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Queen vs. Full Size Mattress
Queen vs. Full Size Mattress

According to mattress industry experts, the biggest difference between a queen and a full mattress is, of course, the size and dimensions. A full mattress is 75 inches long and 54 inches wide, making it a good option for teens and adults who sleep alone. A queen mattress is 5 inches longer and 6 inches wider than a full mattress, at a total of 80 inches long and 60 inches wide. The larger size makes it an ideal option for couples.

Here at Home Furniture Plus Bedding, we have a large variety of both queen and full-size mattresses. But, how do you know which size is right for you?

Perks Of A Queen Size Mattress
Couples sharing a full bed may feel pretty cramped, as the sleeping area per person is only 27 inches.

Most couples will opt for a queen bed, with its extra length and width. This allows for each adult to have room to turn in their own space without disrupting the other. The queen bed is a great match for a master bedroom that may be a bit too small to accommodate a king bed.

Because it’s slightly larger, a queen mattress will cost a bit more than a full mattress. It’s also important to consider the accessories you’ll need. Queen-size bed sheets will cost more than full size, for example, as will the foundation or frame that you choose. You may also want additional pillows to fill in the extra space.

Perks Of A Full-Size Mattress
A full mattress is a wonderful size and choice for a guest room or child’s room in the house. A full bed is the same length as a twin but slightly wider, allowing for a parent to comfortably lay alongside a child reading a bedtime story. As expected full size mattresses are lower in cost, since they are the smaller mattress.
Full-size beds will work nicely in a smaller room and have more possibilities to fit into a floor plan, as they look nice whether protruding from the center of a wall or with a side against a wall. Queen beds, on the other hand, look best with the head against a wall.

Find Your Queen or Full-Size Mattress At Home Furniture Plus Bedding
Here at Home Furniture Plus Bedding, we have your dream mattress in stock waiting for you to come and pick it up! Choose from our selection of tried and true mattresses, or any of our new arrivals. If you don’t find one you like right off the bat, surely one that fits your needs is on its way to us so you can sleep like royalty!

Visit any of our eight locations across East Texas and Louisiana today and take home your new favorite piece of furniture. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
3 Reasons to Buy a Sierra Sleep Mattress
3 Reasons to Buy a Sierra Sleep Mattress

Sierra Sleep mattresses are some of the most popular mattresses on the market, and for good reason. Home Furniture Plus Bedding is stacked with an inventory of Sierra Sleep mattresses for your choosing, but first, here are three reasons why we think you should choose Sierra Sleep!

Easy and Convenient Delivery

Sierra Sleep mattresses offer bed-in-a-box options for easy delivery and set up! According to The Sleep Judge, a bed-in-a-box is just that: a mattress made of memory foam, compressed and rolled up so it can be shipped and delivered in a box. Which makes it extremely easy to maneuver up or down stairs, through doorways, and around tight spaces. When it arrives on your doorstep, you simply need to unroll it and wait for it to reinflate. Then, voila! You have a Sierra Sleep mattress ready to go! 

Traditional Innerspring & New Hybrid Mattress Options

Looking for a no-frills, tried and true mattress? We have that for you with our traditional innerspring mattress options, like the Chime Mattress! Innerspring mattresses are the oldest, most commonly used mattress design out of the three most common mattress types. Innerspring mattresses use a metal wire system combined with springs to create a support frame covered in fabric with cushioning material used on top of the mattress for extra support.

Looking for something a bit more modern and tailored to your sleeping style? We have something for you too! Sierra Sleep offers a great selection of hybrid mattresses, like the Hybrid 1200. Hybrid mattresses balance conformability, support, and responsiveness. They're good mattresses for couples with sleepers who have different comfort preferences. If one likes firmer support and another likes deep contouring, a hybrid gives them the best of both worlds.

Available in All Sizes, In Stock Now! 

From Twin to King, we have every size available in every style! Stop by any of our locations across East Texas and Louisiana and take home your perfect and affordable Sierra Sleep mattress today! 

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Ready to experience Sierra Sleep first hand? Stop in to any of our locations across East Texas and Louisiana! Our team is eager to help you take home your perfect mattress. Contact us today with any questions! 

How Do Tempur-Pedic® Mattresses Work?
How Do Tempur-Pedic® Mattresses Work?

Tempur-Pedic® memory-foam mattresses offer unbeatable comfort and support. You may hear Tempur-Pedic mattress owners bragging about their good night’s sleep for weeks at a time, but what makes it so good? Home Furniture Plus Bedding serving East Texas and Louisiana is here to tell you exactly how Tempur-Pedic mattresses work – and what makes them so comfortable.

What’s Inside a Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam Mattress?
What makes a Tempur-Pedic mattress so comfortable? It’s a specialized type of foam that’s history will surprise you. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made with TEMPUR foam, a memory foam originally developed for NASA to help keep astronauts comfortable and protected during missions to space. Slow-moving foam cells helped to absorb the shock of take-off!

Three Properties of Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam
TEMPUR material has adapted and evolved from its space shuttle days. You too can experience what it’s like to sleep on a bed that responds and adjusts to your exact temperature, shape, and weight.

Let’s take a look at the properties of Tempur-Pedic memory foam:

Temperature-responsiveness: With breezy, open-cell designs and moisture-wicking technologies, Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses will draw heat and humidity away from you as you sleep.
Shape-responsiveness: TEMPUR material slowly conforms to your exact shape for flawless support and comfort.
Weight-responsiveness: TEMPUR responsive foam cells adjust to your highest pressure points to envelop you in an ever-adapting, always-supportive sleep environment.


East Texas and Louisiana Sleepers Get Comfortable With Tempur-Pedic

When your body comes in contact with TEMPUR memory foam, your joints won’t sink as they would on regular spring mattresses. The resistance of TEMPUR will help to relieve pressure as well as provide comfort.

If you’re interested in getting the good night’s sleep you’ve been searching for, visit one of our eight locations across East Texas and Louisiana and find your Tempur-Pedic mattress today.

4 Reasons to Buy a Purple Mattress
4 Reasons to Buy a Purple Mattress
Looking to buy a new mattress? Let us help you out on that decision. Here are 3 reasons why you should buy a Purple mattress from Home Furniture Plus Bedding.
3 Reasons to Buy a Stearns & Foster Mattress
3 Reasons to Buy a Stearns & Foster Mattress
Looking to buy a new mattress? Let us help you out on that decision. Here are 3 reasons why you should buy a Stearns & Foster mattress from Home Furniture Plus Bedding.
3 Reasons to Buy a Sealy Mattress
3 Reasons to Buy a Sealy Mattress
Are you in the market for a new mattress? Consider Sealy! Sleep soundly at night knowing that you have made the right mattress choice. Here are 3 reasons why you should buy a Sealy mattress from Home Furniture Plus Bedding.

Most Trusted Mattress Brand in America
Sealy mattresses are voted the #1 Most Trusted Mattress brand in America. Sealy mattresses are proudly built in America, and have been for 130 years. Of course an all-American mattress would be America’s favorite! Since 1881, Sealy has been helping American families sleep better by designing high-quality, trusted mattresses.

Industry Leaders in Mattress Technology
Sealy sets the standard for mattress technology all across the country. From memory foam to the innovative Posturepedic® technology, Sealy is at the forefront of Mattress technology and promises you a well-deserved, quality nights sleep. Sealy mattresses are proudly built with science, and made for sleep.

Options for Every Sleeper
Sealy mattresses are designed for you. Whichever type of sleeper you are, Sealy has your perfect match. Choose which type of firmness, from ultra firm to ultra soft and everything in between. Tend to run hot when you sleep? We have cooling options for you, too! Whatever you require for a good night's sleep, we have it here at Home Furniture Plus Bedding waiting for you.


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While all sleepers' needs are different, Sealy has proven itself trustworthy. Consider taking home America’s #1 trusted mattress from Home Furniture Plus Bedding.


We have mattresses waiting in the wings for your choosing, along with bedroom sets, accent pieces, and anything else you may need to make your space perfect! Contact us with any questions you may have. We are eagerly awaiting your call!
Best Mattresses & Pillows For Staying Cool at Night
Best Mattresses & Pillows For Staying Cool at Night
Here at Home Furniture Plus Bedding serving East Texas and Louisiana, we have plenty of both mattresses and pillows packed with cooling technology to keep you cool and comfortable on summer nights, and throughout the many other warm months we have throughout the year.

According to the Sleep Foundation, hot sleepers need cooling bedding to prevent overheating. This allows them to sleep comfortably, as temperature and sleep quality are connected. A cooling pillow can help draw heat away from the body and provide a cooling surface for hot sleepers. A cooling pillow will also wick away sweat, and provide an overall more comfortable sleep!


Shop Cooling Technology at Home Furniture Plus Bedding
If you’re in the market for a mattress that will keep you cool while you sleep, we have exactly what you are searching for. Our Sealy Opportune II Soft Mattress, in any size, with Cool Sleep Surface technology is sure to impress.

Looking to keep your head cool this summer? Check out our Nectar Cool-to-the-Touch pillows with a solid memory foam core, or our ever popular Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Breeze Prolo Pillow. Your comfort is our main goal, and we are sure these pillows will do the trick.

How to Choose Your Perfect Mattress or Pillow
Your sleep position is the main factor in choosing the right mattress or pillow.

Each sleep position affects your body in a different way, therefore, sleeping on the proper mattress is paramount in attaining a restful night’s sleep without aches and pains the next day. Our mattress stores have a wide variety of mattresses tuned to each sleeping position whether that be on your side, stomach, back, or any mixture of the three.

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Don’t put the pressure of choosing the right mattress directly onto your shoulders. Let us help! Stop in to any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana, or contact us with any questions you may have.
Quality Mattresses Under $500 In Stock Now
Quality Mattresses Under $500 In Stock Now
Can you put a price on a good night's sleep? In short, yes, you can, but it doesn’t have to break your bank. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. In fact, your brain and body stay remarkably active while you sleep. Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.

A good mattress is worth the splurge, as your entire life literally depends on how well you are sleeping, but it shouldn’t be as big of a burden as it usually is. Mattresses are expensive, but here at Home Furniture Plus Bedding serving East Texas and Louisiana, we have an array of Mattresses under $500 in stock right now!

Don’t Sleep On These Mattress Deals From Home Furniture Plus Bedding
Looking to switch out your full-size mattress? Try our Freedom Pillow Top Mattress or our Centennial Pillow Top Mattress, both for under $400!

Thinking about replacing your twin? Look no further than our Bunkie Mattress, or our ever popular Patriot Firm Mattress, or even our Chime 12-inch Hybrid Mattress!

We have no shortage of affordable mattresses for your perusal, and we will even deliver it to your home and help you with assembling it! At Home Furniture and Mattress Stores, fast delivery is one of our major objectives. In order to offer you this service, we do charge a delivery fee to cover the cost of getting your quality furniture or mattress to your home quickly and without damage, unlike many other stores, who build the delivery cost into the price of their mattresses and then offer "free delivery."

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Don’t put the pressure of choosing the right mattress directly onto your shoulders. Let us help! Stop in to any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana, or contact us with any questions you may have.
Why You Shouldn't Flip or Rotate Your Mattress
Why You Shouldn't Flip or Rotate Your Mattress
If you are thinking it is time to flip your mattress, stop! Not many mattresses these days can or should be flipped. Most modern mattresses have pillow tops or memory foam tops, and those cannot be flipped. You want to be sleeping on the comfortable side.

And if you’re thinking about rotating your mattress, don’t do it! Sleep technology has come a long way. Newer mattresses are now constructed with sleep zones designed to provide better support to different areas of your body. The filling at the top of your mattress is built differently than the bottom, to offer accurate support to your head and feet.

Still Flipping or Rotating Your Mattress?
If you’re still arduously flipping and rotating your mattress every now and then and wondering when you should do it again, you’re asking the wrong question. The question you should be asking yourself is, is it time to buy a new mattress and the answer is yes. If your current mattress is indeed old enough that it can be flip flopped, then most likely it’s time for a replacement rather than another rotation.

Home Furniture Plus Bedding has a wide selection of mattresses that are built to accommodate every type of sleeper. Choose from support variations or temperature preferences to fit your sleep type and ensure a perfect night's sleep.

At our stores you’ll find all the leading mattress brands including Sealy, Nectar, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and more. You can find these mattresses in all the standard sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, and king. We also have adjustable bases and frames, plus box springs and foundations - everything you need to redo your sleep setup.

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Don’t put the pressure of choosing the right mattress directly onto your shoulders alone. Let us help! Stop in to any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana, or contact us with any questions you may have.
Why Buy a Tempur-Pedic Pillow?
Why Buy a Tempur-Pedic Pillow?
Sleeping on a Tempur Pedic pillow is like sleeping on a cloud! Made with the same materials as the award-winning mattress, Tempur Pedic pillows provide one-of-a-kind pressure relief. Shop our inventory of Tempur Pedic pillows today!

Benefits of a Tempur Pedic Pillow
Tempur Pedic pillows are made with material developed by NASA to cushion astronauts during lift-off. Now called TEMPUR® material, it’s what delivers that one-of-a-kind, body-hugging feel that millions of owners have loved for 25 years.

Over 10 million Tempur Pedic pillows have been sold world wide. That means Tempur-Pedic® pillows have helped 10 million people fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and enjoy their dreams that much more.

Tempur Pedic has a pillow for every type of sleeper. Whether you sleep on your back, side, stomach, or even upside down, Tempur Pedic and Home Furniture Plus Bedding have the perfect pillow waiting for you at any of our eight locations across East Texas and Louisiana.

Tempur Pedic was inducted into their Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1998 for improving life on Earth with innovations designed for space, are #1 in Customer Satisfaction
with retail mattresses by J.D. Power in 2020, 2019 & 2017, and was voted Best Mattress of 2020 by TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° Popular Mechanics® Home Awards.

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Don’t put the pressure of choosing the right pillow directly onto your shoulders. Let us help! Stop in to any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana, or contact us with any questions you may have.
Perks of an Adjustable Bed
Perks of an Adjustable Bed
Wondering if you should invest in an adjustable bed? In short, yes you should. But if you need more convincing, Home Furniture Plus Bedding us here to help you make your decision a little bit easier, and prove to you why you need one of our adjustable bed frames in your bed room as soon as possible!

Here are three perks of having an adjustable bed:

1. Relieves Back Pain
Lying flat on your back may increase tension on your muscles and joints. Because adjustable bases allow you to raise your upper body and elevate your legs, they can help you find a sleep position that eases back pain—or keep pain from occurring in the first place. Doctors often recommend sleeping with an elevated head and slightly raised knees to help maintain the natural curve of your spine. You could do this with pillows, but as you move around during the night it’s easy for pillows to get knocked out of place. Those with more serious back conditions, like osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis, may also benefit from sleeping in a neutral position.

2. Reduces Snoring
Nothing disrupts sleep like snoring. Whether you are the snorer, or you sleep next to one, you know this to be true. Snoring happens when the flow of air through your nose and throat is restricted. This inability to breathe properly causes the surrounding tissues to vibrate, resulting in that familiar buzzsaw sound. Sleep position is one of the leading contributors to snoring. When you lie on your back, gravity pulls on your throat and constricts your airway. Raising your head can help keep your airway clear. If you have a snoring partner (or you are the snorer in a couple), consider using an adjustable base with a split king mattress; that way you will each be able to find the position that works best for you.

3. Get In and Out of Bed with Ease
Since an adjustable bed allows you to lift yourself up and lay yourself down with the click of a button. As you get older, you may find it harder to move around in bed. Being able to raise the head of the bed will make it easier to change position and get in and out of bed. Plus, some adjustable bases come with under-bed lighting, so you can see where you’re going if you need to head to the bathroom in the middle of the night or you kicked your slippers under your bed.

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If you are convinced that you need an adjustable bed, stop in to any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana, or contact us with any questions you may have for our experts!

Is A More Expensive Mattress Worth It?
Is A More Expensive Mattress Worth It?
Can you put a price on a good night's sleep? In short, yes, you can. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. In fact, your brain and body stay remarkably active while you sleep. Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.

Therefore, yes, a more expensive mattress is more than worth your money. Here at Home Furniture Plus Bedding serving East Texas and Louisiana, we have a number of luxury mattresses for you to choose from and finally get the sleep you deserve. Here’s two of our favorite brands we recommend:

Tempur Pedic Mattress
Tempur Pedic mattresses were inducted into their Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1998 for improving life on Earth with innovations designed for space, are #1 in Customer Satisfaction
with retail mattresses by J.D. Power in 2020, 2019 & 2017, and was voted Best Mattress of 2020 by TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° Popular Mechanics® Home Awards.

Tempur Pedic mattresses are the most highly recommended bed in America for a life-changing sleep, and we have some in stock for you at any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana!

Stearns & Foster Mattresses
Uncover exceptional sleep with a Stearns & Foster mattress. A dedicated team of Certified Master Craftsmen have honed and perfected their craft over time. You can rest assured knowing that every Stearns & Foster mattress is exceptionally crafted to help you curate the bedroom you’ve always wanted. Handpicked by Good Housekeeping, the Lux Estate Cassatt delivers next-level comfort. This award-winning collection includes all the extras you deserve, from responsive Indulge HD Memory Foam that cradles your body to IntelliCoil® HD for perfect support. Shop our collection of Stearns & Foster mattresses today!

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Don’t let the pressure of choosing the right mattress fall directly onto your shoulders. Let us help! Stop into any of our 8 locations across East Texas and Louisiana, or contact us with any questions you may have.
How to Choose a Mattress
How to Choose a Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to maintain and improve your health. When you settle in at night, the mattress you’re sleeping on is a huge factor in your ability to sleep well. It’s important that you don’t overlook the importance of your mattress and choose one that provides the comfort and support you need. A new mattress can be a sizable investment, but taking this step can unlock your ability to sleep better. Allow Home Furniture Plus Bedding serving East Texas and Louisiana to tell you how to choose a mattress.


Different Mattress Types
When choosing a new mattress, you’ll need to determine the type of mattress that will provide you with the best night’s sleep. There are five different types of mattresses: foam, innerspring, hybrid, latex, or airbed. Knowing the basics about each of these types can serve as a foundation upon which you can continue your search for the best mattress.

Foam: Foam mattresses are made entirely of foam with no coils. They provide above-average contouring to the body, pressure relief, and motion isolation, making them a good fit for side sleepers and couples.

Innerspring: An innerspring mattress has a coil-based support system and few other layers. While the coils offer some support, innersprings often lack in pressure relief.

Hybrid: Hybrids have two central elements: an innerspring support core and a substantial foam comfort system. The comfort layers can include foam or latex, and sometimes will even include a shorter layer of coils (called micro-coils).

Latex: When all of the layers of a mattress are made with latex rubber, some call it an all-latex or true-latex mattress. These offer top-notch bounce and durability with moderate contouring.

Airbed: Airbeds are built with an air chamber as their support core. A pump — controlled by a smartphone or remote — is built into the mattress to add or remove air with the push of a button, giving sleepers the utmost in firmness flexibility.


Different Mattress Sizes
Of course, size matters when it comes to your new mattress. The most common mattress sizes are king, queen, full, twin, and twin XL. Choosing your mattress size is dependent on the size of your room and exactly how much room you want to stretch out! Home Furniture Plus Bedding has a wide range of sizes to choose from, and you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.


Find Your Next Mattress with Home Furniture Plus Bedding
When you’re ready to upgrade to a better night’s sleep, visit one of our eight locations across East Texas and Louisiana today.

What Size Mattress Should I Buy?
What Size Mattress Should I Buy?

Sleepy mattress shoppers throughout East Texas and Louisiana will be thrilled to learn that our mattress center carries five different mattress sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, and king. It’s important to choose a mattress that is the correct size, or your quality of sleep will be severely affected. A mattress needs to accommodate all potential sleepers — kids, pets, you — while allowing you space to move around your bed comfortably.

We’ve put together some important tips that are sure to help you find the mattress size that is perfect for your lifestyle.


What Size is the California King?

72” (W) x 84” (L)

The “California King Mattress” is approximately 72 inches wide by 84 inches long – 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a regular king.


What Size is the King?

76” (W) x 80” (L)

The king size mattress dimensions are about 18 inches wider than a queen. This is the perfect mattress for couples searching for maximum personal sleeping space. It’s also perfect for the little ones to jump into on early Sunday mornings – even pets!


What Size is the Queen?

60” (W) x 80” (L)

Queen size mattress dimensions are 6 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full-size mattress. Queen size mattresses are today’s most popular mattress size – perfect for couples or singles who just want a little extra space.


What Size is the Full?

54” (W) x 75” (L)

full size mattress is 53 inches wide, which is just 15 inches wider than a twin size or single. A full-size bed is best for a single sleeper, and only if the person is under 5 feet 5 inches tall. Your teenager may grow out of this bed soon enough and, unfortunately, become even grumpier when they have to get up for school.


What Size is the Twin?

39” (W) x 75” (L)

twin mattress is the smallest possible mattress size, other than a crib-sized mattress. Both twin and full sizes are approximately 75 inches long, which may be too short for some adults.


What Size is the Twin XL?

39” (W) x 80” (L)

twin XL might be a good alternative for those living in tight spaces. The XL offers several inches in length but remains around 38 inches in width. The XL twin is a popular choice in college dormitories.


East Texas and Louisiana Shoppers Find A Good Night’s Sleep with Home Furniture Plus Bedding

Finding the perfect mattress size with Home Furniture Plus Bedding is easy. Visit one of our eight locations across East Texas and Louisiana and get the good night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of today!

Think You Need a New Mattress? Your Body Will Let Your Know
Think You Need a New Mattress? Your Body Will Let Your Know

A mattress matters to your overall health and well-being, so why do so many people neglect a good night’s sleep? Consumer reports recommend a new mattress every 7 to 10 years. Shocked? Most people are. Many folks can’t remember when they bought their mattress! If you know it’s older than a decade, it’s time to start looking.

But your body may also be telling you it’s time to shop around. Here’s a few things to look for:

• You move all night
Constantly shifting position? If you can’t get comfy in bed, that’s a pretty sure sign you need a new mattress. Don’t let old springs push on sensitive pressure points. You need a quality mattress that evenly distributes weight.

• Allergies
If you find that your allergies seem worse at night or first thing in the morning, it may be time for a new mattress. Dust mites are a huge cause of most allergies. Those little mites love an old mattress. Memory foam and waterbeds are a good way to keep dust mites at bay.

• Your back hurts
This is one of the most common reasons for replacing an old mattress. Old mattresses will gradually lose the ability to provide proper support. As the layers lose their compression and shape, your body will no longer feel supported in the mattress. This typically manifests in forms of backaches and pains.

• Constant Headaches
This could be side effect from the allergies created by your older mattresses, and it can also be a sign of terrible shoulder and neck support. If you are waking with a headache more often than not, your old mattress could be to blame.

Any of this sound familiar? Then it may be time to replace that old mattress with a new more supportive one! Don’t let your sleep suffer for a problem that easy to fix. Be the best you with a comfy new mattress. 

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Making the Perfect Bed for a Restful Night’s Sleep
Making the Perfect Bed for a Restful Night’s Sleep

Time to kick your bedmaking game up a notch. Making your bed first thing in the morning may seem like a small accomplishment, but in reality, it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Plus, and this is a biggie, a bed that is made up also encourages you to get a restful night’s sleep.

Let’s look at a few tips to make the perfect bed for a restful night’s sleep.

First: Protect Your Mattress

The first step to making your bed starts with protecting the mattress. You should start with a mattress protector that keeps your mattress fresh and you feeling comfortable. A mattress protector acts as a top-of-bed barrier, protecting your mattress from dust, dust mites, allergens, liquids, and stains. You can also select a mattress protector with features to keep you cool and comfortable at night. By reducing heat that can get trapped next to the body, a mattress protector can help create a healthy night of rest.

Next: Sheets

The next step to making your bed is having the perfect set of sheets to help keep your bedding clean and provide comfort and style in your bedroom. Choose from materials such as soft cotton or a cotton blend that offers a cozy cotton feel as good as a lustrous and wrinkle free finish. You can also look for features such as deep pockets and over-sized dimensions that will simplify the bed making process. An ultra-thick elastic in your fitted sheet can also help ensure a secure fit.

Then: The Comforter and Pillows

This is mostly personal preference, but an easy-to-maintain comforter is machine washable and easy to change. Keeping the comforter clean is essential to the look of a freshly made bed as well as the feel of a comfortable bed when you crawl under the covers at night.

Having the perfect pillow is also crucial to achieving your best night’s sleep. Pillows come in many sizes and densities, which ensures there is a pillow out there for everyone. Regarding size, there are often regular sized pillows, or XL, which work best for King/California King beds. When it comes to densities or feel, there are pillows that range from soft to firm, and are made of materials such as gel and memory foam.

Last: Throw Pillows & Blankets

No look is complete without the final touches. In this case, we’re talking about throw pillows and throw blankets. Throw pillows, available in a variety of sizes and color schemes, allow endless opportunities to add dimension as well as color to your space.

If it’s the first thing that you do when you wake up, making your bed can give you a sense of accomplishment at the beginning of your day, which will only encourage you to complete task after task.Visit one of our eight locations across East Texas and Louisiana today to find your perfect pillow or mattress protector!
Factors to consider when buying a mattress
Factors to consider when buying a mattress

You’re losing sleep at night. You’re waking up with sore muscles in your back. You wake up in the middle of the bed when you started on the side in the beginning of the night. It looks like the time has come: you need a new mattress.

There are so many options nowadays when it comes to purchasing mattresses. What size? Innerspring or memory foam? Regular or reclining? Do I need temperature control? Buy online or in the store? There are several factors to consider when taking the leap to buy a new mattress. These tips will help you be prepared.

Comfort First
While it might be tempting to walk into the store and choose the cheapest option available, you should consider this is a 7-10 year investment. You don’t want to choose something that’s uncomfortable just because the price is right. Take notes of you sleep position, preferred mattress firmness, and if you prefer to be warmer or cooler when you sleep.

Price
While the cheapest option might not always be the right one, the highest price doesn’t necessarily mean the choice for you either. There are holidays throughout the year where there are significant discounts available: Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Set a budget for yourself and stick to it. The size of the mattress you’re looking for will be the biggest factor in how much you’re willing to pay.

Size
When it comes to purchasing a mattress, size matters. If you already have the frame, then picking size is easy. But if you’re looking to upgrade or downsize, how do you know which size to choose? For little kiddos, a twin or a full is a perfect fit. They’ve outgrown their crib, but they don’t have anyone else crawling into bed with them. Many couples about to move in together struggle between a queen and a king size bed. An important factor to remember is that the size difference between a full-size and queen-size bed is just 5 inches. A king-size bed is a full 16 inches larger than a queen.

Try before you buy
Comfort can only be determined by actually feeling it yourself. Go to the store. Lay on the bed like you would if you were actually going to sleep on it. Sure, it may feel a little silly, but you don’t want to make a large investment you’ll regret down the line.

A large purchase might be overwhelming, but these tips can help narrow your focus and make a great decision for a good night’s sleep. 

A Mattress to Fit Every Budget
A Mattress to Fit Every Budget

A mattress matters to your overall health and well-being, but it can be a pricey investment up front. Consumer reports recommends a new mattress every 7 to 10 years, so think of the cost of a quality mattress as one that can be spread out every night over the course of a decade. That should help put the purchase into perspective.

You should expect to spend anywhere from $350-$600 on a nice king size mattress. One in the $900-$1500 range is more common for a quality night sleep. One with all of the bells and whistles of memory foam, individually wrapped coils, and gel could run over $2000.


Let’s look at the options, one by one.

Innerspring Mattresses

The most common and least expensive mattress is the innerspring. It has metal coils inside of the mattress with foams and fibers on the top. The lower priced mattresses tend to use the older style coil in which they’re all tied together.

The more quality mattresses have stronger springs and will be individually wrapped. If the springs are individually wrapped, they contour better to your body and have less transfer of motion. So, if one person bounces around or changes positions, the partner will not feel it as much. Many innerspring mattresses also offer the added luxury of pillow top.

Specialty Foam

Foam mattresses are becoming much more popular, and they tend to get higher customer satisfaction ratings than innerspring mattresses. There are two major types of specialty foam, latex and memory, and a foam bed will usually have at least one of them, if not both.

Memory foam is probably the most recognized type of foam in bedding. It is a slower-response foam that takes time to return to its normal position. This has the benefit of not causing pressure to the body. Memory foam is often mixed with a type of gel to add additional support and cooling. Some foam mattresses are a bit stuffy.

Latex foam is the other type of common specialty foam. It tends to be more supportive than memory foam, more durable, and feels a bit cooler to the touch. It is not as good at relieving pressure as memory foam.

Most of the time, these types of foam will be put on a base of what’s called “poly foam,” which is just a high density, resilient support foam. Many times, memory foam and latex are mixed.

Foam Plus Springs

Many of the top-rated mattresses offer a mix of both springs and foam. Most feature an advanced pocketed coil technology combined with multiple layers of advanced memory gel foams. They offer support, cooling action, and pressure relief.

Depending on your needs and your budget, a quality mattress in any of these categories can be found. This investment in your overall well being doesn’t have to break the bank. Remember to shop sales and clearance mattresses before making your decision.

5 Tips on Maintaining a Good Mattress
5 Tips on Maintaining a Good Mattress

Your mattress is an investment for your comfort and health. You need to make it last! Depending on the type of mattress that you crawl onto every night, the rules of caring for it may have changed. Maximize your mattress with the following tips.

1 - Rotate It
While manufacturers used to recommend both flipping and rotating your mattress regularly to help it wear more evenly, newer beds have just one “right side up.” For a new set, avoid lumps and bumps by rotating it end to end every two weeks for the first four months, and then every three months after that. Don’t ignore the box spring! That should also be rotated (but not flipped) every six months. 

2 - Sit in New Spots
Most of us do more than just lay down in our bed. Many people sit to put on shoes or get dressed. But sitting on the same spot over and over again may cause your mattress to lose its structure prematurely. Try to vary where you sit on the edge of your bed.

3 - Mattress ProtectorBefore putting on your fitted sheets, invest in a quality, waterproof, and washable mattress cover. This will add a layer of comfort as well as protect against stains.

4 - Clean It
You might not think of taking a vacuum to your mattress, but you should. Regularly giving it a clean sweep helps to keep dust from becoming ground into the mattress. For spills, dab at the spot with warm soapy water, but avoid getting it any more wet than you have to since moisture creates a breeding ground for mold. Then, let it dry completely before making the bed. You can also use baking soda for smells. Sprinkle your mattress with baking soda and wait 20 minutes. Then use a vacuum to suck up the baking soda.

5 - The Foundations
Your mattress is only as good as the foundation or the adjustable bed base that it’s placed on. Ideally it is a good-quality frame, foundation or bed base that you purchased at the same time as your mattress. Keep it up by checking the legs and castors every six months to see if they need to be tightened.

 

Also, don’t be afraid to trade it in when the time comes. Even with the best care, your mattress will eventually wear out, usually after eight to 10 years. It may show wear, like coils poking through or saggy edges. If you find that you’re waking up with an achy back or it’s simply not feeling as comfortable, it may be time to go shopping.
Buying a Mattress That Works for Your Back
Buying a Mattress That Works for Your Back

You spend one third of your life sleeping, so if back pain is keeping you awake, your mattress has got to go. Studies indicate that night and morning back pain are tied to the type of mattress you have, your sleeping position, and proper support of your body. Having the right mattress will minimize your pain and maximize your rest.

Proper Alignment

You want the mattress to hold you in proper alignment from head to toe. You need the mattress to push up on your body to counteract your body weight. Now, that does not mean getting a super hard or firm mattress. Your body isn’t a straight line; it has curves, so a mattress must contour to support the curves and arches of your body. The Serta iComfort Blue Max is designed for gentle yet firm support and will hug the curves of your body.

A supportive mattress will dip down around your shoulders and hips, yet keep your spine in proper alignment. If a mattress is too firm, your hips and shoulders will be pushed up and you will wake up feeling stiff. The same issues can occur if a mattress is too soft. You want a mattress to contour to the shape of your body to hold it in its neutral alignment.

Avoiding Pressure

You don’t want the mattress to cause pressure to your body, causing painful points along your back. If a mattress is too hard, it can cause pressure that cuts off circulation and pinches nerves and will cause you to change positions throughout the night. The American Bedding mattress features a medium firm feel with a quilted foam cover and 2 inches of gel-infused layering. It’s designed for comfort for those looking for a firmer feel.


Sleeping Positions

Side Sleepers

Most side sleepers enjoy the fetal position with their arms and legs bent and curled in towards the body, and the spine is gently curved. This is the most common of all sleep positions, and it is often said to cause back pain or long-term back problems. This is partially true, but it is nothing a good mattress can’t correct.

Since this position is significantly curvier than others, pressure relief is vitally important. You do not want your shoulders and hips to take the strain every day for an extended amount of time. To allow your body to sink into the mattress, a softer and thicker comfort layer is needed. In most cases, the average side sleeper needs a comfort layer that is about 3 inches thick.

Back Sleepers

Sleeping on your back with your arms at your sides is said to be the best position, but it’s the least common. The recessed space in the lumbar area is really the only major gap created when you sleep on your back. A thinner top layer actually works best. Most back sleepers are satisfied by a 2-inch comfort layer

Stomach Sleepers

This is probably the least advantageous of the sleeping positions, from the stand point of back pain. If this is what makes you comfortable and is the only way you can fall asleep, then buying the right mattress can help minimize the negative effects.

The last thing a stomach sleeper needs is a soft or thick comfort layer because there are little to no recessed areas to support. Plus, if you sleep on a softer surface on your stomach you are likely to hyperextend the lumbar area. Firm, thin comfort layers are ideal. There can be an inch of softness to provide cushioning to bony areas, but the firmness should be met by the body to avoid creating an unnatural backwards curve of the back. You will also want to take special care when choosing a pillow if you sleep on your stomach. The right pillow can minimize neck strain.

Testing the Mattress

When you’re trying out the mattress, you should be able to lie in one position without moving around for at least a few minutes. If you can do that, you’ve found a good mattress.