Answer: Mattress sets are highly engineered sleep systems created from different components such as springs, air, and foam, despite their simple exterior appearance. Every mattress requires a foundation or box spring that properly supports the mattress to ensure the comfort and durability of the mattress, regardless of how each mattress is specifically constructed. Together a mattress and its foundation create a sleep set.
Question: What is the best mattress, or mattress brand?
Answer: Each of the major brands we carry offers unique features and benefits that may appeal more to you, while consistently providing a great quality product. Your comfort is a personal choice.
Question: What’s the proper way to turn or rotate a mattress and how often should it be done?
Answer: Some new mattresses should be rotated every week for the first few months and every few months thereafter. Most new mattresses have been designed as “no-flip” mattresses, eliminating the need for end-over-end rotation. We suggest you consult your manufacturer’s warranty for the proper rotation guidelines specific to your new mattress.
Question: How often should I replace my mattress?
Answer: Every 5-7 years. Even if your mattress doesn’t show much wear and tear, your body, lifestyle and sleep needs have probably changed. If your mattress is 5-7 years older, so are you! Has your weight changed, have you gotten married, developed back problems, or do you have a less active lifestyle? That old mattress may no longer be the best fit for the person you are today.
Answer: Your doctor may have specific recommendations for your sleep surface. In general, we’d recommend a mattress that offers good support, and support does not mean the hardest or firmest mattress available. Innerspring mattresses are available in various types of surface materials over the coil unit that help in improving the comfort of a mattress without compromising the support you need. Foam, latex or air mattresses are also good options for contouring the body while offering proper support and lasting comfort.
Question: What are the measurements of each size?
Answer: Throughout the industry, there are standard mattress sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, California King, and Eastern King. See Mattress Size Chart. Mattress dimensions can vary +/- by a half inch depending on the manufacturer.
Question: What is the best way to protect my new mattress?
Answer: Mattress protection, including the use of waterproof mattress pads, is the easiest way to protect the manufacturer’s warranty on your mattress. Should a problem arise with your mattress, it must be free of stains in order to qualify for a warranty exchange or repair. Aside from keeping your mattress free of stains, many mattress protectors have the ability to keep dust mites out of your new mattress and away from your skin. Ask us about the mattress protectors we offer!
Answer: The transition from a crib to a bed is a big step for children. Due to the danger of injury from a crib, it is encouraged to switch to an adult size bed as soon as a child begins to climb out of the crib, or once a child reaches 35 inches in height. Most children move from crib to bed between the ages of two and three years old.
Question: What are the new regulations on mattresses being fire resistant?
Answer: Beginning July 1st, 2007 all mattresses manufactured must meet the new Federal Government Law on F.R., “Flammability Regulations.” This law requires that every mattress must have a label that states the mattress set meets the federal standard. This regulation requires that mattresses be significantly more resistant to an open flame than previously outlined in individual state rulings. All Sleep Country mattresses now meet these new flammability regulations, by the means of fire resistant fiber barriers, not with the use of hazardous chemicals. The new F.R. Law is designed in the case of a fire and will give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom. It also provides firefighters more time to get into a home, thus preventing further damage. It is estimated this new law now in effect will save 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.