Category Archives: Mattress Information
3 Quick Tips for Mattress Buying
Whether it’s online or in store, buying a mattress can be a daunting task. There are a myriad of choices -whether it’s springs or foam, soft or firm, a brick and mortar store or an online startup. Rogers is here to help with a few quick tips to jumpstart your mattress searching. By following even just these three things, you’ll be on your way to better sleep.
Pay attention to price. Don’t believe every deal.
Mattress companies like to take advantage of every markup they have, constantly giving too good to be true deals. And while there are often legitimate sales available to you, be careful not to choose the cheapest option possible. The cheapest mattresses are still an investment, and they might not last quite as long as you would expect. This means you’ll have to replace it sooner and will end up spending more in the long run. Consider comfort, durability, and price when you’re shopping. Not just price alone.
Buy from a reputable company.
Making good mattresses takes experience. It is a large purchase-an investment even- and you’ll want to find a trustworthy manufacturer. You not only want a company that has been around for awhile, but one that provides you with enough choices to make a personalized decision.
Pick what’s best for you, personally.
Everyone may have their own opinion on what mattress is best, but the truth is that all bodies are different. One mattress might be better for your body than your friends, or another online reviewer. Once you’ve chosen a reputable company to buy from, pick the mattress that is best suited to your sleep.
Why a firm mattress isn’t always better for your back.
In the old days, they said if you had back pain you needed to stick a board under your back. Has this held up? The answer might surprise you.
Over time, mattress technology has advanced greatly. So great, in fact, that you don’t need to sacrifice comfort for good support. Most mattresses are built from the bottom up. Take Rogers mattresses, for example. We start with the Powercore spring unit. On top of that are different combinations of what we call comfort layers, which are called that because they are indeed there for your personal comfort. The Powercore spring unit is doing all the heavy lifting supporting your back, while the comfort layers cushion you where you need cushioning.
Because of this modern form of mattress construction, different plushness levels will be better for different types of sleepers. Here are some rules of thumb you can follow, if you’re wondering if soft or firm is best for you.
If you’re a back sleeper, stick to firm. Back sleepers need the even weight distribution to keep their spines aligned.
Side sleepers are different due to the curves in your body-your hips and your shoulders need somewhere to go. A little cushion allows them to sink in, which in turn allows your spine to straighten.
Stomach sleepers tend to enjoy the softest mattress. When you sleep on your stomach, it’s likely you put your arms underneath you to snuggle up. You need plenty of cushion to make sure those muscles aren’t getting pinched.
It’s important when you’re shopping to focus on comfort and support, rather than firm or plush. As long as a mattress has a good support system- like our Powercore pocketed coils – any amount of plush top will be plenty supportive for your back.
5 Signs You Need a New Mattress
Finding the right time to purchase a new mattress can be tricky. Many don’t actively think about it, and find themselves getting poor sleep without being able to pinpoint the cause. Here are 5 signs that might mean it’s time to replace your mattress.
You can see impressions where you sleep
There is a certain amount of normal wear that is to be expected with a mattress. Much like a nice pair of shoes, a mattress will break in to conform to your individual body. But if your mattress has a depression greater than an inch and a half, or there is a hump in the middle of your mattress, it may be time to replace it.
You wake up sore
If you wake up sore or stiff, and loosen up within the first few hours of the day, your mattress might be the culprit. Pain from a bad mattress usually recurs every morning, and dissipates throughout the day.
Sleeping in a hotel-or anywhere else-is more comfortable
Many people don’t get good sleep when they’re in an unfamiliar environment. But if you find your deepest snooze anywhere but your bed, it’s a telltale sign the bed needs replacement.
You feel tired even after getting a full night sleep
Just because you get a lot of sleep, it doesn’t mean it’s good sleep. An old or bad mattress can create pinch point when you sleep, keeping you from settling in and getting comfortable enough for a deep rest.
Your mattress is giving you allergy symptoms
Over time, mattresses gather dust, dust mites, skin and hair cells from our bodies (yuck). The average queen mattress actually doubles in weight in ten year, mainly due to this. If you find yourself with a scratchy throat, or sneezing every time you wake up, it might be your mattress.
Charles P. Rogers is Now Open in King of Prussia Mall
We are now open in the King of Prussia Mall!
Come by and try out the best sleeping mattresses around and sleep better every night!
You’ll find us at:
690 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone: 800-272-7726.Showroom Hours (Eastern Standard Time):
Monday through Saturday 10-9. Sunday 10 -6 (closed Easter Sunday)
Bed Sizes- A Guide to Mattress and Bed Sizes
Choosing the right mattress size can be confusing. This short guide will explain mattress sizes and the relationship to the decorative bed so you can choose the right combination.
There are two main points to remember when dealing with mattresses and bed sizes.
- Mattresses have set sizes.
- Beds fit specific mattress sizes but have different dimensions.
When buying a bed and/or mattress, be sure the bed dimensions are appropriate to fit in your bedroom and the mattress is the correct size for the bed and your needs.
U.S. mattress sizes
- Daybed 33” wide by 75” long
- Twin 39” wide by 75” long
- Twin Extra Long 39” wide by 80” long
- Full/Double 54” wide by 75” long
- Queen 60” wide by 80” long
- King 76” wide by 80” long
- California King 73” wide by 84” long
There are different mattress standards used throughout the world and even some odd sizes that are in use in the United States, but we will leave that for another post.
This is a bit more information about each of the most common mattress sizes currently used in the U.S.
A traditional daybed is a good size for offices, living rooms or other small areas that need an extra sleeping surface for occasional use. The sheets may be more difficult to find due to the narrow width. Our decorative daybeds often come in either the traditional 33” width or the more modern 39” twin size. The standard twin size can serve as a more permanent solution and the sheets and bedding are easier to find.
The full size, or as it is sometimes known the “double” was the main mattress size for many years before the invention of the larger contemporary sizes. It give extra room compared to the twin and is great for kids, teens, single people, or smaller adults who are shorter in height due to it’s overall length.
The queen mattress is a very popular size with couples and single sleepers that like more room. The bedding is widely available and the mattress will fit in most average bedrooms. It is suitable for average to tall heights and general has enough width for average sized adults.
The standard king mattress, also know as the “eastern king” size has become more popular in recent times due to it’s generous width. It is a great model if the room has space and is a good option for bigger or couples that simply like a lot of space when they sleep.
California king mattress
Introduced in the 1960’s the California king is slightly narrower than a standard king but has an increase in length for the taller person or couples. The bedding is now widely available and gives that extra length and comfort to those who need it.