Let’s be honest; it can be hard to part ways with your mattress. It has probably been with you for years, and those lumps and sunken-in places are unique to you.
What is even harder than saying goodbye is taking the leap and investing in a new mattress when it is time to refresh. It is beyond important to make sure that your new mattress fits YOU perfectly, and we have all of the insider information to make sure that happens!
Think of the things about your current mattress that makes you want to switch it up! Notice if and where it makes you uncomfortable. Maybe you’ve just hit that 10+ year mark, and the time has come. Either way, know a little bit about what you might want and NOT want when you start shopping!
In-person mattress shopping is almost always the way to go. Go to your local furniture store or mattress dealer, and see what they have to offer. You don’t have to know exactly what you’re looking for, but have an idea!
Do you like a super soft bed that envelopes you? You might like a less firm foam mattress! Do you experience back pain and maybe need a little extra support? An innerspring mattress might be for you! The consultants will be able to fill in any gaps that you might not be so sure of, and they will help guide you to what’s best!
Always lie down on the mattress! Don’t feel shy; this mattress is going to be with you for a while, so make sure that you feel comfy. Experts recommend trying out a mattress for around 10-15 minutes in store. And we promise we won’t judge you if you just so happen to doze off!
When you get to the store, DO NOT be scared to ask questions!
A big answer that you need is whether or not the store you choose sells “seconds” or not. A second is a mattress that has been returned for a particular reason and is being resold. While these mattresses might seem like they fit better into your budget, you would be getting a used mattress.
Speaking of budgeting, that leads me to my next point. Save up for a top-of-the-line mattress that gives you everything you want AND need! Mattresses can be expensive; there is no question about that.
But remember, you mattress is going to be with you for a long time. You will be spending at least 8-10 hours everyday in it! Take into consideration the firmness you desire, whether or not you need cooling properties, and where you need the most support.
All of these things might send the price of your mattress up. Find out what is most important to you and what will give you the best night’s sleep and budget for that!
I know it’s cheesy, but when you invest in your mattress you are investing in yourself! Your bed is where you lay your head down at night and where you open your eyes in the morning. You watch TV and relax on it, and you even do you work-from-home on it! It is important that with any mattress you are considering purchasing that it fits your needs to a “T.” Take the time, do the research, save wisely, and ask questions!
Us at Lott Furniture will be able to help find you the perfect mattress. We sell Sealy products in-store, which are luxe and comfortable mattresses that will last you ages!
This is the Sealy Performance Hybrid bed. Fun fact: it was Consumer Report’s best hybrid bed for three years in a row! It’s a mix of foam and innerspring with cooling and moisture-wicking properties. FYI this is Lott’s Furniture’s personal favorite. Catch us taking quick cat-naps in the middle of the day on this one!
The Bed-In-A-Box’s are our most popular model! They are 100% foam, and they come in three different feels: 8-inch medium firm, 10-inch medium, and 12-inch medium soft. They are also extremely accessible and easy to assemble with no delivery needed!
The Sealy Essentials mattress is amazing for those of you who are looking for the feel of a more traditional innerspring mattress but extremely high quality! It is a little on the firmer side with tons of support!
If you like a pillow-top mattress, this Sealy Essentials is for you. It has a medium soft feel, but it still offers the back support you need!
We are also now introducing our newest addition to the Sealy family: pillows! You can’t have perfect support for your back but none for your head! We have three different pillow models, so swing by to see which ones will suit your new mattress purchase perfectly.
We do not want you to lose any sleep over the quality of your mattress when you have all the tools to find what fits you best! For any questions, call the store to set up a one-on-one appointment to shop for the bed of your dreams!
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–Haley Beasley, Lott Furniture CO.
Keri Rowell is part of Downtown Laurel’s most historic business, Lott Furniture Co. A Laurel native and Historic District resident, Keri enjoys exploring all of the beautiful spaces and places in her Home Town, discovering the hidden tales buried deep within its history, and sharing them with the world. When you visit Downtown Laurel, you might just spot her out exploring, dreaming up the next story to share with you.