If you are looking up mattress stores near you, or the bed in a box companies like Purple and Casper, the information can be overwhelming. Buying a new mattress is a big purchasing decision. At Furniture Mall, we want to help you choose the right mattress for you. This guide will walk you through the key things you should consider to answer the question, “what mattress should I buy?”

Is It Time to Replace Your Mattress?

Before you get too far into the mattress buying process, you’ll first want to make sure that you actually need a new mattress. The lifespan of your current mattress will depend on its material; however, we recommend that you replace your mattress if you’ve had it for around eight years.

Some mattresses can last longer. For example, the lifespan of latex mattress can be up to 12 years, while memory foam and hybrid can last around ten years. For innerspring and pillowtop, the lifespan is around seven or eight years.

However, even if you haven’t had your mattress that long, it still may be time to replace your mattress. You should consider investing in a new mattress if you aren’t sleeping as well as you used to, you can’t find a comfortable sleeping position, or you wake up sore and tired in the morning.

Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Mattress?

When it comes to purchasing a new mattress, the options can be overwhelming. Just at the Furniture Mall, we have hundreds of mattresses that vary by size, firmness, and material. Let’s take a lot at all of the things you should consider when shopping for your new mattress.

Types of Mattress

First, you’ll want to consider what type of mattress best suits you. It is helpful to know the difference between mattress types before shopping.

·         Innerspring: An innerspring mattress is made of coils and comes with a bouncy, supportive surface. Innerspring mattresses are what we typically think of when we consider traditional spring beds. These mattresses also provide cooling benefits.

·         Memory Foam: This popular mattress type is mainly memory foam, which offers a slow response to pressure. It contours to the body, providing pressure relief to sensitive body parts, such as joints.

·         Hybrid: These mattresses combine coil support with memory foam tops. The hybrid style offers great support and pressure relief.

·         Airbed: With an air chamber as its support, an airbed mattress allows you to add or remove air using a remote or smartphone. This feature allows for varying firmness, which is a great option for couples with different mattress preferences.

·         Latex: Latex mattresses are a type of foam, but unlike memory foam, latex mattresses are naturally bouncy. This type of mattress is also eco-friendly and naturally cooling.

Firmness Level

Another thing to consider when choosing a mattress is your preferred firmness. What’s comfortable to you may not be comfortable to someone else, which is why we want to explain how to choose mattress firmness.

Most mattress stores use a scale from one to ten to measure firmness. One being very soft and ten being very firm. Mattresses range from extra soft to extra-firm with various levels in between. Your weight and sleeping position may also affect the most appropriate mattress firmness for you. However, it is essential to find one that you also find comfortable.

When shopping for a new mattress, make sure you try out various firmness levels. You will likely be able to narrow it down to how firm your old mattress was and how comfortable it was for you.

How Do You Sleep?

Your sleeping habits should also be something you think about when finding your new mattress. You’ll want to pick a mattress that is ideal for your preferred sleeping position. Your mattress should have a firmness that supports you throughout the night in whatever position you sleep in the most. For example, side sleepers often prefer mattress that are very soft, soft, and medium. Stomach and back sleepers, however, will likely do better with a mattress firmness of medium to firm.

Body Types

Your body type should also be a factor to consider. Firmness, support, and overall feel will vary by weight and body type. For example, light sleepers who weigh less than 150 pounds will want a medium-firm bed. Likewise, average sleepers who weigh 150-200 pounds will also want a medium to the medium-firm mattress. Side sleepers in this weight ranger may opt for a soft mattress.

Someone who weighs over 200 pounds will likely find more comfort in a firm mattress. Coil mattresses are cooler, so this may also be something to consider.

Size of Mattress

You’ll also have various mattress sizes to choose from. Twin, double/full, queen, and king are the standard sizes. You might decide to go with the same size mattress you had before. However, you may want to consider that you will have the mattress for up to ten years. If you consider it an investment, you may want to upgrade your queen size bed to a king. If you sleep with a partner, you may also find a little more space will do wonders for your sleep and comfort.

Mattress Prices

Mattress prices vary greatly. You could find mattresses anywhere between $500 and $5,000 in a home furniture store. However, you should remember that price does not always equate to quality. It would be best if you first considered all other characteristics you want in your next mattress. Size and material often are the most significant pricing factors.

For queen mattresses, you can expect to spend between $1,000 to $3,000 for a quality mattress, while kings can range between $1,400 and $4,000 or more. It is essential to consider that if you upgrade to a larger size, you will also need a bed frame and headboard.

Buying a Mattress at Furniture Mall

Furniture Mall is a home furniture store in Olathe and Topeka, Kansas, and a new location in Austin, Texas. We offer numerous mattress brands to choose from.

·         Ashley Furniture: With firm and plush options, Ashley Furniture mattresses are hybrids, made from coil with a foam pillow top. Furniture Mall offers both queen and king sizes in Ashley Furniture mattresses.

·         Mattress 1st: We carry a wide variety of Mattress 1st mattresses. These hybrid mattresses come in various styles and firmness levels, so you are sure to find one in a reasonable price range.

·         Sealy: Using carefully engineered coil systems called Posturepedic technology, the Sealy mattresses offer support to all areas of the body. You can choose between firm, ultra-firm, and cushion firm options with various sizes to select from, as well.

·         Serta: The iComfort by Serta uses carbon fiber memory foam that will support your neck and back throughout the night. Serta mattresses range in firmness from plush to firm; however, most options are only available in queen and king sizes. This mattress also comes with cooling technology.

·         Simmons Beautyrest: With a variety to pick from, Simmons Beautyrest has a mattress for every sleeper. These mattresses come in hybrid and memory foam styles and all firmness levels. Most options also feature cooling releases throughout the night for comfortable sleep.

·         Stearns & Foster: This five-layer mattress comes with a ventilated coil system, plush layer, and adaptive support. Choose from the Estate, Lux Estate, or Reserve mattresses, all of which come in at least three firmness levels.

·         Tempur-Pedic: We carry the Adapt and Breeze collections of Tempur-Pedic mattresses. The Tempur memory foam will perfectly form to your body for support in every position. Until May 2021, Furniture Mall is giving shoppers a $300 gift card for anything in the store with the purchase of a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Our team of experts can help you find your perfect mattress from a huge inventory. Visit us today at one of our locations, or shop online.