Do you sleep better in a hotel or at your in-laws home than your own bed? Are you waking up stiff and sore? Is your mattress lumpy or worse, sagging in the center? If the answer is yes, then it may be time to get a new mattress.
There are several myths about mattress that I would like to dispel.
1. You always need a separate boxspring and a mattress. No, a boxspring is a support foundation and many are now manufactured without actual ‘springs’ in them. Today In most cases you need a firm and even foundation such as a floor (ouch) or wood and metal foundation boxes often sold in the set.
2. Mattresses with gel cores are cooler. Not always true. If the gel is buried in the center of foam and blankets then it will not necessarily keep you cooler.
3. More innerspring coils always make a better product. False. Often manufactures use thinner gauge metals with higher count coils to keep the weight lower for shipping. More does not equal better.
When purchasing a new mattress, take your time and test it for 15-20 minutes in a retail store or sleep on the mattress overnight.
If your older mattress is in good condition (no stains) consider donating it to The Furniture Project at 919.612.2759. They will gladly donate it to needy families in the Chapel Hill area. Also, they offer free pick them up and provide tax donation receipts.