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At Factory Mattress & Bedrooms in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Shallotte, Kinston, and Goldsboro NC, we want to stress the importance of rest. If you’re not getting a full night’s sleep, consider relaxing and taking a nap. Here is our ultimate nap guide.

1. Set an Alarm

The most productive naps are those that are during the day and are short because it’s harder to wake up once you get past the first two stages of sleep. The ideal nap length is 20 minutes. All you need is a timer. It can be on your cell phone, watch, or a basic alarm clock. Set an alarm for about 25 minutes to give yourself some time to relax and get a full 20-minute nap.

2. Turn Off The Lights

Light and sound have huge effects on our internal clocks, and can negatively affect our overall sleep patterns. It’s important to find time to step away from those blaring fluorescent lights, laptop screen, and our cell phones. Put them away and turn off the lights. If you have a roommate, you may also want to invest in some earplugs. These items can help you fall asleep faster.

3. Relax and Don’t Feel Guilty

Take some time to shut off those troubling voices in your head. This is your time to take care of yourself. Those problems can wait. Take some tips from meditation- concentrate on breathing, relax your muscles, and imagine something calming to you. Napping is both natural and can only make you better. Students who take just 20-minute naps are more likely to have a better mood, have improved concentration, alertness, and motor skills. Taking care of yourself first means that you can be your best self when you help others. If you have more time, extend your nap to about 45 minutes or 90 minutes for additional boots in creative thinking and sensory processing.

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At Factory Mattress & Bedrooms in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Shallotte, Kinston, and Goldsboro NC, we understand that next to your family, there’s nothing more important than a good night’s sleep. Whether you want the support of an innerspring mattress or the comfort of memory foam, we have the selection, service, and value to suit your needs. We carry top mattress name brands, like Sealy Posturepedic, Simmons Beautyrest, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur-Pedic.

After 38 years in business, we know mattresses. We also know the business. Our fast professional delivery and comfort guarantee will ensure that you don’t go another night tossing and turning. Your wallet can rest easy, too with our low price guarantee and 0% interest financing.

From our home to yours, we provide the best service and price. Come see what we can do for you. Contact us today!