Mattress Guides & Resources

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

  1. How Often Should You Change Your Sheets?

    According to statistics, most people change their sheets about every 24 days. When you climb into bed, are your sheets nice and clean, or are they past due for a trip to the washing machine? Watch this video to learn more.   Men and women differ on their attitudes about changing their sheets, with women pulling them off to wash them more frequently than men. Although sheets are not a source of illness for most people, there is evidence that having clean sheets on your bed will help you sleep better.   At Mancini’s Sleepworld, we have everything you need for a good night of rest, from comfortable mattresses to cozy bedding. To see our selection for yourself, visit one of our 33 stores in Northern California, or call (800) 647-5337 for more information.  

  2. Comparing Innerspring and Memory Foam Mattresses

    Mattresses used to only come in one style with very little variation, but today, there are a variety of different mattresses on the market with styles for every kind of sleeper. Two of the most popular mattress designs are innerspring and memory foam, and while they both offer quality and comfort, they are not interchangeable. Which style is best suited to the way you sleep? This comparison will help you decide.   Innerspring Mattresses  Innerspring mattresses have an inner core of steel coil springs that are surrounded by padding and other upholstery. The coils come in different shapes, sizes, and resistance levels. The differences in coils plus the differences in the types and amounts of padding used determine the level of firmness of the mattress.   Innerspring mattresses tend to be the most affordable, and they offer a great level of support for people who have issues such as back pain. A drawback for some people is that the springs don’t absorb any motion, so when a sleep partner moves around, you feel it. Innerspring mattresses can be a good choice for anyone, but people who are back sleepers tend to find them especially comfortable.   Memory Foam  Memory foam mattresses are usually more expensive than innerspring mattresses. They are made up of varying numbers of layers of polyurethane foam, depending on the firmness of the mattress. The foam shapes to the body, creating a cradle-like feeling that many sleepers find comfortable. The foam also absorbs motion, so the movements of your sleep partner won’t disturb you.   One complaint that some people have about memory foam is that retains heat, so it may not be ideal for hot sleepers. Some people also dislike the feeling of sinking into memory foam as a matter of personal preference.  Which mattress is the right fit for you? Visit Mancini’s Sleepworld to try out a variety of mattresses from some of the leading manufacturers in the business, including Serta, Kluft, and Beautyrest. We have 33 locations in Northern California for your convenience, so visit one of our mattress stores or call (800) 647-5337 to learn more.
  3. Tips to Ensure You Get a Good Night's Sleep Every Night

    Getting a good night’s sleep is important to your physical and mental health. Missing out on even a few hours of sleep can have significant implications for your ability to be attentive to tasks, including everything from making breakfast to completing your daily commute. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get enough sleep each night. Whether you’re in bed going over everything that you have to do the next day or trying to get comfortable on an old mattress, falling—and staying—asleep is not always as easy as it sounds. If you’re struggling to get the rest you need each night, these tips may help.   Check Your Mattress  An old, saggy mattress is a recipe for nighttime aches and pains. If you haven’t purchased a new mattress within the past eight years or so, it is definitely time for an upgrade. Even if your mattress is newer, your needs may have changed. For example, if you’ve developed chronic back pain due to an injury, you may benefit from switching to a firmer mattress to get more support. Investing in a quality mattress that lets you sleep pain-free is a good move for your comfort and your overall health.   Stick to a Sleep Schedule  If you’re always going to bed and getting up at different hours, your body won’t know when to be tired and when to be awake. Try to go to bed and get up around the same time each day, even on your days off. Doing so will get your body into a routine so that it knows when it’s time to fall asleep.   Cut Out Bedtime Distractions  When you climb into bed, do you reach for your phone and check your email? Do you flip on the TV and watch scary or action-packed shows? These habits will get your body and mind in active mode, so you’ll find it difficult to unwind and sleep. Put your phone down about an hour before bed, dim the lights, and find a routine that helps you relax, like having a cup of tea or meditating. This way, when you lie down for the night, you’ll find it easier to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night.   Mancini’s Sleepworld has a huge selection of mattresses to help you get the restful sleep you need. Find out more about the wide selection in our 33 mattress stores across California by calling (800) 647-5337. 
  4. What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

    With so many mattress choices available, it’s hard to decide which one is the best option for you. But the good news is that if you’re stuck choosing between memory foam and innerspring, you could actually get both. Hybrid mattresses combine the best attributes of both types of beds. A hybrid innerspring and memory foam mattress gives you the pressure-relieving comfort of memory foam with the support and familiar feel of an innerspring.  The configuration of a hybrid mattress will vary from brand to brand. Typically, however, the pocketed coils will enhance the overall support of the bed. The innerspring support is particularly helpful for people with chronic back problems. This layer of coils is topped by comfortable memory foam that adjusts to suit the contours of the body.  Mancini’s Sleepworld has an unbeatable collection of premium hybrid mattresses at affordable prices. Look for hybrid beds from Beautyrest, Serta, and Sleepworld Designs at our 33 mattress stores located throughout Northern California. For more information, give us a call at (800) 647-5337. 
  5. Surprising Discoveries about Sleep

    Everyone knows that getting to bed at a decent time is important for good health. But did you know that there’s a fatal genetic mutation that causes the inability to sleep? Fortunately, fatal familial insomnia is extremely rare. However, it’s opened doors for scientific study, and research has proven that not sleeping will eventually cause death. Find out more about fatal familial insomnia and other surprising discoveries about sleep by watching this video clip.  In the video, you’ll learn about the background behind some of the most groundbreaking scientific discoveries about sleep. Among these is the fact that sleep deprivation worsens pain sensitivity and makes it harder for the body to heal.  Support your good health by getting a good night’s sleep on a new Sealy or Serta mattress from Mancini’s Sleepworld. You can call (800) 647-5337 to find out which of our 33 mattress stores in Northern California is located closest to you. 

  6. Is Your Mattress Harming Your Health?

    Different types of mattresses have different lifespans, but the average mattress will last about 10 years before it starts showing its age. Some people try to use their old mattresses for as long as possible before replacing them. The problem with using this tactic is that it can compromise your health. Consider whether your old mattress could be causing you to suffer from any of the health issues discussed below.  Your mattress may trigger your allergies.  The recommended amount of sleep is equivalent to about one-third of a person’s life. That’s a lot of time to spend on a mattress, and during those hours, your body is shedding dead skin cells and natural oils. These substances create an appealing environment for dust mites. Dust mites have been linked to everything from eczema to snoring. They are particularly harmful to people with asthma and allergies. Signs of dust mite allergies include: 
    • Sneezing. 
    • A runny nose. 
    • Itchy, red, or watery eyes. 
    • Postnasal drip. 
    • Persistent coughing. 
    • Facial pressure and pain. 
    • Itchy nose, throat, or roof of the mouth. 
    Your mattress may contribute to back pain.  Back pain is one of the most common reasons for trips to the doctor’s office—and old mattresses can make back pain worse. Over time, even high-quality mattresses become degraded and no longer support the body the way they should. An uncomfortable, lumpy, and unsupportive mattress makes it difficult to maintain a neutral spinal alignment at night. This can lead to back and neck pain. Sleepers who already have chronic back or neck pain may find that an old mattress makes the problem worse.  Your mattress may be robbing you of the healthy sleep you need.  Even if you aren’t allergic to dust mites and don’t have chronic back pain, your old mattress could still be compromising your health in other ways. It’s harder to get comfortable on an old mattress, and this cuts into your sleeping time. Sleep deprivation has been linked to a number of health problems, including an increased risk of the following: 
    • Overweight and obesity. 
    • Diabetes. 
    • Heart disease. 
    • Hypertension. 
    When it’s time to invest in a new mattress, you can head over to Mancini’s Sleepworld. We have 33 convenient locations in northern California, where you can check out the latest in luxurious, comfortable mattress models. Call (800) 647-5337 for more information, or continue browsing our site to view new mattress models by Aireloom, Stearns and Foster, and Kluft. 
  7. What to Consider When You’re Buying a Lift Recliner

    Lift recliners look much like regular recliners. However, with just the touch of a button, a lift chair tilts the base of the chair and its back forward, enabling the individual to stand up with ease. Mattress and furniture stores sell lift recliners to individuals who suffer from arthritis, chronic back pain, and sore joints. These recliners are also ideal for anyone who has any other medical condition that inhibits mobility or affects balance.  Seat and Back Sizes  There are two main considerations when it comes to choosing the right size of lift recliner for you: your own proportions and the space available in your home. Although there are variations among different manufacturers, here’s a look at the standard seat widths: 
    • Small/petite: 18-inch wide seats 
    • Medium: 20-inch wide seats 
    • Large: 22-inch wide seats 
    Similarly, manufacturers use different heights for the back of their lift recliners. Use these measurements as general guidelines: 
    • Small/petite: 24 to 25 inches 
    • Medium: 25 to 27 inches 
    • Large: 28 to 29 inches 
    When selecting the right size lift recliner, consider how you’ll typically use it. If you plan to nap in it, you’ll probably want a larger lift recliner to enhance your comfort. But if there isn’t much space available in your home, consider selecting a compact model.  Recline Options  Lift recliners can recline backward to different degrees. There are two main types: two position and three position lift recliners. The two position lift chairs recline back as far as 45 degrees. This won’t allow you to lie back and keep your legs as straight as you would on a full recliner. If you want to recline farther, you should select a three position lift chair.   Additional Features  Beyond the size and the reclining options, the other factors to consider when selecting a lift recliner are the additional features that some chairs have. For example, if you’re left-handed or you have limited use of your right hand, you should look for a model with the controls mounted on the left-hand side. If comfort is your top priority, you should look for a model that features overstuffed cushions and armrests.   Mancini’s Sleepworld offers fantastic deals on lift recliners in all sizes, colors, and styles. Give us a call today at (800) 647-5337 to locate one of our 33 stores in California near you. Or, browse our full collection of mattresses, bedroom furniture, and recliners online. 
  8. A Look at Our Adjustable Foundation Options

    Adjustable foundations are arguably one of the best things to happen to mattresses since the invention of memory foam. You can use an adjustable base with nearly any type of mattress, or you can purchase a mattress specifically intended for use with a particular base. At Mancini’s Sleepworld, there are plenty of options to choose from.  You could choose an adjustable foundation like the Ergomotion, Inc. 1040 UP Adjustable Base. It allows you to control the elevation of the head of the bed. Or, if you want to elevate both the head and the feet, choose the Ergomotion, Inc. 690 Adjustable Base. Another popular choice is the Beautyrest Smart Motion Base, which elevates the head and feet, and includes a wireless remote.  Try out our full collection of adjustable foundations for yourself at one of our 33 mattress stores throughout California. Call Mancini’s Sleepworld at (800) 647-5337 to speak with one of our helpful mattress experts.
  9. What You Need to Know About Flipping Your Mattress

    If you have a standard innerspring mattress, you should flip it and rotate it about four times per year. Flipping your mattress regularly helps prevent it from developing creases from body weight. It also helps it last longer and remains more comfortable. When you flip a mattress over, you’re reversing it so that the top becomes the bottom and vice versa. When you rotate a mattress, you’re putting the head of the bed at the bottom and vice versa.  For more helpful tips on flipping your mattress, watch this video. This individual explains why she recommends flipping mattresses about four times per year. You’ll also learn how you can keep your mattress fresh with just two common household items.  When flipping your mattress no longer helps you stay comfortable, it’s time to shop for a new one at Mancini’s Sleepworld. Call (800) 647-5337 to find one of our 33 mattress stores in California.

  10. Keeping Kids Safe from Furniture Tip-Overs

    Electrical outlets, household cleaners, and sharp objects—these are all common things to deal with when you’re childproofing your home. But not all hazards are as easily identifiable. Many parents overlook the potential dangers of living room and bedroom furniture tip-overs. Televisions, in particular, injure thousands of children every year.  Why Accidents Happen  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children sustained 12,300 injuries from falling TVs during 2011 alone. That’s a significant increase from a couple of decades ago. It was thought that larger, flat-screen TVs were to blame, but surprisingly, studies show that small screen TVs are the frequent cause of accidents. This may be because when a family invests in a large TV, they often move the older, smaller TV to a rec room or bedroom. It may be placed on a dresser or other unstable piece of furniture that kids can easily climb. Dressers are especially hazardous since kids can pull out the drawers and climb on them.  How You Can Secure TVs and Furniture  You can secure potentially unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall by using brackets, braces, or wall straps. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. You can also install stops on dresser drawers. These prevent the drawers from opening all the way. When multiple drawers in a dresser are open, the dresser is more likely to tip over. Have your flat-screen TV mounted to the wall instead of keeping it on a stand. If you have an older CRT TV, keep it on a stable, low piece of furniture—not a dresser.  What Else You Can Do  Beyond securing furniture and TVs, you can keep your child safe by discouraging climbing on the furniture. Avoid placing remote controls and other tempting items on top of furniture that your kids might climb. Instead, put them out of sight in a drawer. Additionally, keep heavier items on the bottom drawers or shelves of furniture and lighter items on the top to reduce the possibility of a tip-over.  Mancini’s Sleepworld stocks an extensive collection of beautiful, functional, and safe bedroom furniture for kids. When your child is ready to graduate to a larger bed, visit one of our 33 mattress stores in northern California. Or, call (800) 647-5337 to speak with a friendly representative. 
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