Top Tips for Buying a New Mattress

The seemingly limitless options for choosing a mattress can sometimes be overwhelming.

This is even more true if you experience back or neck pain, choosing the right or wrong mattress can make the difference between spending the day feeling good or in pain.

These tips will help you find the perfect mattress but remember everyone's mattress needs are different,

Talk to your doctor.

If you have a health condition, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about what he or she recommends.

Keep in mind that doctors are not mattress experts, but they know your medical condition and symptoms and will probably have some good advice from that point of view.

Take the mattress for a test drive.

When shopping for a mattress, try to lie on the mattress in the store for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

Don't feel self-conscious our team are here to help, It's a big purchase, and if you don't try it for at least 10 minutes you're not going to get a real feel for it.

Couples should always test out the mattress together.

Be aware that firm mattresses aren't always better for your back.

Think twice before buying a hard or firm mattress, as some research has shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than a firm mattress. There is a difference between firm support and firm feel. You want firm support with a comfortable feel. Comfort will be determined by your personal preference.

Pillow tops aren't for everyone.

Very light-weight people don't need big thick pillow top mattresses because they don't weigh enough to compress the foam or fibers to even touch the underlying support system. On the flip side, larger/heavier people tend to feel more comfortable with a little extra cushion between them and the coils.

Protect your investment.

Don't forget some kind of microfibre waterproof or quilted mattress protector.

Stains can void your warranty.

Check out all the options and variations.

Give yourself a comfort test if the salesperson doesn't offer you one.

Ask to try a firm, a medium, and a pillow top in the same brand quality and price point.

Lie on each one for 10 to 15 minutes.

When you find the most comfortable type of mattress, ask to see more of that kind.

Shop at a store that specialises in mattresses.

Sales consultants at a bed and mattress specialty store have more training on the whole subject of sleep rather than a department or furniture store. Before you go call the store up and ask what their sales philosophy is. If they use high pressure sales tactics, go somewhere else. 

The last thing you need is to feel hurried and pressured when you're trying to find the right mattress.


It's your mattress, your back, and your money, so it's worth the time to research it and get the best mattress possible.

The Perfect Sleep Plymouth 

When shopping at The Perfect Sleep our teams goals are to offer you a service like no other, tailor made to suit your needs, our friendly, trained, qualified sales consultants will assist you from start to finish in selecting the perfect bed or mattress for you. 

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