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7943 Highway N

Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

636-625-1440 click to call

 

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4290 North Service Road
St. Peters MO 63376
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O'fallon MO 63366
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Outreach: MD & Friends of Kids with Cancer

Community Outreach: Mattress Direct & Friends of Kids with Cancer 

 

This summer Mattress Direct chose to shine a light on what the fine folks at Friends of Kids with Cancer are doing by offering their showrooms across the Greater St. Louis area as collection sites for their Toy Drive.  

Pat McCurren, Sleep Expert at Mattress Direct, shared “we’ve seen such great results” by witnessing individuals across St. Louis City and County, St. Charles City and County and even across the river in Illinois bring arm loads of toys to their nearest showroom to donate. Some of these were individuals who learned about it from KMOV on TV or on Facebook Live while others were shoppers in for mattresses and saw what the company was doing and wanted to be a part of it.  

 

 

The decision to partner with Friends of Kids with Cancer was personal for Pat and he shared: 

“In my world, y’know, I lost one of my first cousins at 11, and he was signing up for youth football, started a practice in August, they noticed some bruises, they visited the doctor and then he’s gone in October. And so, there really wasn’t even enough time for an organization like Friends of Kids with Cancer to be able to help him. ButI think about that and even at the time, y’know, when you lose a grandparent or somebody who has lived most of their life – and it's sad – but when you lose a child – it is the worst. And so, when we think about the Friends of Kids with Cancer being there not just for the kids who are going through the scariest thing they’ve ever gone through, but also the families and the parents and everyone around them, siblings – there's programs for, cause it doesn’t just affect the patient; it affects the entire family. Not just the ones in the house, but the entire family. 

This experience in his life has left a lasting impactand to partner with a local non-profit organization specifically for families and children is just one way to honor his cousin and bring joy to the kids in the community who are “going through the scariest thing they’ve ever gone through.” 

Friends of Kids with Cancer began 30 years ago with three amazing women. A Mercy Clinic Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center Developmental Specialist named Jill Turec, and two parents, Molly Henry and Susie Snowden, who saw the need in the daily lives of patients and their familiesThey launched The Big Shelf in 1992 in Dr. Bob Bergamini’s office and today it has transformed into the Toy Closet. It is this closet in which the donations are brought  

Karen Korn, a patient mom and the Vice President on the Executive Boardat Friends of Kids with Cancer, stated “Once the toys are donated, we collect them in our offices, and we distribute them to all of the childhood cancer centers in the area. And they go into a closet, or a shelf and all of the kids get to choose a toy once they’re done with treatment”. 

Karen shared further from her experience that these donations serve as a relief to caregivers who may feel that they must make something up for what the children aregoing through while also taking the focus off why the kids are there and give them something to look forward to after treatment.  

Because cancer treatments can be a lengthy process requiring multiple visits, the Friends of Kids with Cancer Toy Closet offers a way to divert the attention on each visit and can even be available for a sibling who is having a rough day with what their brother or sister is experiencing.  

In addition to the Toy Closet, the non-profit organization seeks to provideprograms that offer educational, emotional and recreational resources designed to build self-esteem and provide joy and laughter to the entire family. These programs offer the development of a positive mental outlook during such a monumental crisis in a family. Out of the organization friendships among the families are often formed for parents, siblings and the patients. These serve as fostering their own community and support network within the Greater St. Louis Region. 

 

 

 

 

Recreational Programs focus on keeping fun and playa part of childhood – something that is often stolen during the cancer treatment process. It also strives to fulfill wishes via patient & family parties, special events & ticket outings, in-clinic support & events, bone marrow transplant support and individualized gifts for patients are just some of the ways in which these families can feel a little more normal and sometimes that needed event to feel special. 

Emotional Programs play a key role for a variety of therapeutic assistance such as expressive therapies, individual counseling and support groups. These opportunities are offered to children in treatment, survivors, siblings and families during the cancer journey to manage and cope with this difficult time in their lives. Because a cancer diagnosis is already an emotionalexperience for an adult, the emotional turmoil that is thrust upon the entire family when a child receives such a diagnosis requires time to work through for everyone involved. 

Educational Programs focus on helping children transition back to the classroom and be set up for academic success. It includes tutoring, educational testing support, and scholarships. The educational programs help to fill the gap in learning due to treatments and maintain the positive outlook on survival. This is crucial as more children are surviving pediatric cancer diagnoses and thus serves the need for kids to prepare for their future – something at the beginning of a cancer diagnosis thatoften time appears bleak 

“We’re making sure we are a part of the community that we live in, and we work in and we’re giving back to the people who live in those [same] communities[because] that is just a part of Mattress Direct all overstatedLux St. Lou, Comfort Consultant 

And Lux St. Lou is right. Mattress Direct & Marshall Homehave a history of being involved in their community by partnering not just with Friends of Kids with Cancer, but also regularly participating in Butterfly Haven, the Sharing Shed and during the pandemic with Stray Rescue St. Louis in partnership with Lux. If you want to keep up with the community outreach with Mattress Direct, be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest 

So, on July 20th, 2023, Pat McCurren, Lux. St. Lou and the Mattress Direct delivery crew brought all the toys that the Great St. Louis community donated between April 1st and July 8th. 

 

Even though the Friends of Kids with Cancer toy drive with Mattress Direct has ended, you can still make monetary donations online,participate in upcoming events and fundraisers, or choose to partner with Friends of Kids with Cancer in your organization.  

Let us know about your favorite community organizations and causes! 

And don’t forget, if you aren’t sleeping well, come see a Sleep Specialist at yournearest Mattress Direct. Together we can fight sleep deprivation and impact our communities in a positive way.  

 

 

 

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4280 North Service Road

St. Peters, MO 63376

636 851 6949

New Product Spotlight: Perfect Sleeper

 

 

 

This week we are going to shine a spotlight on the new Serta Perfect Sleeper and dive into how the Perfect Sleeper follows Mattress Direct’s 3 Sleep Rules: Align Your Spine, Relieve Your Pressure and Keep Your Cool to provide you with the perfect night’s sleep. 

Mattress Direct developed the Sleep Rules to help you understand what aspects should be considered in determining the best mattress for you. Because no two people are the same height and weight, sleep in the same exact position with the same bodily ailments (or lack thereof), the Sleep Rules offer a guide to make the subjective aspects into a formulated scientific approach to ensuring you get what you ultimately came into the store do to: Sleep Better. 

The first Sleep Rule: Align Your Spine focuses on supporting your spine to let your muscles relax and reduce disruptions to sleep because your body is not properly supported to keep you in a comfortable and less strenuous sleep position. The first Sleep Rule also addresses the importance your pillow plays in aligning your spine. According to physiotherapists, waking up with a stiff neck or shoulder pain can be related to using the wrong style of pillow while you sleep. When it's time to purchase a new mattress, it's also important to reevaluate whether your mattress and pillow are meeting your true sleep needs or if they are part of the contributing issue to your poor sleep quality. Your Sleep Specialist will be able to help you find the right mattress and pillow with the appropriate amount of support to keep your spine from your neck to your lower back properly positioned to encourage restful sleep.  

The second Sleep Rule: Relieve Your Pressurefocuses on removing any restrictions to your shoulders, hips or knees to stay comfortable. In a mattress these are often referred to as comfort layers composed of various fibers or foams. The more comfort layers the more pressure relief materials are being used in that mattress model. Side sleepers are often most aware of soreness on shoulders, hips and knees as that sleep position places more force against the mattress in key pressure points. The level of comfort layer material needed will be subjective based on your preferred sleep position and weight. “Overall perceived comfort of a mattress is largely dependent on pressure relief since it affects tension, impact, and spinal alignment” according to the Sleep Foundation. Mattresses with pressure relief seek to reduce frequent tossing and turning and sleep disruption due to pressure pain throughout the night by reducing tension with contouring abilities. 

The third and last Sleep Rule: Keep Your Coolis entirely focused on body temperature regulation. Sleep science is increasingly focusing on the link between thermoregulation, circadian rhythms, NREM and REM sleep cycles and how core body temperature impacts sleep disruption. In more recent sleep research, it has been found that core temperature decreases to help the onset of sleep; however, it is oftenimpactedby environmental factors. To help promote and maintain a cooler body temperature throughout the night, it is important to have appropriate sleepaccessories thatwill keep you cool. Mattress Direct carries the Relax-o-Pedic Pillows and the Zero Pillows, and two mattress protectors, the Double Ice Cooling Mattress Protector and theRelax-o-Pedic Mattress Protectorthat will aid in keeping your cool throughout the night. In addition to accessories, some mattresses are being made with materials that will promote keeping you cool as well. If you sleep hot, it is important to let your Sleep specialist know, so he or she can match you with the right cooling mattress and accessories.  

Now that we understand the science behind the Sleep Rules, it’s time to talk about the newest Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress found in the Mattress Direct Stores. 

The Perfect Sleeper is a Serta brand mattress. Sertawas established in 1931,making it only a few years younger than the Simmons Bedding pioneering Beautryrest brand which was established in 1925.It is also only two years older than the Missouri Campbell Sleep company inCape Girardeauwhich was foundedin 1933. Today, Serta is a nationally recognized American mattress brand. With over 90 years of mattress manufacturing and mattress technology development, Serta’s Perfect Sleeper series has several mattress models to explore. You can find the Perfect Sleeper across the Greater St. Louis area, including St. Charles County, and Illinois at any of the Mattress Direct showrooms. 

The Serta Perfect Sleeper is offered in five styles at Mattress Direct. We have the Adoring Plush, Adoring Euro Top, Blue Lagoon Pillow Top,Cobalt Calm Firm Pillow Top, and two hybrid styles, Euphoric Nightsand Dazzling Night Medium.All five styles contain a coil base with varying amount of comfort layers.  

Containing the most features, the Perfect Sleeper Blue Lagoon Night mattressis a plush bed with 11 key features within its traditional quilted style layout with a profile of 12. The Cobalt Calm has 9 key features and a profile also at 12” whereas the Adorning Night Plush has 6 key features with a profile of 10.5”and the Adorning Night Euro Top has 5 key features with a profile of 11.5”. Hybrid styles are also a little less with Dazzling Night at 6 key features and 7 key features for Euphoric Night. Both hybrids have a profile of 12”. The heights of these mattresses make them ideal for anyone concerned about the increasing height of their bed, especially if paired with a low-profile foundation. All models are compatible with adjustable bases, offer a 10-year warranty and are 100% USA assembled.Now let’s take a deeper look at the features in this Perfect Sleeper mattress line. 

 Consult your Sleep Specialist at your nearest Mattress Direct to help you with a model comparison and to determine which features are most relevant to your sleep needs.  

 

 

 

Perfect Sleeper Features 

 

  1. Antimicrobial Mattress Protectionis a fabric treatment that is introduced to the fabric during the manufacturing process to make it resistant to microbes. This helps to keep a mattress feeling clean and fresh from odor causing bacteria; however, it's important to note that antimicrobial properties do not protect users against bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease organisms. The antimicrobial properties are focused on reducing microbe growth within the mattress.  

  1. Cool Feel Fabric is woven onto themattress to provide a cool to the touch feel. By using a highly conductive polyethylene (PE) yarn, heat is transferred away from the bodyproviding the cool to the touch feel. This fabric supports Sleep Rule #3: Keep Your Cool. 

  1. Fiber Layer is a part of the comfort layer designed to provide cushioning, breathability and durability. It can contain natural fibers and/or manufactured fibers with sustainable materials.  

  1. QuiltLoft Foamis sewn into the mattress as an additional layer of contouring and pressure relieving agent.As a different type of foam, it provides the ability to compliment and work with other memory foam densities to focus on traditional pain points such as the hips, shouldersand knees. 

  1. PillowSoft Aire is a foam that provides enhanced cushioning while promoting airflow through its rippling design. This foam supports Sleep Rule #2: Relieve Your Pressure by removing any restrictions to your shoulders, hips or knees as the common points of pain during sleep contributing to awaking to find a more comfortable position 

  1. Cushion Quilt Foam complements the above Fiber Layer, QuiltLoftFoam and the Pillow Soft Aire layers in ensuring the mattress has multiple comfort layers to meet the second Sleep Rule: Relieve Your Pressure. 

  1. Cool Twist Gel Memory Foam is a cooling gel swirled into premium memory foam. According to the Sleep Foundation, gel memory foam is a phase-changing material that absorbs and releases heat from your body. This phase-change materialpermitsthe mattress to meet Sleep Rule #3: Keeping Your Cool, which is focused onmaintainingtemperature regulation. By ensuring you are not getting too hot or too cold throughout the night, you are less likely toencountersleep disruption. Reducing sleep disruption is vital to keep you in the important REM Sleep cycle and contributing to that well rested night of sleep.  

  1. Cool Twist Gel Foamis an additional comfort layer to promote cooling and pressure relief allowing it to meet Sleep Rule # 2 Relieve Your Pressure and Sleep Rule #3 Keeping Your Cool. 

  1. Gel Band Support provides lumbar support to the lower back and hips. Sleep positions can also drastically affect the lower back, so having a mattress that includes lumbar support or adding anadjustable base with lumbar support or a zero-gravity feature can aid a mattress in providing the appropriate lower back pain relief support and management.  

  1.  As an Innerspring mattress model, the Perfect Sleepers offer an 825or 850 Edition Custom Support System. This means you benefit from the durability that coils provide and feel the support of those coils without it poking into those key pressure points of the hips, shoulders and knees. In addition, Innerspring mattresses by design offer significantly more cooling capabilities for the airflow through the coils than traditional full memory foam mattresses. 

  1. Serta Balance Support Foam is the final layer to add support and provide a balanced feel to the mattress. By combining the foam support, the additional foam and comfort layers with the individually pocketed coils,the Perfect Sleepers can have more motion transfer reduction than a standard innerspring mattress would to ultimately round out your sleeping experience.  

A few things to address about this mattress as well. With the number of different foams used throughout the different Perfect Sleeper models, you can feel comfortable knowing that Serta Simmons Bedding LLC is aCertiPUR-US certified company that uses foams  

  • Made without zone depleters 

  • Made without PBDEs  

  • Made without Tris flame retardants: TCEP, TDBPP, TDCPP, or TEPA 

  • Made without mercury, lead, or other heavy metals 

  • Made without formaldehyde 

  • Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission 

  • Love VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million) 

CertiPUR-US is an independent non-profit organization that provides certification to the manufacturer of flexible polyurethane foam. Serta Simmons Bedding LLC is listed in CertiPUR-US directory and undergoes an annual certification procedure with the organization to maintain its certified status. 

 

 

Let’s recap some key takeaways from the features of the Serta Perfect . 

This mattress line meets Sleep Rule #1: Align Your Spine with features 9) Gel Band Support, 10) 825 Edition Customer Support System and 11) Serta Balance Support Foam. To further support spinal alignment and reduce pressure and lower back pain, this model is compatible with an adjustable base which can offer additional lumbar support and zero-gravity.  

This mattress line meets Sleep Rule #2: Relieve Your Pressure with features 3) Fiber Layer, 4) QuiltLoft Foam, 5) PillowSoft Aire, 6) Cushion Quilt Foam, 7) Cool Twist Gel Memory Foam, and 8) Cool Gel Twist Foam. These comfort layers are comprised of various density foams to provide the ultimate pressure relief on common pain points of the hips, knees and shoulders. The different models will contain different degrees of comfort layers, so it is important to check with your Sleep Specialist for your preferred model.  

This mattress line meets Sleep Rule #3: Keeping Your Cool with features 2) Cool Feel Fabric, 7) Cool Twist Gel Memory Foam, 8) Cool Gel Twist Foam and 10) 825 or 850 Edition Custom Support System. By combining the specialized cooling foams with the airflow capabilities of a coil mattress, this model lineprovides multiple aspects for temperature regulation. 

Now that you know all the cool features and benefits of the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses, it's time to try it out and see if it is the right fit for you. And don’t worry if it’s not, mattresses are still a subjective individual feeling of comfort and support, so let one of Mattress Direct’s Sleep Specialists help you at any of our showrooms in the Greater St. Louis Area find that perfect mattress for you.  

 

Mattress Direct strives to provide the lowest cost to you by operating as a direct from the manufacturer outlet. This means you receive a mattress that has been freshly made for you and never beforeslept on bed. Italso means it's not sitting and being piled high with other mattresses in a large warehouse on top of it. Our Sleep Specialists strive to fit you with the right mattress for your sleep needs the very first time so you can start getting more rest and seeing that improvement in your quality of life from the very first night. We offer our Comfort Guarantee that gives you an entire year from date of delivery to fall in love with your mattress and ensure you are sleeping comfortably. If during that year you determine your mattress selection is not the right fit, we would be happy to help you reselect based on your feedback to find a more suitable bed.  

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Sleep Well: Why You Should Avoid Screen Time Before Bed

In today's modern world, screens have become an integral part of our daily lives. From smartphones and tablets to televisions and laptops, screens are everywhere. While they have made our lives more convenient and connected, they can also have a negative impact on our sleep if used excessively, especially before bedtime. In this blog, we will explore the reasons why you should avoid screen time before bed and prioritize healthy sleep habits.

  1. Blue Light Disruption: Screens emit a type of high-energy blue light that can disrupt our natural sleep-wake cycle. This blue light can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep, making it harder for us to fall asleep and stay asleep. Exposure to blue light before bed can confuse our internal clock, leading to sleep disturbances and insomnia.

  2. Mental Stimulation: Engaging with screens, whether it's scrolling through social media, watching videos, or playing games, can be mentally stimulating. It can activate our brains and make it difficult for us to unwind and relax before sleep. This can lead to racing thoughts, increased stress, and anxiety, making it challenging to fall asleep easily.

  3. Reduced Sleep Quality: Even if you manage to fall asleep with screens before bedtime, the quality of your sleep may still be compromised. Studies have shown that screen time before bed can result in lighter and more fragmented sleep, which can leave you feeling groggy and unrested in the morning. Quality sleep is crucial for our physical and mental well-being, and screen time before bed can interfere with that.

  4. Delayed Sleep Onset: Spending time on screens before bed can easily lead to a delay in your bedtime. It's easy to get caught up in endless scrolling or binge-watching, causing you to stay up later than planned. This can disrupt your sleep schedule and throw off your body's natural circadian rhythm, making it harder to wake up feeling refreshed and alert the next morning.

  5. Lack of Relaxation: Bedtime should be a time for relaxation and winding down. However, screens can keep our minds stimulated and prevent us from properly relaxing. Instead of allowing our bodies and minds to prepare for sleep, screens can keep us engaged and awake, leading to restless nights.

So, what can you do to avoid screen time before bed and prioritize healthy sleep habits?

  1. Set a Screen Curfew: Establish a screen curfew for yourself and your family. Aim to avoid screens for at least one hour before bedtime. Use this time for relaxing activities like reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing relaxation techniques to signal to your body that it's time to wind down.

  2. Create a Sleep-Friendly Environment: Make your bedroom a sleep-friendly environment by dimming the lights, keeping the room cool and quiet, and removing screens from the bedroom if possible. This can help create a calm atmosphere that promotes restful sleep.

  3. Practice Digital Detox: Reduce your overall screen time throughout the day by taking regular breaks from screens and engaging in other activities like exercise, hobbies, or spending time with loved ones. This can help reduce your dependency on screens and improve your overall sleep quality.

  4. Use Night Mode or Blue Light Filters: Most screens nowadays come with night mode settings or blue light filters that can reduce the amount of blue light emitted. Use these features to minimize the impact of screens on your sleep.

  5. Establish a Sleep Routine: Establishing a consistent sleep routine can help regulate your body's internal clock and improve your sleep quality. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends, to help your body establish a healthy sleep pattern.

In conclusion, while screens have become an essential part of our daily lives, it's important to not let them disrupt a healthy' night's sleep.

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