Six Tips For Buying a New Mattress

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Buying a new mattress is a big decision. It’s an investment in your health that will last you for many years. Because you’ll be spending approximately a third of your life in your bed, you want to make sure that the mattress you choose is comfortable. In today’s post from your Fort Collins mattress store, America’s Mattress, we’re going to give you some tips to help you choose the mattress that’s right for you. Keep reading and if you’re in the market for a new mattress, visit our website to start shopping.

Consider What You Like Or Don’t Like About Your Current Mattress

When you think of your current mattress, what comes to mind? Does it leave you with a sore back and feeling tired every morning? Did it fit you perfectly when you were single, but now that you’re married and have a dog, is it a bit too small? Maybe you really liked your mattress when you first bought it, but 10 years later it doesn’t have the support it once had and it’s starting to sag in the middle.

Thinking about what you like and don’t like about your current mattress is a great place to start as you think about the kind of new mattress you’d like to have. Keep in mind that mattresses have changed a lot in the past few years so whether you want something similar to your old mattress or you want something completely different, you’ll likely have many more options to choose from.

Know Your Budget

Determining what your budget will be is key in making any big purchase. Mattresses come in many different sizes, brands, and materials, and prices can vary widely. Before you fall in love with that California king that costs more than your car, evaluate your finances and set a budget that you can live with. It will take some of the stress out of your mattress-buying experience. And don’t forget that if you buy your mattress from our Greeley or Fort Collins mattress store, you’ll have access to several financing options to make it easier to bring home the perfect mattress today.

Decide Upon the Size You Need

Before you start shopping, you should decide on the size of the mattress you’ll need. Are you looking for something bigger to accommodate your growing family? Maybe you’re moving into a new place with more (or less) bedroom space. Take your room dimensions into consideration to make sure that the new mattress you get fits along with the other furniture you have in the room.

If you have the space and the budget, bigger is usually better. Getting a little more bed than you need will give you plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable. When it comes down to which size is right for you, you’re the only one who can make that decision.

To give you a little more insight into what a queen bed really means or to see how much bigger a California king is compared to a standard king, here are some standard bed sizes. These dimensions may not mean much until you actually get a chance to see them and try them out in person, but they can help you to plan your bedroom space.

  • King Mattress: 76 x 80 inches
  • California King Mattress: 72 x 84 inches
  • Queen Mattress: 60 x 80 inches
  • Full Mattress: 54 x 75 inches
  • Twin XL Mattress: 39 x 80 inches
  • Twin Mattress: 38 x 75 inches

Do Your Homework Ahead of Time

Before you start getting serious about choosing a mattress, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with all of the different options that are available. You’ll hear terms like innerspring, memory foam, pillow top, and hybrid, just to name a few. It’s important to get a basic understanding of what makes each of these types of mattresses unique and why some people prefer one over another.

You can start learning about all of the most popular types of mattresses by visiting the America’s Mattress website. We have dozens of mattresses in different styles, comfort levels, and brands all in one place for easy browsing.

Know What Kind of Mattress Suits Your Sleep Habits

Part of doing your homework involves knowing what kind of mattress suits your sleeping habits. For instance, what position do you typically sleep in? Are you a side sleeper or a back sleeper? Also, consider if you’ll be sleeping alone or with a partner. If someone else will be sharing your bed, it’s important to get a mattress that is firm enough to support your weight and minimize movement — thereby preventing your partner from being disturbed when you move.

See The Mattress You’re Buying In Person, If Possible

Buying a mattress online seems to be all the rage right now, but we think you’re taking a risk by purchasing something that’s so important to your health and happiness without ever actually seeing it or trying it out. You can research for hours and read all of the reviews, but when it comes down to it, buying a mattress is based entirely on personal preference. What works for you may not work for your neighbor, your friend, or anyone else. That’s why the best thing you can do is to do some research, narrow down your decision, and then stop into the store to see the mattresses for yourself.

At America’s Mattress, we know that shopping preferences are also personal. Some people prefer to buy things online, in the comfort of their own home. Or, maybe you had a chance to shop at the store but wanted to make your final decision and purchase online after you had a chance to think it over. Whatever the case, America’s Mattress gives you the option to do either.

At times like these when people are taking an abundance of precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, you may prefer to do all of your shopping online, and that’s ok. We offer no-touch delivery so you can get the mattress you want, when you need it, without having to leave the safety of your home.

Shop Your Local Fort Collins Mattress Store

Are you ready to take the plunge and buy that new mattress? Finding the right mattress doesn’t have to be difficult. We hope our tips save you time and help you find the best mattress for your needs. Whether you’re just starting your search or you already know what kind of mattress you want, shop America’s Mattress, your local Fort Collins mattress store.