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1. When to Replace Your Mattress

  • Your current mattress is over eight years old.
  • You wake up with aches and pains every morning.
  • You would rather fall asleep on your couch because it’s more comfortable than your bed.
  • Your mattress “looks” like a hand me down, or maybe actually is.
  • You wake up feeling just as tired or more tired than when you went to bed.
  • You see lumps and dips in your mattress.

2. The Importance of the Foundation/Box Spring Set

It is recommended that you buy a box spring/foundation that is specifically designed to match your new mattress. A mattress and foundation are created to work together as a set, and the foundation contributes to the bed’s comfort and support. Therefore, putting a new mattress on an old foundation or pairing it with a box spring or foundation it wasn’t designed for impedes comfort and reduces the life of your new mattress.

3. When You Might Need a “Split Box Spring”

Split boxes are foundations made of two separate box springs placed side-by-side and are used for delivery to places where a normal box spring will not fit, such as through tight doorways, staircases or around narrow corners. A split box spring is also always required for a king size mattress. Queen size box springs are available in two types: Whole and Split box springs. Split queen box springs are two 30” x 80” boxes that equal the size of one whole queen.

4. If You Have a Platform Bed…

Platform beds are a very popular style of bed today. These types of beds consist of frames with a solid platform or wooden slats across it for the mattress to rest on. These types of beds are relatively low to the ground and do not require a box spring/foundation.

5. How much you Should Spend on Your New Sleep Set

Mattresses come in a wide range of prices; a brand name queen set could range from $249 - $7,000. A good night’s sleep is one of the best investments you can make; therefore, you should buy the best mattress you can afford. Remember, most of us spend as much as one-third of our time in bed.

6. How Long Your Bedding Should Last

We recommend you buy the highest quality bedding you can afford. Old bedding should be replaced when you feel it no longer is giving you the support you need. Today’s mattresses have some of the most highly advanced materials and features and are designed to provide lasting comfort and support for many years.


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