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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

Organic Baby Crib Mattresses

The first thing you need to know is that The Futon Shop organic baby crib mattresses with washable organic mattress covers are made with organic cotton and because of that don’t have all the toxins that other mattresses have.  Children who sleep on these types of mattresses grow up healthier and are less likely to visit the doctor without all the chemicals inside. 

Here are a couple benefits to consider !

No chemicals –  The first benefit is your child won’t be sleeping on a chemical filled mattress.  The Futon Shop’s crib mattresses have nothing but organic cotton and other material making up this crib mattress.

Longer lasting – The reason they last longer is because they don’t have any chemicals that are eating away at the material and because of this your mattress won’t rip, tear, or break apart as easy.

Multi-functional Furniture!!

This piece of multi-functional furniture from The Futon Shop can change from a beautiful dark wooden chest to a drop down twin or queen size bed!   Many people I have spoke with over the last year or two have been downsizing and choosing to save money renting a studio rather than a one bedroom…  This chest works perfect in a small space!  It operates like a Murphy Bed,  Just dropping down as a soft comfortable bed at night and a functional piece of furniture with storage draws when closed! And like the Murphy Bed, our Organic Futons are hand made in San Francisco!!

William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1959), applied for a patent for the Murphy bed on April 1, 1916, and was granted Design Patent D49,273 on June 27, 1916. Murphy started the Murphy Wall Bed Company and began production in San Francisco. In January 1990, the company changed its name to the “Murphy Bed Co. Inc.”.

In 1989, an appellate court held that the term “Murphy Bed” is no longer entitled to trademark cover because a substantial majority of the public perceive the term as a generic term for a bed that folds into a wall, rather than the specific model made by the Murphy Bed Co

A little piece of History!

-The Futon Man

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s day with a few Irish Jokes!

How do two Irish men change a light bulb?  One holds the bulb and the other starts drinking until the room spins.

Two Irish mothers, Kate and Lorna were talking about their sons.  Kate says, ‘My Patrick is such a saint. He works hard, doesn’t smoke, and he hasn’t so much as looked at a woman in over two years.’  Lorna responds, ‘Well, my Francis is a saint himself. Not only hasn’t he not looked at a woman in over three years, but he hasn’t touched a drop of liquor in all that time.’  ‘My word,’ says Kate, ‘You must be so proud.’  ‘I am,’ announces Lorna, ‘And when he’s paroled next month, I’m going to throw him a big party.’

An Irish Man is sitting in the pub with his wife and he says, “I love you.” She asks, “Is that you or the beer talking?” He replies, “It’s me talking to the beer.”

A good laugh always helps, and more so when it is celebration time!

-The Futon Man

Unique futon decors!

The other night I went to a customer’s house for assistance for one of their futons.  As I walked into the house, I thought: What a beautiful house with such a warm and nice feel to each room. As I was leaving they wanted to show me their futon they bought a few years earlier. They were raving how they love their futon and they want another one just like it. When they brought me to their futon( the picture above) I was shocked. It is so not what I have seen. This family took our futon and completely transformed it into a cozy, stylish couch! What a great invention they created with one of our futons, from the San Mateo Futon Shop

Organically Yours,


The Futon Shop has a large selection of futon frames to choose from plus our in house made mattress’s that are made in San Francisco California! This is the Trump futon frame which is made from a solid hardwood design which makes it really sturdy for any occasion! The Trump comes in a variety of sizes and colors to fit your needs! Come down to your local futon shop to see one today!

Organically Yours,



The Futon Shop is one of the largest futon dealers in America! We provide high quality mattress’s and futon frames ever since 1976! This is one of our beautiful frames we carry called the Arizona and it comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. The unique thing about this futon frame is that it has side storage that can hold magazines or etc. Come down to your local futon shop to see one today!

Organically Yours,


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