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 [...]
“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 [...]
The alarm goes. It’s 6:15 and still dark out. You fumble to find the iPhone on your bedside table, almost knocking over the mug of tea left from the night before. In your baby-kitten-eye phase, you finally locate your phone and swipe. The alarm continues as you squint blankly at the screen: “91 X 7.” [...]
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. [...]
Here are Mattress Choice we are always curious to know how our readers found us. We try to keep our blogs and tweets and Facebook updates as interesting and informative as possible. We have a Google+ page that we update about once a week. And we put things out there on the Interwebs in hopes [...]
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 [...]
Family and friends gather during the Christmas holidays to share presents, food and love. It is a time for celebrating the ties that bind us together. We meet with the ones we care about and spend time in their company. Unfortunately, Christmas is also the time of year when bug spread is the most rampant. [...]
This Google+ thing keeps getting more and more complex. Now, they have business pages. Never ones to be left behind on the social media sphere, Mattress Choice has thrown our hat in the +1 business ring as well. You can add us to your circles at: https://plus.google.com/106691455606037575653/posts [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sesame Street and other children’s programming is disruptive for young viewers if watched two hours before bed.
Iron Mountainwear is a West Coast mountain biking company that specializes in manufacturing downhill and park protective gear.
Fall asleep faster with a nightly sleeping ritual.
Mattress Choice tackles five sleeping issues.
Give the gift of comfort to your Grandmother.
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.
The ‘Walk a Mile In Her Shoes’ campaign raises awareness about domestic violence.
Tis better to dream, then to lie awake on an uncomfortable mattress.
Shhhhh…. the Sedin’s are sleeping.
The mess from an overturned gasoline tanker will haunt the banks of the Goldstream River for years to come.
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.
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.
There are people in this world who only require four hours of sleep a night. For the rest of us there is Mattress Choice.
April’s rain soaks our exterior skin and inspires beautiful words from within.
Securing eight hours of sleep a night helps prevent colon cancer and other life threatening diseases.
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.
Victoria will be honouring its francophone heritage this week with the annual French Fest.
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.
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.
Mattress Choice tries to come up with a comparison for the comfort found on a new mattress.
The Coachella Music and Arts Festival returns to the Empire Polo Fields in California this April.
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.
When you buy a bed at Mattress Choice, you have 90 nights to decide if it really is the mattress for you.
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.
Increase your daily exercise and experience a more restful sleep.
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.
Women need 20 minutes more sleep per night than men.
You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, so why would you buy a mattress without going for a test sleep?
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.
“I dream things that never were, and ask “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw
Here are two bizarre dreams told to us by our customers. If you are looking to improve your dreams, try a new mattress.
Greek Fest is returning to Victoria from September 1st to the 6th at the Greek Orthodox Church and Community Centre.
Some dreams are void of excitement. Add a little spice to yours when you pickup a new mattress from Mattress Choice.
The Victoria Emerging Arts Award is being judged this week at the Avenue Gallery where works from the top 20 Finalists are being shown.
This is a sample of a dream journal. Inspired? Keep track of your own dreams in a notebook close to your bed.
Looking for one last summer thrill? Mattress Choice would like to recommend the Adrena Line zip line adventure tour in Sooke.
An elderly gentleman was injured in a brief exchange with a Nanaimo shoplifter.
What if Samuel Taylor Coleridge was never interrupted during his initial writing of the poem Kubla Khan? What dream worlds would his mind have transcribed?
The National Horseshoe Throwing Championships will take place this weekend in Saanich at Glanford Park.
Animal activists in support of the bunny population on the UVic campus are being given another month to come up with a plan to transport the unwanted rabbits to a safe environment.
The new Mattress Choice website is up and running. Five highlights are: the visual design, the Doris Day soundtrack, the ‘About Us’ selection, sleeping tips and the interactive dream analysis provided by Dr. Floyd.
Every face we encounter in our dreams is from a memory in our waking life.
The British Monarchy will be adding a Flickr account this week. This will be their third dip into the realm of social media.
Tickets for the Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria sold out in eight minutes.
Mattress Choice is interested in all things related to dreams. This week’s random thought: “Whatever happened to the ‘Dreamcast?’
Keeping a dream journal is an excellent way to examine the issues your subconscious is grappling with.
The Swedish Princess Victoria and her new husband are moving into the Haga Castle in Stockholm. The Haga Castle was given back to the Royal Family by the Swedish Government.
Dreams are more intense on a mattress from Mattress Choice.
With one of the largest free delivery areas on Vancouver Island, Mattress Choice will definitely out do your local pizza delivery service.
Mattress Choice is holding its grand opening this August. Come in and experience what mattress shopping should be like.
“A dull motor sound made me lift my head from the table. It came from the hallway. I got up and walked over to find the source. I stood and looked down the eight-metre path to the front door and saw the vacuum, upright, moving on its own, slowly over the carpet. I blinked and [...]
According to a theory proposed by Francis Crick and Graeme Mitchison, dreaming is an integral part to your brains neurological processing of day-to-day activity. Crick and Mitchison have proposed that dreaming helps the brain deconstruct and remove the unneeded information gathered through stimuli, during the course of a day. Their idea of neurological cleansing is [...]
“I lifted my head off the wet fiberglass and squinted into the morning sun. The waves slowly rolled towards me as I began my paddle. The water was cool, crisp and clear. Below me was a bed of coral that was alive with a rainbow of sea life. I placed my head back down, paddled [...]