Mattress Myths

Let’s separate the truth from fiction. With so much inaccurate information floating around, I am certain that these “Mattress Myths” will shed some light on a few of the most common misconceptions.

Discover the truth behind the stories you have heard…

Buy Online?

Definitely a Myth...Never buy a mattress online; shop for your mattress in person; you'll be glad you did...

Ordering a mattress online can be very difficult and usually ends with disappointment. Online retailers are suggesting otherwise and will tease you with a flexible return policy. Ignore the online hype and always choose your mattress in person.

Buy a Firm Mattress?

Myth...Firm is a preference... is a necessity! Just make sure it provides support. Support is described as push-back. Medical experts agree that a typical good quality mattress will provide adequate support/push-back.

Memory Foam is the Best?

Generally speaking a Myth...

..., but not always! Comfort is determined by you. Just because your neighbors love their new memory foam mattress does not mean you will. While some people find them very comfortable, others compare them to sleeping on wet sand.

Shop at the Big Stores?

Definitely a Myth, beware...High pressure usually equals High Price...

...chain stores and larger furniture stores rely on high pressure sales tactics, seldom have the best prices, and rate poorly on product knowledge. The local sleep shops tend to have lower prices and are more knowledgeable.

Mattress toppers are great?

Myth...When your mattress starts getting uncomfortable, you may be tempted to slap a topper on it to extend its life...

...however, a mattress topper is not suitable for every situation. A mattress topper can be good for providing pressure relief on a too-firm bed or extending the life a mattress.

Buy an air mattress?

Definitely a myth, beware! Air mattresses, like water beds, don’t provide any upward support...

• No upward support
• Broken down foams
• Constant maintenance

Leading brands of air beds have return rates as high as 27% and are one of the most over-priced mattresses marketed today.

More coils the better?

Myth. Better innerspring queen mattresses generally have between 800 to 1,100 coils.

...Be careful however, because if one mattress has more coils than another, the coils could be made of thinner-gauge metal.

Replace every 8 years?

Definitely a myth, beware! The truth is that the life of a mattress varies wildly...

...which depends on how you take care of it, how you sleep on it and how often you rotate it. You’ll know when it’s time to get a new mattress based on how you feel when you wake up.