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Mattresses: Why One Size Does Not Fit All

April 13, 2022  ·  6 min read

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When we say “one size does not fit all” when discussing what mattress is right for you, we’re not actually talking about the size of the mattress. We’re referring to the fact that big mattress companies do not take the sleeper’s individual needs into account when selling their products.

In the early 2000s, large mattress companies and manufacturers began scaling at a higher volume. Mattresses were being produced at overall lower quality and became standardized to fit ALL bodies, regardless of what is best for YOUR individual body. With the rise of mattress-in-a-box companies like Casper and Purple — who offer very few choices that can’t possibly suit a wide range of needs — it can be hard to know how to pick a mattress that will not only provide you with the best comfort and support possible but will last you a lifetime. 

This is where the mattress experts at Texas Mattress Makers come in. With over 40 years in the bedding industry, we have the knowledge and experience to help you find the right mattress for you…not for someone else. See what our founder, Youval Meicler, has to say about one-size-fits-all mattresses.

One size does not fit all: Here’s why

Have you heard the phrase, “What works for me, may not work for you”? One size does not fit all very often, and this is especially true when it comes to mattresses. You as an individual are very unique: your body type is unique, your needs are unique, your individual pressure points are different, and your preferences are unique. A standard mattress likely won’t suit all of your needs and can negatively affect sleep quality. Let’s explore that.

Reason 1: Everyone’s body is unique

When we say that a person’s body type should influence how they buy a mattress, we are often met with looks of confusion. Why should that matter? Believe us, it matters. Your body’s unique shape, height, and weight distribution can affect how you lay on a mattress. It is less about your weight than it is about how you carry your weight and how this will impact where you will need the most pressure point relief. Knowing how to choose the best mattress for your body type allows you to understand where your body needs the most support and can help you to determine the type of components that best suit you in a mattress.

Reason 2: Everyone’s comfort preferences are unique

Bed-in-a-box companies are notorious for providing very slim comfort options for their mattresses. There should be more options than just soft and firm. What if, for example, a customer needs a medium-firm mattress that is plush to-the-touch, yet stable? With one-size-fits-all solutions, you can’t find a comfort level that suits your specific needs. 

What’s the most comfortable mattress for me? Well, it depends on what you like! Do you want a soft, plush feeling from your mattress or would you prefer something with a bit more stability? You have the option to choose with Texas Mattress Makers! We offer seven different comfort levels in our mattresses so you can find what feels just right.

Reason 3: Everyone’s sleeping positions are unique

Back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers –– everyone has a preferred position for snoozing. Sleeping positions help us determine a few things for our customers:

  • What areas of your body will be in direct contact with the mattress as you sleep
  • Which areas need the most support
  • What type of components may serve you best
  • What comfort levels may benefit you

It’s also likely that you may not stick to just one sleeping position during the night. If that is the case, we would categorize you as a “combination sleeper” and can recommend specific mattress types to ensure you will be supported and comfortable in just about any position.  When evaluating a mattress we suggest that you focus on what your ideal sleeping position is when you get in bed and where you find yourself most comfortable when you get ready to sleep.

A mattress purchase is a personal decision

We believe mattress buying is a personal experience. At larger mattress companies, you may simply walk into a mattress store, find a mattress that feels nice to you, and boom –– you have a mattress! You may not have even seen the mattress; you go online, pick out a mattress that “looks comfortable,” and click “purchase.” Sounds convenient, right? Wrong.

The reality is, a good mattress purchase requires you to be aware of what you need. Speaking to an expert or trying out the product can guarantee that you are getting a mattress that you love. Big manufacturers do not make mattresses with you in mind, they simply want to sell you a mattress that may or may not work for you. Why would you want to sleep on a mattress that won’t be supportive, comfortable, or long-lasting? In the end, you’ll spend more money replacing standard mattresses than you would by purchasing a well-made mattress that is meant to suit your individual needs.

Find a Mattress that Fits YOU at Texas Mattress Makers

One size does not fit all when it comes to finding your perfect mattress. When making a mattress purchase, you need to know that your body is unique, and what is best for you is not the same as what is best for everyone else. What will make YOU most comfortable and help you get your best night’s sleep is specific to you, so you should have a customized sleep surface for your body. 

Other mattress companies do not create mattresses with you in mind…but we do. At Texas Mattress Makers, we take the time to get to know you and your individual needs to ensure that you will leave our showroom with the best fitting mattress for you personally. That is the Texas Mattress Makers difference.

Shop our locally handmade mattresses online or visit any of our convenient Houston showroom locations today. Have any questions? Call 713-341-6252 to speak with an expert! 

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