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Happy Thanksgiving!

Give Thanks

A few weeks back, we posted about the best and worst foods for sleep.  One of the most notorious items on the list for putting you to sleep was, you guessed it, turkey.  So, in the spirit of Turkey Day, why not go through a quick history of the delectable bird to find out why it ends up on your table every year.

Turkey is native to the North American continent

Turkey was originally introduced to settlers by the native Wampanoag people after a year of little to no harvest.  Unfamiliar with the area, settlers had minimal understanding of what crops would grow nor did they know about the native bird that wandered the North American land.  Without the help of the Native American tribes, the early settlers would have surely starved or been forced to leave the beautiful North American continent.

Thankfully, the Native Americans were kind and generous enough to supply the English settlers with corn, squash, and other crops that allowed them to survive.  They also introduced them to the turkey (Meleagris gallopa) and taught them how to hunt for the native, gobbling bird.

In celebration, English settlers held a banquet in 1621 and invited the Native Americans as the guests of honor.

It took more than 200 years for Thanksgiving to become an official American holiday, but on October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it an official holiday to be celebrated every last Thursday of November.

Through the years, Thanksgiving has stayed relatively true to the original celebration, with turkey as the center piece and squash, potatoes, corn and other goodies as sides.

Today, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and, of course, Christmas shopping!  Be sure to check out our Black Friday Sale for the best deals on gifts for your loved ones.  Who wouldn’t love a brand new bed or gel pillow for Christmas?  At Sleep City, you can get 15% off all pillows and linens and up to 25% off your purchase of a new bed!  In addition, receive a a $300 foundation gift with a purchase of a Tempur-Pedic bed! Give your loved ones the gift they really deserve this Christmas – a good night’s sleep.

Cheers and sleep well.

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A Black mattress on Black Friday – finding deals for yourself

black mattress shopping on black friday
black mattress shopping on black friday
Shoppers comes out in force on Black Friday for amazing deals.

Lots of people approach Black Friday shopping armed with their gift lists for family and friends. But it’s also one of the best times of the year to shop for those things you’ve been thinking about for yourself – like a new Black mattress, the luxury line by Simmons.

There’s a reason retailers discount nearly everything on Black Friday, and it’s not because they think you’re going to buy your husband athletic socks for Christmas. (Although if that’s your go-to gift, good for you. Practical items are much less likely to end up in the “re-gift” or return pile.) According to some statistics, as many as 90% of Black Friday shoppers are looking to buy for themselves. Perhaps not exclusively, but they’ll likely take home at least one item for their own use.

And this Black Friday will be no different. Since 2007, retailers have begun holiday discounting earlier, around the first week in November, but they still frequently reserve the special deals for the day after Thanksgiving when traffic will be heaviest. If you’ve been considering a new washer and dryer, the latest smartphone or tablet device, or a new Black mattress, Black Friday may just be your lucky day.

Simmons Beautyrest Black Mattress
Give yourself the gift of a Black mattress.

Your mattress is an important part of your daily life, and because personal preference plays such a large role in choosing a mattress, it’s unlikely you’ll get one as a gift. If you’re ready to treat yourself to a special holiday gift, or if you and your significant other want to limit the stress of finding gifts for each other, consider a Simmons Beautyrest Black mattress.

Simmons Beautyrest models are known for their durability and comfort. The Black mattresses are a top-of-the-line series that feature excellent motion separation, GelTouch foam and AirCool memory foam to relieve pressure and keep you cool throughout the night, and a 20-year warranty so you can sleep peacefully for the next two decades.

Black Friday shopping is nearly as big a part of the holiday tradition as a turkey dinner or a decorated tree. Enjoy the deals, and take advantage of the opportunity to score yourself something you really want at a price you won’t see any other time of year. Your Black mattress awaits!