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How To Test a Mattress In-Store

If you're in the market to buy a new mattress, it's essential to test it out in-store before you buy. The Sleep Store carries a large selection of mattresses. When mattress testing, you'll want to know exactly how it'll feel when you lie down to sleep at night and make sure its comfort level is to your liking. What may be comfortable for someone else, may not be comfortable for you. The only way to find out which mattress is best is to try it yourself!

We know what you're thinking, “But I don't want to lie on a bed in front of my fellow shoppers." Don't worry, our sleep experts are trained to support you as you compare different mattresses. Lying down on the beds is a crucial step in the shopping process. Here are some things to consider so you can understand the best way to test a mattress in store:

Take it for a Test Drive

Once your sleep expert leads to you a few possible options, we recommend lying down in the position in which you normally sleep —whether it's on your stomach, back or side — and wiggling around to different positions to make sure your content. Don't be uncomfortable, it's part of our customer service to let you try out beds in the Sleep Store.

You may be wondering, "What am I trying to learn when lying down on this mattress?" The key to picking out the perfect mattress is to note where you're feeling pressure and adjust from there. For example, if you're a side sleeper, on a firm mattress, you'll feel the most pressure on your hips which can lead to discomfort in the morning. In this case, you'll want to opt for a mattress with more give, such as a pillow top or contoured mattress. However, if you're a stomach sleeper, you'll most likely want a firmer mattress to make sure your back is supported. In general, you'll want to compare different mattress comfort levels until you find the perfect one; because in the mattress world, one size does not fit all.

Some questions to ask yourself as you test drive each mattress:

  • Do I prefer a firm or soft mattress? Many people mistakenly believe that they prefer a firm mattress, but its most important to find a supportive mattress.
  • Do I have trusted brand in mind? Sealy is the most trusted mattress company in the United States. Along with Sealy the Sleep Store carries mattreses from Tempur-Pedic, Simmons, Serta, and others. All of these brands have excellent products and are trusted by consumers.
  • What features can I live without? What features can I NOT live without?
  • It's also important to note: if you sleep with a partner, you should both test the mattress at the same time. Ensuring that you each have enough space and both agree on the comfort level of the mattress will help you both sleep happy in the long run.

Come in and see for yourself why it is invaluable to try out the mattress before you buy.

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Why buy generic mattresses from the Sleep Store?

90 Day In-Home Trial

90 Day In-Home Trial

We have a one time exchange policy. Experience your new mattress in your home for 90 days. If you’re not completely satisfied, you can exchange it for another mattress with a different comfort level. A redelivery fee is applicable.

10 Year Warranty

10 Year Warranty

You should be able to rely on the quality of your rest night after night. That’s why every generic mattress is backed by the 10-year limited factory warranty.

White Glove Delivery

White Glove Delivery

We'll take care of the details for you: mattress delivery, setup, and removal of your previous mattress with applicable fees. See store for details.

Locally Owned

Locally Owned

The Sleep Store is locally owned and we have been selling sleep to the people of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska for 49 years.

Still Need Help?

Please call (970.223.4567) or email ( or visit us (3500 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO).
Our sleep experts are happy to answer your questions and help you achieve better sleep.

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