The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week March 10 -16th, and Walker Furniture’s team of Certified Sleep Experts is awake and ready to help you choose the mattress and bedding that gives you the sleep you’ve always dreamed about! Here’s the science behind Walker’s approach.
We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, that optimal sleep positively affects our health, well-being, and safety. And we’ve all been on the other end of that continuum: bleary-eyed, foggy-headed, desperately making it through the day on fumes of a get-up-and-go that’s long gone! We power nap. We nod off in a meeting or a movie. We swear we’ll go to bed early tonight, tomorrow, this weekend. But we never seem to catch enough ZZZs to feel genuinely rested.
The “Begin With Sleep “Campaign
This year the National Sleep Foundations is providing some impressive tools to help you make good sleep happen: a Bedtime Calculator that helps you plan your sleep according to the recommendations of a panel of experts in the field who reviewed the gamut of scientific literature relating sleep duration to health, performance, and safety. (1) It’s the first time a professional organization developed age-specific sleep durations, and it’s worth taking a look at!
What’s the big deal about sleep, anyway?
Making do with chronic sleep loss is, in real time, a losing game. Quality and length of sleep—or lack of it—effects productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system function, creativity, vitality, and even weight gain!
According to a study by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic back or neck pain. (2) Good sleep is also important because as you sleep your body actually repairs and restores itself. 3. In the simplest terms, a good sleep is the foundation of your health and well-being.
The good news is you don’t have to go it alone!
Walker Furniture Certified Sleep Experts know the facts. We also know sleep requirements vary from person to person. We also know there is a big difference between the amount of sleep we tell ourselves we can get by on and the amount of sleep we actually need to function optimally. We also know that what you sleep on is almost as important as how long you sleep.
Your journey back to the Land of Nod begins by taking Walker’s Mattress Quiz. Then, make an appointment, at your convenience, to meet with one of our Sleep Experts in the store. They’ll talk with you in greater depth about your real sleep needs, patterns, and preferences, and talk about your options.
They’ll ask about:
- What position you sleep in (tummy, back, or side?)
- What you like and dislike about the bed and mattress you currently sleep on
- Why you are interested in a new mattress
- Any chronic aches or pains that affect your sleep
- What kind of pillow you sleep with.
Once we know the basics, you’ll try a variety of the mattresses we have in the store. We’ve investigated, examined, and tested the best mattresses on the market. We’ll talk you though the pros and cons of gel, foam, and innerspring mattresses, of power adjustable bases or stationary bases, of foam or feather pillows, and a variety of mattress protectors. And we’ll give you plenty of time to try out your options—even take a nap if you need it!
Walker has the largest selection of mattresses in Nevada!
Walker carries all the latest models of all the top brands—including Serta®, Sealy®, Tempur-pedic®, and Stearns & Foster. We even have our own brand of Walker Sleep Mattress—all in one place. We make it simple for you to make an informed and easy choice about the brand, type, and price point that suits you best. And our same-day financing options allow you get a good night’s sleep in a blink of an eye.
So, take our Mattress Quiz. Talk to our Sleep Experts. Ask all the questions you want. Try out all the mattresses you need to find the one that’s best for you. After all. life is more that just being able to catch a few ZZZs. At Walker Furniture, we’re in the business of helping you make dreams come true.