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How to Buy the Right Mattress for You

Buying the right mattress can seem like an overwhelming decision. We spend about 1/3 of our lives on our mattresses, sleeping, watching television, and simply relaxing. It is one of the most important pieces of furniture in our home, and a good night’s sleep can lead to better physical and mental health. Luckily, the professionals at American Mattress Family in Ventura, California, have decades of experience providing guidance to finding the perfect mattress. Read some of our mattress buying tips today, and then visit our showroom to get started on finding the ideal mattress for you.

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Consider the Size of the Mattress

One of the most crucial considerations when purchasing a new mattress is its size. Your new mattress should be longer than the tallest person sleeping on it and wide enough for the person, or people, to find a comfortable position without disturbing the other person. For two people, we recommend purchasing at least a queen-size mattress. However, many couples prefer a king. It’s also important to consider the size of the room in which the mattress is located. For smaller bedrooms, a king-size bed might not allow adequate space for other furniture such as nightstands and bureaus.

Mattress Dimensions Chart

Twin Mattress39” Wide x 75” Long
Twin Extra-Long Mattress39” Wide x 80” Long
Full or Double Mattress54” Wide x 75” Long
Queen Mattress60” Wide x 80” Long
King Mattress76” Wide x 80” Long
California King Mattress72” Wide x 84” Long

What’s Your Sleep Position?

To maximize the comfort of your mattress, it’s important to consider your sleep position. By identifying whether you’re a side, back, or stomach sleeper will help our team determine the firmness of your mattress. Combining the right sleep positioning with the correct firmness will ensure you get the best night’s sleep.

For side sleepers, our team typically recommends a soft or medium-firmness mattress to support your shoulders, hips, and the curvature of your back without adding stress to your joints.

Back and stomach sleepers generally prefer firm mattresses to help support their neck and back while they sleep.

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Mattress Price

The price for a mattress is primarily determined by the size and the type of material used. Decide what you would like to pay and focus your research on that price range. When choosing the perfect mattress, it’s essential to consider the importance a good night’s sleep has on your health, interpersonal relationships, and happiness. At American Mattress Family, we offer financing options to help our customers achieve their mattress buying goals.

How Do I Know It’s Time for a New Mattress?

Many customers purchase a new mattress during a life-changing event, such as moving into a new home. Your mattress is essential for your health and wellbeing, and you shouldn’t wait. Some of the best reasons to purchase a new mattress are:

If you’ve been using your mattress for more than seven years, it’s time to consider purchasing a new one. Your mattress will begin to deteriorate and provide less support.

Commonly waking up with pain in your neck, shoulder, back, or hips is one of the most obvious signs you need a new mattress.

As the mattress gets older, it will begin to lose some of its structural integrity. A sagging mattress won’t give you the support you need for a good night’s sleep.

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Trusted Local Mattress Experts

American Mattress Family in Ventura, California, is the local mattress retailer you can trust for the best service and pricing. We have a massive selection of new mattresses available to ensure you get the best night’s sleep. With decades of experience, our team can help you find the right mattress for you. Visit our showroom today to get started.

Great Sleep, Made Easy

‘In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.’

-Psalms 4:8