You can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep — which is exactly why finding a good mattress is so important. Generally, it’s a smart idea to replace your mattress every eight years or so in order to ensure the best sleep quality. However, when it comes to choosing the right mattress, many people feel unsure of what’s important and why. How do you know what mattress is right for you? What mattress buying tips will help your search? To answer these questions, here’s our mattress buying guide:

  1. Don’t Focus on the Brand. Believe it or not, a well-known brand name doesn’t always ensure a better mattress. What’s actually most important is the way the mattress suits you. Instead of picking the most expensive or most recognized brand name of mattress, focus on finding the right fit.
  2. Don’t Buy Pre-2007 Models. Mattresses made before 2007 didn’t have to adhere to the same fire-resistant regulations that newer products did, so if you’re looking at a used product, skip anything made before then.
  3. Ask for Help. From your doctor or your physical therapist to a sleep expert, ask someone you trust for advice on what sort of mattress would be ideal for you. Your specific health conditions and back issues may work best with a certain kind of mattress.
  4. Examine Your Options. Get a good sense of what’s available before settling on a specific choice. Which mattresses are best for which body types? What factors influence comfort and sleep? Research options to educate yourself on possibilities.
  5. Find the Right Fit for Both of You. If you share your sleeping quarters with someone else, make sure your mattress is right for each of you. If you have different preferences regarding firmness, look for a mattress with adjustability so that each side can cater to the person sleeping there.
  6. Test It. The best way to know how a mattress fits is to try it. Lay on your side on the mattress you’re considering and have someone else look at your spine. Are you supported well? Or is your spin sagging? For the best sleep quality and less back pain, look for a model that provides full support.
  7. Consider Hypoallergenic Options. If you or your partner is sensitive to dust, mold, latex, chemicals or other allergens, consider the benefits of a hypoallergenic mattress.
  8. Read the Fine Print. Before making any big purchase, it’s important to know what you’re getting into, so make sure you ask about warranties, money-back guarantees, comfort guarantees and other fine print that will relate to your investment. If it turns out you don’t like the mattress after a few nights, will you have a way to return it?
  9. Get a Mattress Protector. If there is a warranty on your mattress, you’ll likely have to keep the mattress in top quality for the warranty to stay valid. Top your mattress with a waterproof protector to prevent stains or leakage.

Are you ready to invest in a better night’s sleep? Check out mattresses and bedding from Tampa Bay Mattresses online to learn more about what we have available — or contact us today to discuss your options! We’ll be happy to help you select the right mattress so you can get the rest you need.

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