We have a large selection of mattresses, box springs & frames to choose from.
How can you determine if your mattress needs replacing?
The Better Sleep Council provides this “ABC” checklist:
- Age studies show: that a mattress and foundation provide optimum service for about 8-10 years of nightly use.
- Beauty: Is your mattress marred by soils, stains, tears or uneven surfaces and sagging spots? Poor appearance generally indicates poor condition.
- Comfort & Performance: Lie down, get comfortable and concentrate on the feel of your mattress. If you find it difficult to gauge its comfort level, visit a local bedding or department store to see how a new, good-quality bed feels. Advancements in bedding technology have made today’s beds more comfortable and supportive than new beds were a decade ago.
How to “test drive” a bed If you’re ready to replace your mattress, the Better Sleep Council offers these tips:
- Pretend the mattress is in your bedroom. Don’t just sit on the bed. Lie down. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can easily slip off. Lie down in your normal sleep position, close your eyes, and shut out the world. Don’t let the salesperson rush you, and don’t feel self-conscious. Relax, and give yourself a few minutes on each bed before moving on. Select a reputable retailer and trust your instincts.
- Don’t get bogged down by product labels. One manufacturer’s “firm” may be another’s “extra firm.”
- Look “under the hood. ” What’s inside the mattress counts. Your retailer may have a cutaway model that shows what’s underneath the ticking. If not, ask about the construction. A king-size innerspring mattress should have more than 450 coils; a queen, more than 375; a double or full, more than 300. A good foam mattress will have a minimum density of two pounds per cubic foot. If you prefer a waterbed, make sure the vinyl is at least 20 millimeters for good durability.
- On the outside, look for signs of quality: fine tailoring, superior fabrics and a surface that looks and feels plush.
- Bigger is better. Choose a bed about six inches longer than you are. If you sleep with a partner, don’t settle for anything smaller than queen-size. Sleepers turn between 40-60 times a night, and we need room to move about freely so we don’t awaken.
- Buy the best you can. You can spend as little as a few hundred dollars for a budget-priced twin-bed mattress and foundation, to more than $5000 for a top-line, ultra-premium king set.