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The “Dos” and “Don’ts” of Buying a New Mattress

by Pam Silvia

Did you know it’s recommended that you replace your mattress every 7–10 years? Whether your bed’s support has deteriorated or if you’re just itching for an upgrade, we have a “Dos” and “Don’ts” guide to help you make the right purchase!

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How to Shop for a Mattress

Most mattresses gloat it's the best mattress on the market. But how do you really know? Knowing how to shop for a mattress is a key ingredient in actually buying one. Your body weight and size, type of sleeper you are, and if you have a partner or not are all pertinent in finding a perfect mattress. 

Between innerspring, hybrid, latex, and foam mattresses there are a lot of things to remember when knowing how to shop for a mattress. Keep in mind that you don't neccessarily need to buy the most expensive mattress to have the best one. And also remember that a firm mattress isn't always the best choice for people with back pain. 

How to shop for a mattress effectively consists on understanding the warranty, finding the right firmness for your body, and bringing your partner with you if needed. 

DON’T assume every store has the bed for you

There’s the expression “you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince.” While it’s mostly applied to romance, we say the same is true for mattress shopping (because love and sleep are one and the same, right?). This is all to say, we implore you to not rush this all-too-important decision and to take the time to scope out several brands as options.

And please: don’t buy a mattress online if you’ve only done your search on your laptop. At Mattress Land, when the bed you want is out of stock, we do the online ordering for you!

DON’T just buy the first one you try in the store

Finding the ideal mattress is more than just hopping on a display bed with the imperfect Goldilocks metric of “just right.” Since an investment in a new bed is ultimately an investment in your wellbeing, any margin of doubt is something you simply cannot afford.

Explore several options in the same size, mattress type and firmness to get a broader understanding of what you want and need—as well as your bed partner, if applicable.

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DO educate yourself about mattress features

Before you walk into any store, we suggest doing some research of your own so that you can give the sales associate an idea of what you’re looking for. Do you know what a hybrid bed is? What about the difference between an innerspring and memory foam bed? Pillow-top: yes or no? You better study up.

DO try BedFIT

Traditional mattress shopping involves a lot of guesswork. Eliminate the needless confusion and frustration by using Mattress Land’s computerized test bed’s vetted technology. With its over 11,000 calculations and 18 statistical measurements, BedFIT scientifically determines the best support and relief for your posture, body type and sleep-related afflictions.

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Mattress Land has you covered in most ways that other mattress-shopping experiences just don’t. Swing by our store today!

Mattress Shopping FAQs

If you have any remaining questions regarding mattress shopping, we have answers for you.

What brand is best for mattress?

Some of the top brands on the market include Serta, Sealy, and Beautyrest mattresses.

What mattresses last the longest?

Latex mattresses tend to last the longest due to its material. 

Why Trust Mattress Land?

Since 1996, Mattress Land has been making strides in the mattress industry to provide our customers the sleep experience they need — and deserve. We do that by offering the ultimate customer experience, complete with our trained experts, BedFIT™ computerized diagnostics, and our impressive showroom. We’ll make sure that you find the right sleep solution for your sleeping habits so you can feel energized in your day-to-day life.

We are also proud of our diverse, employee-driven culture, where our teams work hard toward a common goal. We know that better sleep makes all the difference, and our commitment to changing the landscape of traditional mattress shopping is how we know Mattress Land is one of the best mattress stores around.

Shop Mattresses at Mattress Land

At Mattress Land, we provide quality name-brand mattresses for great prices. Our sleep experts are always happy to help you with your mattress shopping. With locations throughout California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington, Mattress Land is bound to have a sleep solution for everyone. We are more accessible than ever! You can call us at 800-909-9299, visit our website to shop Mattress Land sales, and check out Mattress Land reviews online. Or better yet, stop by one of our showrooms to discover why we are everyone’s favorite local mattress store. Visit us today!

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