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Mattress Care : Does Rotating Your Mattress Really Extend Its Life Expectancy?

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Mattress Care and Why It’s Important

We spend at least six to eight hours a day, if not more, on our beds. It is probably one of the most highly used pieces of furniture in your home so maintaining the quality condition of your purchased in the beginning. Typically, a standard mattress lasts for up to seven years while premium mattresses may last for ten plus years. Mattresses can be expensive, so choosing the right mattress in the first place is ideal; but if you already have a mattress, or if you simply want to maintain the quality of a mattress you may already own, there are a few things you can do in the way of mattress care.

Believe it or not, regularly rotating or flipping your mattress can positively affect the life expectancy of your mattress. Rotating the mattress means turning the mattress around 180 degrees; rotating does not include flipping so after you have rotated the mattress, you should be sleeping on the same side, just a different position head to foot. Flipping a mattress means turning it over so you are sleeping on the other side. If possible it is best to both flip and rotate your mattress. If you must choose, flipping is better than rotating because you are no longer sleeping on the same side; but if you cannot flip your mattress, then rotating can help to extend its life expectancy and comfort. If you are unsure if your mattress can be flipped, look for labels on the mattress for instructions such as “no flipping required.” Typically mattresses that can be flipped tend to be of better quality.

We tend to sleep in the same area of our mattresses night after night; but if you move the mattress around often so that you are sleeping on a different area, you can prevent wear and tear from daily use. Rotating your mattress is recommended every two months and more frequently when the mattress is first purchased. If you have a two-sided mattress, you should flip and rotate at the same time. By simply repositioning your mattress, you can maintain the feel and quality of your mattress, which adds to the longevity of your mattress and keeps you from having to purchase mattresses as often. Rotating and flipping your mattress can also add to the comfort of your mattress, not just extend its life expectancy.

While there may be many furniture stores in Columbus, Georgia, E&S Mattress and Furniture Discounters offers discount furniture and mattresses that are top of the line, quality products at affordable prices.We are experts in mattresses and mattress care. Purchasing a quality mattress the right way, the first time, means that you can keep your mattress comfortable for a good night’s sleep and save money by increasing its life expectancy.

Different Types Of Beds to Suit Your Needs

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Pick The Bed That Best Fits Your Needs

Choosing the right bed to best suit your needs may seem like a fairly easy task at first, however there are more options than you may think. Depending on your needs for space, comfort, and cost, there are quite a few criteria to consider when looking for the perfect bed.

If space is your concern and you are looking for a space-saving bed that is also comfortable and affordable, consider a futon, the day bed, or the Murphy bed. These are all platform beds that are easily stored and transitioned into other functional pieces of furniture. The futon is a bed in which the mattress sits on an iron frame. It can function as either an upright couch for seating, or a bed for sleeping. You can choose from a bi-fold option, where the futon folds in half once, or the tri-fold option, where the futon folds into three sections. The day bed also offers the option of being used as a couch or a bed. The frame is three pieces, one back panel with two side panels, leaving an open space in the front. Some day beds feature a drawer or pop-under trundle bed, a slide out bed on wheels that is stored underneath. The trundle easily pulls in and out to accommodate more sleepers, perfect for sleep-overs or overnight guests.  A Murphy bed, also known as a wall bed, is a foldable bed that either folds into a wall or closet. This option is ideal for apartment living or in small spaces.

If you are looking for a fashionable option, consider the sleigh bed, loft bed, or canopy bed. These beds are stylish and trendy options that can make any room unique. The sleigh bed, inspired by the empire style of ancient Greece and Rome, has a headboard that is longer than the foot, with curled tops rolling outward on either end. They are typically made of wood but can fashioned from nearly any material. This style is perfect for people who like to sit up and read in bed as it is equipped with a sturdy backrest. The loft bed is usually found in apartments, or in bedrooms where space and functionality are issues. The loft bed can also be used in lieu of bunk beds for children’s rooms. This option sits above the floor and varies in height, leaving space under the bed for shelving, a desk, or additional storage. The canopy bed is designed with four posts at the four corners of the bed, with fabric draped over the posts. The canopy bed creates a dramatic effect and makes a statement, perfect for both children’s or adult’s bedrooms. The canopy bed is versatile and comes in any size.

While there are a number of options, from trendy to useful, comfort is always an issue. After choosing the bed style you want, it is time to find the perfect mattress. Mattress discounters and discount furniture stores are great places to start to get the best deal for your money on both the bed frame and the mattress. E&S mattress and furniture store in Columbus, Georgia offers discounted prices and quality furniture built and guaranteed to last.