Here is a chart of the different mattress sizes
Here is a chart of the different mattress sizes
Here is a good comparison of Charleston Bedding and a Big retail store:
Our Mattress: Gel Foam Queen set $775 instead of $5,000
Our Mattress: Instead of Gel Foam or Poly Foam a much superior top of Latex
Our price with the 932 Coil count and Latex Queen set = $999 instead of $5,000 (ours offers 10 year warranty)
Our Quantum Edge Pocketed Coil with Talalay Latex feels incredible!
It is the very best of the best when it comes to mattresses.
The price and quality is unsurpassed!
Go to “Mattress Firm’s” website and search for the “Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid”.
You will see that the queen mattress set sells for $2,999.
Click on “details” and see that theirs is the 850 coil count. Our is the 954 Coil count and is a better product. It is better in many ways. The 850 has a foam encased edge where the 952 has pocketed coil edge. (The 954 costs a mattress manufacturer more than the 850)
We have the Quantum Edge Pocketed coil queen mattress and box set with Gel Foam for only $650
Also notice that “Simmons Black” has “memory foam”. (ours is latex which is a much better product and costs much more than polyurethane memory foam).
Our Queen mattress and box set is priced every day at ($999)
You may as….How do we do it?
My answer is (No, how do they do it?)
I recently had a lady come into my shop seeking a “low priced queen mattress”. When I asked what price range she was in she told me $300. As sometimes happens she was not concerned about laying on a mattress. She went by a few and pushed her hand into the mattress. I attempted to persuade her to lay on them. I was offering her information as to what to look for when purchasing a mattress. When I showed her my good quality 390 coil count mattress with steel reinforced edges mattress and box set priced at$275 which includes free delivery, she mentioned that it is not thick enough. (That mattress measures 8″). She quickly left and I realized that she is likely heading down the street to purchase a mattress from a nearby competitor.
This particular competitor has stacks of nice thick 14″ mattresses out in the parking lot on display for everyone to see. These mattresses do not have any steel or springs in them. They are low density, low quality polyurethane foam. I don’t believe you can really call them a mattress. They are more like big expensive pillows. They are priced at $299 for a queen set. I personally would not put mattresses outside on display and then sell them as new. (I have seen them do this in 100 degree weather). I’m sure those mattresses were in terrible condition due to heat and the Sun by the time they reached the buyer’s home.
Had this lady understood what I was trying to tell her she would have been happier with her purchase and investment. What she ended up buying is a mattress that is mostly filled with air. Had she simply laid on theirs and then laid on ours to compare, she would have felt much more support on my $275 mattress set as compared to their $300 mattress set. Our $275 set is 13.5 gauge steel coils and will last the average 160 lb. person about 5 to 7 years. The one she purchased would not be good for sleeping on day one.
I also would like to add that her best option would have been to spend $400 for our top of the line heavy duty 10″ 13 gauge spring plush mattress. It would likely lasts a good 8 years and give the support that is needed.
This lady will have to buy another mattress in a very short time. She will likely pay another $300 for another cheap mattress. At that point she could have purchased a really great heavy duty double sided mattress and box set for $550 which would have lasted her 10 or more years.
It is frustrating to see people being taken advantage of and investing in a mattress based on how it looks rather than how it sleeps.
It is probably quicker and easier than you think when it comes to picking the right spring system for you. First of all you need to decide if you mind your mattress having motion. The old reliable Bonnell spring system which was invented back in the early 1900’s, in my opinion is the one that used to last a very long time. This is system that offers the most steel and lasts the longest. They come in different gauge thickness, (usually 13.5 or 13). While these tend to be durable they have motion. If you do not want motion then you should look at the pocketed coil mattress systems. Check out our blog for “Pocketed coil” info.
Also check our blog on the spring systems that are not very durable and therefore we do not offer them such as the 460 verticoil or the 650 luraflex.
Here is an interesting fact according to Wikipedia: Emissions from memory foam mattresses may directly cause more respiratory irritation than other mattresses. A 2002 Norwegian study has found that foam mattresses are 4 to 8 times more likely to host dust mite feces than spring mattresses.
Here is an interesting article I found on NBC News regarding sleep positions:
Sleep on your stomach and have sexier dreams?
In the classic movie White Christmas, Bing Crosby jokingly tells Rosemary Clooney that by eating the right sandwich before bed, he can make sure he dreams about redheads, or blondes. If only we could all influence the content of our dreams so easily.
Well, a dream researcher in Hong Kong named Calvin Kai-Ching Yu, of Shue Yan University, says we can, at least a little.
For a study released last week in the journal Dreaming, he sampled 670 people, mostly university students, two-thirds of whom were females. He had them complete surveys about the intensities of their dreams, how often their dreams contained specific themes (such as flying, being chased, suffocation, and so on), and personality traits. They also indicated how often they slept on their sides, face up (supine), or face down (prone) on a five point scale from “never” to “almost every time.”
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When he analyzed the numbers, he found that the prone sleepers, as a group, were much more likely to score highly on what he calls the Dream Motif Scale (DMS), regardless of their personality type. Motifs like “persecution,” “erotomania,” and “sex” appeared significantly more frequently.
He concluded that “this study provides the evidence that dream experiences, and in particular dream content, can be influenced by body posture during sleep.”
In other words, sleeping face down is more likely to give you intense dreams featuring several common themes. Among the persecution motifs, for example, people reported “being tied up,” “being locked up,” and “unable to move.”
But why would position influence the content of our dreams? Kai-Ching Yu believes that the prone position provides more intense physical stimulus, making it tougher to breathe, for example, and making our bodies feel more constricted.
“The unconscious brains of the dreamers try to make sense, and even make use of, the external stimuli,” he told NBCNews.com.
It’s something like the dreams we have – common across cultures – when we have to urinate. We’re sleeping, but the pressure begins influencing our dream content so we start dreaming about bathrooms, or having to go. Also, when we’re face down, our genitals are receiving more stimulus from the bed and sheets, he speculates, so our brains incorporate that into sex-related dreaming.
He may be right, but there are reasons to be skeptical. First, a common problem in dream research is that people often don’t accurately recall their dreams even when they’ve just awakened. Also, while many people may think they know what position they sleep in, they’re often wrong. The dream scales Kai-Ching Yu used in his study were invented by him and, he said, they have not been validated by other researchers, though he has used them in many studies and gotten consistent results.
But the biggest reason for skepticism is that other scientists argue we’re cut off from the external world when we’re asleep. We’re in a completely internal realm – at the mercy of what sleep researchers from Harvard have called “a virtual reality system” without meaningful responses to the outside world, like the touch of sheets or the pressure of our bodies laying face down.
He doesn’t completely disagree, but said “I believe that the brain during sleep is not at all totally detached from the external world, and somatosensory stimuli, including those stemming from the environment, are probably incorporated into dream content more often than people observe or are aware of.” This is especially true, he thinks, at the unconscious level. That’s where our brains try to make sense, even if distorted, of what the body’s feeling.
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