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The Apple Rollout 2014

Apple has rolled out their impressive new lineup of devices for the fall season. The next must have accessory for 2014 is the new Apple Watch, a wearable device that promises to be more user friendly than the slow moving Google Glasses.

The Apple Watch will come in two sizes with a number of different bands available. For the sporty types, there is a sweat-proof strap and for the business look, an 18-karat gold version.

The watch will run on a new operating system designed specifically for the wrist device. Apple’s intent is to create a smart watch that works with their popular iPhone. The applications will enhance the ’smart’ experience, not necessarily duplicate what the iPhone already provides.

Only a few applications have been officially announced, but Mattress Vancouver hopes their is a sleep tracker similar to the program offered by Jawbone UP. This will help users monitor their nightly schedules so they can maximize their time on their luxury mattress.

Also on the Apple rollout was the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new phones have finally introduced a screen size that is competitive with the popular Galaxy. They have also followed the market trend and shaved off a little in the width department.

But like all Apple products, they don’t come cheap. Expect to pay as much as $1000 for the 128GB edition and as ‘little’ as $749 for the basic 6 with 16GB. The pricing for the watches has not been released for Canadian markets, but Americans will be paying close to $350US for the basic watch and strap.

Top Ten Mattress Overheards

If you keep your ears open, you can pick-up the craziest conversations. Here are a few of the funniest mattress overheards we’ve eavesdropped on in the Simmons Mattress Gallery showroom:

10. “[Child's name] may think she’s a princess, but there is no way we are buying her a Queen. Where are the twins?

9. “Let’s try not to get red wine on this one.

8. “Forget Mexico. I’d rather spend eight years on this, then two weeks with your mother. Trust me. We can afford it.

7. “I’m just gonna shut my eyes for a few hours? Take the keys and pick up the kids at five.

6. “We’re moving the flat screen to the bedroom. I’m not leaving this bed for the next six months.

5. “Yeah, I know it’ll limit motion transfer. That sounds great. But what about your snoring? Seriously, I can’t take it anymore!

4. “So we buy this one and give the old one to your aunt. It’s not like those springs will be getting any exercise with her on it.

3. “No, we are definitely not taking the mattress from the alley. God, you’re cheap.

2. “Remember that weekend in Tofino? We buy this mattress and you won’t need to go to the gym ever again. That’s a promise.

1. “Forget breakfast! We’re having all of our meals on this bed.

Ten Signs You’ve Found the Right Mattress Store

Mattress stores are plentiful in the lower mainland, so finding the right one can seem like a task for some consumers. To help with your Vancouver mattress shopping, we’ve created this quick checklist to help you determine if a mattress showroom is worth your time:

10. The sales people’s first question is about your sleep preference, not your mattress preference.

9. You are allowed to test sleep all of the beds in the showroom.

8. There is a wide range of comfort options on the mattresses being sold.

7. The sales professional is able to describe every component concerned with the make-up of the bed.

6. The store’s focus is mattresses. Period.

5. You are not pressured to make a same-day purchase.

4. Your chosen mattress does not cost more than a new car.

3. All of your questions about your new mattress are answered without the sales representative resorting to a catalogue.

2. The predominant mattress brand is a brand you recognize.

1. It says Simmons Mattress Gallery above the door.

Vancouver Mattress Shopping Tips

Before you come into shop for a new mattress at Simmons Mattress Gallery, it’s a good idea to compile a few notes on the specifics of what you will be looking for in your new bed. This will help the Simmons professionals suggest the perfect mattress for your needs.

Here is a list of questions you should consider:

1. What sort of sleeping position do you prefer? Do you sleep on your back, your side or on your stomach? Some mattresses are specifically designed for certain sleeping positions, so knowing which one you prefer helps with selection.

2. Do you have chronic back pain? Memory foam is an excellent addition for those suffering neck or back pain.

3. Do you and or your partner move around in your sleep? All of the Beautyrest models are made with non-flip pocket coils that help reduce motion transfer, but some are more sensitive than others.

4. What firmness do you prefer? Think about the most comfortable sleep you’ve had. Was the mattress extra firm or was it the softness that made it so cozy?

5. How much room do you have in your bedroom for your new mattress? You don’t want to buy a king size mattress if it will not fit in your room. Use a tape measure and record the dimensions you will need.

6. How much are you willing to spend? Figure out a budget beforehand. Knowing this number will help the mattress professional suggest mattresses within your price range.

Bring all these facts in with you when you visit one of our two locations. Make sure to sleep test at least five different mattresses in our showroom. Again, this will help you decide on what qualities you prefer.

Wake Up on Your New Simmons Mattress

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