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Blog posts of '2023' 'October'

Stray Rescue

Mattress Direct Donation Collection Sites for Stray Rescue

St. Louis During the pandemic we provided aid to Lux St. Lou’s efforts to help place adoptable dogs in homes, through social media by hosting the weekly program in our Marhsall Home and Mattress Direct locations. Since then, our love for the mission of Stray Rescue of St. Louis has grown so we have decided to partner with Lux St. Lou again and sponsor all adoptions over the age of 6 months, dogs and cats, in the month of August. In addition to our sponsorship of adoptions, we are also offering our store locations as donation collection sites for some much-needed supplies for Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Find your nearest neighborhood Mattress Direct to drop off any of these supplies:

Kitty Litter

Dog Treats

Wet Cat Food

Large Wire Crates

Slip Leads Collars (medium & large)


Large Pet Beds

Bleach Spray Cleaners

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

White Copy Paper

Gently Used Towels, Flat Sheets, Blankets & Comforters

To keep up with this event, tune into our weekly podcast, Sleepless in St. Louis on Tuesdays to learn more about the available dogs and cats from Stray Rescue of St. Louis. You can live stream Sleepless in St. Louis on our Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube channels. Follow us on your preferred platform of choice including our Pinterest page to continue learning about our local community efforts, sleep wellness tips and of course mattresses At Mattress Direct, being a part of the community is what we do. And you are invited to join us in making a difference for these adorable pets whether by adoption, fostering or donating the needed supplies.

What happens if you don't get enough sleep?

Sleep is a vital process for our body and mind, and sleep deprivation can have significant effects on our health and well-being. When we do not get enough sleep, our body goes through several changes, including:

  1. Impaired cognitive function: Sleep deprivation can impair our cognitive function, including memory, attention, and decision-making. It can also affect our ability to learn new information and perform complex tasks.

  2. Increased risk of accidents: Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of accidents, especially those related to driving or operating heavy machinery.

  3. Mood changes: Lack of sleep can cause irritability, mood swings, and even depression in some cases.

  4. Weakened immune system: Chronic sleep deprivation can weaken our immune system, making us more susceptible to infections and illnesses.

  5. Weight gain: Sleep deprivation can disrupt the hormones that control appetite and metabolism, leading to weight gain and an increased risk of obesity.

  6. Cardiovascular problems: Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

  7. Reduced sex drive: Sleep deprivation can reduce sex drive and affect reproductive health in both men and women.

It is essential to prioritize getting enough sleep for our overall health and well-being. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep per night, while teenagers need 8-10 hours, and children need 9-11 hours of sleep per night.