Your Guide to Mattresses and Box Springs
Choosing a mattress is a bigger deal than most people realize. We spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping so it's important to make sure that time is spent on a high-quality mattress. This will help us to get a good night's sleep so we can conquer our days and achieve our goals. However, the number of mattresses on the market can seem overwhelming. Here's our quick guide to help you choose the best mattress for you.
Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam mattresses are very soft to lie on at night. The weight of your body will sink into the mattress and you'll feel like you're being cradled, much like a sleeping baby. This is a great option for pressure point relief and tends to be priced in the mid ranges.
Pillow Top Mattress
A pillow top mattress is the most common type of mattress on the market. It has a layer on top of the mattress that is typically made from cotton, wool, down, fiberfill, memory foam, or latex foam. These are often the most affordable types of mattresses and are very soft and comfortable.
A hybrid mattress includes springs inside the mattress as well as a foam topper. It offers the best of both worlds with the support of the springs and the soft comfort of the foam. These tend to be the mattresses of choice for couples with different needs, but they are also priced on the higher end.
Bed in a Box
The bed in a box type of mattress is a bit newer to the market. These mattresses are typically made entirely from foam so they can be compressed and rolled up to fit inside a box. This box is then shipped right to your door. They tend to be less expensive options and are easier to maneuver through your house than traditional mattresses.
Get Some Support: Box Spring vs Foundation
A box spring is a wooden box the same size as your mattress that includes metal springs to support it. A foundation is a wooden box the same size as your mattress but instead of being filled with springs, it has wooden slats across the width of the box for your mattress to lay on. The one that's right for you will depend on which type of mattress you choose. If you've chosen a firm mattress, you'll want the support of a foundation with wooden slats to enhance the firmness. A foundation will suit most mattresses, but a box spring is best for a spring mattress.
Shop with BT Furnishings Today!
For help choosing your new mattress and its support system, please visit one of our DFW locations in Plano, Arlington, Dallas or Garland today! We can discuss your sleep needs and desires to help you choose the perfect mattress within your price range. We'll have it delivered to your home or you can take it with you, if you prefer. And when it comes to bedding, we've got you covered there, too!