Buying a mattress is a big deal. But the choices for replacement are dizzying.
Consider the following tips before making a decision:
Understand the differences. There are basically three types of mattresses: innerspring, memory foam or latex and air-filled.
Stick to your budget. The most expensive mattress isn’t necessarily the best.
Know how you sleep. Side sleepers may do best with innersprings. Stomach sleepers should opt for firm foam or dense innerspring or air-filled models. Back sleepers may be comfy on any type of mattress.
Consider your sleep partner. If one of you prefers more softness or firmness than the other, consider a dual-control, air-filled mattress.
Check the return policy. Look for stores or brands that offer a money-back guarantee or exchange policy.