memory. Pretty powerful!
And if it’s a mattress that’s the cause of your sleep issues, we are more than happy to help you out. Our mattress center, Everything Sleep, in Succasunna has your mattress needs covered. We offer great mattresses at amazing prices + our sleep experts will help you find the mattress that’s right size and comfort level for you. Together we’ll find the perfect fit. Happy sleeping!
Featured Brand: Magnussen Home
We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you’re enjoying learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Magnussen Home. So sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Magnussen Home is all about.
Integrity. Ingenuity. Style. Dedication. Magnussen Home goes “BEYOND THE EXPECTED.” Magnussen is committed to blending the fine quality that is valued in life into the fine furniture they offer to their customers. Magnussen Furniture creates furniture designs of exceptional style, value and beauty.
Magnussen designs furniture for the most important rooms in your home. Your living room, dining room, master bedroom, guest room, den, study, media room and library. Wonderful places for occasional tables, decorative accents, entertainment walls, dining room and bedroom suites. Magnussen Home Furnishings understands that finishing touches like intricately carved woodwork or ironwork do more than complete the look of a piece of furniture; they set the tone of your home. From classic/traditional, contemporary/modern to transitional, causal contemporary, country and rustic, Magnussen offers every design style to fit every customers needs. Magnussen Furniture takes craftsmanship and style beyond expected with compelling designs for every room in your home.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
There is nothing better then Christmas in July! It’s time for our annual “Giftaway”! That means if you spend $599 or more, you get a free gift card from America’s favorite retailers (Best Buy, Lowes, Toys R US, Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and more!) and you also have no interest until 2018! We have the perfect mattresses to give your back the rest it deserves and the perfect couches and sectionals to brighten any room! The more you spend, the higher your gift card amount will be. Now is the best time to give yourself or someone else a special gift of relaxation and comfort!
Featured Brand: Vaughan-Bassett
At Suburban Furniture, we carry several different brands of furniture and we know it can be hard to make a decision about which brand is right for you. We thought we’d help you out by giving you a little more information about each brand. Now you’ll be able to have brand information in one place rather than searching for several different websites! Today we’d like to feature Vaughan-Bassett.
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture is a specialist in affordable, well-crafted furniture for the bedroom, and the largest producer of wood bedroom furniture in the U.S. While furniture plants across the country have permanently shuttered their doors due to overseas competition in recent years, Vaughan-Bassett chose to ensure that, at nearly 100 years old, the company would remain the largest employer in its hometown of Galax, Virginia by outfitting its plants with state-of-the-art equipment and updating all of its procedures.
Nearly 700 talented and hard-working craftspeople head to work at Vaughan-Bassett each day, proud in the knowledge that they are creating quality furnishings their fellow consumers can trust to live and sleep with every day. Thanks to the growing number of people who recognize how important domestic manufacturing is to the health of America’s economy and insist on buying American-made goods, the company has recently opened a second plant to satisfy the increased demand for its products. Vaughan-Bassett expects to create another 115 jobs over the next three years.
Every piece of furniture in Vaughan-Bassett’s Appalachian Hardwood Collection is made from either solid oak or solid cherry. Along with natural beauty, furniture crafted from solid wood offers durability and longevity, an important factor to consider when shopping for your bedroom. But don’t worry about the forests! As a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, Vaughan-Bassett is committed to manufacturing furniture in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. All lumber is harvested within a day’s drive of its factories in Virginia—reducing the carbon footprint associated with the transport of raw materials. Through its “One for One” program, Vaughan-Bassett has contributed hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings to the Virginia Department of Forestry. The planting of these maple, oaks, ash, pine, poplar and applewood trees allow the replacement of every tree used in the production of its bedroom suites. Carl E. Garrison III, a Virginia state forester, calls “planting one new tree in Virginia for every tree you harvest each year, sustainability at its best.”
Domestic production translates to fast delivery to the retailers who feature Vaughan-Bassett’s products online and on their floors, and subsequently, to your home. Even on special orders. That’s especially important, because every piece of furniture Vaughan-Bassett makes is available in multiple finishes—affording you the ultimate freedom of choice in design and color when furnishing your home.
So come by Suburban Furniture today to check out our selection of Vaughan-Bassett furniture and find your perfect fit!
Featured Brand – Southern Motion
We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you’re enjoying learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Southern Motion. So sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Southern Motion is all about.
Southern Motion™ was founded in 1996 in Pontotoc, Mississippi, by Guy Lipscomb and Larry Todd. Guy’s leadership in the sales, marketing and financial arenas combined with Larry’s expertise in manufacturing and operations made up a winning combination that has endured for 14 years.
The idea was simple: manufacture only reclining furniture and make it better than anyone ever had. All they needed was a name. One day while Guy and his wife, Sandy, were shopping, they happened across a painting entitled “Southern Motion” by a Birmingham, Alabama, artist. The painting served not only as the inspiration for the company’s name, it also embodies the spirit of the product to be manufactured—relaxed and comfortable furniture.
Since 1996 when the first sofa was produced, audited results tell the story as the company closed in on being one of the top 5 manufacturers of reclining furniture. In 2001, the merchandising, marketing and sales skills of Davy Crockett and G Lipscomb were added to the executive team, and Pat and Wayne Patterson shouldered the financial responsibilities. In 2008, Guy moved up to Chairman and Southern Motion™ brought in Roger Bland as president, a veteran of the reclining furniture industry with 29 years experience. That same year, Danny McClellan was brought in to head up operations.
Work From Home in Style
Are you part of the ever growing collection of people who work from home? Do you have a home office so you can bring home work even after a long day? No matter why you have or need a home office, Suburban Furniture is here to help you create the perfect work space for yourself!
Suburban Furniture features a great selection of home office furniture to fit your situation. Whether you are looking for a deluxe executive home office setting or simply something simple for small tasks we have you covered. We have table desks, executive desks, L-shaped desks, computer workstations, office chairs, file cabinets, lateral files, bookcases, and everything else you need for your home office. Browse our selection and you’ll see why Suburban Furniture is the best place to shop for office furniture in the Succasunna, Morristown, Parsippany, Morris County, Flanders, New Jersey, Roxbury Township, and Northern New Jersey area.
Is Your Youth Looking for a New Style?
Kids grow up so fast, don’t they? It’s amazing how quickly they go from cribs to their first real bed and then you have all the stages in between then and adulthood. Has your child recently gone through a transition where they’ve grown up some and need a new bedroom style? Have a look at some of the styles we have on hand below!
Featured Brand: Jofran Inc.
We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you’re enjoying learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Jofran Inc. So sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Jofran Inc. is all about.
Based out of Norfolk, MA, Jofran Inc. is a manufacturer of home furnishings that offers high quality design and style focused furniture. With warehouses in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, LA and Boston, this company truly markets to the everyday consumer, transcending many cultures and lifestyles. The furniture Jofran Inc. creates is truly furniture from around the world.
Jofran Inc. offers a full line of Dining Room, Living Room, Entertainment and Bedroom Furniture. Each piece of furniture is carefully constructed from Solid Wood and Wood Veneers. Asian Hardwood is the main choice for this one of a kind company, but they also offer pieces in Cherry and Oak Veneers. The wood is then finished in one of the many finishes Jofran Inc. provides. This furniture manufacturer offers an extensive variety of finishes including Cherry, Oak, Painted Wood Finishes and Antiqued Finishes. Products are warranted for a full year against manufacturer defects which allows the consumer to rest assured they will be using their furniture for years to come.
The impressive array of home furnishings that Jofran Inc. offers is complimented by the quality and design each piece will bring to your home. You can choose from a unique selection of styles and finishes while maintaining the design in your home. Traditional, contemporary, transitional, cottage, or casual…..whatever your style is, you will find it with Jofran Inc.