Mattress FAQ | Common Questions Answered

Buying a new Mattress Frequently asked questions

Q. What are the standard sizes of mattresses?

A. Mattresses come in many sizes. Twin mattress size: 39"x75", Full mattress size 54"x75", Full XL mattress size 54" x 80", Queen Mattress size 60"x80", Eastern King mattress size 76"x80" and California King Mattress size 72"x84".

Q. What's the best mattress?

A. The "best" mattress for you is the one that keeps you comfortable and well supported, and gives you a great night sleep. At Los Angeles Mattress Stores, we've hired experts who've done all the research to find exactly the right mattresses for our customers. To determine the mattress that's best for you, we recommend using the process of elimination to weed out the ones you don't like. As you lie down on the mattresses, pay attention to three of the mattress's most important features: comfort, support and space. The mattress that best fulfills the combination of these needs is the "best" mattress for you. If you sleep with a partner, bring that person with you to test out the mattresses. After all, you will need to reconcile what mattress you like best with what your partner likes best. If you need more help making your selection you can go to our "Mattress Finder", which is specially designed to choose the right mattress that fits your lifestyle and your particular comfort and sleeping needs. Our sleep experts are available to answer any questions you may have to help you get a better understanding of how to choose the model that's the best mattress for you. Visit our Showroom today to find out which is the "best" mattress for you. [Top of Page]

Q. How can you best shop for mattresses?

A. You need to understand your sleeping needs and habits before you start shopping for a mattress. We recommend that you think about your everyday lifestyle. How has your life changed from the last time you bought a new mattress set? And also your body. Has your body changed and how has it affected your old mattress support? Finally, think about the space you need for a new mattress and if you have a partner, take your partner with you our mattress shop for a new mattress. It's important to find a new mattress to meet both your support needs and comfort preferences. Rest assured, visit our showroom at Los Angeles Mattress Stores our sleep experts will answer your questions and find you the right mattress. You can take a "rest test" to compare the feel of different mattresses by lying down on our mattresses. You will quickly find some mattresses you like and others that do not meet your personal comfort preferences and support needs. Through this process of elimination, you can determine which mattresses you like best. [Top of Page]

Q. What should people look for in a new mattress?

A. The number one thing to look for in a new mattress is comfort. A comfortable mattress will allow one to fall asleep with ease and stay asleep through the night. Four keys to keep in mind are support, comfort, space and matching sets. The new mattress that's right for you will keep your spine in proper alignment - how your spine is when it's in good standing posture - supporting your body and cradling it along its curves. The right new mattress will also be comfortable for your body performance. Keep in mind that your comfort preferences are likely to change as you age. Make sure the new mattress provides enough space for easy, free movement. Couples should sleep on a queen size mattress or a king-size mattress. And keep in mind that a new mattress and foundation are designed to work together. Buy your mattress as a set and get the most out of your new mattress set in yourself.[Top of Page]

Q. What should people do to prepare for buying a new mattress?

A. Assess your needs before you start shopping for a new mattress. Think about your lifestyle. How has it changed since you last bought a new mattress and how might these changes affect your purchase? And what about your body? Has it changed and how has this affected your mattress need for support or your comfort preferences? Finally, think about space needs and take your partner with you (if you have one) when you shop for your new mattress. You need to find a new mattress to meet both your support needs and comfort preferences. [Top of Page]

Q. What is the best way to try a mattress?

A. The best way to try a mattress is to take the "SLEEP Test": Select a mattress Lie down in your sleep position Evaluate the level of comfort and support Educate yourself about each selection Partners should shop together Don't be embarrassed about the new mattress buying process. You don't think twice about test driving a new car, and you shouldn't think twice about "SLEEP Testing" a new mattress. Lie down on the new mattress for several minutes and assess how well the new mattress provides support and how comfortable the new mattress is for you. The only way to tell if a new mattress is right for you is to lie down on the mattress and test it. [Top of Page]

Q. How often should mattresses be replaced? How long do new mattresses last?

A. Mattresses wear out on different timetables. This is due to numerous factors such as how the mattress was used (guest room, master bedroom, doubled as a trampoline for the kids), whether it was cared for properly and/or the quality of the old mattress itself. Other important considerations are how personal comfort levels or a person's lifestyle and body may have changed over the years. We encourage you to think about these things and ask yourself the following questions: Are you sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago? Are you waking up feeling stiff and sore? Does your mattress have visible signs of wear and tear? Would a new mattress improve your sleep? If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then it's time to consider purchasing a new mattress. And because people tend to overlook their old mattresses and don't think about them, we recommend that you "check" your mattress using these four questions on a regular basis - at least twice a year - to make sure mattress wear and tear isn't sneaking up on you and disrupting your sleep. [Top of Page]

Q. What size mattress does a couple need?

A. Couples should sleep in a queen size mattress or king-size mattress for free, easy movement. Couples who sleep on a full mattress are only allowing themselves the same room to move around as a baby has in a crib. And make sure to take your partner with you when you shop for a new mattress. It's important that you find a new mattress that meets both your support need and comfort preferences. [Top of Page]