Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT'S A MATTRESS MADE OF?

Despite their simple exterior appearance, mattress sets are highly engineered sleep systems constructed of different components such as springs, foam, and air. Regardless of how the mattress is constructed, every mattress requires a foundation to properly support the mattress, and ensure the life and comfort of the mattress. Together a mattress and its foundation comprise a sleep set.

WHAT’S THE PROPER WAY TO TURN OR ROTATE A MATTRESS AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD IT BE DONE?

Some new mattresses should be rotated every week for the first few months and every few months thereafter. Most new mattresses have been designed as “no-flip” mattresses, eliminating the need for end-over-end rotation. We suggest you consult your manufacturer’s warranty for the proper rotation guidelines specific to your new mattress.

HINT: Unless your mattress is a twin size, we don’t recommend you turn it alone. Doing so can result in damage to the product or injury to you. Get a friend or a family member to assist you. Do not use the cord handles to turn the mattress, as they will not support the weight of the mattress and will likely pull out. Mattress handles should be used for final positioning only.

SHOULD I BUY A HARD MATTRESS IF I HAVE A BAD BACK?

Your doctor may have specific recommendations. In general, we’d recommend a mattress that offers good support, and such support does not mean the hardest or firmest mattress available. Innerspring mattresses offer various types of surface materials over the coil unit that aid in improving the comfort of a mattress without compromising the support. Foam, latex or air mattresses are also good options for contouring the body while offering proper support and lasting comfort.

WHAT IS THE BEST MATTRESS, OR MATTRESS BRAND?

Each of the major brands we carry offers unique features and benefits that may appeal more to you, while consistently providing a great quality product. Your comfort is a personal choice. A trained salesperson will help to guide you based on your preferences, enabling you to make an informed buying decision.

WHAT ARE THE MEASUREMENTS OF EACH MATTRESS SIZE?

Throughout the industry, there are standard mattress sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, California King, and Eastern King. See dimensions below. Mattress dimensions can vary +/- by a half inch depending on the manufacturer.

Twin (Also know as a single bed): A bed measuring 39 inches wide by 74 inches long.
Full (Also known as a double or a standard bed): A bed that measures 54 inches wide and 74 inches long.
Queen: A bed that measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.
California King (Also known as a Western King): A bed that measures 72 inches wide by 84 inches long.
Eastern King (Also known as a King Size): A bed that measures 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.

HOW SOON CAN I HAVE MY NEW MATTRESS SET DELIVERED?

Orange County Mattress provides same day delivery for FREE with the minimum purchase of $599. Purchase any in-stock product by 2 PM, and we can deliver it that day. We will also set up your new mattress set and remove your old mattress set at no cost.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT MY NEW MATTRESS?

Mattress protection, including the use of waterproof mattress pads, is the easiest way to protect the manufacturer’s warranty on your mattress. Should a problem arise with your mattress, it must be free of stains in order to qualify for a warranty exchange or repair. Aside from keeping your mattress free of stains, many mattress protectors have the ability to keep dust mites out of your new mattress and away from your skin.

I HAVE HEARD THERE ARE NEW REGULATIONS ON MATTRESSES BEING FIRE RESISTANT, WHAT ARE THEY?

Beginning on July 1st, 2007 all mattresses manufactured must meet the new Federal Government Law on F.R., “Flammability Regulations”. This law requires that every mattress has a label that states the mattress set meets the federal standard. This regulation requires that mattresses be significantly more resistant to an open flame than previously outlined in individual state rulings. All Orange County Mattress mattresses now meet these new flammability regulations and are doing so with the use of fire resistant fiber barriers, not with the use of hazardous chemicals.

The new F.R. Law is designed to give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom in the event of a fire. It also gives firefighters more time to get into a home and prevent further damage. With the new law in effect, it will save an estimated 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.

IS MY CHILD READY FOR AN ADULT-SIZED BED?

The transition from a crib to a bed is a big step for children. Due to the danger of injury from a crib, it is encouraged to switch to an adult size bed as soon as a child begins to climb out of the crib, or once a child reaches 35 inches in height. Most children move from crib to bed between the ages of two and three years old.
HINT: Children spend a great deal of their growing years in bed. Providing them with a mattress set that offers adequate comfort and support for active, developing bodies is important, and usually cannot be found in hand-me-down or used sleep products. While many parents still purchase twin size sleep sets, recent industry statistics show a rise in the number of parents opting for full size or “double” beds for children. Space permitting, the larger size bed allows greater freedom of movement while sleeping and can provide more comfort for both parent and child during quiet talks and bedtime stories.The new F.R. Law is designed to give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom in the event of a fire. It also gives firefighters more time to get into a home and prevent further damage. With the new law in effect, it will save an estimated 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY MATTRESS?

Every 5-7 years. Even if your mattress doesn’t show much wear and tear, your body, lifestyle and sleep needs have probably changed. If your mattress is 5-7 years older, so are you! Has your weight changed, have you gotten married, developed back problems, or do you have a less active lifestyle? That old mattress may no longer be the best fit for the person you are today. In fact in a Consumer Reports study showed that 72% of polled online subscribers found a new bed improved their sleep.The new F.R. Law is designed to give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom in the event of a fire. It also gives firefighters more time to get into a home and prevent further damage. With the new law in effect, it will save an estimated 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.