The Mattress Superstore Blog

Thank You and Happy Holidays from The Mattress Superstore

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. For 35 years we have provided quality mattresses at affordable prices. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing The Mattress Superstore, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future mattress and bedding needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Memory Foam Mattresses: What They Are & Why They Work

Memory foam mattresses have become the fastest growing segment in the mattress industry to date. Every year, you see more and more models and styles in memory foam mattresses and toppers. And, it can be difficult keeping track of all of the products being introduced and which ones are most effective. At The Mattress Superstore, we are experts in all things mattresses and have some advice to help you keep the facts straight and determine what mattress works best for your needs. And, if you decide you are ready to try a new memory foam mattress in your Woodbury home, stop by the Mattress Superstore at one of our locations in Lake Elmo or Rosemount. Until then, let’s take some time to discuss interesting facts, benefits and what to look for in a memory foam mattress.Memory foam mattresses receive some of the highest customer satisfaction levels of any mattress type.memory foam mattress

  • Memory foam was initially developed for NASA in the 1970s but didn’t hit the consumer market until the 1990s.
  • Memory foam mattress cells deform when weight is applied. Unlike standard foams that compress and want to spring back to their original shape immediately, memory foam cells compress fully and spread their air pressure to adjoining cells. This spreading of pressure decreases the pressure you feel when you are laying on it. This is what makes a memory foam mattress so effective at reducing pressure points.
  • Memory foam is also temperature sensitive. At lower temperatures it is firmer, and at higher temperatures it is softer and more conforming, allowing it to adjust to the shape of the body.
  • TempurPedic was one of the very first mattress companies to realize the true potential of a memory foam mattress. And, they continue to be one of the leaders in memory foam. They worked on creating their own version of it and developed foam they called Tempur. It was much more durable than the original and still had the pressure reducing benefits of memory foam. At the Mattress Superstore we carry a wide variety of TempurPedic mattresses to choose from. Stop by and take a look!
  • Not every memory foam mattress is created equal and some really do offer a different comfort level than others. At the Mattress Superstore, we offer only the very best and most reputable names in memory foam including Tempurpedic, Restonic and more.

There is no way we can tell you here which memory foam mattress will work best for you. So, it’s best that you come in to see (and feel) our incredible selection for yourself! Are you ready to look into buying a memory foam mattress for your Woodbury home? Call the Mattress Superstore at 651-348-8600 in Lake Elmo or 952-683-9574 in Rosemount. Or Contact Us to visit the showroom nearest you!

Addressing Popular Mattress Myths

Getting a new mattress can be a lot like buying a car. You’ve got to compare features and price from brand to brand and take many variables into account when visiting a mattress store. And, there are also many different types of mattresses to consider including latex, foam, inner spring, pillow-top, plush, firm and more. At The Mattress Superstore, we are experts in all things mattresses and have heard some interesting myths about mattresses over the years. And unfortunately, some myths can really influence customers on how they purchase a mattress. So, we are here to help debunk those myths and help you determine what kind of mattress is best for you and your needs. And, when you’re ready to purchase a new mattress or even learn more about a particular brand of mattress, don’t hesitate to stop by our mattress store near St Paul. We have all of the information you need to help you pick the mattress for you.

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Myth #1: A Firm Mattress is Always the Best for Your Back

Although firm mattresses are best for helping some people’s back problems, that isn’t necessarily the case for everyone. You need a mattress that conforms to your personal sleeping positions while supporting all areas of your body. Whether you choose a soft, medium firm or firm mattress; you need to find the one that best offers support and conformability for you.

Myth #2: Replace Your Mattress Every 8 Years

Although it is recommended to replace your mattress every seven to ten years, every mattress is different. The wear on your mattress depends on its quality, how you sleep on it and how often it is rotated. You’ll know when it’s time to replace your mattress – so don’t always rely on the 8 year rule. The experts at our mattress store can tell you even more!

Myth #3: A Mattress Should Be Perfect from the Moment You Lay Down on It

Most of the time, you will need at least a month to adjust to a new mattress. Muscles and joints have a memory of how to find the most comfortable spot. And, when you get a new mattress you must allow your body to adjust to this new surface. Stop by our mattress store and we can help you choose the mattress that makes this transition as smooth as possible.

Myth #4: Never Remove the Law Tag on Your Mattress

This one is our favorite! The truth is once you’ve bought the mattress and it’s in your home, you can do whatever you want with it. But if you ever need to file a warranty claim, it needs to be attached to the mattress because it contains critical information that will help the manufacturer process your claim.

Ready to learn more fun facts about mattresses? Contact Us at the Mattress Superstore at (651) 348-8600 or visit our mattress store near St Paul in Lake Elmo.

Spring is in the Air: But, Does Your Mattress Still Give You That Spring in Your Step?

With spring comes spring cleaning. And, while you’re taking a look at and cleaning up the rest of your home, why not take a moment to consider whether or not your old mattress is still working for you. At The Mattress Superstore, we are experts in all things mattresses and have some advice to help you determine whether or not your old mattress deserves to go out with the dust bunnies. And, if you realize you don’t love your old mattress anymore, we’ve also got some things to keep in mind when buying a new mattress for your Woodbury home.

Are you tossing and turning?

If you’re simply not sleeping as well as you used to, this may be a sign you could use a new mattress. As a mattress ages and begins to wear out, it starts to sag in the middle. This wear and tear can cause your mattress to lose the firmness it once had. So rather than sleeping on a flat, comfortable surface, you end up sleeping on one that’s awkwardly curved in the middle.

Is your mattress ‘getting up there’?

Mattresses do have an expiration date. Although, it may not be labeled right on the tag, the rule of thumb is to replace your mattress every eight years or so. Over the span of eight years (about 2,290 nights), your comfortable bed will begin to wear out and become lumpy or even saggy. And, since we spend about a third of our lifetime in bed, over time, a mattress will start to collect dead skin cells, body oils and dust mites. Dust mite allergies can cause sneezing, itchiness, runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, and sinus pressure.

The best remedy? Replace your old mattress with a new one.

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What is the best way to tell which mattress will work best for you?

Test it out! Come into The Mattress Superstore and spend some time lying on our mattresses. And, remember to bring a pillow, which will help replicate your true sleeping environment as closely as possible.
Don’t rush to get a so-called bargain mattress that will wear out quickly. Take your time! At The Mattress Superstore, we even offer 60 night trials so that you can be sure you love your new mattress.

When you’ve realized it’s time to get a new mattress for your Woodbury home, stop by one of our showrooms! Call the Mattress Superstore at our Lake Elmo location at 651-348-8600 or our Rosemount location at 952-683-9574 or Contact Us to learn more.

Tips to Finding the Right Mattress for You

When in the market for a new mattress for your St Paul home, it is important to find one suited for your specific wants and needs. Having been in business for over 35 years, the experts at the Mattress Superstore are here to do just that! We strive to match each of our customers with the perfect high quality mattress that will last. And, the more mattresses to choose from, the better your chance of finding your ideal one is. Don’t waste time going to smaller stores with few choices; we stock many famous name-brands in all shapes and sizes including TheraPedic, TempurPedic, Restonic, Corsicana, Noctova and more. And, the Mattress Superstore even gives you a 60-night sleep trial to test your purchase just to be sure. Still can’t decide? To make things a little bit easier, we’ve come up with a few key points to keep in mind when choosing your new mattress.

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

How you get a good night’s sleep depends on many different factors. You’ve got to start with the basics; your mattress. It is the building block to a successful slumber! A mattress needs to support your body in a neutral position; one in which your spine has a nice curvature and your heels, buttocks, shoulders and head are in proper alignment. If it’s too firm, it will push on these pressure points and if it’s too soft, it won’t properly support these pressure points. Do you always feel hot at night? Consider a cool gel memory foam option.

Know Your Mattress

One mattress brand isn’t necessarily better than another. But, different brands offer different benefits. If you wake up in the morning and have lower back pain and need to stretch for several minutes, chances are you’re sleeping on an inappropriate mattress for you. There are many different kinds of mattresses to choose from including:

  • Innerspring
  • Tempurpedic
  • Memory foam
  • Latex
  • Two-sided
  • Adjustable electric beds
  • And more!

Not sure which one to choose? Try each one out in our store and a mattress professional can help you find the right one for you.

Go Ahead, Give It a Test Drive!

When you are looking for a new mattress, experts suggest lying down on each mattress you’re considering, right in the store. Lay down on each mattress in the position in which you normally sleep. The more you can replicate the way you sleep at home, the better your chances on picking the right mattress for you.

When you’re ready to part with your old mattress, give us a call! For more information on finding a new mattress in St Paul call 651-348-8600 or Contact Us for the hours and addresses of both our locations.

How an Adjustable Bed can Change your Life!

BENEFITS OF RAISING THE HEAD OF THE BED:

  • Takes the pressure off of your lower back.
  • Aids in the relief of cardio problems.
  • Aids in the relief of  sinus problems.
  • Aids in reducing reflux.
  • Aids with snoring.
  • An adjustable bed is the most comfortable way to watch TV – Propping a bunch of pillows behind your back to raise your upper body causes you to curve your upper back, increasing stress on your back and  putting added pressure on your lungs, making it harder to breath. An adjustable bed bends you at the waist, preventing pressure on your back and lungs.

BENEFITS OF RAISING THE FOOT OF BED:

  • Aids in the relief of poor circulation in the feet and lower legs. Your feet don’t have to be way up in the air, they just need to be positioned so that the blood is flowing downhill. How high they have to be will vary with each person.
  • Reduces pressure on your lower back.  Again, you only have to raise your legs just a few inches to enjoy the benefit.

To learn more about adjustable beds and browse our selection, visit one of our retail stores or contact us.