Mattress Buying: A Beginner’s Guide

Have you ever purchased a mattress before? If not, we’ve got the how-to guide you can’t miss! Get the best features at the right price by following our advice

So it’s time to buy your first mattress. Welcome to adulthood. Instead of sleeping on a hand-me-down mattress or one your parents picked, it’s up to you to find the best mattress for your needs and preferences. Here’s what you need to know.


Comfort is King

The most important aspect of mattress shopping is finding one that is comfortable you. Comfort, of course, is a subjective term. What’s comfortable for someone else may not be comfortable to you. Thus, pay attention to comfort and support ratings but don’t let those numbers stop you from trying a mattress. Only you can decide if it’s too soft or too firm.


Do Some Research

It’s also important to be an educated consumer. Learn about the different types of mattresses that are available and check out online reviews to help you find out what people who sleep on those mattresses think about the value, comfort, support and how the mattress is wearing.


Make it Last

Once you have found the right one, you want to ensure that your mattress lasts as long as possible. A mattress pad, especially one that is water resistant, can help protect your mattress from stains and spills that could cause mold, mildew or odors.


You should also vacuum your mattress periodically to remove dead skin cells and dust. If you do end up with a stain, use mild soap and a damp cloth to blot it out.


Routine cleaning can help ensure that your mattress wears well for 10 to 15 years, saving you from another mattress buying adventure for quite some time.