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A good mattress is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your health and comfort. However, it can be difficult to know what mattress is best for your needs when there are so many different brands on the market. There are plenty of myths about mattress shopping that you may have heard, but you shouldn’t necessarily believe everything. Here are some of the most common myths about mattresses, debunked.

Firm mattresses are the best for preventing chronic pain

While firm mattresses are very supportive and work well for many people, they aren’t right for everyone. Generally, you’ll want something in the middle – soft enough to conform to your body, but firm enough that you won’t sink. If you sleep on your stomach, you will generally want a firm mattress, but if you sleep on your back or side, a softer mattress might be more comfortable.

You should flip your mattress every few months

Mattress technology has changed significantly over the past decade, and most mattresses today are actually not meant to be flipped. This is because many mattresses are layered, with a firm base and softer conforming layers on top. To prevent your mattress from wearing down in one spot over time, rotate it every few months at the very least. Over time, your mattress should wear down evenly.

If a mattress feels comfy in the store, it will be comfortable to sleep on

Since you tend to change positions throughout the night, it’s important to actually get a good night’s sleep on the mattress to see how it feels. This is why so many mattress companies now offer a trial period for their products, so you can get an accurate idea of what they’re going to feel like with consistent use. In fact, the most convenient option in most cases is just to order one of these mattresses online.

Don’t believe these myths when shopping for a mattress – look for an option that makes sense for your personal sleep style. One Sleep Company sells wholesale mattresses online, so you can get top quality mattresses delivered to you at an affordable price.