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Busting Common Mattress Myths

If you’ve been shopping for a mattress online, you may have already encountered several mattress myths without even realizing it. In an age of bed-in-a-box mattresses and gimmicks, many retailers let myths run wild to keep customers spending more money more often on mattresses that might not even be right for them.

But at Texas Mattress Makers, we do things differently. Whether online or in-store, our mattress experts are dedicated to helping you understand your new mattress, so that you can get the sleep your body needs for years to come. Get the real story on some common mattress myths so that you can shop confidently for the mattress that’s right for you.

Mattress Myth #1: All Mattresses are Right for All People 

Many of today’s most popular mattress sellers market one or two mattresses as perfect for everybody. Nothing could be further from the truth. When it comes to choosing the right mattress for you, all the details — from your height and weight to your preferred sleeping position and beyond — matter. That’s why Texas Mattress Makers offers more than 30 handmade mattresses plus custom options to help all kinds of sleepers find the perfect mattress.

Mattress Myth #2: All Mattresses are the Same

Mattresses may mostly look the same, but they are not created the same. Different mattresses use different components to achieve different feelings and support levels, and the components that can make a mattress perfect for one person might not work for you. While the comfort layer on top of a mattress may be the first thing you notice, the coils and/or foams underneath are what determine whether or not a mattress will truly meet your needs. 

Mattress Myth #3: The Best Technology Always Means The Best Mattress

At Texas Mattress Makers, our mattress experts carefully select new technologies like Quantum® Coil and Ice Blue Mattress Cooling Technology that help make our handmade mattresses even better. But that doesn’t mean those or any one piece of mattress tech makes a mattress better for everyone. When it comes to choosing a mattress that will provide years of quality sleep, looking for the latest technology is no substitute for working with real mattress experts.

Mattress Myth #4: You Need to Buy a New Mattress Every 8 Years

One of the most common questions we get at Texas Mattress Makers is, “How often should a mattress be replaced?” When you start with a high-quality mattress that’s truly right for you, you don’t need to buy a new one every eight years. At Texas Mattress Makers, our handmade mattresses are built to last from the base to the top comfort layer, and can last up to 10 years or more.

Mattress Myth #5: Comfort Is All That Matters When Buying a Mattress

A common misconception is that a firm mattress is better or more supportive than a soft mattress. Whether or not a mattress is right for you has much more to do with its support than its comfort level. A mattress that leaves gaps between its surface and your body will not provide proper support no matter how firm or soft it is, which can have you shopping for a new bed sooner than you had planned. 

Mattress Myth #6: A Custom Mattress is More Expensive

Some people have needs that only a custom mattress can properly accommodate, but many are afraid of the price. At Texas Mattress Makers, we charge no additional fees for handmade custom mattresses. You only pay the collective cost of your chosen materials, which in some cases may work out to be the same or even less than many of our standard models. 

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