What to Consider when Buying a New Mattress

Edwin Shoffner
1 min readApr 17, 2023

Edwin Shoffner is an experienced sales professional in Greenville, South Carolina. He has worked in executive roles with Comfortaire Corporation, American Mattress Centers, and Mattress Man, among other businesses. Edwin Shoffner presently serves as president of Mattress By Appointment, a retail licensor with more than 450 licensees in the United States.

The average human life span is 79 years, and the average person spends about 9,490 days, or 26 years, sleeping. Sleep plays an integral role in physical and mental health, and quality of sleep is especially important. This is why it’s necessary to invest in a high-quality mattress.

Innerspring mattresses can last for about seven years, while latex and memory foam mattresses have an average life span exceeding 10 years. It may be time to change your mattress if you routinely wake up with neck or back pain. If you can afford it, aim to spend around $1,000 for a queen-size bed. Cheaper mattresses usually aren’t as durable.

Most importantly, prioritize comfort when shopping for a new mattress. If you sleep on your back or stomach, you’ll probably prefer a more firm mattress to provide adequate spine support, while softer mattresses are preferred among side sleepers.

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Edwin Shoffner

As the president of Mattress by Appointment in Greenville, South Carolina, Edwin Shoffner builds on more than 30 years of experience in the bedding industry.