Counting Sheep is for the Birds

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and bodies together” -Thomas Dekker


It seems like every year, a new ‘epidemic’ faces the nation.  Something that’s consistently overlooked is sleep deprivation—and the overwhelming impact it has on all of us.

According to the Better Sleep Council, most adults need 7 to 8 of solid sack time every single night.   Everyone’s heard that recommendation time and again, however; we often put this on the back burner and refuse to allocate the time and resources necessary to ensuring we get that crucial 8 hours.  So many of us start our days with an obnoxious alarm, followed by a flurry of activities before we even leave the house.  Eight hours later, and we’re back home in the same three-ring circus with endless demands.  Kids.  Pets.  Chores.  It never ends—and by the time most of us get to bed, it’s past our bedtime.

While experts may recommend 8 hours, we’re lucky to get 6.

It’s an easy bad habit to adopt.  Trim an hour here, 15 minutes there.  “I’ll make it up on the weekend.”  Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

Is it even worth it?

Absolutely.  A good night’s sleep affects everything else in your life.  Relationships with family and friends, job performance, stress and health are just a few areas where sleep has a dramatic impact.  The amount of sleep you get each night plays a pivotal role in your overall physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  That being said, how do we get there?

It all starts with the mattress.

Think about it this way—could you effectively establish a healthy diet without the right foods?  Of course not.  The right mattress is—both literally and figuratively—the foundation of a good night’s sleep.  Over the years, we’ve had so many new mattress customers come in and thank us—not because they love their new mattresses, but because of the incredible impact it has had on their lives.

Ready to get a good night’s sleep?


From its beginnings in 1967 operating a single home furnishings store, Wellsville Carpet Town, Inc. (WCT) has grown to become one of the nation’s Top 100 Furniture Retailers in the U.S., according to the trade magazine, Furniture Today. WCT operates 11 Ashley Furniture HomeStores throughout western New York, central Pennsylvania and central Ohio—throughout Buffalo, Rochester, Olean and Horseheads, New York; Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Johnstown and Altoona, Pennsylvania. It also operates an Ashley Furniture Outlet, and a Carpet Town Carpet One store. 

All Ashley Furniture HomeStores are independently owned and operated by a network of individual retailers, each licensed to operate in key market areas. WCT opened the first Ashley Furniture HomeStore in New York State in 2001 in Horseheads.

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