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5 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress


Mattresses last several years, even an extremely affordable one. Some of the top-tier mattresses can last over a decade! That means if you’re in the market for a brand new mattress, you probably haven’t shopped in quite a while. No wonder you’re a little apprehensive! You want to sleep happily for years, but there are so many choices. Different brands...different comfort styles… different materials... different prices- yikes! Let’s make it a little easier for you and help you know what to avoid and what will make your mattress shopping experience stellar:

#1 Don’t go for the cheapest you can find

You want to sleep well for years on this bed. Is the cheapest car going to last as long as something a little nicer? Will the cheapest pair of running shoes wear out well before a quality brand with a higher price tag? You already know that this principle applies to many areas of life, and a mattress is yet another one. You get what you pay for, and what you’re paying for is a quality night of rest! Try to find the right balance between your budget and a long-term investment in your sleep.

#2 Inquire about what’s inside the mattress

When it comes to the mattress you’ll be sleeping on for the next ten years, what’s inside is very important. Mattresses can be made with innerspring coils, memory foam, high-density foam, organic cottons and wools, a hybrid of two or more of these materials, and more. Which one is the best? That’s a loaded question, and really what you should be asking is “Which one is right for me?”

#3 Actually lay down on it

There’s really only one way to answer the questions above- to actually lay on different mattresses and feel them all for yourself! You may find that you really prefer a firm mattress or that a pillow top mattress gives you the support you need while being soft and cozy. Upon laying down, you may decide you prefer memory foam over innerspring coils. This isn’t something you can or should guess about.

#4 Take your time in the store

Never buy a mattress in a rush. This isn’t a time to stop in really quickly after work or try to squeeze in your purchase on your way to dinner. Rushing will lead to either not spending the necessary time on the mattress to make an informed decision or a lot of frustration, possibly both. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, lie in your usual sleep positions for at least a few minutes, noting whether your spine feels aligned and if your shoulders and hips are cushioned. While the store should do everything in their power to be respectful of your time, this simply isn’t a quick experience.

#5 Buy your next mattress from City Mattress

Of course, when you visit your nearest City Mattress location and speak to one of our Sleep Experts, you never need to worry about buying a “bad” mattress. We stand behind all of the brands and models we carry, because if they were not high-quality, we wouldn’t carry them! To provide you with even more reassurance, we offer a 90-night comfort guarantee. It’s not just about how you feel when you lie down; you have to feel good when you wake up- and that can’t be known in the store after 15 minutes. If the mattress you picked out isn’t right for you, we’ll help get you into one that’s a better long-term fit. It’s that simple!

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when buying the perfect mattress for you. A good mattress is the cornerstone of a good night’s sleep, so choosing which one is right for you really is a big decision. Visit City Mattress and take the time necessary to absolutely know for sure you’re making the right choice, for many nights to come.