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Blog posts of '2018' 'April'

Can one mattress work for everyone?


Large warehouse stores are amazing. You need ketchup? Well, there is one bottle of ketchup. You want some cereal? There are several options but only one size…. LARGE. They take the choice out of it. This makes the shopping experience easy. I know I don’t like sitting there debating what size box of flaked corn I need or seeing 12 different types of the same condiment. Choice is sometimes overwhelming.

But choice can also be necessary, especially when we are talking about people’s individual needs, shapes, and specifications. Can there just be one mattress that magically fits all my needs as well as my neighbor’s, best friend’s, and 90-year-old grandfather’s needs? The answer is… if you all have the same body type, sleeping style and habits then YES, but it is rather unlikely.

People are complicated. We all have our own habits. Some people sleep exclusively on their side, others back, and others do a great approximation of a pretzel where their front shoulders are facing towards the bed while their hips are pointing in the opposite direction and their arms are clutching onto their pillow for dear life. All of these sleepers may need different levels of support and pressure relief depending on their individual shape and size as well.

A back is definitely flatter than a pretzel. A pretzel sleeper has curves in their shoulders and hips. Would these two types need the same pressure relief? Could they both be best served by the same mattress? The answer is no. These both could be adequately served by the same mattress, but to get the best out of your nightly sleep both sleepers really need individualized comfort.

Bed in a box companies try for mass appeal, but number one to them is ship ability. The heavier a mattress is the more is costs to ship. Most people are side sleepers, side sleepers need more pressure relief, more pressure relief needs more materials, more materials means more weight which means less profit. Is this the best for your comfort?

Mattresses are not one size fits all.


All Mattress Direct factory direct show rooms have mattress specialists trained to fit you for the best mattress for your sleep needs.

Bellagio at Home Collection


The famous Bellagio hotel opened its doors on the Las Vegas strip on October 15, 1998.   The sprawling resort sits on the land that previously housed the legendary Dunes Hotel and Casino.  Inspired by the Lake Como town Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its excellence. The main (original) tower features 36 floors with 3,015 rooms.  In 2004, a second tower known as the Spa Tower, was opened just south of the main tower and sits at 33 floors and 935 rooms.  

Aside from the famous Fountains at the Bellagio, the hotel offers many additional attractions for their guests.  The Bellagio is the home to the Cirque de Soleil aquatic show, "O", named to sound like the French word for water, "eau".  The show features water acts like synchronized swimming, as well as aerial and ground acts.  The grounds also contain a conservatory and botanical gardens.  The gardens feature five different seasonal themes throughout the year: Chinese New Year, spring, summer, fall, and winter. Additionally, the Bellagio features a gallery of fine art which contains exhibitions from private collectors, along with established museums.    
One of the biggest draws of patrons on the strip are the Fountains at the Bellagio.  These fountains are choreographed with performances set to light and music for over 30 songs.  The lake area that houses the fountains is 375,000 square feet, equivalent to three city blocks or eight football fields.  The choreographed shows are made possible through the use of 1,214 nozzles and a system of pipes.  The devices used are capable of shooting water higher than a 24-story building and have the ability to shimmy, twirl, and spin.  The streams of water are lit with over 4,500 lights, which can be set to change colors depending on the song or time of year.  The system of fountains is so complex, the Bellagio staffs a team of 30 to clean, maintain, and make emergency repairs on the fountains between shows at all times.  The fountains can be seen from several different vantage points on the strip and attract crowds all through the year.      

For the first time, the beds featured in the suites at the Bellagio Hotel are available direct from the factory at all 18 Mattress Direct locations.  These mattresses are full of pressure relieving material and offer the necessary support.  Feel like you're sleeping on a luxury vacation in your bedroom and start getting a great night's sleep for less than the cost of weekend getaway.  Head into any of the area locations and check out the all new Bellagio Hotel Collection at Mattress Direct.