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How to Choose the Proper Mattress For You

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Everyone rolls around at night when laying on a mattress you are putting pressure on your body. When you lay in the same position for a while your body will roll you over to keep your blood circulating properly. So even though you think you’re just a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or back sleeper, while you may not be all three, you are definitely two of those. Due to the fact that there are no real facts when it comes to the topic of comfort because of how subjective it is, we are going to look at what could work the best for you, based on your sleeping position. We will also note which mattress type can work the best for you as well and why.

Side Sleepers – Side sleepers sleep on the smallest point of contact of any side of your body. It is important to not go with a mattress that is too firm to ensure there is not too much pressure on your shoulder and hip. If you have too much firmness it will cause your shoulder to feel stiff when you wake up, and also as the pressure builds on your shoulder and hip your body will roll over more often; this will cause you not achieve as deep of a sleep, and cause you to have that tired and groggy feeling when you wake up. The firmness we recommend is soft – medium firm. The type of mattress we recommend is a hybrid mattress or foam based mattress, the foam will really relieve the pressure, and if you decide to go with a hybrid, the coils can give you the extra support and durability you may need.

Stomach Sleepers – Stomach sleepers are at the greatest disadvantage, chances are your partner is going to hate the mattress you so need. The hips are the heaviest part of the body if you sleep on your side or back mainly there is the natural contour of your butt and loin area. If you sleep on your stomach this is a flat area (or supposed to be). basically, this area needs extra support to keep your hips propped up. If you don’t give this area the extra support it needs it will sink into the mattress and bow your lower back. This will actually cause your spine to kink. Of course, as we said, in the beginning, most people sleep on more than one side of their body. Don’t be scared to get something with either a firm pillow-top or a well-padded tight top. The firmness we recommend is medium firm- firm to give the extra support. The type of mattress we recommend is a continuous coil mattress, pillow top mattress, tight top mattress, or a hybrid mattress. We recommend staying away from the foam based mattresses.

Back Sleepers – Back sleepers have it the best. We could really end it there. If you sleep on your back experts say you leave your body in a perfect un-contorted and neutral position. This position granted you have a good mattress, will have the mattress doing all the work, optimally supporting the lower back and keeping the neck unstrained. you can really get away with many different firmnesses, but sleeping on your back works best when you have something that will let your butt sink in a little more but also give you lower back the support it needs, and support for the lower back is crucial. This is why if you do sleep on your back we would have you steer clear from cheaper continuous coil mattresses which the other types of sleepers can get away with. The #1 mattress recommendation we have is a Hybrid mattress with a pocket coil base, our second recommendation would be a foam based mattress. You once again can have the mattress come in any firmness, just make sure there is a good sub-support which you can feel working to support your lower back; on a side note, make sure that there is enough give to let your butt sink in.

A BIG THING TO NOTE: Due to the fact that when we say “back sleeper, stomach sleeper, side sleeper” we do mean that this is the position you find you most often choose to fall asleep in. As your body rolls around it typically is just doing so to allow the blood to flow back to the prefered side so you can roll back. Having said this that means 99% of people are truly a 2 sided sleeper, with 99% of that 99% rolling onto their side, keep this in mind that when you buy a bed, you are more than likely to be a “side & back” or “side & stomach” and to account for the softness required. Once again and for example if you find yourself falling asleep on your stomach because that is most comfortable, choose with a leniency to stomach sleeping more because your body will be spending most of its dreaming life there. This is also why roughly 70% of mattresses sold in North America are medium firm to accommodate 2 sleep styles and ideal support.

The Balance of Comfort & Support

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The perfect balance between comfort and support is a very personal but an easy thing to achieve. Many mattress companies in the digital era claim they have “engineered” the “perfect” mattress for everyone. This is simply not the case nor could it be. Everyone is different physically, not only that but people find different things to be comfortable, and in the mattress industry, there is lots of grey area between what is recommended and what is actually preferred by the individual. So what is actually recommended, today we will look at advice for each type of sleeper, and we will look at two guiding rules that Dozy sleep specialists employ when helping you find a mattress.

Our 1st guiding rule: Your body will roll you over around 40 times per night. This means that no one sleeps on just one side of their body and you need to accommodate for this.

Our 2nd guiding rule: We never recommend anything too soft, of course we sell medium firm mattresses, but we are a manufacturer, we can make; firm, soft, custom, medium, different sizes, different shapes, anything. A mattress which is too soft and lacks support all together should never be purchased unless a doctor recommends.

Advice we can give: on a foot note to not contradict ourselves, when we list these statements we are assuming that the majority of people like to fall asleep a certain way, only once you’re asleep do you toss and turn.

Side SleepersSide sleepers sleep with the most narrow point of contact touching the mattress. Considering this a side sleeper will need more pressure relief from their mattress and benefit most from a pillow top, or something with a softer surface. Try to look for a mattress with a nice layer of memory foam (gel-infused or not) and you should have the comfort and pressure relief; your shoulder and hip will appreciate this in the long-term.

Back SleepersBack sleepers are lucky, they can fall asleep anywhere, they can get away with a soft mattress like side sleepers. A quick thing when sleeping on your back or stomach is you do need a strong core, whether foam or coils; to support your hips throughout the night. your back is curved unlike the front of your body, which is why having a good mix between a soft top and a firm support material beneath will allow contour and support of the lower back. When thinking about what surfaces support your back in day to day life think about an office chair or the seat in any modern car; they all care a lot about lumbar support. and your mattress should too.

Stomach SleepersOur message to stomach sleepers, which you probably already know this, and if not you will hear it here first; the firmer the better. the front of your body is relatively flat, there is no back arch, maybe a gut if you frequent the sofa, and no buttocks. There is one little trick to this, Your body has irregular weight throughout; your hips and shoulders weigh more than your legs and abdominal area. So if you get a soft mattress what will happen is your hips will sink in to the mattress and cause the small of your back to kink. You need a mattress that will be able to keep your hips propped up and the same for your shoulders of course.

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Conventional Retailers

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Buying a mattress can be confusing, time consuming and costly especially if you choose the wrong one. The only plus we give to a conventional retail mattress outfit, is the fact they encourage people to try them before they buy. Let’s get into it and see four different reasons why conventional retailers just suck!

#1 – Dis-Honest Pricing

Have you ever seen a mattress sale claim up to 70% off maybe even 80%? Well believe me they are out there, and it really is a lie. Mattress tech doesn’t change, they don’t expire like milk or eggs, they don’t go out of style. Big retailers know its hard to get people excited, so they mark the beds up drastically high, and then drop the prices roughly, once every two weeks for a big sale. Unfortunately when you get there you will realize it is actually quite a challenge to buy the bed that’s on sale because no one will want to sell it (less commission).

#2 – Never Selling the Sale

Most sales people when you walk into a store, realize you are there because you saw some kind of promotion on T.V. or your radio, maybe even a sign. The last thing the sales people want to do is actually sell you the bed you came to look at. They will fight tooth and nail to up-sell you, sometimes they would rather loose the sale than actually write up a reasonably priced mattress. And usually the mattress that actually is on sale isn’t even that great of a price.

#3 – BS Baffles Brains

Mattress technology hasn’t changed in a long long time, and until we are floating in a chamber of goo, like something you see in Starwars, we probably won’t see anything change. Without fail big companies everywhere try their best to come out with new and improved or refined products, however most are just sad gimmicks. Take the “coil in coil” which came out in the early 2000’s. The big manufacturers decided to put a pocket coil inside another bigger pocket coil, they charged over the thousands for this type of mattress. If you can just imagine that for a moment you could probably come to your own realization of how pointless that really was. Our recommendation; stick to the basics and try not to pay attention to things you have never heard of before!

#4 – More Options Than Cars

There are a lot of options when it comes to mattress buying. What you will notice is they all start to feel the same. There actually is a big stand alone reason to this and is somewhat how The Dozy Team realized we could capitalize. When you walk into a retail store you see about 30 different mattress and numerous different brands. Each brand of mattress will only have a limited floor space, roughly 3-5 beds. All of these companies want their mattresses to sell of course, so on the sales floor you normally only find medium firm mattresses, the customer preferred favorite. Yes there are people who like their bed to be really soft and some people like it really firm, but the majority oddly enough find comfort somewhere in the middle. We noticed this and that is where we get our three bed set up from, because now we don’t need to use space to put the other 27 different models, and we sell mattresses that the majority of people really do love sleeping on.

4 Reasons to choose Dozy

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In a world where mattress review websites are owned by other mattress companies, and where the majority of mattress brands we see today all claim THEIR foam mattress is the best; We have made it easy to understand why we are your best choice.

Locally manufactured in Toronto

Dozy mattresses are manufactured locally in Toronto reducing long haul shipping costs and reducing our ecological foot print.

We Have an Option For Everyone

We understand that everyone has different needs, the two biggest needs when it comes to a mattress are physical and financial needs. Our line of mattresses will not only provide a mattress that fits your budget and saves you money, but also provide you with a comfort that is preferred by you and not the brand selling them.

We have a showroom in Toronto

Many modern mattress companies are forcing you to buy their mattress exclusively online, and if you don’t like it they throw it in a landfill. We have a showroom conveniently in the heart of downtown Toronto for anyone to come try our mattresses before purchase. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, you can still always purchase online.

We Don’t Compress our Mattresses

Compressing your mattress is a terrible idea. If you have ever had an issue with a sagging mattress you will know body weight alone, repeatedly laying down on a mattress will leave a mark. What’s the difference if your mattress comes wrapped up in a small cardboard box and has been sitting in a warehouse for 2-4 weeks, and how much life of the mattress do you really end up losing?

Why Dozy?

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Why Dozy you might ask? Dozy is a Canadian mattress company, designed and built by Canadians, for Canadians. Mattress buying has been a burden for many people. With so many options in terms of where to buy a mattress and then what to buy when you pick from the dozens of mattress stores around, the decision making process becomes cloudy.

With companies breaking into the industry selling rolled up beds stuffed in a card board box, mass produced and sent to your home through Fedex, and purchased online, we knew. It was a bad idea. But when we looked at what that brought to the table for customers everywhere, that being a simple medium to buying a mattress. We saw a great idea. We allow our customers to buy a mattress via the internet, there are a few key differences between us and our competition. Crushing a mattress degrades the foam, causing a loss in quality. Why not take the road of higher quality and just produce our mattresses locally. These companies offer free shipping but who does that benefit, customers in Toronto? NO! If it’s all free then the people in Toronto who are really local, would be paying for someones “free shipping” in BC, or Nunavut, or PEI.

The brilliance in that idea was truly the convenience and the ease you are given when buying the mattress. No more stores with sleazy salesmen, peering out the window, salivating as you walk from your car door into their clutches. No more trying 100 different beds at a time. Expert studies have shown that most people enjoy sleeping on a medium firm mattress, whether memory foam or pocket-coil or a hybrid which uses both. The only problem is these E-commerce mattress companies only offer memory foam, sometimes pocket coils (cause you can crush it) and they only offer one mattress (for the most part). That’s why at Dozy we have separated our mattresses as good better and best however they are all the customer preferred medium firm.

The Dozy mattresses are all at different price points. The High park is definitely our starter mattress, perfect for people who are just moving in, for the guest room, kids room, or even the cottage. The Yorkville is our gel memory foam mattress, which is our middle of the road mattress. This mattress is a great sleep surface. Using the cool gel to give you that cool comfort, while the other two types of foam underneath are able to give you the support and durability that any coil mattress can give. Finally the Rose dale which is our hybrid mattress, is our best seller and the type of mattress most people use in their master bedrooms. This is considered to be our best mattress due to its high customer satisfaction.

At the end of the day. There is a lot to know and even more to choose from. Try a Dozy mattress in your home for 125 nights and if you don’t like it you can utilize our comfort guarantee. Understand that your mattress has never been crushed in the name of convenient shipping, which ultimately comes at the cost of quality. And know that our staff of highly trained sleep experts are either a short click, drive, or phone call in helping you understand more about the industry and our mattresses. Dozy is not a middle man but a source of Canadian made mattresses that come direct from the manufacturer, in Toronto, to your home to bring you a great night sleep.

Why Buying a Mattress Online is a Nightmare

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Confused as to which online E-tailer to turn to, to give your hard earned dollars and receive your squeezed and rolled up mattress from? Why do they all look the same, why are the price points the same as the big retailers they tell you not to like, why do I have to possibly waste my time and theirs trying it in my bedroom, and most of all why do I want or need a foam mattress that comes compressed in a cardboard box? Well, one thing we are certain about is you definitely don’t need it to come in a box, the foam part; much like comfort is subjective. At Dozy we are set up a little different and are exclusively for Toronto. In this post we are going to list a few reasons why the road of by a mattress online is confusing.

They look the same

Yes if you haven’t noticed one thing these companies try to get across is that when you go to a conventional retailer you can’t tell what you’re paying for! And they happen to be right. But know they have created a new issue; all their beds look the same and they all seem to be selling them with 2″ of gel memory foam yada yada and 8″ of other kinds of poly foams. aside from this once you squish and compress the mattress the final product is typically softer to what you would find if the same thing had never been compressed.

You Have to Try it in Home

No one wants to lose sleep, not us at least. Basically most of these E-tailers claim that their lack of a store is actually helpful to you! And that if you don’t like it you can just return it. Remember how you’ve been sleeping on a mattress for the last oh I don’t know, hopefully every day of your life? Well now they insult you by saying you actually don’t know what you like and how could possibly understand your own preference from testing it out, the policy is great but they really want to get the mattress in your bedroom before you can actually make any sort of informed decision. Could this be a trick?

Big Price Points

These companies offer you mattresses at many big price points, all just a simple memory foam mattress with generic construction. You can take a trip down to your local independent mattress retailer (or Dozy) and find the same mattress with a less trendy cover and name brand, minus the “space saving” shipping method (in a box), for a fraction of the price. Once you add on the nation-wide shipping cost, weather you are beside the factory or across the country from it you have to pay the same, and the trendy box and website, plus nationwide marketing you are really at a disadvantage.

The moral of this blog post is that instead of shopping from a store-less online retailer you should see who is in your area locally and exclusively; chances are they are going to have the best prices for the reasons listed above. You can buy your Dozy online or even in store and have all the same perks as the online retailers, but instead you can try the mattress before you possibly completely waste your time, sleep, and comfort.

The Way We Save

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Too often do people walk in to big box retailers just to either get taken advantage of or not be treated with respect for trying to save money. We have set out on a mission to give customers clarity and a good nights sleep. We bring you the 5 ways Dozy is saving you money compared to the next online retailer, big box store, or hole in the wall mattress store.

We Make Them in Toronto

 We both produce and sell Dozy in our favorite city Toronto. We don’t need to pay any crazy shipping fees for our Dozy’s to reach you from overseas.

We Got Rid of the Middle Man

Dozy mattresses are only sold on our website and our official downtown Toronto showroom where we skip out on the high sales commissions.

Direct From the Factory

Dozy mattresses are shipped directly from the factory to your house. That means we don’t pay for expensive warehouses.

Low Overhead

With a Streamlined approach we have eliminated the fancy stores and gigantic warehouses.

Built To Last

Our mattresses are built to last. Instead of paying big bucks to change your mattress every 5 years, ours come with a comprehensive 10 year warranty.