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 


Questions to ask when buying a mattress

Ciao! I am sure you all have many questions regarding the process of buying your perfect mattress, well lucky for you, I am here to fill in those missing puzzle pieces and help you get one step closer to having the best sleep of your life! All you have to do is grab a nice tall glass of wine and read away. Okay, do you have your wine or whatever beverage you desire in your hand? Bene, I will start the Q&A!

I will now list the six questions that you should ask when buying a mattress:

  1. What size mattress should I buy?
  2. When should you replace your mattress/what are the signs that you should replace your mattress?
  3. How to dispose of your old mattress?
  4. When is the best time to buy a mattress?
  5. Will the new mattress give me comfort and support?
  6. Will this new mattress address my allergies?

Let’s start off with question #1: What size mattress should I buy?

If you have not already, check out our blog about the perfect shopping guide for picking your mattress! In there, it talks about the different heights, as well as a ton of other aspects to consider when looking at mattresses. However, I know you are already here reading thus far, so let me make your life easier and tell you some information about sizing!

The key secret to choosing the right size for you is to take your height and width into consideration because you want to make sure you can fit comfortably. Another thing is to take into consideration how many people will be sharing this mattress, for example, if you will be sharing with your partner you will want to make sure the mattress size is spacious enough for two people.

Once you compare all your measurements with the measurements of the different size selections, you will be able to see which one will give you exactly what you are looking for! GiNO has many size selections to choose from starting at Twin all the way down to a California King. The options are endless here!

Question #2: When should you replace your mattress/what are the signs that you should replace your mattress?

Are you wondering if it is truly time for you to change that mattress? Might be hard to let go, but trust me, if any of the signs I am about to mention are valid to your mattress, LET IT GOOO!

  • If your mattress has deep indentations instead of being firm and flat, this will affect how much support you will be provided with. And you deserve the most support and firmness, so do not settle for your old mattress it is time to replace it!
  • An obvious one, are stains that are not removable. We all have those days where eating in the comfort of your bed sounds piacevole (pleasant) , however a couple of spills are inevitable. Or even having your kids on the bed, or your pets can make a bit of a mess at times. Instead of keeping the stains there to possibly smell, it is time to replace!
  • Bed bugs. I know, I am getting the chills even thinking about this one. But it is very important to make sure you examine your mattress time to time, to make sure you are staying clear of any of the creepy bedtime crawlers. If there are any in sight, you know what I am going to say at this point. REPLACE IT!
  • If you are realizing that you could possibly be allergic to your mattress and the materials that it is made out of, do not continue to ruin the most peaceful hours of your day sleeping on it! Say it with me now, REPLACE IT!
  • The timeline on how often you should replace your mattress, if your mattress does not have any of these signs but you still want to know how often a mattress should be replaced, I have the answer for you! You should try to replace it every seven years, as the older it gets, it may not be able to provide the full comfort you desire.

Question #3: How to dispose your old mattress?

Okay, bene, so you got your new mattress, but you have no idea what to do with your old one right? There is a proper way to dispose of your mattress and the secret is coming out right now.

The two ways to dispose of your mattress, which will not harm the environment or cause you additional stress during the process are donating or recycling! Donating your mattress that could still be of good use to organizations such as Goodwill can be beneficial. There are also many services where you can have your mattress picked up to be recycled, however, a fee might be included, the fees could range depending on the service and mattress it is highly recommended to call and confirm the prices. However, the majority of the time, the fees are reasonable.

Question #4: When is the best time to buy a mattress?

SALE SALE SALE!!! Do not miss a good sale for mattresses when you see one!

The best sales are usually presented to customers on holidays all year round from Black Friday through Labor Day. Also be sure to check online deals, such as Cyber Monday.

Question #5: Will this new mattress give me comfort and support?

Of course, the number one must-have in your new mattress is the feeling of comfort. Things to consider when it comes to deciding if the mattress you are interested in will be the most comfortable and supportive for you are the materials the mattress is made out of, what kinds of support does the mattress enhances, and the qualities that allow relaxation when resting on the mattress.

Here at GINO, comfort, and support are important to us, and we only want the best for our customers. Our mattress provides optimal spinal support to make sure your back is well-rested and relaxed, our mattress also allows airflow and flexibility, this is important because you want to be able to comfortably move around in your sleep and have that breathability room.

Question #6:  Will this new mattress address my allergies?

Lastly, you should always make sure you consider what the mattress is made out of and if you see that certain materials might activate your allergies, it is highly encouraged to stay away from it. However, some mattresses can also be made to avoid any allergy start-ups by having different features of prevention.

Here at GiNO, our mattresses have a removable cover that allows you to wash and clean them when needed and is made out of hypoallergenic materials! All GINO products have received the highest Oeko-Tex rating of Standard 100. Oeko-Tex is a worldwide recognized certification that guarantees the total absence of toxic and harmful substances. We are proud to have a production process that does not rely on toxic chemicals, and we are able to provide you with a mattress that has passed the Oeko-Standard 100 requirements on every layer of the mattress.

Do not worry, I know you have many more questions building up in your head, and we are totally not done yet, so maybe grab some cheese and grapes with your wine before we continue!

Before you purchase a mattress, it is important to ask the big three questions which are:

  1. What is the return policy?
  2. What is the warranty policy?
  3. What is the shipping & return guidelines?

Usually, any website that you are purchasing from would provide this information, so you want to make sure that you know all the rules and regulations before making any purchase decisions.

Let’s break down why these three are important to consider, shall we?

  • The return policy is something that you would obviously wish you will not need to worry about, but just in case you should definitely be aware. Say the mattress is not working out for you, if there are no return options you could be stuck with something you do not want. Or if you want to avoid return fees, you want to make sure you know the exact deadlines for when it turns from free returns to returning at a cost!
  • Warranty is essential, especially when you are purchasing something like a mattress where you will be using it everyday for as long as you wish to keep it.
  • The shipping and returns guidelines are crucial to know, because you want to make sure you are aware of the costs for shipping and the expected timeline for delivery.

Here at GiNO, we strive to have the best policies when it comes to all three of these aspects. We can assure you that you will love our products, however, we got you covered if there are any issues or concerns!

  • We want the process to be stress free for you, GiNO has a 100-day sleep trial and within those days you can return your mattress for free with a full refund. I am sure you are smiling with relief; you see what I mean? Stress free!
  • But the great news does not stop there, we know you will love our mattress so we have a 20 year warranty to make sure you are always being taken care of ❤️
  • As for shipping, there is free delivery with UPS anywhere in the contiguous U.S., products also typically ship within two-six business days. However, keep in mind UPD typically does not deliver on Saturday’s or Sunday’s!

Buonanotte e sogni d’oro

So as you take your last sip of wine, I would like to wrap up this Q&A, I hope this helped you, and it is never a bad idea to make sure you have all your questions answered. If you would like more assistance, we got you! GiNO has a live chat on their website, so ask away and remember to dream on. Wish you the best on your mattress journey! As always Buonanotte e sogni d’oro 💤

How to choose your perfect mattress

Just like many pleasures in life, our sleep is one of them! Those days where you just want to binge watch your favorite show with a glass of wine and a midnight snack in bed are moments we would want to last just a little longer. However, one of the reasons why being in bed is so comforting and an escape from reality, comes from the mattress you sleep on. Welcome to our shopping guide, I will help you find your perfect mattress, so you can feel the most satisfied with your purchase and have the best “namaste in bed” days.

There are five different aspects to consider when choosing a mattress:

  1. How to test comfort
  2. How to test for support
  3. Motion Separation
  4. Temperature
  5. Mattress Height

I will walk you through each of these categories, so you can feel the most confident during your shopping experience!

How to Test Comfort and Support

Believe it or not but your preferred sleeping position is a great way to decide the comfort level of a mattress you are interested in. Comfort is also always a matter of personal preference so make sure to take that into consideration as I guide you through the different positions!

If you like to sleep on your side, you will want support for your body weight. To make sure your mattress can support you, check if it is an innerspring or soft foam mattress. These types will leave you feeling as though you are sleeping on clouds without worrying about the pressure.

If you sleep on your stomach, you will want a mattress that feels firm but also light on your body. Mattresses that contain firm foam, or specifically dense innerspring will allow you to feel the comfort you need.

If you like to sleep on your back, call yourself lucky because any type of mattress will be comfortable for you! By reading the descriptions of the two above, somewhere in between will be just the perfect match for you! To get the best out of your shopping experience, seeing it for yourself could beneficial. Testing out each mattress will easily give you a clear answer.

As for support, the most important rule to go by is to check whether your spine is aligned when laying down on a mattress as if it is not, you are likely to experience back pain. This rule is regardless of what material is in your mattress.

Shopping Fun Fact #1
If you have back pain, the best mattresses are the ones with memory foam. Foam mattress in general has a much better permanence than springs. GiNO mattresses include this so you can sleep stress free!

Motion & Separation

If you are sharing a bed with your significant other, you want every night to be enjoyable with them, but sharing a bed is not always easy! You or your partner could tend to move around often in your sleep, and this could be disturbing. However, motion separation prevents this issue from occurring.

Memory foam mattresses with motion separation are made to only move where the foam is touched. So, when you move on your side, your partner will not be able to feel it on theirs. Doesn’t this sound amazing! Alright, I know you are dying to tell your partner this, so go tell them the great news, but make sure to come back and continue reading!


Many mattress companies including GiNO have been introducing new cooling technologies for mattresses. It is a luxury to be able to sleep with the perfected cooling temperature. Here is how it works!

Cooling technology helps absorb heat and increase airflow. It will draw the hot air away from your body so that you can have a cool and calm sleep. All of the foams have a water-based technology in GiNO mattresses, this creates an open-cell structure which makes the foam breathable and cooler.

Shopping Fun Fact #2
Mamma Mia! You are hot! Now even though you are a total catch, I meant your body temperature is hot, it is about 98.6 F. Our body is not capable of regulating our own temperature when we are in the deep phases of our sleep, but cooling technology within your mattress will allow you to balance the temperatures between you and your mattress!

Mattress height

Are you wondering whether you should invest in a thicker and tall mattress, or a shorter mattress? There are a lot of factors to consider, and I will help you narrow down the choices based on your preferences!

Let us start off with the taller and thicker mattresses:

  • The style of your bed and headboard can also help you decide if a thicker mattress is right for you. If you are styling your bed with a headboard, you will want your mattress to have the strongest support to be sustainable for the headboard placement.

Smaller mattresses:

  • Smaller mattresses might be right for you depending on the weight, some mattresses could be easier to carry if smaller, however always make sure to double check because it is possible for a smaller mattress to be heavier than a thicker one.
  • If you want to be able to get in and out of bed easily depending on your height, a short mattress would be the most convenient for you.

Buonanotte e sogni d’oro

And that is officially the end of our shopping guide! Choosing a mattress can be exciting and tedious, but if you follow this guide and choose based on your true preferences, you will be guaranteed the perfect mattress. Shop away and check out our GiNO product line!

Fun Fact #3
The Italian phrase Buonanotte e sogni d’oro means “good night and sweet dreams”.

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