Highlights From Mattress Firm’s Q3 Earnings Conference Call

On December 31, 2014 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) approved the Connecticut Mattress Stewardship Plan developed by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the statewide mattress recycling program established by Public Act 13-42. Pros: It is convenient to have a whole bedroom set and a new mattress delivered at once. Sometimes they’ll give you a very low price on a mattress if you’re buying an entire bedroom set. Some are huge chains (like Sleepy’s and Mattress Firm), some are little local shops. Pros: Most salespeople will be well-trained and knowledgeable about mattresses and sleep. Alright, so you’ve selected a few stores to go to and you’ve checked out some online mattress stores to get a general lay of the land.
Most salespeople I work with genuinely want to help you find the right mattress. The slimy used car salesman” stereotype is somewhat uncommon ( though not unheard of ) in the mattress business. Most of the better stores will have a process in place to help find the right mattress. Whichever you can spend longer in one position on without tossing and turning is likely the better mattress.
Once you’ve narrowed down which mattresses offer the proper support and relieve the most pressure, it’s important to spend some time on that mattress to make sure it works for you. I have a mattress negotiation guide , so read that for an in-depth treatment of this topic. In mattress shopping, the general strategy is to play one retailer off of another. You can also look up the mattress online (like at US Mattress ) and get the retailer to match the online price. So you can find the mattress that works best for you, and then just buy the comparable model online.
This type of coil allows the mattress to contour to your body from the coil level, which give better support and causes less pressure. You can get a mattress with firmer foams on the top or softer foams on the top. Some will be in the style of a pillowtop” (which means the manufacturer sewed an extra cord around the side of the mattress to indicate it has a good amount of foam). They’re generally not important, as long as you’re not getting the least-expensive mattress.
There are too many variables to consider to compare coil counts in one mattress to another. One mattress might have 1,000 coils, and another will have 900, but the 900 coil mattress might have a lot more steel in the coils overall. The one thing I can say is to avoid is any mattress that has 420 or fewer Bonnell coils in a queen size. If all of this seems overwhelming, buying an online mattress with a free return policy is a reasonable alternative.
Foam mattresses are becoming much more popular, and they tend to get higher customer satisfaction ratings than innerspring mattresses (though they might not be what you’re used to). It’s not really designed for comfort, but it will hold the mattress up. Some lower-end mattresses are only made of poly foam, and these tend to feel harder. My mattress felt amazing for the first 6 months, but quickly lost both its comfort and support. The mattress industry does itself a disservice by advertising like this, because that’s usually the absolute rock bottom as far as price and quality go.
What to look for in sheets: Sheets can be as confusing as mattresses to buy, and there’s a lot of terminology to learn. Tricks a dishonest salesman might use : Here is a list of things to watch out for when in a mattress store. The Leesa is a good alternative to the whole mattress buying process outlined here. It’s a way to get a decent quality mattress in kind of a medium firmness to see if it works and avoid all of the hassle of going into stores and negotiating prices. Foam mattresses tend to sag less than innerspring mattresses, because most don’t have a quilt” layer.
If it’s an old, broken down mattress, you can see if your town offers mattress pickups with your trash, or drive it to the landfill, or see if you can find a recycling company. If you have to return an online mattress, you can sleep on a guest room bed, the new mattress that you’re replacing the online mattress with, a couch, the floor, etc. Our last mattress is about 11 years old and we got sucked into buying one for over $3,000 at that time, thinking it would be great.