Mattresses don’t have to be as hard as a board to be
good for you, though some people may prefer a firmer feel. Today,
mattresses are built with luxurious new cushioning materials and surface
treatments. While these mattresses may feel more plush, the core
provides necessary support for your body.
A quality mattress and foundation gently support
your body at all points and keep your spine in the same position as good
standing posture. When selecting a mattress, keep in mind that your
body should be able to relax, with your spine supported in its natural
Select a mattress that provides you with enough room
for free, easy movement, especially if you’re sleeping with a partner.
Couples should select a queen- or king-size mattress to ensure that both
individuals have enough space to feel comfortable.
Durability refers to how long support and comfort
will continue. Like all products, a mattress and foundation gradually
wear out. Eventually, you won’t receive that same support and comfort as
you did when the sleep set was new. That’s why you should re-evaluate
your set regularly. We recommend you do this twice a year.
Don’t look to the warranty to tell you how long to
keep your sleep set. The warranty protects you against products defects
and workmanship mistakes, not gradual loss of comfort and support.
Matching Sleep Sets
Matching mattresses and foundations are engineered
to work together. Mismatching sets, that is, putting a new mattress on
an old foundation, can compromise comfort and reduce the useful life of
Remember the difference between value and price.
Bargain mattresses may seem like bargains in the showroom, but their
value – or lack thereof – will quickly become apparent. How well you
sleep determines how well you live. Don?t make the mistake of purchasing
a substandard mattress. You?ll wake up every morning regretting it!