Mattress 101
An unbiased mattress buying guide for consumers

These guides provide the straight scoop on what to consider when buying a mattress. Get a high-level overview by reading the first article of each section, or dive deep into a specific topic. If you have questions that aren't covered here, just head over to the Mattress Expert Q&A Forum.

Choosing the Right Mattress

Mattresses are personal. The right bed for you needs to match your body, preferences and budget. Here's what to consider when choosing a mattress:

Mattress Types

A mattress purchase entails several choices, including mattress type, softness level, and size. Here's what you need to know about each choice:

Purchasing Your Mattress

You can purchase a mattress in 4 easy steps. Here's how to get the right bed from the right store at the right price:

Mattress Owner's Manual

A lot can happen during the lifespan of your mattress. Here's what you need to know as the owner of a new mattress:

Mattress Glossary

Mattress companies use lots of confusing jargon. Here's a complete list of the mattress terms you're likely to come across.