35 Year Anniversary for The Futon Shop!

 

Come on in to The Futon Shop in San Mateo and take a look at the new textures and patterns that are available for your futon!  When you buy a new cover for your set, it’s like buying a new sofa!  Now, celebrating our 35 Year Anniversary, The Futon Shop is offering 40%  microfiber suede covers.  Also, If you buy a futon frame or a platform bed at regular price we will give you 50% off any futon mattress!  Or, receive 20% off store wide!  Whatever works for you!

Come in and tell them The Futon Man sent you!

June is National Drive Safe Month!

How to participate:        

In the month of June

 

  •   Do not drive drunk!!
  •  Do not talk on your cell phone!
  •   Do not read or reply to text messages!
  •   Do not let your passengers distract you!
  •   Avoid listening to the radio to loud!
  •   Wear your seat belt!
  •   Watch your speed!


If we respect the road and drive cautiously, we can save lives!!

-The Futon Man

Spare Bedroom Space?

The luxury of having a guest room that is only used for the use of your overnight guests is something that many people do not have the room for in their home. A futon with a high quality futon mattress in an extra bedroom can allow you to use the room when you don’t have guests staying with you.

Futons are the perfect choice for a quick bed for someone who is staying with you and can be folded up to turn the room into a sitting room or a place to curl up with a good book when you are home alone. To set up your guest bedroom to double as a sitting room, start with a good quality futon and futon mattress.

The Futon Shop in San Mateo has over 33 variety’s of Futons to try out!

-The Futon shop

Central Park Music Series Starts June 23rd!

I actually live right next to San Mateo’s Central Park and just love the Music series!  They feature different BBQ-ed food and plenty of beer and wine.  You are also allowed to bring your own food and drink!!

Central Park Music Series Whether you are looking to socialize with friends, g et some much needed family time,  or dance the night away,  the 2011 season is sure to be a great time.  Central Park Music Series Starts June 23rd!  Every Thursday through August 11th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Join the fun!!

-The Futon Man

Nightmares are common!

How many of us as a child have had Nightmares (bad dreams) and ran to our parents room to find comfort  in the middle of the night?  Well, I sure have!

What Exactly Is a Nightmare?

Almost everyone gets them once in a while — adults, as well as kids.  A nightmare is a bad dream.  It can may make you feel scared, or upset, but nightmares are not real and can’t harm you!

While you sleep, your brain doesn’t just turn off.  It goes through several sleep stages, including REM, or Rapid Eye Movement, sleep.  Why do they call it that?  Because during this stage of sleep, your eyes move back and forth under your closed eyelids. During REM sleep, you have dreams and sometimes those dreams can be scary or upsetting.

About every 90 minutes your brain switches between non-REM sleep and REM sleep.  The amount of time spent in REM sleep increases with each sleep cycle through the night. The longest periods of REM sleep occur towards morning. If you wake during this REM stage, it is easier for you to remember what you were dreaming about.  That’s why your most vivid dreams — and nightmares — occur in the early morning hours.

Remedies:   Read or watch something inspiring. You can also visualize a tranquil scene or imagine yourself doing something you enjoy. Whatever you’re thinking just prior to sleep can have a huge impact on your dreams.  Thinking negative thoughts while you fall asleep are often causes of bad dreams!

-The Futon Man

Sleeping Tips!

Here are a couple of tips to help you get a good nights rest!

  • Set a regular bedtime. Go to bed at the same time every night.  Find a time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn.  Try not to break this routine on weekends when it may be tempting to stay up late. If you want to change your bedtime, help your body adjust by making the change in small daily increments, such as 15 minutes earlier or later each day.
  • Wake up at the same time every day.  If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm.  If you need an alarm clock to wake up on time, you may need to set an earlier bedtime.  As with your bedtime, try to maintain your regular wake–time even on weekends.
  • Nap to make up for lost sleep.  If you need to make up for a few lost hours, opt for a daytime nap rather than sleeping late. This strategy allows you to pay off your sleep debt without disturbing your natural sleep–wake rhythm, which often backfires in insomnia and throws you off for days.
  • Be smart about napping. While taking a nap can be a great way to recharge, especially for older adults, it can make insomnia worse. If insomnia is a problem for you, consider eliminating napping. If you must nap, do it in the early afternoon, and limit it to thirty minutes.
  • Fight after–dinner drowsiness. If you find yourself getting sleepy way before your bedtime, get off the couch and do something mildly stimulating to avoid falling asleep, such as washing the dishes, calling a friend, or getting clothes ready for the next day. If you give in to the drowsiness, you may wake up later in the night and have trouble getting back to sleep.

If the tips don’t help, you might want to take a look at your mattress?  It could be to firm or soft?

 

Come by The Futon Shop and try out a Organic Mattress today!

-The Futon Man

100% organic latex pillows

The Futon Shop’s Organic Latex pillows give natural support as well as anti-microbial and dust mite free!  The %100 cotton cover is washable and the Latex can be spot cleaned.
I’m a side sleeper with broad shoulders and the high cushion really helps for good night’s sleep!!
I prefer latex over memory foam because of the support yet firm feel.
If you have never tried a %100 Organic Latex Pillow, come by The Futon Shop in San Mateo and give one a shot!  You won’t be disappointed!!
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