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Slang Teasers

Here are some colloquial and colourful expressions about sleep. It’s fun to explore word meanings, so let’s dig a little deeper to their origins.

Have you ever wondered how the term: hit the hay came about?
In 1902, mattresses were often sacks stuffed with straw or hay (hence the similar phrase ‘hit the sack’).

Catch 40 winks. This phrase is thought to have originated due to the utterly boring 39 parables that were passed down in church literature. Apparently they were so dreary, show couldn’t help to take a 40 wink nap afterward. Also 40 is thought to be a number with mystical powers.

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Did you know the expressions sleep like a log and sleep like a rock were predated by another similie?

The expression ’sleep like a top’ is quite old and is recorded from at least 1693, when it appeared in William Congreve’s The Old Batchelour:

“Should he seem to rouse, ’tis but well lashing him, and he will sleep like a Top.”

Counting sheep jumping over a wall goes back to 1854.

Sawing logs refers to the sound someone makes when snoring.

The idea of a Sandman goes all the way back to Hans Christian Anderson in 1841. The Danish fairy tale describes a mythical creature with a colour-changing silk jacket who sprinkles dust in the eyes of children to help them get dozy and fall asleep. He carries two umbrellas, one with colourful pictures so that good children can have wonderful dreams at night, and one with no images at all, so naughty children will sleep heavily without any dreams at all.

A bed from Simmons Mattress Gallery is a lot like a colourful umbrella that will usher you into a vivid world of dreams.

So Long, Farewell

Simmons Mattress Gallery is closing its doors for good.

It’s been great to service Vancouver and Coquitlam (and for a while Victoria and Nanaimo) but the days of SMG are no more.

To make our final goodbye a little less painful (and a lot more drawn out) we hare hosting a Close Out Mattress Sale.

It’s a one-time event that will feature our amazing Simmons mattresses on sale for as much as 75% off.

Everything must go, because once we shut off the lights for the last time, the Simmons Mattress Gallery will left to rest forever.

So, before it’s too late, make your way down to 1001 West Broadway for our downtown Vancouver location or 101 Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam to find a sale to cap off almost 15 years of business.

This could be your last chance to buy a bed with the Triple Edge that only Simmons Mattress Galleries offer. Because we close SMG, Simmons is going to stop making that product.

And it’s really good one. Plus at 75% off, you can’t go wrong. So take this chance to say goodbye, and enjoy the savings of a lifetime.

Kerrisdale Mattress Store

If you think that Kerrisdale does not have the breadth to satisfy all of your shopping needs, you are not alone. There are many fantastic boutique stores, coffee shops and local outfits, but there is one thing missing – a specialized Kerrisdale mattress store.

Sure, you can get a small selection of Simmons Beautyrest mattresses at some of the stores on 41st, but it’s hard to find a specific, exclusively Simmons retailer.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t one nearby. Simmons Mattress Gallery is only 5.6 km down the road. Simply drive down 41st to Oak, hang a left, and keep driving 32 more blocks until you hit Broadway. According to Google Maps it should take you 11 minutes.

At Simmons Mattress Gallery you will find that mattress Vancouver retailers wish they had, but never have – The Triple Edge Beautyrest. Only SMG can carry the Simmons Triple Edge. So be sure to ask for this signature beauty by name.

Another interesting note, if you search for mattress Kerrisdale on Google.ca, you will see that Simmons Mattress Gallery is already at the top. So that has to tell you something.

For the next short while Simmons is having a Close Out Sale. Everything must go. We are offering mattresses for up to 75% off! This offer is not to be missed, because it will (obviously) never happen again.

Vancouver, BC Mattress Store

Who has been voted the Best Mattress Store In Vancouver 10 years in a row? It’s Simmons Mattress Gallery! That’s right for exactly one decade the mattress Vancouver needs has been right here at 1001 West Broadway in the centre of Vancouver.

Simmons Mattress Gallery is proud to say that we are the #1 Vancouver, BC Mattress Store. Not just once, but for ten years! That has to say something.

It says something about our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. We have had the same people working for us all that time. They understand mattresses, and what makes a good sale, a good deal, and the right comfort preference level for you.

Everyone is different. You might like a soft bed, you might need some spine support, you might move more than your partner in the night. Not matter a person’s individual idiosyncrasies, they need a bed that suits their own personal level of preference.

Soft beds aren’t for everyone. In fact, most men prefer a harder mattress. Let us help you find the mattress Vancouver professionals like you need, to make you sleep better.

Chilliwack Mattress Store

If you live in Chilliwack, BC mattress stores with Beautyrests are few and far between. Sure, there are some Simmons stocked mattress stores in Chilliwack, so why would you drive the extra mile? Because we do the same.

At Simmons Mattress Gallery, they have the least pushy salespeople out there.  They are informative, patient and they are there to help you answer your questions. Located at 1001 Schoolhouse St, Simmons is not the closest Chilliwack mattress store, but it is the best!

If the professionalism of the sales staff is not enough to make you go from Chilliwack to Coquitlam, consider the pricing.

Currently, Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam is having a Beautyrest Sale with queen sets for as low as $699. That’s incredible. They have mattresses bargain priced at up to 60% off.

So if you are looking for a mattress store in Chilliwack, look a little further, and you’ll find the perfect place for your new bed.

Families Upgrading to Kings

People are not having as many children as they used to. And the family dynamic is changing. The traditional 2 ½ kids and a white picket fence has been replaced with common law relationships, stay-at-home dads, same-sex marriages and single parents. According to the most recent government stats, the Emmy-winning TV show Modern Family is spot on. As families shrink in size, the need for beds changes.

For the first time, there are now more one-person households than couple households with children. Instead of buying the extra bed for the extra child you never had, consider investing that same amount in yourself. A king-sized bed will mean a better sleep and a more rested day.

With families in Canada shrinking, a moving more and more into urban areas, there is a new demand for space-efficiency. To make your bedroom bigger, ask us about drawer bases below your mattress.

Right now, for those needing a mattress Vancouver has just the store. Simmons Mattress Gallery is in the final weeks of its Beautyrest Sale. It’s your chance to snag a king-sized mattress for up to 60% off.

Delta Mattress Store

If you are looking for a mattress store in Delta, don’t rule out a quick jaunt to 101 Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam. Simmons Mattress Gallery has a location there, and they can offer you great prices on quality Simmons beds that you might not find in Delta.

It’s only a thirty-minute drive, and because it’s in an outdoor mall, there is plenty of free parking.

For a part of the city that is built on sand, you think Delta would be more concerned about foundations. We carry those too. A good foundation can help your mattress breathe, and keep it at a suitable height for springing in and out of bed. Also, it’s nice to sit on the edge of your bed when you put on your socks.

Right now, there’s a 60% off Midsummer Beautyrest Sale going on. It’s for one month only, though, so don’t miss out.

North Vancouver Mattress Store


It only takes 23 minutes to go from North Vancouver to Vancouver to get a new mattress. That will be the best 23 minutes you will have ever spent in your life.

If you jump in your truck, you can be at 1001 West Broadway before you have time to figure out what you’re having for dinner. You can pick out your mattress, and the friendly staff at Simmons Mattress Gallery can even help you organize delivery to your North Vancouver home (if you don’t have a truck).

If you prefer a North Vancouver mattress store, keep this in mind. While they might be closer, they won’t have the same sales.

Right now, Simmons is having its Midsummer Beautyrest Sale. You can get a mattress for as little as 60% off.

So if you were thinking about going for a movie downtown, why not save yourself some time, and just go mattress shopping instead. You could have a new, comfortable mattress in half the time – and you’ll feel much more relaxed.

Burnaby Mattress Store

Do you live in Burnaby? Are you satisfied with your Burnaby mattress store? If not, we have a good option for you.

Simmons Mattress Gallery has two mattress stores equidistant from your Burnaby location.

One is at the corner of Broadway and Oak – a mere 23 minute drive from your fine Burnaby central.

1001 West Broadway, Vancouver BC

The other is in Coquitlam, about the same amount of time away.

101 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam, BC

So, if you look in either direction, you can get a quality Simmons Beautyrest in less than 25 minutes.

Worried about what your Burnaby mattress store is going to think when you skip on over to a Simmons Mattress Gallery? Don’t worry, we won’t tell them.

Richmond Mattress Store

It takes ten minutes to run down to the store to buy a litre of milk. If you want to go to a movie downtown, you’re looking at an hour. Mattress shopping, however is a nice compromise between the two.

If you jump in your car (or get on the Canada Line) you can be at 1001 West Broadway in less than 25 minutes. You can pick out your mattress, and the friendly staff at Simmons Mattress Gallery can even help you organize delivery to your Richmond home.

If you prefer Richmond mattress stores, keep this in mind. While they might be closer to getting a litre of milk, they will be more like a movie when it comes to the details of  shipping and handling. It all takes time when you are not in the good hands of the mattress professionals. They are conscientious and thoughtful. Your order will not be misplaced, your bed will not end up in the wrong part of Richmond, and you will get the mattress you bought – for a whole lot less than if you were going to buy it in a Richmond mattress store.

So if you were thinking about going for a movie downtown, why not save yourself some time, and just go mattress shopping instead. You could have a new, comfortable mattress in half the time – and you’ll feel much more relaxed.

Richmond

Port Coquitlam Mattress Store

8.5 km. That’s it. If you want to get a top quality mattress you only need to drive for fifteen minutes. That’s less time than it takes to cross from one side of downtown Vancouver to the other.

Sure, there are mattress stores in Port Coquitlam, so why would you drive the extra mile? Because we do the same.

At Simmons Mattress Gallery, they have the least pushy salespeople out there.  They are informative, patient and there to help you answer your questions. Located at 1001 Schoolhouse St, Simmons is not technically a Port Coquitlam mattress store, but it is in Coquitlam, and therefore close.

If the professionalism of the sales staff is not enough to make you go from Port Coquitlam to Coquitlam, consider the pricing.

Currently, Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam is having a Truckload Sale with beds as low as $147! That’s incredible. They have mattresses bargain priced at up to 60% off.

So if you are looking for a mattress store in Port Coquitlam, look a little further, and you’ll find the perfect place for your new bed – just 8.5 km away – in Coquitlam.

Whistler Mattress Store

Let’s face it, if you are looking for a Whistler mattress store, you are either going to run up against a super expensive chain, a wildly marked up local version of your favourite Beautyrest. It takes a village to ship in every stick of furniture, and mattresses are no exception. Just like the food prices up north, you pay an exorbitant sum for that convenience.

A better option – pick up your bed the next time you are in Vancouver. You can’t get much more central than Simmons Mattress Gallery’s store on Broadway and Oak. You won’t need to fight downtown traffic, either. Or pay $12/hour to park. In fact, we offer free parking downstairs.

You’re going to be in Vancouver at some point. Say it’s to take a plane somewhere. Perfect. Simmons Mattress Gallery is exactly halfway between Whistler and YVR. We’re right on Oak street.

We don’t recommend picking up your mattress on the way to the airport, but coming back, why not? What better way to get home than on a brand-new bed.

So if your local Whistler mattress store is a bit pricier than you’d like, consider our Truckload Sale with beds up to 60% off.

We’re more than happy to help you outfit your Whistler home, cottage or chalet with the best beds in the west.

New Westminister mattress

The difference between a mediocre mattress that you’re going to moan about for years and a bed that you’ll love until your hair’s gone blue is only sixteen point two minutes.

To find a mattress New Westminster is not the place to be – but Coquitlam, a mere 7.1 km away, has a Simmons Mattress Gallery.

Not only our the New Westminster mattress stores more expensive, their brand names doesn’t compare to the luxuriant Beautyrest. And the salespeople are knowledgeable and not pushy. All in all if you’re looking for a mattress in New Westminster, take the quick trip to Coquitlam, and we can help you there.

Mattress Langley

If you live in Langley, BC and you are in search of a mattress store in Langley to get the best deal on a bed, then we have some good and bad news for you.

Simmons Mattress Gallery is offering up to 60% off brand-new beds. This is a great opportunity to get a Simmons mattress.

However, to get this deal on a mattress Langley residents will have to drive a little. The closest mattress store with this kind of deal is Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam on 101 Schoolhouse Street. It’s just across the bridge – only 25.2 km away.

See this map for details.

Don’t Pay Now – Pay Later – How Other Countries Do It

If you buy a bed from Simmons Mattress Gallery, there are a variety of financing options you can make use of.

You can pay cash. We like this. Or, you can pay by credit card. This is also a perfectly acceptable option. We also offer financing. If you don’t want to pay for 6 months, you don’t have to.

But how do they do it in other countries?

Our correspondent in Buenos Aires has had some interesting discoveries about how transactions are handled in South America.

If you are paying rent. It has to be in US Dollars. It has been over 10 years since the economy crashed and the peso was violently devalued, but it has made enough landlords gun-shy enough to demand their rent in US currency. Problem is, it’s really hard to get. The banks don’t give it out. And even Western Union has greenbacks in limited supply. Apparently, the Argentina government scours your tax records to determine how many USDs you can have at any time. Crazy.

With inflation anywhere between 20 and 30%, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to hang onto money any longer than you have to. So people in Argentina buy like crazy. One strange discover was at the grocery store – now we may be mistaken here, but our writer down American under was pretty sure they were allowing him to charge his credit card in 3 payments. Put it this way, if you bought a $1000 Beautyrest, you could pay $333 now, $333 later and $334 three months from now. But when the cost of living is skyrocketing by 30%, all of a sudden that last payment seems like a 10% off deal.

Something to consider when 0% financing is on the table with a rapidly escalating inflation.

Note: If you need a mattress Vancouver store Simmons Mattress Gallery will give you a bed for even less than the Argentines. They are currently pricing Queen Beautyrests at $898.

Pick a card, any card.

Simmons Mattress Gallery Gets Greener

If you walk into our Coquitlam showroom you might notice something a little different. It’s not that woodland animals are bounding through the doors, or the springs in our beds have started to bloom flowers. But the place is looking a little greener – and brighter – much, much brighter.

Last week, Simmons Mattress Gallery replaced all the light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. This might not sound like much, but then you haven’t seen our showroom. The place is huge. And there are literally hundreds of light bulbs in there.

Using the traditional lights, Simmons was burning through 32,000 kw/hr. You can see our cheeks burning too. That’s a lot of power. So we decided to switch it up with new-fangled energy saving bulbs. Now, it’s estimated that Simmons Mattress Gallery will only use 12,000 kw/hr. That’s nearly one third of what we were using before.

The new bulbs are expected to last for ten years. And the store will recycle the old bulbs – in another store that is. Reusing is a better strategy than recycling the whole lot.

Vancouver Mattress Stores Battle for the Modern "A"

You can read the column about Simmons Mattress Gallery here: Mattress Vancouver Story.

Vancouver mattress stores battle for new A

Buying a Better Bed

Here are three things to keep in mind when shopping for a better mattress.

1. Notice how well the bed conforms to the shape of your body. The higher the conformability, the less you will toss and turn.

2. Pay attention to weight distribution. Proper support is important for your spine, and the quality of your sleep.

3. Take note of the plushness and cushioning. The layers of foam, felt and natural materials and the coil construction will all affect your sleeping experience.

A perfect sleep is within reach.

A perfect sleep is within reach.

Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our blog, Simmons Mattress Gallery.

We have three stores: one in Victoria, one in Coquitlam and one in Vancouver.

For more information, click here: Mattress Vancouver.

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