How to Choose a New Mattress

How to Choose a New Mattress

Picking a new bed can be intimidating. Now, more than ever, we have so many choices and options that it’s hard to feel like you can figure it out, but here are some questions we recommend you ask yourself before exploring the wide world of sleep.

What size of mattress?

Don’t forget to consider where your bed is going! If you are in the market for a new bed, especially to put in a new home or when redecorating your room, make sure to figure out the size of the space it fits into. Maybe you’ve been making do with a queen, when you really want king-size comfort, or perhaps a king is just taking up too much space.

Don’t forget to include room for nightstands or lamps if you need it! A few minutes with a tape measure can make a big difference when you are deciding if the mattress you’re looking at is a good size for your needs.

Mattress Dimensions

Mattress Size

Dimension (in)

Dimension (cm)


76 x 80 in

193 x 203 cm

California King

72 x 84 in

182 x 213 cm


60 x 80 in

152 x 203 cm

Full XL

53 x 80 in

134 x 203 cm


53 x 75 in

134 x 190 cm

Twin XL

38 x 80 in

96 x 203 cm


38 x 75 in

96 x 190 cm

What kind of material?

There are a lot of materials and constructions of mattresses available nowadays, and they all have their benefits and drawbacks. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for sleep, and you deserve to have something that works for YOU.

The popular options available today are:

  • Innerspring mattresses are the kind most of us grew up with. They use coils, which provide bounce and firm support.
  • Latex mattresses are extra bouncy and responsive, and they tend to sleep cooler than memory foam.
  • Memory foam mattresses contour to the body, which can help with pressure points especially for side-sleepers, but it is foam so if you’re a warm sleeper you may find it too hot.
  • Hybrid mattresses combine memory foam or latex with an underlying innerspring mattress. This is a nice mix of springy support with the soft-feel comfort of latex or foam.
  • Air mattresses inflate the mattress to a specified firmness level. These usually also have two air chambers to accommodate two different sleepers’ firmness preferences.

How much does it cost?

Mattresses are a big investment in both your time AND your health. And they come in a wide variety of price points, and have an even wider array of features. Think about how much you want to spend and what features matter most to you, so when it’s time to choose you have a clear picture in your mind of what products are best-suited to your needs. Visit our on sale section for quality mattresses from all major brands.

What kind of bedding and accessories do I want?

When you’re shopping for a new bed, it’s a good time to think of what else might be due for a replacement. It’s easy to forget that pillows and sheets also don’t live forever, and that maybe it’s time for some new ones. Old pillows can cause problems with your neck and spine, and old sheets can have unsightly stains or uncomfortable rough patches and tears.

Mattress Firm El Paso offers a whole bunch of options for bedding items in addition to mattresses, to make the most of your brand-new sleeping solution.

What kind of guarantees are there?

Another thing to consider when buying a new mattress is how much support does it come with? Not for your back, but for the product! Oftentimes high-end products will come with 10-year (or longer) quality warranties, which is peace-of-mind on a big investment like a mattress.

There are also store guarantees to think of, which is why at Mattress Firm El Paso we offer a 365-day sleep satisfaction return policy. That way, you have a full year of sleeping to decide if your purchase works for you.

The bottom line?

These are just a few questions to ask when you first start considering a new mattress. There’s a LOT more to sleep than this, so come to Mattress Firm El Paso and speak to one of our experts to find out more about what your ideal sleep solution is!

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