Mattress Buying Guide
It is finally time to buy a new mattress and you don’t want to end up with the exact same one that you’ve had for the last ten years. There are many mattress options available, from comfort levels to texture. It can be difficult determining which one is best for your sleeping style. We hope that this mattress buying guide will make your shopping experience easier.
Before you set off on your mattress buying adventure, it will be best to figure out what you are looking for. Are you a back, side or stomach sleeper? Back and stomach sleepers tend to prefer a firmer bed. This prevents your body curving and focuses on keeping your spine in alignment. Side sleepers tend to like a plush mattress that helps reduce pressure in the hip and shoulder area. Another thing to consider is do you share the bed with someone that sleeps differently from you? Two different sleeping styles can benefit from a mattress that is not too firm or too plush. A cushion firm mattress has a level of firmness and an amount of plush feeling that hovers right in the middle of the two categories. If you are experiencing aches and pains in the morning, there is a good chance that you are sleeping on the wrong type of mattress.
Determining the size of the bed is a pretty easy step in this process. The most common mattress is the queen size 60” x 80”. The other standard dimensions are king, 76x80 inches; California king, 72x84; full, or double, 53x75; and twin, 38x75. When you are determining the size you would like to purchase you may want to consider space and positioning in the room. If you purchase and adjustable base bed or a larger size mattress, moving from location to location will be quite difficult due to the weight of the bed and frame.
There are five different types of mattresses you can choose from, some are more common than others.
This is considered a traditional mattress that is filled with coils in various configurations. Normally, innerspring mattresses are the least expensive and easiest to attain. Sometimes you will find variations that have a pillow top layer or are infused with gel. More recently ‘Hybrid’ models have been created that feature a top layer of foam.
Memory Foam & Latex
Memory foam mattresses seem to be getting more popular over time. They are made of mostly polyurethane and are said to help with joint pain. Sometimes people will complain that memory foam can be too soft or too warm. Gel infused memory foam is said to sleep cooler or if you purchase a mattress protector it can create a barrier for you to sleep on. Latex is a variation of the memory foam mattress and is slightly firmer. Both styles mold to your body when you lay in the bed. When you get up, the mattress will revert back to the original position.
Adjustable air mattresses are inflated by a pump. This gives you control over how firm or soft you would like the mattress to be. An extreme benefit of an adjustable air mattress is that if you want it soft for some time and then change your mind, it is an easy fix. The noise of the pump can be somewhat loud, so with an adjustable air mattress, you need to make sure that you are happy with the comfort level before you head to bed for the night.
Returns or Exchanges
Buying a mattress requires a decent amount of time for your body to adjust. It is normally suggested that you try out the mattress for a full 30 days. Most stores have a return or exchange policy that goes past the 30 days, giving you time to properly try the mattress. Almost every store will have a fee for exchanging a mattress, be sure to read all of the details. Our exchange policy can be found here.
Mattress warranties can range from 10 to 25 years and vary from brand to brand. There are strict guidelines to the warranties and they will only cover manufacture defects such as sagging or broken springs. Coverage is normally prorated so that it will decrease over time.
Mattress prices can vary greatly from store to store. The benefit of purchasing from Las Vegas Furniture Online is that we don’t have a huge warehouse that requires overhead. We are going to bring you some of the best mattresses available at prices that you can sleep with. If you see something we offer at a lower price, give us a call and let us know.
Still Have Questions?
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- Adam Gordon