Mattress Shopping: How to find the right mattress for you

When you’re ready to leave the nest and start living on your own, you’re going to want to change your furniture or buy your own furniture for the very first time. And that can be a nerve-wracking experience. 

Nobody wants to buy a mattress only to find out a few months later they hate it or it doesn’t give them the sleep they were looking for. 

But where should you start when it comes to shopping for a new mattress? 

Mattresses boil down to three common types: Innerspring, Foam, and Adjustable mattresses. 

Definitively ranking mattresses would be a moot point, there are way too many factors to consider, plus there’s no accounting for personal taste. 

However, we can help narrow down the type of mattress you should consider getting based on a few key preferences. 

Bounce > Everything else

If you prioritize an excellent bounce, then an innerspring mattress is your best option.


If you like to sleep on what amounts to a slab of rock, then obviously, you should look into a firm mattress. 

If you like a firm feeling bed with a plush top, look into a mattress topper. Mattress Toppers are easy to replace and can help extend the mileage of your mattress. Plus, there are a lot of options when it comes to pillow tops. Add a cooling top or protective cover to further customize your bed. 


Adjustable mattresses are the middle ground between soft and firm, using air to regulate the bed’s feeling. 

Sleep Type

But like with the discussion we had about pillows a few weeks ago, how you sleep in bed will determine what kind of mattress you should first consider when buying a new one. 


If you’re a side sleeper, chances are the best bedding combination will be an x type pillow and a very soft bed, something with inner springs. Combined with a pillowtop for your mattress, you’ll sleep on cloud nine. 


Along with a thick pillow, if you sleep on your stomach, a firm mattress made with memory foam will give you a superior sleep. 


Given sleeping on your back requires a balance of both soft and firm, an adjustable mattress is a no-brainer. A little air here, a little extra firmness there, and you’re set! 

Box Spring vs. Platform Bed

After choosing a mattress, one of the biggest questions is, “do I need a box spring?” 

While box springs serve many functions, from raising your bed up from the ground to providing extra support, they are not required to get a better night’s sleep. 

In fact, Pallet Beds are platform beds in an industrial pallet style that renders box springs unnecessary. 

Now you’re ready to begin searching for your next mattress! Keep in mind the type of sleeper you are and what level of firmness you require, and your next mattress will help give you a great night’s sleep. 

When you’re ready to upgrade your mattress and bed, don’t forget about our sale and take $200-off your mattress and up to $100-off your Pallet Bed!