Buying Guide

woman buying a mattress

  1. Once you have realized you need a new mattress, do your research.

    Mattresses have probably changed drastically since you last shopped, so bring yourself up to speed. Good sources of information include the Internet, manufacturer Web sites, trusted friends and family, and the newspaper.

  2. Look for sales.

    Mattress retailers typically advertise on Sundays in the newspaper or throughout the week in direct mail.

  3. Once you have decided on a store or stores to visit, have an idea of what you would like to spend beforehand.

    This will help you and the sales associate find the best mattress for your money.

  4. When you visit, wear comfortable clothing.

  5. Make yourself at home on the mattresses.

    Try every sleep position you go through in a typical night. Take your time, and ask the sales associate to give you a minute if need be.

  6. Try mattresses with different tops and different materials, as the feels and support levels differ.

  7. Feel free to ask any question of the sales associate.

  8. Try to narrow your selection down to two or three beds.

    More choices than that will be confusing.

  9. Once you decide on a mattress, your retailer will arrange delivery and removal of your old mattress for you.

  10. Our favorite tip: Never Stop Dreaming™