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Top Tips for Purchasing a New Mattress

Last updated 5 years ago

You’ve made the decision to purchase a new mattress and are looking forward to the high-quality sleep you will soon be enjoying. However, you might also feel a bit overwhelmed by all of your options, ranging from Tempur-Pedic mattresses to Dr. Breus Sleep Doctor Beds. Here are some tips to keep in mind while looking for the mattress of your dreams:

Do Your Homework Before you head to the store, first think about what kind of mattress you need for your body. Do you have back pain? Do you have a health condition? Talk to your doctor and physical therapist to see if they have any suggestions. Do some research to find out which kind of mattress is most likely to address your needs and comfort.

Use a Goldilocks Approach If you suffer from chronic pain, you may think that a firm mattress is most appropriate for your body. In fact, a medium-firm mattress will give you the best balance of comfort and support. Another option is to purchase a firm mattress with a softer pillow top. If you share the bed with your partner, make sure your chosen mattress provides the same level of spine alignment when he or she lies down next to you.

Prevent Partner Disruption If you wake up every time your partner tosses or turns, you may be interested in purchasing a memory foam mattress. These technologically advanced mattresses reduce motion transfer caused by your partner’s restlessness and will allow you to enjoy uninterrupted sleep.

Take a Test-Drive It is difficult to make a final decision until you know how a mattress feels. Feel free to lie down on a mattress you are considering in the store to see whether it feels comfortable and supports your usual sleeping position—when shopping, this is proper etiquette! Many mattresses also include trial periods so you can really get a feel for how a mattress will fit into your home.

Purchasing a new mattress is an exciting and worthwhile investment. The knowledgeable professionals at Mattress Direct are happy to help you find the perfect mattress for you. Stop into one of our St. Louis-area locations, or give us a call at (314) 549-8496!


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