Customer Concerns About Buying A New Mattress. Is This You?

There are quite a few myths, questions, concerns, and even fears based around buying a new mattress. People in the market for a new mattress may not understand that the mattress they end up buying could affect more than just their sleep. Purchasing a mattress that fits your physical needs can improve your quality of life.

Several people are uneasy about buying a new mattress because it is such a large part of our lives. Our mattresses are to us as chargers are to our phones – it’s where we go to charge back up for the next day, so changing the platform in which your body rests on can be really nerve-racking.

When you think of purchasing a mattress, what are your concerns? You would be surprised how many other people have similar hesitations. Below are some customer concerns that July’s edition of Sleep Savvy came up with – can you relate?

 

  1. 1.   Knowing when to replace your mattress

Consumers need help identifying when to replace their mattresses.

  • “I usually replace (my mattress) when there are holes in it or it sags so bad I can’t sleep”
  • “I replace when I feel a sunken impression made by years of sleeping in the same place on  my mattress”

From our previous mattress post, Improve the Quality of Your Sleep:

4 Signs you desperately need a new mattress set

  • You wake up with stiffness, numbness, and aches and pains.
  • You had a better night’s sleep somewhere other than your own bed, such as a hotel.
  • Your mattress shows visible signs of overuse – it sags, has lumps, the interior is exposed, etc.
  • Your mattress is 7 years old or older.
  1. 2.   Being overwhelmed with options

Some consumers don’t know where to start.

  • “I hate shopping when the options are limitless.”
  • “Do I start by researching the technology or find something in my price range?”

Our Mattress Buyer for Mattress Kingdom always asks, “Do you prefer to sleep in the mattress or on the mattress?” If you know if you like to sink in to your mattress or like to sleep comfortably on top of it, that will eliminate about 50% of your options to get you started. You also want to keep your physical needs in mind: do you have a bad back, in which position do you typically sleep, etc. Keeping all of this in mind and talking to a mattress specialist about these things will help eliminate most of your confusion and help make the experience a more pleasant one.

  1. 3.   PDA… with a mattress

Consumers are embarrassed about testing mattresses in public.

  • “I hate going to a store to look at a mattress. You can never really lie down and test it like you would at home. I am afraid of messing up the mattress or of everyone staring at me.”

The reason why mattress retailers have test beds is so you can get a feel of what you are looking to purchase. You shouldn’t be shy to test out the bed you are interested in, I mean, it’s a very important and impactful purchase! How will you know which bed is for you if you don’t get a feel for it; so jump on in and get comfy!

  1. 4.   The “used car salesman” approach

Consumers liked genuine retail associates who encouraged “test-drives.”

  • “(The retail associate) immediately had me lay down on a mattress while she talked about it and asked me how it felt. She was not pushy at all and kept reminding me which ones were firmer and which weren’t to help me remember. She was very knowledgeable and shared stories from her customers. She never made me feel that I was bothering her or wasting her time.”

Most mattress retailers understand that the customers coming in are shopping for “the most important health care product in the house hold.” They have also been mattress customers themselves so they will understand you mean when you say, “this isn’t the one.”

Have no fear potential mattress customers! It’s really not as scary as you think it is. Take your time and find the mattress that is right for YOU.

If, by chance, you are looking for a mattress, check out Mattress Kingdom’s new website! MattressKingdomCo.Com

7 Ideas to Create the Perfect Guest Bedroom

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Preparing for holiday visitors doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your home. No matter how small or large your guest room, a few personal touches can take a spare bedroom from makeshift-closet to marvelous. Here are a few ideas for creating the perfect guest bedroom without calling the red alert: Continue reading

Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses Now Carries Serta iSeries

We’ve learned a lot since introducing mattresses to our stores over Memorial Day 2010. We’ve built a full line of traditional innerspring mattresses, pillowtop mattresses and the coveted memory foam models. We recently checked out Serta’s hybrid iSeries, and when we saw the beds had all the best qualities of all our mattress selections, we pounced on on the chance to share them with our customers.

The iSeries combines Serta’s Cool Action Gel Memory foam with its most advanced Duet™ Coil Individually Wrapped Coil-in-Coil Support System. The result is the best of both worlds: The cool cradling of Serta’s patented memory foam technology and unbeatable coil-in-coil support.

Did you get a new iSeries mattress? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

Hot, Sleepless Nights

Colorado summers are sunny, but they get hot! Trying to sleep in a hot room can be tough. According to research from the National Sleep Foundation, it takes longer to fall asleep and stay asleep in hot temperatures. Some of us choose not to use air conditioning due to cost or environmental concerns. Here are some tips on how to cool off your room without A/C:

  • Heat rises, so try changing locations if you typically sleep in the top floor of a multiple-story home.
  • Be MacGuyver: Freeze a milk jug of water and sit it in front of a regular fan. A pan of ice cubes works too.
  • Take a cool shower before heading to bed. A hot shower may increase the humidity in your space, which could make the temperature feel hotter.
  • Drink lots of fluids during the day. Staying hydrated, especially in dry Colorado weather, keeps your body cooler while sleeping.
  • Sleep outside. If it’s safe and there aren’t too many bugs flying around, sleeping outside feels like camping, only with easier access to a bathroom.
  • Rethink your bedding. Yeah, it’s the more expensive route but changing your sheets to lighter fabrics like cotton or linen allows your skin to breathe more in the face of a heatwave. Also, some mattresses like Serta’s iComfort and Perfect Sleeper models, are built to keep the body cooler. Stop in and test one out at any of our 12 locations.

 

Are you as environmentally friendly as you could be?

Let me guess. You’re the environmentally friendly type. You re-use your plastic baggies, recycle everything right down to your junk mail, and maybe you even compost your food. You bike to work at least once a week. Am I right? 

You’ve tried everything to reduce your carbon footprint by conserving energy and thinking more consciously about the planet. You might even drive a Prius… but do you sleep planet friendly, too? 

HGTV Green Home Collection Plush Mattress by Serta.

Mattresses are among the largest products made for consumers, along with appliances like refrigerators and clothes washers. Like all consumer products, they may travel far before getting to its final destination in your home. On top of that, the materials in the mattress such as steel inner coilsprings, wood boxsprings, memory foams and even the mattress covers can take a LOT of harmful processes to complete. 

Serta Mattresses partnered with HGTV in order to find a solution to this problem. The HGTV Green Home Mattress Collection by Serta features mattresses that are made with 95% recycled steel inner coil springs, and their memory foam options are made with soy in a process that greatly reduces carbon output. The mattress covers are made with 100% Organic cotton and linen so there are no harmful carcinogens or toxins on the mattress, and the boxspring itself is even made with sustainable lumber

The best part is that Serta makes these mattresses right here in Denver, so the mattress won’t have to travel hundreds of miles to get to your home when you’re in need of replacing your mattress. The HGTV Green Home Collection strives to be sustainable to ensure that consumers who are concerned with the fate of the planet can reduce their carbon footprint in every way possible—including while they sleep. How big is your carbon footprint? Calculate it here, and let us know :)

How to Care For Your Mattress

Did you know Appliance Factory Outlet also sells mattresses? Even Jake Jabs can't beat our price.

How long should a mattress last?

  1. Many factors play into this, such as how often a mattress is used (guest bed, or every night?) and the size and weight of the people sleeping on them. On average, a regular mattress will last 5 to 7 years, and a premium mattress will last up to 10 years.
  2. Inner coilspring mattresses last about 5-7 years
  3. Memory foam mattresses can last up to 10 or longer.

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Going Green with Serta: HGTV Green Home Mattress Collection

These days it is important for everybody to be environmentally conscious, especially businesses. In an effort to offer green products, Serta and HGTV have partnered together to provide a mattress collection that delivers high quality using technologies that recycle materials, cut back on pollution and use organic materials while still remaining affordable. 

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