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Good Night Sleep for Newlyweds

How to Select the Mattress that’s Just Right for You

Before tying the knot, there are a lot of decisions couples need to make. They have to decide where they’re going to live, how they’ll handle the bills, and what to do about furniture, the most important piece being the mattress.

“We spend about one third of our lives sleeping, and use our bed more than any other piece of furniture in the house. So it makes sense that a quality mattress is one of your most important investments,” says Jim Nation, president and CEO of Spring Air, a mattress company based in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

But when it comes to finding the right mattress , a lot of couples don’t know where to start. According to The Better Sleep Council, there are six factors to take into consideration before buying a mattress: support, comfort, durability and warranty, space, matching sleep sets and value.

“When selecting a mattress, you should look for one that’s not only comfortable, but supports your spine in its natural curve,” says Nation. Durability refers to how long support and comfort will last. Like all products, mattresses and foundations gradually wear out. Keep in mind, the warranty protects you against product defects and workmanship, not gradual loss of comfort and support.

Other factors to consider include selecting a mattress that gives you enough room for easy, free movement, especially if you're sleeping with a partner. Couples should select a queen- or king-size mattress to ensure that both people have enough space.

And you should never mismatch sets. When you buy a new mattress, you should also buy a new foundation. Putting a new mattress on an old foundation or adding a board between the mattress and foundation can impede comfort and significantly reduce the life of the mattress. Another thing to keep in mind, shopping for the best value, not the lowest price, is often a smart way to shop.

“Spring Air has taken all of those factors into consideration,” says Nation. “Each of our collections is designed with technologies that address the different lifestyles of consumers.”

Statistics show the average person tosses and turns between 40 and 60 times per night. That can be a major problem if one member of the couple is a lighter sleeper than the other. For people who are frequently disturbed by a partner who moves around a lot at night, Spring Air has designed the ComfortFlex collection. These mattresses have individually encased coils that reduce motion disturbance without sacrificing comfort. The mattress can adjust to different body weights and shapes, and relieve pressure points, making for a better night’s sleep.

For the person who wants the ultimate in comfort, Spring Air’s European Comfort Flex mattress is their best bet. It has higher profile, larger barrel coils that provide even more comfort. Industry leaders say this mattress has the most sensitive coil system used today. The sleeper’s motion pumps air through the inside of the mattress so he or she always feels warm and dry under the covers.

“Customers tell us they like the way they feel when they lie on this mattress,” says Nation. “They say the fact that the mattress conforms to their body makes for a more comfortable night’s sleep.”

LGA Institute of Germany, a known leader in home furnishing testing, gave the Spring Air European ComfortFlex the highest marks possible after testing the mattress for loss of stiffness, loss of height and overall durability. The test simulated ten years of everyday use.

“Our customers have been asking for a plusher more conforming mattress, and the ComfortFlex Collection certainly fits the bill,” says John Schultz, the owner and buyer for the JV Schultz Furniture and Mattress Outlet in Erie, Pa.

Spring Air’s European ComfortFlex mattresses start at $1099 and carry a ten year, limited, non pro-rated warranty. In addition to ComfortFlex, Spring Air sells six other lines. For more information about Spring Air products, log onto the company’s Web site at

Courtesy of ARA Content

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