Mattress & More is here to help you select the perfect mattress. This article is meant to better your in-store experience. First, peruse our site and find a few mattresses that interest you. Print them out, then read this guide. Before you know it, you’ll have a better knowledge of the differences found in mattresses. Simply follow these tips to make your decision easier when buying your next mattress. Happy shopping.
Dress comfortably so you can test many mattresses.
Bring your favorite pillow to replicate the proper sleeping position. If you don’t have a favorite pillow, we will fit you for the perfect pillow based on your sleeping position. Know the dimensions of your current set (bottom of bed rail to the top of the mattress). Know length and width as well. Know your room dimensions for possibly purchasing a larger set. You may decide to upgrade.
Be smart in-store
Start with our comfort test / technology test on Pillowtop, Plush, Firm & Conforming.
Determine your comfort preference first. Next try our other technologies CONFORMING if you are curious to experience different feels, including memory foam mattresses and latex foam mattresses. At this point, do not worry about the details of what’s in the mattress, we are fitting you for the proper mattress before we get into the nuts & bolts.
Know four basic comfort levels when you test
Each manufacturer may have different names, so choose by your comfort preference. Remember: Comfort is different for everyone. So try several different comforts when you’re in the store. A good mattress should provide you with the right support at every comfort level.
Pillowtop–a very soft-feeling surface.
Plush–firmer than the Pillowtop, but less firm than cushion firm.
Cushion Firm–firmer than an ultra plush, but softer than firm.
Ultra firm–the hardest of the comfort levels.
Conforming-Feels like you are laying in the sand on the beach, this mattress conforms to the exact shape of your body.
Found one you really like?
Ask about the product’s features and benefits.
Compare it to one of higher and lower price.
Learn the difference between like mattress firmness levels at different prices.
Buy the best mattress you can–if it passes your comfort test. Remember: comfort helps you relax and fall asleep; support helps you stay asleep and wake refreshed.
What to ask
What’s inside the mattress that offers proper back and body support?
What’s inside the mattress that minimizes tossing and turning?
If it’s an innerspring, insist that the coils be twice-tempered. This helps the coils retain strength and prevent mattress sag.
All mattresses must meet Federal Flame Retardancy guidelines.
Purchase one that uses fabric and fiber for flame retardancy versus one treated with chemicals.
Know the difference in the coils inside an innerspring mattresses
Innersprings have many types of coils, which can cause confusion. Here’s what you need to know. Four things factor in to the support of an innerspring mattress.
Shape of the coil
Thickness of the wire (The lower the number, the thicker the coil.);
Quantity of coils
Tempering: Make sure the innerspring is twice-tempered to prevent sagging.
While this is helpful to know when shopping, above all, lie down on the mattress and select one that feels right and feels supportive.
That’s it. Finding your mattress. It’s really that simple at Mattress & More!