What you need to know before buying a mattress


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — September is a popular month to buy mattresses because you can get a good deal on them around Labor Day and throughout the month but there are a bunch of different types and a wide range of price tags!

Walk into Jordan’s Long Wharf New Haven and you’ll find rows of mattresses, all with different features and price tags. It’s hard to even know where to start to make a smart purchase.

“There’s no one right fix, there’s no one wrong fix,” said Jordan’s Sleep Lab’s District Manager Kenneth Ross.

Ross told News 8, to be a savvy shopper, your first step, wherever you’re shopping, is to find out what their plan is to match you with a mattress.

I tried out their “jazz system” which identifies pressure points when you’re laying down.

“It’s important to get proper support, that the mattress come up and support this area right here,” Ross added.

There are all types of foam layers that each serve a different purpose and they have to help you decide what kind of coil person you are.

“Some mattresses have a plusher coil design and some have a firmer coil design, so a person who requires more support may need a firmer coil design,” he said.

He also said expensive is not always better. You definitely don’t want to pay for more features than you actually need.

“We have mattresses that start as low as $299 or $399 for a queen-sized set and as high as the $5,000 range,” Ross said.

He says the average lifespan of a mattress is roughly 8 years which is because overtime your needs may change. If you want to become familiar with your choices before you’re standing in a store, Consumer Reports recently rated and compared different mattresses and their layers.

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