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Sealy Posturepedic Gel Series

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Lee No Comments

At AZ MATTRESS OUTLET we carry tons of options to help you find the mattress that will help you get the best nights sleep possible.  With every Major Brand Name in stock at discount and sale prices you not only get the bed you want but you get it at a closeout price.  Lots of new beds are always coming on the market and here is some information about the Gel Series by Sealy.  Call Today to see which models we have in stock and ready for same day delivery.

For over 60 years, Sealy Posturepedic has delivered the comfort you want and the support you can trust. With the all-new Gel Series, you simply get more of both.

Gel Memory Foam has the ability to conform to your unique body shape and weight while helping to promote a cool sleeping environment.

The patented Apex innerspring is an innovative, 2-stage coil design, which is softer at the top for comfort and firmer underneath, providing the support we’re famous for. Each coil is also individually encased to minimize motion transfer, so when you move, your partner doesn’t have to.

Select Gel Series models feature the Posturepedic Classic DS Coil, which is also a 2-stage design for soft conformance at the surface and deep-down support underneath.

Both coils are made of super strong, super-light titanium alloy springs, so you can count on every Gel Series mattress to deliver the same comfort and support for years to come.

Sealy Posturepedic mattresses feature the exclusive CoreSupport Center, which provides additional support where you need it most. The center third of the mattress (the area that holds the heaviest part of your body) is power-packed to maximize support and enhance durability for the life of the mattress.

The new SolidEdge HD System gives you a solid seating edge so you can use the full surface of the bed without rolling off the side of the bed. With an improved design to enhance side-to-side stability, it increases usable sleeping space. Now you can stretch to the edge for longer, uninterrupted sleep.

ASU Student Discount Back to School Specials!

Posted on: July 13th, 2014 by Ryan Lee No Comments

AZ MATTRESS OUTLET is committed to providing college students the best mattress possible at the lowest price around, including our student specials and student discounts on TWIN, FULL, and QUEEN size sets.  We want to help students from ASU and other Arizona colleges get the best nights rest possible, without breaking mom and dads budget.  Call us today to learn about our cheap prices and high quality beds.  We know there’s tons of stress in getting your college student ready and we want to make getting them a great mattress as simple as possible.  We offer same day delivery of our mattresses to the campus and surrounding areas.  This study below is very interesting on the impact good sleep has on students at all levels.  Thanks for reading and we look forward to earning your business!

sleeping

Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in lowering the achievement of school pupils, according to researchers carrying out international education tests.

It is a particular problem in more affluent countries, with sleep experts linking it to the use of mobile phones and computers in bedrooms late at night.

Sleep deprivation is such a serious disruption that lessons have to be pitched at a lower level to accommodate sleep-starved learners, the study found.

 

Achievement gap

Other countries with the most sleep-deprived youngsters were New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Australia, England, Ireland and France. High-performing Finland is also among the most lacking in sleep.

The BBC’s Jane O’Brien reports on how lack of sleep impairs learning

Countries with the best records for getting enough sleep include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Japan and Malta.

The analysis was part of the huge data-gathering process for global education rankings – the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

I think we underestimate the impact of sleep… on average, children who have more sleep achieve higher in maths, science and reading”

These are among the biggest international benchmarks for education standards, based on tests taken by more than 900,000 pupils in primary and secondary schools in more than 50 countries and regional administrations.

The rankings of results for maths, science and reading were published at the end of last year, with Asian education systems dominating the top of the tables.

But the researchers also wanted to find out more about the influence of home life. There has been much analysis of the impact of family wealth and poverty, but the Boston College researchers also wanted to measure factors such as sleep and nutrition.

So the tests were accompanied by questionnaires for teachers, pupils and parents about sleep patterns. And this information was compared with pupils’ test results, so that the performance in maths, science and literacy could be compared with levels of sleep.

Brain food

“I think we underestimate the impact of sleep. Our data show that across countries internationally, on average, children who have more sleep achieve higher in maths, science and reading. That is exactly what our data show,” says Chad Minnich, of the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center.

“It’s the same link for children who are lacking basic nutrition,” says Mr Minnich, based at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.

Mobile phones and computers in the bedroom are blamed for disrupting sleep

“If you are unable to concentrate, to attend mentally, you are unable to achieve at your optimal level, because your mind and body are in need of something more basic.

“Sleep is a fundamental need for all children. If teachers report such large proportions of children suffering from lack of sleep, it’s having a significant impact.

“But worse than that, teachers are having to modify their instruction based on those children who are suffering from a lack of sleep.

“The children who are suffering from a lack of sleep are driving down instruction.”

That means that even the children who are getting enough sleep are still suffering from this sleep-related dumbing-down.

Cramming school

The researchers uncovered regional trends that bucked expectations.

Asian countries are the highest-performing in maths tests – and Mr Minnich says this has often been associated with long hours and cramming in after-school classes.

Having a computer screen that is eight inches away from your face is going to expose you to a lot more light than watching a television on the opposite side of the room”

“One would assume that they would be extremely tired,” he said. “And yet when we look at the sleep factor for them, they don’t necessarily seem to be suffering from as much sleep deprivation as the other countries.”

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t going to transform an underperforming country into an education superpower. For instance, the least sleepy pupils seem to be in Azerbaijan, but they are still considerably behind the most sleep-deprived pupils in Finland.

But researchers say that it does show how differently individual pupils might be placed on the ability spectrum, with lack of sleep representing the difference between being high-performing and average.

There are also big changes as pupils get older. Younger pupils in South Korea have among the lowest levels of sleep deprivation in the world, but in secondary school they have some of the worst problems.

There are differences within countries too. At the level of US states, among secondary pupils Colorado has a much worse problem with lack of sleep than Massachusetts.

What the study does not show is why young people are missing out on sleep – or why more technologically advanced countries seem to have the biggest difficulties.

But sleep experts point to a particular problem due to technology in children’s bedroom – specifically the use of screens on smartphones or laptops late at night.

Serious barrier to learning

It isn’t only that young people are kept awake by messaging their friends or using the internet. The light from the screen, held close to the face, is physically disruptive to the natural onset of sleep.

“Having a computer screen that is eight inches away from your face is going to expose you to a lot more light than watching a television on the opposite side of the room,” says Karrie Fitzpatrick, sleep researcher at Northwestern University in Illinois.

“It’s going to tell your brain to stay awake,” says Dr Fitzpatrick.

Sleep exhaustion has become part of the 24-hour culture

“That light can reset the whole circadian rhythm system and say, ‘Wait a minute, it’s not time to go to bed’.”

Lack of sleep is also a serious physical barrier to learning.

“Sleepiness is a problem at all stages that are relevant to learning, memory and academic performance,” says Derk-Jan Dijk, director of the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey.

Research into sleep disorders and brain function has shown the importance of sleep in memory and consolidating information.

Without sleep, the brain struggles to absorb and retain ideas.

“There is a growing interest in the associations between adequate sleep and academic performance,” says Prof Dijk.

‘Loss can be reversed’

Dr Fitzpatrick says lack of sleep is going to leave pupils more emotionally volatile, more potentially disruptive and physically struggling to learn.

And she says that the loss of sleep and short-term attempts to catch up can cause further and complex disruptions to the way the brain tries to store information.

But there is good news. If you start getting enough sleep on a regular basis, the loss to learning can be reversed.

“As long you haven’t gone into extreme sleep deprivation, if you go back to seven to nine hours per night, as long as there has been no permanent damage, you can probably restore the functionality of accumulating, processing and being able to recall memories,” says Dr Fitzpatrick.

“The basis of learning will likely be restored to normal levels.”

Otherwise trying to study without sleep is going to be tough. “Your brain is running on empty.”

Grand Opening Sale! Free Vegas Stay!

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Ryan Lee No Comments

We are excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new location in East Mesa on Main St.  Conveniently located in the East Valley just off the Red Mountain 202 and Main Street/Apache Boulevard.  The exact address is 8151 E. Apache Blvd Suite 15 Mesa AZ 85207.  We are offering HUGE saving at every location to celebrate!  Come visit any of our locations for our grand opening sale!  We will have clearance mattresses slashed to move.  We can deliver the same day and besides our amazing low prices we are also offering a FREE 3 DAY 2 NIGHTS stay in LAS VEGAS!  Thats right, purchase any of our brand name mattresses including Sealy, Simmons, Serta, Stearns & Foster, or ANY mattress and receive your VEGAS GET-A-WAY!  You heard right, any bed, any size….KING, QUEENS, CAL KING, FULL, and even TWINS!  Dont miss out as this offer is good while supplies last. So come in today!

We carry lots of Sealy beds….this is why

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by Ryan Lee No Comments

We carry lots of Sealy beds….this is why…their history

Lie on any Sealy mattress and you channel a century and a quarter of mattress ingenuity. A journey that began in 1881 in the town of Sealy, Texas, when Daniel Haynes, cotton gin builder, filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress. And then another. And then another. His business grew exponentially, which led to more innovations and several patents. Among them, a machine that compressed cotton.

Fifteen years later, Haynes sold his patents to a Texas Company that retained the Sealy handle. Soon after, ad exec Earl Edwards penned the slogan “Sleeping on a Sealy is like sleeping on a cloud.” And with that, Sealy mattresses were a national phenomenon. By 1920, Sealy had 23 licensed plants in many regions.

Even in the face of the Great Depression, they managed to not only stay afloat, but to introduce a new product–the Button-Free Innerspring.

The innovations didn’t end there. Sealy continued their quest for the world to sleep better for decades to come. Milestones include the introduction of the Sealy Posturepedic mattress. Being the first mattress company to display and advertise a king-sized bed. Creating an Orthopedic Advisory Board. Reinventing the innerspring coil and the box spring. Patenting a variety of groundbreaking technologies, including Posture Channels and Pressure Relief Inlays designed to relieve pressure points that cause tossing and turning. And the list continues to grow to this day. In late 1983, Sealy purchased the Stearns & Foster Company. True to the Sealy heritage, these mattresses redefined luxury and expressed a dedication to craftsmanship and intricate detail. Making it a perfect and sound addition to the Sealy family of beds.

Today the company owns and operates 25 bedding plants in the U.S. Three are dedicated to innerspring and foundation component parts and one is dedicated to producing its very own latex–another first in the mattress industry.

For three decades, Sealy has been number one in market share and unwavering in its vision to help the world sleep better. And through its design, manufacturing and leadership, Sealy is poised to continue its legacy for years to come.

STORE MOVING… LIQUIDATION SALE… EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Ryan Lee No Comments

STORE MOVING…LIQUIDATION SALE…EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Mesa Mattress Store2013 has come to an end…..but here at AZ Mattress Outlet, it’s only the end of our beginning.   We began this business in our 882 square foot location at 801 S Power Rd Ste #103 in Mesa 6 years ago.  From those humble beginnings we have grown to open up several other stores throughout the valley.  Our success company-wide over these last several years is greatly attributed to the local community that has supported us by giving us their business here in our Mesa location and by the wonderful staff that has given unparalleled customer service to our cherished customers.

We have opened a new store just up the street, three times the size as this first store.  Due to the success of our new location in Mesa at 1229 S Power Rd Ste #105 and the others throughout the valley, we have finally decided to close the doors on our tiny store where this all started for us.   Business is going strong and it’s time for us to upgrade!  We’ve outgrown this location and need more space.  To show our appreciation to our customers and the community, we are going to sell everything we’ve got here at unbelievably low prices!  Our loss is your gain.  Better said, our success is your gain!

We don’t want to transfer any inventory from this Mesa store to any of our other stores.  We want to LIQUIDATE it!  We are having a HUGE mattress sale for the next week until the store closes.  This liquidation sale is this week only!  Come visit us, bring your trucks, check out our inventory, be amazed at our Store CLOSEOUT prices, and let’s make a deal!  Every size Mattress set on sale, Queen, King, Full, Twin.  Every Brand, Sealy, Simmons, Serta, Stearns and Foster. Every model, pillowtop, memory foam, latex, pocket coil, tempurpedic style foam, and more!

Get More Sleep in 2014

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by Ryan Lee No Comments

Lots of people make New Years resolutions to get healthy in many different way.  Diets, exercise, outdoor activities and other ideas tend to top peoples lists.  But did you know that the amount of sleep you get can drastically affect every area of your health?  Mental health and physical health are largely correlated to not only the amount of sleep you get, but the quality as well.

That’s where AZ MATTRESS OUTLET can help.  We sell mattresses of all brands and sizes at a fraction of the retail price.  To make sure your getting the best rest possible at the cheapest price we are lowing ALL our prices on every mattress and mattress set through out each of our 5 valley locations.  Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you find the mattress that’s perfect for you.  So if your looking for a huge sale on mattresses and want to start 2014 off right, come see us.  We have show rooms in Tempe and Phoenix. If you live in the East Valley we have stores in Chandler and Mesa.  Check out our wholesale like prices on King Memory Foam, Queen tempurpedic style beds or Full and Twin beds in all makes and models.

We will not be under sold and will match or beat any competitors pricing on the exact bed (floor models or clearance items from other stores not included) Why pay outrageous prices at Sleep America, Mattress Firm, The Dump, Mor Furniture, Ashley Room Store, or any other big box stores?  We have the exact same beds at drastic savings.  We offer no credit check financing and 90 days same as cash.  Apply today, by online or visit a showroom and have your new bed delivered the same day.

We appreciate your support of a locally owned family business.

Sleep Tips

Posted on: October 12th, 2013 by Ryan Lee No Comments

A few key things should help. Try going to bed and getting up at the same time every day – even on the weekends. This will help keep your biological clock in sync. Develop a sleep ritual by doing the same things each night just before bed. Parents often establish a routine for their kids, but it can help adults, too. A routine cues the body to settle down for the night. Another hint: Unwind early in the evening so that worries and distractions don’t keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. Finally, create a restful sleep environment – sleep in a cool, quiet, dark room on a comfortable, supportive mattress and foundation – to get your best night’s rest. If you’re sleeping as much as you need, but still find that you’re sleepy during the day, you should consult your doctor to see if you might have a medical condition interfering with your sleep. Of course the right mattress is critical to your sleep cycle. It’s important to buy the highest quality bed you can afford within your budget. Cheap beds could mean less springs and pressure points in your body cause interruption in your sleep cycle. At AZ MATTRESS OUTLET we have clearance, liquidation, overstock, and model year end clearance mattresses that will be the foundation for a perfect sleep cycle. We carry mattresses with latex, memory foam with cooling gel, pocket coils, and pillow tops.  We have what you need at a price you can afford!

Students Lack of Sleep Hurts Education

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Ryan Lee No Comments

AZ MATTRESS OUTLET is committed to providing college students the best mattress possible at the lowest price around, including our student specials.  We want to help students from ASU and other Arizona colleges get the best nights rest possible, without breaking mom and dads budget.  Call us today to learn about our cheap prices and high quality beds.  We know there’s tons of stress in getting your college student ready and we want to make getting them a great mattress as simple as possible.  This study below is very interesting on the impact good sleep has on students at all levels.  Thanks for ready and we look forward to earning your business!

sleeping

Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in lowering the achievement of school pupils, according to researchers carrying out international education tests.

It is a particular problem in more affluent countries, with sleep experts linking it to the use of mobile phones and computers in bedrooms late at night.

Sleep deprivation is such a serious disruption that lessons have to be pitched at a lower level to accommodate sleep-starved learners, the study found.

 

Achievement gap

Other countries with the most sleep-deprived youngsters were New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Australia, England, Ireland and France. High-performing Finland is also among the most lacking in sleep.

The BBC’s Jane O’Brien reports on how lack of sleep impairs learning

Countries with the best records for getting enough sleep include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Japan and Malta.

The analysis was part of the huge data-gathering process for global education rankings – the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

I think we underestimate the impact of sleep… on average, children who have more sleep achieve higher in maths, science and reading”

These are among the biggest international benchmarks for education standards, based on tests taken by more than 900,000 pupils in primary and secondary schools in more than 50 countries and regional administrations.

The rankings of results for maths, science and reading were published at the end of last year, with Asian education systems dominating the top of the tables.

But the researchers also wanted to find out more about the influence of home life. There has been much analysis of the impact of family wealth and poverty, but the Boston College researchers also wanted to measure factors such as sleep and nutrition.

So the tests were accompanied by questionnaires for teachers, pupils and parents about sleep patterns. And this information was compared with pupils’ test results, so that the performance in maths, science and literacy could be compared with levels of sleep.

Brain food

“I think we underestimate the impact of sleep. Our data show that across countries internationally, on average, children who have more sleep achieve higher in maths, science and reading. That is exactly what our data show,” says Chad Minnich, of the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center.

“It’s the same link for children who are lacking basic nutrition,” says Mr Minnich, based at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.

Mobile phones and computers in the bedroom are blamed for disrupting sleep

“If you are unable to concentrate, to attend mentally, you are unable to achieve at your optimal level, because your mind and body are in need of something more basic.

“Sleep is a fundamental need for all children. If teachers report such large proportions of children suffering from lack of sleep, it’s having a significant impact.

“But worse than that, teachers are having to modify their instruction based on those children who are suffering from a lack of sleep.

“The children who are suffering from a lack of sleep are driving down instruction.”

That means that even the children who are getting enough sleep are still suffering from this sleep-related dumbing-down.

Cramming school

The researchers uncovered regional trends that bucked expectations.

Asian countries are the highest-performing in maths tests – and Mr Minnich says this has often been associated with long hours and cramming in after-school classes.

Having a computer screen that is eight inches away from your face is going to expose you to a lot more light than watching a television on the opposite side of the room”

“One would assume that they would be extremely tired,” he said. “And yet when we look at the sleep factor for them, they don’t necessarily seem to be suffering from as much sleep deprivation as the other countries.”

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t going to transform an underperforming country into an education superpower. For instance, the least sleepy pupils seem to be in Azerbaijan, but they are still considerably behind the most sleep-deprived pupils in Finland.

But researchers say that it does show how differently individual pupils might be placed on the ability spectrum, with lack of sleep representing the difference between being high-performing and average.

There are also big changes as pupils get older. Younger pupils in South Korea have among the lowest levels of sleep deprivation in the world, but in secondary school they have some of the worst problems.

There are differences within countries too. At the level of US states, among secondary pupils Colorado has a much worse problem with lack of sleep than Massachusetts.

What the study does not show is why young people are missing out on sleep – or why more technologically advanced countries seem to have the biggest difficulties.

But sleep experts point to a particular problem due to technology in children’s bedroom – specifically the use of screens on smartphones or laptops late at night.

Serious barrier to learning

It isn’t only that young people are kept awake by messaging their friends or using the internet. The light from the screen, held close to the face, is physically disruptive to the natural onset of sleep.

“Having a computer screen that is eight inches away from your face is going to expose you to a lot more light than watching a television on the opposite side of the room,” says Karrie Fitzpatrick, sleep researcher at Northwestern University in Illinois.

“It’s going to tell your brain to stay awake,” says Dr Fitzpatrick.

Sleep exhaustion has become part of the 24-hour culture

“That light can reset the whole circadian rhythm system and say, ‘Wait a minute, it’s not time to go to bed’.”

Lack of sleep is also a serious physical barrier to learning.

“Sleepiness is a problem at all stages that are relevant to learning, memory and academic performance,” says Derk-Jan Dijk, director of the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey.

Research into sleep disorders and brain function has shown the importance of sleep in memory and consolidating information.

Without sleep, the brain struggles to absorb and retain ideas.

“There is a growing interest in the associations between adequate sleep and academic performance,” says Prof Dijk.

‘Loss can be reversed’

Dr Fitzpatrick says lack of sleep is going to leave pupils more emotionally volatile, more potentially disruptive and physically struggling to learn.

And she says that the loss of sleep and short-term attempts to catch up can cause further and complex disruptions to the way the brain tries to store information.

But there is good news. If you start getting enough sleep on a regular basis, the loss to learning can be reversed.

“As long you haven’t gone into extreme sleep deprivation, if you go back to seven to nine hours per night, as long as there has been no permanent damage, you can probably restore the functionality of accumulating, processing and being able to recall memories,” says Dr Fitzpatrick.

“The basis of learning will likely be restored to normal levels.”

Otherwise trying to study without sleep is going to be tough. “Your brain is running on empty.”

Coils VS Memory Foam

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Ryan Lee No Comments

Coils VS Foam
Individually wrapped coils are the most popular coil support system on the market. They offer a weightless, buoyant feel, but with all of the pressure relieving, motion separating benefits of an all foam core. Many people prefer the feel of a wrapped coil support system because it offers bi-directional support by both absorbing weight and pushing back to instantly conform to your body and relieve pressure across your entire body.
All foam support systems (or tempurpedic style memory foam) offer great pressure relief and no motion transfer. All foam support systems tend to have a more solid, sturdy feel. They don’t push back against your body or have the “give” of a traditional innerspring mattress. Rather they provide lasting, conforming support to your entire body and have a stable, solid, supportive feel.
Both wrapped coils and all foam support systems do not transfer motion so you can sleep soundly throughout the night without being disturbed by your partner. Studies have shown that sleep helps your muscles and skin heal and replenish themselves so they remain healthy and nourished. By relieving pressure points on your body at night, wrapped coils and all foam support systems allow your blood to circulate and flow more efficiently, bringing needed oxygen and nourishment to cells throughout your body.

Removing pressure points also reduces tossing and turning at night by preventing blood to stagnate in high pressure areas, which sends a signal to your brain telling your body to move. When you toss and turn at night, you subtly wake yourself up and pull yourself out of the most rejuvenating and healthy levels of sleep.
In terms of comfort, wrapped coils and all foam support systems both provide amazing pressure relief and comfort, but offer 2 distinct feels and ways of reducing pressure. Neither is “better than” the other, it really comes down to your personal preference.
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Firm Mattresses aren’t always better for your back

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Ryan Lee No Comments

Firm mattresses aren’t always better for your back. Think twice before buying a hard or ultra firm mattress. There is a difference between firm support and firm feel. You want firm support with a comfortable feel (comfortable will be defined by your personal preference). Research has shown that on average the best mattress for lower back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than an ultra firm mattress. Everyone is different, so discuss back issues with your doctor and find the right fit for your body. Any mattress that helps you sleep comfortably and wake up feeling refreshed, without pain and stiffness, is the best mattress for you. There is no single mattress that works for all people. You should choose the mattress that provides adequate support and meets your standards for comfort and allows you to get a good night’s sleep.

WHY IS BUYING A MATTRESS SO CONFUSING?!

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Ryan Lee No Comments

Why does buying a mattress remain such a confusing and confounding experience?  Unfortunately, mattress manufacturers and retailers have a long standing policy of making it difficult, if not impossible, to compare mattresses from store to store or manufacturer to manufacturer.  For example, mattress manufacturers make the same mattress under different names (so each retailer has a “unique” model).  At AZ MATTRESS OUTLET we get overstock or cosmetic blemished models from every major retailer across the country and can show you side by side models from different retailers. Found a bed your in love with at a retailer but dont want to pay the outrageous sticker price? Call us, we will track down the exact model or the same bed with a different model name and transfer it to our location nearest you.  The mattress marketplace has become increasingly complex over the past 15 years. It used to be you had just one basic choice — an innersrping mattress. These days innersprings have not only become more complicated (as they have gained size, they’ve also gained a variety of different layers, pillow-top options, and spring variations), but there are also a variety of other beds now becoming increasingly popular.  These new options, offering newer technologies, include memory foam, air beds, and latex mattresses.  At any of our 6 valley locations you will find a variety of options in each of these types of beds.