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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. Or do you? Gazing at the manufacturers’ labels you see a jumble of words like:

  • Cushion Firm

  • Euro Pillowtop Firm

  • Box Top Firm

  • Ultra Firm

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

  • Memory Foam

  • Latex

  • Hybrid

  • Traditional Coil

  • Air Beds

Sherman’s Comfort Rating

At Sherman's Warehouse Clearance Center, your comfort is our priority. That's why we have developed a simplified comfort rating system, designed to make the selection process as straightforward as possible. Our user-friendly 1-10 scale rates one as the firmest mattresses, and ten signifies the softest ones available. Using the comfort rating system, our trained Sales Professionals are equipped to guide you through finding the ideal mattress that aligns with your preferences and budget.

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