A guide to help you find the perfect mattress!
Mattress Buyer’s Guide
If you are you waking up with aches or not sleeping well, chances are you need a new mattress. There are many mattress and bedding options from the gel memory foam to adjustable beds. At Mattress Showcase, our staff undergoes extensive training and continuous education in the latest sleep technology, assuring you, the customer, will make the proper mattress decision. We offer complete lines of Name Brand mattress companies, from budget bedding to high end bedding, and everything in between. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect bed for your wallet.
Is It Time to Buy a New Mattress?
The first assessment is usually the quality of your sleep and level of comfort throughout the night. A poor mattress is one of the leading causes of bad sleep. If you are waking up achy and the aches and pains disappear as the day goes on, it’s time for a new mattress. There are other obvious signs: you feel coils, creaks and noises, or if you roll towards the middle. The industry recommendation is to replace your mattress every five to seven years to maintain optimal sleep. Check out the new mattress technologies that weren’t available five years ago that can greatly enhance your sleep quality.
List Your Personal Needs
List what you like/dislike about your current mattress. Is it the right size? Does it provide the right support or pressure relief? Does your partner wake you through bed movement when they toss and turn? Do you prefer a firm or softer mattress? Have you stayed at a hotel or friend/relative’s home and experienced a wonderful night’s sleep – can you describe the mattress? What is your budget?
What Size Do I Need?
Buy the Best Mattress You Can Afford
Sleep is like nutrition – it’s essential to your well-being. Improving the quality of your sleep can improve everything from your appearance, mood, productivity, alertness and energy levels. Your mattress has a direct impact on the quality of your sleep and is an investment that’s recovered every night for years to come. Our sleep experts can help you find the best value for your budget to deliver a rejuvenating night’s sleep.
Selecting a Quality Bed Frame
Purchasing a high-quality bed frame helps preserve the life of your box spring and mattress. A quality bed frame is an investment that will help avoid future problems. We recommend that Queen and King-size bed frames have a center support bar for better support.
How to Test a Mattress
First, dress in comfortable clothes that allow you to move around on the bed. Remove your shoes, lie down and try several different positions that you sleep in throughout the night. Close your eyes and try to focus on the areas where you typically feel discomfort or a need to change positions. Does the mattress support you in those areas? Try to relax and feel the true support of the mattress.
If the bed is for two have your spouse or partner lie next to you and toss around, experience the difference between mattresses that absorb and transfer movement. To assess if it’s the right size, try folding your arms behind your head, if you’re touching your partner’s elbows, then consider trying the next size mattress.
Understanding Mattress Types
An innerspring mattress uses steel coils plus layers of upholstery for insulation and cushioning. From soft to extra firm, mattresses are available in a full range of support. A firmer innerspring mattress is available for back pain. Prices range from budget bedding to premium mattresses where each coil is individually wrapped to isolate movement.
Pillow Top Mattress
A pillow top mattress has an extra layer of soft cushioning on the mattress surface for added comfort. Pillow top mattresses are offered in a wide selection of luxury materials from wool and natural cotton to advanced-technology foams and gels that mold to the body and provide temperature control.
Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam mattresses were first introduced in the early ’90’s but the heat retaining properties were found by some to be too warm for comfortable sleeping. The latest gel memory foam mattress technology combines the pressure-relieving comfort of memory foam with enhanced cooling gel foams. This advanced mattress features layers of different densities of foam that contour to the shape of your body reducing pressure points, relieving pain, and absorbing movement.
Latex (Solid Foam) Mattress
Latex mattresses are made from natural or synthetic rubber and provide firm, bouncy support uniformly throughout the bed. Latex mattresses are firmer and more supportive than memory foam. This is the cleanest type of mattress, naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial, and resistant to molds, mildew, and dust mites.
If you should have any questions that are not addressed, our expert staff are available to help. Just call or submit a form listed below or stop into your local Mattress Showcase and try out a mattress today.