Category Archives: Mattress 101

The Bedroom Budget: Where to Spend, Where to Save

Where to Save

Bedroom makeover? Whether you’re outfitting your first apartment or remodeling your home, odds are you’re on a budget. We’re here to help you figure out how to get the most for your money in the bedroom. After 45 years in this business, we know a thing or two about where to spend, and where to […]

Different Mattress Sizes and Their Dimensions

Different Mattress Sizes and Their Dimensions

Everyone has to buy a bed, and yet how is anyone supposed to know which of the mattress sizes they should get? What are all the different dimensions and sizes, and what do the different names mean? Buying a mattress is a daunting task for many, and we want to ease some of that stress […]

Shopping for a new mattress? There’s a class for that!

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At Bedrooms & More, we’re not afraid to do things differently. From selling only two-sided mattresses to emphasizing natural bedding materials, we’re used to going against the current. But we want to offer more than just great products; we want you to know how to shop for them. That’s why we hold our “How to […]

The Ultimate Mattress Shopping Glossary

Glossary for Mattress Shopping

Mattress shopping is confusing. To lessen the confusion, we’re providing you with a glossary of terms thrown around the mattress industry. This is a live document, so if we’ve left any terms out you would like defined, please let us know in the comments and we will add them! GLOSSARY Antimicrobial: Destroying or inhibiting the growth […]

The History of the Mattress

History of the Mattress

From Caves to Castles: The Evolution of the Mattress Mattresses have been around for a long time…a very long time. In fact, the oldest known mattress, recently discovered in South Africa, is believed to be a whopping 77,000 years old! Now, we’re not talking a pile of rusty innersprings and the tattered remnants of a plush […]

[VIDEO] A Flippable Mattress Changes Everything

screenshot from an animated video about 2-sided mattresses

Do you have a two-sided, flippable mattress? If not, you might be experiencing the same problem as the character, Sam, in our new video. A ‘can’t flip’ mattress wears out faster than a flippable mattress because only a small area of the entire mattress bears all of the body impressions. When buying a new mattress, always make sure what […]

The Best Foam Mattress

best foam mattress is Botanicore™

If you’re looking for the best foam mattress, I can help — though “best” is subjective when it comes to mattresses. Toward the end of this post, I’m going to give you a round-up of features to look for in the best foam mattress — features that are common to all people. But first, there’s one […]

Mattress Shopping: It’s Not Rocket Science

Mattress shopping is not rocket science

Since 2009, as a resource for mattress shoppers, I have taught a class on “How to Shop for a Mattress.” I started it because so many people told us they would rather shop for a used car than a mattress. Some people went so far as to say they felt they needed a shower after being […]

Natural Spring Mattress with Zero Flame Retardants

It seems like every flame retardant mattress’ use is going to kill you. Finding a natural spring mattress without adding chemicals  these days can be quite hard. At our store in Seattle however, finding a clean mattress is easy. It’s so easy at Bedrooms & More, that we make it fun. Here, you aren’t limited […]

A Mattress Recycling Disaster – The Bed in a Box Trend

Mattress Recycling

Seattle has a problem with mattresses dumped at transfer stations. A summit was held to explore solutions. As the “Bed in a Box” trend has grown, so has the problem. The average ton of mattress waste takes up 19 times the volume of regular garbage. These large lightweight items make for innumerable issues in managing […]