These mattress shopping tips can help first-time buyers find the perfect mattress for their needs and budget.

Mattress shopping can be complicated and confusing if you’ve never done it before. The stores are enormous, there are hundreds of options, and it can quickly get overwhelming for a beginner. For a more pleasant and successful shopping experience for first-time mattress buyers, follow the simple mattress shopping tips discussed below and get the right product for you.

Don’t be afraid to try the mattresses out. You’re going to be sleeping on whichever one you buy, so test it first to make sure you like it. If you aren’t sure where to begin, ask for advice; the sales associates are there to help you. Tell them about how you like to sleep, including your position and whether you like your mattress soft or firm, and discuss any health needs you may have. They’ll be able to show you which mattress models will fit your needs best, streamlining the whole process.

Before you go to the store, have a budget in mind. Many first-time mattress buyers are surprised by the high prices of mattresses, or get talked into making a purchase way that is above their financial means. A mattress is an investment for your health, so you shouldn’t choose the cheapest option based solely on price, but you also shouldn’t buy something that you can’t afford. And don’t forget to include the accessories in your budget. In addition to the mattress itself you’re going to have to buy a box spring, a bed frame, sheets, and possibly some other accessories.

If you have a significant other that will be sharing the bed with you, be sure to bring them along for the shopping trip. They’ll want to have some input on where they’ll be sleeping for the foreseeable future, and if you have different sleeping styles, this could affect the type of mattress you must select to keep you both happy and comfortable. This might make you have to consider different types of mattresses than you had in mind, but be open to this. Even if you’re not familiar with a gel or latex mattress, try it out anyway. It could be perfect for you.

If you need a new mattress and it’s your first time buying, keep these easy mattress shopping tips in mind and head to Parklane Mattresses today. We’ll help you find the perfect mattress for your needs.