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Knowing Your Mattress Options
How to Get Smart Before a Mattress Store Visit

Last updated on August 19, 2020

The first step in choosing a new mattress is a trip to the mattress store, right?

Wrong! Before you head out to your local mattress retailer, it pays to take a little time to become an educated consumer. That means familiarizing yourself with the basic types of mattresses on the market and how to pick one that’s a match for your body, your preferences, and your budget. Are you a side sleeper? Do you suffer from back pain? Are you disturbed by your partner’s movement in the night? These are all things that will affect which type of mattress will be the best match for you.

Once you have a sense of which type of mattress is most likely to suit your needs, you can use our Mattress Match Quiz to find some mattress models in that category that you’re interested in trying out in the store. You'll enter the store armed with the information you’ll need to evaluate mattresses in person and determine which are a good match for you.

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Not sure which type of bed to buy? Answer a few questions to see good matches for you with GoodBed's unbiased, personalized results.

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This is awesome. Now I feel equipped to walk in somewhere and say with certainty, "This is exactly what I'm looking for."
— Sara in Phoenix, AZ

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Not sure? Go to Mattress Size Guide