Personalize Your Bed for a Good Night’s Sleep


You might already be tired of hearing this from us, but because it’s true, we won’t get tired of saying that your bed is a huge factor in getting a good night’s sleep. Personalizing it is essential to get the most amount of comfort that you need to get great zzz’s. Doing this may sound pretty simple, but with all of the options available in the market today, choosing the right products can be a challenge.

To help you personalize your bed, here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

If you’re replacing your old mattress with a new one, make sure to try out the very product you’re planning to buy.

A lot of us tend to like ordering stuff online as it’s a lot easier to just click on the items you wish to purchase than actually go to a store. While you can already buy mattresses online, it’s still best to actually visit a store and try the mattresses out. We cannot stress this point enough: try out the mattresses out. This way, you can get the feel of the mattress before purchasing it.

Mattresses are made in different ways using a wide range of various materials so they definitely don’t feel alike at all. Not all mattresses will feel comfortable for you as well, so you need to look for one that allows your body to relax and provides ample support to your body’s curves and contours. You won’t be able to do that by just clicking on a product that seems nice on your screen, so, please, do yourself a favor and actually visit a mattress store before you make a decision.

Choose the right pillow for your sleeping style.

Pillows are just as important as picking the right mattress to buy but people always neglect getting a good pillow for their bed. Some just picks out the first thing they come across with, without too much thought.

As pillows help keep your spine properly aligned while you lay in bed, it’s an essential addition to your sleeping environment. You need one with a good lift but not too high to put strain on the muscles in your neck.

The problem with buying a pillow is that it’s hard to test them out in stores. Lots of pillows sold locally are vacuum-sealed so you don’t really know if it’s just the right amount of fluffiness or not. Make sure to ask if there’s a sample pillow so you can try to get its feel. You might also be able to stand flat against a wall and place a pillow behind your head just so you can get the feel and height of the pillow. It can be tricky, but if you want a good pillow, it’s something worth doing.

Be picky when it comes to sheets and blankets.

No one wants to use a scratchy bed sheet or blanket, so make sure to really feel the material of the sheets and blankets that you want to buy. Don’t purchase anything that feels rough and think that it might soften up after a few washes, because it’ll be a total waste if it didn’t. Go for something that already feels nice and cozy as soon as you touch it, so you’re guaranteed that you’ll get a nice sheet to sleep in.

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Create a cooler bedroom.

A cool bedroom will let you drift off to sleep easily as the body needs a drop of temperature to let you doze off. If you can’t afford having an air conditioning unit yet, you can always find ways to improve the air circulation in your bedroom by strategically placing fans and opening windows.

Make sure that you’re perfectly comfortable.

Lastly, a bed is not personalized enough if you’re not comfortable in it. Make sure that you are perfectly cozy in your bed, so you can easily welcome sleep every time you climb in it.


Mattress Shopping Tips for Your Little One’s Bedroom


Most parents often just buy the first mattress they see for their kids. Because kids hardly ever complain about body pains, a lot of us think that any mattress will work for them. Sadly, this isn’t exactly true. They still need to feel comfortable in order to sleep well, so finding the right mattress for them should also be a priority.

So, how do you shop for your kid’s mattress? Here are some tips.

Consider the age of your child and the size you want for them.

There are two very important things to remember if you want to get a bed for your child: the mattress’ size and your child’s age. A lot of parents like to get a baby bed for their kids, but that also means that they’ll grow out of it in just a couple of years. The downside here is that, some parents splurge on a kiddie bed frame and then skimp on the actual mattress, which is just wrong. The mattress should be a bigger priority than the cute bed, if you ask us. The mattress will actually ensure your child’s comfort, while a bed frame is more for the aesthetic (although, a good one can provide great additional support as well).

In any case, the mattress is more important, so, it’s best if you get them a good mattress that they can grow into. A regular sized (75 inches from Salem Bed) mattress is great because it will be long enough for them to grow into. Most parents opt for single sized (36 inches in width) for young kids, but going a bit bigger can provide more space and comfort for your child so you should also consider getting a twin (42 inches) or a semi-double (48 inches).

Let your child get a feel of the mattress before purchasing one.

We also suggest that your child should try out the mattresses before you get one for them. This way, you can be certain that they are comfortable. They may have some difficulty in determining the most comfortable mattress for them, so make sure to get the assistance of a salesperson to help your kid try out some good mattresses that they might enjoy.

Consider your budget.

Of course, your budget is also an important consideration when it comes to buying a mattress for your child. Because mattresses are always big ticket purchases, you might want to skimp on what your child will use, but please, don’t do this. Your child also needs to be comfortable, so investing on a mattress is always a good idea. And if you buy a quality Salem Bed, you’re sure that it will last for years, so you can just opt to get a regular sized mattress and enjoy the mattress for years to come.

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Choosing the right mattress for your child might be a bit of a challenge, but as they play a vital role in your kid’s bedroom, investing in one is always the best way to go about it. A whole lot of Salem Bed products will be perfect for your little one, especially since we also accept custom orders.


A Few Tips in Improving Your Child’s Sleep


Unlike what most people believe, it’s not entirely impossible for parents to get some good night’s sleep. It might sound outrageous and outlandish for some parents, but you can actually get more shuteye.

How? Train your kids to sleep better. You’ve probably heard the age old trick to sleep when your kids are asleep and you most likely haven’t been doing much of that with everything else that needs to be done. But it can actually work if you can get your kids to sleep more.

The thing is, it’s entirely up to the parents how well their kids are going to sleep. With a good routine, you can get your wee ones get more shuteye. It’s definitely a struggle how to effectively impose a bed time for young ones, but with discipline, consistency, and firmness, you can surely get them to sleep better, which, in turn, can help you sleep better, too.

Sleep Training and Imposing a Bed Time on Your Kids

Sleep training and co-sleeping tend to be controversial topics abroad. However, in the Philippines, it’s more common to find kids sharing a bed with parents without any worries. The only problem this set up poses is that kids tend to stay up late, especially if the parents don’t go to bed early.

It’s entirely up to you how to get your child sleep early. However, a few effective tricks include:

1. Create a bedtime routine.

Start out by creating a calming bedtime routine for you and your kids. This can include a warm bath and a complete hygiene routine and changing into their pajamas. It should also involve a relaxing activity like a bedtime story or listening to some songs.

2. Make it consistent.

Consistency is key in regulating sleep, no matter what the age of the sleeper is. It has to be done at the same time every evening so your Circadian rhythm will be able to do its job and get you knackered around your bedtime.

3. Lights out should be an absolute rule.

“Lights out” can literally mean turning the lights off to tell your kid that they should start sleeping but if they can’t sleep with the lights out, you should find a way to signal to them that they should already get some shuteye. You can do this by turning the TV off or laying down on the bed as well, especially if you co-sleep. This way, they’ll know what they’re supposed to do and be conditioned that when you turn off the lights or the TV, they’re supposed to be sleeping already.

4. Make the sleep environment conducive to their sleep.

Toys should be put away from the bed first and foremost. Tablets, phones, and the TV should be turned off to encourage your wee one to shut their eyes and drift off to sleep.

5. Be considerate of your little one’s sleep.

When they’re already asleep, don’t wake them up unless there’s an emergency that they should be absolutely awake for. Waking them up will definitely mess with their sleep and will need you to start re-training them all over again.

While these tips aren’t bulletproof and some kids will still have difficulty sleeping or will still wake up in the middle of the night, a concrete bedtime is still important because it’s a good start. Not only will this condition their body clock to stick with a regular bed time and hopefully a wake up time, but it can also get them used to a regular schedule that can form a good habit for them. As kids need to sleep more for their body’s development, encouraging a healthy sleeping habit is important.

The Benefits of Sleep Training Your Child

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A lot of parents may have reservations in what feels like forcing their kids to sleep. Some folks may even feel like this is just a step away from child abuse. But really, your kid needs a lot of shuteye. The younger your kid is, the longer their shuteye needs to be. This is because most of your kid’s development happens when they’re knocked out, so you need to make sure that they sleep enough so the developmental processes get to be completed.

Aside from improving your little one’s health, there are tons of other benefits of training your kid to sleep more. Some of these include:

1. You can have a moment of peace before you hit the sack yourself.

As kids need more sleep than adults do, a good bedtime for them will be a lot earlier than yours. This will give you at least a few hours before you turn in yourselves, letting you a few hours of “free time” that you can use however you want to. You can use this time to do some chores or spend some time with your partner. You can even spend it on a hobby or a nice workout. Whatever the activity you might have in mind, the bottom line here is, if your kids sleep better, you’ll have some spare time on your hands.

2. You can sleep better yourself.

If you don’t have to struggle every night when it comes to putting your kids to sleep, you’ll have less anxiety towards your own bedtime. The less stress you have, the better your sleep will be, which is the best thing you can give yourself, really.

3. It will be a lot easier to detect problems.

With a common cause of ailments already resolved, you can now easily detect problems in your child’s health. If your kid sleeps well, you can easily take out lack of zzz’s from the possible causes of their health issues. This will then make it easier for you to solve the problem and prevent it from getting worse.

Sleeping at a Regular Hour is a Skill Your Child can Learn

Like using the potty and brushing their teeth, regular sleep can be taught to your child. They can learn it like a skill, if only you’ll have the determination for them to learn it. They might even develop it like a habit, making them prioritize sleep asĀ  they get older.

Again, sleep is essential for young kids. As a parent, it is your duty to help them get enough of it. It will also help you improve your own slumber, so it’s really a win-win situation for everyone. You might just have to exert some effort to get it done, but with such a great pay off, it’s definitely worth it.

Mattress Shopping Tips for Couples


We’ve said it before and we won’t get tired saying it again and again: if you’re buying a new mattress, it’s highly important to actually get a good feel of the unit before you pay for it. Mattresses are big ticket purchases that cost a good deal of money, so you will want to make sure that it’s comfortable if you’re spending a lot on it. Cars can be test driven and electronics can be tested before you hand the money, so why don’t you want to do it with a mattress? As you’ll be spending 1/3 of your life in it, you should pick one that suits your needs and comfort preferences.

We know that mattress shopping is a challenge. A lot of them feels the same and it’s a total hassle to lie down on mattresses while at the store. What you should know, though, is that all of these are necessary. You should go through all of it if you want to bring home a good surface to lay down in every night.

Some people hate mattress shopping. It even gets more challenging when they have to do it with their bed partner as two people can have different opinions and preferences on comfort. So, how do you shop for a new mattress as a couple? Here are some tips.

1. Talk it out.

As most people say, communication is key for a relationship to work out. So make sure to talk to your bed partner about what they’d want your new mattress to be like. Explore the many possibilities and make sure to cover the following:

  • Budget. You need to have a set budget for a new mattress as these products can range from really cheap to really expensive. Decide on how much the two of you are willing to spend on your sleeping surface. This is important to talk about so you won’t waste time looking at products that your partner wouldn’t like. It will also help the both of you narrow down your options.
  • Type of mattress. When shopping for a new mattress, you have so many options: foam, memory foam, latex foam, spring, and pocketed spring. Deciding on what the two of you might like or will want to look at is important, so you can have a better plan when mattress shopping.
  • Firmness level. Determining what feels comfortable for the both of you is essential if you want to get the right mattress for your bedroom. Make sure to discuss with your bed partner what they liked and disliked about your old mattress. Also note how soft or firm they want the bed to be. Make sure to also talk about whether they experience body pains and aches from your old mattress so you can easily consider not getting the same kind of mattress again.
  • Schedule for mattress shopping. It’s important that the both of you gets to try the mattress. If you can go mattress shopping together, it can help ensure that you’ll find the right one for your good night’s sleep.

2. Be ready to compromise. Not everyone, even the closest of kin, agree on everything. Especially when it comes to mattresses, people just really tend to have different preferences. So, if you share a bed with someone else, be ready to compromise. You’ll most likely just have to meet in the middle of what the both parties consider as comfortable. Just make sure that you both find the mattress you’re getting very comfortable and you’re not just settling.

3. Go mattress shopping together. This is the most important tip you need to do. Don’t let your bed partner let you look for a mattress on your own because you’ll need to find a unit that feels great for the both of you. It’s essential that you two get to try the mattress before you pay for it, so make sure to drag them if you have to just to get a new mattress.

sleeping couple

There’s really no way to cut corners when shopping for a mattress. You really need to physically experience the unit in order to decide whether you like it or not. It’s a hassle to be stuck with the wrong mattress, so make sure to really do the legwork and exert the effort in finding a comfortable mattress for you and your bed partner.


Cozy Up: Bed Accessories to Make Your Bed Comfier

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When it comes to a good night’s sleep, it’s not just your mattress that seals the deal. You also need a few more things to get really comfortable. So if you’re really dedicated to getting quality slumber, finding the right sleep accessories should be a priority as well.

To help you get started in creating the coziest bed for your zzz’s, here are a few essentials you absolutely need.

1. Smooth and clean sheets

Sleeping on a rough and itchy bed is just the worst. It’s even possible that you won’t actually fall asleep in such a condition as it’s just totally uncomfortable. So make sure to shop for sheets that feels nice and soft on your skin and always change your sheets. At least once a week will do, but if you want to use new sheets more often, especially during our sweltering summer months, that’s not a problem as well.

2. The right pillows

We’ve talked about how important pillows are in getting a good night’s sleep, and we’re saying it here again: you need good pillows. The right pillow will help support your head and align your spine properly while you lie in bed for hours on end. It can make or break a good night’s sleep as waking up with a stiff neck is always considered as the opposite as a night of great slumber. You need the right pillows to sleep better and there’s no contesting that.

There are lots of pillows to choose from. Of course, you need one for your head, but you might also need one for your knees or lower back. When shopping for these, you need to consider your sleeping position. Side sleepers will usually require an additional “knee spacer” or a knee pillow to serve as a cushion between their knees to better align their spine.

For a more detailed guide in pillow shopping, you can also read this article.

3. The season-appropriate blanket

In a tropical country like ours, not everyone sleeps with a blanket. However, with the colder months approaching, you should already have a blanket on hand when you sleep. It can get chilly in the middle of the night and you don’t want to disturb your sleep just to look for a good blanket to keep you warm. Also, it’s hard to go back to sleep if you’re already woken up by the cold, right?

In any case, having a blanket that perfectly suits the weather or season is a must. A really thin blanket can be used in the summer, while thicker ones are great for cooler nights. Choose one that is soft and smooth, so it can get you cozy while bundled up. If you can also get a big one for you and your bed partner to share nicely, that’ll be a great plus.

4. Some shut out blinds or curtains

Sometimes, bedrooms don’t really get dark enough for you to drift off to dreamland in a breeze. Especially if street lights tend to seep into your bedroom, you’ll want to use thicker curtains or shut out blinds to keep your bedroom nice and darkĀ  for a good night’s sleep.

5. Cozy sleepwear

What you wear or don’t wear is also essential when it comes to getting you comfortable at night. An old, soft shirt does the trick for many, but there are also tons of special sleepwear that you can purchase in case you want to make your nights extra special. The most important thing is that the clothes you wear are comfortable.

6. A cuddle buddy (only if you want one)

Cuddling can help you sleep better, so why not grab a cuddle buddy and call it a night?

7. Extras like sleep mask, ear plugs, etc.

Other sleep accessories like sleep masks, ear plugs, white noise makers, and many others are essential for some people under certain circumstances. If you think these things can help you improve your zzz’s, grab some and start using them tonight.


While not all of these may prove to be useful to you, this list is what most people use to get a good night’s sleep. Give some of them a try and discover how they can be beneficial for your slumber.

Why Investing on a Good Mattress can Help Improve Your Sleep


Sleep is, without a doubt, one of the most important things you need to do to keep yourself healthy. While we still don’t know why it’s so important, not sleeping can lead to very serious illnesses that can turn fatal. Science have also proven its importance over and over again, so at this point, it’s already fully established that you have to sleep.

Sadly, not a lot of people get quality sleep regularly. A lot of things can factor in this, and some times, your body is just really wired to make catching some shuteye a major challenge. In many cases, you really have to work hard to get some quality zzz’s. But there are also a lot of easy ways to improve your slumber.

One of the best and easiest ways to help boost the quality of your sleep is by investing on a good mattress. This fact is backed up by many sleep experts, noting that a comfortable surface matters in helping you get a good night’s sleep. Others may want to ignore this fact as much as they can, but there’s really no going around it. A quality mattress is really essential in catching some quality shuteye.

The only downside to mattresses is you often get what you pay for. If you want to save, you’ll most likely get a less than stellar product. If you’re willing to invest, though, you’re in for nights of comfort and quality sleep.

The Importance of a Good Mattress

The value of a mattress to your sleep is pretty simple: it lets you get comfortable. If you’re comfy, the easier you can relax, and the better the sleep you’ll get. Of course, there are tons of other features mattresses can have like motion isolation, special fabric treatments, or cooling designs to prevent you from getting hot in the night. All of these are just extras as the main priority is your comfort when you lay down to sleep at night.

The main purpose of your mattress is to provide a cozy surface that will let your body rest properly all throughout the night. As we spend a great chunk of our days in bed, it’s just essential to have a mattress that you feel comfortable in. This way, you can easily relax and lull yourself to sleep easily.

Investing on a Good Mattress

If you wish to invest on a good mattress, we always recommend Salem Bed spring mattresses. Spring mattresses are durable and will not get heated the longer you lie down on it as they have spaces inside where air can move around and let the furnishing breathe. The firmness levels vary, though, so make sure to choose one according to your preference. It’s best if you can try them before taking one home so you can be sure that you’re really comfortable in the mattress that you buy.

Some people prefer foam mattresses, though. There’s no problem in this, you just have to make sure to choose a good one. You also need to know that foam mattresses come in varying density levels and that can affect their firmness.

Low density foams are softer and more malleable. They’re also cheap and will most likely wear down in the shortest amount of time. Medium density foams are soft-firm and are already great budget options for many homes. High density foams are firm with ample give, making them perfect for those who need excellent back support.

Memory foams are special as they follow the contour of your body. Latex are also great as they’re soft and made from natural materials, so you don’t have to worry about getting allergies or harmful fumes.

What you need to know about foams is that they are bound to lose thickness over the years. This is mostly due to compression from daily use, so expect to see your foam getting thinner as the years go by.

Again, when it comes to mattresses, you often get what you pay for. If you wish to get the lowest-priced product, be ready to need to replace it in a couple of years. So make sure to also check the product’s warranty to know the shortest life span the item you’re eyeing could have. Most items will last way longer than its warranty period, but a short warranty should tell you the indicated number of years would be the minimum lifespan of your item.

Replacing Your Mattress can Improve Your Sleep


If you can’t sleep at night, your mattress could be the very reason why. Mattresses should only last seven to eight years, so if yours have lasted longer, maybe it’s time to get a new one.

Salem Bed mattresses are some of the best options in the market today, so make sure to check out our selections by visiting our website or any of our dealers. If you want to keep yourself updated with our latest promos and sale events, make sure to follow us in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well.

Sleep Apps aren’t the Solution to Your Sleep Deprivation


Anyone with a smartphone will know that tons of different apps are being designed to help solve different problems, ranging from the mundane to the most outrageous ones. There are even lots of these applications touted to solve sleep problems, mostly by reminding you to make certain lifestyle changes, adjusting your phone’s blue light emission, or tracking how much sleep you’re getting.

While apps can be useful in diagnosing your sleep situation, it hardly does anything to actually solve it. All it really does is tell you how bad the situation is, but solutions aren’t really readily available. It can tell you that you snore or that you don’t sleep long enough and that’s mostly it. There are hardly any solution available to help improve your sleep.

This isn’t to say that they’re completely useless, though, because they still have use. As they can help affirm your suspicions as to whether you are really having sleep problems or not, they’re definitely useful in taking the first step in confirming that you do have a problem. Solving it is completely on you, though.

What we’re trying to say here is that sleep apps aren’t the be all and end all of your sleep problems. In the end, you’ll still need to do some lifestyle changes to improve your sleep. Whether it is through a specialized treatment by sleep experts or through taking steps to sleep better, it’s entirely up to you how you can improve your zzz’s. Apps are just tools to help you learn more about what you’re struggling with.

So the next time you download an app thinking that it will help you get rid of the bags under your eyes, pause for a bit and think whether you’re also ready to take actual steps in getting more and better zzz’s. We’ve talked about the things you actually need to do to get quality slumber in this blog multiple times before, but if you’re not going to take such tips to heart, the app will just eat up your phone’s storage space and do nothing to help you get better rested and healthy.