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Finding the perfect mattress often means navigating all kinds of traps and pitfalls, gimmicks and techniques meant to convince you to hurry up and spend your hard earned money. Advertisements make outrageous promises to get you into the mattress stores. Once you’re there, the sales people direct you toward the mattresses they want you to buy and then pressure you with a sense of urgency. The whole experience can be so stressful that you end up making a confused purchase just to get the whole thing over with.

But at Mattress World in San Diego, we’re not that type of mattress store. Our goal is to help you get the best night’s sleep you can. We’re here to help you find the right mattress to suit your needs and your preferences. It’s important to us that you get the best value for your money.

So, before you head out there to find the perfect mattress, take a look at the following mattress shopping guidelines for finding the best value.

Avoid the major mattress brands

It’s not that the major brands can’t provide great quality mattresses. They certainly can, but you can find the same quality (and maybe even higher quality) from other independent and smaller manufacturers without paying a premium for the brand name.

Avoid “major” mattress sales and markdowns

You want to get a good deal on your new mattress, of course, but also you want to be smart about it. Even though you may be tempted to run out and buy a mattress when you see sales offering 30%, 40%, or 50% off, you should actually run the other way. These fake sale prices are markdowns from huge markups and are meant to create a sense of urgency in buyers, but what you actually end up with is hardly ever a good deal. A decent mattress shop will never have markdowns that drastic because they’ll never mark their mattresses up so high in the first place.


Think long-term

When you’re out shopping for a new mattress, you might find a decent, comfortable mattress that doesn’t cost much. If this is the case, be sure to pay special attention to the quality of the materials. The budget mattress may not be as durable as the more expensive one. And while the lower durability could work for a guest bedroom that doesn’t get used very often, if you’re buying a mattress for daily use, you may want to think twice about purchasing the budget mattress. It could actually cost more in the long run if you end up needing to replace it in a just a few years.


Remember the value of good sleep

When you shop for a mattress, you’re looking for the best value. This doesn’t always mean the cheapest. It also doesn’t mean the most expensive. Your comfort is the key to a good night’s sleep. So, no matter how much money you save, or how much money you spend, there’s very little value in an uncomfortable mattress. It’s important to test as many mattresses as you can so you find the one that’s most comfortable for you.


Shop local sleep shops and outlets

You’ll find the best deals at local sleep shops and independent mattress stores that carry premium alternative mattress brands and have direct relationships with manufacturers. The sales staff in these smaller mattress stores and outlets are going to be knowledgeable about a range of products and will likely be willing and able to help you find the best mattress for you – at prices you’ll appreciate.


Come see us at Mattress World


At Mattress World in San Diego, we’re proud to carry organic, chemical-free, natural latex and eco-friendly mattresses at affordable prices! Our wide selection of brands include Ethos, Aireloom, Palmpring, Spring Air, Sweda and M.Lily. We invite you to browse our selection at GentleHome.com or come visit our brick and mortar location in Hillcrest. You’re welcome to slip off your shoes and get comfortable on our high quality mattresses. Our sales staff will be happy to answer your questions, guide you toward the best mattresses that fit your budget – or just let you test the mattresses in peace.

Come see for yourself why our customers call us San Diego’s favorite mattress store!