FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I protect my mattress from stains, bed bugs, and other potential issues?
A: We recommend using a mattress protector for your bed. This does not have to be just a mattress pad, but a protector can have a mattress pad built into it. Protectors can provide all of the benefits of a mattress pad and also protect the bed against human and pet accidents, spills, odors, bed bugs, dust mites, and much more. Protectors also enhance the longevity of your mattress by reducing the damage from everyday use. A lot of wear and tear to your mattress cannot be avoided, like the oils from our body that can penetrate pads and sheets causing the foam materials and upholstery layers of your bed to break down quicker. The mattress protectors we carry in store are 100% waterproof and slow down this damage to keep your mattress fresh and lasting longer.
Q: What are some ways I can extend the life of my mattress?
A: Throughout our experiences of selling and owning mattresses, we have found that the more maintenance you do the longer your mattress lasts. We recommend rotating your mattress every 2-3 weeks for the first 6 months of ownership of a new mattress. The first 6 months are what the industry considers the "break in period" when the bed does the most loosening and shifting. Rotating the bed requires rotating the mattress 180° from head to toe. It is also important to spend time loosening the bed up evenly by sleeping in different areas of the bed as often as possible. This even includes the middle of the mattress and the edges to prevent body impressions that form when sleeping in the same area for extended periods of time. We like to say that when sleeping with a partner, sometimes sleep like you love each other and other times show not so much love.
Q: How should I be sleeping on my mattress?
A: We recommend sleeping in whatever position is most comfortable to you but to avoid getting in the habit of sleeping in the same exact position and area of the bed every night. We like to apply the 75/25 rule in which you sleep 75% of the time in one position and 25% in another position during the course of the night. By doing this, your body will not get used to one style of sleep and your muscles and sleep memory do not become harmed in the long run. You spend about 1/3 of your life sleeping, and a restful night's sleep ensures that your body is recovering. Sleeping on a great mattress benefits your overall health and wellness as well. Sleeping in only one position, for instance only on your left side, can create certain unnecessary stresses to your body. An easy fix is to try and remember how and where on the bed you went to sleep and what your position was when you woke up. Be conscious of when you change positions during the night or encourage your body to change positions at some point while you sleep. It is important to make modest changes during the night rather than tossing and turning. For people who sleep on their back, take some stress off the pressure points in your back by sleeping on your side as well. Try spending the least amount of time sleeping on your stomach. We want to maximize pressure point release while optimizing circulation in your body to provide the best night's sleep.
Q: How long will my mattress last?
A: The amount of time your mattress lasts depends on your mattress itself and how much you put into taking care of it. If there is a warranty on the bed, for example 10 years, this may not be the exact life of the mattress. Higher end mattresses made with high quality material tend to last longer than the most affordable mattresses, although any mattress can last 5 years or up to 20. By choosing the bed with the right comfort level for you at a price you can afford will add to the lifetime of the mattress. Keep in mind that the height and weight of the sleepers on the bed, as well as your sleeping position will have an affect on the longevity. Beds suffer the most damage from larger sleepers and from those who sleep on their sides. When you notice that you are not sleeping well, you don't feel rested after waking up, you have aches and pains, or you toss and turn all night, it is probably time for a new mattress.
Q: What if there is a potential warranty issue with my bed?
A: Please contact us right away if there is anything wrong with your mattress or sleep experience. We will help in whatever way we can by working with the warranty set by the manufacturer of the mattress. If a problem with your mattress arises after the warranty expires, there is not as much we can do to fix the problem and we will most likely suggest purchasing a new mattress. Keep in mind that every mattress will loosen up and may not have the exact feel it did when you first laid on it. Body impressions are normal for every mattress, however impressions that surpass an industry standard of 1 1/2 inches are covered under most warranties (this may differ for various brands). Follow the recommendations above to extend the life of your mattress. If you move out of our servicing area, your mattress is still backed by the manufacturers warranty and can be serviced anywhere.
Q: What are the sizes of mattresses?
A: Below are the standard sizes for all of the mattresses we carry. We also have the ability to customize the size of your mattress to fit your needs.
- TWIN - 39" x 75" - Twin mattresses are perfect for one child or one adult sleeper. These are great for a smaller space, a guest bed, or for bunk beds.
- TWIN XL - 39" x 80" - Twin XL mattresses are the same width as a twin but offer an additional 5 inches of length. These are common in dorm rooms or for taller sleepers.
- FULL - 54" x 75" - Full or double mattresses allow for more sleeping space with the same length as a twin. Fulls are most commonly purchased for smaller spaces where a queen mattress would be too large.
- QUEEN - 60" x 80" - Queen mattresses are the most common mattress size for one or two sleepers. They offer a few additional inches of mattress length and width to provide you with a comfortable sleep and allow you to sprawl out.
- KING - 76" x 80" - King mattresses are the preferred mattress for couples as they offer the greatest amount of sleeping space. To fit up narrow staircases and into doorways, king mattresses are usually split or slightly bendable.
- CALIFORNIA KING - 72" x 84" - California King mattresses are a great option for taller sleepers. 4 inches from the width of a traditional king mattress are added to the length of the mattress for a more customized sleep surface.