Mattress Buying Guide
Tips For Buying a Mattress
Pick a size
Are you buying a mattress on its own or as a set? Think what you’ll be using the mattress for in future years. Plan ahead for partners, pets, kids, etc. Mattresses come in multiple sizes. Here are some of the most common sizes:
- Twin: 38” x 74”
- Full: 52” x 74”
- Queen: 60” x 80”
- California King: 72” x 84”
- Eastern King: 72" x 80"
Basically, you want a well-built mattress that gives you both great support and good value for your money. A good, strong coil support system will help your back.
- Extra Firm
- Traditional Firm
- Cushiony and Plush
- Extra Plush
If your height and weight are average, you’ll have an easier time determining your desired firmness.
Suffer from back pain?
Be sure to pay a little more for a better quality mattress. Your doctor can advise you.
Do you sleep on your back or your side?
Many people say their mattresses feel firmer when they sleep on their side. Do the same when you test out a mattress in the store. And spend some time on various mattresses to see which one suits you best.
Think about how much you want to spend
Buying a decent mattress is like buying a decent sound system. A higher quality mattress is usually bought at a higher price. However, price isn’t everything. Focus on the models that suit your needs best.