Expert Mattress Buying Guide

09 Feb, 2015

Family laughing on mattress In the market for a new mattress? hhgregg’s home furnishings and bedding buyer, Teresa Nielsen, shares expert tips and tricks to keep in mind when buying a new mattress. Find out what you need to know to find the bed that’s right for you.

What are the most important factors to consider when buying a new mattress?

Finding your comfort is the priority. When buying your new bed, think about what causes you to toss and turn and wake up stiff or sore. Then, as you experience and test out new beds, ask yourself, “which one best improves my comfort?”

What is the best way to test out a mattress’s support?

The best way to test a mattress is to lie down and get comfortable. I am a side sleeper that hugs a pillow, so to test a bed, I need to grab a pillow and curl up! At hhgregg, we offer a comfort guarantee on all mattresses, so should you make a mistake, we will work with you on an exchange.

What is the difference between memory foam and innerspring?

Memory foam beds provide a conforming experience that allows your body to settle in and feel supported. The innerspring beds create a support that would feel like you are “lifted.” Ask yourself which one holds your back in the most comfortable position to determine the right option for you.

How do you know when it’s time to replace your current mattress?

From the bed’s age to how comfortably you sleep at night, there are several factors to consider when thinking about replacing your mattress. Check out our post on the right time to buy a new mattress to decide if you should start searching for an upgrade.

Any other advice for first-time mattress buyers?

Come in to an hhgregg store near you and ask our team to introduce you to a foam, innerspring and hybrid bed to narrow down your options based on support type. By choosing your support preference, you will cut your selection by one-third – and then it will be up to comfort!

Browse our top-quality selection of mattresses to find the one that will give you a perfect night’s sleep.

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  1. May 01, 2015

    Great advice on testing a mattress the same way that you would sleep at night. Thanks for the advice.

  2. November 08, 2015

    Incredible counsel on testing a bedding the same way that you would rest around evening time

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