At Mattress World we pride ourselves on being the sleep specialists! You can trust that we have a good selection of competitively priced products, knowledgeable sales consultants, and reliable after sales service.
Buying a new mattress can be a confusing experience. We are here to help you with your sleep education. Our sales associates can guide you through the jungle of coil counts, warranties, and mattress lingo to ensure you choose the right mattress ... the first time!
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We spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping and as a result, it's very important to select the best possible mattress you can afford. Buying a mattress that provides you with the proper support and comfort is an investment in your health and wellbeing.
Your mattress can still feel comfortable long after the ability to provide your body with proper support is lost. You will know it is time to buy a new mattress and foundation when:
Everyone has varying preferences of comfort depending on their body type, sleep position, etc. Therefore one person may sleep better on a firm mattress, while another yearns for a plusher or softer feel. No comfort level is better than another; it is all personal preference. If you are not sure of your comfort preference, or just want to reinforce what you think your preference is, simply take a comfort test at Mattress World. Ask the salesperson to show you a model in Firm, Medium or Cushion Firm, and Plush. You should lie down on each model for 7 - 10 minutes to ensure that your body "feels" the mattress.
At Mattress World we have a variety of pillows to suit your preferences. Firm to Soft, optimized for side sleepers or back sleeper, we have them all. When you are testing a new mattress you need to use a proper pillow suited to your needs. If our sales consultants forget to suggest one, just ask us and we will find the one that will help you complete your sleep experience!
The best way to test a mattress for comfort and support is to lie down the way you would at home. If possible remove your footwear and any bulky jackets or sweaters. If you start off on your back when you fall asleep, do so in the store as well. Then roll over or stretch out to ensure you test your various sleeping positions you experience during a normal night. Don't underestimate the importance of trying out the mattress on the same side you would at home as well. The key is to make sure you experience the mattress as close as possible to how it would be in your home.
Keep in mind that comfort level is different from support level. The support of the mattress comes from the core. These cores can be made up of innersprings, foams, or other materials. When you are evaluating the support of the mattress you are focussing on if the mattress is conforming to your body shape. Concentrate on how your shoulders, hips, and lower back feel while lying on the mattress. The comfort of the mattress comes from the upholstery. These layers are made up of various foams and fibres designed to give varying levels of firmness or plushness. Comfort is a matter of personal preference, but is just as important as support. Once you find the right balance between how the bed feels, and how the bed conforms, you will know that you have found the right bed for you!
If you sleep with a partner, you should try a mattress together. This is the best way to ensure you are both happy with the comfort, support, and the size of the bed. You may be surprised to see how much more personal space you can achieve by moving up a size. Did you know: King beds offer 25% more sleep surface than a Queen!
Comfort level is the way a mattress feels when you are lying down on it. It is also all about personal preference. While some of us find a mattress with firmer upholstery layers more relaxing, others prefer the cradling feel of softer, plusher, comfort layers.
One manufacturer's "Firm" may feel harder that another's "Extra Firm", but here is a guide to the most common comfort levels:
Firm mattresses deliver an extra supportive feel and have the least amount of surface give. These mattresses are built with high performance upholstery layers which deliver a supportive, yet comfortable feel.
A Cushion Firm mattress is not too soft and not too hard. These mattresses are built using combinations of supple and dense upholstery layers to deliver a soft surface and deep-down firm feel.
This mattress type offers layers of plush comfort with more surface give than a firm mattress. These mattresses feature an even softer, more supple sleeping surface while delivering the same deep-down firm feel. If you prefer a lot of softness, but with underlying supportive feel, you will probably enjoy a Plush mattress.
This is the softest comfort level available. This type of mattress is often deeply quilted and allows the sleeper to really sink into the surface fibres due to the maximum surface give. Sleeping on an Ultra Plush mattress can feel like you are sleeping on a feather bed.
Having a restful night's sleep is sometimes a very difficult task in today's society. With the distractions of work, school, family activities and lots of commuting, sleep often becomes last on the to-do list. Getting a good night's sleep is crucial to performing well at work and managing a busy lifestyle. Lack of sleep is also linked to many health problems:
Here are a few strategies to help you to try and get a great night's rest:
The mattress buying experience can be a confusing one, especially when dealing with inexperienced sales associates. At Mattress World our main goal is to be your sleep specialist, and this means ensuring you find the right bed for you!
Here are the most common Mattress Myths that consumers encounter when shopping for a new sleep set:
Comfort choices are exactly that ... choices. What one person finds comfortable may not be the best option for you. There have been no well-controlled studies conducted by medical experts that conclude the best firmness. Comfort = Personal Preference.
A mattress only has limited "real-estate" for coils. Therefore there are limited ways to add more coils to a bed ... 1) Make the steel thinner, 2) Make the coil narrower, and 3) Stack coils on top of, or inside of, each other. There are also various coil types that all have their pros and cons. Bonnell, Continuous, and Pocket Coils all have features and benefits for different types of sleepers. Rather than focussing on how many coils a bed has, you should focus on how it reacts and contours to your body.
A higher priced bed may guarantee more expensive, luxurious, or durable materials, but it will not gurantee it is the "better bed" for you! Find the bed that creates the support and comfort that you require for a better nights sleep at the price you can afford.
Movement during the night is completely normal. When these movements cause you to wake is when it becomes a problem. Sleep paralysis only can occur during REM sleep. This cycle only lasts on average 20 minutes, while occuring every 90 minutes during the night. Movements that cause you to wake from sleep can be attributed to multiple factors and are not necessarily an indication of a bad mattress.
The average comfort life of a mattress is 7 - 10 years. The warranty a manufacturer gives is the time they believe it will be free of defects and does not reflect how long the bed will be comfortable for you. Generally more expensive beds made with more durable materials will carry a longer warranty as these products will be less likely to experience a defect over a longer time period.
Over time you may notice an identation in the surface of your mattress where you sleep. These indentations can be completely normal, or can be an indication of a product failure covered by warranty. If the indentation is less than 1 1/2" (3/4" on some products) it is classified as a "body impression" and is completely normal. Body impressions are caused by the normal settling and wearing of the various upholstery layers of your mattress. However, if the indentation is greater that 1 1/2" it can be an indication of a defect in the mattress or foundation. If you are concerned about an indentation in your mattress surface simply contact the Mattress World location you purchased from, or the manufacturer's warranty, to find out how to properly measure the depth or to get further details on your warranty coverage.
It is recommended, and a requirement of the manufacturer's warranty, that some full (double), and all queen and king size mattress sets have a proper support system under them. These may include, but are not limited to:
If you have purchased a no-flip, or one-sided mattress, you will only need to rotate your new mattress from end-to-end. You should rotate your new mattress every two weeks, for the first three months. After that, a once a month rotation will help provide even, uniform wear and a longer, more comfortable mattress life. Never bend, fold, or stand on the mattress.
A washable mattress protector should always be used for health reasons and to comply with your bedding warranty. We recommend the purchase of a stain repellant mattress protector from your local Mattress World store.
If any damage is found after receipt of your sleep set, simply call the Mattress World retailer from whom you purchased the sleep set, within 48 hours. We will promptly repair, or replace the damaged item.
The mattress warranty is not an indicator of how long the mattress will last before requiring replacement as mattresses wear out over time. Most mattresses will offer the optimum comfort and support for up to 7 years. Your bedding warranty is for defects in materials or workmanship. The length of your warranty coverage depends on the type and model of mattress that you purchased. Some manufacturers' warranties may be Pro-Rated. This means that after the specified time in years, the manufacturer may repair, or replace the item (at their option), on a Pro-Rated basis. See your Mattress World retailer for details, or refer to the manufacturer's Warranty Information card attached to your sleep set. Warranty coverage cannot be applied, if the sleep set is stained, damaged, or otherwise, in an unclean condition, therefore, and approved, stain repellent mattress pad is recommended at the time of purchase.