If you’ve purchased a bed or even just seen a mattress commercial in print, online, or on TV, chances are that you’ve been exposed to some of these mattress myths. Perpetuated by stores and then internalized and further spread by consumers, these myths can make it difficult for you to actually find the right mattress for you, which can lead to sleepless nights and wasted money.
At Mattress Warehouse, we’re committed to helping you purchase a mattress set that fits your needs. That’s why we’re devoting this two-part series to debunking the myths that plague our industry!
1. The firmer the better.
While this myth might sound good on the surface, the reality is that everyone’s tastes and preferences are different — thus a firm mattress is not always the answer for your back. You have to choose one that feels comfortable to you and provides a combination of pressure relief and back support. This could be firm set, but might also be a plush, pillow top, Eurotop, memory foam, Hybrid, pocket foil, or even a custom mattress!
2. Cashmere or wool are comfiest.
A wool or cashmere mattress might be softer, but they are also not as durable as other mattresses. Plus they don’t transition from season to season well. Though a wool option would be great in the winter, in summer it will be hot and itchy, making you uncomfortable.
3. Coil number matters.
A queen-sized mattress will be comfortable with 390 coils — any more will just boost the price without producing real results.
4. When your old one feels uncomfortable, buy a new one right away.
Just because the mattress doesn’t feel the way it used to doesn’t mean you have to run to the store to purchase another immediately. You should take your time to research your options so that you can find a mattress that will stay comfortable to you over time. If you purchase the exact same model to replace your worn one, it will eventually wear down and feel uncomfortable.
5. You need to buy a new box spring.
Even if your mattress needs to be replaced, you don’t necessarily have to purchase a completely new box spring. As long as your new selection is the same size as your existing box spring and you aren’t changing from a standard bed to an adjustable one, the old box spring will do.
Stay tuned for our next post in which we’ll discuss the last five mattress myths!
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