Mattress Buying Guide

Mattress Guide

Do you need a new mattress?

Did you know, if you sleep 8 hours a night, in one year you’ll rack up 3,000 hours on your mattress. After 10 years, you’ll have logged 30,000 hours on the same bed. Listed below are a few hints that indicate it’s time to start thinking about renewing your sleep surface.

You bought your current mattress over 8 years ago.

You wake up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep.

The couch feels more comfortable than your bed.

Your mattress looks worn and uneven.

You hear creaks and groans.

Ok, so you need a new mattress.  Now what?

When you come into our store, make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can easily be removed for lying down. Take your time and don’t be shy. You can’t judge support and comfort by sitting on an edge or lying down for just a few seconds. Lie on the bed the way that you sleep, and if you sleep with a partner, try shopping with them so you can decide together.

Remember, buy the best bed that you can afford. You can always find “bargain bedding,” but it’s no bargain if you can’t get a good night’s sleep.

Keep in mind that most of us spend as much as one-third of our time in bed. Your investment will cost just pennies per night over the next 10 years! In fact, a $1,000 sleep set costs about 27 cents per night (based on a 10-year life).

A good boxspring is just as important as a good mattress! It acts much like a large shock absorber, taking a lot of the nightly wear and tear, and it contributes to your comfort and support. Don’t put a new mattress on an inappropriate boxspring. When you select the mattress, purchase its companion boxspring. The two are designed to work best together.

Comfort Scale

1- Firmest (Hardest Feel)

2- Cushion Firm (Medium Firm Feel)

3- Plush (Most Medium; Not Too Hard, Not Too Soft)

4- Euro Top of Ultra Plush (Softer on top, but still good support underneath)

5- Plush Pillowtop (Softest in comfort; more of a sinking in feeling before the support is felt)