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The Definitive Guide to Buying a Mattress

Shopping for a mattress has never been easier if you’re armed with this info.

Replacing your mattress can be exhausting. Navigating the stores and websites, debating between foam and springs, and determining how much to spend can leave you feeling like you need a good nap.

Instead, skip the stress and follow these tips from Lexie Sachs, Senior Textiles Analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute, that will help you navigate the world of mattresses.

Where to Shop for a Mattress

Laying down in the store isn’t the only way to go anymore. New mattress-in-a-box companies have won over thousands of customers with convenient shipping and free trial periods. Online mattress buying has seen a serious boom, but it’s not right for everyone. Here’s what you need to know.

Shop in the store if.

Go the traditional route ifyouwant a greater variety and to feel them before buying.In a mattress store, you should never pay full price. Always shop the sales, and don’t be afraid to negotiate with the salesperson. Most stores will also offer removal of your existing mattress. The downside is it can feel overwhelming and it’s harder to compare prices to know if you’re getting a good deal. A big mistake is rushing the decision by quickly lying down on many different mattresses to find the one that feels best. If you’re going to invest in a mattress,take the time to recline for a while (at least 10 minutes)and make sure you don’t feel any pressure or pain.

Shop online if.

This newer route offers agreat alternative if you have trouble making decisions, since there are fewer options. Plus, you can shop from home!These mattresses generally arrive in a box at your doorstep within a few days and include free shipping and a money-back guarantee (even if you simply don’t like the mattress!) so there’s minimal risk. Online, the price is usually final, but it doesn’t include markups for being sold at a physical store. The downsides are that you typically have to set it up yourself and deal with getting rid of your old mattress.

Either way, always ask about the return policy.Not happy with your pick? You may get a partial refund if you bought it in a store, but online companies often arrange to pick it up for a local charity and will give back 100% of your money. Make sure you can test out a new mattress for a month risk-free; that way, you can get used to it before making a decision.

The Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online

The name Casper is synonymous with "mattress-in-a-box." Itsfour foam layers range from soft to firmto offer comfort and support, which our testers loved (especially the under-40 crowd). There’s both a less expensive version (with less layers) and a pricier one (with more).

Tuft & Needle was priced lowest among its competitors, but still stands out as atop mattress on Amazon. This simple model has two layers of foam: a firm, support layer on the bottom and a cushy, cooling layer on top. Our panel particularly liked the friendly customer service.

Unsure if you need a soft or firm option? This foam style gives you both: Justflip the mattress to change the support level. It has copper built-in to help keep you cool and avoid the overheating that is typically associated with memory foam.

Fill out a survey about your sleep habits, andHelix builds a "custom" mattress for youwith layers of foam, latex, and microcoils. They can even personalize each side, so you and your sleeping partner don’t have to fight about which mattress to get.

How to Choose Your Perfect Mattress

There are three common types of mattresses:innerspring, foam, and adjustable. There’s no one "right" material to choose, but in general, side sleepers need a softer mattress, stomach sleepers need a firm one, and back sleepers fall somewhere in between. Beyond the types of mattresses and firmness, you’ll need to think about a few other factors. From sleep style to negotiating with a bedfellow, here’s what to look for based on your needs:

If you like a bed with bounce

Traditional innerspring styleshave that familiar bouncy feel and may be firmer. Interconnected coils are extra-durable, but individual "pocketed" coils, each covered with fabric, reduce the ripple effect that happens when someone on one side of the bed moves.

If you prefer a firmer base

Memory foam optionshave less spring and offer more pressure relief. To determine quality, look at the density and thickness of the foam, which will determine how deep you’ll sink. The newer, online mattresses generally use several different layers of foam, with heavier ones on the bottom for support and lighter, cooler kinds on the top for comfort.

If you want a plush top

Innerspring mattressestypically have either a fiberfill or foam outer layer, covered in quilted ticking. But even if you want an uber-plush feel, don’t be swayed by a thick-looking pillowtop as it can compress over time. It’s often best to choose a firmer, well-quilted mattress, and then cover it with a replaceable mattress topper.

If you like to change it up

Consider anair-filled mattress, like Sleep Number, which has a remote that controls how much air is inside. Two side-by-side chambers allow you and your partner to customize the mattress firmness separately. There are also foam mattresses (like the ones from Layla) with soft and firm sides, so you can just flip it over as needed, and modular designs that let you move around the springs on the inside.

If you sleep on your side

You’ll want a surface that will support your body weight, and conform to your shape.Innerspringsmay have more pressure relief than some foam or latex mattresses, but asoft foam mattressor one with built-in pressure relief points around the shoulders and hips can work for side sleepers, too

If you sleep on your stomach

The last thing a stomach-sleeper probably wants is an enveloping memory foam — it would feel smothering! Instead, a firmer bed will provide the best support. Consider afirm foam, dense innerspring, or air-filled mattress.

If you sleep on your back

You’ll wantsomething in the middle— a surface that supports, but has some give so your spine is kept in a healthy alignment. You’ll find happiness with any of the mattress types, but you should do your best princess-and-the-pea impression to see what feels best to you.

If your partner tosses and turns all night

Consider aninnerspring mattress with pocketed coils, or memory foam, latex, or a dual-chamber air-filled mattress. Medium-firm picks will all have good "motion isolation." But remember, these models could actually be less comfortable on the body of a restless sleeper, as there’s little forgiveness against one’s movements.

If you and your partner’s preferences don’t match

Theair-filled mattresses with dual chamberscan help, or check out the online mattress company Helix. Each person can fill out a questionnaire and have a side customized based on the responses.

If you sleep hot

Manufacturers can get carried away with claims about cooling properties, especially when you consider all the layers (protectors, toppers, sheets, and so on) that go on top of the mattress. That said,foam or latexcan hold in body heat, especially if they’re very soft and a lot of your body sinks in. Newer technology helps alleviate this issue and you can always accessorize your bed with toppers and sheets that offer cooling benefits.

If you have allergies

Foam and latexare both inherently antimicrobial and resistant to dust mites and mold. If you opt for innerspring or air topped with fiberfill, be sure to encase it in an allergen-resistant cover to keep irritants at bay.

If you have back pain

Memory foam and/or latexis best for those with back pain since it molds to your body for support.

If you’re concerned about chemicals

Look forfoams certified by CertiPUR-USas well as certifications for other materials like GOLS for latex or Oeko-Tex for other fabrics to feel more confident about your purchase.

If you can’t decide what matters most

Some savvy manufacturers make ahybrid-style mattressthat combines the buoyancy of an innerspring core with the motion isolation of memory foam. It’s a best-of-both-worlds option that can satisfy many partner disputes and sleeping styles.

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          How To Shop For a Mattress

          You spend a third of your life on your mattress, and choosing the right one can make a huge difference in your day-to-day activities. Mattress shopping can be confusing and stressful, so let us help you find the perfect mattress! If you’d like more information, you can always call us at 1-800-455-1052 and speak to one of our friendly mattress experts who will be happy to assist you.

          Buying Online Has Many Advantages!

          As an Internet Retailer Top 500 company, US-Mattress customers are four times more likely to be satisfied than customers who shop at brick and mortar stores. This is due, in part, to greater access to pertinent information and helpful selection tools like our Comfort Scale and Durability Charts. By carrying all the major brands, we maintain our unbiased independence – focused solely on getting you the best night’s sleep. Choosing the correct mattress online is much easier when you don’t feel high pressure sales tactics. No pressure here, shop atyourconvenience andyourpace. We’re here to help!

          There Are Several Ways to Shop For a Mattress, Depending on What You Need

          • Completely new to mattress shopping or don’t know where to start? Try our 1-2-3 Method
          • Know what brand you’d like but aren’t sure of the exact model? Use our Comparison Charts
          • Need a mattress fast? See our Get it Fast selection
          • Looking to upgrade to the best sleep science and technology? Shop our Hybrid Section
          • Want to know more about the inner workings of a mattress before shopping? We have all the information you need

          The 1-2-3 Way to Find Your Perfect Mattress

          1. Select Size

          This is probably the easiest of the decisions you’ll need to make before your purchase. If you’re comfortable with the size you currently have, then stick with it, but try to account for factors such as growth, sleep movement, and space restrictions.

          2. Select Comfort

          Everyone enjoys a unique level of comfort. Thankfully, we have the only proprietary 10-Point Comfort Scale®. Rather than lying on every mattress until you find the right one, let our Comfort Scale help you recognize your preference. From 1 (super firm) to 10 (super soft), you’ll surely find your desired comfort.

          3. Choose Your Model

          Now, you’re only a few clicks away from choosing your model. Remember, you’ll be spending a third of your next few years on this mattress. It may be tempting to buy the cheaper "no name" mattress you saw on sale at your local store, but if you don’t recognize the name, you can’t know what’s actually in the mattress. That’s why we only carry time tested name brands.

          If you use the links above to find your mattress, you’ll be able to refine your search by materials, brands, price, and more so that you can find exactly what you need. If you’re still having problems, don’t worry! Our mattress experts receive training several times a year from the nation’s top mattress brands, and they’re ready to help you select the right mattress. Find out more about our guarantees and policies.

          Compare The Top Brands

          Below is a brief summary of the top six brands that we carry. When you see the brand that fits your needs, you are done with this section and ready to select the model that’s right for you. Just click over and start shopping. You can complete your selections online, or you can call one of our mattress experts who will help you select the right mattress.

          Stearns and Foster

          Stearns & Foster, often sold in the finest furniture and department stores, was established in 1846 and has been this nation’s luxury brand for many years. The upholstery materials used in Stearns & Foster products are usually the best available. Durability and comfort have long been the reputation of this brand. Stearns & Foster sets have the highest average price. They do not produce any low or mid-priced mattresses. Queen sets range from $1,299 to $1,799. Shop Stearns & Foster

          Sealy Posturepedic

          Sealy Posturepedic is one of the best selling brands in the United States and has been around since 1881. With their mass distribution and volume, Sealy affords today’s mattress shopper the best mid-priced mattress sets available. Sealy offers a wide selection that blends comfort and durability with value to provide the best mid-priced mattresses. Queen sets range from $579 to $2,299, before any promotions. Shop Sealy

          Simmons Beautyrest

          Simmons Beautyrest mattress have been produced with a pocketed coil since 1925. The pocketed coil reduces more motion between partners than any other coil system in the industry today. If your partner’s movements are keeping you from sleeping at night, this is the best choice for you. Built with high quality and luxury materials, a Beautyrest mattress is well worth the price. Queen sets range from $749 to $2,199, before any promotions. Shop Simmons Beautyrest

          Serta Perfect Sleeper

          Serta Perfect Sleeper is a highly regarded, well respected brand. The Perfect Sleeper ranges in price from $799 to $1189, before any promotions. The Serta Perfect Day models are the top of the line and range from $1599 to $2999 in a queen. Shop Serta

          Spring Air

          Spring Air is the smallest of the manufacturers that we carry. Their mattresses are well made and use a coil system similar to the Bassett and Simmons Beautyrest systems. Without disruptions, you will stay in REM sleep longer and increase your quality of sleep. Spring Air Back Supporter mattresses range in price from $479 to $1699. Spring Air Four Seasons mattresses range in price from $949 to $1449. Shop Spring Air

          More Mattress Information

          1. Upholstery layers(the padding)
          2. An innerspring coil unit
          3. The box spring or foundation

          Let’s take a look at them:

          1. The Upholstery Layers

          The upholstery layers account for the major portion of today’s mattress cost. Twenty years ago, the average mattress height was nine inches. Today, the average mattress height is fourteen inches. Standing at about six inches, the coil unit itself hasn’t gotten much taller. However, the upholstery layers, commonly referred to as padding, are the reason for the thicker mattresses. Through research, the mattress manufacturers have found that adding a greater quantity of high quality comfort materials provides a more comfortable sleeping surface and contributes to a longer comfort life.

          These layers can consist of man made materials, natural fibers, and a variety of foams. Every bed will have approximately 3-8 layers of padding, with a different material for each layer. Looking at these three major components, the padding alone costs more than the innerspring unit and foundation/box spring combined. Wool, cashmere, silk, memory foam, and latex foam are high quality comfort materials and usually signal a high quality mattress. As with most items, these padding layers also come in different grades, so don’t expect the wool in a $1,000 mattress to be as good as the wool in a $3,000 model.

          2. The Innerspring Coil

          The innerspring coil unit is the base of your mattress. It allows for even distribution of your body mass while you are lying down. The innerspring, often called the coil, will hold its strength for many years. The coils offer support to your body where you need it most. Sealy, Serta, and Simmons Beautyrest offer three or four different grades of innerspring coil units in their lines, usually providing more coils in higher priced mattresses. Stearns & Foster does not alter coil count. They use the same high quality coil count throughout their entire line.

          Many people ask if more coils are better. The answer is, it depends. More coils are better when the manufacturer spaces the same size and type of coils closer together, providing more coils in the same size mattress. It is not wise to compare the quality of mattresses between brands based on coil count. For example, of all the major brands we sell, Stearns and Foster mattresses have the fewest number of coils, but they also use the thickest wire. Even with fewer coils, the Stearns & Foster coil unit has more working steel in it than any other mattress we sell. You can be confident that all of the premium mattresses we sell have a strong innerspring unit.

          3. Box Spring or Foundation?

          Today, the words "box spring" and "foundation" can be used interchangeably. Some manufacturers still use a true box spring that has a coil or modular coil spring system within it. These coils act as little shock absorbers, so when force and weight are applied to the top of the mattress, the box spring will give slightly underneath. In many cases, a good box spring will extend the life of your mattress and help to prolong your investment. A working box spring has long been considered the best way to build a premium mattress set.

          Framed in either wood or steel, foundations look like traditional box springs but have no give or shock absorbing abilities. For example, the Simmons Beautyrest mattress sets are built on a foundation. The non-flexing base makes for the great "do not disturb" sleep that Beautyrest mattresses are known for. The base has no components to wear out, and provides a more rigid feel. The true box spring has been around longer, but today, most box springs and foundations perform equally.

          Buy Your Mattress Now

          Improve your quality of sleep today! Call us at 1-800-455-1052, and we’ll help you select the right mattress for you. We are so confident we can find the right mattress for you, that we will exchange it for another one if you’re not completely satisfied (see guarantee for details.)

          HOW TO SHOP FOR A MATTRESS

          & NOT REGRET YOUR PURCHASE

          IS YOUR MATTRESS DISAPPOINTING?

          You’re not alone.

          How to Shop For A Mattress & Not Regret Your Purchase

          If you need a new mattress, you probably have only a vague idea of how to shop for one without getting (pardon our French) screwed or spending too much money. Your last mattress wore out way faster than you thought it should. (Truth:That’s because the mattress industry planned it that way.)

          These days, the mainstream mattress industry plans — yes, plans — for mattresses to fail within 3-5 years.It’s simply smart business for them, as mattresses with shorter lifespans mean more customers shopping more often. Even the “indie” mattress brands we see popping up all over the internet are suspect.

          These hipster companies are really just hawking toxic foam in pretty packaging, hiding behind good marketing.

          All of these options and peoplestillaren’t getting better sleep!

          We’ve set out to change all that. If you’re reading this website, you’re just a click away from learning the REAL DEAL on how to get a good quality, long-lasting mattress in today’s confusing marketplace.

          Shopping for the best mattress? What to know before you buy

          Whether you’re braving the big-box retailers or turning to the web for your next mattress, here’s what to look out for.

          When I moved to Kentucky, I bought a gently used mattress and box spring to sleep on. I didn’t bother buying a new mattress, or even buying a bed frame — it was just a temporary fix until I was more settled.

          That was more than six years ago. I’m still sleeping on that damn bed.

          Suffice it to say that I’m long past due for an upgrade — and a better night’s sleep — but where to start? The mattress industry has seen some dramatic changes since the last time I was on the market, and aggressive branding and gimmicky-sounding designs can make it tough to tell which mattresses are worth it and which mattresses aren’t.

          Even more impactful: The rise of online, direct-to-consumer mattress sellers has all but upended the retail landscape. Competition is a good thing, but it can make it difficult to feel confident that you’re getting the best deal on a good night’s sleep.

          Before buying anything, I wanted to talk to mattress experts and get a better sense of how to shop smart — here’s what I learned.

          Sleep tight

          Sign of the times: At least one retailer is starting to sell its own version of the sort of boxable, budget-friendly mattress that you’ll find online.

          Online sales: Game changer or shortcut?

          If you listen to podcasts, watch TV or use the internet, then there’s an extremely good chance that you’ve been inundated with ads for online, direct-to-consumer mattress sellers. They’ve been around for less than a decade, but they’ve already had a huge impact on the mattress industry, often undercutting the show-floor sticker shock with modern-looking, budget-friendly designs.

          "In general, you get a pretty good mattress for the price," says Jack Mitcham, founder of the mattress review site mattressnerd.com. A former salesman in a mattress store, Mitcham notes some key differences between buying a mattress online and buying one in-store. "I think people tend to be a little bit happier because there’s less second guessing," he says, referencing a concept called the paradox of choice. "You don’t go through that when you buy online. You haven’t seen those 80 other options, and that doubt doesn’t creep into your mind."

          Many online sellers also offer generous trial periods and return policies — sleep on your new mattress for a few months, then donate it in exchange for a full refund if you aren’t satisfied. That helps mitigate the fact that you typically can’t test any of these mattresses out before buying them like you can at a mattress store.

          Mitcham also points out that the number of online sellers has surged from just a handful of options a few years ago to over a hundred. "I don’t think all of them are going to be around in, say, three years," he says. "Now, let’s say your mattress has a warranty issue, it starts sagging or something four years from now. Will your company still be around to service it?"

          Mitcham suspects that the more established names — Casper, Leesa, Tuft & Needle, what have you — aren’t going anywhere, but he isn’t so sure about a lot of the new startups. His advice: Make sure the brand you’re buying from has a proven track record in the industry. The more years they’ve successfully stayed in business, the better.

          Get smart about materials

          Terry Cralle, a registered nurse and co-founder of a sleep clinic that tests for disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia, says that your mattress will obviously make a huge impact on the quality of your nightly rest. "It can really make or break a good night’s sleep," she says, adding that people’s preferences will depend on their body type, and typically evolve over time.

          "Older people, their skin is thinner," she says. "They have less of that subcutaneous fat in their body, so they might want a softer surface."

          Cralle points out that mattresses are evolving, too, so she suggests keeping an open mind towards a variety of different kinds of materials, including ones you might not have tried in a while.

          "The technology is really moving at a rapid pace," she says, describing some of the new ways that manufacturers are experimenting with how they layer different materials within their mattresses. "Some people really like a memory foam layer on top, some people like latex. Some people just want to stick with the springs."

          Foam mattresses that carry the CertiPUR seal have been tested to be free from harsh chemicals.

          Foams are increasingly common these days, and the quality and makeup will vary from model to model. A good start is to look for mattresses that carry the seal of CertiPUR, a nonprofit industry organization that tests foam mattresses for things like mercury, lead and formaldehyde.

          For memory foam, Mitcham recommends keeping an eye on the density of the material, and not going any lower than 3 pounds per cubic foot. (Some sellers list specs like these online — if you’re shopping in-store, you might need to ask a salesperson if they can look them up for you.) "If you have a layer that’s like 2.8 or 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, it’s probably not going to be as durable and it’ll be more likely to lose its comfort in a few years," he says. For the high-resiliency foam often found in the base of the mattress, Mitcham recommends staying at 1.8 pounds per cubic foot or higher.

          "Some really cheap mattresses, like some of the Chinese mattresses on Amazon might be 1.5, and that’s too low," he says.

          "The density is your durability," agrees Brent Limer, chief sales officer at Latexco, a manufacturer of both memory foam and latex mattresses. He also points out that memory foam density won’t necessarily dictate how comfortable it is. "Polyurethane foams are a chemical reaction, so you can change the feel by adjusting your formulation and keeping the same density."

          Memory foam tends to retain heat a little more than other materials, so many will offer special coatings or additives that promise to cool things down a bit. If you’re concerned about heat, Limer also suggests looking for foams that have a more open cell structure. Finding them doesn’t require a microscope or a chemistry set — just press your hand into the foam, then see how long the mattress takes to recover its shape when you pull it away. "The ones with a more open structure will typically have a 3- to 5-second recovery, versus like a 10-second recovery," Limer says.

          Put reviews into perspective

          Reading reviews from other customers is always a good idea when you’re shopping online, but it’s important to put those reviews in context when you’re buying a mattress. Stray complaints about firmness or softness should be taken with a grain of salt — after all, a mattress that’s too firm for one person could be too soft for another. More important is focusing on each customer’s buying experience, and getting a sense of how the company you’re thinking of buying from will treat you. (To that end, a close read of each company’s warranty, return and haul-away policies is also a good idea.)

          Beyond your fellow customers, you’ll find no shortage of buying advice from mattress review websites and YouTube videos, and much of it is indeed pretty helpful. That said, it’s also important to understand that many of these sites make the bulk of their money through affiliate referral links, which means that the people writing the reviews are often getting kickbacks direct from the manufacturer each time someone buys a mattress based off of their recommendations. In other words, the more they turn readers into buyers, the more money they make — and according to reports, some are making millions.

          That isn’t wrong in and of itself. CNET makes money off of affiliate referrals, too — though I’d point out that the compensation goes to the site and not directly into the pockets of writers like me.

          At any rate, it’s something worth keeping in mind as you seek out advice. If a site seems more focused on pushing a particular brand than offering helpful, practical buying guidance, harbor an extra dose of skepticism. Sticking with sites that are clear and upfront about any affiliate referral practices is a good start — finding ones that explicitly state which brands are participating is even better.

          Even if you ultimately buy online, mattress retailers can still be a valuable resource.

          Don’t rule out retail

          "The only way to know what kind of mattress you like is to go and feel them," points out Mary Helen Rogers, a spokeswoman for a group of mattress industry leaders called the Better Sleep Council. Even if you ultimately buy something online, she says, your local retailer can still serve as a good starting point.

          "The main thing is to spend a lot of time with the mattresses and use the salesperson as a resource, but don’t be used by them," Mitcham advises. "Don’t just do everything the salesperson says and follow their process, which is tailored to get you to buy what they want you to buy."

          On his site, Mitcham notes that customers shouldn’t be afraid to shoo the salesperson away and lie down on each mattress they’re considering for as long as needed. If you’re having trouble deciding, Mitcham writes, look for the mattress you can lie down on the longest without tossing or turning.

          Bottom line: With online, direct-to-consumer mattress sales booming, the stores know that they have to work harder than ever to earn your business, which gives you a lot more leverage than you might expect. Markup is typically higher than you’ll find online, but there are still deals to be found — and unlike most online sellers, brick-and-mortar retailers will often leave room for negotiation and price matching.

          "I actually had customers go to Sears or something and put a 10 percent deposit down on a mattress," Mitcham told me of his years in retail. "Then they’d bring me the invoice and say, ‘I want you to beat this price, and I’ll call up and cancel this order.’ If you’re willing to go to that extent then you’re likely to get a deal."

          As for me, I haven’t finished zeroing in on the best mattress just yet (and hey, after six years, I can’t exactly claim to be in a rush). The important thing is to take enough time to understand what you’re paying for, especially since you’ll spend more time using your mattress than any other piece of furniture in your home. Do some homework, figure out what you really prefer, and you’ll have an easier time of it than you might think.

          Mattress Buying Guide: How to Shop for a Mattress

          Picking a new mattress isn’t like buying a house, but it definitely requires a lot of thought and often brings about anxiety. Purchasing a mattress is a big financial investment, so it’s important to take your time in finding the mattress that’s right for you. With so many options, the choice can become very stressful. Luckily, we know a lot about sleep, thanks to the over 10,000,000 hours of sleep that we’ve analyzed to understand what helps people sleep better. With this information at hand, we’ve put together the ultimate mattress buying guide to eliminate potential stress and help you in choosing a new mattress.

          Before shopping:

          When is the best time to buy a mattress?

          The first thing to know is when to buy a new mattress . The answer depends on a number of factors, but on average an innerspring mattress should be replaced every 6-7 years while memory foam and latex mattress should be replaced every 7-8 years. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before buying a new mattress:

          -Are you waking up frequently during the night?

          -Do you wake up with aches and pains?

          -Do you notice your mattress sagging?

          -Does a bed of cacti sound more comfortable than sleeping in your own bed?

          Is your mattress older than 6 years?

          If the answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then it’s probably time to buy a new mattress. Of course, an old mattress may not be the cause of your insomnia or back pain, so talk to your doctor first.

          What is the difference between mattress options?

          How to choose the right mattress? Choosing a mattress can be a challenge, especially since one size does not fit all. Familiarize yourself with the different mattress types out there and the pros and cons of each.

          Innerspring mattress:traditional and most common mattress, high motion transfer

          Memory foam mattress:made of different memory foam layers, provide support and pressure relief, some tend to sleep hot, medium firmness

          Hybrid mattress:combination of latex, memory, other foam types and coils, typically pricey but offer the best of both worlds, medium-soft firmness

          If you’re someone who tosses and turns in your sleep, opt for a larger bed like a king bed. If you’re on the shorter side and tend to sleep as still as a vampire in a coffin, save money by purchasing a twin size mattress. Eight offers mattresses in all sizes :

          -California king:72 x 84 inches

          -King:76 x 80 inches

          -Queen:60 x 80 inches

          -Double:54 x 75 inches

          -Twin:39 x 75 inches

          -Twin XL:39 X 80 inches

          Should I buy a smart mattress?

          Just as important as size and type, you must decide between a standard or smart mattress. A smart mattress will offer more features than a standard one, such as sleep tracking , bed temperature regulation, and even a smart alarm. These features can help optimize your sleep to make sure you get the most of every night.

          What is the best mattress for couples?

          Now that you know what mattress type is right for you, ask yourself if anyone else will be sleeping in it as well. Realistically, is it only going to be you sleeping on this mattress, or will a significant other be sleeping in it a majority of the time? Do your kids often crawl into bed with you? These are all factors to consider as everyone’s mattress needs are different. If you will be sharing the bed with others, choosing a foam, latex, or memory foam mattress like The Jupiter mattress will minimize motion transfer for a more restful sleep.

          During Shopping:

          Once you’ve decided on the type of mattress that is right for your sleep needs, you may want to purchase it immediately. But don’t jump into your new bed so fast. Chances are, that “limited time sale” isn’t so limited; there will likely be another sale in a month or so. Comparing and negotiating prices can be exhausting, so let the experts do it for you. Talk to our sleep experts anytime by clicking the chat button on site or calling 1 888 699 4015.

          Try before you buy

          You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, and the same should be true of a mattress. Testing a mattress allows you to check for proper support and comfort. Realistically, you won’t be able to know if a mattress is right for you by laying on it in a department store for 5 minutes. Many brands like Eight offer free 100 night trials . If you don’t love your new mattress, Eight will refund your money and pick up the mattress for free!

          So you’ve decided on the type of mattress you want, now it comes down to where to buy it.

          Purchasingin storeis often pricer, but it can provide more guidance since a salesperson is there to answer all of your questions. Buyingonlinetends to be cheaper, but you often don’t get as much information and support. With Eight , an online representative is available to chat and answer all your questions. This way, you can get a great price without leaving the uncomfort of your own bed in search of a new one.


          After shopping:

          Return policy and warranties

          With some mattress companies, you may have to register your mattress online in order to actually protect your purchase. Knowing your mattress warranty and return policy can save you a future headache.

          Out with the old

          Dispose of your old mattress in an eco-friendly and easy way by donating, recycling, or selling it. Learn more here.

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