Getting ready to start your mattress search? Mattress shopping can be overwhelming for anyone – especially if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. With so many options for materials, firmness, size and cost, we can understand if you want a little guidance.

In this blog post, we’re offering up our top 6 tips for finding your perfect mattress - and a few reasons to consider Happsy.

Understand your options

With hundreds of mattress brands available, there really is something for everyone. Foam is less expensive, but can sink over time, latex is soft and buoyant, but often costs a little more, and springs are supportive, but if they're not individually encased, they can cause unwanted pressure points. Many mattress companies use a combination of these materials to get the perfect balance of cost and comfort, so we recommend doing some research to figure out what's most important to you.

Have a budget in mind

One of the biggest differences you’ll find while searching for a mattress is the price tag. Depending on a company’s material sourcing, production, marketing and distribution costs, mattresses using a similar design could vary dramatically in price. There are great mattresses at every price point, so we suggest you go into your search with a number in mind and try to stick to that range. It will help you immediately focus your options and make choosing a mattress much easier.

Don’t be fooled by buzzwords

From “natural” and “eco-friendly” to “breathable” and "non-toxic", there are tons of marketing terms companies use to make their mattresses sound really great. Unfortunately, most of them are just that – marketing speak – without much substance behind them. When you’re looking for real mattress differentiators, look for badges, awards and designations you recognize. And when in doubt, you can always count on our certified organic mattress.

Take advantage of trial periods

For most people, a mattress is a decade-long commitment (and sometimes even longer). Wouldn't it be nice to experience your mattress in the comfort of home, before you fully commit? Many of today’s mattress companies offer 50, 100 and even 120-night trials, so you can make sure you'll love your mattress long-term.

Check for warranties

Depending on the brand, mattress warranties can vary drastically. Some only cover manufacturing defects, others offer coverage that decreases over time. It’s important to understand the details of your mattress warranty before you make a purchase, so you don’t find yourself feeling frustrated or misled down the road.

Think about organic

Organic mattresses are made from materials grown responsibly, without the use of pesticides or defoliants. They are processed without bleaches, adhesives and unnecessary chemical processes, and as a result, they’re better for you and the environment. If you're looking for ways to live a healthier, greener lifestyle, an organic mattress is a great place to start.

Ready to delve into your mattress search? Be sure to check out Happsy, the industry’s first organic mattress-in-a-box. Connect with us on Facebook for more great mattress buying tips!