18
Dec 15

Miskelly’s Third 2015 Season of Giving Recipient

Our third 2015 Season of Giving recipients are Charles and Kathy Harrell.

Charles and Kathy have taken in six siblings who were removed from their parents due to neglect.  The siblings were going to be separated. The girls would go to different foster homes and the boys to Piney Woods. Charles and Kathy were determined not to let that happen, so they stepped in and arranged for all six children to live with them.

The Harrells have a son of their own. The family has suddenly increased from three members to nine, and they live in a two-bedroom house.

With a full house and Christmas right around the corner, they were in need of a little help. Miskelly’s delivered a truckload of new furniture to the Harrell family. Headboards, chests and mattresses!

We are grateful for the opportunity to help the Harrell family, and hope they have a joyous Christmas together.

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18
Dec 15

Miskelly’s Second 2015 Season of Giving Recipient

Our second 2015 Season of Giving recipient is Mr. Joseph Horne.

Joseph Horne is a security officer for MDOT.  In 2013 he found his 30-year-old wife passed out from a brain aneurysm.  She later passed away.

Joseph and his wife had no health insurance. Trying to pay her medical bills cost him everything. He lost his home and car.  He lost his job because he had no transportation.  He lived in motels, boarding houses, and one church.  This past January he became an occupant of the Salvation Army and they helped him secure his current job.  Co-workers have been a huge help by providing him transportation to and from work.  He has saved enough money to rent an apartment, but it’s empty. He has been sleeping on the floor with a blanket.

Miskelly’s is grateful for the opportunity to help Joseph.horne 1 We are happy to report that he will no longer be sleeping on the floor!horne 2


11
Aug 15

The Importance of Good Sleep on a Good Mattress

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Are you sometimes irritable and unmotivated in the morning? Do you ever get accused of waking up on the wrong side of the bed? If so, maybe it’s just that you woke up on the wrong bed! If you’re resting on an old or unsuitable mattress, you’re probably not sleeping well–and that can lead to more problems than you may realize.

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Better Sleep for a Better You
The key to becoming healthier, more productive, and less stressed may be in the quality of the Zzzzzz you get each night. Appropriate rest may even help you slim down. Studies have found that people who are sleep deprived experience an alteration in the hormones responsible for regulating metabolism. As a result, they tend to crave carbs and high-calorie foods. However, optimal sleep on a regular basis can regulate the body and lead a person to make more healthful choices.

In addition to metabolism, sleep greatly impacts your:

  • Agility
  • Immune system
  • Coordination
  • Nervous system
  • Energy
  • Cardiovascular system

You’ll also find that a good night’s sleep can improve your mood and mental health by making you more alert and enhancing your judgment, concentration and information retention. Your stress levels, social interactions, and daily functioning will also improve as a result.

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A National Epidemic
Despite the numerous benefits of sleep, Americans aren’t getting enough. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, and 60% of adults report sleeping poorly a few nights a week or more.

In some cases, stress, injury, or health problems can contribute to a sleep disorder, but according to the Better Sleep Council, many Americans have sleep problems due to sleeping on a bad mattress. Mattresses that are old (over eight years), of poor quality (saggy and lumpy), or not a match for a person’s sleep needs (too small, too firm, not firm enough) are the primary culprits.

A Foundation for Good Sleep
The great news is that a bad mattress is something that’s easily corrected. Simply replace your old one with an improved model, and you’re on your way to better sleep! Just take care to select the right one for you.

When mattress shopping, try out and compare different options. Lie down on soft, medium firm, and very firm varieties. Also explore different styles, including innerspring, memory foam, latex foam, hybrid, and air models.

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Stretch out in your regular sleeping position so that you can see which mattress feels the most comfortable and supportive. If you share your bed with someone, bring him or her along as well. Make sure you select a mattress that feels best to both of you–and that doesn’t transfer movement when one of you moves.

Try to avoid checking the prices of the mattresses until you’ve narrowed your selection down to two or three choices. This will ensure you’re only influenced by whether a mattress has the potential to give you the best night’s sleep.

While furnishings set the design direction of your bedroom, it’s the finishing touches that really make it feel comfortable. Dress your bed in soft layers and add accessories in coordinated colors. Use meaningful photos and decorative elements to personalize the space and complete the look.

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A simple change can improve your sleep–and your health. If you’re ready for a comfortable and affordable good night’s sleep, stop by one of Miskelly’s Sleepstore locations. We take pride in our large, beautiful spa-like showrooms that allow you to shop with relaxation and comfort.

Be sure to follow Miskelly Furniture on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram to see new product arrivals, and stay up-to-date with sales and discounts.

Good night, sleep tight!


07
Apr 14

How to Find the Mattress You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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You spend about a third of your time sleeping. That’s a good chunk of time. In conjunction with regular activity and a proper diet, sleeping on a supportive, comfortable mattress is extremely important to your well-being. If your current mattress is sagging, uncomfortable and no longer provides a night of restful sleep, it may be time to consider a new mattress from SleepStore by Miskelly. Without a healthy lifestyle and plenty of quality rest on a mattress that fits your needs, you won’t be able to work, learn, create, and communicate at your true potential. A sound sleep allows the body and mind to recover from the day’s events.

Purchasing a mattress that’s right for you is a long-term investment in your health and should be thoroughly researched. Rest easy and consider these tips from Miskellys when you’re ready to find your dream mattress that you’ll love for years to come.

How to Find the Mattress You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Decide your budget and financing options. SleepStore by Miskelly has a wide variety of options to fit within your budget. Our team is here to assist you in picking out the mattress you deserve and getting you the most bang for your buck. If you are interested in financing, this option is available, as well. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for sales and discounts!

Decide what type and what size of mattress you want. Is it time to go from a queen to a king? Do you want a memory foam or traditional spring mattress? The Better Sleep Council recommends thinking of a time when you slept well and start from there. Was it on a pillow top at a friend’s house or an extra firm mattress at a hotel? If you aren’t sure, you can also take a brief survey here and one of our SleepStore consultants will guide you to the perfect sleep solution.

Consult with the mattress experts. Many stores sell mattresses, but the Better Sleep Council suggests finding a retailer that has expertise in mattresses so you’re able to get the best mattress education. They also encourage speaking with a retail associate for their knowledge on the subject; for example, don’t be afraid to ask SleepStore associates questions about choosing the perfect mattress for you. SleepStore by Miskelly can offer unique solutions to your sleeping situation.

Test various mattresses. You wouldn’t think of buying a pair of shoes without trying them on, so why not try out a mattress? First, select a mattress that you want to try based on your budget and needs. Lie down on it in your favorite sleep position and evaluate the comfort. Then, educate yourself on the particular mattress. This ensures a better idea on which mattress is right for you.

sleepstoreNow that you have a guide to buying your dream mattress, you can confidently find a good night’s sleep, every single night. The Sleepstore by Miskelly insists that you take your favorite mattress for a “test drive.” If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, return it cost-free within 60 nights of your purchase.

To browse size, style, comfort and brands like Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy and Simmons, click here to visit our website or stop by either of our SleepStore locations:

In Ridgeland at the Renaissance at the Colony Park:

1000 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601.898.1994

In Flowood at Dogwood Festival Market & Promenade:

722 Mackenzie Lane
Flowood, MS 39232
601.992.1809

Shop with confidence knowing that the Sleepstore by Miskelly provides top-notch service and expertise, plus the very best value on all the brands you love. Don’t forget to follow Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!