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Mattress Pads: Do I Really Need One?

February 11, 2022 4:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you need a mattress pad or protector? (Did you realize those are two separate things?) When you invest in a new mattress, obviously you’ll want to keep it in great shape—but do you need a mattress pad or protector to meet that goal? Here’s a quick guide to mattress pads, protectors and whether or not you need them. Read on to learn the tips you need to help you choose. Mattress pads Mattress pads are a pad or piece of memory foam that sits between the mattress and your sheets. Their main purpose is to provide additional comfort, whether... View Article

Choosing a Mattress That Best Suits Your Sleeping Position

January 28, 2022 4:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Can’t sleep well? You might assume it’s stress or anxiety, but your mattress might be to blame. Not all mattresses are created equal, especially if you have a single preferred sleeping position. The wrong mattress can cause you to toss and turn all night. Which mattress should you buy based on your preferred sleeping position? Here’s a quick guide on how to choose a mattress for your sleeping position: Back sleepers: When you prefer sleeping on your back, you’ll need a firm and supportive mattress to keep your spine aligned. Look for a mattress on the firm side. You might... View Article

Tips for Identifying and Treating Bedbugs

January 6, 2022 11:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You never know what creepy-crawlies are lurking in the home. The most notorious house pest of all is the bedbug. These critters like to hide in crevices and grow to be no bigger than the size of an apple seed. Many are at a loss for how to find bedbugs, which lets the problem get even worse. Below are some tips for identifying and getting rid of bedbugs in mattresses. Signs of bedbugs in the home Bedbugs feed on the blood of animals and humans. They come out of their hiding places at night, and then draw blood from exposed... View Article

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Mattress

December 23, 2021 11:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Soreness and poor sleep can bring up the question, “When should I replace my mattress?” If your bed is less than comfortable, you already know the answer—but tossing and turning at night isn’t your only concern. Here’s a full list of the signs that you need a new mattress. You wake up with a sore back Aches and pains could mean it’s time for a new mattress. The materials break down over time and provide less support to your body. People with old mattresses typically feel sore in the neck, lower back, hips or spine. Pain that fades as the... View Article

Can You Save Your Water-Damaged Mattress?

December 9, 2021 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dealing with a leaky roof? Experienced a recent flood? Mattresses are just one of the many household items you never want to get wet. But how do you know if your mattress has too much water damage and when it’s time to call it a day and replace it? Here are some tips for dealing with a water-damaged mattress. Evaluate the damage How water-soaked is your mattress? If it sat in standing water for a significant amount of time, you’ll likely need to replace it or invest in professional restoration. It’s difficult to remove moisture from a completely soaked mattress.... View Article

Which Mattress Material Type Is the Healthiest?

November 25, 2021 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Is there a mattress material that’s good for your health? In recent years, several of the leading mattress brands have taken an eco-friendly approach to the design and manufacture of their products. Many mattresses on the market today feature natural materials, but some go a step further and use certified organic materials. Here’s a brief guide to the common organic mattress material types and how they can benefit your health. Organic latex If you or your family have allergies or respiratory issues, an organic latex mattress is the best mattress material that’s good for your health. Conventional mattresses are often... View Article

Best Time of Year to Buy a Mattress

November 11, 2021 11:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many things to consider when buying a new mattress, including price, size, style and more. However, not many people realize you should also consider the time of year when looking for a mattress. Wondering what’s the best month to buy a new mattress? This can depend on where you live. Local mattress retailers often host various sales throughout the year. You could save plenty of money on a new mattress by keeping an eye out for deals. That said, there are several times of the year when it’s good to buy a mattress almost anywhere. Read on to... View Article

Scents to Keep Bed Bugs Away

October 28, 2021 11:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wondering how to keep bed bugs out of the bedroom? There are plenty of ways, actually. You could use bug sprays or bug bombs or, of course, throw away any mattresses that are infested with bed bugs. However, certain scents provide a natural and easy way to keep bed bugs away in the first place. Read on for some common scents to keep the bed bugs away. Blood orange One scent that keeps away bed bugs and smells great is blood orange. The smell is a bit more acidic than the scent of normal oranges. By simply putting a few... View Article

4 Top Tips to Remember When Looking for a New Bed Frame

October 14, 2021 11:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking for a new bed frame? With so many options on the market, it can be challenging to pick the right one. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when shopping for a bed frame. 1. Use your current mattress size as your guide The most important consideration to remember when choosing the ideal bed frame is that it needs to fit your current mattress—unless you’re in the market to buy a new one. Mattress sizes come in several standard variations, and there are some sizes like Twin XL, Olympic Queen and California King that require a specialty... View Article

Waterbeds Used to Be Cool – What Happened?

September 28, 2021 11:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As waterbeds gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, people soon discovered that sleeping on mattresses filled with water may have been trendy… but not entirely practical. Read on to discover some of the reasons waterbeds are not ideal, as well as why waterbeds were discontinued in mainstream. Early origins The first waterbed was developed as part of a Master’s thesis project at San Francisco State University. Charles Hall, the inventor of the waterbed, made a prototype mattress filled with starch and Jell-O, eventually refining it into a mattress made of vinyl and filled with water. It was an invention... View Article