Signs It Might Be Time To Get A New Mattress
Cbus Mattress Girl here to answer a question I get all of the time!
When should I replace my old mattress?
First things first, If you’re wondering about getting a new mattress it's probably ready to be replaced . Mattresses are typically designed to last between five and ten years, depending on the quality of the mattress and upkeep. I like to go by the 8 rule... "replace every eight". This means replace your mattress every eight years to avoid sleepless nights and in eight years you'll have enough savings in your budget for the mattress you're looking for.
Here are some signs that it's time to replace your old mattress
1. Time & Mattress Age
As time goes by changes will occur with your mattress and you may notice visible signs of aging, this is natural. Look for signs of wear and tear or indentations.
2. A Dirty Mattress
Mattresses carry a lot of dirt! They collect body fluids, dead skin cells, animal hair, dust mites, pollen and other allergies (that double over ten years). The best way to protect your mattress from dirt is by using a mattress protector and washing your sheets on a regular basis.
3. A Change In Your Lifestyle
Did you purchase your current mattress to share with a partner you are no longer with? Or maybe for your child to sleep with you with enough space? Often times people forget about simple life changes, noticing these changes can help you get better sleep. Use these next life steps to get a mattress that belongs to you (and partner) and provides the support and space you (and your partner) need.
4. Sleepless Nights / Waking Up With Aches & Pains
Are you not getting as much sleep as you used to? Or maybe you're waking up with aches and pains? If you answered yes to either of these questions it might be time to start mattress shopping. All of these are signs of a worn-out mattress.
Avoid these things to lengthen your mattresses longevity
-Don't use it as a trampoline
-Don't eat or drink on your bed
-Don't lay in bed with shoes on
-Don't use your bed as storage to hold other items
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What Are Hybrid Mattresses Made Of?
Hybrid mattresses are the new customer favorite! In the last few years we have seen hybrid latex mattresses become a hit because they are versatile and give you the comfort in between an innerspring and memory foam.
So, if you have commitment issues...I suggest a hybrid latex mattress.
What is a hybrid bed, anyway?
Hybrid beds are 50% individually wrapped coils and 50% memory foam. The coils give the mattress support and the memory foam layers help with posture and coolness factor.
What is latex?
Latex mattresses are made of natural latex - not synthetic materials. These mattresses are beneficial for back, side and stomach sleepers.
What Are Innerspring Mattresses Made Of?
Innerspring mattresses come in two different styles
1. Open Coil
2. Individually Pocket Springs
The base of innerspring mattresses consist of steel coil springs for support. The quilting on top of the mattress can range in color, coolness options and is typically made out of cotton blend fabrics.
FUN FACT: When it comes to coils, the number of coils does not always mean you'll have the same level of comfort from one mattress to another. However, the number of coils do help reduce motion transfer and make a difference in the level of support a mattress has.
Depending on the manufacturer innerspring mattresses may sometimes include other types of foam, including memory foam, gel memory foam, latex materials. Innerspring mattresses also have edge support . This consists of thick metal rods or foam inserts that make the edge of the bed comfortable enough to sit and sleep on.
Discover the inside materials of memory foam mattresses, that make you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud!
Memory Foam mattresses consist of memory foam layers and polyurethane material which conform to your body. The newest type of memory foam family is the gel memory foam.
A BIG misconception about memory foam mattresses is that all of them are soft. The truth is that the mattresses range from firm to soft. This is possible because of the different specialty foam layers and how they are stacked. Memory foam mattresses help balance your body temperature, and absorb movement so there is little to no motion transfer while you sleep.
Memory Foam beds do not have coils in them! This is great for those who prefer to settle into the mattress with less of a bounce factor. Since they don’t have coils, memory foam mattresses don’t need a foam encasement for edge support to hold the bed together.
What's Really Inside Of A Mattress?
Have you ever wondered what's inside of your mattress? You're not alone.
Here are some of the most common materials found in mattresses
Polyurethane Foam: Also known as polyfoam, polyurethane foam is a synthetic material derived from polyol and isocyanate petrochemicals. Polyfoam comfort layers were used in some of the first mattresses produced – particularly innerspring mattresses. In recent years, latex has become a more popular comfort layer option resulting in less polyfoam mattresses.
Memory Foam: Also known as viscoelastic foam, memory foam is a specialized polyfoam material developed by NASA engineers in the 1970s. Memory foam is designed to become softer when it comes into contact with body heat. This allows the material to conform to the sleeper's body closely, without sagging. When the sleeper gets up, the foam will return back to normal. One mis-concept of memory foam is that it is always soft. Memory foam is measured in density and can by super soft or even firm. Memory foam is considered one of the best comfort layer materials for sleepers with chronic aches and pains because it isolates motion transfer very well. A common disadvantage is off-gassing, as memory foam tends to emit more odor than other mattress materials and without cool gel technology it can get very warm.
Memory Foam Fact: Memory Foam was developed by NASA in 1966 to improve the safety of aircraft cushions and was publicly released in the 1980s.
Latex: Latex is created from the sap of rubber trees. It has a wide range of uses due to its natural softness and durability. Natural latex is blended with synthetic chemicals. Mattresses with small amounts of synthetic latex are referred to as 'natural latex mattresses,' beds that do not contain any chemicals are 'organic mattresses'. Latex conforms your body alleviating pain and pressure points and most latex beds are virtually silent when bearing weight. Latex mattresses usually have a longer than normal life expectancy but can get hot if they lack added on cooling features.
MINICOILS + NANOCOILS
Minicoils + Nanocoils: Minicoils and nanocoils are 1-4 inches thick. They are used in beds with foam or latex support cores, but are mostly common in innersprings and hybrids. This combination of coils in innersprings and hybrids is known as coil-on-coil construction. Minicoils and nanocoils usually offer stronger than average support, good air circulation and they reduce motion transfer/ noise.
Natural Fibers: Natural Fiber comfort layers have become popular in the last few years. Cotton, wool, hemp, horsehair and coconut coir are all natural fiber substitutes for latex and memory foam layers in mattresses.
Buckling-column Gel: This comfort layer was developed by brothers Tony and Terry Pearce in the 1990s. The Pearces went on to found Purple. Buckling-column gel is a dry-polymer substance that comes from mineral oil. It is then evenly distributed across a grid of rubber-like elastic polymer columns. The columns respond to compression by buckling. Mattresses with buckling-column gel are harder to find and mattress shoppers face a limited selection to choose from.
Choosing the Right Mattress Size
First things first, lay down on the mattress and try it out! You will be surprised by how many people don't lay down on their mattress before purchasing it. There are many layers in a mattress and just pushing down on the top of the mattress with your hand will not give you an accurate measure of comfort or support.
It is important to find the right size mattress so that you get the BEST sleep possible. There are six basic mattress sizes in the furniture industry. Mattress sizes are universal, but may vary by a hair (not enough for you to notice with the naked eye) depending on the manufacturer. Below is a sample chart that I made of the six kinds of mattress sizes.
Now, let's learn about each of the mattress sizes and the type of individual they are ideal for.
Twin Mattress Dimensions - 39" X 75"
Twin size mattresses are 39 inches in width and 75 inches in length. Sometimes they are referred to as "single" mattresses. They can accommodate one sleeper, although the length is sometimes too short for taller adults. Twin mattresses are used for bunk beds, children's rooms and smaller rooms.
Twin XL Mattress Dimensions - 39" X 80"
Twin XL mattresses are 39 inches in width and 80 inches in length. With an added five inches of length to your sleeping space, Twin XL mattresses can be a better choice for taller people wanting a twin-size option. You can find Twin XL's in college dorms and guest bedrooms.
Full Mattress Dimensions - 54" X 75"
Full mattresses are 54 inches in width and 75 inches in length. Full mattresses are also referred to as double mattresses. They provide more width for your sleeping area than twin mattresses. Full size mattresses are ideal for one person, but could fit two people.
Queen Mattress Dimensions - 60" X 80"
Queen size mattresses are 60 inches in width and 80 inches in length. Queen mattresses are the most popular mattress size in the United States. They are great for adults, teenagers, couples and children.
King Mattress Dimensions - 76" X 80"
King size mattresses are 76 inches in width and 80 inches in length. They are usually the best mattress choice for couples, giving each person a sleeping area equivalent to a twin xl mattress. King mattresses are also good for families and individuals who share the bed with their pet.
California King Mattress Dimensions - 72" X 84"
California king size mattresses are 72 inches in width and 84 inches in length. There size is good for tall adults or sleepers looking for extra sleeping length. Cal Kings are the most common mattress size used with adjustable beds.
2 Years Ago Chris nearly gave me a heart attack when he picked me up in the infamous “rocket truck” after being in Vegas for a week.
I knew at that moment that he was dead serious about starting Columbus Mattress Wholesale and that I was going to learn more about mattresses and bedroom furniture than I could have ever imagined.
I was excited for the store to open but knew it was going to take a lot of hard work and dedication.
Now, we’re celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of Columbus Mattress Wholesale and many more to come!
Thanks to all of our family, friends and the Columbus Mattress Wholesale employees that have helped make this business what it is today! I’m so proud of you Chris!
Here lies the LEGEND OF THE MOTHSCOT.
For two-weeks straight Columbus Mattress Wholesale gained a new friend. Meet the mothscot, he's a pretty fitting mascot for the store...because he loves to sleep, just like we do.
When it comes to eating moth's use a tear-feeding mechanism known as lachryphagy. Meaning they eat tears as meals.
No tears were eaten during this two-week period.
When I first started working with my #fiancé we were bickering back and forth because of all the #togetherness but we never went to sleep mad at each other.
There are lots of reasons couples bicker and fight. Here is why it's important to leave those feelings out of the sheets and sleep happy.
1. Because saying sorry is more energy efficient
Saying sorry allows us to release the tension of holding a grudge and sets us free to love and laugh.
2. Relationships are NOT about winning
When you go to sleep mad you are sending a silent signal to your spouse that says (in Charlie Sheen's voice) "winning". You should never value an argument more than your significant other because you're a team.
3. Anger = Toxic
Anger floods your body and brain with chemicals...it disrupts your sleep and helps to create nightmares.
4. The next day, it will be hard to have a fresh start
When the next day starts with hard feelings from the night before, your ability to start fresh is lost. Throughout the day you will continue to dwell on it, making it grow into a bigger issue than it really is. Plus, you won't be on your a-game for a fun night out with friends or that work meeting you were already dreading.
5. It's a scientific fact
You can't argue with science right? According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, 73 participants were trained over two days to associate specific images with negative memories. Later, the same participants were asked to look at the pictures again fight against their memories with the photos. The participants found it hard to ignore the negative associations they had with the pictures after sleeping on them.