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Tips for Buying a Mattress Online

MattressMany people believe that the only way to buy a mattress is to go into the store and try it themselves, but you’d be surprised at how effective shopping online for a mattress can actually be. Buying online is a great way to save money, find a great mattress and avoid the hassle of heading to a mattress store. Here are some tips for making the most of your online mattress shopping experience:

Analyze Your Needs

Do you like a firm mattress or something a little softer? Most people know what they find comfortable even before they start mattress shopping. Generally larger people prefer a firmer mattress since it supports their increased weight better. The position you sleep in also has impact on the type of mattress you’ll prefer.

One way to determine what type of mattress you might like is to think about the mattress you already have. Is it firm or soft? Do you like the firmness or would you change if you could?

Explore Your Options

Once you have a generally idea of the mattress firmness you prefer, you can start shopping. You’ll find that many mattresses are available in multiple firmness options. If you need the support of a firm mattress but prefer something a little softer you might find that a memory foam mattress topper can help.

There are several different types of mattresses available: latex, memory foam and innerspring. Latex mattresses are great for those that are sensitive to dirt and dust. They last a long time and are very durable. Memory foam is one of the most comfortable mattress types available. These mattresses mold to your unique body shape providing custom comfort all night long. Traditional innerspring mattress are another great option. Any of these mattress styles will typically work well on an adjustable bed base. Whatever you choose, protect it with a mattress protector.

Get Help

If you are having trouble deciding on the right mattress for your body type, consider getting help. Here at MyLuxuryMattress.com we are happy to work with you to determine a good fit for your body and lifestyle. Give us a call and let us help you find a great mattress online. You’ll find that shopping online is one of the most convenient ways to buy a new mattress.

Do I Need a Mattress Topper?

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There are generally two questions when it comes to purchasing a mattress topper.  The first is “Do I even need a mattress topper?”  The second, of course, is “What kind of mattress topper do I need?”  The answer to both is, it depends.  First of all, a mattress topper can never hurt, but getting the wrong one for your needs could make it less effective.  They generally serve 3 purposes, therefore there are three different reasons you might need one, and which type you need depends on your reason for needing one in the first place.

Protection

A mattress topper can offer protection for your mattress to help it last longer.  The key when this is your reasoning is to not take away from your mattress.  If you want it to last, then it is likely a great mattress that you do not want to be ruined by rips, tears, or stains.  For this purpose, you want a thin cover that is water resistant, offer little padding, and definitely not plastic or rubber.  They do make cloth mattress pads that resist water, and they can be thrown in the washing machine.  They will protect your mattress from dust, and they will still allow you to enjoy the comfort that caused you to make the purchase in the first place.

Comfort

If you have found yourself with a less than comfortable mattress, whether due to lack of budget or simply a poor decision, certain mattress toppers can help.  A memory foam mattress topper of around 1″ to 2″ thickness is a cost effective solution that can transform an uncomfortable mattress to a luxurious sleeping surface quickly and easily.

Longevity

This is not the same as the protection purpose, though it is very similar.  While you want to protect a new mattress, you may want to keep using your older mattress, previously unprotected, longer.  A mattress topper can definitely help with this.  An egg crate or memory foam topper either one will work.  They will form a shield between the older mattress with any stains, dust, rips, or tears and you as you sleep.  This can help you get by until you can get a new mattress.

Mattress toppers are a convenient, lower cost way to improve your sleeping surface if getting a new mattress is not currently possible.  They can add protection and comfort, as well as making a less than desirable mattress last just a little longer.

Do You Need Special Sheets for Your Adjustable Bed?

SheetsNothing feels better than a new set of sheets, especially if those sheets are on an adjustable bed. If you are new to the adjustable bed scene you may be wondering what type of sheets you need to purchase. Can you use standard sheets with your adjustable bed or do you need something special?

Standard Sheets Will Fit

Most adjustable bases fit standard sized mattress. This means that regular sheets will generally easily fit your mattress. However, things get a little trickier when you start adjusting the bed. As the head and foot of the bed move, the sheets move also and can pop off the corners and ends of the bed. Many adjustable bed owners find that constantly fixing their sheets can quickly become a hassle.

With an adjustable bed it is important to choose sheets with plenty of room. Sheets that are overly tight will pop off much more easily than sheets that are roomier. Additionally when the elastic starts to wear out, the problem can get worse.

You don’t need special sheets, but you probably want to choose your sheets carefully, especially if you are going to use standard sheets. Purchase sheets for your particular bed size; don’t make the mistake of buying sheets that are too large. Simply look for sheets that are a little roomier and replace them when the elastic starts to wear.

Adjustable Bed Sheets Are Available

If you don’t want to use standard sheets, special adjustable bed sheets are available. These sheets are designed to work with an adjustable bed and are generally a little roomier than standard sheet sets. Some adjustable bed sheets also have other special features like a fitted end on the flat sheet to keep things together a little more or special clasps to hold things in place. Adjustable bed sheets do tend to be more expensive than standard sheets

If you’re wondering, “Do I need special sheets for my adjustable bed?” the answer is no, but you might find that you like them. One thing we definitely recommend though no matter what type of sheets you choose is a mattress protector to help keep your mattress clean.

Keep Your Mattress Looking Like New Longer

MattressA new mattress is a big investment and it is important to take care of it so it will last as long as possible. With the proper care (and a quality mattress of course) you can expect your investment to last many years. Here are some tips for keeping your mattress looking like new longer:

Protect Your Mattress

Protecting your mattress with a quality mattress protector is one of the best ways to keep your mattress looking great. A mattress protector is a cover for your mattress, kind of like a pillowcase, and it keeps your mattress safe from spills, dirt, dust mites and more. You can easily wash a mattress cover whenever you like; believe me, it’s much easier to clean a cover than a mattress. If for some reason your mattress protector wears out or gets stained, you can replace it for less than a hundred dollars, much cheaper than a new mattress.

Clean It

In addition to protecting your mattress, you should clean it regularly. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning or simply sprinkle with baking soda and vacuum it up a few days later. Cleaning your mattress will remove smells, dirt and moisture and will help keep your mattress looking like new.

Proper Care Extends Mattress Life

It is also important to take care of your mattress. Using the right bed frame is essential. For example if you have an adjustable bed, you will want to choose a compatible mattress, like a latex or memory foam mattress (some innerspring mattresses work too). Even if you don’t have an adjustable bed, use a bed frame. This keeps your mattress up off the floor and helps it to stay clean. Basic bed frames are quite affordable if you can’t spend the money on something fancy.

Isn’t it time you got a new mattress? Once you do make sure that you protect it. A mattress is a big investment and the proper care will ensure that you get many nights of great sleep on your new mattress. If you have any questions or if you need help choosing a new mattress, contact us.

Bedwetting and Your Child’s Mattress- What You Need to Know

Mattress ProtectorBedwetting is one of those difficulties of being a parent. There is nothing glamorous about changing the sheets in the middle of the night because your little one had an accident. But, bedwetting isn’t just inconvenient as a parent, if you aren’t careful it can ruin your child’s mattress.

How to Protect Your Child’s Mattress from Bedwetting

It is important to protect your child’s mattress from exposure to urine if they tend to have nighttime accidents. Even if your child usually does pretty well, mattress protection is still a good idea. One of the best ways to protect your mattress is to use a mattress protector. Basically it’s a cover that will go over the mattress protecting it from stains, spills, dirt, dust mites and of course, bedwetting.
Mattress protectors are quite affordable, much less expensive than a new mattress, and can be thrown in to the wash quickly should an accident occur. One extra step when you make the bed can save your mattress and greatly extend its life.

Don’t Forget Your Bed

Don’t just protect your child’s mattress; if they ever come and sleep in your bed, you’ll want to protect your mattress too, especially if you have a memory foam mattress. We recommend using mattress protectors for every bed in the house. They help your mattress to last longer and stay clean and who doesn’t want that? Protecting your mattress means that you won’t have to worry if your little one does climb in to your bed in the middle of the night.

If There is an Accident

If there is an accident, try to clean it up as quickly as possible, especially if urine has gotten on the mattress. Use a spot cleaner and if needed steam clean your mattress when you can. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the care instructions for your mattress so you’ll know exactly what you can and can’t do in regards to clean-up.
For a mattress to last a long time it needs to be kept clean and protected from moisture and dirt. If you have a child that wets the bed, a mattress protector isn’t optional; it is essential if you want your mattress to last.

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Mattress

MattressHow do you feel in the morning when you wake up? If you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day, your mattress is probably doing well, but if you are sore and achy, it might time to replace it. If it’s been while since your last new mattress, consider getting a new one. You’ll sleep better, have more energy and improve your health. If you aren’t sure if your mattress is good or not, here are five signs you might need to replace your mattress:

You Wake Up Feeling Sore

Like I just mentioned, the way you feel when you wake up is a good indicator of how well your mattress is working. A good mattress will provide your body with support, helping you to feel rested in the morning. If you are tired and achy, there might be a problem. We recommend memory foam mattresses if you want to reduce aches and pains. They custom mold to your body and relieve pressure and reduce pain. With a memory foam mattress you’ll wake up feeling great every single day.

It’s Been Awhile

Most mattress manufacturers recommend replacing your mattress every seven years or so. Mattresses deteriorate over time, and a great mattress years ago may no longer provide the support your body needs. Of course, this isn’t a definitive window of replacement. The length of time a mattress will last depends on many factors. For example latex mattresses are known for their durability. Mattresses that aren’t used regularly or that are particularly high quality may also last longer.

Your Mattress Looks Worn Out

If your mattress is sagging, dirty, lumpy or looks worn out, it might be time for a change. One of the best ways to protect your mattress and extend its life is to use a mattress protector. This will keep your mattress looking like new longer.

Your Allergies Are Acting Up

If you have allergies it is important to keep your mattress clean. An old mattress may irritate your allergies, especially if dust mites build up. Using a mattress protector can keep dust mites out of your mattress, but if it does become a problem, consider getting a new one.

You Want to Improve Your Quality of Sleep

Even if you have a newer mattress, you may want to replace it to improve your quality of sleep. Memory foam mattresses are some of the most comfortable around. You’ll love how they make you feel. A new adjustable bed is also a great nighttime treat. One night in an adjustable bed with a memory foam mattress and you’ll never want to sleep in your old bed again.
If you want to feel better and sleep great, get a new mattress. It might be an investment, but you are worth it. After all you spend a lot of time in bed.

Cleaning Tips for Your Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Memory Foam TopperA memory foam mattress topper is a great way to add the comfort of memory foam to any bed. Simply place the topper on top of your old mattress and start enjoying a more comfortable sleep in minutes. A few weeks ago we shared mattress cleaning tips, but if you are using a memory foam topper, you may be wondering how to best keep it clean. Here are some tips for cleaning your memory foam mattress topper so you can have a comfortable and clean sleep each night.

Use Your Vacuum

One of the quickest and easiest ways to clean your mattress topper is with a vacuum. Simply use the hose and the soft brush attachment to suck away dirt and other debris. You may find it easiest to vacuum your topper while it’s still on your bed.

Rinse It Off

Most memory foam can get wet, which means that you can hose it off. Vacuum the topper first and then lay it out on a clean surface so you can spray it clean. You may need to pretreat stains with a stain removal solution. Make sure that you carefully read your mattress topper care instructions first to avoid damaging your mattress.
One your spray your foam clean, you will need to let it dry thoroughly. Gently squeeze out any extra water and then let dry. Keep the topper lying flat as it dries to avoid changing or distorting the shape.

Dry Cleaning

Another potential option is to have your memory foam mattress topper professionally dry cleaned. This can work well depending on the type of topper you have and your dry cleaners expertise. Talk with them before dropping off your topper to make sure that it can be safely cleaned.

Protect It

Protecting your mattress topper will reduce the amount of cleaning needed. Consider using a mattress protector to keep your mattress and topper clean. This is a great way to reduce allergies and extend the life of your purchase.
A memory foam mattress topper is a great way to get a good night’s sleep. Keep your topper clean and fresh using these helpful tips. I know I certainly sleep better when my bed and my sheets are fresh and clean.

How Can I Clean My Mattress?

Latex or Memory Foam MattressWhen was the last time you cleaned your mattress? The average mattress can be used for anywhere from five to eight years depending on the mattress and the way you use it. During this time many people just put on the sheets and don’t worry about regular mattress cleaning, but even the best mattress can benefit from a good cleaning every now and then.

Wash Sheets Regularly

Even when you aren’t giving your mattress a good cleaning, you should still change your sheets regularly. Some experts recommend changing your sheets weekly, while others recommend bi-weekly changes. However often you change your sheets make sure to wash them in hot water with plenty of detergent. Vinegar added to the wash works great for removing smells and germs.

Mattress Cleaning Tips

Washing your sheets regularly and using a mattress protector will help keep your mattress clean, but once in a while it can use a good clean too. To clean your mattress remove your sheets, mattress topper and mattress protector. Then sprinkle the bed with a light dusting of baking soda. Make your bed as normal. Leave the baking soda under the mattress to work its magic.

Over time the baking soda will absorb moisture and odors from your mattress. The next time you change your sheets simply vacuum up any baking soda residue and continue changing as normal. Make sure you put your mattress protector back on to keep your bed looking as good as new.

Deeper Mattress Cleaning

The simple baking soda trick works great most of the time, but occasionally you might need something more. You may be able to steam clean your latex or memory foam mattress. If you decide to steam clean your bed make sure that you read the care information for your mattress carefully to avoid causing any damage to your bed.

Nothing feels better than a fresh clean mattress and crisp sheets. If it’s been awhile since your last mattress cleaning pull out the baking soda and get to work. It just takes a few minutes, but can greatly improve your quality of sleep and can help your mattress to last longer.

What is the Difference Between a Mattress Pad, a Mattress Topper and a Mattress Protector?

Mattress protectorMattress pads, mattress toppers, mattress protectors: what are they and which one should you choose? All of these mattress covers serve the same basic purpose of protecting your mattress, but each is a little different. Let’s take a quick look at each so you can determine which is right for you.

Mattress Pads

Mattress pads are one of the most basic types of mattress cover. They are typically made of cloth and are placed directly over the mattress. They look a lot like a fitted sheet. Your sheet is then placed on top of the mattress pad. Mattress pads provide basic protection to your mattress. They typically aren’t waterproof or dustproof, but they can keep the mattress a little cleaner than it would be without one. Mattresses pads are easy to wash and very affordable. If you’re going to get a mattress pad, I’d recommend a mattress protector instead. It will keep your mattress cleaner longer.

Mattress Toppers

A mattress topper doesn’t protect your mattress much, rather it provides a little extra cushion and comfort. Many people that aren’t in a position to buy a memory foam mattress might purchase a memory foam topper instead. A mattress topper is placed directly over the mattress. A good topper can turn a regular innerspring mattress into a more comfortable sleeping experience. Good toppers are typically in the one to two hundred dollar range, and provide a lot of extra comfort. A topper can also provide extra support and back and neck pain relief. Some people use toppers to reduce the motion transfer felt when sharing a bed with another person. If you want a mattress topper that will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, choose the Chilipad. Protect your topper with a mattress protector.

Mattress Protectors

A mattress is a big investment and a mattress protector can help you keep it looking great. It can instantly extend the life of your mattress by protecting it from spills, stains, dirt, dust mites and more. A mattress protector is great if you suffer from allergies since it can reduce the amount of allergens inside of your mattress. Mattress protectors are easy to wash, comfortable and a great way to protect your mattress investment. You can even use a mattress protector under a mattress topper if you want protection and additional comfort.

Now that you better understand the differences between these mattress covers, head on over to our store and check out our selection. You’ll find a variety of great mattress covers including mattress toppers and mattress protectors.

Choosing Your Child’s First Mattress

Family on MattressGraduating from the crib into a big kid’s bed is a major life achievement for a little one. They are no longer a baby and are ready to start sleeping in a new bed. You could buy your child a cheap mattress that you will need to replace in a few years or you can take the opportunity to invest in a quality mattress for your child. After all if you like to sleep in a supportive, comfortable bed your child probably will too. Here are some tips for choosing a great mattress for your child.

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

It can be tempting to save a little money by purchasing a low cost mattress for your child, but it isn’t necessarily the best option. Growing bodies need support just as much as adult bodies do. A low cost mattress might not offer your child’s body the support it needs.

Another thing to avoid is passing down an old mattress to your child. The Better Sleep Council recommends making sure that your child’s mattress has enough support. When a mattress is too worn out for you to use, it probably isn’t comfortable for your child either. Your child needs quality sleep each night to help their growing mind and body to develop properly. Make sure that they have a comfortable innerspring or latex mattress to sleep on.

Look to the Future

What size bed should you buy for your child? A twin mattress is one of the most common mattress sizes for young children, but if you plan on having your child use this bed into their teen or college years you might want to buy a bigger bed. Think about how you plan on using this mattress now and in the coming years to choose a bed that will meet your needs for a long time.

Protect Your Investment

Now that you have selected a great new latex mattress, protect it and help it last. A mattress protector can keep your new mattress from dirt, stains, dust mites and nighttime accidents. We recommend using waterproof mattress cover on all children’s beds even if your child isn’t a bed wetter, just in case.

Don’t Forget the Pillows

As you find that perfect new mattress and bed for your little one, don’t forget the pillows and other bedding accessories. Pillows wear out too; now is a great time to pick up some new ones.

Choosing a great new latex mattress for your child will help them develop healthy sleep habits from a young age.