ARCADIA, WI--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - If you've ever been the owner of a two-sided bed, you know the perils of regularly flipping a heavy, cumbersome mattress -- a feat that often requires more than one person to accomplish.
"When it comes to mattresses, the old adage 'two is better than one' couldn't be farther from the truth," says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President of Ashley Sleep. "The single-sided mattress appeared about 10 years ago -- in response to the reality that, while we should all be regularly flipping our two-sided mattresses, we just aren't. The result is often an uneven, lumpy surface that feels prematurely worn."
Today's one-sided beds are constructed with so much support that flip-required mattresses could go the way of ironing-required sheets (for those not likely to do either). The key difference between one- and two-sided mattresses is their construction. A two-sided mattress is made with wire coils, or inner springs, surrounded by layers of foam evenly placed on both sides of the springs. A single-sided mattress places all the comfort layers over just one side of the inner springs, or core.
While some manufacturers offer both options, today's consumers prefer the simplicity of single-sided beds. Why? Here are four benefits to choosing a one-sided mattress:
1. No mattress flipping. The hassle of having to regularly flip your mattress to achieve a comfortable night's rest is eliminated with a one-sided mattress.
2. Better sleep technology & value. A single-sided mattress can be made with exciting new sleep technologies without dramatically increasing its price -- since the top comfort layer doesn't have to be repeated on the bottom.
3. Top performance. With quality engineering and the use of specialty memory foams, the body impressions and indentations common to coil mattresses (and the key reason mattresses need to be flipped) are reduced.
4. Less motion. With comfort layers on just one side, a single-sided mattress can be built with a dense, motion-resistant foundation, reducing movement when two sleepers share one bed.
For information about single-sided mattresses or to learn more interesting sleep facts, browse our innovative products at AshleySleep.com.
About Ashley Sleep
Ashley Sleep is manufactured by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the world, with products available at participating Ashley Furniture HomeStores and other quality mattress retailers (Store Locator). Making its own place in the sleep industry, Ashley Sleep is one of the fastest growing mattress brands in the world. First introduced in 2008, more people are sleeping on Ashley Sleep mattresses than ever before.
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