Considering you’ll typically spend a third of your life in your bed, take some time when selecting your mattress to ensure you find the right one for you, say the experts at ESC Mattress Center in Everett.

Considering you’ll typically spend a third of your life in your bed, take some time when selecting your mattress to ensure you find the right one for you, say the experts at ESC Mattress Center in Everett.

Seven Things to Know Before You Go Mattress Shopping

We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it’s important to make the right choice

Finding the perfect mattress can be a challenge, but there are ways to make sure you get it right.

According to William Wellauer and Joshua Rigsby at ESC Mattress Center in Everett, knowing these few things can help you find the comfort you’re looking for:

Dress comfortably and appropriately when trying beds. The best way to pick the perfect mattress is to try them out by laying down on them. If you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, you can focus on the mattress.

Get fitted for a pillow. Pillows are an important part of your sleep system, and using the same pillow on all the beds you try helps to eliminate one variable.

Take your time. Spend some time on the mattresses. “In fact we want you to try them out,” William says. “You’ll spend a third of your life in your bed if you sleep eight hours a night, so you should take some time in the store to really see how it feels.

“And we’ll give you a 90-night trial to make sure you got the mattress of your dreams.

Know what you’re looking for. For example, you should be aware that “firm” and “supportive” aren’t the same thing. “Firmness describes how hard a bed is. Support describes how well the mattress puts your spine into proper alignment so you wake up feeling better,” Joshua says.

After-purchase care counts. “Humans are gross!” says William. “You really should consider using a mattress protector. Sweat, body oils, dead skin cells and everything else builds up in your bed over time and this will contribute to your bed breaking down prematurely.” A good mattress protector will keep all those things out of your mattress so it stays hygienic and lasts longer.

Find a dealer you can trust. “We’re here to help you make an informed decision, not to bamboozle you,” William says. “We have over 20 years of mattress industry experience and we want to pass some of that information to you to help find a bed you’ll love.”

Ask questions! “With over 20 years of mattress industry knowledge we’re more than happy to answer questions on the industry,” Joshua says, “even if it’s not about something we carry.”

More in Marketplace

The Remedy Tulalip budtenders have lots of great ideas for Valentine’s Day. Stop by the store to catch great love-bird specials!
Love potions and romance remedies!

This Valentine’s Day, spice things up with green flowers and adults-only chocolate

5 ways to find a mattress store you can trust

Need a new bed? Rest easy once you find the right help

Keeping communities safe: Snohomish County planning for disaster

Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies prevention projects as county grows, changes

Tools and equipment shipped right to your jobsite

Everett manufacturer and hardware supplier has been providing solutions for more than 40 years

Local Healthcare Providers – why it’s important to our community

Hear what one Western Washington Medical Group doctor has to say about being local

Legal help available through free online service

Your chance to win pro football tickets comes with signing up for’s

Kitchens a great place for family bonding

Engineered stone countertops can be a key ingredient in your family’s cooking adventures

Geriatric mental health: Finding the right home is important

Assessment, creation of a care plan are valuable next steps in process, specialist says

Fantastic food can spice up holiday gatherings

Selecting the right caterer can make your special event memorable, from Bellingham to Bothell

Patient-centered care: a collaborative patient and provider approach

A conversation with Western Washington Medical Group

Independently owned medical practices: A winning strategy for the patient and provider

By: Dr. David A. Russian, CEO, Western Washington Medical Group As our… Continue reading

Public awareness can change minds on the opioid crisis

Skagit County in the middle of efforts to get community talking, expand treatment options