Monthly Archives: July 2014

Basic Mattress Vocabulary

Modern bed in a bedroom

Are you planning to replace your mattress in the near future?  Ensure that you go home with the most optimal mattress for your sleeping needs by familiarizing yourself with this vital mattress vocabulary:

Foundation:  A good foundation, or box springs, is an essential component of a mattress. Absorbing a lot of nightly wear and tear, it is important to purchase new box springs when buying a new mattress.

Adjustable beds:  Adjustable beds are electronic beds that allow you to adjust the head and foot of the mattress for optimal comfort.

Innerspring:  An innerspring mattress is the most commonly purchased type of mattress and contains built-in coil springs.

Airbeds:  Unlike the steel coils of an innerspring, airbeds offer an air-filled core to suit a variety of sleeping needs.

Memory foam:  Memory foam is five times denser than typical foam and can easily conform to any shape and then quickly return to its original form.

For help finding your perfect mattress, contact Mancini’s Sleepworld at (800) 641-5337. With 31 northern California locations, including San Francisco, Gilroy, and Santa Rosa, our knowledgeable and trained sales associates will ensure that you successfully navigate our extensive selection of mattresses to find your dream bed at a dream price.

Understanding What Sets Stearns & Foster Mattresses Apart

Stearns & Foster

When most people buy a mattress, they will spend almost every night sleeping on it for the next five to seven years, so it is important to choose very carefully. Factor in the price of mattresses and the level of commitment becomes more obvious. Stearns and Foster understand this and accept the responsibility of making exclusively high quality mattresses. Keep reading to find out what sets Stearns and Foster mattresses apart.

Stearns and Foster ensure that their mattresses are as close to perfect as possible by working with only the most qualified craftsmen. They also keep a close eye on the entire process, which is much more extensive than most companies; it takes about double industry average time to make a Stearns and Foster mattress. These mattresses are entirely hand made with luxurious, fine materials to provide the ultimate sleeping experience.

Mancini’s Sleepworld is a mattress store that serves the Gilroy, Santa Rosa, Stockton, San Jose, and San Francisco areas. We provide Serta mattresses and the iComfort Sleep System as well as gel memory foam mattresses. For more information, please visit our website or call (800) 641-5337.

How Mattresses Have Evolved Over Time

mattresses

Mattresses are among the many luxuries that people tend to take for granted in today’s hectic and bustling society. However, our favorite sleeping spots are much more accommodating than those our ancestors slept on. Keep reading to find out how mattresses have evolved over time.

Neolithic Period - Renaissance

The earliest known version of a mattress dates back 10,000 years, to the Neolithic period. These original beds were very primitive, and it was not until 3400 BC that Egyptians started sleeping on raised platforms. At this point, however, commoners still slept on heaps of palm bows. The Roman Empire saw the earliest luxury beds, which were composed of hay, wool, feathers, or reeds, and were typically decorated in gold or silver. During the Renaissance, mattresses were made of silks and velvets filled with straw, pea shucks, and feathers.

16th Century – 19th Century

Louis XIV was a lounging enthusiast and was said to have owned 413 beds; he particularly enjoyed the larger, flashier mattresses. Unfortunately these types of beds attracted a variety of bugs, which is a problem that was not solved until the 18th century. Cotton mattresses were introduced at this time, which did not attract bugs. Mattresses started to resemble modern beds in 1865 when coil springs were patented.

20th Century - Today

Mattresses continued their evolution in the 1930s when upholstery and innerspring mattresses gained popularity, paving the way for futons in the 1940s. The 1950s saw pillows and mattresses made of foam rubber, and the waterbed caught on during the following decade. Adjustable beds also began to enjoy popularity in the 1960s. After the 1980s brought the airbed, the 1990s became the decade of the queen-sized mattress. From the early 2000s on, mattresses have exploded in customization, design, and comfort.

To find out just how far mattresses have come, visit one of the many Mancini’s Sleepworld locations in northern California. We are happy to supply the area with adjustable mattresses as well as gel memory foam and the iComfort Sleep System. If you would like to know more about our mattresses, feel free to call us at (800) 641-5337 or visit our website.

How Poor Sleep Quality Affects Teenagers

Teenage years can be confusing and stressful, and quality of sleep could be an important factor. Watch this video to find out how poor sleep quality affects teenagers.

Teenagers who get five or less hours of sleep per night tend to be substantially more likely to report symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide. Additionally, teens were more likely to report these same symptoms if they regularly went to sleep after midnight as opposed to teens that went to sleep earlier. Sleep deprivation can not only affect teenagers’ mental health, but also their physical health and immune systems.

If your teenager is not getting high-quality sleep, it may be time for a new mattress. Mancini’s Sleepworld provides comfortable mattresses in the Northern California area. To find out more about our gel memory foam and Serta mattresses, please do not hesitate to visit our website. You can also call us at (800) 641-5337.