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Mattress Jargon

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jar·gon1
ˈjärɡən/
noun
  1. special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
    “legal jargon”
    • a form of language regarded as barbarous, debased, or hybrid.

    *copied from google*

Many people don’t understand just how prevalent jargon is in the world today. Jargon effects us every day of our lives, so much so that to understand finance we hire accountants, to defend ourselves legally we hire lawyers, to buy cars we leverage sales associates (and we know how that can end up). Don’t over complicate sleep, it’s easier than you think. If a company has a new proprietary foam that’s exclusive to them, chances are the only reason it’s exclusive is that of the colour. Our #1 take away from this article if we haven’t lost you yet, try new brands… But don’t buy a mattress with mystery ingredients you haven’t heard of before.

5 Simple Ways to be Healthier

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This list may seem a lot more simple than you initially thought, and may seem like we got our talking points from an elementary school health teacher. None the less to treat our bodies like the temple it is and keep it clean, you only need a crash course to get all the information. Let’s jump right into five simple ways to be healthier.

Go For a Walk

Getting outside and going for a walk can boost energy, and with tons of feel-good negative energy ions, it may even increase oxygen flow to the brain.

Silence your Phone While Sleeping

Set an automatic message to tell your bothersome loved ones that yes, sleep is more important than you! Or just turn your phone off that will work as well. Even if you set it on a low vibrate and you don’t wake up it still interrupts your sleep, causing you to lose out on a more meaningful sleep and valuable recovery time.

Wash The Linens

Mites love to hang out in your bed, wash them out by cleaning your linens in hot water once a week. You can take this one step further by adding a mattress protector or a duvet cover to the mix, designed perfectly to keep out dust and allergens from your mattress.

Drink Water

Your body needs water to function properly. many people quench thirst with a coffee, soft drink, or juice. However it is still very important to just drink straight water; if you don’t like the plain taste you can add fresh fruit, or a cucumber to add some natural healthy flavours.

Sleep

You guessed it. Get your eight hours if you can, I know we are not all lucky enough to get our eight hours but it is very important. Your body needs time to recover and relax and that is where sleep comes in to play. You’ve been awake for sixteen hours, your body and brain needs this time to heal and recover from a hard days work. If you can’t get a good sleep, maybe change your mattress!

 

The “Free Returns” Trick

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I think its safe to say that 99% of people have been sleeping on a mattress pretty much every day of their whole life in North America. Why is it now that many big online mattress retailers are assuming that you don’t know what you like in a mattress. They make the average consumer feel like they have not yet built up a preference to what they like in a mattress. The genius behind this has created a system where you can buy a mattress online from your old bed (which you probably hate that’s why you’re getting a new one) and all of a sudden a neat box appears on your front step. Web retailers understand that unsatisfied customers return things 22% less than someone who purchased the good through a face to face interaction. Is this because most people simply don’t want to return the items they purchase because it is too difficult. You can’t just walk into a store to get your money, there are a few extra steps. Now take a moment to think about the difficulty in returning a mattress, that comes in a box!

To keep this post relatively short, many people are able to walk into a store and select a mattress they know will be good for them. I for one am not willing to gamble on the comfort of a new mattress and lose sleep over it. I know my preference, and I know that I may not like my old mattress, but it hasn’t changed what I love sleeping on, and what the majority of people also like to sleep on. Don’t fall for a trick for a company to get their products in your house knowing full well you will have to much trouble trying to return it.

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.

Western Society is Suffering From Sleep Deprivation

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Michael Rosbash a Nobel Prize winner, studying Circadian rhythms (whatever that is, probably something to do with sleep) states that western civilization is “chronically” sleep deprived. Michael, not only a prize winner but also a revered neuroscientist believes that sleep patterns have been skipped over in recent years as a public health problem. Staying up late and missing sleep for a night on the town, to finish a work project, or even to stay up late and binge watch a season of your favorite T.V. show will only result in fatigue the next day. It’s when you do this night after night then it can become a problem. We have broken down for you 7 signs that might mean you’re sleep deprived.

1 – You’re More Impulsive

Trying to make a decision as simple as saying no to a candy bar at the convenience store, or agreeing to work the late shift next week can become troubling. When you’re tired, your subconscious mind wants to sleep, when a problem arises your conscious mind is being told to make it go away. The candy bar can look very tasty if you’re hungry (mind you you become more hungry to keep your sleep deprived body running), or you can make your co-worker disappear faster just by saying yes.

2 – Your Motor Skills Are Off

Do you think about all the muscles it takes to lift your leg up, or put the key in lock and turn it? No, you  just do it and it kind of happens like magic. Tripping over a step or dropping your keys can make you a klutz but do it a few times in a day, that might make you sleep deprived. Doctors say the way your body balances and the muscles it takes to make movements is done subconsciously, when your brain is focused on when you’re gonna lay down on your comfy Dozy mattress rather than walk up a flight of stairs, well you might find yourself sleep deprived.

3 – Your Emotions Are All Over The Place

When you’re sleep deprived you can be increasingly reactive to emotional stimuli. During a break-up you may become more vulnerable, watching a sad movie might just jerk some tears. Even things that may make you you laugh a little bit, could cause you to laugh hysterically. Overall you will be have lesser control over your emotions while your brain tries to figure out why you made yourself stay up to watch that last episode of House of Cards. And when you wake up in the morning much like a night out, you will wonder why you sent that edgy text to your ex.

4 – You Get Sick Often

Of course, how could we forget. Sleep deprivation will run your body down, of course opening the door for illness and sickness. Need we say more?

5 – They Don’t Call it Beauty Sleep for Nothing

Just like #4 not only will your body be run down on the inside, but it will show on the outside. You may be susceptible to a breakout due to the hormone estrogen which balances itself while sleeping. There actually is a reason the call it beauty sleep.

6 – Amnesia?

When asked to remember something or trying to remember something, your accessing your subconscious mind. When you are tired and sleep deprived, your brain does have better things to do. Rather than trying to remember what the differential ratio for conversions v.s. clicks was last quarter your mind is stuck, wondering why you do this to yourself.

7 – You Think You’ve Fallen Asleep at The Wheel!

Ever driven to work in the morning and have a bad case of heavy eyelids? That’s your brain telling you A I want to go to bed and B stop what ever your doing I want to go back to bed. When deprived of sleep even driving a car may become dangerous. if you have to pinch yourself or shake your head to keep yourself from closing your eyes, that is a big sign you should take your sleep a bit more seriously.

After all of this there are a couple ways to either get a better sleep with the allotted time you have given yourself or just to make sleeping more attractive than watching that last episode on Netflix. You can start by, going to sleep on time, yes that’s a big one. A quick note to make sleep more effective if you absolutely cant get to bed on time, is to stop looking at a screen as far in advance as possible, the blue light from your phone tricks your brain into thinking its not time for bed, keeping you from REM sleep for even longer. Making sleep more attractive than Netflix is a tough one, but if you’re in Toronto you could get a new Dozy mattress. Just like everything that’s new you have about 2 weeks after the purchase where you’re totally involved in the culture, getting to bed on time, waking up on time etc. Then it’s like a new years resolution, you will probably forget and go back to the old habits. But hey, for 2 weeks your body will not be deprived of sleep, and for 10 years you will have an awesome Toronto made mattress, that you will have saved money 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?

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Mattress in a Box

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Loss of Quality

During the time the mattress is compressed into the box, the cells in the foam begin to break down; the same way they would if you were to sleep on it every night. The only difference is that instead of a 180 lbs of body weight, it’s a half ton weight on a hydraulic press that’s constricting the mattress into a tight roll. As you can imagine, all this does is break down and degrade the coils and foam at a more rapid rate.

Corporate Convenience

Despite the hundreds of eCommerce companies, they all have one thing in common! They are all trying to maximize their profit by cutting costs and time. In most cases, this means cutting real people and real hours. For example, instead of hiring two people to deliver you the bed, they squeeze it into a box and call FedEx.

Higher Shipping Costs

But sending your mattress in a box doesn’t necessarily keep the shipping costs down, at least not for the customer. With all the money these companies save in manpower, they dump it right back into shipping these 70-90 lbs mattresses through a box in the mail which isn’t cheap!

10 Reasons You’re Tired

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Are you feeling tired even after getting 8 full hours of sleep? Here are 10 reasons that might be impacting the quality of your sleep

1- YOU’RE TOO RELAXED – Research has shown that being too laid-back can actually negatively impact your sleep. Stress is a natural part of life and it stimulates your brain which helps boost the immune system. Tip: Try a new activity that might take you out of your comfort zone.

2- YOU’RE “BUZZED” – Research has led scientists to believe that using your mobile device before bed, can interrupt the way your body falls asleep. Despite being tired, electromagnetic currents from your cellphone stimulate brain activity which promotes your brain to send signals to your body that it isn’t time to rest yet. Tip: Let your brain and body fall asleep without distractions.

3- DRINK MORE WATER – Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. A lack of water supply decreases blood volume and forces your heart to work harder which keeps you feeling tired. Tip: Live by the “8 by 8” rule and drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day.

4- YOU’RE NOT EXERCISING – Without exercise your body isn’t developing stamina, which might be what gets you feeling fatigued throughout the day. Working on strength and endurance can keep you energized throughout the day and allow your body to rest more effectively throughout the night. Tip:  Aim to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

5- CUT OUT NAPS – If you are taking short naps throughout the day, you might find you get a sudden burst of energy and that may be what you’re looking for. But as the day goes on, that burst of energy will make it more difficult to fall asleep at night. Tip: Cut out naps throughout the day.

6- YOU HAVE NO SLEEP SCHEDULE – Your body is on an internal clock. Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day will keep this clock ticking in a timely manner. When your body’s clock is moving with the day, your body will know when it’s time to power down. This will get you the most out of your 8 hours. Tip: Use an alarm to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends.

7- HIDDEN CAFFEINE – A coffee in the morning is fine for most people and some can ingest well above the daily recommendation without ever having any issues. But for others, the day time pick me ups can disrupt the body’s resting routine. Tip: Once the clock strikes noon, limit your caffeine intake to let your body rest undisturbed throughout the night.

8- NIGHT TIME SNACKS – The emphasis is on snacks. Eating heavy, rich meals before bed forces your body to continue working to digest them. While your body attempts to digest those one, two, or three scoops of ice cream you just ate with your favourite show,  your sleep is being interrupted. Tip: Try to avoid snacking before bed. But if you must, try to opt for a healthy, light snack that won’t sit in your stomach.

9- SETTING THE MOOD – Your brain is programmed to react to specific stimuli through our 5 senses. Your body will use certain signs to determine what  This will send signals to your brain to start producing melatonin, the hormone that helps you fall asleep. Tip: Dim your lights

10- BAD MATTRESS? – We all knew this was coming. Whether its your partner tossing and turning keeping you up at night or it just doesn’t cut it anymore, some people just need a new mattress. At DOZY we got you covered. We carry all Canadian made mattresses in all styles from pocket-springs to memory foam. We are our own independent brand skipping the middle man and bringing factory direct pricing to you. Never pay retail and try the DOZY mattress in your home for 125 nights.

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Choosing a Mattress

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The purchase of a mattress can be confusing. With many different options and recommendations by sales associates and the internet, it’s tough to choose. Which brand? What type? How firm? What’s the difference? After a long afternoon shopping around they all begin to feel the same; you can’t tell which model, from which brand and for what price? Many people take a day to shop around and pick a mattress from the last place they saw. Chances are if you are reading this you are not one of those people, however this may be your last stop.

We are going to look at a few examples of what the average person is looking for in a mattress. We will compare it to what our experts say and how DOZY can play a role in helping you achieve a better quality sleep, and how you can take back your mornings.

  1. What type of mattress do I need? The simple answer is that pocket coils are what most people choose to sleep on especially in their master bedroom. Pocket coils have been the #1 Seller in all retail mattress stores for decades. They are trust worthy and reliable and typically can outlast a pure foam mattress dollar for dollar. However foam mattress in 2017 are becoming more and more competitive in terms of durability, support, and quality. The option most people opt for, for pure comfort and the best of both worlds is a hybrid mattress. This type of mattress provides both benefits from the pocket coils and foam.
  2. How firm do I need it? Most people look for a mattress opposite to what they have purchased last time around. The mattress is the most put off purchase in the household. Since a lot of people leave the purchase well passed the mattresses done date it creates a certain kind of resentment towards that firmness. With that being said, many mistakes can occur at this point. Mattress can begin to feel lumpy and the padding will begin to ware out after the 10 year mark. The best way to make sure you have a mattress that will first and foremost be good for your health and posture is to purchase something that is medium firm. This type of firmness is also typically the best seller in almost all stores and websites.
  3. What is the difference across all brands? basically, there is none. Mattresses have been made the same way for about 40 years. Before foam became more common and easy to produce a heavy felt covered the springs to give you padded comfort. Of course this was done away with as fast as foam could be produced in a non- toxic way. aside from a few innovations in foam such as memory foam and cool gel, the basic principle remains the same. Across all brands the same materials are available via a limited source of coils and foam aside from a few brands with gimmicky proprietary foams. Meaning if there are 10 manufacturers in Toronto, chances are they know each other and are buying parts from the same place.

At the end of the day like we say, shopping for a mattress can be confusing. If you decide to shop around the best thing too look at is the specs first and compare prices later. Learn what suits you by trying the mattress in home or in store. At Dozy we have set out to streamline the process by offering three mattresses. One of each kind; memory foam, continuous, and pocket coil. Our mattresses are all made medium firm that way most people can easily find what they should looking for and well under budget.

7 Ways to Relax.

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Life can get hectic sometimes, take a few minutes when you find the day is becoming overwhelming to unwind. With a few simple ways to achieve a calmer more grounded attitude, you can begin to take back your day.

Stretch – Standing up for a quick stretch gets blood flowing, and relieves tension in your muscles. This can help you relax after a stressful day. Some offices have changed from having their employees from sitting down to standing up, which engages employees more and helps with productivity, creativity, and physical health.

Take a 5-minute Walk – Take a minute at lunch time if you’ve had a stressful day, to go for a walk. Maybe walk a little further to get a bite to eat. This will not only give you the benefits of physical activity, but also give you alone time, and a chance to gather your thoughts.

Jam to your song – Sometimes listening to music can make everything seem alright. Classical music can be especially relaxing before bed, but listening to a favorite song of yours, especially one that you listened to at a particularly good time, can be extremely beneficial.

Write it Down – Just putting your emotions and worries on a piece of paper can make them seem less daunting. No need for a big journal entry just write down what’s bothering you and how it makes you feel. A good way to tackle any problem is to visualize and materialize the problem in a way that you are comfortable handling.

Look Out the Window – Don’t spy on the neighbors, but simply look at the tress and the grass. Scenes of nature can be very calming. The color green is the most calming color and instantly starts reducing stress. Also the reason so many social media sites are blue is to remind you of the sky. Exposing yourself to nice scenes of nature has nothing but great effects on the brain and body.

Be Alone – Find some time to separate yourself from people. Weather its reading a book, going in the back yard, or for a walk. It’s great to find peace of mind and to be able to do your own thing without anyone interfering.

Drip Cold Water On Your Wrists – When stress sets in head to the nearest tap and run cold water on your wrists and even behind the earlobes. There are major arteries right underneath the skin. Cooling these areas can help cool off your entire body, and calm you down.

At the end of the day many of these things can help but nothing can replace a good nights sleep. Don’t forget to put a high value on the mattress you sleep on and the time you set aside to get a good rest at night.