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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Brand-New Mattress

Updated: Jan 9

Buying a brand-new mattress can be a difficult endeavor, especially if this is your first time buying one. When you’re buying a mattress, you’re often sold on the simplest things such as how it looks or how it’s presented to you. Go to a big box store enough times and you’ll see that you’re frequently talked up on various elements that may mean very little to you and your sleep needs. You might even base such a large decision on how the mattress feels when you sit on it for ten seconds.

And at the end of the day, you shouldn't have to make your decision based off a sales pitch. The reality behind mattress purchases is that they’re investments that you should really research and find out what’s best for you and your body. Buying a good mattress should leave you feeling happy and well-rested, not filled with aches and pains in the morning.

Head online and you’ll be bombarded with contradictory information. Speak to a salesperson and they’ll you an entirely different story which leaves you even more confused. Plus, can you really trust everything someone says when you know they work on commission?

When it comes to beds, there are lots of misconceptions out there. Know what you’re dealing with so you know what to look for. Here are 3 mattress myths you deserve to know the truth about:

Mattress Myth #1: You Have to Buy a Mattress at a Store

Your local strip mall likely has a mattress store that’s been there for decades and while you may think it’s a fixture of the community, the truth is: the store is a dinosaur. The most common misconception around buying a new mattress is that the only place to buy them is at a big box or mattress store. But that’s no longer the case; everything about the mattress-buying process is so much easier now.

Mattress stores don’t cater to individual needs and wants, and the goldilocks approach to sitting on different models doesn’t really inform you on the specs of the mattress’ construction and comfort. It’s easy to feel rushed in the buying process, too, especially when you have a salesperson waiting around.

 Because of this, what you’re deciding on will often leave you less than satisfied because it wasn’t exactly what you had in mind, but what you settled on in the end. But the #1 rule of buying a new mattress: never settle for less.

Where are savvy sleepers getting their beds? Online. Custom mattress manufacturers like us are dedicated to making the process of buying a new bed a convenient and custom experience. With online mattress retailers, you know exactly what you’re getting as far as size, materials, construction, and support. And you get to shop in the comfort of your home, sans the salespeople.

A custom mattress can transform your sleep with softness and support perfect for you, because you chose it! And it’ll last longer than a retail model, too, because it’s made of top-quality materials that will stand up to 1000s of nights of sleep.

Mattress Myth #2: Custom Mattresses Are Expensive for No Reason

Don’t rely on generic, stock mattresses that don’t focus on you and your partner’s sleeping needs. Imagine the perfect bed and understand that you can have it if you go custom. Decide to purchase a custom-made mattress -- nobody knows exactly what you want better than you.

As the consumer, you get to decide on every element of your mattress, from what materials are used, to the size and thickness of the custom-made bed itself. And the price tag isn’t all that difference from a high-end standard mattress model, except with the standard mattresses you miss out on choosing the shape, construction, firmness, shape, and are limited to size, too. What if you want an extra-long latex mattress or short queen memory foam mattress?

Once you break out of the limits of a big box store, you realize you can get whatever type of bed you want. Want to spice things up? Consider a round foam bed. Sick and tired of feeling cramped in bed at night and want your own personal space?

Splurge on a 9x9 feet Alaskan King Bed that can easily fit you, your significant other, and two little ones, with room to spare. Think an Alaskan King Bed is overkill for your bedroom but like the idea of having more room? Leave your troubles at the door when you fall asleep on an oversized Queen mattress. As soon as you begin to dabble with the idea of custom beds, you realize that mass-market mattresses are a bore.

Head to any mattress store and ask for a Queen-sized round bed and the sales representative will be left scratching their heads. Custom mattresses aren’t a waste of money – they’re an investment into your health and wants. Sometimes you need a custom bed because you have a unique living situation and there’s no other way to get a proper good night’s sleep. Other times, you might want options, and why shouldn’t you want them? After all, you’re the person sleeping on the bed.

While the possibilities are endless with custom beds, you also have to keep an eye on your budget, but don’t be afraid to extend it. The ROI is in the transformation of your sleep health, the luxurious materials, the custom choices, and the longevity of the mattress.

Mattress Myth #3: Don’t Go Over Budget

If there’s something worth going over budget for, it’s a mattress. Think about it: you’re going to be sleeping on your brand-new bed for at least the next decade or so, do you really want to cheap out? Depending on how old you are, your body is likely going through significant changes. The older you get, the more you want to focus on finding a mattress that fits your sleep hygiene and can maintain your posture. You don’t want to wake up every morning with an aching back or develop insomnia because your mattress is too hard or soft.

The best way to find a mattress that fits your budget is to immediately base your funds around custom beds. Custom mattresses, especially from online retailers, are competitively priced, meaning you won’t be stuck paying an arm and a leg for a new bed. That being said, if something pricier catches your eye, consider it. You get what you pay for.

If you sleep on your back and want to maintain your posture by relieving pressure, you should absolutely spring for a pocket coil bed with an emphasis on firmness. Love the sensation of sinking into bed? Then a custom memory foam mattress is your best bed.

Going over budget by a bit means that you’re getting the best quality product for the best possible price.

Where To Find the Best Custom Bed Manufacturer

The Custom Mattress Factory is your one-stop-shop for custom beds and bedding. We specialize in every type of mattress size possible, from short queen mattresses to wide King-sized beds. No request is too big or small for our team of mattress experts. Have a unique sleeping situation? We can accommodate any size restrictions or specification you might have, from small yacht beds with a hinge to king-sized RV foam mattresses with curved corners.

Contact us today with your custom-made bed needs and we’ll have a mattress expert get back to you!


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