Q. How can I tell if I need a new mattress?
A. Inspect the mattress regularly for sags and imprints; if it appears uneven or worn and frayed, maybe it's time to start shopping. If you don't wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated - or if you feel any pain or discomfort - you've definitely waited too long.
Q. How much should I spend on a new sleep set?
A. Mattress prices range from about $259 to more than $9,000 for a king set. A good night's sleep is one of the best investments you can make, so buy the best mattress you can afford.
Q. How long should bedding last?
A. The Better Sleep Council advises consumers to buy the highest quality bedding they can afford, and then replace old bedding every eight to 10 years.
Q. How do I shop for a mattress?
A. Focus on finding a mattress that satisfies your comfort preference first, then your quality preference. To do so, always wear comfortable shoes that can easily be removed for lying down. Take your time; don't be shy. Lie on the mattress the way that you sleep, and if you sleep with a partner, try shopping together so that both of you can decide. Shop at a store that you know and trust and that offers the services you desire. Read as much information about the mattress that is available. Buy the best mattress that you can afford. "Bargain bedding" is no bargain if you can't get a good night's sleep.
Q. How do I compare today's bedding?
A. The best way to really know what you're buying is to experience a top quality pillowtop, then firm, then plush sleep set. Determine the comfort you prefer, then compare your comfort preference in three qualities: top of the line, mid-range, lower range - and understand the differences. This comparison helps you make an informed decision. Know the type of mattress and its significant features such as the type of innerspring unit, key comfort layers, type of edge support and significant features of the box spring.
Q. Should I replace my box spring when purchasing a new mattress?
A. Yes. A good box spring or foundation, is as important as a good mattress. It acts much like a large shock absorber and contributes to your comfort and support. When selecting the mattress, purchase its companion box spring. The two are designed to work best together.
Q. What type of mattress should I buy for my child?
A. Children's growing backs need support. Don't skimp when buying a new mattress for a child.
Q. What should I do with my old bedding?
A. Love my Mattrezz will assist with the disposal of old bedding. It is important to eliminate waste in landfills.
Q. Why are there so many quilting designs?
A. 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.
Q. Why are some of today's beds so thick? My sheets don't fit.
A. Today's mattresses are manufactured with much more upholstery padding and comfort layers than in days gone by. Many consumers prefer the plush and ultra-plush comfort that these thick mattresses provide. You can find deep-pocketed sheets in most retail stores today.