Buying a New Mattress: The Buyers Checklist

Woman waking up in a new mattress with white bed sheets.

While you may buy groceries every day or every week, it’s highly unlikely that you buy mattresses as regularly. In general, it’s advisable to replace a mattress every eight to 10 years, although that timeline may vary depending on the type of mattress you have and your usual sleeping position, among other factors. Because people typically don’t buy mattresses as often as they purchase a lot of other things, many consumers look for some tips when they’re preparing to shop for a new mattress.

A Guide for Purchasing a New Mattress

Because so many people have asked us for tips about purchasing a mattress, we’ve put together a mattress buying guide. Our mattress buying guide is presented in a series of steps you can check off as you go through the mattress buying process.

Set Your Budget

Before you start shopping for a mattress, it’s vital for you to set a budget for your upcoming purchase. Look over your finances to determine how much you can afford to spend comfortably on a replacement mattress.

If you don’t have a lot of money saved to buy a mattress, you may want to apply for financing through one of our trusted lenders. If you qualify, you may be able to enjoy a six- or 12-month loan interest-free. Visit one of our Atlanta-area Ben’s retail locations to learn more now.

Examine Your Current Mattress and Any Sleep Issues You Might Have

How you sleep can impact many areas of your life, including your health. If you’re not sleeping well, examine your current mattress and your sleep issues carefully to determine if a new mattress will resolve your sleep problems.

Pick a Size

Picking the right size mattress is pretty easy. You can simply use your current mattress as your guide for choosing a mattress size. If you want to get a different size, measure your sleep space to see what size will work in that room.

Choose Your Comfort Level

When it comes to mattresses, what one person considers comfortable another individual may find uncomfortable. When you shop with Ben’s, you’ll see that we sell mattresses in a wide range of comfort levels that range from extra firm to extra soft. Not sure which is best for you? Try our online comfort test today.

Conduct a Test

Once you think you’ve decided what kind of mattress you want, you should test the model. Lay down on the mattress for at least 10 minutes, changing positions as you do. Don’t worry about what other shoppers are thinking. Remember – you’ll spend up to a third of every day on your new mattress so it’s vital that you pick one you’ll be comfortable with.

If you can’t physically test a mattress because you’re making a purchase online, be sure you read through the model’s reviews. Pay special attention to descriptive words like “soft,” “hard” and “firm” so you can get a sound idea of what a given mattress will feel like and the support it will provide.

Buy a New Mattress

When you find the mattress you want to get, you should buy it from Ben’s. When you purchase a new mattress through Ben’s, you’ll be able to start sleeping better as early as tonight.

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