Choose A Best Mattress

Size, support, comfort and price are just a few things to consider when buying a new sleep set. Choosing the correct size can make a big difference in the quality of sleep you get from a new mattress. First you need to make sure you fit on the mattress and secondly that if you have a sleeping partner that both of you have enough “personal” space that you don’t affect each others sleep. The four industry standard sizes are: Best Mattress

-Twin 38×75

-Full 54×75

-Queen 60×80

-King 76×80

Additional “special” sizes are also available to accommodate almost everyone. Comfort, price and support can all go hand in hand. You may be able to find a comfort level you like at a wide price range, but the price usually goes up as the support gets stronger. A good rule is to purchase as high a level of support as you can afford to get the most out of your new mattress set.

BUYERS GUIDE: Shopping for a new mattress can be confusing:

Shop quality, name brand mattress’s.

Buy at a reputable, professional mattress specialty store with a knowledgeable staff that can help you make a good decision.

Purchasing the correct comfort level for you is crucial for a good nights sleep. Selecting the right comfort is done by “Comfort Testing”, which means to lay on 2 or 3 mattress’s of the same quality but different feels. Lie down with your feet up and in a position that you normally sleep and choose the one that is most comfortable.

Buy the correct quality to suit your needs. If you are looking for a long life and a high level of support and comfort, make sure to purchase a “premium level” sleep set.


-Coil counts: The sheer number of coils in a mattress is not as important as the design of the innerspring. A lower coil count mattress with a good design and extra support in the middle can be a much stronger support than one with just a high number of coils.

-Border Rods: Make sure the mattress you are considering has a border rod; some manufacturers have eliminated this very important feature in the last few years. The border rod will help keep the edge from breaking down and gives the innerspring added structural integrity.

Make sure the mattress meets or exceeds all flammability codes to help keep you and your family safe.

A premium mattress should provide more support where you need it the most. Look for a mattress that offers more coils in the middle or double strung coils to lengthen the life of the mattress and add more support.

Boxsprings: You should always consider two options when purchasing a new boxspring. One is the height; most all boxsprings will come in two sizes. Normal height, which is about 9″ and a low profile option that is 3″ lower. Second is split boxsprings, queen and sometimes full size one piece boxes may not fit into some homes. The alternative is a 2 piece box that usually cost a little extra, but will easily fit into any house.