How to shop for a mattress

Educate yourself about the different types of mattresses available

Shopping for a mattress can be an overwhelming process.  There are many types of mattresses available in the marketplace.  The most common types of mattresses are innerspring (coil), hybrid, memory foam, latex foam, adjustable air beds and even waterbeds.  Each mattress type provides its own unique feel and support.  Knowing what to expect when you go shopping and familiarizing yourself with the different types of mattresses will help you make an educated decision. Also, take the time to learn a few mattress industry terms.

how to shop for a mattress

Check out our article, The A to Z of Mattresses for common industry terms.

Test the mattresses in the position you normally sleep in

There is no substitute for trying a mattress in the store. You can read reviews until you eyes get watery but until you test the mattresses for yourself, you will not know exactly how it feels. There are many different brands of mattresses and each has its own types of material and design. These differences will make the mattresses feel and react differently. Make sure to try the mattress in the position in which you normally sleep. Test how the mattress responds when you roll or turn over. Pay attention to how difficult or easy it is to turn over or move around in different mattresses.

Avoid wearing restrictive clothes to test mattresses

You're best bet is to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move around easily while testing the mattresses. Restrictive clothing can make it difficult to get up and down on the mattresses and may change the feel of the mattress. Dresses, skirts and high heels can make the mattress testing process especially challenging. If shopping in the winter, make sure to remove any heavy coats prior to testing the mattresses. sideBar

Find the mattress sale of the century

Scouring the internet, perusing the newspaper ads or calling every mattress store for the lowest price may give you an idea of how cheap you can buy a mattress, but it doesn’t tell you how comfortable they are.  Get out and shop.  Check the Better Business Bureau to find out who the trusted retailers are.  

You know your body and yourself better than anyone

Trust your instincts.  You know you what you like.  If it doesn’t feel right, chances are it’s not the best thing for you.  

Find the right pillow and try it with every mattress

Don’t forget the pillow.  A new mattress will change your alignment and you should purchase a pillow that works properly with the mattress to provide you the best support and comfort. You should find the correct pillow for your sleeping style.

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Find a reliable mattress retailer that you can trust

There are many types of mattresses and each will has its own unique support structures.  The sleep experts at The Bedroom Store can help you find the right mattress for you by utilizing the Sleep Metrics Diagnostic Test.  The Sleep Metrics test will determine the proper support level to keep you in postural alignment.  The sleep experts at The Bedroom Store will help explain the differences in the mattresses so that you can make the right choice.

Find a comfortable night's sleep in a new mattress

Don’t spend another night on your old, worn out mattress!  Start sleeping better and improve your mood, productivity and health with a new comfortable and supportive mattress. You'll enjoy the comfort and support a new mattress can provide and then enjoy the benefits of improved sleep.

Sleep well, St. Louis!