Frequently asked questions
Why a plant-based foam mattress?
Plant-based foam provides a long-lasting mattress with fewer toxins than petrochemically-based foams. In particular, Natural Rubber Latex has tremendous longevity and is the cleanest foam on the market. In addition, water-expanded foams use fewer chemicals as additives, breathe more readily and keep your temperature more even. You can select either all foam mattresses, or those combined with a coil (aka hybrid.) Your choice!
Why purchase from your store rather than another or online?
the Sleep Shop has been in business for 13 years. The combined mattress experience of our colleagues is over 50 years. We are very demanding of our manufacturing partners and make sure no toxic flame retardants are present in any of the products we sell. As well, you can lie on our mattresses to see what provides the most comfort and spinal alignment for you personally... no guessing with confusing online sellers or depending on an artificial "technology" that decides what is comfortable for you. We also consider pillows an integral part of your total beneficial sleep experience. the Sleep Shop is competitively priced, has no commissioned employees and is dedicated to your sleep health. We are locally owned and operated and enjoy being part of the Truckee Meadows community.
Should I consider an adjustable base?
Adding an adjustable base to your new mattress provides the ultimate sleep experience.
You are able to fine tune relief from pressure points, find proper spinal alignment and open up breathing passages. Adjistable bases provide a lifestyle choice geared toward your personal comfort preferences.
Why don't I see common brands in your store?
Because we have control over our product mix, we have made sure to keep toxic flame retardants out of our products. By working closely with manufacturers, all of us are aware of just what is used in the manufacturing of the mattresses we show. We do the homework so that you can experience Naturally Safe Sleep!
What is the difference between Dunlop and Talalay Latex?
The traditional Dunlop process has been used in latex manufacture since 1929. The thick rubber sap, or serum, is whipped into a froth in a centrifuge, poured into a mold, covered, and steam baked. Natural sediments in the mixture settle to the bottom of the mold. This makes every Dunlop layer slightly firmer on its bottom side.
The Talalay process adds two steps. After the latex is poured, the mold is sealed and the process is continued in a vacuum chamber. The mold is then flash-frozen before it's baked. Talalay latex has a more consistent cell structure from top to bottom and edge to edge. It is also more expensive than Dunlop. All Talalay pieces wider than 40" (Full or larger) are seamed with a safe, natural latex glue. Seam locations will vary.