Expensive = Quality? Learn why it’s not true in bedding

By Guest writer
Wednesday - July 09, 2008
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Q.Is it true that you have to spend a lot of money to get a good mattress?

A.No, depending on the brand, some companies offer a very good quality mattress at a lower price than others. Much like certain people wanting name brand products, such as status bags or luxury cars, the name is important because its what visible to people on the outside. No one really knows what’s under your sheets other than you, the buyer.

Q.Are name brand mattresses always better?

A.Not necessarily, contrary to popular belief, there are always new products coming out as Brand X For example, in the audio visual category, there are numerous televisions and computers that are new to the marketplace that do not have the brand names that we are used to seeing, but they retail for considerably less but offer the same great quality.

Q.What is the difference between your mattresses and the name brands?

A.Unlike some of the other stores that carry name brand mattresses, our mattresses are manufactured in state of the art facilities in California. Nationally there are over 95 mattress manufacturers. The consumer/general public is usually more familiar with the brand name mattress companies because of the brand awareness that they offer through extensive, costly advertising campaigns. Being that our mattresses are manufactured in California where there are numerous mattress manufacturers, the expectation of the mattress is of a higher quality and needs to be sold to the consumer at a more affordable cost.

Q.What makes Wholesale Mattress Co. different from other Mattress stores?

A.Unlike our competition, we strive to keep costs down. With low overhead operations, much like the big box retailers, we bring savings direct to the consumer. We do not showcase our mattresses in multi million dollar showrooms; instead we emphasize our initiatives on the quality of the product and bring costs down to the buyer. Our business philosophy is dealing in volume sales at a lesser profit.

Q.Do you stock your mattresses?

A.Yes, we carry approximately 20 different models and we have a large amount stocked in our warehouses ready to be delivered directly to the consumer. We stock our warehouses at 95% capacity because some of our customers have their own means of getting the item to their destination and the convenience of having accessibility to the mattresses right away is important to the consumer.

Q.Do you offer delivery services?

A.Yes, we offer island wide delivery in Oahu, 6 days a week. We are able to bring the mattress directly to your destination within a 48 hour period. Delivery is a service we offer at no charge with the purchase of a mattress of $695 or more. Otherwise, there is a nominal delivery fee.

Q.Do I need a good mattress to have a good nights sleep?

A.Medical studies have shown that a lack of good night’s sleep will result in irritability, lack of concentration, poor study & work habits. If a 60 year old sleeps an average of 8 hours a day, that person has slept over 20 years of their life. So yes, you do need a good mattress, it’s not uncommon that people will invest money in frivolous purchases, but will not invest money in a good mattress to give them a good nights rest.

For more information please visit our showrooms at 531 Waiakamilo St. in Kalihi or our new location on 885 Queen St., Ewa side of Ward in Kakaako.


According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by a chronic sleep disorder or intermittent sleep problem. Women suffer from lack of sleep more often than men and with increasing frequency as they age. Here are some tips that may help you get a better night’s sleep:

1.Try to have a relaxing bedtime routine and keep regular sleep times. Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool and quiet and that your pillow, sleep surface and coverings provide you with comfort.

2.Exercise regularly, but finish your workout at least three hours before bedtime.

3.Avoid foods and drinks high in caffeine (coffee, colas and tea) for at least 8 hours prior to bedtime, and avoid alcohol for a few hours before bedtime. Caffeine and alcohol disturb sleep.

4.Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex; if you do this, you will strengthen the association between your bed and sleep. It is best to remove work materials, computers and televisions from the sleep environment.

5.If you experience trouble sleeping on a regular basis, speak to your healthcare professional.*

Sleep Savvy April 2008



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