A Better Night’S Sleep

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Mattress Experts opened two weeks ago in the Safeway Shopping Center. On Monday, owners Cindy Gregory (fourth from left) and Kristine McCormack (fourth from right) celebrated with a ribbon cutting.

If you are sleeping on a double bed with your spouse, you might as well be sleeping in a crib.

That’s according to the Better Sleep Council who say “two people sleeping on a full sized mattress only have as much personal sleeping space as a baby in a crib.”

Couples need space and more than that, they need support and comfort. Not just from their spouse, but from their mattress.

Researchers for years have pointed to the dizzying effects of poor sleep. Bad mood, decline in work performance and poor judgment, just to name a few.

We spend one-third of our lives asleep and spend more time in a bed than any other piece of furniture in our homes.

So, it makes sense to lift that duvet cover back and double check the quality of our sleeping arrangement.

Luckily, Payson residents have a new place to seek slumber. Cindy Gregory and Kristine McCormack recently opened Mattress Experts, LLC at 221 E. Highway 260, in the Safeway Shopping Center.

Gregory and McCormack compared sleeping in an uncomfortable bed to wearing an ill-fitting pair of shoes.

While one pair of shoes may fit one body, for another they may be too small or wide. The same goes for buying a mattress. Everyone is built different, so test-driving a mattress for your level of comfort is crucial.

Mattress Experts offers an extensive line of hard, soft, pillow topped, memory foam, massaging and adjustable mattresses from Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns and Foster and Tempur-Pedic, as well as headboards and Tempur-Pedic accessories.

Between them, McCormack and Gregory have 55 years of experience.

“We have been in the business all of our lives,” Gregory said.

Gregory said her first job was at a bedding store and since then she has worked 20-plus years at furniture stores in the Valley. McCormack said she used to own and run a chain of furniture stores with her then-husband in Phoenix and Las Vegas.

The women met while working at a furniture store in the Valley. After 10 years at the store, the women decided to venture out on their own and open Mattress Experts.

They chose Payson because of its beautiful locale and lack of a full line mattress store.

“We were tired of working for someone else. We wanted to run our own store,” Gregory said. “We also saw a need. There was no variety before” in brands.

McCormack and Gregory said they are proud of the quality merchandise they offer.

“We believe in what we sell. Integrity is our bottom line,” Gregory said.

“We hand-picked the line up,” McCormack said. “We only carry beds we would sleep in ourselves.”

Mattress Experts is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (928) 468-8568.

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