Mattress FAQs

Mattress FAQs2018-01-22T20:04:02+00:00
When was the last time you thought about your mattress? Many forget that our mattresses are possibly the most utilized product that we purchase. In fact, if you sleep eight hours a night, in one year you’ll rack up 3000 hours on your mattress. After ten years, you’ll have logged 30,000 hours on the same bed. And if you sleep bad, you feel lousy until you find a way to get a full night of good sleep. So this is one product worth every penny you can invest. Listed below are a few hints that indicate it’s time to start thinking about replacing your sleep set.

    • You bought your current mattress over eight years ago. While many factors go into the life of a mattress, the average life span of a quality mattress is eight to ten years. Mattresses older than that can suffer from deteriorating comfort features and diminished support capabilities.
    • You wake up feeling more tired or sore than when you went to sleep. Most consumers wait too long to replace their mattresses. Comfort is what you feel when you lie down – support is what you feel when you wake up. If you don’t wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – or if you feel pain or discomfort – your mattress has failed to support your spine properly and you’ve probably waited too long.
    • The sofa, the recliner, the floor or a hotel mattress feels more comfortable than your bed. Concentrate on the feel of your mattress. Do you feel coils or bumps? Do you sleep in a deep valley? Your body needs a comfortable sleep surface to get a regenerative night’s sleep. Your mattress should enable you to sleep through the night with minimal tossing and turning. If that’s not the case then it’s time to go shopping.
    • Your mattress looks worn and uneven. The upholstery and padding layers in all mattresses compress over time. Some body impressions are normal and differ from a sagging spring system. The Sleep Experts at Sleep USA can show you the difference between a normal body impression and a defective mattress. Inspect your mattress for sags and abnormal imprints that exceed the manufacturer’s warranty tolerances. You can rotate your mattress periodically to improve performance.
    • You “inherited” the mattress or bought it used. If this is the case, the mattress was probably past its prime when you got it and you need to invest in a new sleep set.
  • You’ve taken your mattress for granted. Mattresses are the most used and yet, the most ignored piece of furniture in the house. Pay attention. Look at and listen to your mattress. The condition of your mattress may surprise you and signal to you now is the time to start sleeping better.
Mattress prices at Sleep USA cover a broad range… from $299 for a queen pillow top set to well over $5000. A good night’s sleep is one of the best investments you can make. How important is it to feel good throughout the day? How damaging is it to you, your family and career if you struggle to focus, can’t stay in a good mood and generally feel bad? What kind of price can you put on living well? So buy the absolute best mattress that you can afford. Delay spending on other non-necessary products and reallocate your funds toward improving the quality of your life. Your investment will cost just pennies per night over the life of the mattress.
No. The support in a mattress comes from either the innerspring unit or the core foam in all foam beds. The top comfort layers and upholstery materials determine the comfort level or feel of the mattress. Search for a mattress that features an advanced and durable innerspring or quality foam core designed to deliver proper spinal alignment. Once you’re confident in the support system you can choose the mattress with the comfort layers that feel best to you and rest easy knowing you’re well supported and comfortable. The Sleep Experts at Sleep USA can provide you with the information you need to make a wise, well informed decision.
Yes. A good foundation is as important as a good mattress. It acts much like a large shock absorber, taking a lot of the regular wear and tear contributing to the life of your mattress. Do not put a new mattress on an old box spring. A worn out box spring will reduce the life of your mattress and may contribute to early breakdown of the new mattress spring system. Placing a new mattress on an old mismatched foundation will void the manufacturer’s warranty for those reasons. When you select your new mattress purchase its companion box spring as they are designed to work together.
Generally, there are four primary things that will void most bedding manufacturer’s warranties. This list is not all inclusive and you must read the warranty information that comes with your new sleep set as every manufacturer warrants their products differently and different levels within one manufacturer’s assortment will have varying warranties.

1) You must have a manufacturer approved box spring/foundation. That is the box spring that is designed to go with the mattress or an approved platform bed that cannot use a box spring.

2) You must have proper center supports running side to side under the center of the mattress set with feet to the floor to prevent sagging.

3) You must have a waterproof and stain proof mattress protector. Any type of stain on a mattress will void the manufacturer’s warranty without exception.

4) You cannot abuse the mattress set. It is not a trampoline and will not perform like one. If abuse is evident, the manufacturer will not warrant the mattress set.

First of all, allow yourself plenty of time. Do not short change yourself by trying to pick out a new mattress in thirty minutes. Clear your schedule so that you can take as long as you need and want to. You need to lay on your favorite selection as long as possible to make certain it is the bed for you. Secondly, wear comfortable clothing and plan on laying down on quite a few mattresses. You can’t be shy. You can’t judge comfort and support by mashing on the bed or squatting on the edge. Thirdly, if you sleep with a partner you both need to be shopping for the mattress. Fourthly, start the “testing” process by finding a bed that is comfortable. Comfort is key. Then find a mattress in that comfort level that fits your quality level and price range. The Sleep Experts at Sleep USA can take you through a Comfort Test that will remove confusion and find the mattress that fits your body and your spending plans. Finally, buy from a sales associate, retailer and manufacturer that you can trust.
Following are standard finished product sizes by width and length. Actual size may vary by model, generally within a rand of 1/2 inch to 1 inch.

    • Twin: 38″ x 75″
    • Twin XL: 38″ x 80″
    • Full: 53″ x 75″
    • Queen: 60″ x 80″
    • King: 76″ x 80″
  • Crib: 28″ x 52″

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