After years in the business of helping people find their ideal mattress, I have learned the essential steps to take to choose the right mattress for you and your specific needs. From before you even come to our store to when trying out mattresses firsthand, there are things to think about.
Before the Store: What are your needs?
Take a minute to think about what your needs are when it comes to your mattress.
For instance, what size of mattress do you need?
Purchasing mattresses for your children is going to be much different than buying one for you and your spouse.
And if you are buying one for a child, think about their age and how that factors in. If they are likely to hit a growth spurt soon, it might be a good idea to get a mattress that they can grow with.
If you need a mattress for you and your spouse, make sure you measure your height. Typically, unless you are taller than 6 feet, a queen size mattress should work. If not, a king size mattress will probably be a better option.
What is your budget?
Going with a game plan of how much you are able to spend will save you time and confusion.
Setting a budget means you won’t be tempted to look at mattresses out of your price range. It also helps the associate you’re working with help you find what you are looking for.
At the Store: How to Find the Perfect Mattress
There are a few steps that you should follow to make sure you properly test out your mattress.
1. Take off your jacket.
Get comfortable. The decision you are making when finding a mattress is one that stays with you almost every single night for years to come. And likely, you won’t be wearing a jacket when you use your mattress. So take off your jacket!
2. Try out the mattress by laying on your back.
If you lay on your back on a mattress and you aren’t comfortable, get off – it’s not the right mattress for you. This is the first and most important test. Every night after work you will lay on the bed you choose, so make sure it’s comfortable.
3. Lay on your sides.
Okay, so the mattress is comfortable while you lay on your back. Now try it out by laying on your sides. If that’s still comfortable, you’re on the right track.
4. Check the coil count and foam density.
This is the second most important thing when finding the right mattress. The coil count should be 600 or more and the foam density should be at 3-4 pounds. Try lifting the mattress – a good queen size mattress should weigh at least 60 pounds.
If you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to find the right mattress for you.
Find a bed that makes you feel good,