5 Things that happen when you hit 162 years old.

We’re not sure if you noticed, but Charles P. Rogers has been around for a very long time. 162 years to be exact. And while of course all this experience means amazing products, there are a few other things that happen when you’ve been around for so long. It’s kinda like life.

You Get Obsessed with your history and memorabilia.

We love collecting old stuff from our history. I mean, how cool is it to hold a receipt from the 1800s from the company you work at now! We also have canvas portraits of Charles P. Rogers himself in 2 of our retail locations, just to remember the man that started it all. To some, they might seem like shrines, but to us it’s cool to respect your roots.

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You start to feel your age.

It may sound silly, but it’s mind blowing to think of how long 162 years is. Charles P. Rogers came before breakfast cereal, the Statue of Liberty, AND elevators. Check it out here:

You start getting really, really confident.

It’s no secret that company after company trying to revolutionize the mattress industry is popping up. We match their few months of testing to 162 years of bed making experience. It makes you a little more confident in your products. The proof is in the results.

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You start joining clubs.

Charles P. Rogers is proud to be part of the 100 Years Association, an organization in New York that recognizes dedication to public service. And as the name implies, you get to be a member if you’ve been in continuous business for over 100 years. Pretty cool.

100 year association certificate

You are excited for what’s still to come.

After being around for so long, Charles P. Rogers is excited for even more growth and innovation.We love helping sleep better and hope to be doing it for another 162 years. We sincerely thank everyone that has supported us throughout the years. We continuously strive to bring you better products. And know if the past is any guide, we hope for many years success!

 

 

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Sleep and TV

Post by Jessica Schoenenberger

Sleep and TV

It is finally the time of year when summer ends, and we all breathe a sigh of relief. Not because of weather, but the return of television. The time when the fluffy, summer filler shows are replaced with the exciting fall content. And, at the helm of it this year, is Game of Thrones.

We prepared for the return of this fantasy with a cult following with a special dinner, and sat down to watch it exactly at 9PM that Sunday night. Many of my coworkers make it a point to watch Game of Thrones live, and on Monday mornings the office is a buzz of discussion. Watching Sunday night is mandatory.

This got me thinking. Game of Thrones is a notoriously intense and violent show. And, 9 PM is fairly late to get yourself revved up by complicated banter, battles, and the more than occasional gruesome death. And Game of Thrones is not alone. With every new show either filled with action or attempting to shock and horrify you in new ways to keep you entertained (I’m looking at you Black Mirror) , we have to ask: what do these beloved prime time dramas and bingeable online shows do to our sleep?

According to Men’s Health, two-thirds of people in every single country watch TV in the hour before bed. And indeed, according to Men’s Health, a new study suggests that people who watch violent TV right before bed may suffer more nightmares than those who don’t, which could certainly disturb your sleep. The idea is that when you watch TV, it triggers memories and feelings in your brain subconsciously that are brought back up while you are asleep. It’s been proven waking thoughts extend into dreams, and this is the same idea.

In this day in age, it’s not just the intensity of shows that keep us up however. It’s the availability of shows to binge watch as well. In the UK, around 10 million Brits admit that they have stayed up too late and were tired the next day due to binge watching TV. (BBC.com) No longer slaves to the broadcast schedule, many give into temptation and put on “just one more” before slumbering off. In addition, more and more people stay up to finish live television. This all amounts to a sleep debt: people flat out getting less sleep because they are still awake.

So what can you do? Watch less TV, or curb your viewing before bed. Try to stick to lighter fare in the later hours of the night. Set more of a routine (regular routines are good for sleep anyway) and have a specific bedtime that you won’t let TV seep into. We try to be in bed by 10:30 every night, so we won’t start another episode of anything past 9:45. Switch to reading before bed. Or, just deal with the consequences. We all know that sleep one of the most imperative things for your health. But, if you are willing to accept the following day grogginess every once in awhile to see the next big twist, more power to you. Everything in moderation, right?

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Charles P. Rogers New Location!

 

Chatles p rogers 59th st manhattan

We have opened a new factory showroom at 213 East 59 Street, between 2-3 Avenues, in Manhattan. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by, say hi, and test drive one of our fantastic mattresses!

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Hanging Nightstands

Post by Jessica Schoenenberger

Spend any time looking at bedrooms on Pinterest, and you’ll encounter the ever popular hanging nightstand. Predominantly featuring reclaimed wood hung from the ceiling with sisal rope, it’s an exotic look that is catching everyone’s eye.

The allure of the hanging night stand lies in its utility for a small space. Considering you can see more of the floor, and the rope above is ordinarily unassuming, your space feels bigger. Plus, combining the unfinished look of the wood with the simplicity of the cord evokes a minimalistic yet cozy quality. There’s something incredibly peaceful about a piece of furniture that lazily floats in the air.

They can be done in a single slab natural wood, or planks for a more finished, less rugged look. Crystal over at the Weathered Fox blog has an impressive DIY for one made from painted planks. The natural wood versions offer up a rugged, outdoor or even vaguely southwest look. The planks, on the other hand look quite beachy, depending on how you choose to handle the rope.

There are countless DIY’s out there for this. The only drawback is that, well, it’s hanging. While some say its slight sway is nice, I’ll admit it would make me nervous. It is especially something to consider if you have pets or children that might bump into it. If you’re not someone that tends to keep a glass of water or other fragile items on your nightstand, it might work. But if you are, I would think about how the weight of the system affects how much it moves.

Have any readers tried this trend? I would love to hear how it went!

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Movies in Bed: Rogue One

Post by Jessica Schoenenberger

Rogue One

I might be late in the game, but Rogue One was just made available on Netflix.

For those who don’t know, Rogue One is the latest spinoff in the modern reboot of Star Wars. It takes place right before A New Hope out of the classic trilogy. Remember at the beginning of A New Hope, when the iconic text rolls across the screen revealing that rebel spies managed to capture the plans to the Death Star? Rogue One is the story of how many good men died to get those plans that would later be used to destroy the legendary enemy weapon.

Though it only includes faint cameos of a few of the familiar characters, Rogue One is very much a Star Wars movie. It’s a story about a raggedy orphan that bands together with other raggedy people to carry out a mission that is severely shorthanded. It’s a little more cheeky and comedic than the originals, and you get to see more of the daily life in the galaxy. There is, of course, a delightful droid as always, and some of the best action sequences of any Star Wars movie, due to crazy-cool innovations in cinematography and animation.

Don’t be fooled though, for all the fun it is, it has a dramatic ending that will leave you with your mouth open and tears in your eyes, but also feeling the wondrous excitement and fulfilment of classic Star Wars. Keep an eye out for incredible CGI and live action resurrections of key characters from a New Hope-you won’t miss them. In fact, if I was cynical I would say the whole movie was made just to bring them back. But in reality, Rogue One stands very strong by itself, satisfying any hard core Star Wars fan, even if it’s just a tidbit to tide us over until The Last Jedi. It’s the perfect thing to send you off to sleep feeling like you could conquer anything, even Darth Vader.

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