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Mattress Buying Guide

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Buying a mattress is one of the most important investments you can make for your health, but trying to choose between different mattress stores, types, sizes, and technologies can make it a stressful experience. Thankfully, at Weekends Only, we make it easy in just three steps. Here's what you need to know to get your search started.

Step 1: Choose Your Comfort

When doing mattress research, you may learn about various mattress features and technologies, but one thing we tell all of our customers is the mattress has to feel comfortable.

We put our mattresses in 3 comfort categories


Firm Mattresses:

Has the least amount of give when you apply pressure. Provides maximum support and minimizes cushioning. You sleep “on” this mattress. Generally ideal for stomach sleepers.

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Plush Mattresses:

Perfect balance between support and softness – contours to your body while offering added support. Generally suitable for back, side, or stomach sleepers.

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Ultra Plush

Ultra Plush Mattresses:

If you like to sink into your mattress, this is the comfort level for you. Cushions you as you sleep – you sleep “in” this mattress. Generally ideal for side sleepers.

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Within each of these categories, there is a lot of variety. The comfort of a mattress is somewhat subjective, and two people may disagree on what a mattress feels like, especially when you consider different body types. It's important you try them out in a store to see what comfort level is just right for you.

Step 2: Choose Your Support

Once you’ve chosen your comfort, it’s important to consider the type of support your body needs for a good night’s rest.

We categorize our mattress support three ways

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Memory Foam Mattresses:

Memory foam mattresses contour to your body, providing excellent pressure point relief, and if you have a sleep partner who tosses and turns, these mattresses greatly reduce the transmission of partner movement. Many of our foam mattresses come as a mattress in a box for easy transport and setup.

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Hybrid Mattresses:

A hybrid mattress balances the pressure point relief of memory foam with the support of an innerspring mattress. All of our Hybrid Mattresses come with individually wrapped steel coils for enhanced support and to reduce the transition of partner.

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Innerspring Mattresses:

A traditional innerspring mattress uses steel springs to absorb and support the weight of the body. These are great for those on a budget but do very little to reduce partner movement. If you sleep with someone, we don’t recommend a traditional innerspring mattress.

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After you’ve chosen your support and your comfort, you’re almost finished. It’s time to decide on a foundation to support your mattress.

Step 3: Choose Your Foundation

Some kind of bed base is recommended for your mattress. Because they are designed to support and protect mattresses to extend their lifespan, a base is often required by the manufacturer to keep your mattress warranty valid.

Choose one of these three options

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Adjustable Bases:

With a touch of a button, adjustable bed frames allow you to adjust the incline of your upper and lower body to create perfectly customized comfort, with a range of positions from which to choose. Depending on the model, they also come with cool features, like USB ports, massage, and under-bed lights. They’re great for people who like to read in bed, those who snore, or who need better circulation.

With an adjustable base, you do not need to purchase a foundation (box spring) or metal bed frame. They fit in most standard beds and come with hardware to attach to your headboard.

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Basic foundations are made of metal and/or wood and are very important in extending the life of your mattress. The terms ‘box spring’ and ‘foundation’ are often used interchangeably, though a traditional box spring has steel support springs while a foundation has evenly spaced wooden slats designed to reinforce and support the mattress.

At Weekends Only, our Foundations come in two height options:

Standard Height: This is the most common height at about 9” tall. Low Profile Height:

These are about 5” tall and are great if you have a really high bed or a really thick mattress.

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Platform Beds:

All platform beds have a raised bed base with a flat platform or closely set slats to support your mattress without a foundation.

Box springs and other foundations are not required with a platform bed.

The perfect pairing for a memory foam mattress.

Platform beds are very low to the ground, which increases their stability and makes them appealing to those wanting a more modern, sleek style.

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Congratulations, you’re on your way to a better night’s sleep and a healthier life.

If you’re still hesitant or confused about which mattress to select, our Certified Mattress Specialists want to help you this weekend, so please visit one of our stores.