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Mattress Buying Guide
Four Easy Steps to Researching Your Purchase

Last updated on November 9, 2018

We know that buying a mattress can seem like a daunting's one of the main reasons we started GoodBed.

Your mattress is a big purchase, both in terms of the money you spend on it and the impact it has on your daily well-being.  With so many options, it can be really tough to compare. And buying a mattress is a highly personal choice, so what’s best for your neighbor may not be what’s best for you. To top it off, your choice will likely affect your quality of sleep for the next 10 years. Whew! It’s no wonder that buying a mattress can feel a little overwhelming. That’s why we’ve taken the process and broken it down into four steps that will make it easier for you to find a mattress you’ll be happy with, at the best possible price. 

The first step involves doing a little background work to make sure that when you enter the store, you have a basic understanding of what the options are and which are likeliest to suit you. This will help you navigate the process with ease, and not be swayed or confused by the number of available options. 

The second step is a trip to a reputable retailer with a good selection of the types of mattresses you're interested in. It's important to make an in-person trip to the store, even if you plan to buy your mattress online. There's simply no substitute for testing out how a mattress feels and evaluating how it meets your needs and preferences.

After a trip to the store, we recommend that you return home and do a little digging about the mattresses you liked best. Reading ratings and reviews and getting clear on warranty terms can help you make your decision. At that point, you'll be ready to move to the last step—purchasing your new mattress. You can be confident that you've taken the steps to be sure it's a good match for you, now and for years to come.

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