Mattress Buying Guides and Tips

Woman's Guide Woman's Guide (PDF)
Here's some honest advice on how to find a mattress that will help you rest easier and feel better.

Girl's Guide Girl's Guide (PDF)
You're never too young to look after your health. Here's a guide that will help you shop better today and enjoy more health and beauty tomorrow.

Man's Guide Man's Guide (PDF)
If you're a man, this is compulsory reading. If you're a woman, sneak this under his pillow.

Couple's Guide Couples's Guide (PDF)
The advice you need to find that perfect bed, and get back to being a well-rested and happier couple.

Couple's Guide Green Guide (PDF)
Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares his simple, creative ideas that have made him the authority on healthier, eco-friendly living.

Some tips for buying a mattress:
1. Pick a size.
  Are you buying a mattress on its own or as a set? Think what you'll be using the mattress for in future years. Plan ahead for partners, pets, kids, etc.
Simmons® mattresses come in a variety of sizes. The following are our most common:
  Single: 91 cm x 183/190 cm (36” x 72”/ 75”)
Large Single: 122 cm x 183/190 cm (48” x 72”/75”)
Double: 135 cm x 183/190 cm (54” x 72”/75”)
Queen: 152 cm x 190/198 cm (60” x 75”/ 78”)
King: 183 cm x 198 cm (72” x 78”)
2. Choose a comfort level.
  Basically, you want a well-built mattress that gives you both great support and good value for your money. A good, strong coil support system will help your back.
3. Keep your height and weight in mind. If your height and weight are average, you'll have an easier time determining your desired firmness.
4. Suffer from back pain? Be sure to pay a little more for a better quality mattress. Your doctor can advise you.
5. Do you sleep on your back or your side? Many people say their mattresses feel firmer when they sleep on their side. Do the same when you test out a mattress in the store. And spend some time on various mattresses to see which one suits you best.
6. Think about how much you want to spend. Buying a decent mattress is like buying a decent sound system. A higher quality mattress is usually bought at a higher price. However, price isn't everything. Focus on the models that suit your needs best.