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Here Is What I Found About Lower Back Pain Relief

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Lower back pain cripples millions of people worldwide every day. It is important to keep in mind that every body is different. What may work for one person to relieve lower back pain may not work or may not work as well for another person. If you are experiencing lower back pain, talk to your healthcare professional about different options that may work for you.

What causes lower back pain? The most common cause of lower back pain is a bad mattress or one that is not keeping your spine properly aligned. What happens when your spine isn’t aligned properly while you sleep? Lower back pain. Waking up with lower back pain is not a good way to start out any day. Dealing with lower back pain is not a fun way to spend every day. Many people wake up with lower back pain and then do nothing to fix it. Instead, they head off to work where they sit for long periods of time or lift heavy objects all day long.

Don’t just deal with the pain, fix it. Where should you look first? Your bed. That’s right, you need to take a close look at your bed because it may be what is causing all of your pain. Your bed can play a significant role in reducing your lower back pain. After all, you spend a great deal of time in your bed.

Which mattresses alleviate lower back pain? Well, that is up to you. However, there are a few types of mattresses that can eliminate your pain.

Memory foam mattresses
Memory foam mattresses have been used in the healthcare industry for decades. Why? Because they eliminate pressure points. Memory foam mattresses also keep your spine properly aligned while you sleep. This is a big factor in eliminating lower back pain.

Latex mattresses
Latex mattresses are similar to memory foam mattresses. The difference is that latex mattresses are made from natural rubber trees and have additional health benefits. These benefits include being hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, etc. Latex mattresses have a faster response time which means that it is easier to change positions. Latex mattresses do keep your spine aligned properly and can eliminate pressure points as well.

Air Mattresses
We aren’t talking about the $50 air mattresses you take camping. We are talking about the high-quality air mattresses that allow you to control the amount of air inside the mattress. Top-quality air mattresses can also eliminate pressure points because there is nothing inside the mattress to create them. If you decide to go the air mattress route, make sure you choose a good brand with a good track history.

Water Beds
Water beds can distribute your weight evenly, just like memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses and air mattresses. Water bed technology has come a long way in recent years and have been found to reduce lower back pain.

The key to reducing and/or eliminating lower back pain may be to get a different mattress. If you are experiencing any kind of lower back pain, you will want to stay away from coil mattresses or innerspring mattresses. These mattresses distort your spine while resting and create pressure points. Memory foam, latex, and top-quality air and water mattresses are the best mattresses to try if you experience lower back pain.

Relax and Unwind With a Modern Bed

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Relax and Unwind With a Modern Bed

Doesn’t it seem like furniture these days are becoming more and more modern? Traditional styles aren’t as popular anymore. Instead, we are seeing more clean lines and modern styles. Whether your bed has traditional curves or modern lines, you can be sure to be able to relax and unwind.

The key is to choose the right mattress. Mattresses these days are much more comfortable than they have been in the past. Not only are mattresses now more comfortable, but there are so many types to choose from. You can get an innerspring mattress, an inner-coil mattress, an air bed, a water bed, a memory foam mattress or a latex mattress. Whatever you decide to get, make sure that it is comfortable for you.

Modern beds have more features now than traditional beds ever have. Modern beds aren’t necessarily made of wood. These beds can be made from plastic,metal, or any other creative material. Designers have really had a lot of fun creating more modern looking beds lately.

Modern beds can either be just a bed or serve a more functional role. Some beds have the bed on the top, while the underneath part is used for office space. Modern beds can even have storage units underneath them. If you are looking for a more modern looking bed, you sure have a lot of options to choose from.

People like the look of modern beds, especially lately. People like the fact that they can completely relax and unwind on such a modern piece of furniture. I know that I appreciate the furniture that I like more than the pieces I have to “live with.”

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of moder looks. If you want to update your house, condo or apartment, start with updating your bed. You’ll be able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer on a good quality bed that you appreciate.
Getting a modern bed may be just what you need to relax and unwind.

Two modern beds that Rocky Mountain Mattress offers are the memory foam mattress, and all natural latex mattress. Click on the image below to see how easy it is to build the perfect custom mattress.

To receive additional information on custom mattresses please complete our custom mattress form http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/blog/custom-mattress-tool or email us at info@rockymountainmattress.com
or call 1-866-733-3132.

4 Tips For Choosing Bed Accessories

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Choosing Bed Accessories

We’ve been talking a lot about how important it is to love the look AND feel of your bed. Yes, the mattress is probably the most important component of your bed. But, the look, feel, and design of your bed may also play an important role in the quality of sleep you get. As crazy as it may sound, people tend to sleep a lot better on beds that they think are aesthetically pleasing.

Bedspreads, duvets, comforters, throws, pillows, and accent pillows can transform the look of you bed in a matter of minutes. When you were younger, you probably adorned your bed with teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Bed accessories are the grown up version of your childhood stuffed animals. It is important to choose these accessories carefully. Here are some things to keep in mind when sprucing up your bed with accessories.

1. Bedspreads and comforters are considered bed accessories. These are the most important bed accessory you can choose. These items set the tone for your entire bed and even your bedroom. Carefully choose your bedspread first before choosing any other accessory.

2. Size. You’ll want to keep the size of your bed in mind when choosing accessories. Obviously, you don’t want to have 15 accent pillows on a twin size bed. You’ll also need to know that size of your bed before buying your bedspread. Don’t get a twin size comforter for your king size bed.

3. Colors. Don’t choose clashing colors. Earth tones are an excellent choice for a bedroom. These colors help the mind and body relax, especially after a long, hard day. In order to choose the right bedspread, look at the color scheme of your room. Go with colors that will bring subtle life to the room.

4. Accent pillows. You can really have a lot of fun decorating with accent pillows. Accent pillows are the finishing touch that can make your bed warm, lush, elegant, exciting, and inviting. Choose pillows that add height and depth to the decor of the room, as well as the bed.

Your bedroom should be an oasis from everything else in your life. Carefully choose your bed accessories to begin creating the perfect retreat.

Start To Finish, How To Order A Custom Mattress From Rocky Mountain Mattress

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

For those of you who wonder how it is that we can custom make a mattress that will fit just perfect in your RV, antique bed frame, or yacht, here is a description (with pictures!) of that process from start to finish.

It begins when you contact us with measurements and possibly pictures of your custom furniture or space (see figures 1 and 2 below). We will then quote you both a price and timeline for creating the mattress to fit your needs. If you decide to move forward with a purchase we will send you a RMM Custom Mattress Blueprint (see figure 3 below) based off of the information you have provided to us. If our blueprint is not quite right, we go back to the drawing board (literally). Once you approve the blue print, manufacturing time is typically one week. At the end of the week, we load your new, built to specification, mattress onto a delivery truck and within 2 to 5 days the mattress arrives at your house looking like this! (See images 4 through 5 below).

The pictures you see here are of a custom mattress we recently made for an antique bed frame, which has rounded corners on all four ends. We actually made a pair of these custom mattresses for her matching antique Victorian bed frames.

You can see the bed frame, blueprint, and finished product below.

Custom Antique Bed Frame
Antique Bed Frame with Measurements
Custom Mattress Spec Blueprint
Custom Antique Mattress for Antique Bed Frame
Custom Mattresses Made for Antique Bed Frames

To receive additional information on custom mattresses please complete our custom mattress form http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/blog/custom-mattress-tool or email us at info@rockymountainmattress.com or call 1-866-733-3132.

How long should I sleep on a new mattress before I know it’s not right for me

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I get asked this question quite frequently so I wanted to answer it in a blog post to help others that may have this same question: How long should I sleep on a new mattress before I know it’s not right for me? Anytime you get something new, it takes time to adjust for example; shoes. You don’t just put on a new pair of shoes and have them all of a sudden feel broke in? It takes time. If you have been sleeping most of your life on a spring mattress, moving to a memory foam bed, or a latex bed for some people could take time. Others jump in and wonder why they waited so long.

Finding the right mattress

How to Find the right Mattress

Buying a mattress is a big decision. It takes time to know whether a new mattress is right for you. The mattress that seemed perfect in the store may be causing you neck or back pain at home. Luckily, mattress retailers take this into consideration. They realize that it takes time to know what mattress is right for you.

Most mattress retailers offer an in-home trial period. Often times, this trial period is free of charge. You are free to try your mattress for this period and decide if it will work or not. If the mattress isn’t quite right, you can return it. Make sure you know what the return policy is so you can take the “bad” mattress back and pick a new one, if needed.

Many return policies are the same. You must return the mattress in the original box with the original instructions and warranty card. There cannot be any stains or soiled parts either. You may be charged a restocking fee and you must have the original receipt. Make sure you are familiar with the store’s return policy before doing anything with your mattress.

After you become familiar with the return policy (just in case), begin sleeping on your new mattress. Take a careful assessment of how you sleep and how you feel when you wake up. Be aware that a bad nights rest could be caused from the mattress. Also keep in mind that it take a few weeks for your body to adjust to the new mattress. If you really feel that the new mattress isn’t giving you the support and comfort you need, take it back and try again.

When you are shopping for a new mattress, be familiar with the return policy. Make sure the store offers a free in-home trial period. You’d hate buying an uncomfortable mattress, only to find out that you can’t return it. Buying a new mattress is an important decision, so make sure you are an informed shopper.

What Is The Difference Between Latex And Memory Foam

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I love that our customers ask questions about our products because it shows me they are really trying to research their purchase and make the best choice for them. I wanted to address a question I get asked several times a day in hopes of getting this information out there online, to inform all! The question is – What is the difference between latex and memory foam?

Shopping for a mattress is a very important decision. You will be sleeping on this mattress for several years and you need to make sure you will be getting the best night’s sleep possible. Many people don’t realize or understand the difference between memory foam and latex. Make sure you understand the difference before you pick out the best mattress for you.

Memory foam is an artificial product.

memory foam and Latex

Click on image above to see full comparison chart of Memory foam vs Latex

It can be manufactured in several ways. It is made up of open cells, which are millions of balloons with holes in them. There are several benefits for using a memory foam mattress. It is temperature sensitive and is heavier than latex. Memory foam conforms to your body while you sleep by pushing air from one cell to another. This provides strong support to your neck and back and relieves pressure points.

There are two types of latex: natural latex and synthetic latex. Natural latex is obviously a natural product, while synthetic latex can be manufactured chemically.

all natural latex
Latex is made of tiny rubber particles. These particles are dispersed in water to form a milk-like liquid. There are two main ways to build latex mattresses. The Dunlop method is the traditional and most inexpensive method. Talalay latex require am 8 hour, 7 step process and produces and finer form of latex. The Talalay method is a mixture of natural and synthetic latex. This method ensures durability and support by providing an open cell structure. It also provides elasticity, conformity and air circulation. This method is the best way to go if you are looking for something to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The Dunlop method tends to be a hotter mattress.

It is very helpful to understand the differences between memory foam and latex. It also helps to know that there is two kinds of latex mattresses. Each product is very different from the other. Memory foam uses your body heat to warm the foam and soften it in order to conform to your body. Latex provides instant recovery while memory foam uses a slow recovery method. Make sure you try out both types of mattresses and understand the difference so you can get the best mattress for your preferences.

Shipping A Mattress Bought Online, A Testimonial

Friday, July 18th, 2008

We like to share what our customers say about Rocky Mountain Mattress products, even what they say about the whole shipping process. Buying a mattress online, and getting the mattress shipped directly to your door is different then the traditional way of buying a mattress where you go to the store, find the one you want (pay way to much) load it in the back of your truck (or a truck you borrowed) and then figure out a way to move it into its final destination.

With our memory foam mattresses the process is much easier, and less stress on your back. The mattresses come shipped in boxes that are easy to carry into any size room, up any hallway with ease and one person can do it. You do not need to worry about borrowing a truck just to buy a new bed.

Just read what Rebecca, a real Rocky Mountain Mattress satisfied customer had to say about the shipping process:

Hi Dave,
The mattresses arrived (cool how you are able to ship them) and are comfy. And the size is perfect.
Rebecca Brown
Beulah, CO

The Most Comfortable Mattress In My House – A Rocky Mountain Mattress Review

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Sometimes you do not have to say a lot in words, to “say a lot”, as was the case with a Rocky Mountain Mattress, memory foam mattress testimonial we received a few days ago. The customer purchased a top of the line memory foam mattress, and had this to say about it:

The Mattress came on the exact day it was supposed to. It was exactly as described. It is the most comfortable mattress in the house. I could not be happier with the product or the service.

Thank you
Margaret Rickards

venus memory foam mattress

I love hearing stories (no matter how long) like this, and the thing that stood out in my mind the most was – “the most comfortable mattress in the house”. I really do love hearing from our customers at Rocky Mountain Mattress, and if you are in the market for a new mattress, don’t just take our word for it – take the word of an actual Rocky Mountain Mattress customer.

Where did Memory Foam originate?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Memory foam was originally developed by NASA to decrease the very high pressure caused by the extreme g-force occurring during the take-off of the space shuttle. It was never used in the space program but was subsequently used medically, for example by patients who used to lie in bed on hard or very firm mattresses for long periods of time without regularly moving such as being bed-bound after a paralyzing stroke. The pressure over some of their bony regions decreased or stopped the blood flow to the region causing horrific pressure sores and/or gangrene. Memory foam mattresses helped hugely to decrease such events.

Memory foam was initially too expensive for general use, but in recent years it has become cheaper to produce and is now widely available. Its most common domestic uses are mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers (also known as mattress pads). It still has medical uses, such as wheelchair seat cushions, hospital bed pillows and padding for persons suffering long-term pain or postural problems; for example, a memory foam cervical pillow may alleviate chronic neck pain. Its heat-retaining properties may help some pain sufferers who find the added warmth helps to decrease the pain.

A memory foam mattress is usually denser than an ordinary foam mattress. This makes it more supportive but also heavier. It is often seen as a good compromise between the comfort of a soft mattress and the supportiveness of a firm one. Memory foam mattresses often sell for more money than traditional mattresses but they last longer.

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“It Feels Like I Am Sleeping In The Clouds” A Mattress Topper Review From A 5 Year Old

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Recently I purchased a memory foam mattress topper for my 5 year old son because the mattress we have for him is not a very expensive (or comfortable one-and he had been complaining about it) so my wife and I figured we could try out a memory foam mattress topper from Rocky Mountain Mattress before trying anything else.

We knew about Rocky Mountain Mattress because a friend had purchased a memory foam mattress through them, and swore by not only the comfort of the mattress, but the customer service level of the company. So because of our friend we decided to give them a try, and it has been the best mattress related decision we have made in a while. We will be purchasing again (by the way) from Rocky Mountain Mattress.

Here is what my 5 year old wanted me to tell Rocky Mountain Mattress about his new memory foam mattress topper that fits perfectly over his existing mattress:

“It feels like I am sleeping in the clouds daddy, and I love my bed now!”

Here is a picture of a memory foam mattress topper sample, to get a better idea how it sits over your current mattress:

memory foam mattress topper

This is the kind of stuff we like hearing at Rocky Mountain Mattress and we know that good sleep is just a conversation away. Please let us know your sleeping situation, and how we can help you improve it.

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