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Shopping for a Mattress | Online Mattress Definitions

Everyone’s bodies are different, we all sleep differently and have unique needs.  For this reason, there isn’t a “One size fits all” mattress.  There are many options while shopping for a new mattress.  No need to leave your home, you can easily shop for your new mattress online.  Our highly trained (non-pushy) call center Comfort Consultants, informative and simple to use website and our skilled and friendly chat agents can all help you, answer all your questions and find the right mattress that’s right for you – at the best price.  Plus, your free same-day delivery includes our ‘Delivery Upon Approval Promise’ which means when we deliver your new mattress, you will have ample time to test and lay on it, before accepting delivery.  This is to ensure your new mattress exceeds your comfort and quality expectations.  If not, send it back – at absolutely no cost to you.

 

Best Way to Shop for a Mattress

Shopping online at Express Home Direct for a new mattress is fast, easy & convenient.  We've simplified, the often times, confusing mattress shopping experience.  Express Home Direct has created a simple-to-use process for anyone to use to help find their perfect mattress, even if they have no idea which mattress they're looking for.  Simply follow the steps below on how to use our exclusive Mattress Finder + Express Delivery process, to find your perfect mattress. 

  1. First make sure you start on our homepage www.expresshomedirect.com.
  2. Scroll down slightly so that our 'Mattress Finder + Express Delivery" is visible.
  3. Select your Mattress Size, from the drop down:  Not sure which size, check out our guide Shopping For a New Mattress.
  4. Select your mattress Firmness, from the drop down:  Firm, medium or soft.
  5. Select your mattress Package, from the drop down: Mattress Only or Mattress and Box Spring Set.
  6. Enter your delivery zip code, this way we we can display mattresses in your area for free Same-Day Delivery.
  7. Click, "Find My Mattress"

After you click, "Find My Mattress" you will be redirected to your results.  To make it easier for you, we provided additional filter options for you to choose from, to further limit your results and find the perfect mattress for you.  Ask us for our professional recommendation on which mattress to choose.  Since 1980, our world class Comfort Consultants have helped millions of customers find their perfect mattress, for the best night's sleep, at the lowest prices; guaranteed.  So go ahead, call us now (844) 659-5029 we're friendly and here to help you.  You also have the option of chatting with us or you can send us an email help@expresshomedirect.com

 

Mattress Comforts & Feel

Extra Firm Comfort & Feel Mattresses

Extra firm mattresses have the firmest comfort & feel to them.  These are the firmest mattresses made.  Extra firm mattresses have the least amount of additional padding & upholstery sewn in to the top of the mattress. This means that the top sleeping surface of the mattress is tightly woven with little to no "give" or "bounce."  Extra firm mattresses are for sleepers who enjoy sleeping on a very hard and firm sleep surface.  For a visual reference only, imagine comparing an extra firm mattress to laying down on a carpeted floor.  Some extra firm mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  Despite having less padding & cushioning layers, extra firm mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  

Most comfortable if you fall asleep:

  • On your stomach.  As a stomach sleeper, the least common of all sleep positions, extra firm mattresses provide enough support to keep your spine properly aligned, while you’re sleeping on your stomach.  As an added benefit some extra firm mattresses are constructed with internal layers of cushioning to further reduce pressure points on your stomach, ribs and chest.
  • On your back.  As a back sleeper you will benefit from extra firm mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Some extra firm mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points.

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Firm Comfort & Feel Mattresses

Firm mattresses have a firmer comfort & feel to them.  Firm mattresses have a lesser amount of additional padding & upholstery sewn in to the top of the mattress.  This means that the top sleeping surface of the mattress is tightly woven with little to no "give" or "bounce."  Firm mattresses are for sleepers who enjoy sleeping on a very hard and firm sleep surface.  For a visual reference only, imagine comparing a firm mattress to laying down on a carpeted floor.  Some firm mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  Despite having less padding & cushioning layers, firm mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  

Most comfortable if you fall asleep:

  • On your stomach.  As a stomach sleeper, the least common of all sleep positions, firm mattresses provide enough support to keep your spine properly aligned, while you’re sleeping on your stomach.  Some firm mattresses are constructed with internal layers of cushioning to further reduce pressure points on your stomach, ribs and chest.
  • On your back.  As a back sleeper you will benefit from firm mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Some firm mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points.

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Cushion Firm Comfort & Feel Mattresses

Cushion firm mattresses have a slightly firmer comfort & feel to them, however these are not the firmest mattresses made.  Cushion firm mattresses have a top sleeping surface that is woven to allow a slight "give" or "bounce."  The cushion firm comfort & feel is for sleepers who enjoy sleeping on a firm surface that offer some additional padding & upholstery sewn in to the top of the mattress.  It is not as firm as an extra firm and not as soft as a medium plush or soft mattress.  For a visual reference only, cushion firm mattresses compare to laying down on a shaggy carpet on top of a carpeted floor.  Some cushion firm mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  Cushion firm mattresses are available in several mattress styles such as euro top & pillow top.  Regardless of the mattress style, cushion firm mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  

Most comfortable if you fall asleep:

  • On your side.  As a side sleeper, the most common of all sleep positions, you will benefit from cushion firm mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Cushion firm mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points on your hips, shoulders and back.
  • On your stomach.  As a stomach sleeper, the least common of all sleep positions, cushion firm mattresses provide enough support to keep your spine properly aligned, while you’re sleeping on your stomach.  Most cushion firm mattresses are constructed with internal layers of cushioning to further reduce pressure points on your stomach, ribs and chest.
  • On your back.  As a back sleeper you will benefit from cushion firm mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Cushion firm mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points.

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Medium Comfort & Feel Mattresses

Medium mattresses have a medium comfort & feel to them.  Medium mattresses are also commonly referred to as, “plush” mattresses.  These mattresses are softer than a firm mattress, but firmer than a soft mattress.  The top sleeping surface of a medium mattress is not tightly woven and offers a “bouncy” feel that provides adequate "give."  This means that the mattress isn’t too hard or too soft.  Because of this, medium mattresses are the most popular mattress comfort & feel, enjoyed by the majority of sleepers.  It's the perfect balance of, "Not too hard & not too soft" as it’s right in between the firm and soft comfort & feel levels.  Medium mattresses offer the ideal compromise when you're sharing a mattress with a partner with different comfort & firmness preferences.  Interestingly enough, most 4-star and 5-star hotels have a medium comfort & feel mattress in their hotel rooms.  Majority of sleepers will find medium mattresses comfortable.  Most medium mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  Medium mattresses are available in several mattress styles such as plush, euro top & pillow top.  Regardless of the mattress style medium mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.

Most comfortable if you fall asleep:

  • On your side.  As a side sleeper, the most common of all sleep positions,  you will benefit from medium mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Medium mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points on your hips, shoulders and back.
  • On your back.  As a back sleeper you will benefit from medium mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Medium mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points.
  • On your stomach.  As a stomach sleeper, the least common of all sleep positions, medium mattresses provide enough support to keep your spine properly aligned, while you’re sleeping on your stomach.  Medium mattresses are constructed with internal layers of cushioning to further reduce pressure points on your stomach, ribs and chest.

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Soft Comfort & Feel Mattresses

Soft mattresses have a very soft comfort & feel to them.  These mattresses are the softest made.   Soft mattresses are softer than medium and firm mattresses.  The top sleeping surface of soft mattresses are sewn with the softest cushioning layers that cradle you while you sleep.  Soft mattresses are designed to give the “sleeping in a cloud” experience.  Soft mattresses contour your body while you sleep, giving you that luxury engulfed feeling.  Most soft mattresses are constructed to include multiple layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  Soft mattresses are available in several mattress styles such as, the most popular pillow top and super pillow top, but are also available in euro tops.  Regardless of the mattress style, soft mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.

Most comfortable if you fall asleep:

  • On your side.  As a side sleeper, the most common of all sleep positions, you will benefit from medium plush mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Medium plush mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points on your hips, shoulders and back.
  • On your back.  As a back sleeper you will benefit from medium plush mattresses since it provides overall proper spinal alignment & support.  Medium plush mattresses are constructed with internal conforming layers of memory foam or latex that contour to your unique body’s shape to further reduce pressure points.

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Mattress Styles

Plush Style Mattresses

The word “Plush” is given by mattress manufacturers and is typically associated with a medium comfort & feel.  The word “Plush” is used to describe a medium comfort mattress.  Plush mattresses normally have additional comfort layers that are sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  The majority of plush mattresses fall in to the medium feel and is the perfect balance of, "Not too hard & not too soft" as it’s right in between the firm and soft comfort & feel levels.  Plush mattresses offer the ideal compromise if you're sharing a mattress with a partner with different comfort & firmness preferences.  Plush mattresses are available in several sleep surface constructions, such as pillow tops, euro tops and super pillow tops that can make the mattress feel softer.  Regardless of the sleep surface construction, medium mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  Most medium mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  Interestingly enough, most 4-star and 5-star hotels have a medium mattress in their hotel rooms.  Majority of sleepers will find medium mattresses comfortable.  

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Pillow Top Style Mattresses

The word “Pillow Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  Pillow tops visually look like there’s an extra pillow sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Depending on the construction of the pillow top layer, pillow top mattresses are available in multiple comforts & feels, from extra firm to super soft and everything in between.  Pillow tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, pillow top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  You can choose how you want your pillow top mattress to feel by also selecting either the firm, medium or soft feel filter option.  

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Euro Top Style Mattresses

The word “Euro Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  Euro tops differ from pillow tops in comparison due to their construction.  Euro tops are sewn flush with the mattress, compared to pillow tops which are sewn on top of the mattress.  Euro tops visually look like there’s an extra pillow sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Depending on the construction of the euro top layer, euro top mattresses are available in multiple comforts & feels, from extra firm to super soft and everything in between.  Euro tops are also available in “Deluxe” or “Box Top” styles, which is simply another way to describe a euro top mattress with additional layers of comfort & padding.  Euro tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, euro top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  You can choose how you want your euro top mattress to feel by also selecting either the firm, medium or soft feel filter option.  Shopping for a euro top mattress is easy, you can simply shop euro top mattresses or select the euro top filter options.  

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Plush Pillow Top Style Mattress

The word “Pillow Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  The word “Plush” is given by mattress manufacturers and is typically associated with a medium comfort & feel.  When combining plush + pillow top to create a Plush pillow top, typically means a softer comfort & feel – because of the additional plush layers on the surface of the mattress.  However plush pillow tops can also be available in a medium comfort & feel.  Plush pillow tops differ from euro tops in comparison due to their construction.  Euro tops are sewn flush with the mattress, compared to pillow tops which are sewn on top of the mattress.  Plush pillow tops visually look like there’s an extra pillow sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Plush pillow tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, plush pillow top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  

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Super Plush Pillow Top Style Mattress

The word “Pillow Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  The word “Plush” is given by mattress manufacturers and is typically associated with a medium comfort & feel.  When combining super +plush + pillow top to create a super plush pillow top, usually means a softer comfort & feel – because of the additional plush layers on the surface of the mattress.  However super plush pillow tops can also be available in a medium comfort & feel.  Super plush pillow tops differ from euro tops in comparison due to their construction.  Euro tops are sewn flush with the mattress, compared to pillow tops which are sewn on top of the mattress.  Super plush pillow tops visually look like there’s an extra pillow sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Super plush pillow tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, super plush pillow top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep. 

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Plush Euro Pillow Top Style Mattress

The word “Euro Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  The word “Plush” is given by mattress manufacturers and is typically associated with a medium comfort & feel.  The word “Pillow Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  Plush euro pillow tops typically have a softer comfort & feel – because of the additional plush layers on the surface of the mattress.  However plush euro pillow tops can also be available in a medium comfort & feel.  Plush euro pillow tops differ from pillow tops in comparison due to their construction.  Plush euro tops are sewn flush with the mattress, compared to pillow tops which are sewn on top of the mattress.  Plush euro pillow tops visually look like there’s an extra pillow sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Plush euro pillow tops are also available in “Deluxe” or “Box Top” styles, which is simply another way to describe a plush euro pillow top mattress with additional layers of comfort & padding.  Plush euro pillow tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, plush euro pillow top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  

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Cushion Firm Plush Pillow Top Style Mattress

Cushion firm plush pillow tops combine the plush and cushion firm comfort & feel with the construction of a pillow top.  The word “Pillow Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  The word “Plush” is given by mattress manufacturers and is typically associated with a medium comfort & feel.  The word “Plush” is used to describe a medium comfort mattress.  Cushion firm plush pillow tops typically have a medium-firm comfort & feel to them.  Cushion firm plush pillow tops visually look like there’s an extra layer sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Cushion firm plush pillow tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, cushion firm plush pillow top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep. 

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Plush Euro Top Style Mattress

The word “Euro Top” is given by mattress manufacturers to describe additional comfort layers sewn in to the top of the mattresses’ sleep surface.  The word “Plush” is given by mattress manufacturers and is typically associated with a medium comfort & feel.  Plush euro tops typically have a medium comfort & feel; not too hard and not too soft.  Plush euro tops differ from pillow tops in comparison due to their construction.  Plush euro tops are sewn flush with the mattress, compared to pillow tops which are sewn on top of the mattress.  Plush euro tops visually look like there’s an extra pillow sewn in to the top of the mattress.  Plush euro tops are also available in “Deluxe” or “Box Top” styles, which is simply another way to describe a plush euro top mattress with additional layers of comfort & padding.  Plush euro tops can add a style of luxury to your mattress, since it gives the mattress a lofty premium appearance, with the additional inches added to the overall height of the mattress.  Regardless of the mattress style, plush euro top mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support that will ensure you receive the most comfortable best night's sleep.  You can choose how you want your euro top mattress to feel by also selecting either the firm, medium or soft feel filter option.

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Mattress Types

Innerspring Mattresses

Innerspring mattresses are traditional mattresses constructed with springs, also called “Coils” inside the mattress and are the most popular type of mattresses.  Innerspring mattresses contain coil systems with the purpose to provide support and align your spine, while you sleep.  The biggest advantage of innerspring mattresses is that they are available in every size and offer every comfort & firmness level – from extra firm to ultra-soft and every firmness in between.  This is because with innerspring mattresses, manufacturers include additional layers, above the innerspring coil system, for support such as memory foam, gel foam & latex that greatly improve the comfort, support and temperature regulating features of your mattress – making innerspring mattresses exceptionally comfortable and provide relief from back pain and painful pressure points.  Another reason many sleepers prefer the innerspring mattress to a memory foam mattress.  The majority of mattresses are manufactured with an internal coil system as this is the leading technology, which over the last 100 years has been greatly improved and enhanced, through research & development.  Innerspring mattress technology has advanced.  Advancements in the type of coils, the shape of the coils, the gauge of coils and also the number of coils in your mattress, innerspring systems have passed the test of time.   Innerspring coil systems are typically manufactured from steel which provide exceptional contouring and back support.  Over the years many coil systems that have been developed with unique high-end features such as wrapped or pocketed coils which reduce motion transfer among sleepers changing sleep positions and Microcoils, which are a 2nd set of smaller coils closer to the mattresses’ sleep surface that provides exceptional pressure-relief.  Innerspring mattresses typically are amongst the longest lasting parts of a mattress and should outlast most memory foam mattresses. 

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Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses have become more popular recently, also known as visco-elastic foam, memory foam mattresses are mattresses that are manufactured without a steel innerspring coil system.  Instead, memory foam mattresses are manufactured with combining several layers of different types of foam.  Memory foam mattresses are very comfortable as well, they provide relief from back pain and painful pressure points.  Memory foam mattresses uses your body’s heat to activate the memory foam which molds to the shape of your unique body – providing exceptional pressure relief & comfort.  Memory foam was first designed by NASA in the 1960’s and developed to counteract extreme pressure astronauts felt when exiting and entering earth’s atmosphere.  Memory foam contours to the shape of your body for optimal spinal alignment, evenly distributes body weight to reduce pressure, reduces motion transfer between sleep partners moving and can reduce allergic symptoms since dust mites cannot get in to the mattress.  For those that are looking for pressure-relieving memory foam but prefer the additional support of traditional coils the alternative is innerspring mattresses – where most are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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Gel Memory Foam Mattresses

Gel memory foam mattresses have become more popular recently, also known as visco-elastic foam, memory foam mattresses are mattresses that are manufactured without a steel innerspring coil system.  Gel memory foam mattresses are similar to memory foam mattresses, the difference being gel memory foam is infused with gel.  Gel foam in mattresses offers a cooler sleep.  Gel memory foam is able to provide a cooler sleep by drawing heat away from the body.  Gel memory foam mattresses are manufactured with combining several layers of different types of foam.  Gel memory foam mattresses are very comfortable as well, they provide relief from back pain and painful pressure points.  Gel memory foam mattresses molds to the shape of your unique body – providing exceptional pressure relief & comfort.  Memory foam was first designed by NASA in the 1960’s and developed to counteract extreme pressure astronauts felt when exiting and entering earth’s atmosphere.  Gel memory foam contours to the shape of your body for optimal spinal alignment, evenly distributes body weight to reduce pressure, reduces motion transfer between sleep partners moving and can reduce allergic symptoms since dust mites cannot get in to the mattress.  For those that are looking for pressure-relieving & cooling gel memory foam but prefer the additional support of traditional coils the alternative is innerspring mattresses – where most are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses are among the most popular type of mattress.  Hybrid mattresses blend layers of advanced memory foam technology with legendary innerspring coil systems for a combination of “the best of both worlds.”  Hybrid mattresses is the ideal option for those who are looking to take advantage of the latest memory technology but prefer the support of traditional innerspring coil systems.  Hybrid mattresses can offer contouring memory foam features such as, gel-infused memory foams, which pulls heat away from your body and dissipates, allowing for a cooler more comfortable sleep.  And combine these features with a supportive coil system such as, wrapped or pocketed coils which reduce motion transfer for undisturbed sleep and contour to your body’s natural shape for a more supportive, comfortable sleep (wrapped or pocketed coils are springs wrapped individually in a sleeve made of fabric.   What this does is allow each spring to react to your body weight independently, instead of all springs moving together – which reduces movement, so you won’t feel your partner move.  Wrapped of pocketed coils also have another advantage that allows for a more unique contouring of your body’s natural shape, providing superior support, pressure-relief and correct spinal alignment for a more comfortable, restful sleep).

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Latex Mattresses

Latex mattresses are highly sought after because of their natural elements & generally superior body conforming, when compared to memory foams.  Latex mattresses are available in natural latex, synthetic and hybrid varieties, all with their unique advantages.  Latex mattresses are specially crafted, natural latex is super comfortable and exceptionally durable.  Latex mattresses do an exceptional job at conforming to your body’s unique curves to avoid pressure points, while properly supporting the alignment of your spine – for outstanding comfort and sleep.  Latex mattresses offers the best in back support & comfort.  Latex mattresses naturally sleep cooler and don’t trap as much heat as memory foam can sometimes do.   Most latex mattresses are super durable and can last up to 20 years, without ever needing to be flipped.  100% latex mattresses are generally more expensive than traditional mattresses, however by selecting a hybrid mattress that features a layer of latex on the sleep surface you can take advantage of the benefits of latex and save money.  Major benefits of a latex mattress are exceptional body contouring, support and superior pressure-relief – making latex mattresses extremely comfortable.  

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2-Sided / Double-Sided Mattresses

2-Sided, or sometimes called, “Double sided” mattresses are mattress than can be flipped over and slept on.  2-sided mattresses were once the industry standard, however within the last 15 years, advancements in mattress technology, one-sided mattresses have become the majority or mattresses manufactured.   There are a few reasons for this; mattresses are now primarily made with all the features, benefits and technologies built in to one-side to help reduce costs, which saves you money, improve quality and construction, for improved sleep benefits and to lower maintenance, so there’s no need to flip your mattress, saving you a hassle.   Because of this most mattresses cannot be turned over.  There are still several mattress manufacturers that build 2-sided mattresses, because some customers still prefer to flip their mattresses.  Many hotel mattresses are 2-sided, and customers who enjoy their stay and sleep on a hotel mattress, also prefer a 2-sided mattress because of this.  In some cases, 2-sided mattresses have different feels on each side.  One side can be firm and one side can be soft.  Years ago, when customers purchased a mattress and wanted something either firmer or softer, they could simply flip the mattress over to the other side. 

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Mattress-In-A-Box Mattresses

Mattresses-in-a-box is exactly that.  With new technologies in vacuum and roll packing, some mattress manufacturers are able to compress their mattress, roll it up and fit it in to a box.  This box can then be shipped to your door.  Once the mattress is shipped and delivered to your home you carry it and un-box the mattress, setting it up in to the room of your choice.  Mattress-in-a-box are available in many sizes with many comfort and construction options.  These mattresses can be memory foam, hybrids or innerspring mattresses.  These mattress-in-a-box mattresses can also be made with premium features, such as gel-infused memory foam and/or latex.  

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Mattress Sizes

Twin (Single) Size Mattresses

Twin size mattresses, also known as single mattress, is an industry standard size with the dimensions measuring 39” x 75” inches in length & width.  It’s the smallest adult mattress size (crib mattresses are smaller).  Twin size mattresses are available in all comforts & firmness feels and in different heights.  Typically best suited for children, however teenagers & adults less than 6’ feet tall, can also sleep comfortably.  Twin size mattresses because of its small size can fit in to virtually any size bedroom, guest room or dorm room.  Twin size mattresses are also great for daybeds and guest beds.  Twin size mattresses are also the most affordable, since they’re the smallest size.  Purchased a premium mattress topper separately and you can turn your new affordable twin size mattress in to a lavish sleep haven.  Some twin size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.  

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Twin XL Size Mattresses

Twin XL size mattresses, also known as twin long or twin extra-long, is an industry standard size with the dimensions measuring 39” x 80” inches in length & width.  It’s similar to the standard twin size, the only difference being it is 5” inches longer (head to toe).  Twin XL size mattresses are available in all comforts & firmness feels and in different heights.  Best suited for teenagers & taller adults.  Two (2) Twin XL size mattresses vertically side-by-side have almost the same dimensions as a standard king size mattress.  Best used as part of a dual-comfort sleep system, with each twin xl mattress being a different comfort i.e. left side firm, right side soft.  This allows for a wide choice of firmness combinations, so that each sleeper has their own comfort & feel preference.  Another benefit of the twin xl mattress is that they are adjustable base compatible & frequently used on adjustable bases, allowing for each twin xl mattress to be placed on top of an independently controlled adjustable base, with remote controls, so that each sleeper can adjust their own elevation as well.  This is the perfect solution for couples that not only have different comfort preferences but that also want a unique luxury sleep experience.  Most twin xl size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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Full (Double) Size Mattresses

Full size mattresses, also known as a double mattress, is an industry standard size with the dimensions measuring 54” x 75” inches in length & width.  Full size mattresses are available in all comforts & firmness feels and in different heights.  Full size mattresses are an excellent choice for growing children & teenagers.  Single sleepers and adults can also take advantage of a full size mattress, since it allows 54” inches of personal space, without taking up as much room as a queen size mattress for smaller rooms.  Since full size mattresses are smaller in dimensions compared to a queen size, typically full size mattresses are priced less than a queen, although this is not always the case.  This means you can take advantage of all the features that are available in a bigger queen size mattress, in a less expensive and slightly smaller full size dimension.  It is also very popular among bigger dorm rooms, with enough space for a full size mattress.  Most full size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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Queen Size Mattresses

Queen size mattresses are the most popular mattress size.  Queen size mattresses is an industry standard size with the dimensions measuring 60” x 80” inches in length & width.  It is the most affordable size for 2 sleepers sharing a mattress since typically king sizes, which are bigger in dimension, are priced higher, however this is not always the case.  A queen size mattress is bigger than a full size mattress and smaller than a king size mattress.  Queen size mattresses are typically best suited for couples who share a mattress, since queen size mattresses provide each sleeper with 30” inches or nearly 3’ feet of personal sleep space, or for single sleepers who love to sprawl out.  Queen size mattresses are perfect for master bedrooms but can also be used in spare bedrooms and guest bedrooms.  Queen size mattresses are available in all comforts & firmness feels and in different heights.  Most queen size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.   Regardless of the construction, queen size mattresses provide outstanding comfort with proper spinal support.

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King Size Mattresses

King size mattresses, also known as “Eastern King” size mattresses, is an industry standard size with the dimensions measuring 76” x 80” inches in length & width.  It is the largest standard mattress size.  Ideally for 2 sleepers sharing the mattress, king size mattresses offer 38” or more than 3’ feet of personal sleep space.  King size mattresses provide the most spacious comfort for sleepers.  Enough space for even a child or family pet to fit as well.  Being the largest industry mattress size, typically king size mattress are priced the highest in comparison to other mattress sizes, however this isn’t always the case.  King size mattresses are an excellent choice for your master bedroom, for you to build your own sleep oasis.  King size mattresses can also be used in spare bedrooms and guest rooms, so that your guests can also “Sleep like a king.”  King size mattresses are available in all comforts & firmness feels and in different heights.  Most queen size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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Split King Size Mattresses

Split king size mattresses, also known as “Split Eastern King” size mattresses are similar to king size mattresses, except the mattress is “Split” vertically down the middle, offering 2 separate mattresses & sleeping surfaces.  Split king size mattresses is an industry standard size with the dimensions of each split king mattress measuring 38” x 80” inches in length & width.  Best used as part of a dual-comfort sleep system, with each split king mattress being a different comfort i.e. left side firm, right side soft.  This allows for a wide choice of firmness combinations, so that each sleeper has their own comfort & feel preference.  Another benefit of the split king mattress is that they are adjustable base compatible & frequently used on adjustable bases, allowing for each split king mattress to be placed on top of an independently controlled adjustable base, with remote controls, so that each sleeper can adjust their own elevation as well.  This is the perfect solution for couples that not only have different comfort preferences but that also want a unique luxury sleep experience.  Most split king size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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California King Size Mattresses

California King Size mattresses, is typically shortened to just Cal king.  Cal king size mattresses are also known as “Western King” size mattresses, is an industry standard size with the dimensions measuring 72” x 84” inches in length & width.  The California king size mattress has a narrower width but longer length than the eastern king size mattress.  Cal king size mattresses are a better option for taller sleepers.  Ideally for 2 sleepers sharing the mattress, king size mattresses offer 36” or 3’ feet of personal sleep space.  California king size mattresses provide spacious comfort for sleepers.  Enough space for even a child or family pet to fit as well.  Being a larger mattress size, typically California king size mattress are priced the highest in comparison to other mattress sizes, however this isn’t always the case.  Cal king size mattresses are an excellent choice for your master bedroom, for you to build your own sleep oasis.  Cal king size mattresses can also be used in spare bedrooms and guest rooms, so that your guests can also “Sleep like a king.”  Cal King size mattresses are available in all comforts & firmness feels and in different heights.  Most Cal King size mattresses are constructed to include layers of memory foam or latex that provide additional conforming, pressure-relief and temperature regulating properties, for a more comfortable deeper sleep.

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Box Springs & Foundations

9” Standard Height Box Springs

Standard box springs, are a foundation upon which mattresses are placed on top of.  Also referred to as, “High Profile” or “High Pro” standard height box springs comes in an industry standard height of 9” inches.  Just as important as your new mattress, the correct box spring will greatly increase your mattresses sleep benefits.  Standard box springs are constructed from a wooden frame, covered with a fabric that matches your mattress and includes support springs inside.  The springs inside your box spring act as a shock absorber to reduce the wear of your mattress.  The purpose of your box spring is to create a firm flat structure that supports your mattress and ensures that the proper support is used so that your mattress performs perfectly, as the manufacturer intended, providing you with the best night’s sleep, over the course of your mattresses’ lifetime.  In addition standard box springs raise the height of your mattress, making it easier to get in and out of bed.  Purchasing a box spring with your mattress at the same time is sometimes required by mattress manufacturer’s warranties.  Some mattress manufacturer warranties are voided, if it’s found that your mattress isn’t being supported adequately with a proper box spring.  Choosing the height of your box spring depends on the height of your mattress and whether it’ll make it easier to get in & out of bed.

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5” Low Profile Box Springs

Low profile box springs, are a foundation upon which mattresses are placed on top of.  Also referred to as, “Low Profile” or “Low Pro”, low profile box springs comes in an industry standard height of 5” inches.  Just as important as your new mattress, the correct box spring will greatly increase your mattresses sleep benefits.  Low profile box springs are constructed from a wooden frame, covered with a fabric that matches your mattress and includes support springs inside.  The springs inside your box spring act as a shock absorber to reduce the wear of your mattress.  The purpose of your box spring is to create a firm flat structure that supports your mattress and ensures that the proper support is used so that your mattress performs perfectly, as the manufacturer intended, providing you with the best night’s sleep, over the course of your mattresses’ lifetime.  In addition low profile box springs lower the height of your mattress, making it easier to get in and out of bed.  Purchasing a box spring with your mattress at the same time is sometimes required by mattress manufacturer’s warranties.  Some mattress manufacturer warranties are voided, if it’s found that your mattress isn’t being supported adequately with a proper box spring.  Choosing the height of your box spring depends on the height of your mattress and whether it’ll make it easier to get in & out of bed.

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Split Box Springs

Split box springs are box springs that are split vertically down the middle.  Split box springs are standard when you purchase a king size or Cal king size mattress set.  The reason split box springs are standard on king size & Cal King size mattresses is because of the dimensions.  Standard size king and Cal king mattresses have the ability to bend or gently fold to get through narrow, tight spaces, doorways and entryways.  Because box springs are constructed from wood and steel, they are not able to bend or fold without being damaged and will not be able to fit through narrow, tight spaces, doorways and entryways.  By splitting the box springs in to 2 smaller pieces, it allows for easy maneuverability in narrow spaces, doorways and entryways.  Split box springs are sometimes available in full size and queen size depending on the mattress manufacturer.  Split box springs are constructed from a wooden frame, covered with a fabric that matches your mattress and includes support springs inside.  The springs inside your box spring act as a shock absorber to reduce the wear of your mattress.  The purpose of your box spring is to create a firm flat structure that supports your mattress and ensures that the proper support is used so that your mattress performs perfectly, as the manufacturer intended, providing you with the best night’s sleep, over the course of your mattresses’ lifetime.  In addition split box springs are available in standard height 9” inches or low profile height 5” inches and can raise or lower the height of your mattress, making it easier to get in and out of bed.  Purchasing a box spring with your mattress at the same time is sometimes required by mattress manufacturer’s warranties.  Some mattress manufacturer warranties are voided, if it’s found that your mattress isn’t being supported adequately with a proper box spring.  Choosing the height of your box spring depends on the height of your mattress and whether it’ll make it easier to get in & out of bed.

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