Get a Good Night’s Sleep | 4 Tips for Mattress Shopping

Making sure you get the most comfortable mattress for you is important since you spend about 1/3 of your day sleeping. You want a great deal along with great quality, right? Following a few simple steps will ensure that you get the best mattress for your needs so you can sleep well and get as much quality rest as possible.

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Online Research

Before you go shopping for a mattress, do some research about different mattress options as well as basic information on spine health and how it relates to sleep. There isn’t one perfect mattress out there for everyone so doing research is a good way to find out what kind of mattress you need and what kind will be the most comfortable for you.

Firmness Levels

The general rule when buying a mattress is that you want it to be firm enough to offer support but not too firm. Research has shown that mattresses that are too firm or too soft are bad for the lower back. So if you have lower back problems or want to prevent them you should do what Goldilocks did and find a mattress that in between hard and soft.

Comfort Guarantees

When you are shopping for a mattress, you should make sure you purchase a mattress that offers a comfort guarantee. Online stores like ShopNBC offer Serta mattresses that come with a 30-day comfort guarantee, so if you are not completely satisfied with your mattress you can return it within 30 days for a full refund, minus the restocking fee.

Sleep Testing

In addition to doing research and educating yourself about options, The Better Sleep Council also recommends that you thoroughly test a mattress by lying down on it for at least 10 minutes. Doing this test will allow you to evaluate the level of support and comfort you are getting more accurately.

How do you test a new mattress? Do you research brands and retailers before you buy?

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  1. Sabrina Radke says:

    I love the idea of sleep testing, never thought of that! We need a new mattress so badly!

  2. I’m glad you posted about this because it’s been something on my mind recently! Our current mattress is “okay” but nothing to jump up and down about. I do have lower back problems that was brought on from a bad wreck several years ago – so being able to test a mattress out beforehand will be key when we finally get a new one.
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  3. Oh gosh, we SO need a new mattress…. badly. When we have the funds to actually make that happen I will definitely take these tips into consideration.
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  4. Thanks for the tips! We need a new mattress so bad!
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  5. My mattress is 14 yrs old and I’ve been starting to look for a new one. Glad I have a good guide to finding the right one.
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  6. My hubby did all the shopping for our mattress before we got married. He did a great job…I LOVE the one we have.
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  7. This came at a great time because I’ve totally been thinking we need a new mattress!
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  8. Thanks for some great tips! If you can’t find the right mattress for you then you could always customize one to fit all your needs. The are plenty of sites online that offers custom made mattresses for those who just can’t seem to find the right one. No more excuses!
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  9. I tried experimenting on different mattresses to see which one would give me the best sleeping experience. After trying out a few, I found out that you could get custom made mattresses delivered to your doorstep. I had it custom fit for my needs and let me tell you, sleeping has become a great experience for my family.

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