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How to Get Better Sleep

Sleep is a fundamental part of your health and well-being. Poor-quality sleep can negatively impact your medicine, education, social aspects and driving. If you are rethinking your sleeping habits, check out our links below for ways to help improve your sleep. Just looking for quick tips on getting better sleep? We’ve got you!

Quick Tips For Better Sleep

  • Set a regular sleep schedule
  • Exercise daily
  • Sleep in a cool room
  • Avoid alcohol and large meals before bed
  • Invest in a high-quality, supportive mattress
  • Avoid looking at a screen 30 minutes before bed
  • Track your sleep in a sleep diary

The average person spends one-third of their lives sleeping. So naturally, people are looking for answers on how to sleep better. Homemakers is here to help! We have multiple resources to help you improve sleep quality for you and your loved ones. Looking for additional information? Our mattress specialists are available at our Urbandale location to personally answer any sleep or mattress questions you have.

Resources For Better Sleep

Improve Your Sleep


How do I stop snoring?

"How do I stop snoring?"

According to the National Sleep Foundation, elevating your upper body can help with snoring. An effortless way to do with is with adjustable beds! With the push of a button, your entire upper body is elevated to help with snoring. But be careful, raising only your head can be ineffective.

Why is my mattress so hot?

"Why is my mattress so hot?"

Memory foam mattresses are notorious for holding heat throughout the night, which causes you to wake up sweating. But don't worry! Innovative technology from Tempur-Pedic helps your mattress stay cool all night long. These mattresses have cool-to-the-touch covers, PureCool+ top layer innovation, and ventilated foams to improve sleep quality.

Why does my lower back hurt when I wake up?

"Why does my lower back hurt when I wake up?"

Chances are if you're a "stomach sleeper," you've asked yourself this question before. According to the Mayo Clinic, sleeping on your stomach is the worst position to sleep in. This is because it puts stress on the spine and disrupts circulation. But if you are set on your stomach, sleeping on a firm mattress and propping up your pelvis with a thin pillow can help alleviate and align your spine.

Why do I keep waking up at night?

"Why do I keep waking up at night?"

If you share your mattress with a partner, your mattress might be the problem. When your partner moves throughout the night, motion transfer causes your side of the bed to move and wakes you up. Choosing a memory foam or pocketed coil mattress can help reduce motion transfer and help you sleep through the night.

New Mattress, New You

Are you tired of your old, worn out mattress and ready to upgrade? A new mattress means being more comfortable at night, getting better sleep and having more energy. But shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming. Learning about the different styles and comfort levels of mattresses can help you shop with confidence!

When shopping for a new mattress, have a budget in mind, but also consider that you will be sleeping on this mattress for up to 8 to 10 years of lasting comfort. While testing the mattresses, simulate your own sleeping positions and move around while on the mattress. If you sleep next to a partner, be sure to test out the mattresses together. Testing out mattresses is an important step towards making the right purchase.