Five Mattress Myths Debunked
Everyone dreams of having a good night’s sleep, but it all depends on how comfortable your bed is. This is why you should know when it is time to change your cushion, but be careful not to touch cushion tags and keep an eye out for the allergen. All these have become well-known mattress myths that keep you from getting that comfortable and good night’s sleep.
If you are out to buy a new mattress for your bedroom, it is time to let go of these five mattress myths and face the truth about mattresses.
Let Go of These Five Mattress Myths
You should know these myths if you will be buying your next mattress. You will even be more successful searching for your mattress if you differentiate fact from fiction.
Myth # 1: Mattresses always remain in great shape
Avoid sales people who claim that mattresses remain in great shape even after a certain period. Just like any material, mattresses wear at some point, and also 8 to 12 years is a reasonable assumption for the life-span of an item.
Regardless of what mattress advice you have heard, there is no definite time when you should change your mattress. According to mattress experts, your body will inform you when you need to change. In some cases, your cushion will break down or you already feel tired and uncomfortable even after a long sleep. Whether it has only been three years or a decade old mattress, it all depends on how often you use your mattress.
Myth #2: Imprisonment for removing tags
If you’re the customer, taking the tag off will not land you in jail. However, most merchants suggest leaving it on since a lot of return plans and service warranties need for the tag to stay on the bed mattress or box springs in cases of return.
The tags on the mattress indicate if it is new or used and whether it has complied with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) standards. The FTC recommends keeping the tag before buying to ensure you get what you paid for. Sellers also want the tags attached to prevent risks in cases of returns.
Myth #3: Allergens reside in your bed
Mattress manufacturers and researchers concur that these tiny bugs live anywhere and enjoy the cushion setting as well. On a regular basis cleaning a water-resistant, breathable cushion cover along with your sheets could fend off unseen bug infestations and also help alleviate allergic reactions as well as bronchial asthma.
Myth #4: Turning a cushion maintains it in much better problem
Turning and flipping your mattress makes good sense if you rest on a two-sided bed mattress that is made with internal coils on both sides. But today’s mattresses are not meant to be turned of flipped anymore.
You should be wary about the type of materials used on both sides of your mattress before buying. This way you can maximize its lifespan.
Myth #5: Environment-friendly mattress is better
The FTC, which checks deceitful cases, just recently called out three of the bed mattress makers for making incorrect claims. These mattress makers claim that their cushions were without unstable natural substances, however, there are no studies to support the advertising. These firms should present clinical researches to corroborate future environment-friendly claims. If a firm asserts to develop bed mattress from green products, the FTC suggests customers request for research studies revealing evidence of claims.
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