Bedding


At Furniture World Galleries and Mattress Superstore every employee is dedicated to helping insure you receive a good nights rest. You may not realize it but you will likely spend 20% of your life in bed. A proper nights rest helps insure you can be your best at home, at work or at play. Plus, a quality mattress set can provide the needed back and spinal support to help alleviate back and muscle pain. That’s why you should let the sleep experts at Furniture World Galleries and Mattress Superstore help you choose your next mattress.

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If you’re not sleeping to your satisfaction within 125 days, we will exchange your mattress for one that is right for you. Family owned and low overhead means you save more. We will beat any competitors price for 125 days guaranteed!

 

Frequently Asked Bedding Questions

 
What size mattress do I need?

Buying a too-small mattress is one of the biggest mistakes new bed-buyers make. Couples who’ve been sleeping on a “double” since they got married may think that’s just fine, until they learn that each person has only as much sleeping space as a baby’s crib! Here are size guidelines for shoppers from the Better Sleep Council:

Full Bed
Sometimes still called “double,” full beds are 53 inches wide, which is just 15 inches wider than a twin size (single). That leaves each partner only 27 inches of personal space, or about the width of a crib. Both twin and full sizes are approximately 75 inches long, which may be too short for some adults, especially men. Full size is only enough space for a single sleeper and only if under 5 feet 5 inches tall. Parents are increasingly choosing full size over twin for teenage bedrooms, and even for younger children in order to give parents a more comfortable place to rest when reading together at tuck-in time.

Queen Bed
Queens are usually around 60 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long – 6 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full size mattress. These added inches can make all the difference in comfort, especially for couples, and have made the queen today’s most popular mattress size. However, with 30 inches of personal space, each adult still has 9 inches less width than if they slept alone in a twin bed. Queen size is a good choice for guest rooms, smaller master bedrooms, couples who prefer close quarters, or for single sleepers who are sprawlers.

King Bed
King Beds are 76 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long – about 18 inches wider than a queen. This is the closest a couple can come to having as much personal space (38 inches) as each would have on a twin bed. In fact, two twin extra-long beds pushed together are about the same size, an option that can offer a flexible arrangement for a guest room. For consumers on the west coast, there is also the “California King,” which is 72 inches wide by 84 inches long – 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a regular king. King size is the best choice for couples that want maximum personal sleeping space. However, size can be a problem. Even with a “split box spring” – two twin-size foundations to support it – to make a king set more manageable, it may be too big for some bedrooms or too bulky to navigate through some corridors, doors and stairwells. It’s a good idea to break out the tape measure if there is any doubt.



Will my new mattress set fit with my existing or new bedroom furniture?

Support
The most important consideration when evaluating your current bedroom furniture is whether it has the proper support needed for today’s queen or king size mattress sets. Even if you purchased your furniture recently, it does not ensure that the bed manufacturer included the proper center support elements to prevent bowing and sagging. The following diagram shows the types of support required by all mattress manufacturers. A queen or king size mattress set that is not properly supported is also not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

Overall Height
Many of today’s mattress sets are much taller than mattress sets from 15 + years ago. They can sometimes dwarf a headboard and/or nightstands. If you are concerned this may be an issue for you, measure to see the maximum overall height your existing furniture will tolerate, and take that information with you to our store. Once you have identified a couple mattresses that are comfortable for you, then see if those mattress sets fit within the maximum height requirement you have. If not, ask your salesperson about low-profile boxsprings or bed frames which will lower the overall height of the mattress set.
 

Do I sleep primarily on my back, stomach or side?

This may not be something you have ever thought much about, so if you are not sure, try to notice what position you get in right before dropping off to sleep and what position you are in when first awakening. It may not be the same every day, as we all sleep in various positions throughout the night, but you will probably discover that you have a preference.

Back
Most people who sleep primarily on their backs like a fairly hard sleeping surface. The key, however, is to realize that there needs to be enough surface padding and conforming properties in the support system of the mattress to give proper support to the lower lumbar region of the spine. Otherwise, your body will be fighting gravity all night to keep the natural curvature of the spine in place, rather than being allowed to fully relax and rejuvenate.

Stomach
If you sleep primarily on your stomach, try to stop! Doctors and chiropractors tell us that is not a healthy sleeping position. However, stomach sleepers need a fairly hard sleeping surface.

Side
This is the most common primary sleeping position. Side sleepers need padding to cushion the hips and shoulders and minimize pressure points which impeded blood flow. If you often wake up with your arm still asleep, then you are probably sleeping on a too-hard mattress, or one with very little surface padding. Side sleepers tend to prefer medium to soft sleeping surfaces.
 
 


 
Have more questions? For more information on how to get a better night’s sleep, please visit The Better Sleep Council.