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Mattress Choices

If you are in the market for a new mattress, there are more options available now than at any other time in history. You can go to the store and buy a mattress, have it delivered, order one online, or buy one used. There are also so many different types of mattresses, including spring, memory foam, gel, pillow tops, waterbeds and more. Before you make any purchases, here are a few things that you should consider in-depth.

Who Will Use The Mattress?

So much of a mattress depends on personal preference. How firm or soft a mattress is can greatly determine how an individual will sleep. If you are going to sleep on the mattress, you may want to go to a store and try out the firmness level before you make any purchases. If you are buying a mattress for a guest bedroom, think about who your more regular guests will be. If they are older, they may need a more firm mattress in order to sit up and lay down on their own. Younger couples and children usually prefer a softer mattress. 

Where Will It Go?

Think about the space where the mattress will reside. You will likely want to measure out the room and discover exactly how much space the mattress will take up. Sometimes people assume that a king mattress will fit great in a room, only to discover that there is literally not enough room for anything else once the mattress is there. When in doubt, choose a smaller mattress. It seems like most people assume that king-size beds are necessary for a good night's sleep, though that is not at all the case. An average couple can fit comfortably on a queen-size mattress. 

Is Height A Need?

Many individuals will want to purchase box springs or its equivalent, no matter what type of mattress they purchase. Box springs used to be literally a box of springs to help with the mattress comfort. Nowadays, it is just a basic frame for the bed so that the mattress is not set on the floor. Older couples may want an extra-high bed since it can be challenging to get up and down from a low surface. 

In conclusion, there are many many options to think about before buying a mattress. Take the time to investigate your needs before making any purchases in order to avoid having to return your mattress.