As you know, mattresses come in a variety of sizes. When you’re considering size, think about who’s going to sleep in it and what room it’s going to be in. Measure the space you’ve got and then figure out if the new mattress will fit in the room and, perhaps more importantly, through the door. Keep in mind that buying a too-small mattress is one of the most common bed-buying mistakes.
If you like a lot of room to stretch out, or you want to invite all the kids or pets into bed with you on Sunday morning, this is the mattress for you. Sixteen inches wider than the queen, a king mattress gives you a luxurious sleeping area with plenty of room to move around and not disturb your partner. The king comes with a split box spring, which is easier to manage when moving. Measures 76" x 80"
A queen mattress allows two adults to sleep comfortably next to each other – with room for a dog or a couple of cats – and fits nicely in most bedrooms. This popular choice is available with standard or split box springs that make it easier to maneuver through narrow stairwells, elevators and doorways. Measures 60" x 80"
Perfect for a teenager who wants a bit more room or for couples who like to sleep snuggled up. A full-size bed is also a good choice for the guest room. Measures 54" x 75"
Twin/XL (Split King)
Add extra length to your twin with the XL, making it a more comfortable choice for taller people. An ideal choice for college students. Measures 39" x 80"
Best suited for one adult or child, a twin bed fits most smaller spaces like kids’ rooms, guest rooms, dorms and vacation homes. Twin mattresses are also used for specialty beds like trundle beds, daybeds and hi-risers. Measures 39" x 75"
Types of Mattresses
Now that you know what size mattress you’re looking for, it’s time to decide on the right style. Mattress manufacturing has come a long way in recent years, and all three types of mattresses – memory foam, innerspring and hybrid – provide exceptional comfort and lasting quality. You just have to figure out which one is best for you.
Soft, Firm or In-Between?
When it comes to soft versus firm, there’s no right or wrong answer – it’s just a matter of what you prefer. Some people like to feel as if they’re sinking into a cloud; others prefer a more supportive, stable sensation. When you go to the store to try out mattresses, here’s how they’ll be categorized:
Extra firm is the firmest mattress choice, for sleepers who need solid, stable support.
True to its name, a firm mattress has a firm feel with less give and no sinking feeling. Back sleepers most commonly choose a firm mattress.
A cushion firm mattress has extra cushioning at the sleeping surface, so you get support and softness.
Designed to envelop your body in softness and gentle support, a plush mattress is popular with sleepers of smaller builds and anyone who doesn’t require firm support.
An ultra-plush mattress has the softest feel at the surface to surround you in cloud-like comfort.
How To Test Out a Mattress at the Store
A mattress is a big investment, so follow these guidelines to make sure you enjoy yours for years to come.
- Don’t be shy! It’s essential to lie down on the mattress, ideally in the position you sleep in most. You cannot judge a mattress just by sitting on it.
- Take your time. Any mattress is going to feel comfy for five seconds. Try to lie on each one for at least five minutes and imagine going to sleep on it every night.
- Try out a lot of mattresses. Even if you think you want a firm one, test out softer models for comparison.
- Test different brands of the same firmness. One brand’s firm might feel a lot different from another brand’s. Find the one you like the best.
Now, Pick a Mattress Brand
Remember that a mattress is a long-term investment in your health and well-being, so get the best mattress you can afford. You have many brands to choose from, but make sure you get a recognized brand. Don’t be tempted by no-name mattresses. Your back will thank you! Conn’s HomePlus offers a huge selection of name brand mattresses, so you’re sure to find one that fits perfectly in your comfort zone and price range.
Mattress & Bedding Accessories
You have your mattress all picked out and you’re ready to go. Except one thing: you can’t just sleep on a mattress. You need some accessories. These are just a few of the things you’ll want to consider upgrading while you’re upgrading your mattress:
It’s our mission at Conn’s HomePlus to make it possible for everyone to purchase quality, long-lasting products for their home. Your well-being depends on quality sleep, so it’s critical to invest in a quality, comfortable mattress.
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We hope this guide has given you valuable assistance in choosing the ideal mattress for you. Happy shopping and sweet dreams!
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