What to Consider When Mattress Shopping

When shopping for a new mattress, your goal is to find a sleep set that offers you the optimum comfort, support, and durability- and still be within your budget.

Use this Mattress Shopping Guide to make sure you choose a mattress that's best for you.

Comfort - Modern foams and fibers used in today's premium mattresses actually enhance the support of the mattress- and add comfort as well. But the best way to find out if a mattress is comfortable is the old-fashioned way:  try it out in the store. Find your nearest Serta retailer.

Support- The best mattress for your back is one that supports your spine at all points while allowing it to maintain its natural curve. To determine the actual support the mattress will offer you, look for two things: 1) the thickness of the coil wire in the innerspring, and 2) the number of coils.

Durability - Today's sleep sets are more durable than ever before. But it's important to remember that mattresses today are designed as a set. Together, a new mattress and foundation will provide the best sleep set performance. Don't try to replace just a mattress or foundation!

Size - Considering that most people sleep better when a partner isn't crowding them, you should buy the largest size mattress that fits your bedroom and your budget. Mattresses come in four standard sizes: twin, full, queen and king.

Warranty - Always make sure your new sleep set comes with a warranty that protects you against manufacturer defects. Serta products carry a 10-year, non-prorated warranty. Serta products don't need to be flipped in order for the manufacturers' warranty to stay in effect.

Where To Shop - Mattresses by well-known manufacturers can be found in a wide variety of retail outlets. By working with a reputable retailer, you can feel confident about the quality of the mattress and the dealer's services.

Ask Questions - If you become confused about a mattress, ask a retail sales associate or contact Serta. You can ask us shopping questions by clicking here. Either way, you'll get help making sense of your options.

Dealer Services - Some dealers offer additional services that can save you time, money, and frustration. These might include delivery and set-up of your new mattress, removal of your old one, or special financing deals.

Time - You spend one third of your life in bed, so commit some time to shopping for your new mattress. A little research about the features and benefits available can pay off a hundred times in the quality of your sleep for years to come.