Mattress Shopping Tips
We know that shopping for a mattress can be a confusing task, that's why we have some simple shopping tips to help you make an informed decision.
Bring everyone with you! If possible, each person that will be sleeping in the bed should try it out at the store before purchasing to ensure that it meets their individual comfort needs. Selecting a mattress for someone else is a difficult task so we recommend trying to avoid it. If you have to select a bed without everyone trying it first, be sure to ask about our Comfort Policy.
Wear comfortable clothes for lying down and shoes that can be easily removed. Pants are always a good idea when shopping for a new bed.
Feel free to give it a test drive, lie down and stay awhile! Relax on each model that you are considering. You should try lying on your back, side and stomach. Ask yourself: Is there enough space? Are my hips and shoulders comfortable? The longer you test a mattress, the more adequately you will be able to judge whether or not it’s right for you.
Get the whole story. Study all of the available information about the product. Read the labeling and be sure to ask questions about product features and design. If you have any doubts, ask the sales associate to write down the key product information for you.
Shop at a store you know and trust. You should feel confident that you are getting good information, good service and top quality products.
Shop for the best value, not the lowest price. You can always find "bargain bedding" at rock bottom prices. But when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, you should always buy the best that you can afford.
Be wary of "free" products. Some ads offer a free frame or delivery, but in reality nothing is free. If you go to a store that advertises anything "free" and try to get the "free" item, without making a purchase, you'll find that it is already built into the price.
Frame it! If you need a frame, make sure you purchase a good one. All quality frames should have at least 2” wide wheels and a center support with a leg(s) for Full, Queen and King size mattress sets. A sub-standard frame will only cause you problems in the long run and is not a bargain at any price.
We recommend buying a complete set. Mattresses and box springs are designed to work together, so they should be purchased together. A real working box spring not only provides more consistent support, but also helps the mattress last longer by acting as a shock absorber. However, some beds don’t use a box spring (i.e. platform beds, bunk beds). This is something that you should keep in mind when shopping for furniture as not having a box spring will affect the feel and durability of your mattress.