type of mattress is best? Choosing
the right bed is a highly personal decision.
The best bed for you is one that is
comfortable … one that provides the
cushioning and support that allows you to
get the best night’s sleep.
What makes a Specialty Sleep bed good for me?
Specialty Sleep systems balance comfortable
cushioning of your body with the support it
needs for proper alignment during sleep. By
reducing pressure points, stress and strain
on the body you’ll enjoy a more comfortable
sleep and fewer aches and pains when you
wake up. Whether you choose air, flotation,
latex, visco or an adjustable bed is largely
a matter of personal preference.
How do I choose a Specialty Sleep bed?
First, know your options. By reviewing
websites, such as this one, you’ll get an
idea of the various styles, features and
benefits of Specialty Sleep. Think about
what elements are most important to you -
for example, dual-control so you and your
partner can each customize your side of the
bed, or a model that will help reduce
allergens in your bed.
When you go
shopping, we recommend trying out several
different sleep surfaces. If you sleep with
a partner, be sure to shop together. Then
take your time and test beds in the store.
Lay down on your back as well as in your
normal sleeping position (Be sure to wear
likely have an intuitive preference for a
particular type of bed; then, you can
compare brands and models and make your
How much will I pay for a Specialty Sleep
bed? Most Specialty Sleep beds are
considered premium or ultra-premium products
in the mattress industry. Typically,
Specialty Sleep beds will range from $800 to
$2,000 for a queen-size bed, with some
models priced higher or lower depending upon
are comparable to premium and ultra-premium
innerspring mattress sets, yet Specialty
Sleep beds offer an array of unique,
healthful features and benefits.
Do I need special furniture for a Specialty
Sleep bed? No, today’s Specialty
Sleep products are designed to fit standard
furnishings and look much like a typical
innerspring mattress and box spring set. A
Specialty Sleep product can be placed in any
bedroom without changing your existing decor
or style. They come in the regular twin,
full, queen, king and California king sizes.
remember the original waterbeds that
consisted of a large “balloon” of water
inside a wood frame, like a box. Known as
“hardside waterbeds,” these beds could not
be used with standard furnishings. These
models remain loved by many original
waterbed fans and are still made by a number
of manufacturers … using the best materials
and updated technology.
Can I use my existing linens and bedding on
a Specialty Sleep bed? Today’s
Specialty Sleep products come in the regular
twin, full, queen, king and California king
sizes, so standard linens and bedding should
be fine. Depending upon the design of the
bed you choose, however, you may want to
purchase linens that are designed for
“high-profile” mattresses. Due to the
popularity of mattresses that are 16” - 18”
deep, compared to the traditional 12” - 15”,
manufacturers of bed linens have created
products made to fit.
exception to using standard linens is with
the original-style, hardside waterbeds,
which require special linens.
Store Directory section of this website
provides a listing of current SSA Retail
Members, searchable by location. You may
also want to visit our Manufacturer’s
Directory for additional resources and