Are you on the market for a new mattress in the Sacramento area? While buying a new mattress may seem like a simple task, the process can be a bit confusing for first-time buyers due to new products, industry jargon and different names for similar features across different manufacturers, to name a few.

Keep the following secrets in mind your visiting the local mattress stores in Sacramento and you’re sure to find the perfect mattress for you:

 

Lie Down on the Mattress Instead of Relying on Firmness Ratings

All manufacturers attach a “firmness rating”, indicating whether a mattress is “firm”, “soft“, “medium“, etc. While these ratings should give you a general idea of what the mattress will feel like when you lie down, do take this rating with a grain of salt. There is no standard for “soft” or “extra firm”. One manufacturer’s “firm” may be another manufacturer’s definition of “medium”. Its advised that you take your time to test out mattresses you are interested in to get a better idea of whether a particular one will provide you enough support during sleep. Try to test each mattress while lying down for at least 15 minutes.

 

Be Aware of Your Sleeping Position

Your sleeping position can help you narrow down which type of mattress you should purchase. For example, those who tend to sleep on their side often benefit more from using latex mattresses. This is because latex mattresses tend to offer more “give” as you lie down on them while maintaining firmness, easing the pressure on the hips and shoulders. On the other hand, stomach sleepers will want a slightly firmer mattress since firmer mattresses prevent the hips from sinking too far and placing more pressure on the lower back.

 

Shop in Real Mattress Stores

Although it may be more “convenient” to shop for a mattress in a department store or online, it is more beneficial to shop for your new mattress at a specialty store instead. Sales consultants in respected mattress stores, like The Healthy Bed Store, are extremely knowledgeable and are more capable of answering your questions about sleep position, motion transfer isolation, and other topics. This allows them to provide you with more relevant suggestions and tips.

 

 

Sources:

 6 Ways to Master Mattress Shopping, consumerreports.org
3 Secrets to Buying a New Mattress, goodhousekeeping.com