The Do’s and Don’ts of Mattress Shopping

Ever wondered how to shop for a new mattress? Wonder no more! Today, at Birchwood Furniture Galleries, we’re talking about the do’s and don’ts of mattress shopping. We know that finding a comfortable, quality mattress can be a bit of a challenge and we want you to rest easy knowing you have chosen well. 

Do Establish the Necessity

Answer these simple questions to determine whether it’s time to shop for a new bed…

Do you wake up feeling tired?

Do you find your sofa to be more comfortable than your bed?

Does your old mattress look old and uneven? Creak when you get in/ out of bed?

Is your current mattress over eight years old?

Did you answer YES to any of these? If so, it’s time to start looking for a new mattress. With all of our 2015 Sealy mattresses and the luxury Stearns & Fosters line up on clearance this summer, you couldn’t have chosen a better time! 

Don’t Be Shy

The associates at the furniture store aren’t going to be put off by you making yourself at home and really taking the time to try out their floor models. Lay down, see how the mattress feels when you’re on your back, your side, your belly- however you would sleep in the comfort of your own home.

Do Get Back to Basics

Start by thinking about comfort and support. When looking around you will quickly notice that there are different types of mattress tops. The top style will dictate the comfort level of the mattress. Common choices include firm, pillowtop, and plush eurotop. Determine the comfort you prefer, then compare your preference on Sealy’s collection of quality mattresses. This comparison helps you make an informed decision.

When asked, “Does a mattress need to be hard in order to be good for me? Sealy’s FAQs answers, “No! Sealy Posturepedic sleep sets offer correct support regardless of comfort level or price. Whether your Sealy Posturepedic is plush or firm, it will give you the correct back support you need.” So there you have it, folks – pay attention to how you feel on each bed you test out and know you will be properly supported whatever your choice. 

Do Consider Materials

Now that you’ve gotten to the bottom of your preferred comfort, you can explore the world of mattress materials. Today, there are many materials on the market that will ensure you get the most out of your mattress. The materials offered by Sealy are the pocket coil mattress, solid edge construction, gel memory foam and latex.

Pocket coil mattresses provide uncompromising support. All of Sealy’s innerspring mattresses feature innovative titanium alloy coils delivering superior comfort and durability for years to come.

Sealy’s higher density pocket coil system works together with a core support centre to provide 20% more support where you need it most while cradling the body’s curves for enduring comfort. Solid edge construction surrounds pocket coils to provide edge to edge support for your mattress.

How do you choose between latex and memory foam? By knowing the differences. Latex differs from memory foam in its elastic, open-cell structure that recovers from pressure immediately. Memory foam has a slower recovery time. Latex is a very supportive yet conforming material.

From specialty gel infused foams for cooling comfort, better body alignment from the extra support of coil in coil designs, to solid edge construction plus comfort choices, Sealy delivers great options in quality mattress technology.

Do Visit Birchwood Furniture Galleries for More

Now that you’re equipped with the proper mattress shopping tools, put your new skills to use by testing out our Sealy line and luxury Sterns & Fosters models on clearance now! We strive to share new products and consumer tips on our Facebook page- like us and follow along here to be part of the conversation.