Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Dr Breus Bed ® Mattress Comfort Levels

The Dr Breus Bed ® was specifically designed to accommodate just about every sleeping style of people. The foundation of this mattress collection is the four tenets of sleep that has been developed by Dr Breus which are,
  • Special Tempsense™ material helps to create “thermo-neutrality”
  • A feeling of "zero-gravity" which offers superior pressure relief.
  • "Complete relaxation" from nature's finest support, allowing your muscles to completely relax.
  • "Tranquil sleep" that comes from reduced movement allowing you to sleep throughout the night.
Each Dr Breus Bed ® has as many as 13 separate and different layers of natural Talalay latex and soy-based polyfoams are individually hand placed and laminated to one another by only the most experienced craftsman and artisans. Every Dr. Breus Bed ® incorporates the same performance levels of Tempsense™, a combination of a unique natural Talalay latex and ticking material at the top of each bed. For more information about the manufactures of The Dr Breus Bed ® see ( International Bedding

So which Dr Breus Bed ® is right for you? There are many influencing factors but generally speaking most people know if they like a bed that is firm or soft. With that in mind Dr Brues says that everyone should start with his scientific base line the Signature model and go from there. Below is a chart that represents the Dr Breus Signature and Monogram models comfort levels.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Doctor Breus Bed Reviews

Dr Breus Bed Reviews

Doctor Breus Bed Reviews

There are many mattress and beds that have been made but none by a sleep doctor, until the Dr Breus Bed. Dr. Breus has provided editorial services for numerous medical and psychology peer-reviewed journals and has given hundreds of presentations to professionals and the general public. Among his numerous national media appearances, Dr. Breus has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Dr. Oz and The Doctors. He also appears regularly on Sirius XM Radio. Dr. Breus’ PBS television special, “Good Night with The Sleep Doctor,” debuted in December 2007 and continues to air nationwide. In August 2008, Dr. Breus debuted his show “As Recommended by The Sleep Doctor,” on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).

The Dr Brues bed has been on the market approaching a full year now and some retailers are having difficulty keeping them in stock. It is not a real mystery after reading a few of the below Dr Breus Bed reviews.

Doctor Breus Bed Reviews from Owners

  • April 24th, 2011

    Did a good bit of research and spent time in mattress stores before my wife and I purchased a Dr Breus mattress few months ago, and have to the last 3 months have been the best sleep we have ever got. We were choosing between a Tempur Pedic Cloud and the Dr Breus mattress and we tried both mattresses in 3 different stores, wanted to lie down and feel them all to ensure same fell from place to place. We finally our way to a Sleepy’s in East Hanover where Bruce helped us make our final choose on what Dr Breus bed was right for us. After a few questions from the salesman Bruce he showed us the Platinum. We both really like a soft bed, and got a great deal on the Signature Platinum. Delivery and set-up of the mattress was quick and professional. One other note, the Dr Breus first night kit was really a neat bonus that came with the mattress.

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  • Soft & Suportive
    April 6, 2011

    Pros: Good for side sleepers, Great value, Good for back sleepers, High quality, Good for stomach sleepers, Supportive
    my wife and i love this bed. soft but very suportive.we sleep sound all night.great purchase.

  • Love our Dr Breus
    April 4th, 2011

    I have had my Dr Breus Signature King now for over 2 months and all I can say is wow. I recently developed back pain after the birth of my child and my doctor sent me to a physical therapist who gave me an excercise routine that helped some, but I still wasn't back to feeling 100%. Then the therapist asked questions about the bed I was sleeping on, and ended up recommending that I look into some of the newer beds on the market. So I went into the store and tried out several of them, and ended up choosing the Signature Dr. Breus. With the combination of the exercises and my new bed, I have had absolutely no back issues since the very first night.
  • Back Pain Eliminated
    March 9, 2011

    Pros: Good for side sleepers, Good for back sleepers, Supportive
    My husband thought his back pain was just a part of getting older. After 2 nights on this bed, his pain is gone. We never expected this and it won't be the silver bullet for everyone, we are just sharing our experience. The only complaint is it is a bit warm, similar to the postupedic beds but not enough to switch or care about.

  • Dr Breus Signature
    November 28th, 2010

    We own two of his beds already for two homes. This time for our vacation apartment. Extremely comfortable and not too expensive, my wife sleeps through the nite even without her normal hot flashes.

Do you own a Dr Breus Mattress? Let us know what you think and write a review of your Dr Breus Bed in the below comment box.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Why Choose the Dr Breus Mattress?

The Dr Breus Mattress The Components of a Better Nights Sleep

The Dr Breus bed was designed and developed to help all of us get betters night’s sleep. Dr Breus examined how improper mattress can adversely affect your sleep and from that he developed the four tenets of sleep.

  1. Consistent Temperature: The Dr Breus mattress is made with tempsense™. Tempsense is a unique, proprietary blend of specially designed natural Talalay latex and a fabric infused with a natural, vegetable oil based phase change material. The combination of these tempsense™ materials works to automatically keep the Dr Breus mattress surface underneath your body the in the ideal temperature all through the night! As your body gets warmer, the molecules in this material spread out to dissipate body heat. Conversely as your body cools, the molecules contract to trap the heat energy.
  2. Ultimate Pressure Relief: When you are asleep at night one of the important elements to ensure good undisturbed night’s sleep is proper blood circulation and avoidance of painful pressure points. Everyone’s body needs to turn throughout the night so the Dr. Breus Bed™ has been designed with a feeling of zero-gravity so that deep, uninterrupted sleep can be increased.
  3. Superior Body Support: The Dr. Breus Bed™ provides the ideal level of support to avoid tight, flexed muscles that can create painful awakenings throughout the night. When the spine is in correct alignment, muscles can more easily relax helping to provide a deeper, restorative sleep.
  4. Decrease in Motion: If you have the problem of being disturbed by your partner when sleeping you are not alone. Many people can attest to their sound sleep often being interrupted by a bed partner turning over or getting in and out of a bouncy mattress. The Dr. Breus mattress was created to be free of excessive movement. Thus allowing you are your bed partner a peaceful, tranquil sleeping environment every night.
Designing The Dr. Breus Bed, in conjunction with International Bedding, Dr. Breus understands the process of buying a mattress, and how difficult this decision can be. Dr Breus has spoken with industry sleep and bed experts, leveraged his patient's experiences and has developed a unique way of testing your individual physiology to find the right mattress for you. When visiting one of Dr. Breus' select retailers, you will easily feel which Dr. Breus Bed™ is the right one for you. So stop by your local mattress retailer and in 5 minutes you can see and feel the difference the right mattress can help make in getting the best night’s sleep possible.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dr Breus Sleep Tip: Can the Smell of Lavender Aid in Sleep?

Ask any sleep expert and they will tell you, a good night of sleep starts with creating a good sleeping environment. Dr Michael Breus has spoken on a variety of topics, and of note is his discussion about how aromas in your bedroom might be able to aid in sleep. According to Dr. Breus, aromatherapy can be very relaxing and serves as a sleep aid. Try herbs such as lavender, yin lang and chamomile in your bedroom to create a relaxing environment.

We often forget about the true power of the human sense of smell, until something reminds us - like encountering a foul smell, or not being able to taste your food when you have a cold. But did you know that our sense of smell can have a significant impact on our behavior and even our mood? Odors and scents enter the body through the nose and continue on to the limbic system, which is the area of our brains that controls such things as memory, emotions, and mood.

So how can the smell of lavender aid in sleep? Researchers have conducted brain wave studies that suggest smelling lavender increases Alpha brainwaves in the back of the head. In essence, our brainwaves slow down and increase in amplitude, which is associated with states of relaxation and peacefulness. *Just as a side note, you probably would not want to use a Jasmine-scented fragrance, as it increases betawaves in the front of the head, which is associated with a more alert state.

So if you are looking to create a better sleep environment, you might want to give Dr Breus's suggestion a try and using some lavender, yin lang and chamomile in your bedroom.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sleep Deprivation It Does not Just Affect Air Traffic Controls

As we all try to do more with less, often one of the things that get sacrificed is our sleep. There have been many studies about Sleep deprivation and just about all of them have concluded that significantly affects your health, performance, safety, and pocketbook. Below is a blog post from the Dr. Breus Insomnia Blog.  

Lack of sleep can make doing almost everything we need to do much more difficult.  Trying to do a job while sleep deprived often leads to poor job performance, something we all want to avoid.  This can be particularly problematic for those who make important and far-reaching decisions about the lives of others, such as politicians and ER doctors, to name a few.
A recent statement from the FAA highlights another profession for which lack of sleep can have very serious consequences: air traffic controllers.  The FAA reported yet another air traffic controller who fell asleep for about five hours during his shift.  The controller was on the midnight shift on February 19th, 2011.  Air traffic controllers work in pairs, one handling incoming flights, and one working the radar.  According to the article, while the controller who was supposed to be handling the incoming flights was sleeping, the other controller working in the tower in Knoxville, landed planes and worked the radar position at the same time.  The FAA does not allow one person to do multiple jobs at the same time; this man was forced to do so as his colleague slept because he was too tired to stay awake.
We know this about sleep deprivation:  there are real physiological and psychological effects as we deprive our bodies of a basic physical need.  Our judgment isn’t always the best.  Our reaction time slows, our memory decreases, our bodies and minds slowdown in an effort to preserve the energy we have left.  In addition the more sleep deprived we get the less we notice it!
This is only the latest in sleep deprivation and fatigue-related incidents for the airline industry.  Remember the October, 2009 incident, where two Northwest Airlines pilots fell asleep in the cockpit and overshot their destination by 150 miles? Pilots, traffic controllers on the ground—these are people we rely on for our safety when we fly.
The FAA suspended the controller who fell asleep on the job and continues to try to enforce rules about safely working midnight shifts.  My big question is:
Was this really the controller’s fault?
It sounds like in many of these cases, the air traffic controllers are being asked to work back to back shifts, and in some cases multiple days at a time. This is INSANE, it is a miracle we have not had more issues. And while I agree that no one should be working such a late shift by themselves, air traffic controllers, pilots, and anyone with responsibility late at night or after long days should also consider:
- Taking naps earlier in the day before their shift
- Avoiding using caffeine as a way to stay awake-unless for use in the short term only
- Having a set sleep routine during both their work week and time off
After those pilots missed Minneapolis by 150 miles, the FAA rewrote its rules that govern flight time for pilots and their require rest periods in order to reduce the chances of fatigue.  Hopefully they will also do so for the air traffic controllers on the ground.

Although the issue of sleep deprivation has been highlighted by recent news of air traffic controllers falling asleep, it can have some pretty profound on everyone of us. Below are a few of the negative effects it has on our lives just in the short term. (from WebMD)

• Decreased Mental Performance and Alertness: Sleep deprivation causes significant reductions a person’s performance and alertness. Something as small as reducing one night’s sleep by 1 ½ hours could result in a reduction of daytime mental alertness by as much as 32%.
• Memory and Cognitive Impairment: Decreased alertness and excessive daytime sleepiness impair your memory and your cognitive ability -- your ability to think and process information.
• Stress Relationships: Disruption of a bed partner's sleep due to a sleep disorder may cause significant problems for the relationship (for example, separate bedrooms, conflicts, moodiness, etc.).
• Poor Quality of Life: You might, for example, be unable to participate in certain activities that require sustained attention, like going to the movies, seeing your child in a school play, or watching a favorite TV show.
• Occupational Injury: Excessive sleepiness also contributes to a greater than twofold higher risk of sustaining an occupational injury.
• Automobile Injury: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates conservatively that each year drowsy driving is responsible for at least 100,000 automobile crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities.

The Development of the Dr Breus Bed

The evolution of the Dr Breus Bed is a combination of knowledge from one of the world’s best sleep clinicians, and best bedding manufactures International Bedding.

The Dr. Breus Bed™ is the first and only mattress designed by a sleep specialist.  Dr. Michael Breus is a clinical psychologist and both a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus designed The Dr. Breus Bed™ by using cutting edge sleep science and the expertise of International Bedding design, materials, and superior manufacturing quality from the past 40 years.

Dr. Breus says, “After years of my patients, friends and family asking me, ‘What mattress do you think I should buy?’ I now have an answer.  I’ve used my years of experience, clinical practice and research, listening to what patients want and need in a sleep surface to design a bedding collection that is completely unique. It’s about your sleep, your health, your life.” The Dr. Breus Bed is available in Twin, Full, Queen, King and California King sizes.  Consumers should see four to six options when shopping for a Dr. Breus Bed™, with pricing from $1299 - $2999 for Queen size.