6 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Mattresses

At Mattress World in San Diego, we’ve been in the mattress business for decades. So, we know a lot about mattresses. Most of what we know is useful and can help you get a great night’s sleep. The rest? Well…you decide.

You can recycle your mattress

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In fact, recycling your mattress is required in the states of California, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The springs and metal can be repurposed, the foams and fabrics can be recycled, and the wood can be a fuel source. That’s so much better than dumping your old mattress at a landfill, wouldn’t you say?

You may not be sleeping alone on your mattress

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Dust mites live almost anywhere you can find humans, animals, carpets, and fabrics. They burrow deep down into the empty spaces in your mattress, where they live and excrete. Gross, right? They won’t hurt you, but they can make your allergies or asthma flare up. Use allergen resistant mattress and pillow covers, and wash all your bedding in hot water once a week to keep those little buggers in check.

You shed all over your mattress

You shed millions of skin cells every day, and this doesn’t stop just because you’re sleeping. If you’re not using a mattress cover, these skin cells makes their way through your organic cotton sheets and down into your mattress, causing the thousands of little mites that share your mattress with you to cheer about the feast raining down upon them.

It’s illegal to buy a mattress on Sunday…

…in Washington state. Don’t ask us why. It’s just one of those bizarre laws that don’t make sense (and that aren’t strictly enforced, anyway). Also illegal on Sundays in Washington state: buying meat products or buying a television (Spokane only). We can’t quite figure out the reasoning behind any of these laws, but what we can do is be thankful that here in California, no one tells us when we can buy our television, meat, or mattresses.

Mattresses used to rest on ropes

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You know the term, “sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite”? Well, the part about sleeping “tight” refers to the ropes used across the frame on early American made beds. The ropes needed to be tightened every now and again to keep the mattress from sagging. (Yes, we are aware that unless you’re building an 18th Century set design, this information doesn’t do you much good, but it could prove useful at a really boring dinner party. You never know.)

Your mattress is not a smart hiding place

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Movie thieves are not the only ones who will think to look for cash and valuables in or under the mattress. Real thieves do, too. Although it may seem creative, it’s really not. One creative idea we did hear is to actually leave some money in a just-obvious-enough place so that the thief thinks he’s found your stash and leaves rather than tearing up your whole house looking for it. Or you could just get a big dog and an alarm system. Whatever you do, don’t put it your valuables in your mattress.

Don’t worry. We know other things about mattresses, too.

For instance, we know how to help you find the right organic, chemical-free mattress to help alleviate your back pain. We also know how to pair your new natural latex rubber mattress with an American-made platform bed that makes you feel good about your contribution to the American economy.

So…yeah, at Mattress World in San Diego, we know a lot about mattresses, and we have a great selection, too. Our wide selection of brands include Ethos, Aireloom, Palmpring, Spring Air, Sweda and M.Lily. Browse our inventory on GentleHome.com or come by our location in Hillcrest. Ask us anything you want. But remember, we did warn you that not everything we know about mattresses will help you get a good night’s sleep. Most of it will, though.

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