If you consider that you spend about a third of your life in bed, the importance of a high-quality, comfortable mattress suddenly becomes very clear. For couples that are shopping for a mattress, the process is slightly more complex. There are several distinct characteristics of a good mattress, and each one should be weighed individually according to each partner’s needs and wants.

Here’s a quick mattress buying guide detailing the seven things to look for in a new mattress, whether you’re shopping with your partner or alone:

  • Support

    Look for a mattress that provides firm support combined with cushioned comfort. Different construction options, including memory foam, pillowtop and innerspring, offer varying levels of support to meet your particular preference.

  • Support for Specific Sleeping Positions

    Do you and your partner tend to sleep on your sides, back or stomach? Different sleeping positions require varying mattress characteristics (and sleeping accessories) for proper support and comfort.

  • Temperature Control

    If you or your partner tend to get too warm during the night, stick with a mattress that features cooling gel, fiberfill or other temperature-minimizing elements.

  • Motion Transfer

    Sharing your bed means you’ll likely want to minimize motion transfer, so you and your partner won’t be disturbed by each other’s movements.

  • Non-Allergenic Qualities

    If either of you suffers from allergies, latex and foam options can help relieve your exposure by limiting dust mites and mold.

  • Relief from Medical Conditions

    Medical conditions such as sleep apnea, snoring, and chronic pain can often be relieved or minimized through the selection of the proper mattress. Factors such as support and firmness can have a significant impact on these and other conditions.

  • Customized Comfort

    If you and your partner can’t agree on what makes a mattress comfortable, you may want to consider a model that offers individualized settings, allowing you to adjust the firmness and/or position of each half of the mattress.

At MATTRESS360, we carry a wide range of high-quality mattresses and sleep accessories at the best prices in the Phoenix area, and also employ a team of dedicated, knowledgeable staff that are more than happy to help you weigh your options. We believe that good sleep health and a comfortable mattress should be accessible to everyone, which is why we offer the lowest prices and flexible financing options. Visit our showroom today to view our line-up of quality mattresses in person and find the right one for you and your partner.

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