Monthly Archives: January 2018

DreamFit Sheets

Mattress innovation has come a long way in the past few years — but bed sheet innovation? Not so much. Traditional sheets no longer work for today’s oversized, specialized mattresses. How often do you wrestle with your sheets while making the bed? Or wake up in the middle of the night, fighting to get the sheets over the corner of your mattress? If this is a familiar scenario, it might be time to consider DreamFit™ sheet sets.

Just as the brand name suggests, DreamFit™ sheets were designed with today’s mattresses in mind. Not only are they engineered to be easy to put on your bed, the sheets will stay put throughout the night — even for the wildest midnight thrashers. These are definitely not your mama’s white cotton sheets!

The patented design was engineered simply, to solve a problem that most of us face at one point or another. DreamFit™ sheets are guaranteed to fit and stay on your mattress, regardless of the size, thickness, or flexibility (adjustability) of your bed. Featuring super-strong elastic straps, the fitted sheet is oversized and deep, which makes it a breeze to put on your mattress — regardless of whether it’s foam, pillow-topped, oversized, or even adjustable.

We offer 3 different “degrees” of DreamFit™ sheet sets, depending on your sleep style and preferences:

  • Degree 1: Made of 100% brushed microfiber, this wrinkle- and shrink-resistant option is great for guest rooms or kids
  • Degree 3: Choose this 100% Pima cotton set if you’re looking for the right balance between comfort and luxury
  • Degree 4: 100% Egyptian cotton makes this set not only soft and dreamy, but also durable for years to come

With proper care, your DreamFit™ sheet sets can last up to 200-300 washings! Don’t use hot water, avoid bleach, tumble dry low, and rotate your fitted sheet from the head of the bed to the foot each time you change or wash your sheets. A pill resistant finish reduces pilling and fuzzing, and the result? You can’t wash the look, fit or feel out of DreamFit™ sheets!

Ready to stop wrestling with your sheets? Shop our selection of degrees and colors of DreamFit™ sheet sets on our website — and end the sheet struggle!

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Bed Frame

instamatic king sized adjustable bed frameSagging, squeaking, and shifting — If you experience any of these when you sit or lie down on your mattress, it may be time to think about replacing your bed frame. You wouldn’t build a house on a shaky, cracked, or poorly constructed foundation — would you? And as much as we would love to go back to our twenties, we don’t advise putting your expensive new mattress and box spring directly on the floor. (We shudder at the thought!)

Finding the right bed frames takes nearly as much thought and research as finding the right mattress. Here are four things you should consider buying a bed frame.

Size

Bed frames aren’t one-size-fits-all. In order to properly support your mattress, your frame needs to match the size of your bedding. Standard mattress sizes include twin, extra-long twin, full-size or double, queen, king, or California King — but you can also find custom bed frames if you have odd-sized or specialized bedding. For growing families, consider an all-in-one bed frame.  These support a twin-sized mattress and can be adjusted to fit larger mattresses as you grow.

Style

Does your bedding include a headboard or foot board (or both)? Make sure you look for bed frames that accommodate your home decor style. Look for frames that let you attach the headboard and foot board.  However, be mindful of the style. Some bed frames attach by hooking on or in, and some attach with bolts and screws. One idea: Take a picture of your existing furniture with you when you shop to avoid any confusion.

Height

While traditional setups used to require a box spring, that’s not necessarily the case anymore. Innovative mattress technology means that some options don’t require a box spring as a foundation.  To compensate for this, look for a frame that sits a little higher. If you do need a box spring, measure the height of your current setup and add it to the measurements of the bed frame. Take these numbers when you’re shopping.  You don’t want to spend 20 minutes trying to roll out of the bed in the mornings.

Features

Do you have a bedskirt you just love that coordinates with your decor? How about wheels?  Do you want to be able to move your bed easily? Is your mattress adjustable? These are all details to think about as you’re shopping for the right bed frame.

Just like your bed frame supports your mattress, we’re here to support you! If you still have questions about bedding, check out our Buyer’s Guide or get in touch to speak with our bedding experts.

Picking the Perfect Pillows

Buying a great mattress is a big step, but it doesn’t really help your sleep much if you don’t find the right pillows to go along with it. Those “economy” packs at the big box stores are perfect — for decoration! Just as you would spend time researching the right mattress, you need to do the same with new pillows.

How High is Too High?

Let’s first talk about loft: Loft is how high the pillow is when it sits on the bed. Remember that some materials may lose their loft naturally over time. It’s always a smart idea to test a pillow in-store for a good 10 minutes.

The position in which you normally sleep will determine what loft pillow is best for you.

  • Back sleepers need medium loft that supports the natural curve of the spine
  • Stomach sleepers need a low, flat loft
  • Side sleepers need a higher loft that keeps their spine horizontal

It’s What’s Inside that Really Counts

Yes, that’s not just something people say. There are so many innovative new pillows out there, it’s hard to keep up.  Also, if you have a medical condition, that may determine what filler is best for you.  Do you have asthma or allergies? What about chronic pain or injury? Depending on your answer, you may need to eliminate some pillows from your search, but here’s a good place to start:

  • Down: Made from the plumage of geese, down pillows are breathable and can last up to 10 years. Those with allergies can look into purchasing synthetic versions.
  • Wool or cotton: These natural fiber-based pillows are a great hypoallergenic option, but stomach sleepers beware because they tend to be very firm.
  • Latex: Resilient and elastic latex pillows are mold-resistant, cooler than memory foam, and can conform to your head. They do tend to be a little pricey.
  • Memory Foam: Choose this option if you have jaw pain or shoulder problems, or you need a little extra support. For “warm” sleepers, foam may not be ideal.
  • Polyester: This choice is the most cost-effective, and it holds its shape while offering support, but it’s also less durable than the other fillers.

Even if your body is supported by the right mattress, choosing the wrong pillow could cause pain, stiffness, and sleeplessness. Take into account any special sleep needs you have, like an apnea machine or allergies that may require a special pillow cover.

As you shop in-store, keep the above tips in mind as you test your different options.

Choosing the Right Mattress

Choosing the Right MattressJust about 30 years ago, traditional innerspring mattresses were (sadly) pretty much our only option. Remember when you were a kid, jumping on a squeaky bed? Or feeling a coil dig into your back all night as you were trying to get comfortable? Yeah, so do we! Thankfully, mattresses have evolved and now there are plenty of choices for all types of sleepers. Choosing the right mattress means being educated about the options.  We want to help you by breaking down some of the most commonly-purchased types of mattresses.

Innerspring Mattresses

This is a traditional mattress fabrication, and despite all of the fancy mattress trends that have swept through, the innerspring mattress remains the most popular and usually the most cost-efficient choice. You can choose from a variety of firmness levels and they’re easy to transport during moves. The drawback of innerspring (or coil) mattresses is that they can be noisy and don’t offer any therapeutic benefits for those suffering from back pain or pressure. When shopping for an innerspring, don’t forget to consider coil gauge — thicker coils make for a firmer mattress.

Natural Fiber

Mattresses made of natural fiber (instead of synthetic foam) can be a little pricey, but they’re great for the environment and great for families who tend to choose products that help to reduce their carbon footprint. Choose cotton if you want up to 15 years of durability.  Wool is great for regulating sleep temperature (attention hot sleepers), and latex harvested from rubber plants is fire-resistant. Because these mattresses come from different sources it’s important to try them before you buy as each lends itself to different sleeping styles.

Memory Foam

You’ve probably heard a lot about memory foam mattresses, and there’s a good chance you own other products that already use memory foam technology. They are incredibly popular and known for conforming to your body shape and returning back to “normal” a few minutes after getting out of bed.

Some features of a memory foam mattress include:

  • Very comfortable
  • Can help in pressure point and pain reduction
  • Offers better spine alignment
  • Won’t move when your partner does
  • Bonus: they fit adjustable beds

Latex

As we mentioned above, latex is harvested from rubber plants and latex mattresses can be both affordable and durable while being a “green” option. Remember that all latex manufacturing processes are different, so make sure to research how brands produce their specific mattresses. On the plus side, they don’t require flipping and rotating and are chemical-free.  The downside is that they happen to be heavy to move and are pricier than innerspring mattresses.

Along with these common styles, there are hybrids, custom options, and highly specialized mattresses available as well. The best way to find the right one for you is to visit us in-store and test them out for yourself. Our mattress pros are here to consult with you to make sure you end up getting the best night’s sleep possible!