Do I need a foundation for my new mattress?

Ciao! Today I will be creating a guide to help you decide if you need a foundation for your mattress.

Now before I get into this guide, let me explain and define what the box springs and foundations for a mattress is:

The foundation provides support between the bottom of the mattress and the bed frame. The foundation is usually placed on top of the bed frame. With the placement position of the foundation, it provides support by allowing the surface of the mattress to be flat and sturdy. It can also prevent early on sagging as well.

The box spring consists of a wooden frame filled with sprigs and wrapped in fabric. A box spring is manufactured to be the same size as the bed and provides support by sitting directly under the mattress. Typically box springs are designed to sit on top of a bed frame.

After reading the descriptions, you can tell that both of these mattress supporters have the same purpose, and that is to give your mattress a sturdy structure. The choice of choosing which is right for you can all depend on your preference and the way you will be positioning your bed. 

If you are wondering about what size these come in… I got you covered!

Both the box springs and foundations come in three sizes:

SizeHeight (in)
Standard/High-Profile10.5 in. or taller
Medium-Profile7 to 10 in.
Low-profile6.5 in. or lower

You can choose the size that best fits your mattress, usually, the box springs and foundations are meant to fit together with the mattress and can also be sold as a split-style.

Mattress foundations can come in different forms, let’s dive into them right now shall we!

Solid Foundation: The solid foundation provides the most support because the base and frame are filled with wooden slats to prevent sagging. In fact, these are the best types of foundations to use for a mattress that has memory foam! Not only do they provide excellent support, but they also allow the mattress to breathe from underneath and get rid of any excess moisture the mattress absorbs over time. Here at GiNO, our solid foundation would be a perfect duo with our comforting memory foam mattresses!

Estimate price which can vary depending on the size: $200 to $500.

Suggestion: In order for the slats to do their job properly, it is suggested that they should be of a decent width of around 2 1/2’’ and possibly no more than 3 1/2’’ apart from each other.  

Platform Foundation: These platforms are more low-key compared to the rest. If you want the feeling of Zen and relaxation, this foundation might be the best fit for you. They typically increase the support level of a mattress and may make it feel firmer. The platform foundations are more compact and easier to move as well.

Estimate Price which can vary depending on size: $400 to $800.

Adjustable Bases foundations: The adjustable foundation provides an adjustable base that can be raised depending on your preference. They are also mostly power bases and are one of the fastest-growing categories in our industry!  For example, if you have neck pain, you can adjust the base by lowering it to relieve that pain. This is a more customizable foundation and offers great support to memory foam mattresses but are not great for spring mattresses as they do not bend easily!

Estimate price which can vary depending on size: Around $900 to 3,500.

As for box springs: As mentioned before the box spring provides underlying support and height to your mattress! Think of the springs as the platform, to hold everything together. The box spring in some cases helps raise the mattress to a comfortable height depending on your preference, however, it is an older technology compared to the foundations. The box springs are also designed to work with traditional spring mattresses and should not be used with memory foam mattresses including our mattresses here at GiNO!

Well, fellow dreamers, my guide has ended. I hope you got some more insight on each of the foundations. And remember here at GiNO, our foundation is made of wood and offers support and breathability, so go check it out!

As always Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly


How often should you wash your bedding?

When it comes to bedding, it is not always the color scheme or the fashionable style that we choose from. We always go for the freshest, hygienic, and eco-friendly sheets that they offer. As time goes by, even bed sheets need to take a bath at some point, and you ask yourself: How often should I wash these sheets?

According to lifestyle experts, bedding sheets need to be washed once every week. Why? Because every time we go to sleep (7-8 hours every day). Your bedsheets tend to pick up a lot of grime from your body (E.g.: Dead skin fragments, dirt, stains, and moisture).

Some people tend to stretch out bedding sheets for more than a week. Depending on how clean their sheets tend to look, some would push bedding sheets usage for more than 4 weeks. But in reality, it’s necessary to clean your sheets once every week in order to prevent the accumulation of grime from growing.

What happens if I don’t wash my sheets?

Well, if you don’t wash your sheets, the bacteria from the sheets themselves accumulate and it can cause you to get:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergies
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Skin irritation

Furthermore, it’s not just your bedding from your bedsheets that will need cleaning, it is also your couch that needs a cleanse every time you, friends, or family sit on it.

How to wash your bedding?

When it’s time to wash your bedsheets. There are many steps into ensuring that your sheets are comfy, clean, and fresh like it’s brand new:

  1. Choose your cleaning product and read all of the instructions on the back.
  2. Depending on the bedding you choose and the material. Bedding must be washed through hot water (Cotton = hot, polyester = hot)
  3. In the machine, wash the sheets with gentle detergent
  4. Bedding is all about colors. You always have to separate your bedding sheets by color (Light, rainbow and Dark colors). Sort out the colors and wash your sheets separately.
  5. After you finish washing your sheets, dry them off (If you want to go eco-friendly, dry your bedding outside or if you need them REALLY quick, use a dryer)
  6. If you plan to go all natural, your bedding will take about 3 to 6 hours (Or less if it’s a sunny day)
  7. If you need them FAST and FURIOUS, you can use a dryer machine with a temperature of your choosing. ( ‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold “ Hot N Cold by Katy Perry”)

Bene and that’s a wrap! Caring for your bedding can go a long when it comes to helping you sleep. Here at GiNO, having good sleep hygiene is important to us. Keeping your sheets clean is an investment in your sleep health and a good night’s sleep.

As always

Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly


How often should you replace your pillow?

No bed is complete without the most important essential: A Pillow. The soft, comforting, breathable, and cozy texture keeps your head protected and relaxed as if you’re sleeping on cloud 9.  But when it comes to the time to replace a pillow, we all have that sense of not wanting to let go of something we cherished the most and having to start something new. 

Experts say that we should be replacing our pillows every 1 to 2 years. Why? Because replacing pillows helps with: promoting hygiene, reducing allergies, and best of all, pain, pain, go away.

Why should I replace it if I like my own pillow just fine?

Some would say: “But I like how my pillow is. Why should I even change it?”, well, let me tell you this:

  1. Your head & shoulders are crying for help from all the pain.
  2. The pillow just isn’t hygiene anymore
  3. They’re not as supportive as they use to be.

But what really makes someone want to replace their pillow for another one is simple: Dirt. From dust mites to mold, these health hazards can cause itchy skin, runny nose, acne, eye irritation, and making sleep almost impossible.

What can I replace my old pillow with?

You have a variety of pillows to choose from. For instance, everyone knows how Cotton is the oldest and most common material in a pillow. Being affordable for your desired price range.

Feather, the oldest and most commonly used material in pillow manufacturing: Durable and breathable.

Latex foam is soft, breathable, and best of all, helps your body relax. Natural Latex is both biodegradable and eco-friendly, making it durable and safe for the environment.

Memory foam is becoming a popular one in today’s markets. Our patented memory foam, Memoform; is designed to react to the weight of the neck and shoulders, offering a pleasant feeling of lightness while you rest. The GINO Pillow comes with a removable cover made from our signature performance fabric with silver fiber. The pillow cover is also machine washable, helping to keep bacteria away. Thanks to the Airyform technology, the channels present throughout the pillow core allow for optimal breathability and dispersion of moisture and heat, ensuring your pillow stays cool all night long. The 3D fabric used on the backside of the pillow further increases its extreme breathability for a pleasant and lasting feeling of freshness. GiNO pillows are also made by using only breathable and hypoallergenic materials that are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified and 100% Made in Italy.

Here at GiNO, our pillows have all of the qualities you’re looking for. Eco-friendly, hygienic, durable, natural anti-bacterial, and breathable. Replacing a pillow doesn’t mean a piece of you is going to go away, think of it as a fresh start with a feeling of freshness and best of all a 3-year warranty meaning that our pillows have a longer duration for your comfort.

What do you mean by comfort level?

The amount of comfort level is based on how you want your pillow to be. How often do you feel like adjusting your pillow to make it more comfortable to your liking? There are 3 types of comfort levels:

  • Firm
  • Medium
  • Plush

Before you start purchasing another pillow, think about the kind of comfort you want and how does it benefit your body. Do you want a pillow that is durable and firm or a pillow that is as plush as a cloud? Sometimes, it’s hard to let go of our most treasured memories, but as time goes by, we learn to let go of things and make a new start.

As always buona note e sogni d’oro

From yours truly


Difference between a King and California King Size Mattress

Ciao! In this blog, we will go over the distinct differences between a King and California King size mattress. Because both of these mattresses are somewhat similar there can be a lot of misconceptions. Not to worry, by the end of this, you will be able to clearly identify the similarities and differences while also being able to see which size will work the best for you!

Bene, let’s start by identifying each size individually!

All About King Size Mattresses:

If you are someone who enjoys and desires more space when sleeping or you are currently sharing your bed and need more in order for you and your partner to be comfortable; a King size mattress is the perfect option for you!

King size mattresses are also known as “Eastern King” are made to be wider which gives the ability for more room, especially when you are not the only one sleeping on the bed.

The dimensions for a king size are around: 76×80 inches – 76 inches wide by 80 inches long

Few pros and cons about a King Size Mattress that can help you determine if this is the right size for you are:

  • (Pros) If you need shorter room or if your body length is on the shorter side. King size mattresses are not as long compared to the California king size, however if you are looking for short and wide room then this will be just right.
  • (Pros) If you have space in your room for a wider mattress, and you also like to share your bed with a partner/kids/ or even your pets if they like to sleep besides you from time to time; this mattress can hold you all together (heart)
  • (Cons) If your body length is on the taller side, there might not be enough leg room due to the short and wide size. Your feet might hang from the end of the bed! But not to worry because that is why we also have the California King 😊
  • (Cons) If you room is small, this mattress might be too wide, and it can be a little tedious to make it fit just perfectly.

All About California King Size Mattresses:

The California King also referred to as “Cal King”, got its memorable signature name from Hollywood, due to the high demand of requests from celebrities that wanted a more luxurious and spacious style.

The California King Size Dimensions are around: 72×84 inches – 72 inches wide by 84 inches long

The pros and cons for the Cal King Size are:

  • (Pros) If you are taller, this size will be the most accommodable for you! Because the Cal king size bed is longer, it can be able to leave enough space at the end of the bed.
  • (Pros) If you have a narrower bedroom that is not wide enough, this size will fit more efficiently.
  • (Pros) If your pet likes to sleep at your feet instead of right next to you, then the Cal King would be just right!
  • (Cons) Because of the unique structure, it might be harder to find bedding accessories compared to a regular King or Queen!
  • (Cons) If you share the bed with your partner or occasionally have kids joining you, there will not be enough room to comfortably fit everyone

After distinguishing each different type of size, we hope you got a clear idea of what each provides! Make sure to check out our mattresses here at GiNO as we do offer both the King and Cal King sizes for you.

As always, buona notte e sogni d’oro

Yours Truly,


What is a Mattress Protector?

Ciao! Just like all your favorite things in life, you want to guard it with your life, so that you can always be able to enjoy it! For example, protecting your loved ones, or your phone with a case. Our beds are our sanctuary, a place where we can escape reality and take a breather, it is important that we take care of our mattresses the way it takes care of us.

A mattress protector is almost like a fitted sheet on your bed that protects you from any messy mishaps! This is an important essential to have in your bedding because it is preventative and provides extra comfort. For example, any spills, or build-up allergens that develop over time can negatively impact your mattress’s life expectancy. By using a protector, you can prevent this.

Mattress Protectors can also protect you from these listed threats:

  • Dust mites
  • Body sweat
  • Overheating of the mattress
  • Bacteria
  • Liquids
  • Bed Bugs
  • Early wearing down of the mattress

Mattress protectors are made purposely to be water-resistant while still allowing air and breathability. Here at GiNO, we make sure that you get this duo from our mattress protectors.

Our GiNO mattress protector includes:

  • Waterproof and breathability
  • Reversible cover
  • Double-sided in terry cotton for the summer and polyester for the winter
  • In addition, this kit comes with two pillow protectors as well 😊
  • Comes in three different sizes: Queen, King, and Cal King

When buying a mattress protector, you want to consider a few essential things such as:

  • Is the mattress protector waterproof?
  • Will the protector be cleanable, will it also include materials that will help take out bacteria and allergens?
  • Is the protector breathable? It is important to make sure air flow is present within your protector, that way you can have a cool sleep.
  • Lastly you should make sure the protector suits your comfort preferences!

Keep in mind, not all mattress protectors are the same, in order to make sure you are getting the right one for you, check out this list:

  • Encasement (or zippered): This mattress protector covers your entire mattress from the top to bottom. This protector is usually closed with a zipper.
  • Fitted: This type of mattress protector is very popular; it can fit your mattress the same way a fitted sheet would.
  • Elastic Strap: This protector is places on top of your mattress while elastic straps cover the four corners. This helps keep the protector attached to the mattress.

There are multiple materials included in the mattress protector:

  • Polyester
  • Down
  • Vinyl
  • Cotton
  • Polyurethane

Bene, we hope you got a better understanding of the importance of a mattress protector, to make every moment in your bed peaceful and enjoyable, make sure to continuously take care of and protect your mattress. Be sure to also check out previous blogs on how to clean your mattress, red flags to dispose of a mattress, and how to maintain proper sleep hygiene!

As always, buona notte e sogni d’oro 😴

Yours Truly,


How often should you replace your mattress?

Ciao! Getting attached to your mattress can be a true struggle when it is time to give it up. However, it is important to make sure you are replacing your mattress after a certain time span or if you start seeing any red flags that are showing you it is time to move on! 

If you are curious to see what these red flags 🚩might be, check out our previous blog.

However, if you want to know the basics on why and when you should replace your mattress, you have come to the right place! 

Bene, you are probably wondering why you have to replace your mattress if there is not anything truly wrong with it right? 

Well, there are a few reasons why you should replace them frequently. Mattresses over time can begin to sag and its shape could change which can cause lumps, these lumps can affect your sleep, and make you feel a sense of discomfort. 

If you have not been getting enough sleep lately, it would be ideal to check your mattress and the number of years it has been since you purchased it. Usually, the time span for how often a mattress should be replaced is six to eight years. Try to act fast and replace as soon as possible, getting the right amount of sleep is important for your body! 

Remember, that lack of sleep can possibly cause heart and kidney disease. But do not worry, your mattress bestie aka me will go more into depth on additional things you should look out for when checking if you need to replace your mattress! 

Other signs that can give you a clear sign to replace the mattress are: 

  • Noisy springs 
  • If your allergies get worse due to allergens the mattress contains 
  • Sudden pain and aches when you wake up 
  • Bed bug appearances 

As always, our blogs are the most fun with a tall glass of wine in your hand, so before I go on any further, pour it up! 

Bene, let me explain the signs a little more! 

Noisy springs: You will start to notice that the mattress springs make a squeaking noise when there is movement. The reason the springs start to make noise is that the coils, which are the spirals of the rings, are worn out and are unable to provide support. 

If you notice your allergies worsen: Unfortunately, when your mattress gets older it can develop dust mites and allergens. In fact, out of your whole house, these allergens tend to live right in your mattress! You can try to vacuum and intensively clean your mattress however if your allergies do not get better, it is time to replace your mattress ASAP. 

If you are getting more muscle stiffness and pains: This sign usually happens when your mattress loses support. If you start to feel a lot of movement, especially if you share the bed with your partner, this can also mean that it is losing support on certain spots on the mattress! But do not panic, a new mattress is a perfect solution. 

If you read these signs, but still want further information, check out all the red flags to look out for! And if you realized that it is time to replace your mattress, the next step would be to shop for your replacement and dispose of the old! Guess what, as always, I got you covered! Check out our shopping guide and different ways to dispose of your old mattress, click on the links for more information.

Now you are probably done with your glass of wine, so I should wrap this up! Make sure to check up on your mattress and remember, you will find an even better one, so don’t be afraid to replace it! Stay tuned for more blogs, but for now, Buonanotte e sogni d’oro. 💤

What are the different types of Mattresses?

Ciao! The mattress world can be complicated because there are so many different options to choose from. Along with these options, all the mattresses have different unique add-on features that are specific to each manufacturer.

I know it can be stressful when shopping for the right type of mattress and getting the perfect sleep is very important!  So, I am here to help walk you through the different types of mattresses.

Allora, let’s begin

I will be listing five different types of mattresses:

  • Memory Foam
  • Innerspring
  • Hybrid
  • Gel-Infused
  • Latex


Memory foam has many qualities that make it one of the most comfortable mattress types for consumers!

A couple of unique qualities are:

  1. Relieves body pain and discomfort by taking away the pressure points at the shoulders, hips, elbows and knees
  2. Cradles your spine perfectly and great for side sleepers
  3. It provides great temperature control
  4. It is allergy friendly

If you are noticing frequent body aches and joint pain, switching to memory foam might be your answer. Memory foam can easily fit and match perfectly with your body. Here at GiNO, our memory foam is weight and pressure-sensitive, which can provide great elastic support and recovery with a quick shape response. A good posture sleep is important, and we want you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your spectacular day!

Temperature control for many sleepers is a crucial quality to have. Being overly hot or cold could irritate your sleep, and there goes another sleepless night! However, with memory foam, it is made out of temperature-sensitive material which allows the mattress to balance out the temperature for you. Many manufacturers provide cooling features as well. Here at GiNO, we use an open-cell memory foam that creates a breathable and cooler memory foam, so you can sleep cool all night long.

Allergy-friendly! What a relief right! As mentioned in previous blogs when a mattress is overused and not replaced, dust mites and other allergens can start living in it. But not to worry, because memory foam is made to prevent allergens because of the mattress’s dense form.


Innerspring mattresses are one of the oldest sleep technologies, however, they have evolved throughout time and are still used today!

Innersprings give off a bouncy and light feel, so if you are looking for something firmer this might not be your match. However, many sleepers love bouncy beds because they are easier to move around or get on and off the bed.

This type of mattress might also be a good choice if you are a stomach sleeper, due to the uniform, and light sleeping surface.

However, if we are talking long-term, the memory foam tends to stay more durable longer than the innerspring!


If you read the above descriptions and felt that they could both have the potential to be your perfect mattress match, then the hybrid mattress might be for you! This mattress has a combination of both spring and foam. However, the features will still be different compared to memory foam or innerspring.

The hybrid mattress is typically made up of innerspring for the internal support area with memory foam on the upper area for comfort.  Many manufacturers produce this mixed version in order to cut the costs of the more expensive foam support layer.


Gel mattresses focus on the comfort in the hip and joint area, and it also has great temperature regulation!

These beds limit motion transfer and provide support, which can be beneficial for couples because you would not have to worry about bothering your partner when tossing and turning.

However, these can be on the more expensive side, and there are many variations of this type.


Latex mattresses can be tricky depending heavily on your preference and body reaction towards the material! Some are allergic to latex, and this mattress type would not work for them.

However, this material allows the mattress to offer soft comfort along with strong pressure relief. Say goodbye to sinking into your mattress! Latex has a strong form and gives the essential support needed. 

Meraviglioso! Now that I have listed the types of mattresses, I hope you got a better idea of which one out of these could be your perfect match. Buying a mattress is a big investment, it is crucial to ask questions, do your research, and check out our blogs for more information.

Buona notte e sogni d’oro

From yours truly


All About Sleep

Ciao! Today we will be discussing our favorite thing to do, SLEEP! Here at GiNO, we think that sleep is just as important as our quality sleep products. The reason we are able to function each day is highly dependent on the amount of sleep we get. It is essential to get the right amount of sleep and make sure you are getting sleep in general, in order to take care of your body and mind.

The two topics we will be focusing on are how much sleep should you get, and why is sleep important!

Bene let’s begin!

How much sleep is the right amount?

For some of us, we would be considered the sleepy dwarf from snow white!  However, oversleeping or sleeping frequently during the day is not as healthy or good for you as you may think. Getting little to no sleep frequently is also not a habit you should get into. So, if sleeping too much and too little is not the right amount, then what is?

Well, the right amount of sleep is seven to nine hours! As you grow older your sleep needs to change in order for your body to properly rest and prepare you for the next day. For example, a newborn needs 14 to 17 hours of sleep, but a teen or adult could range from a healthy seven to nine hours. Even though the sound of getting eight hours of sleep seems simple, our busy and unexpected lives could potentially get in the way of that. However, creating a consistent sleep schedule and nighttime routine will help you achieve these hours each day!

Ways to make sure you reach eight hours:

  • Get into bed at a reasonable time each day, that leaves you enough room to rest for the eight hours without feeling restless
  • Create a nighttime routine that can help your body adjust to your sleeping schedule. The routine can include reading a book before bed, listening to music, meditation, or a hot cup of soothing nighttime tea!
  • Create a sleep journal to track how much sleep you have been getting. This can be a powerful tool to use because you will then be able to see what areas you need to work on, and what you have to adjust within your daily sleeping schedule. You will also then be able to see what days leave you with less sleep compared to others, so you can potentially change that for yourself.
  • Making sure you are maintaining your sleep hygiene. If you want to learn more about this be sure to check out our previous blog where we go over the do’s and don’ts in order to have the perfect sleep hygiene which leads to a good night’s rest.

Without the eight hours of sleep, you could potentially feel sleep-deprived, this is a topic we will get into more during this blog!

Why is sleep important

Besides the fact that sleep is comforting and allows us to shut our eyes and take a break to just simply ~ do nothing ~, there are so many essential reasons why sleep is vital for our everyday lives!

Sleep is a way your body can recharge. Just like our phones, for example, they can’t run properly unless they are changed frequently. For us, our body needs and DESERVES to rest, after all, it is why we are functioning every day.

Before a big event, game, or exam, you are probably used to making sure you get a good night’s sleep. This is because your body is more productive and focused when you had the time to rest the full required hours.

In fact, your body is less likely to gain weight if you get the proper amount of sleep. You would be gaining more Zzzz’z than weight, and your body tends to improve good bacteria which helps with your digestion! Amazing right? While sleep physically helps your body stay healthy, it also helps mentally. With enough sleep, you can wake up feeling like sunshine; but with lack of sleep, your mood might be off and it could be hard to process your emotions in the way you normally would.

Speaking of lack of sleep, let’s get into the signs of being sleep deprived:

If you are getting less than eight hours of sleep each night frequently, you might be sleep-deprived, and the idea of feeling “widely awake” might be something you can’t remember anymore.

Here is a list that can help you diagnose if you are sleep deprived, and not to worry, we will also go over ways to fix this issue 😊 As always, GiNO’s got your back from comfy mattresses to healthy sleeping tips!

Let’s get started:

  • You get tired and drowsy after heavy meals, or when you are doing physical activities, such as driving.
  • You frequently if not always hit the snooze button. (We have all been there, but if it is a constant habit, it means you did not get the proper sleep in order to function well when it is time to wake up!)
  • You feel the need to take naps during the day (if you nap more during the day, your body will not be able to rest properly at night!)
  • You feel weak and tired during the day
  • You end up falling asleep while reading a book or watching TV at night
  • You wake up with a mood instead of feeling refreshed

Now before any freakouts, let’s move on to the list of what you can do, in order to prevent sleep deprivation.

  • Get you eight hours of sleep
  • Exercise for at least 20-30 minutes each day to get your body moving
  • Avoid heavy meals and caffeinated drinks close to bedtime
  • Get enough sunlight exposure when possible
  • Meditate
  • If you have been trying to prevent this or improve your sleep but have not seen results, talking to your doctor would be a great way to get down to the problem

The most important thing is to make sure you are taking care of yourself and giving your body everything it needs to keep shining! Sleep is vital, and I hope you all get the chance to have the needed amount of rest each day! As always GiNO is here to answer any questions you may have.

Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly


What is Sleep Hygiene

Ciao! Welcome to our snooze o‘clock section, besides the mattress world, there is also a whole world of sleep! Our first topic to touch on is sleep hygiene.

You might be wondering, “what is sleep hygiene? and I am here to answer this for you.

Sleep hygiene is the practices and habits you obtain in order to get a good night’s sleep, these habits can also prevent certain sleep issues and discomfort as well.

Okay so now you are probably wondering if you have good or bad sleep hygiene! Listed below are signs that you need to improve on your sleeping habits:

  • Having background noises while sleeping
  • You tend to nap throughout the day
  • You do not have a consistent bedtime or sleeping schedule
  • You tend to drink a cup of coffee before bedtime
  • You have a lot of build of anxiety that troubles you to fall asleep

If any of these sounds like a familiar habit to you, not to worry! I will now the good practices you can take part of to ensure you a restful satisfying sleep:

  • Avoid daytime naps
  • Establish a nighttime routine
  • Make sure to sleep in an environment that is clean, healthy, and makes you feel comfortable
  • Perform stress relieving activities before bedtime such as; yoga, meditation, and journaling
  • Avoid eating heavy large meals and drinking coffee prior to your sleep time
  • Try to stay away from your phone, laptop, or any electronic devices before bed
  • Make sure to have a consistent sleep schedule
  • Associate you bed mainly for sleeping, try to avoid doing work or eating on it

That was a handful of good habits! There are many more tips and suggestions to improve your sleep hygiene, however, I will go more into depth on the ones previously listed.

Bene let’s begin!

Avoid Frequent Day Time Naps

Ah, the bittersweet daytime naps. It is a tempting feeling to just “rest your eyes” for a “few minutes” but what we all get tricked on is those short little resting minutes end up turning into a full three-hour nap! Oh mio dio, now the whole night you are up and the next day you will want to rest your eyes again because of the lack of sleep you got. See the endless nap trap pattern?

Napping can help you feel less tired during the day, but it will affect the amount of sleep you get during the night. A great alternative to napping is going on a walk instead! Even though it might sound like too much work, it is refreshing and can wake you up.

The key to feeling less tired is keeping your body moving, exercising and meditating are healthy ways to take care of your body and stay clear of the tempting yet dangerous daytime naps.

Establish a nighttime routine and keep your sleep schedule consistent:

It is important to also have a steady daily nighttime routine, just as you might have for during the day.

Usually, nighttime routines can include calming activities that are able to relax your body and prevent any stress and anxiety that could interrupt your sleep. Some of these activities include but are not limited to; journaling, meditating, reading, listening to soothing music, or even taking a hot bath!

We are accustomed to habits and routines, so make sure to allow your body to have consistency when it comes to the thing we need and love the most: SLEEP.

Avoid eating heavy meals or drinking coffee prior to bedtime:

That late-night pizza craving or that hot cup of coffee does sound molto delizioso, but it is not so great when it comes to maintaining a healthy sleeping hygiene.

Heavy meals before bedtime can lead to an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach! You could possibly get indigestion, acid reflex, a heavy feeling in your stomach, and pain.

However, you can still have a light snack such as some fruit, nuts, and occasionally some homemade popcorn won’t hurt!  

Caffeine and Alcohol are stimulants, this means they will surely keep you restless at night if taken close to your bedtime. Now I am all for a tall glass of wine, but you have to make sure you are intaking these beverages at a reasonable time that won’t affect your precious sleep.

Try to stay away from your phone or any electronic devices before bed:

Yes, I do mean say goodbye to before bedtime Instagram scrolling! But only for a good reason of course.

The bright lights from the electronic devices can actually trick your brain into thinking it is daytime! So when you are staring at the screens right before bed, it will be difficult to get your body back into the resting mood.

Try to associate your bed with sleeping only:

Our beds are usually the most comforting place to be in the whole house, however, it is important to make sure you are not always plopping yourself on the bed for things such as work, or even eating!

When you associate too many other habits with the bed, your body and mind will be less likely to immediately want to sleep. Your bedroom and bed should be a calming sanctuary where you can take a step away from the busy life and take a breather! If you are working on your bed, you have now correlated rest and relation to stress and deadlines.

Keeping your bed clean and a place for a good night’s sleep can help boost your sleep hygiene tremendously! Maybe even purchasing a comfy new mattress can do the trick as well 😊

That’s a wrap!

Bene! You are all educated on the ins and outs of good sleep hygiene, and you might have realized there are some things to work on, for your sleep routine! Here at Gino getting the most comfortable and restful sleep is important to us, and I hope this helped and inspired you to keep your hygiene in check! If there are any questions, feel free to ask Mr.GiNO.

As always

Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly


All About Unboxing Your New GiNO Mattress

Ciao! Congratulations on your new GiNO mattress! The most exciting part of the mattress shopping experience is the day you get to unbox and use it. Here at GiNO, we provide Mattresses in a box. With our unique packaging, we want to make sure you are all prepared on how to safely and adequately unbox your perfect new match.

Bene, I will now go into each step of the 8-minute unboxing process, so grab a nice tall glass of wine and let’s begin!

Step #1: Your box will resemble a pasta box, eccezionale, am I right?! You will remove the rolled-up mattress from the box and place it directly on your bed frame. Make sure you have everything prepared before starting these steps for the most efficient and quick process. While removing the mattress, don’t forget to see what we have left inside for you: Two eye masks, a delicious Spaghetti di Mezzanotte recipe, and a box cutter!

Fun Fact:  We chose to share with you our favorite GiNO variation of the Spaghetti di Mezzanotte recipe also known as the Midnight Spaghetti because it is the perfect midnight snack that leaves you falling asleep with ultimate satisfaction.

Step #2: Cut the straps of tape with caution and start unrolling away! Always makes sure to go gently.

Step #3: Remove the mattress from its bag and make sure it is correctly positioned. You will be able to tell if it is positioned correctly if the Italian flag is at the foot of the bed in the top right corner.

Step #4: Within minutes you will be able to sleep on your new GINO mattress.  

How soon can you sleep on GiNO after unpacking? 

The question you have been waiting to be answered! You can sleep on GiNO almost immediately after opening it. However, just keep in mind that it might take close to 24 hours for the corners to regain shape fully, but we encourage you to start enjoying a restful night’s sleep on your new mattress as soon as you get it!

Bene! You are all prepared to unbox your GiNO mattress; if you have any other questions, feel free to ask Mr. GiNO.

Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly 


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