Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress

When you’re in the market for a new mattress, there are many things to keep in mind before you put down your credit card.



Your mattress should offer proper support for your body type.  Does it conform to your body and align your spine correctly? If you feel like you’re sinking into the mattress too much, the body support may be lacking. Eight’s four high density foam layers provide the perfect amount of support.


Pressure point relief

Few of us are fortunate enough to not suffer from any consistent aches and pains. From backs to hips, the right mattress can help alleviate pain on those body parts that tend to ache. Innerspring mattresses tend to spring back with force and put pressure on sensitive areas while high quality foam can offer proper pressure point relief. Eight’s mattress contours to your body. It provides support to every inch of your body in the right position, thus helping to provide pressure point relief.


Temperature regulation

It is critical to make sure the materials that make up your mattress are breathable. You want proper air flow throughout your mattress so your body temperature is properly regulated. Eight mattresses are designed so you sleep cool, featuring dynamic cooling. Don’t pay money for a mattress that causes you to wake up with cold toes or drenched in sweat in the middle of the night.


Freedom of movement and size

No one wants to feel crowded and cramped in their own bed; you get enough of that on your morning commute to work. Don’t spend hundreds on a mattress your feet will hang off of. Make sure the mattress you’re considering offers enough room for you and a partner (if you sleep with one) to move around comfortably in.



Do you like firm or soft? Firm mattresses are generally preferred by people who need complete support and sleep on their backs. Softer mattresses are usually the choice of people with smaller body frames who don’t need as much support. Eight’s mattress is a 6/10 on the firmness scale; it is not too firm, but not too soft.

Buying a mattress is a ultimately a personal decision, but these are tips everyone should keep in mind while shopping.

Remember: Try before you buy. Test out the mattress in store to see if it’s right for your sleeping style. Many online companies offer a trial period where you can return your mattress for free if you don’t love it. Eight has a 100 night trial period, and you can also test out the mattress for yourself at our showroom in New York. Schedule an appointment here.

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