After working in a mattress store for several years, more often than not I will hear the following question: “What's your best mattress?” Inevitably I will smile, shake my head, and respond, “The one that hit's your back and your wallet right at the same time.” Today, I am going to talk about the elephant in the room. Everyone wants a mattress that is going to be [...]
Happy New Year! In honor of this day, we decided to take a look back at the history of New Year's and all the different traditions associated with it.
A Brief History of New Years Day in America
New Year's Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans [...]
Happy Holidays Everyone! For this month's blog, I decided to focus more on the time of year and to reflect on all that has happened here. At Long's Furniture World and Long's Mattress, it has been a great year! This year marks then end of the 10th year we have been open under the guidance of our owner Doug Petroskey! We announced a new relationship with Riley Hospital for Children where a portion [...]
When you begin to undertake the task of shopping for a mattress, one of the big key words you will hear/see is foam. Convoluted foam, memory foam, gel infused memory foam, latex foam, organic, the list goes on and on. But, what is this thing we call foam? How is it made and why do I need it? In this blog, we will explore this idea to break down what this mysterious thing is.Foam is Everywhere
Food. There's no escaping it. Your body craves it. Whether it's just a chance to refuel your day or a place to unwind with family and friends, food brings people together of all walks of life. And, almost every time you see food, there is the table upon which it is placed. Dining room tables can turn a blank space into a place for entertaining with the right table. Families gather nightly around [...]
Tuning in to your local tv station and you will inevitably hear an ad for a mattress sale going on. While this is not outside the norm, you notice something new with the ad. The mattress is moving. A person's head gets lifted up while trying out a new mattress, or you might see someone sitting in a position similar to a recliner. The voice over states how the adjustable base/mattress is the [...]
“Why do I need a mattress protector?” “I don't eat or drink in bed, I won't make a mess” “The kids are all grown, they don't need a protector anymore.” “I've already got one from my own bed.” All these ideas can run through your head when asked about acquiring a mattress protector for your bed. While, some of these points are valid, they do not solve[...]
We now arrive to part 3 of 3 of our What's in a Mattress rundown. The past 2 weeks, we have discussed the mattress from the bottom up. Starting with the rock solid foundation of the frame and box, we then moved on to the bottom layer of the mattress where all your support comes from. If you have not read these over, then please look back at our previous 2 entries. This week, we come to the part [...]
Last week, we started discussing the history of mattresses and what all is inside those white rectangles you see online, in commercials, and in the store. It's important to understand what all is in a mattress and how it is constructed in order to decide which sleep system will provide you with the best sleep possible. Mattresses are constructed from the bottom up, and so our articles follow the [...]
What's in a Mattress?
What is a mattress? What kinds of things do I need to look for in a mattress? What separates this white rectangle from the 40 others sitting on the floor? When first taking the plunge on acquiring a new mattress set, there are many factors to consider. Between different springs, different foams, traditional beds, foam beds, hybrid beds, and many combinations in between,[...]