The blonde girl is relaxed.
When she tried the bed at the triple bear mattress warehouse, she had only three models to choose from: too hard, too soft, too suitable.
Things are much more complicated now.
When you buy a mattress in 2002, you will encounter \"compacted trunk support area\", \"Air Bed\", \"water bed\", \"hot bed\", \"memory foam\" bed, internal spring bed, comes with a different coil configuration and a $5,000 Stearns & Foster mattress with a cover similar to a stain
Glass windows of the European cathedral.
This raises a crucial question: will people really sleep better on mattresses inspired by stained glass?
According to the latest scientific research, the answer is: yes. No, wait.
The study was nurtured from Bear Stearns.
Real scientists have different opinions.
They also provide surprising views on the human body\'s ideal sleeping surface.
At the North Mountain, at the Sleep Research Center, Jerry Siegel, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, studied sleep for whales, platypus, Durbin, and people.
Even during the flight, he will keep a close eye on the creatures that snooze in the trees, in the water, on the ground.
He has heard that humans sleep on water or anywhere else.
The foxhole of World War II was filled with sheepskin.
Therefore, when it comes to mattresses, he is cautious about the manufacturer\'s statement.
\"I have seen a lot of pseudo
Research, \"said Siegel, director of neuroscience at Sepulveda VA hospital, home to the Sleep Research Center.
\"But the truth is that most sleep problems don\'t get substantial help from the mattress unless you \'ve been sleeping on a nail bed all the time. \"Merrill M.
Medler, who is in charge of the sleep, fatigue and Safety Laboratory at the Scripps Institute, is equally skeptical.
He said that while few people have done research, the best research suggests that \"after a night or two of adaptation, most people can sleep on thin mats on concrete floors, it\'s like sleeping on the finest mattress.
\"In addition to the person whose physical illness requires a particularly soft or sturdy surface of sleep, he explains in\" 101 questions about sleep and dreams, he wrote a booklet with his wife and Elizabeth, another senior sleep researcher.
This is not to say that all mattresses are equal.
It just means you can adjust most of the sales pitch and focus on which model feels the most comfortable. That\'s rule No.
1 in search of a perfect mattress.
Selling thousands of mattress manufacturers (
Some inns are the same, but the covers and names of different shops are different)
Finding the right bed at the right price can be a nightmare.
Looking for the ultimate sleeping surface, I turned to a resort at Swedish mattress boutique Ojai located in Brea, NASA Space Center, Houston, Consumer Watchdog in New York and Santa Ana Department Store, which provides twins
Size mattress for $38.
This is a confusing journey. -
Mattress industry profits from customer confusion-
But there are ways to avoid some confusion.
A prominent feature of modern mattresses is the height.
Computer chips and mobile phones are shrinking, but mattresses are expanding. Some \"pillow-
Top \"models now have more levels and lofts than wedding cakes.
But this \"Princess and pea\" approach does not guarantee more comfort.
\"Our tests show that it is more likely that mattresses filled with more will be drooping,\" said Jennifer Shecter of Consumer Reports . \".
She warned that, paradoxically, the firm mattress would sink as well.
If the store has a profile display of the mattress, look for a complex foam. It has an egg-
The carton looks soft, elastic and almost moist.
It provides more support.
As for the number of coils and spring designs, they are important for comparison shopping-
But not much else.
In 1997, the consumer report rolled 300-
Beat the rib drum back and forth 84,000 times on each mattress it tested.
This is equivalent to four years of normal use.
Results: With the exception of the cheapest model, the number and design of coils have no effect on quality or durability.
This brings us back to comfort.
A colleague assured me: \"You should try the mattress at the Oje Valley Hot Spring Hotel . \".
\"They were so comfortable that I almost skipped the appointment to massage in bed.
It turns out that the secret of Ojai \"Nest Un -\"
Feather beds available at the resort gift shop are not mattresses. It\'s the super-
Fluffy cushions under the sheets.
Alas, I don\'t like it.
The mat looks like a pool air mattress, and the Ridge and Valley are embarrassed by my back.
Next is the Duxiana mattress from Sweden.
The cheapest Queen costs $3,200.
Is the size of the roll-
Royce of the sleep system.
But when I tested it
Driving a few Duxes in Brea, I have no impression at all.
Maybe I\'m like a Burger King fanatic trying to appreciate foie gras, but I found the \"cheapest\" Dux to be too resilient and the top of $6,000 is more than my current peonbrand mattress.
The Swedish mattress for another avid follower is Tempur-
Pedic, made from a \"memory bubble\" developed by NASA. I have Tempur-
I love Brookstone\'s Pedic pillows, but it feels weird when I try the whole mattress in a shop, like lying on clay.
Maybe the space bubble is an experience the day after tomorrow.
From the material inside the mattress, most of the mattresses are marketed (silver-
\"Cloud\" foam) Corner Shield
Model name to the outside (
Merlot, Pendulum, gems of the Universe).
One of the latest gimmicks is no-flip mattress.
The idea was promoted by Simmons in 2000 and soon imitated by others.
However, there is a debate about whether this is really convenient or just selling half a mattress for the price of a mattress.
To play both sides of the problem, Sealy now rolls out an \"optional flip\" mattress: \"You don\'t have to flip it unless you want.
\"Some mattress manufacturers claim that their products improve sleep by reducing the pressure points on the surface of the bed.
Pressure points limit blood circulation, forcing the body to toss and turn at night.
By this standard, the best mattresses in the world should be in outer space.
A nasa spokeswoman said astronauts rarely move when they sleep at zero gravity.
They climbed into a bag and hung it on the wall.
However, researchers Siegel said they did not sleep well, although it was difficult to determine why.
Finally, comfort is purely subjective.
Rip Van Winkle enjoyed years of undisturbed closure
Snow White\'s eyes slumped down under a tree, while snow white prefers the solid support of the glass coffin.
Andrea Herman of the Better Sleep Council, funded by the mattress industry, suggested testing several beds before buying.
\"Rest on your back, on your side and in any position you usually sleep in to see how it feels.
\"If you have too much pressure on your shoulders, or you can easily slide your hand under your back and move on.
\"What the mattress should do is work, not your body,\" she said . \".
\"What you\'re looking for is \'Ah factor, \'when you go up to bed at night.
\"Once you find it, a new round of headaches begins.
\"What most people don\'t know is that the price of the mattress is the same as the price of the used car,\" said Shecter, a consumer report . \".
Since the same mattress has different names and different fabric covers in the competitor\'s store, this issue is trying to compare the store.
The only way to solve this is not to be foolproof, is to write down your favorite mattress brand, number of coils, coil specifications, pad type and box spring structure, and then march into the next Merchant, ask for their comparable model ---
The price is lower.
This is a hassle, but competition with merchants can save hundreds of dollars.
But the final price may keep you awake at night.
Good quality mattress and box spring set (
Experts suggest buying together)
It is expected that a set of twins will cost $450, $600 for each full, $800 for the Queen and $1,000 for the King.
It is worth noting that you can still be cheated even after you negotiate an agreement.
Consumer Reports suggest \"no.
The \"substitution\" clause in the sales contract.
Otherwise, if the model you ordered is out of stock, the store can provide the \"equivalent\" model.
Also pay attention to the fine print on the return policy.
Many retailers allow you to try out the mattress in a few weeks, but if you decide to change it, you can get stuck when you pay the delivery fee or be forced to pay the full price for any model you choose next.
If you can overcome all this, you can finally relax.
However, the average life of the mattress is only about 8 to 10 years.