A February 14, 2014 article hosted by the Florida Times-Union explores the connection between Presidents’ Day and mattress sales. While each state has its own version of a Presidents’ Day, the occasion is often cause for celebration in a multitude of ways. The article manages to reconcile both the sale event and the holiday while explaining the long history of beds:

 

“During the 16th and 17th centuries, mattresses were filled with straw or down and laid atop a lattice of ropes or leather supported by a wooden bed frame. The phrase “sleep tight” comes from the need to tighten the ropes. In 3600 B.C., the Persians slept on the first water beds, which were goatskins filled with water. Innerspring mattresses were invented in the late 19th century. Today, bedding choices include waterbeds, innerspring coils, air mattresses and memory foam mattresses, all available at bargain prices during the long Presidents’ Day weekend created by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in the late 1960s.”

With mattresses you usually get what you pay for. Thus to get a quality mattresses cost can require a substantial investment. To help entice customers, retailers are eager to find occasions to provide discounts. While President’s Day is the traditional mattress-sale holiday, folks should be on the lookout for mattresses being sold on special, regardless of the occasion. The key to catching mattress sales in Sacramento is to keep a close eye for announcements and promotions.

Due to what some consider the steep prices of mattresses, many owners hesitate to purchase new ones. However, experts strongly advise that mattresses should be changed every ten years, as the products lose their comfort over time and could be host to parasites, like dust mites and bed bugs. To affordably switch to new and fresh mattresses, buyers should check out local mattress discounters in Sacramento such as the Healthy Bed Store.

(Source: ROONY BIN: Bargain mattresses one way to celebrate democracy, jacksonville.com, February 14, 2014)