Angie's List: Getting good quality sleep may depend on your mattress

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The quality of a mattress can last anywhere from 8-16 years.
LEWISTON, ID - If getting a good night's sleep is your dream - it may be time to invest in a new bed.

But with so many options out there, buying a new mattress can be confusing. In today's Angie's List report, we put the top mattress myths to bed.

"Right now we see a lot of pillow tops," said Mattress Company President, Lauren Taylor. "Those are becoming a lot more popular and also foam mattresses - something that is all foam as opposed to having an inner spring."

"If you're like me, buying a new mattress might be on your to-do list this year," said Angie's List Owner, Angie Hicks. "But remember this is a big purchase. A new mattress can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, so you want to be sure you're making the right decision and don't feel pressured about a deal you see. If you need to, sleep on it. Think about what you want to spend and make sure you make the right decision."

"There are going to be some mattresses that won't last eight years and there are going to be some mattresses that last twice that long," said Taylor. "It really comes down to the quality of mattress that you purchase. Typically your body will tell you when it's time. If you wake up and you don't feel like you're getting a good quality sleep at night. Sometimes it's a matter of visiting someone's home or going to a hotel and figuring out that you don't sleep as well at home as you should."

"The warning on a mattress tag can be pretty daunting, but the truth is once you buy the mattress and you want to remove the tag, you can," said Hicks. "Keep in mind, a lot of times that tag is necessary for the warranty to stay intact."

Angie's List said a new mattress can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. That's a big purchase, so don't feel pressured to buy on the spot. Lie down for at least 10 minutes to gauge your comfort level and always ask about their return or exchange policy.