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Here you'll find articles about how to improve the quality of your sleep, your daily function and how to reach your full daily potential.


'Tis the Season to Be Sleeping

Stressed out during the holidays? Check out Sit 'n Sleep's guide on how to maintain your sanity during this nerve-racking time of year. You might find out the best way to get through it is to sleep through it!

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The Truth About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs don’t just live in New York City these days. They’re everywhere! Travelers and vacationers all across the country live in fear that their hotel might be hit with an infestation. A few bed bugs picked up on the go might translate to a ruined mattress and disrupted life.

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A Brief History of Pajamas

Why do people wear pajamas? And why do they have such a funny name? Sit 'n Sleep investigates.

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A Brief History of Sleep

As time has marched on people have gained a much wider understanding of why we sleep, dream and, most importantly, how to do so comfortably. To show our readers how we've arrived at this point, here's a brief timeline of sleep history.

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Are People Really Sleep Texting?

Are people really sleep texting? According to a recent study, yes they are.

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Bed Bugs: Are Insecticides the Real Problem?

With bed bugs on the rise in metropolitan areas, most notably New York City, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a three-year study that has linked one death and 80 illnesses to bed bug insecticides.

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Can Good Sleep Habits Make You Wealthy?

Can improving one's sleep habits make a big difference in their pocketbook or savings account?

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Can't Sleep? You're Not Alone

According to the National Institute of Health, insomnia affects more than 70 million individuals in the United States. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, insomnia can take complete control of your natural sleep routine and leave you groggy, exhausted, miserable, and ineffective in the morning.

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Dust Mites, Allergies, And Your Mattress

Do you wake up in the morning itchy, wheezing and sneezing? Most likely it's because you've got unwelcome company living in your mattress. You may think you're getting your 40 winks alone or with your sleeping partner, but in the recesses of your mattress, box spring and pillows you are joined by a happy family of millions of dust mites!

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Five BIG Sleep Myths Debunked

Five BIG Sleep Myths Debunked

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HOW TO BATTLE BACK PAIN AND GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

Back pain can be one of the most debilitating ailments a person can experience and it will affect 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives.

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Is Your Mattress Making You Fat?

Could your mattress be making you fat? You might be surprised to learn that poor quality sleep and lack of sleep have been correlated to weight gain in recent studies!

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Links to Scientific Research on the Relationship Between Sleep and Weight

Supporting studies on the relationship between sleep and weight loss.

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Make the Holidays Comfortable for Your Guests

If you're having guests over for the holidays, you'll want to check out our tips on how to make it a great experience for all parties involved. But we warn you - your guests may start suggesting celebrating at your place every year!

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Melatonin - Sleep Aid or Placebo?

Melatonin is a popular natural sleep aid and some say it can protect cells from free radical damage, prevent cancer and extend life. Sold primarily as an over-the-counter sleep aid, melatonin is legal in the United States and can easily be purchased in the herbal remedies section of your local drug store or supermarket. But, is it really effective as a sleep aid?

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Real "Summertime Blues"

Affecting around five percent of Americans, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a debilitating depression affecting sufferers in the winter months. In addition to feeling melancholy, people with SAD have increased appetite and can have a hard time getting out of bed. For people with SAD, nothing cheers them up like the spring and summer months when their symptoms go away. But for a smaller group of Americans with summer SAD, or Reverse SAD, the opposite is true.

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Should You Sleep with Your Pet?

Given the potential health problems that can stem from spending up to eight hours a night in close proximity to an animal, should humans really be sleeping with their pets?

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Sit 'n Sleep's Ten Tips to Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

Sit 'n Sleep's Ten Tips to Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

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SIT 'N SLEEP's TOP TEN SLEEP TIPS FOR 2012

Sit 'n Sleep has teamed up with Dr. Peter Fotinakes, Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Diplomat to the American Board of Sleep Medicine and Neurology, and created a list of the top 10 things you can do to sleep better into the New Year:

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Sleep and Mental Disorders

In the past, mental health practitioners were quick to believe that psychiatric disorders caused chronic sleep problems. These days, doctors are starting to believe that many psychiatric disorders are either made worse by chronic sleep problems or, in some cases, even caused by the sleep disorder.

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Sleep Health: A Look at Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a debilitating health condition that 12 million Americans suffer from. Sleep apnea can cause a number of health issues including weight gain, cognitive problems, impotency, headaches and a lack of productivity at work

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Sleep Through The Heat This Summer

Getting a good night's rest can be difficult in the summer. Sweltering heat and greater exposure to light in the morning hours makes the summer the hardest time for people to get quality sleep. So, to help you sleep well this summer, we've put together a list of five ways you can improve your sleep in the heat!

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Sleep Tips for Couples

There are many factors that help create a great relationship whether it's communication, spending quality time together, equally dividing tasks or managing your money well. But for some couples, even though they've come close to perfecting their day-to-day, waking lives together; they may still face some real troubles when it comes to sharing a bed at night.

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The Five Reasons Why You Should Be Napping

The Five Reasons Why You Should Be Napping

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The History of Pillows

The History of Pillows

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The History of the Teddy Bear

What has helped more children get a good night's rest than just about anything over the last century? The teddy bear. Teddy bears have not only helped kids get to sleep they've also taken the role of best friend, ally and confidante and have helped them feel secure in the scariest of circumstances.

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We Need Our Beauty Sleep

Although the concept of beauty sleep has for the most part been relegated to the realm the old-wives' tale, studies show it's actually true!

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We Sleep For a Reason: Are You Getting Yours?

It may seem obvious that sleep is important for the proper function in our daily lives, but if it is such an obvious concept, why are so many people lacking the proper amount of sleep at night? Along with the innumerable health concerns that are linked with sleep deprivation, there are other, non-medical aspects of our lives that are affected by the amount of sleep we receive each night.

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Where Do Dust Mites Go to The Bathroom?

One in three people are allergic to dust mite waste so it's no secret why they're the leading cause of household allergies.

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Why Do We Yawn?

Here, the crack research team at Sit 'n Sleep attempts to corral some of the research out there to provide our readers with insights into the bizarre behavior known as yawning.

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Why Night Caps are Bad for Your Sleep

Alcohol before bedtime does a good job at making you feel relaxed and studies have shown that alcohol does make people fall asleep faster. So, besides the negative effects that alcohol can have on your health, why is it that drinking before for bed time is bad for your sleep?

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Sleep and Health Articles

In an ongoing effort to spread the word about benefits of a healthy night's rest, we've collected these informative articles to help So Cal sleepers get the best night's sleep possible!

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The Art of Power Napping

If you've even been on vacation in a Latin American country and found that none of the shops were open after lunch time, it's because the entire country has settled down for a well-deserved siesta. In America and England, life is more of a rat race so we've instituted the term "power nap" to describe this midday snooze because it better aligns with our Puritanical work ethic. Although the name has been changed there is still a bit of guilt associated with a midday nap.

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Work On Your Resolutions In Your Sleep!

If your new year's resolutions include losing weight, being more productive, and having more energy to do the things you enjoy, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that you need only make one resolution: get better sleep!

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Insomniac Sale - Tonight, April 30th, 2014!

Insomniac sale - online savings!

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Mattress Technology

Memory Foam Advanced Technologies

In the early 1970's, NASA's research center funded the development of a material used to reduce g-force on the body during space shuttle lift-off. It was thought that one of the main factors in reducing this intense pressure would be to create a foam material that would conform and hold to the shape of the body.

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All About Latex Mattresses

With new mattress technologies emerging, it's difficult to understand what kinds of mattress offer the benefits you need. This article explains what you get when you buy a Latex mattress.

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All About Mattress Coils

Confused about what kind of coil you should be looking for in a mattress? You're not the only one. Read this article for detailed information on the most common types of mattress coils. What types of mattress coils are best for me?

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Are Latex Mattresses Right For You?

Chances are you've heard of latex mattresses, but how do you know if they're right for you? Learn the benefits of this new mattress technology.

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Sleep Study: Fragmented Sleep May Impair Memory

Having difficulty recalling the name of the person you met at a party last night? While most people chalk this up to age or just being forgetful, it may be the cause of something seemingly unrelated. Small memory blunders may have to do with the quality of sleep you receive each night.

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What Type of Mattress is Best for You?

Being that each of us has a unique body type there is no one perfect mattress that works for everyone.

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Mattress Tips

Choosing The Right Mattress

If you feel a little uncomfortable about shopping for a new mattress, you're not alone. Most people only shop for a mattress once every decade - if that - so it's understandable if you're not completely sure what style or size of mattress you should be looking to purchase. That's why Sit 'n Sleep has compiled this list of a few of the important things you should consider to find a mattress that delivers the comforting and rejuvenating sleep you deserve.

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What Position is Best For Sleeping?

What position is the best for getting a restful night's sleep? Some positions are better for relieving aches and pains. For detailed information about the best sleep positions read our article in the Sleep Resources section.

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Caring For Your Mattress

Most mattresses last about eight years before they need to be replaced. But, did you know that if it isn't maintained or cared for properly it will have to be replaced much sooner. To get the most out of the place where you spend one third of your life, there are several easy ways to care for your mattress.

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Replace Every 8

You probably know that an old mattress can prevent you from getting the type of healthy, regular sleep that keeps your body feeling young. As you age, getting quality sleep is critical to maintaining your health, vitality and weight. Did you know that your mattress goes through the aging process too? In fact, after about eight years, your mattress will have lived its natural life span and then some. If your mattress is eight years old - or older - it's time to replace it! Read on to find out why.

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Say Goodbye To Belly Fat With A Good Night's Rest

You may already know that not enough sleep can make you hungrier and more likely to overeat. But did you know that not enough sleep can cause your weight gain to occur in the most unflattering of places? Yes, you guessed it - right in your belly! Read on to discover how sleep and belly fat are related.

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A Brief History of Lullabies

No matter where on the planet or in what year you were born, your mother sang you a lullaby before putting you to sleep. Lullabies have existed throughout human history and some of the ones we sing to this day are hundreds of years old.

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How to Protect Your Mattress

The best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your mattress is by having a quality mattress protector.

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Adjust Your Thoughts on Adjustable Beds

Couples and single people alike are adding another dimension to their bedrooms by taking advantage of the infinite lifestyle options that come with an adjustable bed.

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Tips for Sleeping in the Great Outdoors

You may think Sit 'n Sleep is just a mattress store that only knows about sleeping indoors on comfortable mattresses but, we also know something about how to get the best sleep possible outdoors as well.

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The Truth About Thread Counts

You've heard thread count being discussed on television, celebrity blogs and home improvement shows. But when it comes to having soft, comfortable sheets, does thread count really matter?

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Sit 'n Sleep Voted "Best of OC"!

We'd like to offer a big thanks to all who voted Sit 'n Sleep among the Best of Orange County in the mattress retailer category.

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About Sit 'n Sleep

About Sit 'n Sleep - Discover the history of Sit 'n Sleep and how we have become so well known amongst the Southern California community.


About Sit 'n Sleep

During the last three decades, Sit 'n Sleep has grown to become one of the largest mattress retailers in the United States, selling more mattresses per store than any other retailer in the country. Sit 'n Sleep is comprised of 37 superstore locations (and counting) throughout Southern California and a 240,000 square foot distribution center and corporate office space in Gardena, CA employing close to 300 people.

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Customer Service Mission Statement

At Sit 'n Sleep, you are our greatest asset. We dedicate our time to creating positive experiences in your interactions with our company. We hope to portray our genuine concern for your health and well-being while providing you with the things you need.

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Sit 'n Sleep On The Web

With a presence on popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Sit 'n Sleep has been able to communicate with customers both near and far. Check out our profiles on the following sites.

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History

Nearly three decades after he founded the company, Larry Miller remains actively involved with Sit 'n Sleep as the company's President and CEO. With 37 locations across Southern California, Sit 'n Sleep has become one of the largest and most-respected mattress retailers in the United States.

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FAQs

Frequently asked Questions about Orders, Returns, Mattresses, Sit 'n Sleep, Larry, Irwin, and more.

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Pickup & Recycling

Our pickup & recycling service makes it a cinch for our customers to easily dispose of their old mattress, box springs, and bed frame.

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Legal

At Sit N Sleep, we respect the privacy of our customers. We are committed to protecting the integrity and security of your personal information. To that end, we have created this Privacy Policy to provide you with notice of what information we collect on this Web site ("Site") and how such information may be used.

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Sit 'n Sleep Commercials

Sit 'n Sleep commercials, on both the radio and television, have become a staple in Los Angeles pop culture. Phrases like "You're killing me, Larry" and "Or your mattress is FREE" have made their way through airwaves for nearly two decades. Here you'll find Sit 'n Sleep commercials for holiday sales, promotional videos and radio spots.

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Contact Sit 'n Sleep

Find Sit 'n Sleep contact information for general information, store locations, store hours, and more.

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Careers at Sit 'n Sleep

Sit 'n Sleep is the #1 mattress retailer in Southern California and the recognized leader in our field.

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Meet Our Sleep Consultants

*Just about everyone in Southern California is familiar with our owner, Larry Miller, from his funny and attention-grabbing TV and radio commercials. Throughout the years, Larry has done battle with his accountant, Irwin, millions of pesky dust mites and our competitors' high prices. This month in our television and radio ads, Larry is taking a break from his adventures to introduce you to some of Sit 'n Sleep's loyal Sleep Consultants. To help you get to know some of our Sit 'n Sleep family, we've asked them a few questions about what it's like to work at one of So Cal's most instantly recognizable retailers.*

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Meet a Sleep Consultant

Since 1978, Sit 'n Sleep has been serving So Cal not just by giving our customers unbeatable prices, but by offering top-notch customer service as well. You know our owner, Larry Miller, from our TV and radio commercials, but the real stars at Sit 'n Sleep are our Sleep Consultants.

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So Cal Cheers the Return of Irwin!

Recently, Southern Californians have been cheering the return of their favorite CPA, Sit 'n Sleep's beloved, Irwin. After disappearing from the airwaves nearly two years ago, Larry Miller's flustered-yet-loyal accountant is back, appearing in Sit 'n Sleep's hilarious 2010 Year End Clearance radio commercial.

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Get FREE Delivery on Most Mattresses!

Our great customer service isn't just at our superstores, at Sit 'n Sleep we pride ourselves on our professional and friendly delivery staff as well.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Thanks Sit 'n Sleep

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles posted a special thank You to Sit 'n Sleep on their Facebook page for its work in helping grant wishes.

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Get Sit 'n Sleep Ringtones

Our popular catchphrases, "Sit 'n Sleep will beat anyone's advertised price or your mattress is freee!" and "You're killing me, Larry!" are not only synonymous with the Sit 'n Sleep brand, they've become part of Southern California vernacular, dude.

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Sit 'n Sleep Voted "Best Mattress Store" By L.A. Times Readers

Sit 'n Sleep was selected as "Best Mattress Store" in Southern California in The Los Angeles Times 2011 Readers' Choice Awards.

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Sit 'n Sleep's Privacy Policy

Sit 'n Sleep ("Sit 'n Sleep") recognizes that many people who visit our Web site are concerned about how personal information they provide online is maintained and used by Sit 'n Sleep. To address these concerns and to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy, we have developed and implemented this privacy policy so you will know how Sit 'n Sleep gathers and provides information. Please review our privacy policy from time to time as we may update or change it periodically.

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K-EARTH 101 Pajama Party at Sit 'n Sleep West Hollywood

The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show broadcast live from the brand new Sit 'n Sleep location in West Hollywood on Friday, March 2.

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SIT 'N SLEEP HELPS CONSUMERS STAY WELL RESTED WHILE TRAVELING

Local Travel Experts Team -Up with Sit 'n Sleep to Provide Tips on Jetlag Free Travel

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Sit 'n Sleep Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Help Area Families

Sit 'n Sleep Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Help Area Families

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Legal

Online Purchasing Agreement

Here are a few tips on what to expect on your new purchase, please keep in mind that all mattresses manufactured in the United States are hand-assembled. No two mattresses will ever be identical and there will always be minor imperfections. Please don't be alarmed. These minor imperfections will in no way affect the warranty or affect the physical performance of the mattress set. You should carefully read your warranty in addition to information we provide below.

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Sit 'n Sleep and AAA

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Back to School Savings! Students save 10% off at Sit 'n Sleep.

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Sit 'n Sleep Labor Day Mattress Sale

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Sit 'n Sleep New Years Mattress Sale

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We'll beat anyone's advertised price of your mattress is freeeee! Learn more about our price guarantee.

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