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Buying a mattress is a big investment — with big consequences. You want your purchase to last, without giving you back trouble!
Moeen Khan has seen mattress construction improve dramatically over his 22 years in the business. The biggest complaint he hears:
"Deep body depression, they are very uncomfortable."
Older mattresses were not constructed with comfort in mind. Durability was the driving factor. But now you can have both if you know what to look for.
As you put more weight on the mattress, you need more conformability from the bed.
"And that has to be done with the tall spring, rather than being very short spring."
The coils in less expensive mattresses are spread much farther apart.
"The difference is where you see the coils are so close to each other here."
You can find cheaper beds that are thick, but beware — the difference lies with the material used.
"Coils will not be as strong, foams would not be as durable."
Quality mattresses have much thicker, higher quality foam surrounding the coils. That keeps the edges from bending.
"You see people sleeping anywhere from three to five hundred pounds, so of course a hundred pound barrier is not enough to support."
You need to ask the salesman about the foam's compression rate. Cheaper mattresses tend to compress under a lower weight.
New foam mattresses that are called "densified" are made to last two to three times longer than their interspring counterparts.
"They are much more durable, long lasting, you will not find body depressions on those."
Moeen said there's a direct correlation between mattress quality and price.
"Any better quality you're going to build, of course it's going to cost a little more to make it."
Moeen says to beware of salesmen who are willing to negotiate the price. He said it's a tell-tale sign the price has been marked up way above the normal selling point.