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Q. When should I buy a new mattress?

A. Every eight to ten years. If your bed is stained, torn, or sagging, it’s time to start looking for something new.

Q. How do I comparison shop when the model names differ from store to store?

A. Look for benefits. If you know how to get the features you need from the construction of the mattress, that is the most important thing. When you shop, look for your comfort preference.

Q. How do I know which firmness I need?

A. It’s a personal choice. A firm bed does not always offer the most support. The best is one that evenly distributes your weight.

Q. My partner moves around a lot in the night, which mattress can help with this?

A. First off, make sure your mattress is big enough for both of you. Then, look into a mattress specifically designed for motion transfer, such as a Beautyrest or BackCare.

Q. How can I enhance the lifetime of my mattress?

A. Invest in a good quality mattress with a foundation, cover and mattress pad.

A comfortable night's sleep.

A comfortable night's sleep.

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DOs

1. Use a metal base frame for Full, Queen and King sized beds. Make sure it has a horizontal or vertical rigid centre rail, or metal/iron cross rails with a centre leg. A proper frame is important to not damage your product.

2. Use the matching foundation for your bed. Like star-crossed lovers, they are designed to be together.

3. Shop with your partner.

4. Look for value,not price. Find the bed that offers the benefits you seek.

5. Buy like you mean it. Your sleep is not a place to scrimp and save. Buy the mattress you can afford.

6. It’s all about you. Buy what feels good for you, not anyone else.

DON’Ts

1. Don’t just test your mattress by pressing on the side. Lay down, relax, roll around, and close your eyes. Imagine what it would be like to sleep on this mattress.

2. Don’t just look at coil count. It’s all about feel.

3. Don’t forget to check the warranty before you leave the store.

4. Don’t shop just anywhere. Shop at a reputable mattress store.

The perfect bed is bliss indeed.

The perfect bed is bliss indeed.

Here are three things to keep in mind when shopping for a better mattress.

1. Notice how well the bed conforms to the shape of your body. The higher the conformability, the less you will toss and turn.

2. Pay attention to weight distribution. Proper support is important for your spine, and the quality of your sleep.

3. Take note of the plushness and cushioning. The layers of foam, felt and natural materials and the coil construction will all affect your sleeping experience.

A perfect sleep is within reach.

A perfect sleep is within reach.

Simmons mattresses feature the finest in coil technology. Here are a few of the things that let you sleep better at night.

1. 8″ coils. We use coils that are taller than the pockets themselves. All of the coils are pre-compressed to fit in the patented pockets. This ensures greater comfort, stability and support.

2. NON-FLIP, you never need to flip your mattress again.

3. Tapered shape – for a smaller conformability surface. This is more responsive, and contours better to your body.

4. A broad stability base – to minimize motion transfer.

5. A wider comfort contour, to guarantee the highest degree of cradling.

Find the 8″ Hi-Profile Evolution NON-FLIP Pocket Coil in all Simmons Beautyrest and Backcare mattresses. The 7″ Evolution NON-FLIP Pocket Coil is featured in all BackCare and Dreamscapes mattresses.

Patented Pocket Coils

Patented Pocket Coils

1. Pay attention to your body. How much sleep do you seem to need? If your body gets tired too easily during the day, then adjust, sleep more, or less, until you have reached your premium performance, and then sleep that much every night.

2. Have a regular schedule. Go to bed at the same time, and wake up at the same time, every day. Even on weekends.

3. Be continuous. Sleeping in one solid block is better for the body and mind.

4. Exercise. Stay fit.

5. Reduce stress.

6. Don’t smoke.

7. Have a proper diet. (Lots of fruits and vegetables.)

8. Reduce your caffeine.

9. Keep mentally stimulated throughout the day.

10. Take a warm bath before bed.

11. Establish a bedtime ritual.

12. Maintain a relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom.

13. Avoid alcohol.

Some golden sleep tips.

Some golden sleep tips.

42% of North Americans have insomnia.

Most people need one more hour of sleep. The average person gets seven hours, while 32% get less than six.

Sleep disorders are the #1 health concern in North America.

The lightbulb is the biggest enemy of sleep. Before it, people used to sleep 10 hours a day.

Half of all highway fatalities are a result of sleepy drivers.

31% of all drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel at least once in their lifetime.

Sleep deprivation costs $100 billion annually due to lost productivity, industrial accidents and high medical bills.

50% of all road fatalities are caused by sleepy drivers.

50% of all road fatalities are caused by sleepy drivers.

A good night’s sleep is important for mood, productivity, general health and even proper communication. The average person needs a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. If you find that you fall asleep instantly, or that you need an alarm clock to wake up, then you are one of the 63 million North Americans that is not getting a proper sleep.

To be mentally sharp, creative, energetic and happy all day long, you need a proper sleep. A third of your life is spent sleeping.

You are still working at night. It doesn’t seem like it, as those clothes are still unfolded in the morning, but your mind is working overtime on a subconscious level to ensure that your life is organized on a mental level. Sleep is important! No wonder people who lack sleep are often confused and chaotic in their waking life.

Sleep can help you organize your life.

Sleep can help you organize your life.


It is one thing to have a comfortable bed, and a whole other thing to have  comfortable shopping experience. Buying a bed should be a pleasant, enjoyable experience. You can get some Simmons mattresses in other stores, but only Simmons Mattress Gallery has the full breadth of selection, and the relaxing environment to make your shopping experience an enjoyable one.

Beautyrest Black

Beautyrest Black

The Beautyrest Black has chartered new territory. By inventing a pocket coil that is 8” long, it is able to offer greater comfort, stability and support than ever before by ensuring that it is pre-compressed, to offer precise contouring to every inch of your body, all the while reducing ‘motion transfer’ from your partner. To top it off, the pocket coils are joined together, to guarantee you a great night’s sleep.

8" pocket coil

8" pocket coil


Simmons has been making quality mattresses since 1925, when it introduced the first Beautyrest mattress, featuring the patented pocket coil. It immediately became one of the most popular mattresses of all time.

The secret is in the pocket coils. No other mattress can compare to the patented technology. Three coils are woven together for increased strength and durability. Nestled within individual pockets, they ensure that there is never any motion transfer between partners.

After all, the good life should continue for 24 hours a day.

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The most indulgent mattress that money can buy is the premium Beautyrest Black. When you lay back and shut your eyes you will wonder how you ever slept before.

This opulent sensation is a treat to sleep on. It is unparalleled in comfort, and offers and eloquent design unmatched in the world of mattresses today.

You will feel completely rested (and even a little bit spoiled) every new waking day.

Some of the luxurious fabrics include all-natural modal yarn and cashmere, abundant layers of comfortable memory and natural latex foam. Additionally there is soft and enveloping PillowTops and 8” patented Advanced Evolution NON-FLIP Pocket Coils to minimize motion transfer between partners.

The Beautyrest Black does more than lull you into the perfect sleep, it pampers all your desires to dream.

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If you are looking to buy a mattress in Vancouver, you should be sure to talk to the mattress professionals. Some mattress stores will try to get you on just about any mattress, but we believe that there is the perfect bed out there for you, and it is just a matter of you finding it.

For seven years in a row Simmons Mattress Gallery has won the Consumers’ Choice Award for Best Mattress Store in Vancouver. It is little wonder, therefore, that we know a thing or two about making the customer (you) happy. Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and our locations are spacious and relaxing – to ensure that you have the best possible Vancouver mattress shopping experience.

Come visit us today – we would love to see you, and get you into a cozy bed.

Mattress Vancouver’s contact info.

Find the one you love

Find the one you love

The main reason that we have built the mattress Vancouver site is so you can easily find help and pointers when shopping for a mattress.

To make this site even more navigational, we will include a little index on this page for easy reference.

Here are a few topics covered in the Mattress Vancouver website.

10 easy ways to fall asleep

What to look for in a mattress

Mattress, Vancouver? Further information

Why no mattress is like a Beautyrest.

The Simmons Mattress Gallery difference

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She's tuckered right out.

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If you are having trouble sleeping, here is an article about ways to trace that problem to your mattress, and what you can do about it: Mattress Vancouver’s column.

It could be the mattress.

It could be the mattress.

Now you can read about the latest tips, sales, promotions and discounts on our Twitter.

We update it regularly and use it to give you the heads up on any new deals.

Also, if you join the Mattress Vancouver Twitter today, we will give you TWO FREE pillows with the purchase of any Beautyrest.

Join us here: Mattress Vancouver Twitter.

Follow us anywhere

Follow us anywhere

We are now having our Mismatched Sale. If you are looking for a mattress in Vancouver and possibly a different bottom, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Our mattress Vancouver sale is offering beds up to 55% off. You can walk out of here with one of our $999 Beautyrests. But hurry, supply is limited and the beds are going fast.

Mattress Vancouver's mismatched sale is now on.

Mattress Vancouver's mismatched sale is now on.

Now you can join us on Facebook as well.

There are several advantages to being a fan of Simmons Mattress Gallery on Facebook.

You will be the first to find out about new deals and discounts. And as a fan, you get special privileges.

Starting today, if you buy any Beautyrest bed from Simmons Mattress Gallery, and you mention that you are a Facebook fan, you will receive TWO FREE PILLOWS.

Join in the fun today here – Mattress Vancouver link

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At Simmons Mattress Gallery we pride ourselves on our professionalism. We don’t see our customers as one-off consumers, but rather we try to foster long-term relationships built on years of good, quality sleep. We want you to remember our helpful advice, and enjoy a wonderful bed, for years to come.

Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. For seven years running we have been voted the Best Mattress Store at the Consumers’ Choice Awards.

With showrooms in Vancouver, Victoria or Coquitlam, Simmons Mattress Gallery makes it easy to find the bed that is right for you. We are the mattress professionals, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and a showroom stocked with the best of the best brand out there: Simmons.

Right now, there is a Beautyrest Sale, where you can enjoy a luxurious night’s sleep for up to 60% less. This sale only comes around once a year, so don’t delay, it ends October 4th.

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Some mattress stores will state that there is a comparable mattress for every model out there. But that’s simply not true. Nothing compares to a Beautyrest.

Only the Simmons Beautyrest has patented pocket coil technology (read about it here) and the rigorously tested and perfected craftsmanship found only in the most premium mattresses around the world.

At Simmons Mattress Gallery our customers ask for Beautyrest by name, and there is a reason for that – a quality guarantee that’s says it all – your beauty will last longer, and your body will feel more rested.

There is no rest like a Beautyrest.

There is no rest like a Beautyrest.

You have probably seen the ads where a man in a white labcoat drops a black bowling ball on a mattress and none of the bowling pins are disturbed.  This, of course, is a simple way to show that your partner could be doing jumping jacks on one side of the bed and you’d never even know.

How is this possible? The answer is the revolutionary pocket coil technology found exclusively in Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. As you will see in the diagram below, the springs are not attached to one another, rather they rest independently in their own “pocket.” This allows enough ‘give’ so that when you put pressure on the mattress, on the coils you are touching are affected, while the rest of the bed remains still.

Pocket coils for Simmons Mattress Gallery

If you are looking for a mattress Vancouver, you need to bear in mind a few things.

1. You should research the best mattress store in Vancouver based on some facts. Simmons Mattress Gallery has been voted the Best Mattress Store in Vancouver for 7 consecutive years by the Consumers’ Choice Awards. That is people like you voting – real people – not magazines.

2. You should also source out the best mattress in Vancouver by going online and doing a little reading. This Mattress Vancouver blog, for instance has everything from better sleeping tips to helpful hints in what to look for when shopping for a mattress in Vancouver.

3. If you are in need of a new mattress, Vancouver, then you have come to the right place. Simmons Mattress Gallery is the home of the mattress professionals. Feel free to call us at 604 733 0166 and we will gladly help you find a new bed that you love.

Simmons Mattress Gallery

To some, getting a new mattress is a bit of a chore. However, mattress shopping can be easy and actually kind of fun if you’ve done a bit of research beforehand.

First of all – what kind of bed do you like? A soft bed can wrap around your body and hug you while you sleep. A firm bed offers more support to your back. If you aren’t sure what you like – drop into a Simmons Mattress Gallery to try our floor models out for yourself. You may be surprised at the difference a new bed can make on your sleep.

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There are few things worse than laying in bed, awake, knowing that you have to be up in a few short hours for a busy day that demands all of your attention. The next time you are having trouble sleeping, here are a few easy tips that might help:

  1. Get out of bed. Lying in bed wide awake is the worst thing you can do. Your bed is for sleeping, so if you want to think, or read, or watch TV, do it elsewhere.
  2. Drink a warm glass of milk. Now, this may be an old wives’ tale, but if it’s psychosomatic, and it works, then it works.
  3. Shave. It takes up a few minutes of your morning routine, so you might as well do it now and get an extra snooze in.
  4. Go for a walk around the block. Sometimes some fresh air is enough to clear your head.
  5. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. More of a mental note for next time.
  6. Read a really boring book. If you don’t have a book, this list should do.
  7. Do puzzles. Sudoko and crosswords are a great way to take your mind off whatever it is that’s keeping you up.
  8. Do some stretching. Heavy exercise will get your heart rate up and make it hard for you to sleep. However, some easy stretching will get the blood moving enough to calm you, without exertion.
  9. Do some work. If you can’t sleep, you might as well get a jump on the work you have to do tomorrow.
  10. Look into a new mattress. Many times, if you can’t sleep, it’s the mattress that’s to blame. Start looking for a new one right there and then. This blog is a good place to start, as research is just as important as feel. Good luck and happy dreaming!
Don't read in bed!

Don't read in bed!

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