If you have trouble sleeping or wake up with odd pains and stiffness to your back and neck, it may be time for you to get a new mattress. If you don't want to keep waking up feeling tired, worn out and in pain, you need to go out and start shopping for a new bed. In order to improve your chances of getting a good bed, you need to find the one that is going to make it possible for you to get a good night's sleep. This may take some time, but if you are willing to do some research and test out your options, you will have a brand new bed to sleep on.
Since there have been some major improvements and renovations made in the industry since the last time you purchased a bed, you may want to spend some time doing some research online about what is out there. If you have a few manufacturers in mind, visit their websites and learn about their current offerings. The more knowledgeable you are about what is available, the easier and less time consuming it will be for you to find the right bed.
Think about the type of mattress you want. Are you looking to get a bigger or smaller size? Are you looking for something that is similar to what you already have? Look at your sleeping space and make sure that any size bed you are interested in is going to fit into that area of your room with plenty of space to spare. When you start comparing different beds, make sure that any comparisons you make are done on beds that fall within the same brand.
When you go to the store to look at what is and isn't on sale, don't assume that the best price is the sales price. Many sales associates have the ability to negotiate with you. It certainly doesn't hurt for you to see if you can get a fairer price than the one that is advertised. While you are in the store testing out different beds, try to spend as much time as possible on each one. That doesn't mean that you should spend hours on each mattress, however aim to spend at least twenty minutes testing them for comfort. Testing involves you laying on each one as if you were sleeping. Try to mimic your sleeping position in order for to gauge whether or not a particular bed is going to be a good fit for you.
Keep in mind that since you are replacing an old mattress you also need to replace your old frame as well. Many stores will offer you discounts or even throw in something for free like sheet sets and pillows if you purchase the frame from them at the same time that you purchase your new bed. Take your time when it comes to shopping for a good mattress. You want to end up with one that will give you many years of comfortable and restful nights.