Tips for moving your specialty mattress.

Getting a good night’s sleep has become an elusive dream for some people.  Medical research and a better understanding of how important restful sleep is has prompted many people to purchase specialized mattresses.  These mattresses can be an investment, and if you are planning a move you want to make sure to protect your investment by ensuring your mattress is packed, and moved correctly.

Two of the biggest players in the specialty mattress arena are Tempur-Pedic and Select Comfort/Sleep Number.  Following are a few tips for preparing both types of mattresses for a move:

Moving your Tempur-Pedic: • If needed, you can fold your Tempur-Pedic mattress to make it easier to move. Fold it with the TEMPUR® side (top) in. • If the mattress sits in cold weather (below 50°F) folded, do not try to force it to lay flat. It may take a few hours, depending on the temperature of the room, but the mattress will naturally unfold as it warms up. • When transporting or storing your mattress, it is best to lay the mattress flat—not on its side or folded. • The handles included on some Tempur-Pedic mattresses are for positioning purposes only—not for carrying. Moving your Sleep Number Bed: • The foundation should always be disassembled.  Make sure all hardware is bagged or boxed so that it is not lost. • The mattress can be fully inflated, capped off, and should be packaged in a mattress box. • The Firmness Control System should be packed in a box with adequate packing material, so as not to be exposed to excessive shock, and vibration.

Be sure to notify A. Arnold if you will be taking one of these specialized mattresses in your move – that way we can be prepared for the special care and handling needs.