Unlock the Secrets to Better Sleep

Unlock the Secrets to Better Sleep

Unlock the Secrets to Better Sleep

June 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, achieving a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. However, recent studies show that 82% of individuals wish they could sleep better, yet they lack confidence in their knowledge of sleep topics. This gap in understanding leaves many tossing and turning, night after night, in search of a solution to their sleep woes. If you find yourself in this group, you’re not alone—and we’re here to help.

Quality sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy, balanced life. It affects everything from cognitive function and mood to physical health and overall well-being. Poor sleep can lead to a host of issues, including increased stress, weakened immune function, and higher risks of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Clearly, sleep is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.

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One of the most critical factors in achieving quality sleep is the mattress you sleep on. An old or poor-quality mattress can significantly hinder your sleep quality, causing discomfort and restless nights. If you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed, it might be time to consider investing in a new mattress.

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As mattress experts, we understand the profound impact that a well-chosen mattress can have on your sleep. Our range of high-quality mattresses is designed to cater to different sleep needs and preferences. Whether you prefer a firm mattress for support or a plush one for extra comfort, we have the perfect option to ensure you get the restful sleep you deserve. With our mattress mapping technology, we have the opportunity to ensure you are sleeping on the right mattress for your sleep style.

While a new mattress is a great start, it’s not the only factor in creating the ideal sleep environment. We offer a variety of sleep products designed to enhance your sleep experience further:


The right pillow supports your head and neck, maintaining spinal alignment and preventing discomfort. We offer a range of pillows that cater to different sleeping positions and preferences, ensuring you find the perfect match for your needs.

Mattress Protectors

These not only extend the life of your mattress by protecting it from spills, stains, and allergens but also contribute to a cleaner, healthier sleep environment.


Quality can make a significant difference in your comfort level. Our sheets are made from premium materials that are breathable, soft, and durable, ensuring a cozy and inviting bed every night.

Investing in a new mattress and coordinating sleep products is a step towards better sleep and, consequently, a healthier life. Quality sleep improves memory, enhances cognitive function, boosts mood, and supports physical health. By addressing your sleep needs with expert guidance and premium products, you can transform your nights and improve your days.

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As mattress experts, we are committed to helping you achieve the best sleep possible. The extensive knowledge of our team allows us to provide you with top-notch products and personalized advice. We understand that every individual has unique sleep needs, and we are here to help you find the perfect solution. More zz’s starts with a trip to Montgomery’s in Sioux Falls, Madison, Watertown or Aberdeen, South Dakota. It’s time to say goodbye to restless nights and hello to a healthier, happier you!

Unboxing the Truth Why a Mattresses in a Box Might Not Be Your Best Bet

Unboxing the Truth Why a Mattresses in a Box Might Not Be Your Best Bet

Unboxing the Truth: Why Mattresses in a Box Might Not Be Your Best Bet

March 2024

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The convenience of online shopping has revolutionized the way we buy everything, including mattresses. Mattresses in a box, also known as bed-in-a-box mattresses, have become increasingly popular. However, while the idea of a compressed mattress delivered to your doorstep may seem appealing, there are some important factors to consider before jumping on the bed-in-a-box bandwagon.
1. Limited Testing Opportunities
One of the primary drawbacks of mattresses in a box is the limited opportunity for in-person testing. Unlike traditional mattress shopping, where you can feel the texture, support, and overall comfort in a showroom, buying a bed-in-a-box often involves relying on online reviews and descriptions. This lack of hands-on experience can lead to a mismatch between your expectations and the actual feel of the mattress. That’s why Montgomery’s offers pressure mapping technology to ensure you get into the mattress that will fit you.

2. Questionable Durability

Mattresses in a box are compressed and rolled for shipping, which can potentially impact their long-term durability. The compression process may compromise the structural integrity of the mattress, leading to a shorter lifespan compared to traditional mattresses. If you’re looking for a mattress investment that stands the test of time, a traditional mattress will be a more reliable choice.

3. Limited Customization Options

Personalized comfort is a crucial aspect of a good night’s sleep, and traditional mattresses often provide a wider range of customization options. Many bed-in-a-box brands offer a one-size-fits-all solution, limiting your ability to choose a mattress that truly caters to your specific needs, such as firmness, support, and sleeping position.

Here at Montgomery’s, we know that sleep is essential to the overall health of an individual. That’s why we offer sleep technology to ensure you’re getting into the right mattress for quality sleep. At all of our stores, we carry mattresses that are backed by research & development proving the quality of the products we sell.

With our sleep promise, you’ll sleep soundly knowing you’re in the right mattress or we’ll replace it. There’s a reason we’ve been serving eastern South Dakota for 136 years – we’re committed to our customers!

Ready for a better night’s sleep? Schedule a pressure mapping appointment today!

Three Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

Three Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

A Fresh Start: Three Easy Ways to Clean Your Mattress

March 2024

Our mattresses are sanctuaries for rest and rejuvenation, providing us with the comfort we need after a long day. However, over time, mattresses accumulate dust, allergens, and stains that can impact our sleep quality and overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore three simple and effective ways to clean your mattress, ensuring a fresh and hygienic sleeping environment.

Vacuum Away the Dust Mites and Debris
Dust mites and debris can accumulate on the surface of your mattress, contributing to allergies and respiratory issues. The easiest way to combat this is by using a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment. Begin by vacuuming the entire mattress surface, paying extra attention to seams, crevices, and any areas with visible stains. This method helps remove loose particles and allergens, promoting a cleaner and healthier sleeping space.

Revitalize Your Mattress with Natural Deodorizers
Over time, mattresses can develop odors from sweat, spills, and everyday use. To refresh and deodorize your mattress, you can turn to natural and simple solutions. Start by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda evenly over the entire mattress surface. Baking soda is known for its ability to absorb and neutralize odors.

After applying the baking soda, gently rub it into the fabric using a soft brush or your fingertips. Let the baking soda sit on the mattress for at least 30 minutes to an hour – allowing it to absorb any unwanted smells. For an extra boost of freshness, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the baking soda before applying. Popular choices include lavender, tea tree, or eucalyptus, known for their pleasant scents and antibacterial properties.

Once the deodorizing magic has happened, use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to thoroughly remove the baking soda from the mattress. This simple yet effective method not only eliminates odors but also leaves your mattress feeling revitalized and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.

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Invest in a Mattress Protector
Prevention is often the best cure, and a mattress protector is a valuable investment for maintaining a clean and hygienic sleep environment. Waterproof and hypoallergenic mattress protectors act as a barrier, preventing liquids, dust mites, and allergens from reaching your mattress. Regularly washing and changing the mattress protector can extend the life of your mattress and provide an additional layer of defense against stains and allergens.

A clean mattress is essential for a healthy and restful sleep experience. By incorporating these three easy cleaning and prevention methods into your routine, you can maintain a fresh and hygienic sleeping environment. Take the time to care for your mattress, and you’ll be rewarded with a cleaner, more comfortable place to rest each night.

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Love ‘Yellowstone?’ This new furniture collection will create your own Dutton Ranch

Love ‘Yellowstone?’ This new furniture collection will create your own Dutton Ranch

Love ‘Yellowstone?’ This new furniture collection will create your own Dutton Ranch

Original Post from pigeon605.com

Call it high mountain style.

A collection of furniture inspired by the popular series “Yellowstone” is available now locally, exclusively at Montgomery’s.

Crafted by Illinois-based Green Gables Furniture, the Yellowstone collection was developed after a set designer from the show asked the company to create a grouping of furniture for the set.

The Dutton collection showcases the raw beauty of reclaimed lumber. The naturally textured wood is sourced from old Midwestern barns and given new life through these unique designs.

“It has one-of-a-kind barn wood elements and handcrafted hardware, so no two pieces look exactly alike,” said Paula Kruetzfeldt, senior interior designer at Montgomery’s in Sioux Falls.

“It’s named after Dutton Ranch, and it does have that look – Montana mountain but very well crafted.”

The Dutton line includes a dramatic bed and headboard, an armoire, side tables, nightstands, dressers, TV stands and coffee and sofa tables.

Several pieces are on display at Montgomery’s four South Dakota locations.

“We’ve had a lot of interest in the short time it’s been here,” Kruetzfeldt said.

Also available for special order, Green Gables offers a Gallatin Valley line within its Yellowstone collection. It embraces hickory and offers a similar mix of pieces as the Dutton line, plus chairs, benches and barstools.

“Because this is a smaller company, they can do custom work, and we’re able to work directly with them,” Kruetzfeldt said. “We’re excited for people to see how unique and very attractive their pieces are.”

The Yellowstone collection builds on a growing design movement in the high mountain style, she said.

Montgomery’s has an entire section devoted to pieces that deliver the look.

“It’s definitely trending right now. We have a lot of people seeking that style,” Kruetzfeldt said. “I think our state is unique, just like the one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll find in this collection. Our customers like the warmth of wood and gravitate to that.”

There’s something about the style that evokes a feeling of vacation, she added.

“We help design and furnish many Black Hills and lake cabins, hunting lodges and, of course, primary homes in this style,” Kruetzfeldt said. “Yellowstone is very popular, and people just kind of fell in love with the look and started putting bits and pieces in their home and then redoing whole areas.”

Within the high mountain area of the store, “we have upholstered pieces with cowhide, exotic trims and unique fabrics that are absolutely stunning,” she added. “It’s hard not to like it because it’s just beautiful and very well done.”

Designers can help bring together artwork and accessories to complete the look.

“The colors related to this style are teals, reds, burnt orange, navy — deep, rich colors that pair with the hides and dark metals,” Kruetzfeldt said. “It’s a very elegant look even though it has a rustic feel. We are excited to share this collection with our customers and encourage them to stop in and see us.”

Launch event

Immerse yourself in the “Yellowstone” experience at Montgomery’s upcoming Yellowstone Launch Party.

Stop in the Sioux Falls store at 1725 W. 41st St. from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

“We love to bring people into the store and show our products, and we’re going to have fun with this,” Kruetzfeldt said.

“We’re showing how this could look in your home and how Montgomery’s can help deliver the high mountain look for you.”

In keeping with the flavor of the series, you’ll find a menu of beer-braised pork sliders with slaw topping, cowboy caviar, apple pie and Yellowstone-inspired beverages.

Plus, there’s line dancing planned and the chance to win a Yellowstone Dutton bed, king or queen, or four suite tickets to the PBR Unleash the Beast Tour and $100 in concessions.

“Green Gables has generously donated the furniture prize,” Kruetzfeldt said. “They’re proud of it and excited to share it.”

The contest goes through noon April 1, with a drawing at 1 p.m. and no need to be present to win. Open-house events for Yellowstone will run the whole weekend at all Montgomery’s stores.

To browse the Yellowstone collection online, click here.

A better night’s sleep awaits with this design and mattress advice

A better night’s sleep awaits with this design and mattress advice

A better night’s sleep awaits with this design and mattress advice.

Original Post from pigeon605.com

What a difference losing even just one hour of sleep can make.

If you find yourself dragging a bit after our recent shift to daylight saving time, you can relate.

Now multiply that out by hours, days, weeks, even months.

It becomes apparent how small changes definitely can impact how well you rest and consequently all your waking hours.

“I share that a lot,” said Emily Meyer, a senior interior designer at Montgomery’s. “I’ve dealt with medical issues nearly my entire life, and changes to your bedroom – and especially your bed itself – can make a huge difference.”

This week appropriately is National Sleep Awareness Week, making it the ideal time to take stock of your own sleeping situation and make adjustments.

“One in three adults don’t get enough sleep,” said Clint Richards, mattress manager at Montgomery’s.

“And if you’re not getting a restful seven or eight hours, it puts you at risk for everything from cardiovascular problems to drowsiness that can lead to all kinds of accidents or other issues. Sleep is the time when your body and brain repair themselves, and if you’re tossing and turning, you don’t get that deep, restful sleep.”

The sleep experts at Montgomery’s are ready to help, whether it’s assisting you in finding a perfect mattress or designing the space where you sleep.

They offered these tips to help put you on course to better overnights ahead.

Evaluate your space

Step back and take stock of your bedroom.

First, how does it feel when you sleep?

“The temperature in your bedroom should be colder than you’re used to the rest of the time in your house,” Meyer said. “That doesn’t have a lot to do with design, but it does have a lot to do with how you’ll sleep at night.”

Got that set? Now think calming colors.

“You want this to be a calm and peaceful space,” Meyer said. “Color matters here. No reds, which can bring unwanted energy. Think light blues, grays, blushes.”

Sound a bit boring? There’s a solution for that.

“Texture,” Meyer said. “If you keep everything neutral tones, it can get boring, but in a bedroom, that’s important. So things like big, fluffy pillows and a tweed comforter or velvet mixed in can keep the room interesting and give a designer touch and look.”

Montgomery’s custom approach extends to bedroom furnishings too.

“With our workroom and seamstresses here in Sioux Falls, we have a huge selection of fabrics, and our designers can help customers with customized bedding, draperies and pillows,” Meyer said. “When a person can’t find just what they want, we can make it for them.”

Play attention to the lighting in your bedroom too.

“Use multiple lights – so you can have an overhead light, but bring in table lamps too so you can have low, more calming light,” Meyer said. “And with window treatments, find ways to layer in light. You might use light-filtering blinds and be able to pull curtains for when you want to sleep in.”

Montgomery’s Mattress 1st makes perfect matches

Each Montgomery’s store includes a Mattress 1st, where you’ll find the latest in sleep technology and a team of experts to guide you to your ideal mattress.

“We carry multiple styles that are going to fit what you’re looking for in a mattress as well as your budget,” Richards said.

Customers begin by trying out various numbered mattresses to determine which suits their style.

“We walk you through it and help figure out your ideal bed and then show you options from there,” Richards said. “It can be overwhelming to shop for a mattress, and this really helps make it a straightforward decision.”

For those who appreciate the cooling effect of a specially designed mattress and pillows, he suggests the Arctic mattress, which “is the ultimate cooling mattress on the market,” Richards said.

“There’s a lot of new technology in mattresses. One from Simmons is using a plant-based cooling material, and another uses recycled plastic in the fabric, so there’s a good eco story as well as comfort and technology.”

He also suggests considering an adjustable bed – no matter what your age.

“Even if you only use it when you’re sick or your back is hurting, it’s a sturdy base that makes your bed feel more solid,” he said.

“We know that a very high percent of kids with ADHD, for instance, have sleeping problems at night. This can help keep the head elevated correctly, especially if there are breathing issues.”

Meyer has seen that impact firsthand.

“Adjustable bases can help with blood circulation, relieve stress from the lower back, open up the airway for breathing, alleviate pressure on your bladder and help with hip pain,” she said. “Alleviating issues such as these will help you sleep better.”

Purchasing a mattress at Montgomery’s is a complete no-pressure situation. Thanks to Montgomery’s Perfect Sleep Promise on a mattress purchase over $999, “at a minimum there’s a 120-night guarantee, so a customer can sleep on the mattress and still do an exchange if needed,” Richards said.

Serta Connection System at Montgomery’s

Serta Connection System at Montgomery’s

Rare Cutting Edge Technology

Serta iComfort Hybrid Mattress

The search for the right mattress has always been highly important to our customers. The real obstacle we had in the past was pairing the right mattress for our customer’s body type. When Serta came out with its highly advanced Connection System, we were one of the first retailers in the Midwest to add this to our showrooms. We are still one of only 18 dealers in the nation to have the complete system in all three locations.

How Does the Connection System Work?

The journey begins in our “comfortpoint,” theater. Individuals are asked a series of questions about their sleep patterns, sleep issues, and what they prefer. After the sleep lifestyle has been determined, an overhead display shows real-time pressure-mapping profiles of the customer’s body. The Connection system narrows down the number of choices based on its findings in the home theater.


Real Comfort

The Connection system can eliminate a number of sleep issues:

  • Tossing and Turning
  • Lack of Support
  • Sleeping Too Hot or Too Cold
  • Partner Disturbance
  • Mattress Roll-Off & Sagging

A number of our customers are surprised by just how comfortable they are after purchasing their new mattress through the comfort point system. The heat mapping technology takes the subjectivity out of the process and makes the decision much more scientific. To ensure that everyone loves their new purchase, our 365 sleep promise allows for a whole year to test out just how comfortable you are. Our Perfect Sleep Promise also offers free delivery for your new mattress and free delivery if you decide to exchange it.

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Sleep Health Facts

Sleep Health Facts

Sleep Education

Our sleep specialists at Mattress 1st are surprised at the number of clients that are uneducated about sleep health. In light of our big mattress sale, we couldn’t think of a better time to help our viewers improve their sleep health. This blog includes a collection of information, fun facts, and advice.

Girl Laying on BedSleep Health Information

Let’s review our healthy sleep checklist. If the following healthy habits do not fall under your sleep lifestyle, it may be time to reevaluate your sleep routine. Better mornings are just around the corner!

  • You average 7 hours of sleep every 24 hours.
  • You usually sleep through the night without long sessions of being awake or disturbed.
  • You fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of lying down.
  • You feel alert and productive the following day.
  • Your partner & family do not notice snoring, pauses in breathing, restlessness or other odd sleep behaviors.
  • You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

Failing to confidently check every point off? No worries, 1 in 3 adults do not receive enough sleep every night. You are not alone and Mattress 1st is here to help.

Sleep Solutions

Sync Your Schedules

Listen to your body’s internal clock. Following your natural sleep pattern is one of the essential strategies for restoring sleep health. If you fall asleep and wake up at the same time, you will begin to feel much more energized when your alarm clock rings. This sleep pattern is more beneficial than sleeping for 7 hours every night at different times. You’re probably wondering by now, and the answer is yes- avoid sleeping in on the weekends. The more your weekend and weekday schedule varies, the more exhausted you will feel. A quick tip- to help your body find it’s natural sleep schedule, let natural light enter your bedroom in the morning. Natural light encourages your body to start the day and will help your body follow its internal clock.


Be selective when taking naps. Even though naps do help the body catch up on missed hours, it can make falling asleep much more difficult. If you struggle with insomnia, always avoid naps or keep them below 20 minutes long. Try to fight the after dinner drowsiness, if you are feeling groggy from after your dinner, avoid laying down. Get up and do something mildly active to prevent falling asleep before your usual time.

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20-Minute Rule

If you are not tired, do not force your body to fall asleep. After 20 minutes of trying to drift off, leave your bedroom and transition to a different setting. Settle your body down by doing something relaxing; reading a book, take a bath, listen to music, etc. Sometimes taking a break from your bed is the insomnia fix you need!

Bed Time Meals

A large greasy meal before bed can be a recipe for insomnia. Avoid foods that cause indigestion, instead, choose light healthy snacks if feel hungry before bed.

Create a Bedtime Routine

Utilize the 20-30 minutes before bed to prepare your body for a full nights rest. Take a bath, read a book, listen to music but above all avoid stressful activity. Psychologically stressful activities can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol which can cause alertness and keep you awake. If you do tend to experience stress when your head hits the pillow, write down your thoughts and set them aside for tomorrow.

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How old is your mattress? A majority of problems with your sleep lifestyle could be the cause of a unsupportive or old mattress. If your mattress is 7 years old, it may be time to invest in a new mattress. At Montgomery’s Mattress 1st we have one of the ONLY heat mapping theaters in the nation. This highly advanced technology will use 4,000 tiny sensors to find your pressure points and lead you to the right mattress for your body and lifestyle. We have a wide selection of top quality mattresses in the industry. Our top specialists will help improve your sleep health, come visit! View our Mattress 1st page here

Interesting Sleep Facts

  • People spend 1/3 of their life sleeping.
  • The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
  • Within 5 minutes of waking up, you have forgotten 50% of your dreams.
  • Sleep deprivation will kill you before starvation does.
  • If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep you are actually sleep deprived.
  • Sleep deprivation reduces pain tolerance.
  • Snoring is the main cause of sleep deprivation in 90 million US adults.