Is a Bed in a Box Right For You?

Bed in a box
The Adrenaline Mattress is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

The bed in a box is one of the hottest advancements in the mattress industry. Place your order and your bed shows up on your doorstep. While most people still prefer buying a mattress in a physical store, a research report from the Better Sleep Council found that 27 percent of people would consider buying a mattress online. In fact, sales for beds in a box have doubled in the last four years, according to Consumer Reports.

Art Van Furniture has the best bed in a boxAdrenaline. Giving you comfort and performance, it also offers convenience. How do you know if a bed in a box is right for you? Here are six of the most common questions consumers ask, and the answers that will help you make the right choice.

How Does It Work?

It’s like magic! A bed in a box is made of foam that is compressed and rolled to fit inside of a box. Once it’s removed from the box, you unwrap it and allow it to regain its full shape. While it can take up to 24 hours to completely decompress, you can sleep on it immediately.

Is the Quality Good?

Definitely. While most foam mattresses offer only 10″ of support, Adrenaline is composed of up to 12″ of plant-based, pressure-relieving foams. It’s made up of layers of plant-based support foam and pressure-relieving comfort foams. It also includes a secret ingredient, Copper Surge Gel Foam that helps reduce inflammation and pain, relieving fatigued muscles with the healing properties of copper.

Can I Try Before I Buy?

Yes! Unlike most beds in a box, you can experience Adrenaline in person at an Art Van PureSleep showroom before you buy.

How Heavy Is It?

Depending on the size of mattress you order, getting it from your doorstep to your bedroom might require two people. A Queen size bed weighs 81 pounds and a King weighs 84 pounds.

Do I Need a Box Spring?

Use your Adrenaline mattress with a box spring or on a platform bed. We recommend a getting a new box spring when you purchase any new mattress.

Does It Come With a Guarantee?

You get a 100-night trial. Sleep on it for at least 30 days, and if you’re not satisfied, return it for free and get a full refund. In the end, only 7 percent of all beds-in-a-box that are purchased are returned, according to 1010data, a data analytics company, indicating that most consumers are pleased with their purchase.

How To Choose the Right Size Mattress

Choosing a mattress size seems like an easy decision. Children get a twin, teens move to a full, and adults and couples decide between a queen and king. Right? While it sounds straightforward, mattresses aren’t a one-size-fits-all purchase, and there are several factors to consider for choosing the right one. Who will be sleeping in the bed? What are their sleeping habits? How big is the room? What other furniture will you need to accommodate? By planning ahead, you can design a bedroom that meets all of your needs and looks great, too. Here are the seven standard size mattresses, and what you need to know about each one so you can choose the right size mattress for your room.

how to choose the right size mattress
The Twin Panel Bed is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Twin

A twin measures 39″W x 75″L. This is a great size for rooms that are at least 7’ x 10’ to allow enough space to move around the bed. It’s a good option for kids’ bedrooms as it allows more floor space for their toys and games. A twin is also a good choice for a guest bedroom. If your room is large enough (at least 10’ x 10’), you can use two to accommodate two guests, or a couple could move them together to create the width of a king-sized bed.

Twin XL

A twin XL is 39″W x 80″L, and provides a good option for spaces at least 7’ x 10’ that need to accommodate an adult. This size mattress offers more legroom or enough space if you have a pet that sleeps at the foot of the bed. Twin XL mattresses are also the size used in most dorm rooms.

Full Mattress
The Full Panel Bed is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Full

A full mattress is 54″W x 75″L—a good size for a single person who likes a little more space. It offers just enough room to accommodate a partner if both people are smaller. A full is a good choice for a child, as well, allowing them to grow into a bigger mattress and giving parents space to curl up and read a book together at bedtime. It works best in a bedroom that’s at least 10’ x 12’.

Full XL

A full XL measures 54” W x 79” L, and provides more length than a traditional full. It’s good for two taller adults who share a small room, at least 10’ x 12’. The full XL gives you more foot room, or space for a pet to sleep at the foot of the bed.

Queen Mattress
The Breeze White Queen Panel Bed is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Queen

A queen is 60″W x 80″L, offering six more inches of width than a full. It’s the most common mattress size, and is good for couples or individuals who want more space to spread out. It’s also a good size if your bedroom that is at least 10’ x 14’, creating a more eye-pleasing proportion. A queen mattress also works well in a guest room, as it’s versatile enough to accommodate an individual or a couple.

King Mattress
The Canfield King Upholstered Bed is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
King

A king bed is 76″W x 80″L, and offers the maximum width of any mattress size. It’s a good choice for couples that want more room. It’s also a good size for parents whose children like to spend mornings cuddling before getting ready for the day. The king mattress will work in a room that measures at least 10’ x 12’, but it’s perfect for an over-sized master suite that is 13’ x 13’ or larger.

California King

At 72″W x 84″L, a California king isn’t as wide as a king, but it’s four inches longer, accommodating tall individuals. In fact, it’s the longest size mattress you can get. This size is a good choice for a couple that wants to make room on their bed for a pet to curl up. It’s works well in a room that’s at least 14’ x 12’.

The Best Bed in a Box Mattress

Adrenaline Bed in a Box Mattress
The Adrenaline Mattress is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

A bed in a box is a convenient way of purchasing a new mattress—especially when it’s delivered right to your doorstep. With so many to choose from, how do you find the best bed in a box? Adrenaline Bed in a Box beat all other mattress-in-a-box brands and for good reason. Simply put, it’s is like a shot of adrenaline, giving you an immediate energy boost and enhancing your body’s ability to perform at its highest level.

The Secret Ingredient

The Adrenaline mattress is made in America, and composed of layers of plant-based support foam and pressure-relieving comfort foams. The secret ingredient is Copper Surge Gel Foam. The state-of-the-art material is the next big thing in performance foams. Infused with the healing properties of the natural element copper, Copper Surge Gel helps relieve fatigued muscles and gives you the deep restorative sleep you need to function at your peak level. It also reduces inflammation and pain, and improves your overall quality of sleep.

Sleep Cool

In addition to providing healing features, Adrenaline uses the power of copper for cooling. Copper memory foam provides over 700% more airflow while Copper Surge Gel conducts heat away from the body. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed.

Great Support

While most foam mattresses offer only 10″ of support, Adrenaline is composed of up to 12″ of plant-based, pressure-relieving foams. That means you can leave back pain and stiffness behind.

Bed in a box
The Adrenaline Mattress is available at artvan.com.
Ships Quickly

Adrenaline mattresses are convenient. When you place your order, your mattress arrives compressed, rolled and shipped for free in a box delivered to your door for easy-set-up. It unpacks smoothly in just minutes.

Try Out the Best Bed in a Box

Unlike most beds in a box, you can experience it in person before you buy. Visit one of our showrooms to see and test it. You also get a 100-night trial. If you’re not satisfied, return it for free and get a full refund.

The best bed in a box is Adrenaline. Wake up to the difference.

An Adjustable Bed Helps Everyone Sleep at Night

If you think adjustable beds are for only hospitals, think again. Chris Schollenberger, director of PureSleep at Art Van Furniture, says power base beds, also known as adjustable beds, offer lifestyle benefits. And they’re more versatile than you think.

“With a power base bed, you sleep better, live better and feel better,” says Chris. “And the health benefits are amazing.”

Power base bed
The Reverie 5D Deluxe Power Base is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.

Power base beds can raise the bed up to 70 degrees at the head and 40 degrees at the foot. We sat down with Chris to learn about their great features, and here’s what he had to say:

What are some of the health benefits?

Adjustable beds help alleviate a lot of common health issues. Those who suffer from acid reflux can adjust the bed just 10 degrees to let gravity keep acid down at night. People with asthma or airway issues can adjust the head of the bed five to 10 degrees to help aid with breathing. If you or someone you love snores, power base beds can help. Some beds have an anti-snore button that will automatically adjust the bed to the best angle for breathing.

Those with chronic back pain can elevate the head and foot of the bed. Or if you have circulation issues, adjust the bed to keep your feet up. Some of the beds even have a massage feature, which promotes good circulation.

Power base bed
The Reverie Power Base is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
What about lifestyle benefits?

If you like to read, elevate your bed upright to 70% and enjoy a book in your quiet bedroom. You can also watch TV in bed sitting up. And if you bring work home, get away from the hustle and bustle of your home, and sit in your bed with your laptop.

Are adjustable beds expensive?

No. They’re very affordable. In fact; the prices are dropping as power bases become more popular and mainstream. The base model starts at $429, and virtually every mattress Art Van Furniture carries at its PureSleep locations is power-based compatible.

Power base bed
The California King Power Base is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Will my bedroom look like a sick ward?

No. In past, these beds used to look like hospital beds. Now they look like furniture. Most bases include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities built in. Some models include a nightlight under the bed, which makes it easy to get up at night. And you can plug in and charge your phone from your bed.

The great thing about power base beds is that it’s there when you need it. When it’s flat, you can’t tell the difference between the power base bed and a regular foundation. But it’s convenient to have the option to use it whenever you want.

10 Things You Need to Know About How To Choose the Right Pillow

A high quality mattress is the foundation of a good night’s sleep, but an equally important step is in knowing how to choose the right pillow. A pillow has the important job of supporting your head and neck, providing proper alignment for your spine during sleep. In fact, 30% of the comfort of your sleep rests in your pillow.

So how do you pick the right one? Here are 10 things you need to know about pillows so you can make the best choice:

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Get Support

Your pillow needs to support head and neck so they remain level with your upper back and spine. The goal is to have you lying in bed with the same posture you use when you stand. If you find it more comfortable to put your arm under your pillow when you sleep, your pillow probably isn’t providing enough support.

Be Firm

Fluffy pillows seem like a great choice, but the weight of your head can displace the stuffing material, leaving little support. Choose firmer foam or materials that press back and support the head.

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Side Sleeper

If you sleep on your side, you need a firm, full pillow that fills the space between your ear and shoulder. Look for one that will maintain its shape to eliminate neck pain.

Stomach Sleeper

If you’re a stomach sleeper choose a thin, almost flat pillow. Experts say you might not even need a pillow for your head, but you can tuck one beneath your stomach to avoid lower back pain. Sleeping on your stomach causes strain on your lower back and has the potential for causing neck pain.

how to choose the right pillow

Back Sleeper

If you sleep on your back, you need a thin pillow. Look for one with extra loft in the bottom third to provide cradling for your neck. You can also place a soft pillow under your knees to help maintain the natural curve of your spine.

Pillows Should Work With Your Mattress

Your pillow also needs to work in tandem with your mattress. If you have a plusher bed, choose a lower profile pillow. Firm beds should be paired with higher profile pillows.

how to choose the right pillow

Chill Out

If you wake up during the night because you’re too hot, know that the pillow you choose can affect the temperature of your bed. Poly-filled pillows are known for heating during sleep. Choose a ventilated pillow that’s designed to move hot air out at night or a gel pillow that provides the perfect sleep temperature.

Pillows Need to Be Regularly Replaced

How old is your pillow? If you don’t know, it’s probably time to replace it. The editors of Prevention magazine suggest that you change your pillow once a year. If you use a protective pillow cover, they say you can double its life.

Know the Material

Your pillow material can prolong its life. The experts at Art Van PureSleep give these general guidelines: fiber- or poly-filled pillows are usually good for 6 to 18 months depending on quality. Wool or goose down pillows will last for two to three years. And latex or memory foam pillows are good for up to 5 years, depending on quality. Always use a pillow protector to maintain and prolong the life of your pillow investment.

how to choose the right pillow

Get a Pillow Protector

Finally, a pillow protector is a smart investment. Your pillow can become filled with fungi, dead skin, dust mites and drool – all of which can aggravate allergies, asthma, sinusitis and respiratory disease. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says that exposure to these allergens is a significant risk factor for the development of asthma and hay fever.