Mattress Choice has a few quick tips for workers who accept shift work: The Commute: Before you take on a graveyard shift, be sure to factor the commute time into your decision process. How long will you be away from home each day? Is the extra money worth the time spent working and travelling? These [...]
A modern society demands that some individuals take on the task of working through the night. While the rest of us sleep, a massive workforce willingly accepts shift work to provide 24hr services to a variety of essential and commercial industries. Emergency professionals such as nurses, doctors, medic transporters, firefighters and police officers, are all [...]
Disclaimer: The following story is not made up. This is an actual product. You can find the link to their website at the bottom of this article. With the World economy in turmoil and bailout packages being handed out like candy on Halloween, investors are pulling their money and storing in it in the [...]
The non-flip pocket coil could be the greatest invention of the last hundred years. Forget the microchip or the World Wide Web, the patented Beautyrest pocket coil changed the way we sleep forever. We no longer have to flip our mattresses every six months. Our partner’s movements at night never disturb us. And, each evening [...]
“Quick Charlene! That couple has finally left. Jump on the bed and let’s get a feel for it.” “But Bruce, what about the sales staff?” “They won’t mind, c’mon – let’s stretch out!” The truth: of course we don’t mind. We want you to test sleep our beds. Kick off your shoes, relax and analyze [...]
If we had Jedi mind powers, we would travel the globe, silently telling people about the benefits of luxury mattresses. If we had the strength of an angry Dr. Banner, we would crush all those silly mattresses that people hold on to, when they no longer offer proper support. If we had powerful lobbying groups [...]
Tsunami debris isn’t the only Japanese radioactive waste washing up on Vancouver Island shores this month; a Godzilla spin-off has begun filming in Nanaimo. The atomic leviathan, that once ravaged Tokyo, is bringing its wrath to the Island for an eight-day film shoot. Filming will take place in the Harbour City, Ladysmith and Shawnigan Lake. [...]
If you think sleep is more or less a waste of time, consider the power of dreams. When our conscious mind powers down, our subconscious gets to work. While sleeping, our mind sorts out all the events of our day. It solves problems, clarifies issues and in some cases offers earth-shattering inspiration. Here [...]
Scientists have proved that the brain can be trained to solve problems – even while sleeping. In a series of tests, the researchers gave subjects complex algebra problems to solve right before they went to bed. Subjects that entered into a deep REM sleep reported having dreams about the math problem they were [...]
Drowsiness is routinely blamed on a lack of a good night’s sleep. Often this is a justified hypothesis; especially when you try to go to work the morning after the Bon Jovi concert smelling of beer and roadie sweat. The two hours of shut-eye you got before your alarm went off are not enough to [...]
Half price is a great discount usually reserved for ‘buy one, get the second half off.’ In these circumstances, for the cost of two items you pay 75% of the displayed price. Not bad, but it usually is reserved for products you only need one of; like running shoes. The offer makes you buy more [...]
Year-End Clearance Sales are a bit boring, so we decided to spice ours up a little with a Better Dreams contest. If you are having dreams of climbing the second biggest mountain, or winning runner up in a bake sale, you could probably use some better dreams. Come down to 3510 Blanshard for a premium [...]
Have you had a few dreams that leave a little to be desired? Second place in a potato sack race? Runner up in a beauty contest? Honorable mention at a bake-off? C’mon dreams! You can do better than that. Dreams are supposed to be wonderful, fantastic things. If you have had [...]
Some jet airliners have recently begun using specifically engineered LED cabin lights to reset travelers’ circadian rhythms, helping them to sleep and to better handle the effects of jetlag. Over the past few years, researchers have found that exposure to low levels of light in the blue part of the spectrum can inhibit the production [...]
We recently discovered an interesting cell phone application designed to help you wake up when you are in the lightest phase of sleep, leaving you feeling more rested and more like you woke up on your own. When your loud, annoying alarm clock wakes you up in the middle of a deep sleep phase, the [...]
An embarrassing condition for kids throughout the word, wetting the bed while sleeping is a common phenomenon, the cause of which is not fully understood. Known medically as sleep or nocturnal enuresis, this condition is defined as involuntary voiding, or urination, during sleep that occurs at least twice a week after the age of 5. [...]
Dreams often contain messages about our inner world, leading us to understand consciously what our minds subconsciously know already. Sometimes, we pay attention to these messages when we wake up, taking time to ponder the dream scenarios and think about how they might relate to life situations, past and present. Other times, we quickly forget [...]
It is possible to be behind the wheel in those epic movie journeys we experience every night. Rather than being a passive participant in your dreams, you can recognize that what you are experiencing is a dream. With practice, little by little, you can begin to notice clues within your dream that let you know [...]
New research shows teens who go to bed earlier and get up earlier tend to be thinner and fitter than those who stay up late and sleep in. Scientists have known for a long time that proper sleep duration is connected to healthier metabolism, but a recent study has proven that it’s not just the [...]
As we discussed last week, sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by shallow breathing that, left untreated, can lead to a variety of other health problems as well as leaving sufferers chronically sleep deprived. It’s also a scary condition for a spouse sleeping next to someone with sleep apnea, when their partner seemingly [...]
As many people who have tried to quit smoking using the nicotine patch know, transdermal nicotine therapy has some unusual side effects involving sleep and dreams. Scientists have not found that people using the nicotine patch at night experience more or longer periods of REM sleep, but these people consistently report more vivid imagery than [...]
Throughout history and across all cultures, humans report having dreams — oftentimes, very disturbing dreams — about their teeth falling out. Carl Jung and other modern depth psychologists believe that all dreams contain symbolism that is meant to help us sort out the problems and issues in our lives and in our subconscious. So, what [...]
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by irregular pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. Sleeping next to someone suffering from sleep apnea can be a frightening experience. When someone you love is unconscious and seemingly ceases to breathe for what can feel like an eternity, you can feel scared and helpless, [...]
New research published by the American Diabetes Association connects lack of sleep with higher blood sugar levels and potentially type 2 diabetes risk. The reasons behind the connection remain unclear. Researchers aren’t sure whether a lack of quality sleep causes changes in the regulation of blood sugar, the body’s sensitivity to insulin or if insulin [...]
Here are some select sleep facts published by the Australian National Sleep Research Project, an initiative designed to collect facts about sleepers in Australia in 2000: -The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred [...]
Our showroom is bursting with mattresses. Because we have so much more inventory than we can handle, Mattress Choice is hosting an Overstocked Sale. During this limited offer, you can get a brand new Visco and Wool Two-Piece Queen Serta bed set for just $597. That’s a whole new queen-size bed for under $600! This [...]
When you’re away from home and the magical mattress you bought at Mattress Choice in Victoria, you might have trouble sleeping, especially while you’re in transit. Crammed into a coach seat on a commercial jetliner is usually not the best place to drift restfully into dreamland. Without the assistance of sleep aids or alcohol, some [...]
A new study published in the journal Brain has found that some patients do dream while in a minimally conscious state and are therefore likely to still have a form of consciousness about themselves and the external world. Researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) to compare the structure of sleep in 11 brain-damaged patients — six in [...]
Our large showroom in Victoria allows Mattress Choice to stock a huge inventory. That means we can buy in bulk from our supplier, enabling us to take advantage of discounted pricing. We believe that passing these savings on to our customers is what sets us apart from our competition and results in a strong reputation [...]
Manufactured (in China) by the BYD (Build Your Dreams) Company, a new electric bus is making the rounds in Victoria as part of what B.C. Transit President Manuel Achadinha envisions as the future of public transportation, according to an article on www.oakbaynews.com. “I think we’re a couple of years away,” Achadinha said. B.C. transit unveiled [...]
Most people in Victoria have experienced its well-known tourist attractions, but there’s one lesser-known spot that is so amazing that its creators have dubbed it “The Center of the Universe.” The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is an amateur astronomer’s dream. You can gaze at faraway galaxies through the observatory’s Plaskett Telescope, which has been in operation [...]
Mattress shopping might seem a little mysterious. After all, you can’t really see what’s beneath the fluffy or firm exterior. So, how do you know you’re buying the best product at the best price? At Mattress Choice, our sales staff is here to demystify the mattress. Our helpful salespeople know what makes a great mattress, [...]
We messed up! We ordered way too many mattresses and now Mattress Choice is completely overstocked. How do we solve a problem like Maria? We throw a huge Overstock Sale, where Vancouver Island residents can reap the benefits of our mistake. And help us make some room in our warehouse. The Overstock Sale is currently [...]
Did you ever sleep out in the backyard when you were a kid? A little cold, a little damp, but the whole night sky above you. And if it got too chilly, there was always the house and a waiting bed to return to. Now you can relive the experience in style. A Chicago hotel [...]
A vacation in the middle of summer can be great for the whole family. It allows you to get out of your daily routine, visit somewhere new and enjoy some time with your children and spouse. Unfortunately, it also has the potential to do considerable damage to your sleep schedule. Time zone changes can be [...]
Scientists across the globe agree that sleep, and dreams, are vital to the survival of humankind. A documentary film on American public broadcasting program NOVA, “What Are Dreams?” looks at what dreams really are and who we have them. NOVA joins leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments [...]
While much of Canada has experienced searing heat this summer, British Columbia has been soaked in gloom in recent months. There were only seven days above 22° C in Vancouver between May and July (normally, there would have been about 21 days already). In fact, climatologists say 2011 could be the coldest spring and summer [...]
Sesame Street and other children’s programming is disruptive for young viewers if watched two hours before bed.
Mother Nature can’t make up her mind this summer.
Fall asleep faster with a nightly sleeping ritual.
Mattress Choice tackles five sleeping issues.
Kate Middleton has family ties to Jane Austen.
Give the gift of comfort to your Grandmother.
To make sure the Canucks are sharp as they travel the road to the Stanley Cup, the team has enlisted the help of a sleep consultant to help players ward off the effects of jet lag. Fatigue Science, a firm that works primarily with businesses in the airline, trucking and rail industries, uses a system [...]
The royal couple has decided to skip the west coast on their tour of Canada.
Simmons Mattress Gallery has a few things to say about novelty beds.
Sidney Crosby took the Stanley Cup to bed with him.
A full nights sleep can help you lose weight.
The younger generation has the potential to spend more of their sleeping hours in a dream state. There is still hope for us older folk though. Improve your dreams with a new mattress.
Did anyone else beside Harold Camping believe we were all going to perish last Saturday?
Mattress Choice’s Grand Opening Sale is coming to a close. Heed the ticking clock and come take advantage of the huge mattress discounts.
Tis better to dream, then to lie awake on an uncomfortable mattress.
Shhhhh…. the Sedin’s are sleeping.
Your new mattress from Mattress Choice will soon become your most prized possession.
If you weren’t able to catch the Royal Wedding last Friday, don’t worry. Mattress Choice has compiled a list of the key moments of the fairy tale wedding. Here they are in no particular order: The dress: Designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, the dress has deep routes in England’s design and material heritage. With [...]
The party is winding down. Make sure you take advantage of Mattress Choice’s Grand Opening prices before they are gone.
The Mattress Choice Grand Opening is just one of many important historical events that occurred in our province.
What bed will Prince William and Kate Middleton spend their first night on?
The Royal Wedding will be shown live at 1am on Friday, April 29th.
The cruise ships are back for another season. Rest up on a bed from Mattress Choice.
An unbeatable price: Serta Queen size mattress with memory foam and wool top for $599.
A door prize should be something you can get excited about, like a brand new mattress. Prepare to be comfortable.
April’s rain soaks our exterior skin and inspires beautiful words from within.
Extend your dream potential with a bed from Mattress Choice.
London authorities are expecting some sort of protest at the Royal Wedding.
Securing eight hours of sleep a night helps prevent colon cancer and other life threatening diseases.
Rob Zombie and Slayer are coming to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Tuesday, August 5th.
Mattress Choice is extending its Grand Opening sale till the end of May. Come in for up to 60% off.
The Ocean and Jack FM will be doing a remote broadcast from our store on April 2nd and again on April 30th.
Bring your old mattress in for a trade in discount on your new one.
There once was a little girl named Goldilocks who performed a B&E on a friendly home of Bears. She wasn’t interested in their stereo, flat screen or mountain bikes. Her eyes were on the cooling porridge on the table. Maybe it had been a few days since her last meal, or maybe she just really [...]
Check out the new EP by Victoria’s own Jets Overhead.
William Willett, the mind behind daylight-saving time, originally suggested four twenty minute changes.
Free time this week? Take in the inspiring documentary “Wasteland,” playing at Cinecenta till Saturday.
Thank you Victoria for your support of Mattress Choice’s Grand Opening. We look forward to being your go-to mattress store.
The Victoria phonebook is shrinking each year as more and more businesses and private citizens choose the internet over the printed page.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “On the Edge of Nowhere,” that celebrates the work of Emily Carr.
A mattress is the ultimate Valentines day gift. Impress your partner with a brand new bed from Mattress Choice.
Come see for yourself what everyone is talking about. Mattress Choice is celebrating its Grand Opening.
The Royal’s personal security team will now carry tasers as well as firearms.
A premium mattress store is finally opening in Victoria. Mattress Choice has all the top brands you are looking for at the best prices on the Island.
Include a stop at Mattress Choice in your weekend plans. We’re celebrating our Grand Opening of our mattress store in Victoria.
Mattress Choice in Victoria is throwing open its doors to the public. Come see what the hype is all about!
A new book is set to be published that contemplates the question: What if Princess Diana never died in that terrible car crash in Paris.
Prince William plans to tour Canada after his wedding.
Mattress Choice tries to come up with a comparison for the comfort found on a new mattress.
Mattress Choice has the brands you trust at unbelievable prices.
Elton John will not be playing William and Kate’s wedding this spring.
Roy Vickers has created a limited print for two Tofino paramedics who died while on duty.
Three wonderful restaurants to try in the Victoria area.
Susan Kent and her team have designed a new kind of mattress store.
Being prepared for winter is better than being caught out in the cold.
The Raise-A-Reader campaign needs your donations to help improve literacy here in Canada.
Don’t put the gloves away just yet. There is still plenty of gardening to be done to prepare for next season.
Newborn marine mammals can go a month without sleeping.
Your mattress should be used for only two activities: making love and sleeping.
Dreams played a significant role in Ancient Egypt.
There is a flash mob planned for Ship Point this weekend in Victoria.
Our Top five films about dreaming.
Poetry has its place in the bedroom.