Q. How often should I replace my mattress?
Every 5-7 years. Even if your mattress doesn’t show much wear and tear, your body, lifestyle and sleep needs have probably changed. If your mattress is 5-7 years older, so are you! Has your weight changed, have you gotten married, developed back problems, or do you have a less active lifestyle? That old mattress may no longer be the best fit for the person you are today.
Q. If I have a bad back should I buy a hard mattress?
Your doctor may have specific recommendations for your sleep surface. In general, we’d recommend a mattress that offers good support, and support does not mean the hardest or firmest mattress available. Innerspring mattresses are available in various types of surface materials over the coil unit that help in improving the comfort of a mattress without compromising the support you need. Foam, latex or air mattresses are also good options for contouring the body while offering proper support and lasting comfort.
Q. What are the new regulations on mattresses being fire resistant?
Beginning July 1st, 2007 all mattresses manufactured must meet the new Federal Government Law on F.R., “Flammability Regulations.” This law requires that every mattress must have a label that states the mattress set meets the federal standard. This regulation requires that mattresses be significantly more resistant to an open flame than previously outlined in individual state rulings. All Sleep Country mattresses now meet these new flammability regulations, by the means of fire resistant fiber barriers, not with the use of hazardous chemicals. The new F.R. Law is designed in the case of a fire and will give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom. It also provides firefighters more time to get into a home, thus preventing further damage. It is estimated this new law now in effect will save 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.