How to Choose a Mattress
So how do you a choose a mattress? Well, there are 4 main things to consider when making a decision:
This speaks to the internal mattress material. Do you want an innerspring, foam, or hybrid mattress?Shop by type
This speaks to how the mattress feels. Where do you fall on the mattress firmness spectrum from extra plush to extra firm?Shop by comfort
This speaks to the level of body frame support. What mattress thickness will keep you supported at night?Shop by support
This is a no-brainer. What mattress size do you need? Are you sleeping alone, with a partner or with a few critters?Shop by size
Bells & Whistles
All mattresses are not created equal, so you'll also have to decide on the level of performance and additional features you would like from your prospective mattress:
Are you looking for the longest lasting mattress you can find or just a short-term solution to your mattress quest?
Are you looking to reduce how much you feel shifting partners or pets while sleeping?
Do you want to edge-to-edge support to use your entire mattress for sitting and sleeping?
What Mattress is Best for You?
Good question. The best way to discover exactly what you need in a mattress is to stop by our Art Van Furniture & Mattress and PureSleep Store to take your Rest Assured Test. When you lie down on our special mattress, thousands of calculations are used create your personalized sleeping profile. From your results, a handful of mattresses will be suggested.FIND A STORE
Now, if you're just window shopping, the first thing you should consider is where your new mattress is going to live. If the space is a small bedroom, a twin or full would be best as those leave room for other pieces like a dresser or desk. Guestrooms have a lot less action overall and could accommodate a queen just fine.MEASURING FOR DELIVERY
With kids in the mix, bunk beds are a great solution to save space. When considering making your master bedroom look the part, a king would work in a lot of situations. Take stock of the dimensions and then carry on with choosing a size.SHOP BUNK BEDS
What kind of sleeper are you?
Sleeping position is a big factor for determining mattresses because your comfort and support level are intimately linked. Think about how you fall asleep and how you wake up then consider the following:
The best mattress for side sleepers is more on the plush side as they can absorb the pressure the body exerts in that position.
The best mattress for stomach sleepers is around the medium to medium-firm area as body weight is more evenly distributed.
The best mattress for back sleepers is firm as the body in this position is much more rigid and will sink on mattresses that are softer.
When it comes to the best mattress for couples however, each person will need to know how they sleep to determine the comfort level that's necessary for either side. You and your partner can find that out using the Rest Assured Test in our Art Van Furniture & Mattress and PureSleep Stores.
Stay cool & stay asleep
If you're looking for the best mattresses for hot sleepers, you'll want to set your sights on gel foam. Gel-infused foam and gel foam layering creates the best cooling mattress. This material draws heat away from the body and disperses it, making for the coolest sleeping mattress.
How mattresses impact your sleep
It's clear that having the right mattress makes a big difference in your sleep and daily energy. Head over to our guide on how mattress impact your sleep and soak up our deep dive into the topic.
What types of mattress are available?
Mattress comfort level (firmness) is the first thing we all notice when shopping for a new mattress, but what feels good to the touch or during a short trial may not be the best choice long term. Below are the comfort levels and sleeper positions they work best for:
Great for side sleepers.Shop plush
Great for stomach & back sleepers.Shop medium
Great for back sleepers.Shop firm
What mattresses are made of
Mattresses are built in three main styles which are listed below. Within these styles are variations that have different effects as well.
A network of coils that supports your body weight as you shift. This is the most common mattress type.
Individually wrapped coils that reduce motion transfer, improve support, & contour the body.
The common coil type, this hourglass-shaped coil makes mattresses more durable.
One wire from head to foot that boasts durability. Typically found in sofa beds.
A foam and wrapped coils that provide conforming comfort with more bounce for a firmer feel.
A fusion of chemicals and materials that creates a conforming layer around the body, retaining its original shape afterward.
Made from natural rubber, it's durable & more responsive.
Often infused in foam, it transfers body heat away for cooler sleep.
High-density (memory foam)
Many dense foam layers that improve circulation & provide more pressure relief.
Adjustable power bases
Changing your elevation during sleep has a host of benefits like better blood circulation, reduced snoring, and reduced pressure across your entire body. See more on our guide to adjustable power bases.Shop power bases
How to buy a mattress
The first half of this guide was to show you how to shop for a mattress and now it's time to show you how to buy a mattress.
The power is yours
Mattress buying can be a handful, but we hope this handy guide from your friends at Art Van Furniture & Mattress and PureSleep make finding better sleep much easier. Stop by your nearest PureSleep Mattress Store for our patented Rest Assured Test. We'll pair you with the perfect mattress!FIND A STORE