How can I tell if I need a new mattress?

If your bed is over 10 years old or if you are not enjoying a deep restful sleep each night, then it is probably time to change your mattress.

How long should my mattress last?

As a rule, your mattress should be well and truly retired after 15 to 20 years. However industry standards suggest that a mattress of 8 to 10 years of age is probably due for changing. There are several factors which impact on the life of the mattress such as the weight of the user and the amount of usage. Regular rotation of the mattress will prolong its life.

What are the different quilted finishes and which should I choose?

The quilted finishes available offer various levels of plushness and firmness. If the quilting pattern is smaller in size, a firmer feel will result and, in contrast, a larger pattern will usually feel plusher.

Does a mattress have to be firm for a good night's sleep?

No. The quality and construction of the spring unit within the mattress and base provides the support necessary to maintain the spine's alignment. Mattress firmness varies with different manufacturers. A mattress that gives you proper support will give you a better night's sleep regardless of how soft or hard it is.

What the experts say .... Richard D. Guyer, MD Associates Professor of Orthopedics: "I always recommend to my patients that they choose either the middle or upper middle of the line mattress . The firmest mattress is not necessarily the best, but one of the upper line mattresses will give more than adequate support."

Why do I need to rotate my mattress and how often should I do it?

We turn a mattress to minimize the effect of the indentations our sleeping body leaves in the layers of the upholstery. Manufacturers usually recommend that you turn your mattress every two weeks in the first three months then, once every two months thereafter. Remember that the handles are not intended to be used for turning; only use them to position the mattress on the base.