August 5, 2015
When it comes to choosing the right mattress there are a lot of options out there, though these days it seems far too many come with an inflated sense of urgency through hyped and gimmicky sales events. Comparison shopping can be tricky and sales staff can often be woefully under-informed or intent on pursuing their own agenda. One zero-hassle, everyday option that may come as a surprise to you: the Arc’s Value Village thrift stores that you already love to visit! Arc’s Value Village has brand new mattresses in stock at each of 5 locations throughout the Twin Cities. Available in Twin, Full, and Queen sizes, these mattresses (box springs & frames as well) are locally manufactured – so each purchase not only helps to support Arc’s mission, but benefits our state’s economy as well.
Considering you’ll spend around a third of your life in bed, it only makes sense to choose products able to deliver a reliable and quality night’s sleep. However, the ideas of comfort and support – based on subtleties of preference related to “firmness” and “softness” – can vary widely from person to person. In order to help you get educated and feel confident when making your choice, feel free to make use of these handy tools we’ve collected:
• Mattress glossary – a collection of frequently used industry terms
• Web MD Guide To Picking Your Perfect Mattress
• Life Hacker mattress choosing tips
When you’re ready for a new mattress, there are a few final important points to consider which we would like to leave you with:
• Take the time to really know your old one – you’ll want to possess a clear understanding of any aspects you did or didn’t like about it
• Your sleeping patterns will change as your body changes; reevaluate your needs and personal support preferences every few years
• Throughout adolescence your child will be growing the whole time – if they grow out of their existing bed, that is a great time for a new mattress set
• Give your mattresses regular cleaning to they deliver their maximum lifespan
• Don’t forget to take into account the dimensions of your home’s stairwells and doorways to avoid frustration when the time comes to actually move the items in …
(Twin Mattresses are 39 inches by 75 inches, Full are 54 inches by 75 inches, and Queen are 60 inches by 75 inches)
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
– Cary Grant