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7 Mattress Myths Debunked

posted by Trusted    |   February 21, 2014 11:33

Wiseguys Mattresses offers incredible value to their customers through a boutique style shopping experience, customized service, and unbeatable prices. They aim to have every customer leave the store confident in their decision to buy, and with a guaranteed good night's sleep on their best mattress.

Mark from Wiseguys Mattresses is your Trusted Saskatoon Mattress Expert, and here he shares a few tips for buying a new mattress!

If your mattress is 7 or more years old, or simply not as comfortable as it used to be, it may be time for a new one. A good quality mattress, by Sleep Council Canada standards, should last on average 8-10 years. So, if your mattress is 7 years old or older, you will likely be replacing it in a few years. If you've got a guest bedroom, you will be able to get many more years of use out of it by repurposing it as a spare room bed, and purchasing a new one for yourself. 

Here are some myths about mattresses that you should be aware of in making the decision to purchase a new mattress.

Firmer is better.

The truth is that the best mattress for your back is the one that feels best to you. A mattress provides both pressure relief (the top portion of the mattress provides this) and back support (the bottom part of the mattress provides this) and the best combination of that feeling is what you are looking for in a mattress. The best bed is the one that’s most comfortable to you.

High coil count is critical.

The truth is that there is way more to it than that. Type, gauge, tempering, etc are FAR, FAR more critical and important. A high coil count absolutely does not mean a better bed. People who talk nothing but coil count know little about mattresses.

Silk, cashmere, and wool make a bed more comfortable.

The small amounts usually used in the upper padding only make a bed more expensive. When you cover your mattress with a pad and sheets, you can’t directly feel the surface anyway.

Stores sell the same mattress under different names.

Retailers often claim that their mattress A is comparable to a competitor’s mattress B. Though you may find beds that are truly alike, most “comparables” have little in common. They may look exactly the same on the outside, but will have different foaming, foam amount, and/or different grades of foam. Unless it's the same manufacturer and the bed has the same name at both locations, there will be a difference.

I save a lot of money when mattresses are 50% off.

Ever wonder how some stores can always be having a half price sale? It's because their "regular retail price" is sky high. Then it's "half off" to give you the illusion of saving big. Companies advertise like this because it works. I had a mattress I retailed for $899 taxes included, and I saw a competitor's full page ad for the same mattress saying they were selling it for 70% off. Their retail price was $3200. Same bed!

The higher the price of the mattress you buy, the better quality of sleep you will get.

Look at myth #4 to see why this is false. However, price differences can also reflect the expense of the foam from bed to bed. Higher grades and densities simply cost more. That being said, expensive foam doesn't mean greater comfort. Again, you should purchase what you find comfortable, not what is more expensive.

Salespeople are always objective.

In a perfect world maybe, but manufacturers dangle financial incentives known as SPIFs (or “sales person incentive funds”) to push various brands and models. Again, nobody knows what's best for you other than you.

If nothing else, remember these simple rules. The only thing that matters in a mattress is comfort, comfort, comfort and durability. Nobody knows what is right for you, except you. Everybody has different comfort levels. Let your body tell you what's right.

Find Wiseguys Mattresses at 805 Circle Drive East, or online.

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