How to Date a Mattress
What you like in a mattress is as unique as you are! Because a mattress is a major purchase, it might feel overwhelming to shop for. Don’t panic! There are several steps you can take to set yourself up for success and ultimately a better night’s rest by doing a little research before you start shopping, and once you’re at the store comparing your options.
Follow these simple suggestions for how to select the mattress of your dreams.
Budget and sense.
Before you research your mattress options, determine your budget and consider your personal needs. A mattress is an investment in your health and well-being.
Do your homework.
Research your options before you go to a store, narrowing down the mattress size and mattress type that suits your individual needs. Think back to a time when you had an amazing sleep at a hotel or friend’s house. Use that as your starting point to help narrow down choices.
Furniture stores, department stores, sleep specialty shops and online retailers all sell mattresses. Look for a retailer that provides you with the amount of information and attention you need. If you don’t know where to shop, ask friends and family for suggestions.
Go for a test drive.
Once you’ve found a few mattresses you’re interested in, try them out using the S.L.E.E.P. Test. Take off your shoes and lie down in various positions. (It’s best to go mattress shopping in comfortable pants so you can move around.)
Get comfy. While testing out a mattress, spend extra time in the position you usually sleep in. It can take up to 15 minutes to relax enough to feel the true support of a mattress, so don’t rush it. The more time you take in a store, the less likely you’ll have buyer’s remorse later on.