Buying Tips

It may be tempting to buy the cheaper “no name” mattress you saw on sale at your local store…but don’t!

If you don’t recognize the name, you can’t know what’s actually in the mattress. That’s why we only carry time tested name brands.

Soft or Firm?

Remember that just because a mattress is soft doesn’t mean it won’t be supportive. When trying out different mattresses, always start by lying on the firmest mattress first, working your way to softest. Repeat the process once or twice to discover what levels feel most comfortable for you. As you lie on the mattress, think about how your shoulders, hips and lower back feel. Give your body a chance to respond to the mattress at these key touch points. Unfold your arms and lie on bed as relaxed as you can. Don’t be afraid to ask the salesperson for a few minutes to yourself. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, lie down on the mattress you are considering for at least 10 minutes. This will give you a truer feeling of the comfort of the mattress over time.

Get the Set

Shop for a mattress and box spring (also known as a foundation) as a set. Mattresses and box springs are engineered to work together, providing optimal amounts of support and comfort for the life of the sleep set.

Size Matters

Always buy the largest size mattress your room can accommodate. Couples should always choose either a queen or king size mattress and shop for a mattress together to ensure ample sleeping area for each of you.

Measure your headboard and the height of your current mattress and bring this information to the store. If you decide to purchase a thicker mattress than you currently have, consider getting a low profile box spring so your headboard will be visible.

What makes The Top Brands (Serta, Spring Air, Simmons) special?

Advanced Comfort Materials provides advanced pressure point relief, absorbs and redistributes pressure from your body weight.

These patented innerspring systems deliver orthopedically correct support,  sense body motion and respond with increased support reduces tossing and turning.

Pocket coil springs offer unsurpassed support, long-lasting comfort, and unmatched durability.

Patented modules that flex when pressure is exerted absorbs the shock of weight and motion.

Reinforced perimeter edges  provide  comfort and support. What does it mean? Without getting too technical, it’s a feature that all durable, reputable beds should have.

How they are made?

Running around the perimeter of every  mattress is a firm steel rod to which each of the outer springs is power clipped. So what is the benefit? In essence, every square inch of every bed gives maximum comfort and support across the entire sleep surface. This effectively creates more room to spread out, relax and enjoy a more comfortable night’s sleep.

What you get

A comfort support system that has the most advanced innersprings available and combines orthopedically correct support, advanced comfort materials and unique spring systems which provides the proper support for a great night’s sleep, comfort, and support from edge to edge.

High-quality fit and finish! The comfort materials are tufted together for stability, upgraded fabrics, metal corner guards and cloth-warranted handles on most of our beds.

FlameGuard Protection with nontoxic safe technology made from a blend of fire-retardant fibers and proprietary materials that protect you and your home.

The Truth about Generic Mattresses

When it comes to mattresses, no-name/generic brands are not the same as nationally recognized name brands, with few exceptions.

Nationally recognized brands got there for a reason. The generic brands are often just cheap imitations. No-name/generic brands usually have none of the patented features of a name brand and their materials or quality are often not the same as the name brand mattresses.

More about some of the brands we carry

Serta, Spring Air, Restonic, Therapedic, and Simmons are the largest selling brands in the United States and have been around since before most of us were born. With their mass distribution and volume, they afford today’s mattress shopper the best mid priced mattress sets available. They offer a wide selection that blends comfort and durability with value to provide the best mid priced mattresses.

Simmons Beautyrest has been produced with a pocketed coil since 1925. Trademarked as the “Do Not Disturb” mattress, the pocketed coil reduces more motion between partners than any other mattress in the industry today. If your partner’s movement is keeping you from sleeping at night, this is the best choice for you. Built with luxury materials, Simmons motion technology design is well worth the price.

Perfect Sleeper comes in as the middle priced brand and is well known for their “Counting Sheep” marketing campaign. Serta Perfect Day models take the brand upmarket with added comfort features. Serta’s unique FireBlocker system sets them apart as the only manufacturer to exceed existing and proposed, state and federal residential open-flame resistance standards on a nationwide basis.

You can stick with the brands you know: The top “S” brands:

  • Serta
  • Simmons
  • Spring Air

But some top brands are not an “S” though:

  • Restonic
  • Therapedic
  • Englander

Innerspring: The innerspring provides the support for proper spine alignment while you sleep.

Coil Count and Coil Gauge: The thicker the coil (lower gauge) the less the coil count. The thinner the coil (higher guage) the more coils in the mattress.

Edge Support: Increases the usable surface by 10%, and helps prolong the life of your mattress.   An “S” brand is a good example that uses edge support.

Non Flip: Almost all new mattresses are non-flip, one-sided mattress. New designs and materials reduce the need to flip, prolonging the life of the mattress, and eliminating the hassle of mattress flipping.

Standard Foams: There are countless types of foam comfort materials with a variety of different feels. Most standard foams are polyurethane, which are more likely to breakdown.

Specialty Foams: Usually VISCO memory foam and LATEX which are 100% antimicrobial. These are very durable, relieve pressure points, and help you to sleep undisturbed by your partner.