Mattress Buying Guide: Top 6 Shopping Tips

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Are you having thoughts about a new mattress? If your current mattress is no longer showing you the attention you deserve, we’ve got you covered! Our sleep experts break down the top 6 shopping tips to help you find your new perfect match!

1. Get Real

According to a recent survey conducted by Statistics Canada, 43% of men and 55% of women aged 18 to 64 reported trouble going to sleep or staying asleep “sometimes/most of the time/all of the time.” If you’re consistently falling short on comfort and sleep quality, it’s time to get real about your mattress! If it’s over seven years old and showing visible signs of wear and tear, embrace the fact that it’s time to move on!

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2. Do Your Research

If you’re long overdue for an upgrade, chances are it’s been many years since you shopped for a new mattress. Just as technology changes, the features used in today’s mattresses are new and improved, especially if you’re going back ten years. To avoid feeling overwhelmed with all the variety of choices and prices at your fingertips, visit us in store and work one on one with a sleep expert! Find a participating store location here!

3. Rest Test

While visiting us in store, take the opportunity to discover a mattress that is made just for you with our dream diagnostic test! Our sleep experts use advanced pressure mapping technology to help you find the most comfortable mattress. Plus, it only takes five minutes of your time!

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4. Size Matters

A little more room can go a long way when it comes to comfort! While your full-size mattress may seem perfectly cozy, upgrading to a queen or king size mattress is a game-changer. Better yet, if you’re shopping for your child, remember that this new mattress can stay with him or her throughout their teenage years. Their growing bodies also need room to stretch, so consider upgrading their mattress size to a full or queen mattress.

5. Always Accessorize

Out with the old and in with the new! Worn out pillows and bedding can really put a damper on the joy of a new mattress. If you’re truly ready to invest in better sleep, consider upgrading your pillows and bedding at the same time as your mattress purchase.


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6. Protect Your Investment

While a fitted bed sheet does provide a layer between you and the mattress, a mattress protector acts as a barrier to keep it safe from dust mites, allergens, and liquids. Beyond that, it also evaporates moisture to ensure a cool and comfortable sleep!


You spend 1/3 of your life sleeping, so you owe it to yourself to take the time and effort needed to find your perfect match!