How to buy a mattress - Mattress shopping process in 11 steps

What to do when it’s time to replace your old bed and how to go about shopping for a new one

Once you have decided that it is time for a new mattress you have work cut out for you. As you are about to spend significant amount of money for something that will last over a decade, you want to make sure you make the right decision and the whole process will go as smooth as possible. We understand that this process can be an ordeal sometimes, where you are left with conflicting and incomplete information. This website was specifically launched to navigate you in this process and provide you with relevant information. Hopefully it helps you to sort out misleading assertions, to make sense of all claims presented to you. Our goal is to empower you with facts, knowledge and skills so you are confident in your decision about selecting the right mattress.

To do it right, you need to set aside time to do research, take notes and make a list of priorities. The actual shopping is a process of making decisions, sorting out your choices and eliminating options. Especially, if the bed is for two of you, you need to be ready to compromise and to work on finding features and product you both agree on.

Below are the steps of the mattress shopping process that we put together. The order presented is not set in stone and feel free to jump in between these steps as needed or skip some if you find them redundant.

1. Research
2. Select size
3. Select type
4. Select support
5. Select comfort
6. Select brand and model
7. Select foundation / box spring
8. Examine warranty and exchange policy
9. Examine exchange and return policy
10. Examine delivery options
11. Negotiate the deal