Tips for mattress shopping?
January 13, 2014 9:25 PM Subscribe
My boyfriend and I are going mattress shopping. Right now he has a regular coil mattress with a pillow top, but it's too small for us and also has an indentation in the middle of it from years of him sleeping in the middle. So we're looking for a king-sized and something that's less "sinky."
posted by madonna of the unloved to Home & Garden (24 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
We've ruled out memory foam because of how warm it gets and we both like to sleep cool. Other than that, we're just planning to go to different stores and try them out.
I should say that he likes the softer, plushier feel, and I don't have much of a preference. I've slept on harder ones and softer ones and it seems like I can get a good night's rest on either. My mattress I slept on for 10 years has no indentation of any sort, which I like, and it's a firmer mattress. We do need a mattress that has minimal bounce/movement, because our mutual tossing and turning can be a problem at times.
I've yelped some places around us and there are a ton of Sleeptrain stores and some Mancini's as well as a few I've never heard of before. Might check out Ikea too. If anyone loves a specific brand or kind of mattress (or store), I would love to hear about it and make sure to give those a try. Also, is it worth haggling with the salesmen or are they usually pretty firm on prices?