A Good Nights Sleep: Choosing the Right Mattress

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A good mattress should provide you with optimal support and comfort to help ensure you are ready to start the new day. Following are some key tips on choosing the right mattress for you.

Shop at a store that you trust. If you’re unsure of where to start, ask family and friends for suggestions.

Talk to salespeople who know the products. If you don’t get the assistance that you want, go elsewhere.

Don’t be strange bedfellows. If the beds for two, make sure your partner goes with you.

Take the time to test the mattresses out. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to lay down.

Assess each mattress on its comfort, support, durability, and space.

A firm mattress doesn’t have to feel hard to touch. Firmness is determined by the design of the mattress.

Plan on buying a complete set – the mattress and the foundation (boxspring). Placing a new mattress on an old foundation will impede the performance and reduce the useful life of the mattress.

Shop for the best value, not the lowest price. A quality mattress is going to serve you the best in the long term.

Compare services when purchasing. How much for delivery? Will they remove your old mattress? Do they offer financing?

Remember, we spend almost one third of our life in bed, take care of yourself and buy a good quality, comfortable mattress.

Also remember that once your have purchased the right mattress, you need to take care of your investment.

Be sure to not remove the attached tags, as they contain important care information.

Don’t allow the kids (or grown-ups) to jump on the bed.

Make sure that you keep a washable pad/mattress protector on the bed.

Don’t use the side handles to lift the mattress, these are to assist with positioning the mattress only.

Regularly rotate and turn your mattress and boxspring. This should be done every few weeks after purchase, and then every few months after that. Some manufacturers recommend not rotating a sleep set, be sure to check for this.