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What to Consider When Choosing a New Memory Foam Mattress

Since they kicked off in the early 1990’s, memory foam mattresses have become the fastest-growing segment in the mattress industry, and for good reason too. When compared to other types of mattresses, they are the best option in almost every aspect. In a survey of over 135,000 mattress reviews, memory foam received a satisfaction rating of 81% while innerspring mattresses have a 63% satisfaction rating. Memory foam mattresses even outperform latex mattresses, as well. While memory foam mattresses are the reigning champs, it’s important to remember that not all foam mattresses are created equal. Here are a few things to consider when buying a new memory foam mattress.


There are Different Types of Foams

Not only are there different types of foam mattress brands, but there are also different types of foams. For starters, three common types are standard, gel-infused, and plant-based foam mattresses. Each has pros and cons, and it all depends on a user’s preference to determine which type they choose. It is always worth it to invest time into researching which type of foam will be the best match.


Are You a Side Sleeper?

There are actually memory foam mattresses that are considered better for side sleepers, and it mostly has to do with mattress thickness. A foam mattress with a thickness between 8 to 14 inches is usually regarded as being better for people who sleep on their sides because the depth of the mattress allows for more cushion to conform to the body. The thicker mattresses offer optimal support and comfort for hips, shoulders, knees, and other pressure points that are in contact with the mattress when sleeping on one’s side.


What Density Is Right For You?

Memory foam mattresses come in high, medium, and low density options, and each option has its own purpose. For a long-lasting, durable, and firm mattress, the high-density mattress is the way to go. Medium-density mattresses perform well with motion isolation, making it a great choice for those who sleep with two in a bed. Low-density foam mattresses are easy to break in and are generally softer.


Do You Need a Hypoallergenic Mattress?

No matter how comfortable a mattress is, if it is causing your allergies to flare up and keeping you awake, then that mattress is not fulfilling its purpose. While all memory foam mattresses prevent bacteria, some mattresses are designed to keep dust mites and other allergens subdued. Those who are sensitive to allergens can also combine their hypoallergenic mattress with a bed topper for better results.

  • Brandon Doyle

Time for the Big Kid Bed

Getting your toddler to transition from the crib to a mattress is a big change and often difficult for most families. There is no widely held opinion on when the right age is to make the switch. What makes it even harder is that no two kids are the same. Some like to explore and will try to climb out of the crib as soon as they can. Others are more reserved and leaving the crib is like torture to them. To make the transition easier, you want to focus on timing the switch and making it as seamless and comfortable as possible.

a child sleeping in a bed

Timing

The typical age that kids leave the crib is between 18 months to three years. This is a large gap, so it is really important to pay attention to your child and base your timing off of their needs. If a child expresses the desire to sleep on a big kid bed, you may want to consider making the switch. If they are constantly trying to climb out, you want to switch them so they do not hurt themselves during a daring escape attempt. Mention it to your kids and see how they respond or if they seem ready. While they might be young, they still are the best indicator of when they are ready.


An important thing to remember is to make sure to transition during a relatively calm period. If there are a lot of other big changes happening, it causes extra stress and can create problems when you introduce new changes in their life. For example, wait until after they have been potty trained so they can focus on one milestone at a time. Similarly, avoid moving them to a bed because of a younger sibling being born. This is a big change and if they feeled forced out of their bed, the transition will become much more difficult. If this is the case, you will need to take special care to make sure that the older child does not feel replaced. They are still very sensitive at this age and if they have not expressed interest in sleeping elsewhere, it may be very hard to convince them to leave.


Smoothing the Transition

Once you figure out when to make the switch, it is important that you do everything you can to make the switch as comfortable and easy as possible. Often times, the best sleepers will become fearful when removed from the safety of their cribs. Even children that were excited to leave may not be aware how attached they were to the side bars that protected them and can become frightful without their crib.

 

We recommend the following tips to make that transition as smooth as possible:

1. Shop Together

One of the best things you can do to help smooth over the transition is to shop together. Let them pick out their new mattress and feel involved in the decision. This gives them a sense of ownership and makes them feel more excitement for the switch. Especially when they can pick the bedding and pillows as well. Mattress Dealzz employees love kids and have tons of experience making them feel in charge while also steering them toward a mattress that is in your budget.

 

2. Consistency

This is a big aspect of making a smooth transition, and you need to see that it is implemented with your children. Make sure that their new sleeping environment is as close to the original as possible. Try to put the bed in the same place as the crib. The fewer changes you can make the better. Use the same comfort items that they had. If they had a night light or a white noise machine, leave those so they are only adjusting to the new bed. Leave their favorite blankets and stuffed animals with them. The fewer adjustments they make, the easier it will be.

 

3. Routine

Another good thing is to ensure that your children stick to their routines. You should have a set bedtime in place and you should not make any changes to this. Whatever their routine was, stay with it. If you read them one story before bed, keep reading just one. If they brushed their teeth every night at the same time, make sure they keep that up as well. Routines help them feel comfortable so do not make any changes to their routine while switching to a new mattress.

 

4. Safety

One of the big concerns for switching is making sure your children are safe. If they move around a lot while asleep, the switch can be dangerous. Even if they are up against the wall, children can still get stuck between the wall and the bed. Consider getting beds with guardrails on them just to be safe.

 

5. Mattress

Another important factor is getting a quality mattress. Sleeping on a good mattress can make it a lot easier for them to fall asleep quickly. Make sure you know which mattress style they like and what helps them fall asleep. Memory Foam Mattresses are rated among the best mattresses among kids. Whatever your kid likes, consider getting them a new mattress as worn down beds can be uncomfortable and make it harder for them to go to sleep.

 

When you’re ready to transition your child into their own bed, be sure to visit us at Mattress Dealzz so that we can steer you in the right direction for you and your child.

  • Brandon Doyle

The Unique Advantages of Purchasing a Mattress from a Warehouse

E-commerce has never been more popular; the time-saving benefits and flexibility of online shopping convince many people to surf the web for their next purchase rather than combat the aisles and lines found at brick and mortar stores.


Virtually anything under the sun can be purchased on the web, even your next mattress. Regardless of how you might weigh the pros and cons of online mattress shopping, here are four things to keep in mind about mattress warehouses to help you determine if an in-store experience is the best option for you.

Testing out a mattress


1. Try It Out Before You Purchase

Perhaps the greatest benefit of shopping in mattress stores is the luxury of test driving the mattresses. Each of us has unique things we look for and need in a mattress, be it comfort, support, quality and type of materials, or size. Determining if a particular mattress meets your standards and specifications is something you just can’t do online. Plus, if shopping tends to be a tiring task for you, mattress warehouses have your back with incredibly comfortable mattresses for you to take five, of maybe even twenty, on. So, next time, bring your pillow, extend your test drive a bit, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the mattress you select will be just the one for you!


2. Take Advantage of Customer Service

Conventional open coil, low motion wrapped coil, premium memory foam, Talalay Latex. Mattress types are many and are not necessarily intuitive. If you’re like many others and don’t know what kind of mattress will best suit your needs and preferences, mattress warehouse customer service representatives will be your best friends. They have the industry knowledge necessary to guide you through the entire selection process. They’ll be there to offer helpful buying tips to keep in mind while shopping, and they have the expertise to prescribe the subtle yet sleep-revolutionizing mattress features you didn’t even know you needed.


These service representatives know that purchasing a mattress is a big decision that will affect one of your day’s most valuable and crucial activities: sleep. Understanding that you will spend ⅓ of your life on a mattress, service representatives will make sure they provide you with accurate information and the low pressure environment needed for you to choose the right mattress for you and your budget. Although you may be able to afford some of the newest and greatest mattresses, you certainly can’t afford the buyer’s remorse that comes from being stuck with a bad mattress. And fortunately for you, you don’t have to.


3. Enjoy the Wide Selection

Mattress stores carry a large variety of mattress brands, types, and sizes all under the same roof, which makes comparison shopping a breeze. Instead of having to navigate dozens of websites, enjoy the convenience of trying out all different kinds of mattresses in a one stop shop.   

 


4. Get Good Deals

Some of the best mattress deals are often found in mattress stores. This is because many warehouses offer a price match or price beat guarantee, while others offer older mattress models at a discounted price, all of which means that if you do a little research, you’ll be walking out with the best deal in town.

 


So, Has The Time Come?

If the time has come to replace your current mattress, there’s no denying the wealth of information and quality products available with the click of a button. But if you value things like trying out your mattress first and making sure you’re getting just the right product for you, close your browser and come visit one of our mattress warehouses now!  

  • Brandon Doyle

What Size Mattress is Best?

Are you looking to purchase a new mattress? Have you recently moved into a new home? Are the kids growing up fast? Sometimes it is tricky to know what mattress is best for the person and for the room. Be sure to take a look at our descriptions of all the mattress sizes to see which will work best for your needs!

Mattress Sizes Chart

Twin Size Mattress

Outside of a crib mattress, a twin size mattress is the smallest mattress you can get. Because of their size, they are a very cost efficient mattress to purchase. One adult (that is not too tall), or one child can fit comfortably on a twin size mattress. The dimensions of a twin size mattress are 39” X 75”. Twin size mattresses tend to be used for children (since some adults may be too tall for them), and in smaller bedrooms.



Full Size Mattress

Also referred to as the “double bed”, full mattresses are the same length as a twin size mattress, but 15 inches wider; complete dimensions are 54” X 75”. This is the most popular size to purchase; perhaps for the cost efficiency and small size, but the added horizontal space.

Many parents choose this size for their preteens and teenagers rooms. Because it is the most popular sized purchase, there are also a number of great bed sets in this size, and customers will find it easy to purchase a frame, headboard, footboard, etc. to fit a full size mattress.



Queen Size Mattress

The queen size bed is a more sought after size for couples. It is wide enough to fit two adults, and longer than the twin and full mattresses; complete dimensions of a queen size mattress are 60” X 80”.

Singles love the queen size mattress too because of the roomy size; there is more than enough space for one person to stretch out and have their toes still not hang over the edge. For singles however, it is important to ensure that the room is large enough to hold a queen size mattress without taking away walking space.

The queen size mattress is more expensive than the twin and full size mattresses, but this is understandable when considering the size difference.



King Size Mattress

A king size mattress is a full 16 inches wider than a queen size mattress putting the dimensions at 76” X 80”. To give you an idea of the width of this bed, it would be similar to taking two twin size beds and pushing them together. This size gives couples plenty of personal space, 38 inches of it in fact.

A king size bed is quite large for a room however, so they are typically used in large guest bedrooms or master bedrooms. It can also be tricky to get the mattress through corridors or down stairs, so be sure to plan things out before making a purchase.

 

California King Size Mattress

The California King is a little bit skinnier and a little bit longer, to accommodate tall adults. The dimensions of a California King are 72” X 84”. Much like the King size mattress, the California King is oftentimes used in large guestrooms or as a couple’s bed in the master bedroom. There is more than enough room on a California King mattress for two adults to sleep comfortably, and even move around without waking one another.

 

Ready to purchase? Check out our selection here at Mattress Dealzz!

 

  • Brandon Doyle

What is the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

Trying to sleep with back pain is a nightmare. Just finding a comfortable position is difficult. Sometimes even if you do get a decent amount of sleep the pain you feel getting out of bed is worse than it was before. Getting a new mattress can help you out a lot. Here are a few tips to steer you in the right direction.

 

Personal Preference

First things first, there is no single mattress that works for everyone. Any mattress that helps you get a good night sleep is the mattress for you. It could be a budget bed or a nifty Power Foundations fully adjustable mattress. Find a mattress that meets your standards for comfort and support.

 

Mattress Support

Mattress support refers to how well the mattress keeps your body on a flat plane. Sagging is the usually the culprit that ruins mattress support. Sagging refers to when a mattress becomes compressed and lower than the rest of it. This usually happens towards the middle of the mattress. This puts the sleeper’s back into an unnatural position and results in back pain. Even the difference of one inch can take a significant toll on your back.

 

Mattress Conformance

A mattress that conforms or molds to your body will give you more support and might help ease your back pain. A mattress that doesn’t conform to your body will have gaps in its support. This results in at least one part of your body not getting the support it needs and the stressed position can cause pain. The unequal support often means that your shoulders, hips, and lower back will take the brunt of the pressure.

 

Mattress Firmness

Most people prefer a bed with medium firmness. These beds tend to be just soft enough while still providing the right amount of support. A firm mattress will provide a lot of support but not a lot of conformity. A soft mattress will conform to your body shape but at the cost of the support.

 

These are just a few ideas for you. You also will want to consider your sleeping position and mattress type. Generally speaking, a memory foam mattress will be better than a futon. When you are actually ready to buy, remember to test drive a few to find your optimal fit. If you are looking for a great deal, try checking out a Mattress Dealzz location near you!

  • Brandon Doyle

Choosing the Best Mattress for You

Sleep is broken down into REM and non-REM cycles, each offering different benefits to the body.  Non-REM sleep consists of different stages, culminating in REM sleep.  REM sleep is the restorative stage of the cycle and is important for the rejuvenation of your body.  REM sleep normally occurs after you have been asleep for 90 minutes and will last only about 10 minutes.  The cycles will then repeat themselves, progressively lasting longer each time.

Does your mattress let you complete the sleep cycle?  Many mattresses do not provide your body with the comfort needed to stay still long enough to complete these necessary cycles. Tossing and turning interrupts the sleep cycle; these interruptions cause your body to react in way that leave you feeling unrested when you wake.

Different mattresses offer benefits that you should be aware of. Find a mattress that suits your needs to ensure you are completing the sleep cycles and getting the best night’s rest possible. Here are the two major mattress classifications and their associated benefits.

Find the perfect mattress for you

Firm Mattresses

One of the biggest causes of poor rest is pain in the back. Many beds do not provide optimal support for the spine. If the back in not aligned properly it may result in uncomfortable pressure points. This pain will inevitably interrupt the sleep cycle.

Not only will do some wake up feeling tired, they also experience tension throughout the back for the entire day. To prevent such problems, find a mattress that is firm, this firmness offers many benefits including reducing the amount of pressure points on the body.

Not all coil beds are alike, but they have a similar function.  Coils, or springs, are the primary source of cushion and support in these beds. Coil strength can differ, but these beds are known for offering firm support.
While identical in function to an open coil mattress, a wrapped coil  mattress incorporates gel and foam. In a wrapped coil bed, each spring is encased in layers of foam which reduces motion throughout the bed and provides additional cushion.

 

Soft Mattresses

Lying in any position for an extended period of time affects blood flow. When a surface is too hard, circulation is restricted. This produces discomfort that can cause some people to roll many times throughout the night, trying to find a more comfortable position. Soft mattresses can help with this problem and provide other benefits, including the reduction of some types of back pain.

Foam is one of the newest bed innovations. It is widely recognized for its softness and comfort.  Memory foam can be altered in slight ways to change the sleeping experience. Thickness of the foam, or injecting the foam with gel, can change how soft or supportive the bed will be.
In the search to build the luxury foam, scientists turned to the botanical liquid from rubber trees for its natural properties of buoyancy and resilience. Latex is considered one of the most durable materials, and the firmness or softness of latex can be altered to suit sleeping preferences.



Other Considerations

To find beds that will help you sleep well, consider your sleeping habits.  A firm or soft bed is not optimal for every circumstance; how you sleep will help you decide what you need.

Sleeping on your Back

A big concern for back sleepers is support.  When the lower back sinks into the bed, this position causes pain. Consider purchasing a mattress that is a little more firm.

Sleeping on your Side

You will need something with a lot of pressure relief which can also conform to the irregular curves and provide support. The best choice id to find a mattress with a soft foam.

Sleeping on your Stomach

In this position, a soft mattress can smother you and cause you to become overly warm.  Consider buying a mattress that is firm and will help keep you cool and your back in line.

Restless Partners

If your partner continuously moves during the night, you will want a mattress that does not transfer motion.  Find beds that are soft, as they better absorbing motion.

Temperature

If you are highly sensitive to heat, foam and latex may not be a good choice; both materials retain body heat.  Find a mattress that is firm as it will stay cooler throughout the night.

 

Over a third of your life is spent sleeping. If you are feeling sluggish in the morning or experiencing discomfort during the night, it may be time to buy a new mattress. Contact Mattress Dealzz if you have any questions or concerns, or come on in to one of our Utah locations.

 

  • Brandon Doyle