Mattress Selection

Metro Mattress Buyers Guide

The Mattress Buying Guide for How to Shop and Buy a Mattress

Metro Mattress Mattress Buying Guide

Shopping for a new mattress can be daunting, overwhelming and expensive. We are ready to help guide you through the mattress shopping process. Metro Mattress will walk you through when it comes time to buy a new mattress, defining the best new mattress for you and your family, and how to take care of your new mattress.

Finding the RIGHT mattress

Tips for shopping for a new mattress can be helpful and guide you along with how to find the right mattress no matter what your sleep position or sleep needs might be. Follow some of these tips to assist you when selecting a mattress:

  • The right mattress is the one that feels right for you.
  • Lay down on the mattress for at least 15 minutes.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to remove and put back on.
  • Choose the firmest mattress that’s still comfortable. You want a mattress to support your spine but still allow it to maintain its natural curve.
  • Back Sleepers: Make sure the mattress meets the curve of your lower back.
  • Side Sleepers: Shoulders and hips should remain pain and pressure-free.
  • Try switching positions. It should be relatively easy to adjust yourself.
  • Aches, numbness, or tingling mean you’re on a mattress that’s too soft.

Sign you need a new mattress

It can be difficult to tell if it is time for a new mattress, however, this list can provide you with some conditions that could warrant time for a new bed to get you the quality sleep you deserve each night.

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Your mattress is over 8 years old
  • You are getting hot while sleeping
  • Walking up sore
  • Visible signs of wear/sagging

Caring for your new mattress

Once you select the best mattress you can extend the life of your mattress and sleep investment by following some of these care tips.

  • Ensure proper support.
  • Use a liquid-resistant mattress protector.
  • Clean your mattress regularly.
  • Rotate to even out wear over time.
  • Take care when moving your mattress.
  • Understand the mattress warranty.
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Mattress Buying FAQs

Are financing options available when buying a new mattress?

Metro Mattress has a variety of financing options available including Synchrony, Koalafi, and Fortiva. Discover which financing option might be right for you to get you the best bed for the sleep you deserve.

What is the best way to keep my mattress from sagging?

Ensure your bed has the right support via a foundation, box spring or adjustable base that will properly support the bed that has been selected.

How long will a mattress last?

It really depends on the materials the mattress is made of, a traditional innerspring mattress will usually last from 5 to 7 years. Most memory foam mattresses can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on their construction.

What is an adjustable base?

The best foundation is one that can adapt to you. An adjustable base adjusts to your needs in ways that a traditional flat foundation cannot. It allows you to elevate your head and feet when you want to sit up, and it helps you find relief in the low-pressure Zero Gravity position. After finding the right angle for your optimal sleep, you will be surprised by the instantaneous relief from common sleep-related problems such as muscle aches, sleep apnea, heartburn, acid reflux, hernia, and neck and back pain. 

An adjustable base also promotes better circulation throughout the body, so people who tend to sleep warm may find that their body becomes better able to regulate their temperature, resulting in a more comfortable night’s sleep. Some models also offer a head and foot massage with a rolling wave feature. An adjustable base is also the perfect solution to the stiff neck and sore lower back that can result from leaning against propped-up pillows while trying to sit up in bed.

What mattress sizes are available?

  • Twin: 38″ x 74″
  • Twin Extra Long (TXL): 38″ x 80″
  • Full: 54″ x 74″
  • Queen: 60″ x 80″
  • Split Queen: 30″ x 80″ (2)
  • King: 76″ x 80″
  • Split King: 38″ x 80″ (2)
  • California King (Cal King): 72″ x 84″
  • Split Cal King: 36″ x 84″ (2)

What is a “split” size?

Split size beds come as two pieces. Typically the split mattresses are purchased when buying an adjustable base that allows each individual to control the movement for their side of the bed. If you have small hallways or narrow staircases, the split version will also facilitate moving and assembly.

Mattress Buying Guide