Mattress shopping guidelines - finding the best quality and value

Guidelines for Determining Quality and Value While Mattress Shopping

I've had so many questions on the forum asking about major brand mattresses or mass-market mattress retailers that I thought it would be helpful to put together a set of guidelines to help consumers bypass most of the traps and pitfalls of mattress shopping and to help cut through the confusion and frustration of finding your perfect mattress. While these guidelines will in most cases eliminate 75-90% of the mattresses that most people would normally consider or purchase (without realizing the poor quality or value of the mattresses they are looking at or which they were led to through misleading advertising and claims) ... it will also help to find the remaining 10 - 25% which is where real quality and value lives.

I will edit or add to these over time but for now here are my "top ten"...

Top ten mattress shopping tips.

These guidelines should help you avoid the biggest pitfalls and traps in buying a mattress. None of these guidelines are "absolute" of course but it is much better to stick to them than to try to find the rare exceptions where they may not apply.

Of course if you have any questions along the way ... feel free to post them in our forums.

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