6 Things You Need to Know when buying a mattress:
Make sure your mattress is a good fit for your room and your lifestyle. Carefully measure the space in your bedroom to make sure you’ll have room for other furniture. And make sure the mattress you choose is big enough to accommodate you and your partner – especially if you are both back or stomach sleepers.
What is your sleeping style? Side sleepers usually prefer a mattress with plenty of give. Stomach sleepers are usually more comfortable on an extra firm mattress to support their body evenly. Back sleepers or those who sleep in different positions should look for a good blend of firm core materials and plush pillowtop padding.
Firmness varies from mattress to mattress. Labels like plush, pillowtop, firm, extra firm are not standardized, and mean different things based on the manufacturer. You should lay on a mattress for about 10-15 minutes to get a real feel for the firmness.
Try different materials and construction. Beds are made in a variety of ways, including traditional innersprings and modern foam cores, as well as hybrid surfaces. Each offers a different level of support. Choosing the right combination is crucial.
Mattress technology has come a long way. Does your partner toss and turn? Look for a bed with motion-isolating materials for a more peaceful sleep. If you’re a hot sleeper, mattresses made with cooling materials can help move heat away from your body.
Don’t forget the accessories! Some mattresses require a box spring or frame, depending on what kind of bed you have at home. An adjustable base lets you and your partner raise and lower the mattress independently. A mattress pad can provide extra comfort and protect your mattress from stains, extending the life of your mattress.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, be sure to check out our selection at Standard TV and Appliance. We’re happy to answer all your questions, and help you get your best rest on a mattress that fits all your needs.
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