Q: What is the proper way to take care of a mattress?
A: 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 and soils. Salt in your sweat can break down foam layers, but a waterproof cover will keep the moisture from getting in. Also, read your warranty paperwork that comes tagged on the side of your new mattress. Follow the care instructions and register with the company if it allows. Many new mattresses are redesigned on one side and do not require flipping. We do recommend rotating your mattress from head to toe. This will allow the foam materials to evenly wear, giving you a consistent feel. Remember the excellent tips from this buyer’s guide when shopping for your next mattress.
Q: How much money should I spend on a mattress?
A: Restful sleep has a direct impact on your day to day life and overall well-being. It can affect you physically and mentally. We recommend that you invest in your quality of sleep. Spend enough on a mattress that offers you the proper support and comfort that your body needs. Be sure not to shortchange yourself out of a quality night’s sleep, and buy the best mattress you can afford. The average person spends 1/3 of their life in bed. Think of how much you use your mattress and how long you keep your mattress. Remember restful sleep is a necessity, it is important to invest in the right mattress.
Q: What’s the best mattress?
A: You are the only one that can answer this question. It is a matter of individual taste. Understanding your needs and comfort preference will help you determine what is best for you. When it comes to mattresses, there is no one-size-fits-all. To determine what’s best for you, we recommend going to a retailer and testing different mattresses. This will help you eliminate styles you don’t like and narrow down the ones that you do. While testing the mattresses, pay attention to the two most important features: comfort and support. If you sleep with a partner, bring them with you to test out the mattress.
Q: What is the best way to test a mattress?
A: When mattress shopping, it is very important that you properly test the mattress. This means lying down in the position you regularly sleep. Consumer guides recommend testing a mattress at least 15 minutes on each side you sleep on. Fifteen minutes may seem like a long time, but it is necessary to give it a few minutes on your sleeping side to determine if you feel pressure points on your body. Don’t be embarrassed, the only way to tell if a mattress is right for you is to lie down on it.
Q: What is the best way to shop for a mattress?
A: Understanding your needs is the first step to choosing the right mattress for you. How has your life and body changed since the last time you bought a mattress? You may have different needs than you did before. Also, think about your space needs. One of the most common reasons couples sleep restlessly is because they do not have enough sleeping space. It may be time to upgrade to a larger size. Armed with this knowledge, go to a retailer you trust, and a find a salesperson that will openly and honestly answer any of your questions. Take your partner and test the mattresses together. It is important to find the comfort and support that will fit both your needs.
Q: What should I look for in a new mattress?
A: There are few key things to look for in a new mattress, most importantly, proper support and comfort. Look for a mattress that properly aligns your neck and spine while relieving your pressure points. The right mattress also has to be comfortable to your body. Remember your body changes as you age, which means your preference style may change. Size is also a consideration when looking for the right mattress. Make sure you have enough room for easy movement. It is recommended that couples sleep on a queen or king size.
Q: How do I find a mattress exactly like my old one?
A: Mattress technology changes 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. A knowledgeable salesperson can also help you navigate through the different mattresses.
Q: How can you tell when it is time to replace a mattress?
A: Your body should tell you when it is time to get rid of your old mattress. Are you waking up stiff and sore in the morning? Do you feel as exhausted as you did before you went to bed? Have you slept on another mattress that left you more refreshed than your bed? A couple times a year, you should check your mattress for visible wear and tear. Ask yourself if you are sleeping better or worse than you were a year ago. This will help you decide if your mattress is doing its job. It is recommended that you replace your mattress every 8 to 10 years. If your mattress is older, but still looks fine, it still may be time to replace it. After 8 to 10 years your mattress will start to lose its support, which can cause back pain.