Some hints that it's time for a new mattress .....
When was the last time you thought about your mattress? Many of us forget that our mattresses are the most utilized piece of furniture we own. In fact, if you sleep 8 hours per night, in one year you’ll rack up 3,000 hours on your mattress. After 10 years, you’ll have logged 30,000 hours on the same bed. Listed below are a few hints that indicate it’s time to start thinking about renewing your sleep surface.
You bought your current mattress over 7 years ago.
The average life span of a quality mattress is 7 to 10 years. Mattresses older than this suffer from deteriorating comfort features and diminished support capabilities.
You wake up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep.
Most consumers wait too long to replace their mattresses. If you don’t wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated—or if you feel any pain or discomfort—you've definitely waited too long.
The couch feels more comfortable than your bed.
Concentrate on the feel of your mattress. Do you feel coils or bumps? Your body needs a smooth, comfortable sleep surface to get a regenerative night’s sleep. Your mattress should enable you to sleep through the night with minimal tossing and turning.
Your mattress looks worn and uneven.
Inspect your mattress regularly for sags and imprints. If your mattress appears uneven or worn and frayed, maybe it’s time to start shopping. The upholstery layers in all mattresses compress over time. For optimal performance, be sure to rotate your mattress occasionally to extend its durability and renew its comfort. If you "inherited" your mattress from a family member or friend, chances are you need to replace it now.
You’ve taken your mattress for granted.
Mattresses are the most used, yet most ignored piece of furniture in the house. Pay attention to your mattress. Do you hear creaks and groans? Do you notice the surface sags or indents in certain areas and not in others? The condition of your mattress may come as a surprise, once you take a close look.
Frequently Asked Questions
• How do I avoid body impressions in my mattress to maintain consistent comfort feel throughout the life of my bedding?
We recommend that you rotate your mattress on a regular basis -- once every one to two months -- to refresh its level of comfort.
Mattresses contain many layers of upholstery padding to increase their comfort life and support performance. Body indentations can be a normal occurrence in new mattresses, and indicate that the upholstery layers are conforming to a person’s individual body contours. To help minimize body impressions, mattresses should be turned occasionally throughout their life.
• How do I find a mattress exactly like my old one?
Mattress technology changes rapidly, just like everything else. Due to research and development, mattress companies change their products to better fit consumers’ needs. If you have had your existing mattress for a number of years, it may be very difficult to find the exact same mattress. Don’t worry, chances are there is a new product that will offer you the comfort and support you are looking for with new technology.
To find the closest thing to your existing model, pay attention to the features and comfort level of your mattress. Focus on these features when testing new models. Our knowledgable mattress specialists can also help you navigate through the ins and outs of determining which is the best mattress for you.
• How long should my sleep set last?
We recommend that you invest in the highest quality bedding you can afford, then replace old bedding at the very least every 7-10 years. Over time, even the best bedding may no longer provide the comfort and support you desire and deserve.
• How much money should be spent to purchase a quality mattress?
Your rest – the amount and quality of your sleep – is a critical factor in your overall well-being. It can affect how you feel physically and mentally, which in turn, affects your daily performance and productivity. Accordingly, we urge you to invest in your rest, and spend enough on a mattress to ensure that your individual comfort and support needs are being met. Be sure not to short-change yourself out of a good, quality night's sleep and to buy the best mattress you can comfortably afford.
The average person spends one-third of his or her life in bed. This equals 220,000 hours over the course of a lifetime!
Since your mattress is the most used piece of furniture in your home, and one that greatly affects your overall health and well-being, doesn't it stand to reason that serious consideration should be placed on the investment in the most quality mattress set you can comfortably afford?
• Should I replace my foundation when purchasing a new mattress?
Yes! A good foundation is equally as important as a good mattress! It acts much like a large shock absorber, absorbing a great deal of the nightly wear and tear, and it also contributes to your comfort and support.
Never put a new mattress on an inappropriate box spring. When you select your new mattress, purchase its companion box spring. The two are designed to work best together.
• What is the best mattress?
The answer is ... it's a matter of individual taste. What is best for me may not be best for you. When it comes to mattresses, there is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all". After all, we're all built differently and have different comfort and support preferences, so why would the same mattress be "best" for all of us?
To determine the mattress that's best for you, we recommend using the process of elimination to weed out those you don't like. Use the "rest test" to narrow down your choices. As you lie down on each mattress, pay attention to three of the mattress's most important features - comfort, support, and space.
The mattress that best fulfills the combination of these needs is the "best" mattress for you. If you sleep with a partner, bring that person with you to test out mattresses. After all, you will need to reconcile what you like best with what your partner likes best.
Our mattress specialists are here to help you determine what your needs are. By asking questions to best determine your comfort and support needs, our mattress specialists will be able to help guide you in making the best decision for you.
Remember! You do not need to lie on every bed on the showroom floor, This may only confuse you. Allow our specialists to guide you to a selection of mattresses that best match your needs, then try each one within that selection.
We promise .... "sweet dreams" are ahead.
• What is the proper way to take care of my mattress?
The best way to take care of your mattress is by using a mattress protector. Get a cover that is waterproof and will protect your mattress from stains, soils, and dust mites. Salt in your sweat can break down foam layers, but a waterproof cover will keep the moisture from getting in and dust mites from making their home in your mattress fibers.
Also, read your warranty paperwork that comes tagged on the side of your new mattress. Follow the care instructions and make sure to register your purchase with the company, if it allows.
Many new mattresses are redesigned on one side and do not require flipping, however, we do recommend rotating your mattress from head to toe. This will allow the foam materials to evenly wear, giving you a consistent feel and will add to the life of your mattress.
• What kind of support/frame is necessary for bedding today?
Always use a sturdy bed frame! If your mattress is a full, queen or king set, make sure that your frame has the extra center support that is necessary to prevent bowing and sagging. Supporting your mattress set properly is required to ensure complete warranty protection for your sleep set.
• Why are there so many different quilting designs?
The quilting design on a mattress cover helps determine the firmness, or plushness, of the sleep surface. If a quilting design is small and close, the bed will tend to feel firmer; if the design is large and spread out, the bed will usually feel more plush.
Remember, when you purchase a sleep set, you get the correct support you need, regardless of comfort level or price.
• Will you deliver my new bed to my home?
Absolutely! We deliver ... and the best is yet to come .... FREE Local Delivery (see Sales Associate for details)!
• Will you set-up my new bed?
Yes! Not only is our door-to-door delivery FREE*, we will set-up your new bed in the room of your choosing ... FREE!*
*With purchase of $999 or more.
• Will you take away my old bed?
Yes! We'll be happy to remove your old bed for you for free.