Mattress Myth buster
ttress Myths Common claims that haven’t held up in our tests:
Myth...The More Coils, the Better Throughout the years we tested have 460 to 1,000 coils. But even if one mattress has more coils than another, the coils could be made of thinner-gauge wire, or even a different configuration. Some of the configurations are names such as Bonnell (hourglass type), continuous wire, offset, wrapped, and individually pocketed springs. None of those is inherently better. Everybody is different, so they way it supports you is how to determine which is the best one.
Myth...Gel Provides a Cooler Sleep Logic tells us that gel is cool to the touch, but with in seconds it matches our body temperature so unless you want to move every few seconds that is not the reason I would buy a bed. It is noteworthy however, overall, our tests have shown that innerspring mattresses containing gel did tend to sleep slightly cooler, but the reverse was true with gel-infused foam beds. Gel is a great aid in giving you consistent support.
Forget About Comparison Shopping If you like a mattress at one store and ask elsewhere for something similar, you’re likely be steered toward a same-brand mattress but a different name or even cover. There is there are a few things that do not change from frome mattress store to mattress store, stitch pattern on the top, height, and type of coils, coil count, construction, components, and firmness. Mattress makers offer some mattress names nationally, but when those brands are sold through major chains such as Macy’s or Mattress Firm, they’re typically exclusive to those chains. However there beds that have same construction at smaller stores, usually for a lower price. Remember, a Sealy Posturepedic is a Sealy Posturepedic and it will say it on the bed. If it just say sealy, it is still a great bed but it is not a Posturepedic.
Shopping Tips Lie Down It is best to lie down on any mattress you are considering. You are unique and know else can tell you want is the best bed for you. It is best to dress as close as you can to what you were to bed (other then nothing...please wear closes) wear loose clothes, and shoes you can slip off. Make yourself comfortable, and remember the perfect mattress is about you, not me so never feel pressure. Salespeople should expect you to take your time. Once we have helped you find the mattress with proper support and comfort. Please spend at least 5 or 10 minutes on each side and on your back (your stomach, too, if that’s a preferred sleeping position). Panelists who took beds home for a month-long trial rarely changed the opinion they formed after the first night. Shopping online or at a warehouse club? Tryouts aren’t usually an option, so checking return policies before you buy is extra-important.
Comfort exchange Make sure the store offers a refund or credit toward another mattress. Return periods, often called “comfort guarantees,” range from a couple of weeks to 120 days. Some retailers, including Macy’s and Sears, charge a 15 percent restocking fee. Some sellers provide free pickup if you want a refund or an exchange, but otherwise, you’ll have to pay for it—or cart the mattress to the store. Macy’s, for example, charges an $85 pickup fee. And you’ll be responsible for any damage.
Understand the Warranty It can range from 10 to 25 years and covers only manufacturing defects such as sagging and loose or broken coil wires. Coverage is sometimes prorated, meaning that it decreases over time.
On Delivery Day Never accept delivery without inspecting the mattress (and the box spring, if you buy one) for stains and other damage. Also be sure that the mattress has a label that states “all-new material” before you send the driver on his way. If it’s not there, refuse delivery. And keep it on afterward in case you have to file a warranty claim in the future. If you bought a bed-in-a-box, inspect the mattress as soon as you unroll it. Call customer service immediately if something appears to be wrong with the mattress or if it's dirty. Take a few photos with your smartphone in case the customer service representative asks for proof of the damage.