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The ultimate guide to choosing a mattress


Good Housekeeping recently stated in an article about mattress buying, “Replacing your mattress can be exhausting. Navigating the stores, debating between foam and springs, and determining how much to spend can leave you feeling like you need a good nap.”

However, with our guide, you can kiss the stress and urge to nap goodbye. Following these helpful tidbits will aid you in your journey to choosing and buying the perfect mattress for you.

Shopping Mattresses by Comfort Level

Walking into a mattress store can be intimidating for anyone right off the bat. You may find yourself staring at the plethora of white or gray rectangles and wondering where to even begin! Maybe you want a firm mattress. Maybe you’re looking for a softer mattress. Gazing at the manufacturers’ labels you see words like:

  • Cushion Firm

  • Euro Pillowtop Firm

  • Box Top Firm

  • Ultra Firm

On top of all that, each brand labels their mattresses differently; there’s no industry standard. Throw in the fact that you also have a choice between:

  • Memory Foam

  • Latex

  • Tempur-pedic

  • Traditional Coil

  • Air Beds

Sherman’s Comfort Rating

At Sherman's, your comfort is our utmost priority, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that you find the perfect mattress for your needs. That's why we have developed a simplified comfort rating system, designed to make the selection process as straightforward as possible. Our system employs a user-friendly 1-10 scale, where one represents the firmest mattresses, and ten signifies the softest ones available. With this clear and intuitive system in place, our highly trained Sales Professionals are equipped to provide expert guidance and assist you in finding the ideal mattress that aligns with your preferences and requirements.

We hope this array of information makes your journey to finding your perfect mattress much less daunting. It’s a 10-year investment – and we wish you well and good sleep in your mattress choice!

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