T he mattress you sleep on is the most important piece of furniture you have. If you have a good mattress you can get a good nights sleep. If your mattress is uncomfortable or old you need to think about getting a new one that is better for you.
Start out at a mattress store and see what you like in a mattress. Try to stay away from pillow top mattresses because the pillow top flattens out quickly and you will have a regular mattress anyway and you may not like it. Decide if you like to sleep on a soft mattress or a hard one. Some people like to sleep on a different surface every night. You can even get a mattress that can go from soft to hard depending on how you are feeling.
It is nearly impossible to compare mattresses since there are so many different kinds of mattresses out there. You can go to one store and compare mattresses then go to a different store and you will find a completely different manufacturer of mattresses. You will have a hard time finding stores with the same mattress selections.
A cheap mattress may be comfortable at first but if you can afford a more expensive mattress you will be happier in the long run since the more expensive is probably made out of better materials and it will last longer.
The heavier the person sleeping on the mattress is the heavier the mattress should be. A heavy person on a light mattress will cause the mattress to wear out quickly.
Take a good look at mattresses to cut your decision on to two or three different mattresses. Then lay down on each mattress. Take your time as you lay on the mattresses to help decided what one you like the best. Remember you spend about 30 percent of you life on your mattress so it needs to be comfortable so you can get a good night sleep for a long time.
Do not make a decision on how the mattress looks because you will cover it with bedding anyway and you will never see it. Pick your new mattress on comfort and good value.
If you share your mattress with someone then you have to consider what kind of mattress will be best for both of you. If you can not agree on one mattress then you can consider buying twin size mattresses.