​Happy Presidents Day - Buy A Mattress?

Posted by Matt Cardoni on 14th Feb 2022

​Happy Presidents Day - Buy A Mattress?

Since 1971, Presidents Day has been celebrated on the third Monday of February. Prior to that, it was a moving holiday celebrating the actual birthday of George Washington (February 22, 1732). In fact, according to, the term "Presidents Day" has never been officially adopted, and Washington's Birthday remains the official name of the holiday (a compromise negotiated by the state of Virginia in the debate over the change of date).

There are many other interesting facts about this holiday, including that Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, and New York continue to observe state holidays named for the first president and that no birthday of any president born in February (Washington, Harrison, Lincoln, Reagan) ever falls on Presidents Day.

So, what does Presidents Day have to do with mattress sales? Nothing, really. It just provides a three-day weekend convenient for making a major purchase that often requires that two people agree on the item to be acquired. The springtime is also when mattress manufacturers announce their new lines, so older models are often offered at a discount in February. In fact, during the debate about the change of dates, it was stated that retail sales would be stimulated by more three-day weekends. At DOWNLITE you can also use the coupon code PRES20 to save 20% in the month of February.

If you do take the opportunity to replace your mattress this month, we are ready to help you with everything from the mattress protector at the base to the luxurious and warming comforter topping your cozy new nest.

The mattress pad is next, which adds an additional layer of protection to your new mattress and the first layer of plush comfort. For a superior sleeping experience, try our Cloud Top Ultra Plush Pillow Top Feather Bed mattress pad - after just a night or two, you may want to spend the next three-day weekend nestled in your soft cloud of comfort!

The comforter is a key component to achieving the proper microclimate necessary for a good night's sleep. From warmer to cooler-weather sleeping, having the correct comforter makes the prospect of approaching bedtime a pleasant thought. Please look at our comforter buying guide for more information and ideas.

Having the proper pillow for the type of sleeper you are in the next consideration. Pillows come in various fills, densities, shapes, fabrics, and firmnesses. Technological advances provide cooling, anti-microbial, and hypoallergenic features, so there is truly a pillow available to satisfy every type of sleeper.

Big mattress sales are going on, and if you do decide to renew that essential piece of household equipment, we're here to do the rest, from helping you take care of it to topping your new with the best-looking and most comfortable bedding.

If you would like personalized assistance or professional advice before ordering your bedding, you may contact our customer service representatives, and they will assist you in your decision-making.

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