Mattress Guide - Find the Perfect Mattress
Frequently Asked Questions?
- When should I replace my mattress?
- You bought your current mattress over eight years ago.
- You wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed.
- The couch feels more comfortable than your bed.
- Your mattress "looks" like a hand me down (or actually is).
- You wake with aches and pains every morning
- You need pillows between your legs to get comfortable
- You see lumps, dips and valleys in your mattress.
- Do I Need to Buy a Box Spring/Foundation?
It is strongly recommended that you purchase a box spring/foundation that is specially designed to match your new mattress. A mattress and foundation are engineered to work together as a set. The foundation takes a lot of the nightly wear and tear and contributes to the bed's overall comfort and support. Putting a new mattress on an old foundation, pairing it with a foundation it wasn't designed to work with, or adding a board between the mattress and foundation will impede comfort and reduce the useful life of your new mattress. It may also affect the manufacturer's warranty.
Do I need a box or foundation?
As long as your mattress has good support your warranty will be valid. Most foundations or platform frames have several horizontal slats or a solid panel for the mattress to rest on. It is recommended that if your mattress is supported by slats that they are no more than 3" apart. On Queen sized mattresses or larger it is required that you have a minimum of one center support leg down to the ground. This will help prevent dipping in the center of your mattress.
Is there a trial period?
Receive our 60 Nights Sleep Trial when you add a mattress protector to the purchase of any of our Premium mattresses. We ask that you sleep on the mattress for 14 days, giving your body time to adjust to the new mattress. If you are not comfortable, receive a credit for a different mattress. Not available for close-out and special sizes.
*Only available in Whatcom, Skagit, and North Snohomish counties.
Do you guarantee your prices?
With our 90 Day Price Guarantee you can be confident that you will receive the best price. Find the same mattress advertised for less, and Beds by Tomorrow will match and beat that savings by 10%.
Example: If you find the same mattress for $100 less, Beds by Tomorrow will refund $110 back to you.
What is the difference between mattress sizes?
How much should I spend on a new sleep set?
A good night's sleep is one of the best investments you can make, so you should buy the best mattress you can afford. Mattress prices range greatly. For example, a brand name Queen-size set could range from $249 - $7,000. Keep in mind that most of us spend as much as one-third of our time in bed. Your investment will cost just pennies per night over the next ten years! In fact, a $2000 sleep set costs less than 28 cents per night (based on a full 20-year warranty).
How long should my bedding last?
Just as with prices, the quality and life of your set can vary. We recommend you buy the highest quality bedding you can afford. You should replace the old bedding when you feel it is no longer providing the support you need. Today's mattresses have some of the most highly advanced materials and features and are designed to last and offer outstanding comfort and support for many years to come.
What role does the mattress play in higher quality sleep?
Considering we toss and turn an average of 60 - 90 times per night while sleeping, the quality of the mattress is quite important. Some people wake up from sleep because their body is actually fighting the mattress and trying to conform to it, The problem is... your mattress should conform to you, not the other way around!
Why should I buy from Beds by Tomorrow?
The quality and quantity of your sleep can make all the difference in how productive and refreshed you'll be the next day. Beds by Tomorrow provides "Guaranteed Low Priced" mattresses and accessories that will provide you with the healthiest sleep, support and comfort, and all at great prices from a locally-owned business.
10 Tips for a Really Good Nights Sleep.
- Give yourself permission to go to bed • As hard as it may be to put away your "to do" list, make sleep a "priority." You'll thank yourself in the morning.
- Unwind early in the evening • Try to deal with worries and distractions several hours before bedtime.
- Develop a sleep ritual • Doing the same things each night just before bed signals your body to settle down for the night.
- Keep regular hours • Keep your biological clock in check by going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time every morning.
- Create a restful place to sleep • Sleep in a cool, dark room that is free from noises that may disturb your sleep.
- Sleep on a comfortable, supportive mattress and foundation • It's difficult to sleep on a bed that's too small, too soft, too hard or too old.
- Exercise • Regular exercise can help relieve daily tension and stress - but don't exercise too close to bedtime or you may have trouble falling asleep.
- Cut down on stimulants • Consuming stimulants, such as caffeine, in the evening can make it more difficult to fall asleep.
- Don't smoke • Smokers take longer to fall asleep and wake up more often during the night.
- Don’t Eat Late • Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.
4 Keys to Remember When Buying a Mattress.
Support • A mattress should hold you in your proper posture while allowing your body to settle into the mattress at the hips and shoulders. This will keep your spine in proper alignment, giving your body better support.
Motion • The average person will toss and turn 40-60 times per night, even if you are not aware of doing so. When you toss and turn while sleeping, 70% of the time your partner will move within 60 seconds as well.
Pressure Relief • This occurs when your body weight is evenly distributed over the entire surface of the mattress. Sore hips and shoulders, numb arms, and joint pain can be common results from the lack of pressure relieving materials in your mattress. The addition of Memory Foam or Latex will contribute to better pressure relief.
Durability • Top quality mattresses use high density foams to prevent dipping and sagging from common use.
Top 10 Features you Need to Know.
- Support System • Portion of mattress that is designed to keep your body in the correct posture (innerspring, pocketcoil, foam core).
- Comfort Layers • Foam and fiber layers used to relieve pressure and provide hard (firm), medium (plush), or soft (pillow top) comfort.
- Innerspring • Traditional support system design made of coils, connected by steel wire lacing, and bound with a high gauge border rod.
- Pocketed Coil • Individually wrapped coils offer contouring support as well as superior motion separation.
- Latex • Natural eco friendly latex is spring loaded, which offers both support and comfort.
- Memory Foam • Heat sensitive foam that contours to your body’s shape. This is also referred to as: Visco, N.A.S.A., and Tempur foam.
- Gel Memory Foam • Gel is added to the memory foam to help keep the mattress cool, eliminating hot spots.
- Edge Support • Foam or steel used to reinforce the edge. This will increase your sleeping area and protect the mattresses edge from breaking down.
- Coil Count • Number of steel springs in the support system. As the count drops, the gauge of steel increases (i.e. 416 coil count @ 12 gauge vs. 800 coil count @ 14 gauge).
- Mattress Protector • Waterproof, dust mite and allergy barrier (Protect-a-Bed).
- Warranty • Number of years the manufacturer guarantees the quality of their product. Some warranties are prorated and some are non-prorated. Prorated means that the percentage of coverage by the manufacturer will go down every year. Example: After 5 years on a 10 year warranty the manufacturer will cover 50% of the cost to fix or replace your mattress if it is defective.
Helpful Related Resources.
The Better Sleep Council (www.bettersleep.org) • Promotes the importance of sleep to good health and quality of life, and the value of a quality mattress and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night's sleep.
Sleepnet.com (www.sleepnet.com) • Everything you wanted to know about sleep disorders but were too tired to ask. Open Sleep Forum. SleepNet links to over 200 sites.
WebMD (www.webMD.com) • Still wide awake? Here's a dozen ways to sleep peacefully in times of stress.
WebMD (www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-hygiene) • Sleep solutions to get a better night's sleep, feel refreshed when you awake, and remain alert throughout the day.