Talk to your doctor to learn if there is a particular design that might make sleeping well easier or if there is a specific level of firmness you should have or avoid.
Do some online research to learn what people are saying about specific types of mattresses. Check out websites that talk about sleep, and not just consumer sites.
Know what size mattress your bedframe can hold before you get to the store This will make narrowing down the choices easier.
Be ready to spend a little bit of money. This is not the time to skimp on costs!
Once at the store, don’t just touch the mattress with your hand or sit on it. Actually lay down on it for 10-15 minutes. Don’t let a salesperson rush you! If you have your partner shopping with you, both of you need to lay on the mattress together to determine if it works for you both!
Don’t get caught up in labels. Firm/soft can mean different things to each person.
Be sure to check out several types of mattress styles. Today you will find a long list of materials used and each of them offer a different amount and type of support.