How Critical Are Ratings When Buying A New Mattress?

Mattresses are loaded with numbers, demonstrating the price, density, comfort, support, durability, warranty and other factors. These ratings can be important as you sort through the hundreds and hundreds of options to find the right mattress for you.

Ratings or reviews from consumers also give you another way to be a more educated customer.


Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

All of these ratings and opinions are subjective though, so use them as a guide, not an absolute, and remember that a popular feature among reviewers may not equate to a great feature for you.


Someone who suffers from allergies or prefers organic products may find organic cotton or wool to be a must-have but it may not even make the list for you.


There are some good things to keep in mind as you look though. Check to see if the mattress is resistant to dust mites, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, hypoallergenic and how it meets standards for fire resistance. One or more of these factors may be important to you in picking the best mattress.


Decision Time

When it’s time to put your money down, don’t decide based on the numbers. The price, of course, is still a critical number but the ratings? Those are just guides, not points of decision.


Go for the mattress that best suits your needs and your budget and feels great when you lay down. What works for you matters much more than what the ratings say.