Do I Need a Box Spring for my Memory Foam Mattress?
A very common mattress question we are asked regards the necessity of a box spring for a memory foam mattress. It's a great question, but in short, "YES," you do need a box spring or some kind of solid foundation for your memory foam mattress. What are my foundation options? Three common options include a box spring, platform bed with solid surface, or platform bed with a Bunkie board. A Bunkie board is used with a platform bed that has slat rolls because you need a solid sur ....Read More
How to Narrow Down Which Mattress is Right for You.
One of the most common questions we get when people walk into our mattress ring - when they're kind of overwhelmed by how many mattresses we have - is "How do you help narrow it down when there are so many options?" Take Sleep Assessment: One of first things we do is recommend our sleep assessment and test area. We grab you a pillow based on whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach. We have three sleep test beds which are firm, medium, and soft. From there, we're goi ....Read More
Top Five Questions to Ask Before You Shop for a Mattress
Mattress shopping can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you save time and ensure you are on track for the perfect mattress. How long should my mattress last? As a rule of thumb for mattress replacement, we usually say 8 to 10 years. Dead skin cells and bacteria get inside mattresses which is not the most hygienic situation. Back pain, sagging, or other comfort issues are signs a new mattress may be in the works. Generally, new mattresses will last around 1 ....Read More
What's Your #1 Selling Mattress?
It’s one of the most frequent questions that is asked of our specialists and it's difficult to pinpoint one mattress. Mattress choice is different for everybody and they feel different for everybody as well. Our Best Selling Brand However, we do have a number one selling brand, Tempur-Pedic. One of biggest reasons that Tempur-Pedic is one of our best sellers is not really about price. The biggest reasons are durability and how well it’s going to contour to your body. ....Read More
Why are There so Many Price Points for Mattresses?
What is the difference between a $699, $1,299, and $3,000 mattress? A few things... An Entry Level Mattress For example, a Sealy queen mattress for $699 will get you a standard entry-level memory foam mattress This a great choice if you're looking for a memory foam mattress on a budget. But it’s not going to have the cooling technology or the warranty length of other higher-priced options. A Mattress that's a Step Up How about the Sealy priced at $1,299 for a queen mattress only. ....Read More
What are the Risks of Buying a Mattress Online?
What are the Risks of Buying a Mattress Online? Hi, welcome back. I'm Kory Gilmore, Sleep Specialist at the Furniture Mall of Kansas. Today we're going to be talking about why it's a gigantic gamble to buy a mattress online. #1: You Can’t Try it Before You Buy It! Whether it's firm, medium, or soft, just by looking online, there's so many in-betweens in there, it's really hard to get a true feel for the mattress that you're going to be looking at. #2: It's a Huge Pain to Ship ....Read More
What is the Best Mattress for Back Pain?
"What is the best mattress for back pain?" is a very common question we are asked at Mattress Headquarters in the Furniture Mall of Kansas. The simple answer is, "It varies for everybody." Let me explain... There are many mattresses on the market. In our store we have over 115 available to test. The goal is to understand what your current sleep situation is by taking our sleep assessment and working with a specialist directly to lead you in the right direction. From there we can und ....Read More
Can an Adjustable Base Fit Inside my Bedframe?
It’s one of our most common questions and the answer is: It depends... Assess bedframe you currently have: - If you have a regular headboard, footboard, and rails, with just the slats going across it, absolutely. The answer is yes, and most of the time an adjustable base can fit inside the bed frame on its own legs. Simply remove the slats inside of your bed ....Read More
Are Mattress Stores Greedy?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked and rightfully so – Tuft and Needle’s "Mattress Stores are Greedy" advertising campaign has raised the issue and question within consumers’ minds. So now it’s our turn to tell our side of the story. The Major Brands and Models are Price Protected Here’s the truth: The manufacturers dictate the selling price, not the store or mattress dealer. Price-protected means that no matter where you go across the country, ....Read More
Review of the New Tempur-Pedic Line
Tempur-Pedic is the gold standard in mattresses. However, sometimes the price point makes it difficult for some buyers to justify the investment. Today we’ll be talking about the difference in the new Adapt and ProAdapt line from Tempur-Pedic and how it is opening new markets with their new Adapt Tempur-Pedic line. A New Entry-Level Tempur-Pedic Adapt is a new entry-level Tempur-Pedic line with the standard TEMPUR memory foam. It's at a very competitive price point and competes w ....Read More