Mattress Guides & Resources

Find useful tips and helpful guide for buying you next mattress and sleeping better with our mattress education page!

  1. Essential Tips for Furnishing Your First Home

    Congratulations on buying your first home! You’ve achieved the quintessential American dream—now you just need to furnish it. Don’t expect to purchase everything you’ll need in one marathon shopping trip. Take your time at the furniture and mattress store, and think about how each individual piece fits in with your overall design scheme. Remember that you don’t need to match every piece to the other pieces perfectly. It’s alright to mix and match, as long as the different elements will visually complement each other. Figure out where to shop. After making your down payment and signing up for 10 to 20 years of mortgage payments, it’s best to take a balanced approach toward furnishing your home. You can get the most bang for your buck by heading to a mattress store with a reputation for quality at affordable prices. Look for a retailer that offers “extras,” like free delivery and satisfaction guarantees. Determine which pieces you want to splurge on. It’s likely that you’ll spend a little more on certain pieces of furniture. Figure out what your priorities are before you shop. If a great night’s sleep is important to you, then you should definitely invest in the best mattress you can afford. If you enjoy having friends over, then look for a comfortable sofa or lounger that offers lots of seating. Decide what you need to replace.  You probably aren’t moving into your first home with no furniture to start with. Chances are, you’ve been hanging onto a legacy piece for a few years. Legacy pieces are those furnishings that hold sentimental value, and so you feel obligated to keep them even if you don’t really like them. If your legacy piece doesn’t complement your new space, consider giving it to a younger sibling or cousin, or donating it. You’ll be glad you did when you admire your beautiful new furniture. Looking for high-quality furniture that won’t break the bank? Head over to one of Mancini’s Sleepworld’s 33 locations in California to shop our wide selection of mattresses, recliners and lift chairs, sofas and loungers, and accessories! Call (800) 647-5337.
  2. Shopping for Stratus at Mancini’s Sleepworld

      Just because you want to get a bargain on your mattress doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice comfort. With Stratus, you can have it all—a great night’s sleep at an unbeatable price. Mancini’s Sleepworld is proud to bring you the comfort and affordability of Stratus by Sleepworld Designs. Here is what you need to know about choosing your Stratus mattress. Three Mattress Options One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to beds. That’s why Stratus offers three different mattress designs, letting you get the right support and comfort without blowing your budget. Here is a look at the three mattress options.
    • The Stratus: A memory foam mattress that offers breathability for optimum sleep temperatures, plus the comfort and support that conforms to your body that you expect from memory foam.
    • Stratus Elite: If you’re tired of feeling hot at night, then the Stratus Elite is right for you. This mattress combines latex and memory foam, allowing body heat to be dispersed, so you feel cool and comfortable. The memory foam of the mattress supports pressure points.
    • Stratus Hybrid: Are you looking for the best of both worlds in your mattress? The Stratus Hybrid combines innerspring and memory foam, so you can the maximum amount of pressure relief with a plush feel and no motion transfer.
    Additional Stratus Benefits When you shop for a Stratus mattress at Mancini’s Sleepworld, you get even more than the three comfort options. We also offer free next-day delivery in Northern California and free shipping across the Continental United States. In-home setup is free, and we will also remove your old bed during local deliveries. Financing options are available, and you get to sleep on your new mattress for 120 nights before deciding if you’d like to keep it. In short, Stratus gives you much more than any other similarly priced mattress, on top of the superior comfort you get from all three mattress designs. Is a Stratus mattress right for you? Visit one of Mancini’s Sleepworld’s 33 locations around the San Francisco area to learn more. You can call (800) 647-5337 to place an order or get more information.
  3. Is a Lift Chair Right for You?

    If you struggle with mobility or balance issues, getting up from a seated position can be a painful and frustrating challenge. Fortunately, lift chairs can help. Similar in appearance to recliners, lift chairs make it easier to stand up after sitting, thanks to their forward-tilting mechanism. When you sit in a lift chair, it looks and feels like a normal chair. However, when you want to stand, the chair has a mechanical system that slowly raises the back side of the bottom of the chair, easing you into a standing position without putting pressure on sore joints or exacerbating balance problems. Lift chairs also recline, so they can be adjusted to just the right position for your maximum comfort while sitting. If you have joint pain or balance problems, visit Mancini’s Sleepworld to explore our collection of lift chairs and recliners. For more information about our entire selection of furniture and mattresses or our 33 showrooms located across Northern California, call (800) 647-5337.
  4. Sleep Hygiene: What Is It and How Can You Improve It?

    Do you tend to wake up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? In some cases, that could be a sign that it’s time to shop for a new mattress or bedroom furniture. It’s also possible that your sleep hygiene is to blame. Despite how it sounds, sleep hygiene doesn’t have anything in common with your personal hygiene, but it could have everything to do with how much rest you get each night. Here is what you need to know about sleep hygiene and what you can do to make yours better. Sleep Hygiene Explained Sleep hygiene refers to the habits you follow to prepare for sleeping. It includes everything from what you eat before bedtime to when you go to bed and get up each day. When you have good sleep hygiene, you fall asleep easily and stay asleep, so you wake up feeling rested and energetic. On the other hand, poor sleep hygiene can lead to insomnia and fitful, non-restorative sleep. Because lack of sleep can trigger serious health problems, having good sleep hygiene is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Improving Sleep Hygiene Does your sleep hygiene need some refreshing? Improve your sleep by adopting these healthy sleep habits:
    • Cut out naps or limit yourself to 30 minutes daily. Note that sleeping during the day does not make up for lost nighttime sleep.
    • Get an adequate amount of physical activity daily, but don’t do strenuous exercise right before bed.
    • Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. Caffeine will stimulate your body, making sleep difficult. Alcohol may make you sleepy at first, but as your body begins to process it as you sleep, it acts as a stimulant.
    • Avoid fatty or spicy meals right before bedtime, especially if you get heartburn.
    • Keep your bedroom cool and ban TVs and cellphones.
    Are you looking for the perfect new mattress or bedroom furniture to complement your sleep routines? Choose Mancini’s Sleepworld for the best selection of mattresses and furniture, available at our 33 locations throughout Northern California. You can learn more about our selection or find a location near you by calling (800) 647-5337.  
  5. Creating a Cozy Sitting Area in Your Bedroom

    Everyone needs a little “me” time now and then, and what better way to enjoy it than in a private sitting area in your own bedroom? A cozy sitting nook can transform your master bedroom into a private retreat intended for reading, meditating, or perhaps bird watching near the window. With a little inspiration and a trip to the mattress store for new bedroom furniture, you can easily create your own private retreat. Determining the Best Location You may need to adjust the arrangement of your current bedroom furniture to make room for your new sitting area. Ideally, the best place for a sitting nook is right by a window. You’ll be able to enjoy the view and have natural sunlight while you read. If your bedroom is too small to carve out a corner for your sitting area, the next best place to locate it is at the foot of your bed. Place a cozy loveseat along the footboard, anchoring a small area rug. Choosing a Seating Option If you don’t plan to use a loveseat for your master bedroom sitting area, you’ve got a few other great choices. An overstuffed, cushiony recliner will give you a cozy place to curl up with a book or a knitting project on a rainy day. Or, recline in style on a chaise lounge. If your bedroom doesn’t have much spare space, you can downsize with a cushioned, non-wheeled desk chair. Decorating Your Space When decorating your sitting area, take your cue from the rest of the bedroom. You can choose fabric upholstery for your seating in colors that complement the rest of your bedroom furniture and wall colors. Add a floor lamp with a brushed bronze look, and lay down a circular area rug. Add a small occasional table to the side of your chair if you’re pressed for space, or choose a slightly larger table to hold jigsaw puzzles and board games if your bedroom can accommodate it. Mancini’s Sleepworld has everything you need to create your master bedroom sanctuary, including comfortable recliners, chairs, and loungers. And of course, we stock the top brands in luxurious mattresses, including memory foam and hybrid beds. Call us at (800) 647-5337 or stop by one of our 33 showrooms in California today!
  6. Your Complete Shopping Guide for Sheets

    Washing your sheets every one to two weeks is ideal for better hygiene and comfort, but all that washing can eventually wear out your bedding. If your sheets are starting to wear thin or feel less than luxurious, it’s time to head for the mattress store for a new set. Consider purchasing an extra set of sheets so that you can get the bed made while one set is in the washing machine.

    Thread Count

    Thread count is often considered the most important factor to think about when purchasing sheets. But what does it actually mean? Quite simply, the higher the thread count, the more threads there are running vertically and horizontally in each square inch. Most sheets have an average thread count of about 300. Many consumers prefer choosing a high thread count sheet because it’s expected to be softer and feels more luxurious. When examining the label for the thread count, look for a measurement of “TC,” such as 300tc.


    Ply goes hand-in-hand with thread count in determining quality. The ply simply refers to the number of threads wrapped together to form one single thread. A double-ply sheet uses threads that are made of two threads wrapped together. Double-ply fabrics are considered more luxurious than single-ply fabrics.


    Along with considering the thread count and ply, you should take a look at the type of material the sheet is made from. Egyptian cotton is one of the most popular materials for sheets because of its luxurious touch and exceptional comfort. It’s made from handpicked cotton, which makes it more durable. Pima cotton is another popular choice. It’s made from fine, long fibers for a very soft weave. Microfiber sheets are made from polyester. These sheets are quite thin but very strong and smooth.

    Mancini’s Sleepworld wants your bed to be nothing less than a sanctuary of superior comfort. We stock bedding, including fine linens, Egyptian cotton sheets, and even Portuguese flannel, along with our finely crafted mattresses and mattress protectors. Call (800) 647-5337 or swing by one of our 33 locations in northern California.

  7. What Exactly Is a Euro-Top?

    Lots of descriptive words are used regarding mattresses, including Euro-top. If you’re ever confused about your choices, just head over to a mattress store to chat with a representative. You can also try out the floor models to see for yourself how Euro-top mattresses feel in comparison to the other choices. In terms of comfort, construction, and softness, Euro-top beds are nearly identical to pillow top mattresses.

    Like a pillow top, a Euro-top has an extra layer of cushioning sewn on the top of the bed. It provides additional comfort on top of the innerspring coils. However, if you do a side-by-side comparison of pillow tops and Euro-tops, you’ll see that the Euro-top is uniformly stacked—there’s no distinct border between the extra cushion and the rest of the mattress. Pillow tops do have this distinct border. In both choices, the composition of the extra cushioning layer is either foam or fiberfill.

    At our 33 locations in California, Mancini’s Sleepworld proudly carries both pillow top and Euro-top mattresses made by world-class brands, including Serta, Sealy, and Stearns and Foster. Call (800) 647-5337 to find a mattress store near you.

  8. How Often Should You Change Your Sheets?

    Clean sheets not only make your mattress feel more comfortable, but they also help to keep your mattress in good condition. Of course, changing your sheets is a chore that few people look forward to. How often do you really need to put clean sheets on your bed?

    Sheets should be washed every one to two weeks to keep them in good shape and to prevent odors from developing on the sheets or mattress. You may need to wash them sooner if you get sick, you go to bed after a workout without showering, or it’s summer and you tend to be sweaty when you go to bed.

    At Mancini’s Sleepworld, we have everything you need for a good night’s sleep, from beds to bedding, plus great deals on the best mattresses. Shop for bedroom furniture at one of our 33 California locations, or call (800) 647-5337 for more information.

  9. Hot Sleeper? Here's How to Pick a Mattress to Keep You Cool

    Some people feel a chill when they climb into bed, but other people spend the whole night trying to cool off. If you’re a hot sleeper, the mattress you pick will have a big impact on your comfort levels. Say goodbye to nighttime sweating and get comfortably cool in your bed with these tips for selecting a mattress.

    Be Cautious about Memory Foam

    It doesn’t get more comfortable than memory foam for some people, but if you’re a hot sleeper, it may not be a good fit. Memory foam tends to retain heat, rather than dispersing it through the mattress. As a result, it can make you feel even hotter. If you love memory foam but don’t want to deal with the retained heat, look for a memory foam mattress that includes gel, which helps to absorb heat, keeping the memory foam mattress cool.

    Look to Latex

    Latex mattresses are a great choice for hot sleepers. They are filled with small holes, which allows cooling air to circulate through the mattress. Further, latex doesn’t conduct heat. Look for latex mattresses that contain natural materials, as some forms of latex mattresses made from synthetic materials are not as breathable or cool. As an added bonus, latex mattresses are extremely durable, so you can expect to get a long life out of your purchase.

    Choose Individually Wrapped Springs and Coils

    Spring and coil mattresses are generally comfortable for hot sleepers. However, individually wrapped innerspring mattresses offer the coolest sleep experience. Look for springs and coils that use copper, which effectively conducts heat for better dispersal and more comfortable sleeping temperatures.

    Whatever your sleeping preferences, Mancini’s Sleepworld is sure to have the right mattress for you at a price that is within your budget. We offer an enormous selection of mattresses from the most highly respected brands in our 33 locations. Get answers to your questions about our mattresses by calling (800) 647-5337.

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