According to WebMD, very few studies have been conducted to support the use of a firm mattress over a soft mattress. Trial and error should be used to determine which type of mattress is right for each person.
A:The Better Sleep Council website and Sleepys.com, an e-commerce site, are two online resources that help consumers find the right size mattress for their needs. Single sleepers can consider twin, twin XL or full mattresses, while couples can consider queen or king mattresses, according to Sleepy's.
A:According to HGTV, placing a bed on the wall opposite the bedroom door is ideal, with the head against a solid wall. Fung Shui principles state that placing the head of the bed in this way allows for more comfortable sleep because the position feels secure.
A:A king-size bed is the widest at 76 inches long, while the California king-size bed is the longest at 84 inches. In comparison, a king-size bed is 80 inches long, and the California king-size is 72 inches wide.
A:Inexpensive mattresses are available at many large department stores. Every retail store has display models and discontinued products they must liquidate in order to make room for new inventory. A thrifty shopper can negotiate a good price on these units.
A:A therapeutic mattress is any mattress designed to bring comfort and relief from the discomfort of backaches. It usually supports the back by encouraging proper spine alignment. Most hospitals use therapeutic beds that can be adjusted manually or electronically.
A:Hotels do not generally use any special procedure for making their beds, as do the military or hospitals. Instead, they rely on layering, tucking and pillows to achieve the effect of having a neatly made, fluffy bed.
A:The standard size of a twin mattress is 39 inches by 75 inches, while a full mattress is 54 inches by 75 inches. A queen mattress is 60 inches by 80 inches. A king mattress, also called an eastern mattress, is 76 inches by 80 inches, according to Bedding Experts.
A:A king is the largest mattress that is commonly manufactured, though a California king has slightly different dimensions if the buyer is looking for a longer bed, according to the Bedding Experts. However, certain companies, such as Selectabed, make beds that are much larger.
A:According to WebMD, very few studies have been conducted to support the use of a firm mattress over a soft mattress. Trial and error should be used to determine which type of mattress is right for each person.
A:All beds do not need box springs. Many mattresses work fine on platform or slat bases. Although box springs are popular in North America, in most other parts of the world alternate mattress supports are more common.
A:The most essential criteria in choosing a suitable material for slipcovers are strength, stability and wash ability, explains Carl Dellatore, the owner of D and F Workroom, to Martha Stewart. Thin fabrics, such as silk taffeta, should not be used, as the upholstery's pattern tends to be visible, and the slipcovers are tougher to clean.
A:You can buy adjustable bed risers online at Amazon.com and Dormco.com. Alternatively, you can find these bed risers at retail stores such as Walmart. As of 2015, the best selling adjustable bed riser on Amazon.com is the 8-inch Home-it adjustable bed riser set.
A:As of May 2015, reviews for Serta mattresses are on US-Mattress.com and Amazon.com. Both sites have rating scales that go to five stars. The average consumer rating for Serta products at US-Mattress.com is 4.3, while most of the ratings at Amazon.com are between four and five.
A:A twin size mattress is narrower than a full size mattress, according to Consumer Reports. A twin or single mattress is 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. A full or double mattress is 53 inches wide by 75 inches long, which is 15 inches wider than a twin.
A:Macy's sells bedroom furniture of all types including beds, headboards, dressers, armoires and nightstands. There are also bedroom sets available from Macy's with several bedroom pieces for one price. The store offers direct shipping throughout the country.
A:Futons are furniture pieces that serve as both a bed and a couch. Ideal for cozy or cramped rooms, futons are reasonably priced and are offered in many stores appealing to customers with a variety of different budgets. Folding or unfolding a futon can be done quickly with no tools or special skills required.
A:To clean urine from a mattress, mix one-half of a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a similar amount of ammonia and two cups of warm water. Blot the stain with this mixture until it disappears, and sponge the mattress with cold water. Finally, allow the mattress to air dry.
A:Good portable beds for adults include the Lucid Rollaway Guest Bed, Luxor Folding Bed and Simmons BeautySleep Foldaway Guest Bed, as of November 2015. In Amazon.com's user ratings, the Lucid bed averages 4.4 stars out of five. The most positive reviews say that the mattress is firm, sturdy and comfortable.