Shopping for a mattress set is very different from shopping for other furniture for your home. For mattresses, while appearance is always something we react to, the underlying construction and materials are truly of the utmost importance. It is important to be informed when buying your new mattress set. We’ve taken some of the most common myths about mattresses and are giving you the facts so you can purchase your next mattress with confidence!
Myth: The firmer the mattress, the better.
Truth: A firm mattress won’t necessarily give you a better or more comfortable night’s sleep. You will get the best sleep from the mattress type that is most comfortable for you. When shopping for mattresses, remember that the top of the mattress provides pressure relief and the bottom provides back support – you need to figure out the right combination of back support and pressure relief that works for you.
Myth: The more coils in your mattress, the better.
Truth: In most cases, today’s mattresses are designed with enough coils in them to provide years of support. To have a number in mind, especially if you are looking at lower end mattress sets, any number above 390 coils in a queen mattress is plenty.
Myth: The price of the mattress is proportionate to its quality.
Truth: Other than the cheapest mattresses, price does little to indicate whether or not the mattress will be right for you. Quality mattresses are available at a number of price points, and once you have identified your personal needs and wants, you should be able to find the right mattress for you at an affordable price.
Myth: Fabrics like silk, wool and cashmere make a mattress more comfortable.
Truth: When used in mattresses, these expensive materials are usually found in the mattress’s upper padding. Once you cover the mattress with a mattress pad and sheets, you can’t feel this added luxury, which really only adds to the price.