Are you getting a good night sleep?  If not, you may need a better mattress and Capital Bedding can provide a wide range of options ideal for your needs.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation affects approximately 10% of Americans.  According to Michael J. Breus, PhD, Sleeping habits are more important than most of us think and could have significant affects on our health, job performance, safety and financial wellbeing. Click HERE to read the full article.

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Consequences of not getting enough sleep include decreased performance and alertness, impaired memory and cognitive abilities, stress on our relationships, a higher chance of being injured at work, and an increased chance of being involved in an automobile accident.

 

Long term, the lack of good sleeping habits can be associated with serious illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease including heart failure, stroke, obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and an overall poor quality of life. Studies have also indicated an increase in mortality risk for a study group who received less than 7 hours sleep per night.

 

There exist a number of treatment options available for seep deprivation; increased awareness is the first step.

Natural Sleep Remedies

Have you heard about Melatonin? Its a hormone produced in the pineal gland in the center of your brain which may improve your sleep. Studies show that Melantonin decreases the time it takes to fall asleep by increasing the feeling of being tired. While Melatonin supplements are unregulated and untested for long-term use, some people find that it causes grogginess and depressions while others report falling asleep quickly only to awaken in the middle of the night. Still, studies show that Melatonin is safe for short-term use (three months or less). To read the full article, click HERE.

Dust Mites

Dust mites, allergies and your mattress.  How can you combat dust mite allergies?  Because dust mites feed on human and animal skin flakes, a mattress is the perfect home for mites.  Read more HERE.  Eight tips to get RID of dust mites can be found at this link.  In addition to providing a line of mattress encasements that protect against Dust Mites, Capital Bedding also manufactures mite-resistant latex mattresses.

Bed Bugs

Capital Bedding offers the Slumber Shield mattress protector to contend with this pest.

 

Slumber Shield  mattress protector encases your mattress 360°.  It is fully removable with a proprietary BedBugBanisher® Zipper Lock.

 

SlumberShield® delivers complete mattress protection from bed bugs, dust mites, liquid spills, mold and bacteria while maintaining the highest standards of comfort. SlumberShield® Mattress Protectors and Encasements feature Breathe-a-Barrier®, a proprietary laminating technology formulated to facilitate the flow of air without absorbing liquids.

 

 Mattress Protector Features & Benefits

• 5 Sided Protection

• Breath-a-Barrier®

• Fluid Proof Technology

• Non Allergenic

• Breathable

• Waterproof

• Hassle Free Installation, Removal, and Care

• Machine Washable

• 10 Year Warranty

 

Headed to a hotel or resort soon?  This report on bed bugs from Orkin and shared by Travelers Today may help you decide where you prefer to stay! Chicago tops the list as the worst city for bed bug infestations for 2013, while New Orleans is ranked 49th.  Washington, D.C., Dallas and Atlanta are included among the worst in this compilation of 50 cities.

Open-flame Mattress Flammability Standard

NOTICE

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

(CPSC) has now approved its new open-flame mattress flammability standard, which will be known as 16 CFR Part 1633. The new standards will apply to all mattresses sold in the United States that are manufactured in the United States or imported on or after July 1, 2007.

 

For additional information on the new mattress

flammability standards, call the CPSC office at:

1-800-203-2507.

 

All Capital Bedding Company mattresses meet these safety standards.

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