We’ve all experienced weeks when we feel tired throughout the day, even when we’ve had a full 7 to 10 hours of sleep. Better sleep starts with your mattress and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. Belfort Furniture’s Mattress Showroom features the Washington, DC area's largest selection of brand name mattress like Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns and Foster and Serta iComfort. All of these brands offer a variety of options to fit your needs and your budget. We’d love to help you get a better night’s sleep. Our knowledgeable sales staff has the tools to help you determine which mattress is ideal for you whether you sleep on your side, back or stomach . Read through some of our top mattress tips below.
How do I know when it’s time for a new mattress?
A valley or sagging has developed within the mattress
Your mattress makes creaking noises
Edges are soft and have lost support
Waking up sore or stiff in the morning
Recurring back pain
Current mattress is 7-10 or more years old
You are always tired in the morning
Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning
Irritable and unable to concentrate
What type of mattress should I get?
Innerspring – Innerspring mattresses are the most common construction and have been around for years. Constructed with a spring zone and a comfort layer, the springs provide support where needed, while the top layer provides cushion and comfort to the touch. A variety of materials are used for different levels of the comfort layer. Innerspring mattresses can vary from extra firm to extra plush.
Memory Foam – Constructed to mold to your body by responding to body heat and pressure, memory foam mattresses create a custom designed sleep setting for you. Distributing body weight evenly allows for a comfortable position, no matter which way you lie. Memory foam mattresses will return to their original shape once pressure is removed. This is a great option for comfortable, restful sleep that relieves pain. Consider stopping in and taking a sleep test on a Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress.
Gel Memory Foam – This latest innovation in mattresses is quickly rising in popularity. Gel mattresses, like Optimum by Sealy collections and Serta iComfort collections, conform to your body and provide a cooling sensation. A comfortable night's sleep is perfect for you from the moment you lie down.
Mattresses have evolved from burlap bags to memory foam and gel – read our post about the history of mattresses to learn some great facts.
Ask Questions! If you have questions, be sure to contact our Belfort team members. All of our sales and design consultants have been professionally trained and are very knowledgeable on all the various mattress types. Most importantly, always try out a mattress before you purchase.