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3 Things Mattress Companies Don’t Want You To Know (Buying Guide)

I recently bought a new mattress for myself and my husband. But as we all know, mattresses can be a little pricey. So before I made such an expensive and important purchase, I knew I needed to do my homework. Through my research, I learned some very valuable information. So if you are planning to buy a mattress in the near future, here are 3 things mattress companies don’t want you to know.

3 things mattress companies don't want you to know (buying guide).

We spend 1/3 of our life in bed so buying a mattress is a huge decision. But there's no need to lose sleep over it. Before you step foot inside a mattress store, read about 3 things that mattress stores don't want you to know. Click To Tweet

It’s just a mattress, right?

Some people think that buying a mattress is no big deal. But did you know that the average person spends 1/3 of their entire life in bed? And that’s just to sleep!

As for other things…well, you can figure that out.

Therefore, buying a mattress is an important decision if you want to get a perfect nights rest.

Things to consider when buying a mattress

I went to several stores and checked out some excellent models. Several of them were soft and comfy, made of memory foam and felt like heaven.

But I didn’t want to rush my decision before shelling out big bucks, so I decided to shop around a little bit and see what online stores are offering.

And that’s when my “problem” began. I literally got lost in a sea of information, websites, materials, and reviews.

There are so many things you can lose sleep over when buying a mattress
There are so many things you can lose sleep over when buying a mattress.

“This one’s good, that one sucks, don’t invest your money in this one, etc.” – blah blah blah.

I mean, I assumed that I should simply lie on the mattress and see if it’s comfortable or not. And of course, whether its price works for my budget, right?

Honestly, I didn’t know that I’d have headaches just because I wanted to buy a new bed.

And to top it off, you must be careful about warranties, certificates, materials, if it provides coolness, how long will it last… OMG. Shoot me!

The 3 things mattress companies don’t want you to know

Three things mattress companies don't want you to know.
Remember when mattresses looked like this?

Here is what I’ve learned in my detailed search at

1.  Investing in some fancy big brand does not guarantee you quality. Sad but true!

I know most people would rather spend their money at a mattress store just because they have incredible marketing and commercials and know how to attract clients; but it doesn’t mean they use the best materials – at least not the best materials for the price they have on their products.

And guess what? No mattress store wants you to know this. Of course, they will tell you that the foam they used was made with no chemicals, or that it was made to last for twenty years, but don’t fall for this. Be very careful!

2.  The companies love (and I mean, adore) when they work with a clueless client.

It means they can literally sell you just anything. Cha-ching!

If you go there and say “I want a soft bed”, they will bombard you with at least ten (expensive) models, telling you how each of them will provide you with this or that.

Be knowledgeable when you buy your bed!

Know what bed works for your sleeping position. Point out that you need a mattress that will support your height and weight, its size, have the right measurements, cool sleep… everything.

3.  Testing the bed once in the store is not enough time for you to know whether it’s good for you or not.

Heck, I’ve bought shoes that I found uncomfortable and ugly when I got home. Can we say buyer’s remorse?

So one brief test at a store isn’t enough time to help you decide if a mattress is good for you.

The companies don’t want you to know that you actually need a month or so to test the mattress and check its good and bad sides.

So what should you do before buying a mattress?

Make sure to do your homework before shopping for a mattress.
  • Make sure you gather enough info about what you want and need before buying a bed.
  • Focus on online stores before you search for your next bed.
  • Check out reviews of popular mattresses. Remember – brutally honest reviews will tell you more about the bed than your seller.
  • Find a mattress seller that offers a “try before you buy” policy. There are lots of companies out there who will let you try out a mattress for 30 days before you decide. Just make sure you use a mattress protector, keep all packaging, and read the fine print.

By doing my research and reading the reviews before spending that dough, I ended up finding a great mattress for myself and my husband ONLINE!

So the next time you plan to shop for a mattress, make sure you remember the 3 things mattress companies don’t want you to know.

What type of mattress do you have? Do you think expensive mattresses are worth the price? Leave me a comment and let me know!


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  1. We just bought a mattress, but would have loved this info before. Great info, thanks!

  2. This is a good suggestions for those people need to get a good mattres! Thanks for sharing this post!

  3. This is a great post with information we’re not really told otherwise. One tip I was always told, though, is to be mindful of the sales. We might not be getting the bang for our buck that we’re hoping for! Good stuff.

  4. I have had such a hard time finding a good mattress. Nice to know these things. Great read.

  5. So many good tips! The last time we bought a mattress I was not happy with our purchase! Next time round gonna keep your advice in mind!

  6. Excellent post, it is so important to research for the best mattress for you, rather than what looks great in the advertisements. Thanks for sharing!

  7. When I moved into my home a little over a year ago, I was in the market for a King-sized mattress. I kept getting bombarded with Casper ads, but they were an online product which made me nervous. The reviews won me over and I ended up making the purchase. I am so glad I did!!!

  8. The Fashion Sherlock The Fashion Sherlock

    my friend just had a salesperson try to make them buy a $1000 mattress. I was shocked!

  9. Having good quality sleep shouldn’t be compromised! These are awesome tips for all those mattress shopping right now!

  10. thank you for sharing these suggestions and tips. i do feel bombarded with so many information from the websites etc., but this helped me to get some clarification ?

  11. I love that so many companies offer 90-120 day try outs now. Almost any bed would feel comfortable trying in the store for a one minute lay down.

  12. Elizabeth O Elizabeth O

    This is a great post, there is so much bad advice out there from sales assistants that just want your custom so its nice that you told it like it is and gave some really handy advice!

  13. We need a new mattress and I had no idea! Thanks for the info!

  14. Such a great information guide. I am on a process of buying a mattress for my daughter’s bedroom. I am glad to find your helpful post.

  15. These are all amazing suggestions. I love your blog post on it. Everyone should go through these points before buying a Mattress.

  16. thebetterlyf thebetterlyf

    This is a really helpful post for me, I just buy whatever is solid and looks good and in a short while I’m back again. I agree with you we spend a lot of time in bed, it is an indispensable assesst, a purchase decision shouldn’t be taken lightly

  17. thebetterlyf thebetterlyf

    Buying a mattrass is such a huge decision, should not be taken with levity.

  18. ktmommyscene ktmommyscene

    I’ve never bought a new mattress, but it’s helpful to know what to look for. It’s true that price isn’t everything.

  19. These are so helpful tips. Mattress is an investment and investing in the right one needs enough research and information. Trying for few days before buying is such a nice option to ask for.

  20. Princess Quinn Princess Quinn

    So true! It is really important to gather much information about the brand to know if it will be worth it.

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