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Sleep easy! 4 factors in selecting the right mattress

Need a good night’s sleep? Here’s why a ‘test drive’ isn’t only for your new wheels
If sweet dreams have been eluding you, or you’re waking up stiff and sore even after a full night’s rest, it may be time for a new mattress. Photo courtesy Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress

A good night’s sleep is priceless. This month, thanks to your local sleep experts, the mattress that delivers it is priced just right.

If sweet dreams have been evading you, or you’re waking up stiff and sore even after a full night’s rest, it may be time for a new mattress. The good news is that Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress’s Black Friday sale makes this the right time to invest in your quality of life – and sleep.

Stop in to the store Black Friday for price drops you’re going to have to see to believe.

But a deal on a mattress is only a deal if it’s the right mattress for you.

If you’re in the market for a new mattress today, it may be a decade or longer since your last purchase. Technology and materials have changed a lot in that time, not to mention how we shop.

So, with so many options out there, from firmness to plushness to heating and cooling abilities, how do you know which one is right for your sleep preferences?

It’s kind of like a car, explains Love Dodd: You have to get behind the wheel and give it a test drive.

“You can think you prefer a firm pillow top mattress or a contouring memory foam but every brand is different, so until you try it out, it’s really tough to know if a mattress is ‘the one,’” Dodd explains.

Once you settle on a mattress, take advantage of the Dodd’s 120-night sleep guarantee: simply add a mattress protector to any mattress purchase and you will automatically be enrolled in their sleep trial.

So while the knowledgeable experts at Dodd’s will walk you through the many options, here are a few things to think about:

  1. Movement – Are you sharing the bed and if so, are you or your partner sensitive to the other’s movements or body heat? Beyond the size of the mattress, the construction and material choice can help mitigate these issues.
  2. Firmness – While firmness is one of the key factors in overall comfort, because there’s no definitive criteria, one company’s “medium” can be another’s “firm” or “soft.” Lay down and test it out – how does it feel to you? And don’t forget the edge support: As you move toward the edge of the mattress, do you feel like you could roll off?
  3. Back, front or side? Different mattresses can suit you more or less, depending on how you sleep. When you “test drive” the mattress in-store, position yourself like you would at home, paying attention to the support and pressure points at different parts of your body.
  4. Warmth – While foam mattresses can be warmer, those sensitive to heat may appreciate the airflow of a spring mattress, for example. Materials will also be key for anyone with allergies or chemical sensitivities.

Considering we spend one-third of our lives in bed, making that time comfortable and productive – as in restful – is essential. And as you shop for your next mattress, be sure to grab your partner – this is one test drive that takes both of you!

From your mattress to the bed to put it on, Dodd’s Delivers everywhere on Vancouver Island! Browse online at your store to find the right one for you. And be sure to sign up for their newsletter at the bottom of the homepage for care tips and unbelievable deals.