The Mattress Superstore Blog

Buying a Mattress ‘IRL’ & Why the Right Mattress Store Makes a Difference

Where you buy your mattress matters. You spend every night sleeping on it; it influences your sleep, your health and how you feel each day. But nowadays you can even buy mattresses online or second-hand. But, for such an important purchase, it is important to have someone educated on the selection guide you through the process. It is essential to not only know what material best suits your needs, but where your mattress comes from and how long it will last. And, buying one ‘IRL’ (in real life) is the way to do it! That’s where your mattress store comes in.

At the Mattress Superstore, we don’t just sell mattresses. We help each of our customers find the perfect mattress to fit their unique needs for a more restful night’s sleep. We are confident in the high quality of the mattresses we sell, giving you a 60-night sleep trial to test your purchase. As the new mattress store for Mankato, we’d like to tell you a little more about what makes our mattress store unique and why it’s the best way to buy a mattress.

One of the main benefits of buying a mattress in a store and not online is that you get to try out the mattress first. It’s important to check for proper support and comfort in a mattress, and you just can’t do that online. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, an actual physical mattress store will have salespeople to help walk you through the selection process and help you choose the right mattress for your needs. You may have been sleeping on an extra firm mattress for years when a memory foam would actually suit your needs best The salespeople at our mattress store can help you with that.
Another benefit of buying in store is there is a physical place you can go in and get help with customer service if you need to. Try getting help from an online store. You could be on hold for hours and if you do decide you want to return your mattress, how do you ship it?

There are so many reasons to stop in to our mattress store and try out as many mattresses as you’d like! We are here to help you make the right decision for you. We value our customers and want to offer the best quality mattresses at reasonable prices. And, we carry a wide variety of mattress brands including two-sided mattresses!

Come into our showroom and learn more about each of these and find out which one will suit you the best! Are you ready to come to our mattress store in Mankato? Call the Mattress Superstore at (507) 385-1565 or Contact Us to visit the showroom nearest you!

Whatever Happened to Flipping the Mattress? All About Two-Sided Mattresses

You may have heard us talk about our selection of two-sided mattresses. But, why should you buy a two sided mattress? Your decision to buy a single- or double-sided mattress will depend on several factors; including your age, lifestyle and mattress preference as well as your lifespan expectations for your mattress. As experts in two-sided mattresses for Woodbury, we’d like to tell you all about them as well as their many wonderful benefits.

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The Restonic Midnight collection is the best overall value in the 2 sided Mattress line.

Why a double-sided mattress? No mattress is going to keep the same shape it had when it was delivered. Body impressions form over time and are a good thing! They show that the mattress is conforming to your unique shape, which is essential to what mattresses are supposed to do.

With a double-sided mattress, you can flip it over and have another flat side that has no body impressions, allowing the first side to work itself out for a while, and helps the materials to settle evenly. Then, when this side forms impressions, you can flip it over and use the side that has settled.

Whatever happened to the practice of flipping the mattress? In the past, all innerspring mattresses were double-sided, meaning you could flip the mattress over and sleep on the other side. But about 20 years ago, the industry changed. Many mattress companies stopped buying and selling these mattresses in order to save money Faced with a one-sided mattress, people were then forced to buy a new one every time their mattress shows signs of wear. The reason many companies stopped making and selling two-sided mattresses is cost. The profits on single-sided mattresses were simply too great to go back to two-sided mattresses. Companies can save 25-30% by not including the second side cushioning layer, the expensive part of most mattresses. That’s why almost every mattress store, except for the Mattress Superstore stopped selling them.

And, the worst part? They don’t pass these savings on to you, the consumer. Instead, they just take the savings as profit. Stores that only sell no-flip mattresses will tell customers that their favorite mattress brand lo longer makes two-sided models anymore. What they don’t tell you is that most of them do make two-sided models; they just reserve them for wholesale and commercial customers like hotels.

At The Mattress Superstore, we still sell a variety of two-sided mattresses in many of your favorite brands because we understand their value and know how long-lasting they can be for our customers. After all, we want our customers to have access to the very best in mattresses! We value our customers and want to offer the best quality mattresses at reasonable prices.

So when you are in the market for a new mattress, come see our selection! We can help you find a mattress that will last!

For more information about mattresses in Woodbury 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.

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.