People come in to the showroom every week to purchase a box spring (foundation). When I ask if they purchased a mattress online they will sometimes and reluctantly tell me they did. After a few more minutes of discussion they almost always say “I wish I would have come here first”.
That is easy to understand once you are standing in my store. These people have seen the quality that comes in the box and now compared it with the better mattresses that I carry. (It’s easy to see). They paid around $900 for a queen mattress and now have to spend another $100 on a foundation. (They could have purchased a much better mattress including the box spring from me for under $900. And……. it would have been delivered and set up without all the hassle of shopping for a foundation.
Before you make the mistake of buying a mattress based on the million dollar website that convinces you how great they are by showing all the positive reviews (which they control), visit my showroom. You will be glad you did!
By the way……. I offer the same “Mattress in the Box” and ours are just as good as those $900 ones. We sell ours for $500 including shipping. Visit our website at www.shipmattress.com
Yes these new online mattress stores have great marketing. Their websites are very impressive. If you know anything about mattresses however, their mattresses are not that great. There is nothing special or unique about those mattresses. (They have not invented a new design or better mattress) What they have done is invented a mattress designed for shipping. Our mattresses cannot be shipped because ours are much heavier.
Most people will like any “New” mattress. (It’s better than what they had before). That is why they will tell their friends that they like their new mattress. (They better not come by our store after purchasing their online mattress or they will be sad).
I can tell you that I have seen those new mattresses. We deliver to homes every day in which the people purchased one of the online mattresses and then came to our store. When we deliver our mattress and see the online mattress sitting there, there is no comparison. You can tell just by looking at our mattress that it is a real mattress and built better. Our mattress will weigh much more. (Our mattresses are designed to be moved in a truck and not designed to be mailed).
Our mattresses are just built better.
Come in and try our different quality (we have every type).
It is unfortunate that this particular blog post will not reach very many people who might really need the information!
I believe that there are hip surgeries being performed every day that could be prevented simply by sleeping on a firmer (more supportive) mattress.
I just returned from my time share vacation where I slept on the same mattress as this time last year. (This mattress is 11 years old) and should have been replaced about 8 years ago. Just like last year, on this same mattress, I found myself developing hip pain around the 3rd night of sleeping on this mattress. After the 5th night, my pain was so severe that I could not play golf.
As soon as I returned home to my “supportive” mattress, my pain was completely gone after the second day. (I never have or had hip pain in my life except for these 2 separate weeks, from 2 separate years on the same mattress).
In my opinion, that should be the first and primary thing that the hip surgeon looks at before or above any other procedure. Meanwhile this blog post goes unnoticed.
The mattress that caused the problem for me sunk in the middle. It was not supporting my weight. (I sleep on my side and switch back and forth from right to left). While on the “non-supportive” mattress my weight was all focused on my hip. With my “supportive” mattress at home my weight is evenly distributed throughout my side from head to foot.
I could go into more details however I won’t at this time. I have written much about this subject. If you have any questions, regardless of where you live, drop me an email and I will glad to point you in the right direction with regard to where and what type of mattress you should be looking at.
The new top of the line Leggett & Platt Prodigy is here! They call it the “Prodigy 2.0 Plus”. It is exactly like the Prodigy 2.0, which was first introduced about 18 months ago, with one exception. The new Plus has a lumbar in place of the pillow option.
On the remote control for the Prodigy 2.0, there is a Pillow option. Now with the new Prodigy 2.0 Plus that option is replaced with a Lumbar option.
This is great option in my opinion! When you are in the raised position (head high position), your upper body weight gets concentrated to your lower back. This can cause pain for many people. With the lumbar option, you can now raise the lower back portion of your mattress to help alleviate that problem.
I personally own the Prodigy 2.0 with the pillow option. I do not find myself using the pillow option very often. While I love my adjustable base, the pillow option does not do much for me. I do have to constantly adjust my head position due to the fact that my lower back starts to hurt.
Therefore I think that this new lumbar feature is a fantastic option.
I have the new Prodigy 2.0 Plus set up on my showroom floor, which I have been trying out. It really seems to work good for me and I love this lumbar feature.
I think that Leggett and Platt got it right this time! Some people might still opt for the pillow option, especially if they have neck issues. Either way, now there are two great options that are added to the Leggett and Platt adjustable base beds.
I have had an adjustable bed for a long time now (Almost 10 years). It is something that has improved my life in a big way. I would not want to be without it! Whenever I stay in a hotel, I cannot believe how uncomfortable it is to sit up and watch T.V. without the back of the bed rising up for support. I watch T.V. every night just before going to sleep. Sometimes I will use my IPAD or computer while in bed.
During the winter, whenever I have had a cold, raising my head during sleep has helped enormously.
I have developed (probably because I’m officially a Senior Citizen) “ACID REFLUX”. The main reason for my acid reflux is (lack of exercise, alcohol, eating too much and just simply bad habits). In other words, I’m a pretty normal guy. The acid reflux problem does not occur every night but it sometimes will wake me up in the middle of the night. When it does I have learned to raise the head of my bed about 4 inches. (It is almost like hitting a switch! The acid reflux instantly goes away).
Another thing that I sometimes use my adjustable for is an alarm clock to wake me up. At a certain time it will raise my head and vibrate.
So, what I’m saying is: I could not live without my adjustable bed at any price. Which brings me to the reason why most people probably do not own and adjustable bed. PRICE
I believe that the price is so low that it is a no-brainer to own one. If you buy a Leggett & Platt adjustable base, you will probably never have to buy another. They are build to last a lifetime. If you ever have a problem with one or a part such as the motor wears out, it is easy to repair and the costs is relatively low. Anything that wears out or breaks could not cost more than about $300. There is also a local repairman in every area of the United States, when you are dealing with such a large company as Leggett & Platt.
I can’t think of any other item that is used so much, lasts a lifetime and cost so little.
A kingsize SCAPE at Charleston Bedding is only $1600 and queen only $1100. That is not much money for what you get in return in my opinion. (You can purchase the Falcon model for only $1200 king and $750 queen).
If you have any questions about these adjustables email or call me. If you want to try them out come by the showroom here at 1045 Wappoo Rd. 29407
(Watch this video and get yourself something that will really improve your quality of life)
Yes it’s confusing trying to buy a mattress. Especially if you don’t know anything about mattresses (which is 99% of the population). When you search online you get all kinds of crazy info. Usually put out there by somebody trying to steer you in their direction. I won’t try to cover everything on this blog post. What I will cover here is:
How to buy a mattress without getting the sunken middle after a short time
This is the spring system that most mattress stores sell “FOAM ENCASED COIL MATTRESS”
Look at these two photos: What you have here is the old style spring system.
(Not to be confused with the “Pocket coil” mattress) These are the old style spring systems that all mattress stores sell. They are the Leggett & Platt spring systems.
When shopping for a low cost mattress, a good spring mattress will be a better mattress than a cheap all foam one.
This is the low cost way to make a spring mattress. Lot’s of foam and very little steel. (Steel cost more than foam)
These low cost mattresses are “Foam Encased”. All you have to do when shopping for a new mattress is rub your hands along the side and tap the side. Cheap foam and small amount of steel. These will sink in the middle in about six months or so.
Whenever someone is interested or asks the questions about “How to get better sleep”, I often offer my help. (I have spent much time learning how to get the best sleep). We take a look at various things of interest such as: Better quality mattresses, the correct mattress, pillows, protectors and accessories. I have spent much time and energy finding the correct products along with general guides to proper or correct sleep. It’s surprising how many people have never really taken the time to get that type of information. After all, a third of your life is sleeping and good sleep is essential to health, happiness and even success. Of course adjustable beds are a great improvement over tradition beds. However there are even more ways to help improve sleep.
There is some new technology these days which I believe helps take sleep to another level. These are “Sleep Monitoring Devices“. There are several new products on the market. Some use pillows while others use blankets or a mattress pad. The one that I like is an APP using the Apple watch. The best one that I have found is the “Sleep Watch” APP. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleep-watch-by-bodymatter/id1138066420?mt=8
This APP allows the user to monitor many things such as: how much deep sleep they are getting and how much of a dip in heart rate you have. It also offers suggestions such as “Try not to eat right before bed”. (That one was a wake up call to me) (No pun intended). There are many other things that you can learn from this APP which will help your sleeping patterns.
If you are not up to date on having the correct mattress, proper pillow, sheets, adjustable bed, correct sleep positions and latest sleep technology……. Come by and let’s talk. I can help improve your sleep!