When Should You Buy A New Mattress?
Buying a new mattress is not fun. It can be time consuming and costly. Many people try to convince themselves that their present mattress is fine or think that it is just broken in to avoid having to shop for a new mattress set. Below are some reasons why you should buy a new mattress set.
- Springs are protruding the mattress surface
- You experience "roll-together" when sleeping with a partner
- You can feel every coil inside the mattress
- The sides are collapsed
- The set makes a lot of noise
- You wake up sore every morning
- You find yourself tossing and turning from discomfort
- Your comfort preference has changed
- Your mattress is older than you are
Buying A New Mattress
In the showroom, lie down on different mattresses. Nobody knows how a mattress feels to you but you. If you normally sleep on your side, lie on your side when trying the mattress in the store. Take your time. Make sure you purchase the set that is comfortable to you.
Terms To Know
Pillow Top a softer feeling mattress with an additional layer of comfort forms stitched on top
Plush/Pillow Soft a medium soft feeling mattress with layers of comfort foams stitched into the mattress
Firm a harder feeling mattress (a hard feeling mattress does not necessarily mean a supportive mattress)
Box Spring the bottom piece of a mattress set made from wood and metal spring-like supports. A box spring will compress when pushed down on.
Semi-Flex Foundation the bottom piece of a mattress set made from wood and metal supports. A semi-flex is rigid and uniformly supports the mattress.
Wood Foundation the bottom piece of a mattress set made from wood. A wood foundation is rigid and uniformly supports the mattress.
Spring System the support system found inside the mattress. There are several types of spring systems available, usually referred to as coil springs.
Bonnell Coil the oldest type of support system and found in over 50% of mattresses sold today. Bonnell systems vary in coil twist and gauge of wire used.
Pocketed Coil each individual coil is enclosed in a fabric pocket, offering various degrees of a do-not-disturb sleep.