Top 10 Must Haves for New Mattresses
1. Support: The right mattress will provide support for every part of your body, and should keep your body in its natural curve for ultimate comfort.
2. Creature Comforts: All the mattresses we carry will give you great support, but what will vary is the amount of surface cushioning. Some people prefer a bed that has very little cushioning and a firm surface. Others want all the padding they can get. As long as the support is there, the surface comfort is a matter of personal preference.
3. Mattresses Are Getting Thicker: Today’s top quality mattresses are a great deal thicker than mattresses made years ago. The good news is that thicker mattresses mean greater comfort.
4. I Need My Space: Make sure you have room to stretch out. This is especially important when sleeping with a partner or spouse. The more room you have to get comfortable, the better rested you’ll be in the morning.
5. Built to Last: Your bed may be soft, but your mattress should have a core of steel. This means that it should provide great support. If it’s top-quality and guaranteed to last for 10 years, then you’ve got a winner.
6. Warranty: Most quality mattresses come with a 10-year, non-prorated warranty. This warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials, not normal wear and tear.
7. Perfect Match: When you buy a new mattress and pair it with a box spring or foundation, be sure to buy the one that matches your mattress perfectly.
8. Count Sheep, Not Dollars: The Better Sleep Council says that you should “shop for the best value, not the lowest price.” Remember, bargain bedding is no bargain when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Buying the best you can afford is the best investment you can make. After all, you spend a third of your life in bed.
9. Outside The Box: A matching box spring is a good and necessary investment. The box spring provides the mattress with the proper support and acts as a shock absorber, allowing the mattress to flex without being damaged.
10. Sleep On It: Even if you feel uncomfortable testing a mattress in the showroom, it’s important to stretch out on it and imagine yourself sleeping. This is the best way to determine if you will be comfortable on it night after night. Merely sitting on the edge concentrates your weight in one spot and won’t give you any idea of how the bed really feels when you sleep on it.