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Ashley Sleep

March 12, 2012 07:00 ET

Shopping for a Mattress? Ashley Sleep Offers Helpful Mattress Buying Tips

From Finding Your Style, to Customer Service, Certification, Warranty & More

ARCADIA, WI--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - Selecting a mattress that fits your physical needs, as well as your lifestyle and budget, is essential to giving you the level of energy and sleep you need to seize your day, every day. But where should you begin? Ashley Sleep offers valuable information that can help you make the most of your shopping -- and sleeping -- experience.

"Before making any big purchase, whether it's a laptop, a television or new appliances, chances are, you do your homework. But, often times, people tend to overlook one of the most important investments they'll ever make, which is buying a mattress -- and it can cost them in the long run," says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President of Ashley Sleep. "Without proper sleep, you just can't feel your best. A good mattress can help you get the rest you need to enjoy higher energy levels, improved health and so much more."

With all the different styles available, it's important to first know the basics about two of the most popular choices before buying a mattress: Memory Foam and Latex. While both offer an ultra-comfortable sleep surface, be sure to understand the benefits of each product before buying:

Memory Foam Mattresses:

  • Contours to the body
  • Designed to adapt to body weight
  • Helps alleviate pinches and pains that can cause tossing and turning
  • Absorbs motion so that each partner is supported independently

Latex Mattresses:

  • Naturally hypoallergenic, renewable and eco-friendly material
  • Excellent for respiratory allergy sufferers since it's resistant to bacteria, mold, mildew and dust-mites
  • Supportive, restorative and chemical-free
  • Four-times more breathable than other sleep surfaces
  • Very durable -- keeps its resiliency better than conventional bedding

"Depending on your needs, either mattress can be a perfect fit," says Thorud. "Memory Foam mattresses can offer the perfect combination of comfort and customized support, allowing you to create your ideal sleeping environment. Latex may be the material of choice if you're looking for a supportive, restorative and chemical-free night's rest."

Once you've decided on the type of mattress, you may want to consider locating a store and testing one out. If so, keep these tips in mind:

  • If you share a bed, make sure and bring your partner along with you to ensure that it's a proper fit for them, as well.
  • Spend a few minutes lying on each of the mattresses you're considering. Try every sleep position (side, back and stomach) so you can be sure you'll be comfortable in each.
  • Note the level of customer service you're getting. Your salesperson should be courteous and have a strong knowledge of the mattresses, foundations, pillows and other sleep products her or she is selling. Make sure your salesperson is well versed on the topic and is able to answer all of your questions. If you don't feel comfortable buying a mattress from a particular store, keep shopping.
  • Ask about the warranty. With the proper care, your mattress should last for many years. So, when buying a mattress, make sure the brand backs up its quality claims with a good warranty.
  • Find out it if the mattress is CertiPUR-US® approved. If you choose a memory foam mattress, this certification ensures that the polyurethane foam inside has been tested by an independent laboratory to meet environmental, health and safety standards.

Buying a mattress is an important home purchase. Choosing the right one can lead to a restorative night's rest, more energy, as well as improved health, mood, job performance and overall productivity. Learn more interesting Sleep Facts now or visit Ashley Sleep to browse our mattresses, foundations, and other sleep products.

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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    Media Relations
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