MATTRESS BUYING GUIDE
Buying a mattress can feel overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time purchasing one. New buyers often ask: Which mattress brand is best? Which type of mattress should I buy? Which mattress size is right for me? Well, read on! Our mattress buying guide takes the confusion out of purchasing a mattress.
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The most common mattress, an innerspring mattress combines supportive coils with cushioned upholstery. Encased (or pocketed) coils conform to the body and reduce motion transfer while other types of coils are less elastic, providing extra support.
Hypoallergenic and breathable, latex mattresses are made of materials derived from the rubber tree. Boasting a long life span and good support, they lightly conform to the body’s shape with a springy feel. And because they’re breathable, they also offer excellent airflow to help regulate body temperature.
Memory Foam Mattress
Foam mattresses mold to your body, offering support while relieving pressure. Memory foam mattresses also reduce motion transfer, so you’re less likely to be disturbed by movement on the other side of the bed.
Pillow Top Mattress
A pillow top mattress is constructed of extra layers of upholstery that are separately quilted and then sewn to the top for added cushioning. Pillow top mattresses are perfect for those who prefer the added cushioning.
Tight Top Mattress
A tight top is a mattress that has a standard, non-pillow top. Because tight top mattresses do not have an extra layer of cushioning, they are typically preferred by those who enjoy a firm bed.
Hybrid mattresses combine the comfort of memory foam or latex with the support of an innerspring. Both structures work together to conform to your body, relieve pressure and muscle tension, and maintain correct alignment.
Experienced craftspeople utilize traditional techniques to individualize luxury handmade mattresses. This includes hand-woven quilting layers, hand-sewn edges, and hand-tied box springs.
Recommended for anyone sensitive to body impressions, durable two-sided mattresses are upholstered on both sides and can be flipped regularly to extend the bed’s life.
WHICH MATTRESS FIRMNESS IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The amount of support you need varies significantly from person to person. A comfortable mattress should relieve pressure points for you. The perfect mattress firmness offers the same natural curve as your back when you’re standing.
A sturdy top with little to no give. A firm mattress is typically preferred by stomach sleepers.
Medium Firm Mattress
A firm top with some give. A medium firm mattress is typically preferred by back sleepers.
Noticeable give, medium soft. A medium plush mattress is typically preferred by side sleepers.
Ultra Plush Mattress
Soft with significant give. A plush mattress is typically preferred by back and side sleepers.
SHOULD I GET A MATTRESS FOUNDATION?
A mattress foundation is designed to provide sturdy, stable support for your mattress. The foundation will also absorb shock, reduce wear, and make it easier to get in and out of bed. Increasingly, more foundations are being created from wood alone, a style that provides excellent support for modern memory foam and latex mattresses.
Standard Box Spring
The most common foundation. Consists of tight, supportive springs in a wood frame. 9" high.
Low-Profile Box Spring
Usually 5" in height, these are ideal for high frames or thick mattresses to reduce overall height.
Split Box Spring
Two separate box springs. This method is used on all king and California king beds to more easily transport the box springs.
Adjustable bases allow for unlimited ergonomic positions to support the natural curvature of the spine and ensure the ultimate comfort. With a host of customizable options, these bases allow you to fine-tune your support.
WHAT MATTRESS SIZES ARE AVAILABLE?
Twin-size mattresses are 38" x 75". The smallest of adult-size mattresses, they are typically used by toddlers and children, single adults, and those who have a small bedroom.
Full-size mattresses are 54" x 75". Also known as a “standard double,” they are typically preferred for children, single adults, and couples. Full-size beds are great for those who have a small bedroom and active sleepers who like to sprawl out.
Queen-size mattresses are 60" x 80". They are the most popular mattress size in the U.S. and are typically preferred for children, single adults, couples, and those who share the bed with their pets or children. Queen-size beds are also great for active sleepers who like to sprawl out.
King-size mattresses are 76" x 80". The widest of the mattress sizes, they are great for sprawling out, while also leaving your partner enough space to do the same. They are typically preferred for couples and couples who share the bed with their pets or children.
California King–Size Mattress
California king–size mattresses are 72" x 84". The longest of the mattress sizes, California king-size mattresses are great for tall sleepers, those who want extra length, or those who like to sleep cushioned by multiple pillows. They are typically preferred for couples and couples who share the bed with their pets or children.
FIND YOUR MATTRESS
What Size Are You Looking For?
38" x 75"
54" x 75"
60" x 80"
76" x 80"
72" x 84"
What Is Your Preferred Comfort Level?
A sturdy top with little to no give
A top with some give
Soft with significant give
Which Style Do You Like?
Supportive coils with cushioned upholstery
Hypoallergenic, breathable, long lifespan
Molds to your body, reduces motion transfer
Soft with significant give
Supportive coils with cushioned upholstery
- 1SELECT SIZE
- 2SELECT COMFORT
- 3SELECT STYLE
FEATURED MATTRESS BRANDS
Striking an elegant balance between old-world craftsmanship and the latest industry advancements, Kluft’s unique designs reflect a dedication to quality. Each mattress is built to conform to your body as well as provide exquisite comfort, support, and relief from pressure points.
One of the only manufacturers to exclusively offer two-sided designs, Shifman has been producing fine, handcrafted mattresses for over a century. More than 50 highly skilled craftspeople work together to create each mattress by hand for ultimate quality, durability, and comfort.
Family-owned since 1933, Asteria crafts its mattresses in the USA, using exclusive natural materials that help to promote spinal alignment, reduce pressure points, and control body temperature.
Frette x Shifman
This luxe mattress collection from Frette x Shifman marries the 160-year-old Italian linen label’s elevated fabrics with the American company’s expert workmanship. Constructed from ultra-refined cashmere, cotton, and horsehair, this collaboration feels just as sumptuous as Frette’s beloved bedding.
Founded in 1891, the Italian label SFERRA produces exquisite linens and mattresses that are fixtures of the finest hotels in the world. Exotic upholstery fibers like alpaca and New Zealand Joma wool give each piece a remarkable springlike support and loft.
THE BENEFITS OF SLEEP
The average person gets approximately eight hours of sleep per night. That’s a third of your day spent in bed! Considering how much time you spend in bed, it’s very important to choose a mattress that provides you with a good night’s rest.
- Sleep helps your brain process new information into long-term memories.
- Poor sleep can cause weight gain and affect the body’s metabolism.
- A good night’s sleep helps to reduce irritability and aid in concentration.
- Regular sleep has been shown to help your body lower stress levels and benefit overall health.