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What to Look for in a Mattress

December 30, 2022  ·  5 min read

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Buying a new mattress is one of the most important purchases you can make for your home and your health — and knowing what to look for in a mattress can help you to make the most informed decision possible. Without prior education, you could end up with a mattress that is not right for you which can cause discomfort and other problems that result in low sleep quality. 

In recent years, mattress buyers have been prioritizing convenience and cost over quality and customization. Some will just buy any old mattress that simply “will do the trick.” If we all love to sleep so much, why do we purchase cheap mattresses that aren’t good for us? Buying a new mattress should be considered carefully and taken seriously because it is a tool to improve your health and your life.

Here at Texas Mattress Makers, our experts can provide a customer-centered mattress shopping experience that is smooth, informative, and fun! Come into any of our showrooms today and let us aid you in finding your perfect mattress.

What qualities should I look for in a mattress?

If you’re unsure of what to ask when buying a mattress, here are some considerations to keep in mind when selecting your new dream mattress.


When it comes to a mattress, size does matter. When choosing a mattress size, you need to consider the following questions:

  • How old is the sleeper? Children and adults will need different mattress sizes.
  • How big is the bedroom? The mattress needs to be able to fit into your space. 
  • How many people will be sleeping in the bed? Do you need a Queen, King, or California King?
  • Do you sleep with a partner? Do you have different preferences

Texas Mattress Makers carries all standard mattress sizes for varying needs as well as the ability to produce any size in our factory for custom needs such as RVs, antique beds, boats, and more. Standard sizes include Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, and Split King.

Comfort level and support

Too often, mattress buyers solely focus on comfort and forget about support when both are equally important. Your mattress should provide enough support to promote healthy spinal alignment, while also offering enough cushion for your pressure points so you don’t wake up with aches and pains. This can be achieved with any mattress comfort level and the right support components.

Every person has their own preferences for mattress firmness and one is not more beneficial than the other. It all depends on what you like. As long as you have a supportive mattress, any comfort level can promote healthy sleep. Texas Mattress Makers has a wide range of comfort levels from ultra-soft to ultra-firm to suit a variety of needs. 

High-quality materials

Fact: a mattress made with low-quality materials will result in low-quality sleep. Some mattress companies will cut down on costs by using lower-grade materials which end up costing the customer more money — and their health outcomes — in the long run. For example, finding a mattress without fiberglass is considered difficult when shopping at large mattress retailers. If you’re going to buy a new mattress, you might as well invest in one that will meet ALL of your needs and improve your quality of life! 

When shopping for a mattress, pay attention to the materials used in the mattress construction. Different materials have their own benefits and drawbacks that can affect you as a sleeper. Understanding the way these materials can affect your support and comfort needs, your body type (find out which type of mattress is best for your body), and your sleeping preferences (sleep position) can help you to figure out which mattress suits you best. 

All materials used by Texas Mattress Makers are sourced directly from our local and regional suppliers, 100% made in the United States, and are the most up-to-date innovative technologies and the best quality components on the market. 

Texas Mattress Makers Knows What to Look for in a Mattress

There is one more consideration to take into account when you are buying a new mattress: where you choose to purchase the mattress from. While perusing a big-name mattress retailer can feel convenient, shopping at a mattress manufacturer like Texas Mattress Makers is the only way you will be able to guarantee that all of our tips listed above can be carried out. 

Our experts know exactly what to look for in a mattress to meet all of your requirements, preferences, and dreams because they know how the mattresses are made. They can recommend specific components and mattresses that will serve you well for your best night’s sleep. Unsure of what you may be looking for? Take our “what kind of mattress do I need quiz” to uncover your sleep habits, preferences, and living situation, then come into any of our Houston-area showrooms to try some mattresses out in person!

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