"I think I went through 5 mattresses before I found the right one. But the evergreen mattress warehouse staff were totally ok with that, they knew I was just trying to find the best mattress." Ian Sloan

"I had no idea what I was looking for, but the staff were very knowledgeable about their products and helped me find the perfect mattress." Tucker McLean

Portland Office

Evergreen Mattress Warehouse
3671 NW. Adams Blvd.
Portland, OR 97201
TEL: (503)-259-8751

Store Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Sat. 10am-5pm
Sun. Closed

The Best Mattress for a Good Night's Sleep

If you're having issues getting a good nights rest, there's no question about it, the best mattresses really do. But how do you find a mattress that's right for you when there are so many choices out there? You can choose from so many different types and sizes of mattress including traditional coil, latex, air, water and new mattresses made of memory foam. Because there is so much to choose from, finding the right one can just be a nightmare. The first thing to know when you are shopping for a new mattress is to not be fooled by super expensive price tags or mattresses that try to over advertise themselves. These don't necessarily mean that they are a top mattress. What you should be looking for is a mattress that is firm enough to support your back, neck and legs while at the same time offering a certain level of softness and comfort.

The value of a good nights rest.

It is easy to underestimate the importance of sleep in today's hectic and busy world. But getting a good nights rest is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself healthy. It is the primary means through which we are able to recharge our bodies and giving us enough energy to tackle the next days events. While you are asleep, your brain will go through several cycles of sleep or stages of sleep including NERM sleep and REM sleep. Doctors have pointed to REM sleep as the most important sleep cycle that you get during the night. During REM sleep, or rapid eye movement sleep your body gets the highest quality of sleep. And REM sleep only accounts for about 20% - 30% of your entire night. REM sleep is also difficult to achieve. If you experience discomfort during the night, by sleeping on the wrong mattress for example, you will never be able to reach the state of REM sleep. But not getting enough quality sleep every night, you can develop some longer term conditions such as insomnia and chronic fatigue. Being able to find a mattress that gives you the optimum kind and amount of sleep is the best way to insure that you get enough of the right kind of sleep.

Tips for Mattress Shopping

The first thing you should know about mattress shopping is that it will take a long time if you do it right. It doesn't do you any good to go to a mattress sale, sit on a few mattress and buy the first one you happen to like. Most physical therapists suggest that you should actually be spending anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes with each mattress. The most important thing you should check is if it is able to support the normal S curve of your back. To do this, lie on your side. If you find that your shoulder or hips are sinking into the mattress and you feel that your spine is not aligned properly, it is probably too soft. On the other hand, if you start to feel immediate pain and discomfort, the mattress is probably too firm. When you finally think you have found the best mattress for you and your partner if you have one, is to see if the mattress comes with a trial period. This policy will change from store to store. But it is important to be able to test the mattress in the long term as opposed to spending only 15 minutes with it. Over this longer period of time, other unforeseen problems could show up that you didn't notice earlier.