Mattress FAQs

How long should my mattress last?

Every mattress is different quality, although a decent mattress is projected to lat 8 to 10 years. If you are not sleeping through the night and feel pain in the morning, you may need a new mattress.

Should I buy a new box spring or foundation?

It is highly recommended that you purchase your mattress as a “set” meaning including the foundation. A properly supported mattress will last longer and provide better comfort because the two pieces work together, acting as a unified shock absorber. Also, manufacturers warranties require a matching set for the warranty to be valid.

How do I select the mattress size?

Most people prefer as much sleeping space that they can fit in their room and can afford. You may also consider accessories like bedding, the bed frame itself or heard board, that may need to be upgraded if you are changing bed size.

What is a no-flip mattress?

A no flip mattress has all of the comfort materials on one side only, which means they are not designed to flip. You should, however, rotate your mattress (head to foot) on a regular basis to extend the life and comfort of your mattress.

Is a firm mattress better?

Most experts agree that a firm mattress is better for you because it keeps your spine in alignment while you sleep. However, firm, soft, plush … it is relative to the individual. The most important thing is how it feels to you. Make sure you lay on the mattress the way you sleep, and take your time testing the mattress. If you have a partner you should test the bed together.

How much should I spend on a Mattress?

That depends on what the mattress is for and who will be sleeping on it. If you are buying a mattress for yourself it is wise to purchase the best and biggest mattress you can afford. You spend about one-third of your life in bed, and the quality of your sleep will determine how well you function during the day. If you are buying a mattress for a guest bedroom, then a lower priced mattress might work just fine. If you are buying a mattress for your small kids, they might not need as much support. Essentially you should take into consideration to the overall weight of the people who will be sleeping on the mattress when makine your selection.