Mattress Buying Tips

If your mattress is beginning to cause problems with your sleeping and giving you back pain after you wake up, then now is a good time to replace your old mattress with a new one. This is especially true if you have owned your mattress for more than 10 years, as the typical lifespan of a mattress is approximately 7 to 10 years. After that, the mattress is no longer able to provide adequate back support.

So, if you’re looking to buy a new mattress that provides you better comfort and support for a reasonable price, follow these few tips to ensure you get a better mattress.

If you can recall a time that you spent the night at a luxury hotel, a friend’s house, or a relative’s and woke up feeling great, chances are you slept on a great mattress. It would benefit you to call the hotel you stayed at (or your friend or relative) and ask them what brand name and model of mattress they have, an example being the Simmons BeautySleep.


If you are able to find and purchase the same type of mattress, you’re sure to repeat that restful night of sleep in your own home. If they don’t happen know the model of mattress but can at least provide you with the manufacture’s name, that will make it easier to narrow down the specific model from a wide range of products.

compare-pricesNow, if you have the mattress manufacturer and / or model in mind, you can begin to price shop different stores. You can accept the suggestions of your friends and relatives for a good mattress store, but if they are unable to provide you with a good suggestion, you could simply call around and ask if they carry that particular brand of mattresses at their store.

After you find a store that carries your brand of mattress, the next thing is to set up a budget. You should always be aware of the price range of the product which you are going to purchase, even before you enter a store. This can be done by getting information on prices of mattresses online as per your preset budget. We recommend price checking Amazon, as they often have the lowest online prices.


When shopping for a new mattress, you should keep in mind that more expensive isn’t always better. This is especially true in retail stores because the higher prices you see on the mattresses they carry are often marked up 200% so that they can afford to pay for their expensive overhead costs such as the lease on their building, inventory, and salespeople. That’s how they can afford to have the occasional ‘25% off sale’ and still make a big profit selling you a mattresses. 

However, the greatest benefit to visiting a retail store is that you can get a feel for the different type of mattresses they offer and decide on the make and model you like best. Often this turns out to be not the same mattress you came into the store thinking you were going to buy.

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Buying a new mattress is a decision that will last for several years, so it’s okay to spend a few hours testing different types of mattresses. Eventually, however, you’ll have to decide whether you prefer the feel of memory foam mattresses or coil mattresses. The type of mattress you purchase should be carefully considered because it will be responsible for providing you good sleep and ultimately, improving your well being. So don’t make your decision entirely on the price. Get the make and model of mattress that feels most comfortable to you at the lowest price you can find. 

money-back-guaranteeMost mattress stores will offer you (even encourage you) to test out the mattress in the store before you buy it. They may even have the option of allowing you to test it out in your home. This will allow you to buy the mattress, take it home to test it out for a few days and return it and purchase another if you are not comfortable with it.

However, they probably won’t tell you that you can get the same guarantee when buying a mattress online through a vendor like Amazon. Buy purchasing your mattress online, you not only get the lowest price but are also getting to test it out in your own home for up to 30 days, with a 100% money back guarantee. Truly the best of both worlds. 

By following the mattress buying tips discussed above, you should be able to find the type of mattress you like at an affordable price. These steps will make sure that your purchase is closely and thoroughly attended and after the purchase is made, you can sleep on your new mattress with nothing to give you a nightmare.

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