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So you’ve decided to upgrade your mattress.


Great call, fellow sleep enthusiast! Americans spend an average of 7.6 hours a night sleeping, and investing in a new mattress can seriously improve the quality of your snooze.


But before you buy that new mattress, you’ll want to be able to talk the talk. What, for example, is the difference between innerspring and memory foam mattresses?


Familiarize yourself with the vital vocab words below to ensure that you go home with the most optimal mattress for your sleeping needs.


A good foundation, or box springs, is an essential component of a mattress. Absorbing a lot of nightly wear and tear, it is important to purchase new box springs when buying a new mattress.


Adjustable Beds
Adjustable beds are electronic beds that allow you to adjust the head and foot of the mattress for optimal comfort.


An innerspring mattress is the most commonly purchased type of mattress and contains built-in coil springs.


Unlike the steel coils of an innerspring, airbeds offer an air-filled core to suit a variety of sleeping needs.


Memory Foam
Memory foam is five times denser than typical foam and can easily conform to any shape and then quickly return to its original form.


Now that your armed with the vocab above, all that remains is deciding which type of mattress is right for you. To help you make your selection, visit Mancini’s Sleepworld, where their experts will guide you through their wide selection of offerings. To learn more, visit Mancini's Sleepworld or call (800) 647-5337.


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