You’ve finally done it. You’ve made the decision to invest in your rest and purchase a new mattress. Selecting the right bed for you can be a daunting task, particularly at a time of year when you may be experiencing buyer’s remorse after over-indulging in seasonal savings on other items.
Perhaps you’re wearing the wrong shirt: it looked great on the hanger in the store, but every time you put it on, you feel like it’s cut wrong. Maybe you put on the wrong shoes this morning: they looked so great in the photo online, but the colors are totally different in real life.
How to Choose the Right Bed for YOU
As you get ready to select your new mattress, here are a few of our favorite tricks of the trade to help you avoid buying the wrong bed:
1. Take it seriously.
Healthy sleep is essential to your overall quality of life. If you’re still sleeping in your twin-size childhood bed, or a mattress that had a home before you slept on it, you’re probably not getting the most out of your rest. And when you’re not sleeping comfortably every night, it affects a lot more than your dreams — your performance at work, physical health and mental clarity all rely on a good night’s sleep on a supportive mattress.
2. Know your options.
Despite what you may have heard recently, there isn’t a “perfect” mattress that is the right bed for every single person. Each person has unique sleep needs, room sizes, budgets, and preferences, so everyone needs to find the right bed for them. Just because a hybrid mattress works for your co-worker, that doesn’t mean a traditional pillow-top isn’t the perfect match for your needs.
3. Try it out.
Even if you think you know what you want from your mattress, you may find that your love of “soft and squishy” is outweighed by the great support you get from a firmer mattress. Visit a mattress retailer and test drive mattresses before buying. We suggest that you spend 10-15 minutes testing out each mattress you consider — laying in your normal sleep position — before you decide if you love or hate it. Sleep accessories can also greatly impact your sleep — be sure to try out a new pillow with your top mattress pick.
4. Do your homework.
We know that all of the technology and terms can be confusing, but it’s worth the time it takes to do your research at the onset of your mattress search. This is key to avoiding sleeping on the wrong bed — and we’re here to help! Every Mattress Firm employee is required to complete approximately 200 hours of training and education about the latest in mattress technology so that they are prepared to help you find the perfect bed to fit your sleep needs.
5. Ask the experts.
We’re proud of the Mattress Firm mattress selection and products we offer, though we do understand that such a broad selection can be overwhelming for someone who only shops for a mattress once every several years. That’s why we encourage you to visit one of our Mattress Firm locations and work with one of our in-store experts, trained to help identify the perfect fit for your body, lifestyle and budget.
Shop with Confidence at Mattress Firm
We want you to feel 100% confident in your purchase. That’s why we offer a 120 night sleep trial. We’re so confident we’ll match you with the right mattress, you can take it home and sleep on it for up to 120 nights. We also understand unforeseen things happen, the Mattress Firm return policy and manufacturer warranty are in place for those exact reasons.
A mattress is more than just a big-ticket purchase — it’s an investment in your quality of life. We encourage you to approach your mattress buying journey with the same care you would when making any other large, important purchase.
We hope that, after following these steps, you won’t lose any sleep wondering if you’ve made the right decision.
About The Author
The Daily Dozers are the mattress experts behind The Daily Doze, pooling their knowledge to bring you all that you need to know about what’s right under your head (literally). The Daily Dozers are team members who have been embedded in the mattress industry for years, whether that’s at one of our more than 3,000 neighborhood stores, or in our hometown of Houston at BedQuarters. These product experts can answer any question you might have about your bed. From ‘what size mattress do I need for my room?’ to ‘how do I know if I need an adjustable base?’ – there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Even better? The Daily Dozers work together with The Savvy Savers to make sure you’re getting the bed you want, at a price you can’t find anywhere else.