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Have you ever thought about what an important role furniture plays in your life? Without a kitchen table and chairs, you would have to eat on the floor. Without a desk, you'd be left precariously balancing your laptop on your lap while sitting cross-legged on the ground, and we all know that's no fun. Furniture shapes your day and it shapes your lifestyle, so it's important to put some thought into the furniture you choose for your home. From selecting the right sofa to painting a dresser, we offer all sorts of furniture advice on this website. We understand how important furniture is, and we want you to come to the same understanding.

Properly Furnished: A Blog

Frequently Asked Questions About Mattress Shopping

Ricardo Castillo

If you are buying a new mattress for the first time in a while, you have a lot to consider. Shopping for mattresses comes with a lot of questions. Here are some things you need to know.

Should You Shop for a Mattress Online?

While you can certainly shop for a mattress online if you know exactly what you are looking for, there are some advantages to coming in to shop at a store. For one, the mattress provides an opportunity to check out many different models. You also have the chance to recline in the mattresses and see how they feel. You can also shop sales when you visit a store.

I Like a Firm Bed. What Kind of Mattress Should I Buy?

If you like a firm bed, you might want to consider a mattress with memory foam or latex. These types of mattresses have less spring. You can assess the thickness and density of the foam of the bed to determine how firm the bed will be when you lie down.

On the other hand, if you want a bed that is more plush, you may want an innerspring mattress. Keep in mind that thick pillowtop mattresses will compress eventually, so consider that this can change your comfort with time.

What If You Like All Types of Mattresses?

If you don't have a preference for a firm or soft bed, you might want something you can change. Some mattresses allow you to fill up the bed with air thanks to a remote. Some beds allow people on each side of the bed to fill up the air separately, creating different levels of firmness for each person.

Does Your Sleeping Position Impact Your Mattress Choice?

Yes, the way you prefer to sleep does impact the mattress you choose. For example, if you sleep on your side you might want to choose a bed that conforms more to the shape of your body. A bed with innersprings or soft foam will be perfect when you feel your shoulders and hips digging into the bed. If you prefer to sleep on your stomach, you probably need something more firm or dense. If you like sleeping on your back, you want something that is not too firm or too plush —right down the middle.

Mattress specialists can provide you with more information about mattresses based on your preferences. Come in to a store today to discuss your options for the best sleep of your life.