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Your sleep is our business and if you or your partner is not receiving adequate rest, we want to help.

We would like to think that a new mattress from Simmons Mattress Gallery would solve all your problems, but sometimes your lack of sleep can be linked to a sleeping disorder that you may or may not be aware of.

One of the most common sleep disorders is ‘bruxism,’ a term used to describe the practice of grinding one’s teeth during sleep. This often genetic disorder regularly goes undiagnosed. The two individuals most likely to inform you of your condition are your sleeping partner or your dentist.

There are many suspected causes for bruxism. The two major ones are stress and or a misaligned bite. Other contributing factors are smoking, heavy drinking and high caffeine intake.

Bruxim can cause morning headaches or earaches from your constant grinding during the night. It can also entice jaw, shoulder and back pain, as your muscles and bones react negatively to the stress.

Your partner may feel one of the most irritating side effects, as the sound of the disorder often acts as a disruption for the person sleeping next to you.

A visit to your family doctor or dentist is recommended.  If not yourself, for your sleep deprived significant other.

Treatments of bruxism may include wearing a mouth guard, but often simple acts like changing your sleeping position, altering your diet to softer foods, reducing the stress in your life or having your partner wake you during your gnashing bouts can help reduce the effects of this disorder.

Our doctors also recommend a possible mattress change. But they are on the payroll.


Your Semi-final Men’s Hockey tickets arrived in the mail and even with the excitement of the Olympics, you are still wondering if they will be worth the exuberant price you had to pay. But of course, you promised your two sons you would take them and it will be a night they will never forget – the stars of the NHL playing for national pride.

But now money is short and your youngest needs a new bed. You thought it could wait another month, but the other night, as you read him a bedtime story, you discovered just how uncomfortable his current mattress is.

It needs to be replaced, but you do not have the resources to purchase an expensive mattress?

At Simmons Mattress Gallery you have affordable options. The Deep Sleep line is intended for customers with a tighter budget, but who are still looking for a quality mattress.

One review, on the consumer website, stated: “I’ve had this mattress for a long time and it is still comfortable. I would recommend it to someone who doesn’t want to spend the extra money for one of the newer brand(s).”

The DeepSleep line utilizes Slim Flex coil technology over the Beautyrest Pocket Coils. SlimFlex coils are fastened together to form an interactive support system when compressed. Like the Beautyrest line, the Deep Sleep mattresses are non-flip.

The comfort on a DeepSleep is maintained with the SuperSoft Knit and Damask Fabric top. This silky cover is also incredibly lightweight, for easy transport.

If you are looking to add additional features to your DeepSleep, inquire about adding Bountyfill quilting or a SlimGard upholstery layer.

Tight budgets are hard to work with, but at Simmons Mattress Gallery we have solutions. Keep the tickets and buy a DeepSleep.

Go Canada Go

“There are three red bites on your neck and your sheets are spotted with copper marks.

During the day you quiver at the very thought of returning to your bed.

Your friends avoid you and your family stops calling.

The night brings no rest.

Eventually the stress consumes you.

You look for answers from the most unlikely sources.

You’ve heard stories of their carnivorous lifestyle, but doubt their existence.

Has Twilight become reality?

No. There is no denying, you, have bed bugs.”

Bed bugs are now considered an epidemic in Vancouver’s West End. A problem for years in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the bugs have migrated west, proving that expensive cluster living is just as at risk as the poorest housing project.

The bugs have three main methods of travel. The first, and most common method is through luggage or daypacks. The bag may be dropped for a few minutes or stored for a few days in an infected area. When the article moves, the bugs move with it. This is easily done at a hotel, where unsuspecting guests leave their luggage open. The bugs are attracted by the human scent and dead skin. They make their way into the bag and are eventually transported to another location.

The second method is through clothing and or bedding. The bugs do not live on humans like lice; they prefer to make their homes away from the host. They establish themselves in an area and then return to the body to feed.

The last method of travel is through wiring. The bugs can move through apartment complexes using the electrical wires that connect each unit. Shockingly, they can also follow the wires outside to a neighbouring complex.

While the bugs do feed on the blood of humans, they are not considered a health risk and are incapable of spreading disease. They do, however, propose a danger for people living with immune deficiency. Early detection is key. Here is what to look for:

1. Bed Bugs (the actual insect) – oval shaped, with a flattened red body the size of a lady bug

2. Dark Spots on your sheets

3. Copper Stains on your mattress or bedding

4. Bite marks that come in threes

Once infected, you can try and contain the problem yourself, but your best option is to hire a professional. Vancouver Bed Bug Control Inc. is one of the companies working in Vancouver that specializes in bed bug removal. In the past they used beagles to sniff out the unwanted insects for early detection, but they have now switched to a cimex case baited with human pheromone.

If you are set on doing the work yourself, make sure you have a powerful vacuum, the tools to dismantle your furniture, and the will to throw away infected items such as children’s toys and pillows. Start with the vacuuming, then wash all your clothes and bedding, then vacuum again, inspect all your furniture, vacuum again and then use a spray product on areas that you have discovered to be infected. Then vacuum again. Good luck.

If you are renting, the fees surrounding the treatment of these pests may be subsidized or paid in full by your landlord.

If you are merely concerned about infection, here are some preventative measures you can take:

1. Inspect your luggage after a trip abroad before bringing it into your house.

2. Do not drop your day bag on the floor or furniture of another residence.

3. Do not buy second hand furniture or mattresses.

4. Repair holes or cracks in your drywall.

5. Purchase a bed bug mattress cover package that includes a box spring cover, a mattress cover and multiple pillow covers.

Vampires may only exist in teenage-romance novels, but bed bugs are very real. Stay informed. Here are some helpful websites:

The Bed Bug Registry

Health Link BC

Vancouver Bed Bug Control

For complete peace of mind, consider purchasing a brand new mattress set from Simmons Mattress Gallery. We can outfit you with all the components you need to start fresh. Come stop by our locations in Vancouver, Victoria, or Coquitlam. Or visit us online at

The mattress event of the year is taking place right now as Simmons Mattress Gallery hosts its first and last “Clearance Sale.” All mattresses are being reduced by 60%. Every design, every product, the entire store is being given a clearance price. It sounds crazy, but it’s true.

Our complete collection is available to you. Our entire Beautyrest line, our ComforPedic memory foam beds, our power foundations, it is all being sold at 60% off.

You could upgrade every bed in your house for next to nothing. The master bedroom, the kids’ rooms, the guest room, they can all be re-equipped with Simmons signature mattresses.

So take advantage of this amazing opportunity and head down to our Blanshard location today. This is a mattress sale like no other, and it won’t ever happen again.

In Victoria: 3510 Blanshard Street

Other Simmons Mattress Gallery locations:

1001 West Broadway, Vancouver

101 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam

Getting a decent amount of rest each night is important for everyone.

In the professional world, an 8-hour, undisturbed sleep, allows us to work to our full potential. It keeps us alert and focused. It also increases our ability to work longer hours. For some of us, coffee might have the same affect, but the healthy choice is obvious: more sleep equals better productivity.

The same principal applies to our children.

As competition grows for Post-Secondary entrance, more and more young people are neglecting healthy sleep over hours spent studying. It is important to remind our children that sleep deprivation is much more detrimental to their learning potential then they realize.

On average, teenagers need approximately 10 hours of sleep each night. Younger children need even more.

One way to help your child receive the rest they need is to encourage a sleep schedule.

If, once they are in bed, they have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, the problem could be the mattress they are lying on.

Often children are given mattresses that are passed down and have worn out springs. These mattresses might look like an easy way to save money, but they may be hurting your child’s potential. The money you spent on a tutor could be going to waste if your child is not able to maintain concentration, due to a lack of rest.

A smart investment would be a new mattress from Simmons Mattress Gallery. Simmons has a huge selection of mattresses for every person in your household. Come browse our store with the whole family. Your children will thank you.

Simmons Mattress Gallery in Victoria, is closing its doors for good. But before we board everything up, we are having a massive closeout sale. Every product in the store is being sold at 70% off. This is an unbelievable offer for anyone interested in purchasing a new mattress.

Products like our Beauty Rest, World Class mattress, are being sold at a huge reduction. These mattresses offer excellent motion separation with our patented evolution, Non-Flip® pocket coils. They are also built with a triple edge support system for the outer rim of your mattress. The World Class model is finished with a luxurious top of natural fibres to give you a plush sleeping surface.

Even our top Beauty Rest line, Exceptionale, is being reduced to clear. This line of mattresses includes two story, coil on coil construction, for unprecedented support. The Exceptionale line also has a 360° foam encasement, that heightens the sleeping comfort at the edge of your bed.

The Exceptionale Series

There is nothing comparable to an undisturbed, ultra-comfort sleep on a Simmons mattress. And with 70% off, this is the time to buy one. We are looking forward to showing you all of the Simmons possibilities when you visit us. So hurry, this sale won’t last long.

Simmons Mattress Gallery Locations near you:

Victoria: 3150 Blanshard Street

Vancouver: 1001 West Broadway

Coquitlam: 101 Schoolhouse Street

5. Noise from your neighbours

4. Sirens from passing Emergency Vehicles

3. The phone ringing at an ungodly hour

2. Your baby crying

1.Your partner

The first four disruptions are out of our control, but we can help with the final one. Sleeping with a partner on a Simmons is like having the comfort of two separate beds with the intimacy of one. Our patented pocket coil mattresses minimize motion transfer to your loved one. The coils also conform to the exact shape of your body, offering you unparalleled comfort levels.

Pocket Coils

To learn more about Simmons mattresses visit or head straight to the source and purchase a new mattress with us, Simmons Mattress Gallery. Your partner will thank us.

(For the first four disruptions, try earplugs)

How does Simmons build on its unique pocket coil technology? On top!

The NXG series combines pocket coil construction with advanced memory foam for a firm, yet responsive sleep. The coils ensure undisturbed rest and individual attention. The memory foam creates a smooth top layer that has an aesthetic appeal. The foam also dissipates heat and recovers quickly to your movements in the night. The combination of these two features supplies unparalleled comfort, style and responsiveness. Try it yourself today, at a Simmons Mattress Gallery.

The NXG Mattress


Vancouver – 1001 West Broadway

Victoria – 110-3510 Blanshard Street

Coquitlam – 101 Schoolhouse Street

1. A pet (usually involves a lot of house training)

2. Groceries (they won’t cook themselves)

3. A video (should have downloaded)

4. A friend (awkward at work on Monday)

5. A new mattress (zzzzzzzzzzzz……… Ahhh, a great night’s sleep)

Come down to the Simmons Mattress Gallery and pick out a bed that fits perfectly into your life. Take your time while you shop and try out a variety of mattresses before you make your decision.

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