Replacing your mattress every 5 – 7 years ensures your mattress is providing you with the best support, as this is the normal lifespan for most mattresses.
The most common type of mattress is an Inner Spring Mattress which uses the support of tempered steel coils in a variety of configurations. Layers of upholstery provide insulation and cushioning between your body and the spring unit. The different configurations results in a wide variety of choices in comfort and support.
A good box spring is just as important as a quality mattress. You should never put a new mattress on an old box spring. When you select your new mattress, you should also purchase its companion box spring as they are designed to work best when used together. In some cases, buying the mattress without its matching box spring may affect the terms of the warranty.
Do not remove your mattress tag! Contrary to popular belief, it's not illegal to remove the law tag, but the information on the label will serve as a means of identification should you have a warranty claim.
You should rotate your mattress occasionally to help maintain and prolong the quality/comfort of your mattress. Body impressions are caused by upholstery material compressions and are normal characteristics of premium bedding. Such body impressions indicate that the upholstery layers in your mattress are conforming to your individual body shape. Body impressions up to 1-1/2" are not considered to be a structural defect.
According to one survey, the average consumer expects to pay $1,000.00 for a queen size sleep set. The average consumer ends up paying $600.00 when they leave the store. At AMC Liquidators we have Queen Mattress Sets starting for just $249!!!
Fun/Interesting Mattress Facts
The expression "sleep tight" comes from the 16th and 17th centuries when mattresses were placed on top of ropes that needed regular tightening.
The Wall Street Journal reported on February 18, 2000: "The average mattress will double its weight in ten years as a result of being filled with dust mites and their detritus."
Ohio State University experts report that a typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites inside it.
Is it time to change your mattress?