4 Factors to Consider when Purchasing a New Mattress

April 30th, 2018 Paul Dekker

If you have endured your old, worn out mattress for at least eight years, it is high time to prioritize a comfy new bed in your budget. With so many mattresses on the market ranging in size, temperature, comfort, and support, doing your research before committing to another eight to 10 years of high-quality sleep is crucial.

Here are four factors to consider when purchasing a new mattress. 4 Factors to Consider when Purchasing a New Mattress


The first consideration to keep in mind is how much space you plan to dedicate to a new mattress. The size of your bedroom can help you figure out pretty quickly how large of a mattress you can house there. Mattresses range from the single-user twin size at 38 inches wide and 75 inches long to the spacious king size boasting 80 inches of width and 80 inches of length.

If you appreciate personal space and sleep with a partner that tends to toss and turn, a king- sized bed offers ample room and comfort for both sleeping bodies. Queen-sized beds are also wide enough for couples. Individuals can choose between twin and full-sized mattresses depending on width preferences; twin mattresses typically run at 38 inches by 75 inches, while full-sized beds offer 53 inches of width.


Once you have determined the size of your mattress, it is time to decide the firmness and comfort level of the mattress. With so many options available, how comfortable and soft your mattress is depends on personal preference. Mattresses range from incredibly firm to extremely soft and adjustable, with various selections in between. Just as there is no one body type, and because we don’t all sleep in the same position, there is no “one size fits all” mattress. Get out to a retail store to rest test some mattresses!

Mattress providers typically offer firmness scales to help you put a name to each level of comfort. Those looking for a good balance of firm and soft should choose the middle ground and look for a medium-firm, or cushion-firm mattress. If you need more back support, you may reap more benefits from a firmer mattress. Your sleeping position could also help you determine the firmness of your mattress. Side sleepers, for example, could find more support from a firmer plush or pillow-top mattress compared to a softer mattress.

Temperature 4 Factors to Consider when Purchasing a New Mattress

Listen up, warm sleepers: your mattress could be causing you to wake up sweating in the middle of the night. When you purchase a new mattress, take into consideration the type of mattress models available, which will help predict the temperature of your slumber.

The best thing to do when looking for a mattress as a warmer sleeper is researching if the mattress you desire has a sort of cooling technology system or if the materials it is made out of are conducive to a cooler night’s sleep.

Pillow top mattresses and memory foam prove the most temperature sensitive based on their materials, so they tend to offer up the warmest nights of sleep. Hybrid mattresses, which contain a combination of different materials, and latex mattresses allow for improved air circulation and flow. This cools things down.


If you haven’t been shopping for a mattress in the last eight years, it might be difficult to know how much to budget. There are queen size mattresses available from $300 to $5,000 (and more). For a decent Queen size mattress for a couple, or for everyday use, $900 is probably a good starting point. Keep in mind that there are some great values on quality sleep systems well into the 3 to 4 thousand range.

Mattresses are an investment, especially the larger in size and more advanced in technology you get, but they could last up to 10 years or more if taken care of. Sleep affects everything we do, from our mental and physical health to our work ethic, mood, and motivation. So, investing in a mattress that gives us the comfortable, perfect night’s sleep we need is crucial. Set realistic budget expectations to match your desires for restful slumber.

Make Conway Furniture, the trusted name in bedroom mattresses and furniture, your first stop on your quest for a new mattress! Find many trusted brands in a variety of styles, sizes, and firmness in-store today.

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