Mattress Guides & Resources

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

  1. What Kind of Bed Frame Is Right for You?

    When you’re choosing a bed frame, there are several different factors to consider, from the size of your mattress to the size of your room. You may also need to keep other things in mind, like picking a frame for an adjustable mattress. When you’re in the market for a new bed frame, this advice will help you make the right choice.  

    Determine Your Preferred Mattress Size 

    If you’re getting a bed frame for a mattress you already have, then you know what size you need the frame to be. If you’re going to be investing in a new mattress along with your new bed frame, then determine what size of mattress you want before you start looking at frames. Although a full size mattress can technically accommodate two, most people recommend that you pick at least a queen if you’ll be sharing a bed with a partner. If you want even more space to spread out, a king is the way to go. Keep in mind that kings and California kings are not interchangeable, so make sure you pick a frame that is specifically made for the size of mattress you are getting.  

    Decide if You Want a Platform Bed or Box Spring 

    With a platform bed, you can place your mattress directly on slats that sit across the frame, without the need for a box spring. Other kinds of bed frames require a box spring. Some people prefer box springs, even if they choose a platform frame, for additional height and firmness. If you decide to combine a box spring with a platform bed, make sure the frame is built to sustain it.  

    Measure the Size of Your Room 

    Your bed will likely be the biggest piece of furniture in your bedroom, so the size of the room will determine what size frame you accommodate. Make sure you now all of the relevant measurements before you start shopping. Smaller rooms may benefit from more minimalist frame designs or frames that sit higher to allow for more storage under the bed.  

    From bedframes to mattresses, Mancini’s Sleepworld has everything you need for a good night’s sleep. Talk to one of our team members at our 33 mattress store locations in San Francisco and the surrounding areas by calling (800) 647-5337. 

  2. Tips for Extending the Life of Your Mattress

    Most mattresses will last for eight to 10 years, but how you care for your mattress can have a dramatic impact on its lifespan. To get the most out of your mattress and to ensure it stays as comfortable and cozy as the day you picked it out for as long as you have it, keep these tips mattress care tips in mind.  

    Use a Mattress Protector 

    Contrary to popular belief, mattress protectors are not just for kids or for older mattresses. If you start using a mattress protector on the first day you get your mattress, you will help to keep it safe from moisture, dirt, and other debris that can get inside your mattress and cause to wear out quicker than expected. With a protector, all of the oils and skin cells that you shed when you’re sleeping won’t penetrate the surface of the mattress, so you’ll have fewer issues with dust mites, allergens, mold, and other contaminants. Using a mattress protector is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your mattress in top condition.  

    Wash Your Sheets 

    Clean sheets don’t just feel good to slip into—they’re also good for your mattress. Even if they look clean on the surface, your sheets are harboring bacteria, crumbs, hair, skin cells, and oils. If you let your pets sleep in your bed, you add a whole new level of contaminants. Letting these build up on your sheets also lets them come into contact with your mattress for an extended period. Ideally, you should wash your sheets once a week.  

    Rotate Your Mattress 

    To ensure even wear and tear on your mattress, rotate the mattress 180 degrees every six months, flipping the head and the foot. For the first few years of ownership, it is especially important to stick to this schedule, so that you’ll break in the entire mattress evenly.  

    Ask the team at Mancini’s Sleepworld for more care advice when you’re picking your new mattress. We have 33 locations across Northern California to serve you with a huge selection of mattresses for every sleep style and budget. Contact us today at (800) 647-5337 to find a location near you. 

  3. Sleep Easy with a STRATUS Mattress

    Are you fed up with tossing and turning every night? The problem could be your mattress. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mattress, and the one you’re currently trying to sleep on may not be giving you the kind of support you need. Fortunately, there is a solution: the STRATUS mattress. STRATUS is the brainchild of Sleepworld Designs and brings comfort and quality right to your door. 

    STRATUS offers three different mattress styles, so that you can find the right one for your needs. The original STRATUS is a breathable memory foam mattress, while STRATUS Elite has both latex and memory foam to disperse heat while providing comforting support. STRATUS Hybrid combines memory foam and innersprings to offer plush pressure relief with minimal motion transfers. STRATUS mattresses are delivered for free and come with a 120-night guarantee.  

    To try the STRATUS mattress for yourself, contact Mancini’s Sleepworld at one of our 33 Northern California mattress stores. Find out more or place an order by calling (800) 647-5337. 

  4. A Look at Common Causes of Insomnia

    Nearly everyone experiences a restless night now and then, but chronic inability to sleep, or insomnia, can cause serious health problems. What causes insomnia and what can you do to fall asleep more quickly when you hit the mattress? 

    Watch this video to learn more about the common causes of insomnia and what you can do about them. Sometimes, if pain is an issue, changing your mattress can help you get the rest you need.  

    At Mancini’s Sleepworld, we offer a large selection of mattress for all sleeping styles and budgets. Visit our 33 mattress store locations in San Francisco and beyond or call (800) 647-5337 for more information.  

    https://youtu.be/j5Sl8LyI7k8
  5. Side Sleeper? Here’s What You Need to Know About Picking a Mattress

    Side sleeping is the most common sleeping position. More than 50% of people sleep on their sides, either with their legs outstretched or with them pulled up towards their chest. Fortunately for side sleepers, there are many mattresses that are designed to give support from the side, ensuring a good night’s rest without aches and pains in the morning. If you’re a side sleeper in need of a mattress, this advice will help you choose the perfect one for your needs.  

    Look for a Soft Mattress 

    It’s common to hear people extol the virtues of a firm mattress, but for side sleepers, softness counts. Firm mattresses are too hard for side sleepers, who need to sink into the mattress to feel comfortable. A firm mattress can put too much pressure on the hips and the shoulders, pressing on those joints and even pushing the spine out of alignment. As a result, side sleepers on firm mattresses often end up in pain. Look for a soft mattress, or if you feel like you need a little more support, look for a medium soft mattress that has some additional heft but is still soft enough to let you sink in.  

    Opt for Latex Memory Foam 

    Memory foam is a good option for side sleepers, since it contours to the body and cradles you, giving you the right mix of support and softness. However, many side sleepers find traditional memory foam too hot. Latex memory foam offers the best of both worlds, because it allows air to circulate. Latex also keeps its shape more than traditional memory foam, so it is less likely to develop the permanent depressions that traditional memory foam often develops.  

    Whatever your favorite sleeping positions, you will find a mattress that is perfect for you and your budget at Mancini’s Sleepworld. We have 33 mattress stores in San Francisco and the surrounding area and can help you find the perfect match for a good night’s sleep. Call us at (800) 647-5337 to learn more.  

  6. Spotlight on Soft Mattresses

    When picking a mattress, the firmness of the mattress is likely to be one of the most significant factors that you consider. Many people who experience back pain or other kinds of discomfort look for the support of a firm mattress, but other people may find that a firm mattress are too hard to give them any kind of relief. Soft mattresses are not right for everyone, but they are the perfect fit for some—could they be right for you? 

    Soft mattresses are ideal for people who weigh under 200 pounds, since they may not weigh enough to sink into a firm mattress. The lighter someone is, the softer the mattress they can tolerate. Side sleepers also do well on soft mattresses and are more likely to find them comfortable than back sleepers.  

    Mancini’s Sleepworld has mattresses ranging from very soft to very firm, so there is something in our 33 mattress stores for every kind of sleeper. You can learn more about our selection by calling (800) 647-5337. 

  7. Exploring Your Options for Adjustable Mattresses

    If you decide to get an adjustable bed, you will need an adjustable mattress to go with it. Every mattress does not work with adjustable bed frames, so it’s important to make sure the mattress you’re considering is appropriate. Once you find compatible models, many of the same factors that you consider when you choose traditional mattresses also apply to adjustable mattresses as well. Here is what you need to know.  

    Look Beyond Innerspring 

    Innerspring mattresses and adjustable bed bases are usually not a good fit. Most innerspring mattresses will not bend the way that is necessary for an adjustable base. You need something that can bend with the bed base and that will hold its shape, and innersprings will fight to go back to a flat position, leaving you fighting your mattress all night. Latex and memory foam are usually the best choices for adjustable bases, since they are flexible enough to bend.  

    Think About the Adjustable Positions 

    In addition to the general flexibility of a mattress, you should consider how well the mattress supports you in the positions you think you will use the adjustable base most often. For example, if you think you will be elevating your legs and sleeping on your back, the mattress you want may be different than if you want your adjustable bed mostly for propping up to watch TV or read without pillows. Test out the bed in a few different positions, so you can be sure the mattress works for all of them.  

    Consider Your Preferences 

    Just as when you’re choosing a mattress for a traditional bed, you should consider things like firmness and size. Don’t forget to also consider factors like allergies, back pain, and other things that can impact the comfort of your mattress.  

    Mancini’s Sleepworld offers a huge variety of adjustable mattresses from brands like Sealy, Tempurpedic, Beautyrest, and much more. Visit one of our 33 San Francisco area locations or call (800) 647-5337. 

  8. Removing Stains from the Surface of Your Mattress

    If you’ve recently purchased a new mattress, you will naturally want to protect your investment and keep it looking like new for as long as possible. You can clean the bed and lift stains by using some common household ingredients. When you watch the following video, you’ll get the recipe for this homemade cleaning solution. 

    It involves mixing baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and liquid dish detergent together. After you pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle, shake it well and immediately apply it to the stain. Let the mixture dry before rubbing it with a dry cloth. Then, vacuum up the lingering residue. 

    Mancini’s Sleepworld has an extensive collection of affordable, high-quality mattresses, including Serta and Kluft. Visit one of our 33 mattress stores in California or call (800) 647-5337 if you have any questions. 

    https://youtu.be/WVMRakZOswI
  9. Ways Couples Can Compromise on Mattresses

    With so many options available, it’s easy for one person to select the right mattress to suit his or her sleeping preferences. But when a couple has differing preferences, it can be tough to find a bed that will make both partners happy. You and your significant other may need to compromise.  

    Select the right size mattress. 

    Couples tend to prefer larger mattresses. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping because your partner is a restless sleeper who ventures onto your side of the bed, it’s definitely time to invest in a bigger mattress. Queen and king are ideal sizes for most couples. However, if one or both of you are quite tall, a California king might work best. 

    Discuss the ideal mattress filler. 

    Before you can agree on the right type of mattress, you need to understand the specific differences in your sleeping preferences. Perhaps one of you is a restless sleeper who wakes the other one up with constant movements. A memory foam mattress would work well, since it virtually eliminates movement transfer. But what if the other partner prefers the stability of an innerspring instead of the cushioning comfort of a memory foam? A good compromise could be a hybrid bed that features an innerspring base with a memory foam topper. 

    Push two different beds together. 

    When it just isn’t possible to compromise on a mattress selection, the best solution might be to purchase two twin beds. Each of you can choose the bed that best suits you. You could still use a king-size bedframe. A twin mattress is 38 inches wide and a king mattress is exactly double that width, which means both mattresses should fit on a king-size frame. 

    With a diverse selection of name brand mattresses, Mancini’s Sleepworld is sure to have the right mattress for you and your partner. If you’re having trouble choosing a mattress that suits both of you, one of our friendly and knowledgeable associates will be happy to help. Call (800) 647-5337 if you have questions, or visit one of our 33 mattress stores in California to view our collection of Serta, Beautyrest, and Stearns and Foster beds. 

  10. Simple Strategies for Fighting Insomnia

    Few things are as frustrating as lying awake in bed for hours on end, trying desperately to fall asleep. If you’ve been experiencing insomnia on a long-term basis, it might be time to talk to your doctor about what might be causing it. Medical treatments may help break the cycle of sleeplessness. There are also plenty of tricks you can try at home to beat your insomnia, starting with replacing your old, worn-out mattress.  

    Visit a mattress store. 

    Sleep is so important for your health. When you’re chronically sleep deprived, you’re placing yourself at a higher risk of diseases like obesity and high blood pressure. Quality sleep is worth making an investment, so visit a mattress store to shop for a bed that will cradle you in comfort all night long. 

    Get away from screens. 

    Many people like to watch TV before going to bed, and many of them keep their smartphones next to the bed. If this describes you, it’s time to reduce your exposure to screens. Shut off your electronic devices, including your smartphone, at least an hour before bedtime. If you have a TV in your bedroom, move it somewhere else. Instead, spend the time reading a book or a magazine, or doing some gentle yoga moves. 

    Stick to the same schedule. 

    One of the reasons why so many people struggle with insomnia is that they follow different schedules on the weekends compared to the work week. Get into the habit of waking up and going to bed at the same time every day, even if you’re on vacation. Your brain will get accustomed to the routine, and you’ll be rewarded with better sleep. 

    Avoid alcohol. 

    People who struggle with insomnia sometimes resort to a nightcap to help themselves drift off to sleep. Although alcohol might help you fall to sleep initially, it has a tendency to wake you up throughout the night. Skip the alcoholic beverage and instead relax with a cup of decaffeinated tea. 

    Mancini’s Sleepworld is the destination of choice for frustrated sleepers who are dissatisfied with their current mattress. We stock comfortable, cushioning mattresses at affordable prices, including name brands like Kluft and Tempur-Pedic. Call (800) 647-5337 to find one of our 33 mattress stores in northern California. 

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