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Better Sleep Tips for Kids

Helping children get the sleep they need is important for their health, happiness and well being. According to the Better Sleep Council, sleep is critical for a child’s physical and mental development. Also, kids’ sleep needs change as they age. Having the right environment for sleep also helps the whole family get the rest they need. Create the optimal sleep space with a darkened room that’s cool and quiet, and a bed that is comfortable and supportive. Here are more tips on better rest for children and parents.

Tips for Better Sleep When Traveling

I love traveling! But it can be exhausting with today's stressful world of plane, train and automobile travel. Also, I find that sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings, on uncomfortable beds with less than perfect pillows can also cause fatigue. Getting the rest you need is so very important, especially when traveling. Here are a few tips to help reduce sleep loss -- and the headaches and fatigue that come with it - when you are on the road.

Tips to Turn Your Bedroom into a Place for Rejuvenation

Everyone needs a place to get away from it all. With a few simple changes you can turn your bedroom into an instant retreat, a relaxing space to adjust the attitude and evoke the senses. Here are several tips from Palo Alto-based interior designer Fawni Hill, vice president of interior design for Larick Alan Hill Architects, on creating an environment for rejuvenation.

Benefits of Napping

There is a distinct pleasure in taking a short nap during the day, and there are several very good reasons to nap beyond it being such an awesome pure and guilt-free experience. According to various sources, grabbing a few winks, especially on a really comfortable mattress and box spring set like our McRoskey byDesign, has distinct health benefits.

Bedroom Design: Keep It Comfortable and Calming

Shannon Jue, Senior Designer with The Wiseman Group, one of San Francisco's most venerated and recognized interior design firms, knows about McRoskey through the attentive service the Wiseman Group provides to every client. Shannon mentions that they recommend McRoskey whenever their clients ask for their input on a mattress, and here's why she thinks McRoskey is special.

A Comfortable Sofa Bed ? Yes, Really!

The sofa bed often gets a bad rap for its inherent discomfort. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. What many people don’t know is that they can replace and upgrade the mattress in their old (or new) sofa bed, which typically does not supply adequate support nor does it protect the user from the metal frame underneath. We at McRoskey have a way to make sofa beds really comfortable. Our Innerspring Sofa Bed Mattress is a one-sided mattress that's specially designed to provide optimum comfort for sofa bed use.

What’s So Important About Good Sleep and the Right Mattress?

Sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, growth, stress reduction and other vital functions. So getting enough quality sleep is as important to overall health as good nutrition and regular exercise. According to Chuck Fulanovich, DC of Palo Alto Chiropractic Offices, choosing the right sleep position and mattress can make all the difference in the world to feeling good overall and minimizing back, neck and shoulder issues.

Sleeping Tips for Easing Neck and Shoulder Stress

Dr. Chuck Fulanovich, founder of the Palo Alto Chiropractic Offices and Palo Alto SpineMED, Chiropractor, and a specialist in spinal biomechanics, explains that sleeping positions have a great deal to do with neck and shoulder-related stress, and shares his tips related to dealing with shoulder, neck and back stress and pain.

Need a Giant Bed?

McRoskey Mattress has recently manufactured one of the largest mattresses it has ever made. The mattress measures 108" wide x 108" long -- very large, indeed. Our staff enjoyed the challenge of handcrafting this mattress set and when it was done they decided to give it a try.

Summertime and Sleep

According to the Better Sleep Council, children need at least nine hours of sleep each night to be healthy, active, and able to perform their best in school, sports and other extracurricular activities. Better Sleep Council Spokesperson and Lifestyle Expert Lissa Coffey offers the following tips to help parents ensure a good night’s sleep for their children.