qMatters FAQs

The qMatters section provides visitors with “Mattress Intelligence,” answering some of the most common mattress questions that our visitors tend to ask. This area is dedicated to you so that you can learn as much as possible in order to more-easily tackle one of the most important lifestyle decisions you will make in the next decade. As with all information on this website, you are using it at your own risk, but you can rest assured that any information, advice or response you find here is published because it comes from experienced, industry sources.

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6 Golden Rules of Buying a Mattress

We spend one-third (1/3) of our lives asleep. Buying a mattress is a task that most people take for granted, a decision more often dictated by price and made after listening to a clever sales pitch. Statistically, you are more likely to hate your mattress than you are to fall in love with… that’s a […]






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How to Tell if You Need a New Mattress

This article was contributed by Clare B White, the Site Editor for Natural Mattress, a high end European Mattress retailer. When you have a piece of furniture that needs replacing, it’s because it is old, out of style, broken or no longer suits your needs. With a mattress, it’s not always so easy to tell […]






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Introducing Target Mattress Prices

As part of our commitment to helping consumers facilitate their mattress buying experience, we have come up with a Target Mattress Pricing module within each of our Mattress Reviews posts. This tidy little section outlines what a reasonable consumer should expect to pay for the product at any of the ten Top Mattress Stores that […]






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National Sleep Foundation Shows Importance of Bedding

One of the foremost authorities on sleep health is the National Sleep Foundation (yes, even though qMattresses.com has a section devoted to Sleep Health, the NSF provides in-depth proprietary research and studies to help people out. With their latest study, they actually help us out because their finding support what we have been saying all […]






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12 Questions: A Mattress Buying Guide

It may sound crazy, but buying a mattress is one of the most important purchase decisions you will make over the next five to ten years. Not a car, not a house, not your job… a mattress. If it seems unrealistic, just think about it for a minute – a healthy sleeper will spend roughly […]






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The (Non) Value of Mattress Samples When Buying a Mattress

There are several “rules” that buyers need to obey when buying a mattress. One of the most obvious is that they should never make a purchase when the mattress they want is not on sale; if the model they want is at regular price, give it a month and buy it once it goes on […]






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What Is So Good About A Talalay Latex Mattress?

Talalay latex mattresses are a derivative of the sap from rubber trees (see image of a rubber tree below and how its sap, or milk, is collected). This makes them a very natural alternative to memory foam mattresses. What makes a Talalay latex mattress a little different and often more pliant than its memory foam […]






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Are Proper Spinal Alignment and Proper Sleeping Posture the Same?

Spinal alignment is a concept that we hear more and more about when looking at buying a new mattress. And while it is true that your spine should be properly aligned and supported while you sleep (otherwise you will wake up with pains and aches) the concept is not fully addressed by what we see […]






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What Does Coil Count Mean?

What Does Coil Count Mean? A spring mattress’s coil count is simply the number of coils that make up the mattress core. The basic theory behind coil count is that the greater the number of coils, the more precisely a mattress can attend to specific areas of your body. Think of a sand castle competition: […]






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Do I Need a Mattress Boxspring?

One of the reasons why mattresses sag so much has more to do with the support they have. Specifically, this means the mattress boxspring. Even a higher-priced memory foam mattress require a good, solid boxspring to act as support. With this in mind, it baffles us that retailers will list a mattress price and list […]






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Is Mattress Sagging Normal?

Is Mattress Sagging Normal? By virtue of the materials used in mattresses, sagging actually is normal. So while it may seem contradictory that today’s mattresses use “advanced” materials yet sag considerably more than mattresses of the past, the fact is that technology enhancements have resulted in better comfort (despite cheaper core materials) and these materials […]






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Factors That Influence Mattress Life Expectancy

What is My Mattress Life Expectancy? The question about Mattress Life Expectancy is a tough question to answer in general terms. While some experts advocate that you should divide your mattress warranty by 2 to arrive at its life expectancy, there are many factors that contribute to your mattress’s long or short life. Years back, […]






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qMatters (FAQ)

Instead of having a traditional FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Section, we have put together qMatters, a section about your concerns, questions, issues and everything else about mattresses, the mattress industry and mattress-related concerns or issues. There are several reasons why we launched this special section. The first is to help provide guidance to site visitors […]






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