You’d be foolish to read just one site and think that you knew everything there is to know about how to buy the best mattress.
As good as I hope that you think this site is, I fully recognize that there are a lot of other resources out there, if you look long and hard enough.
I don’t want you to have to look hard, so I’ve done the work for you and found a bunch of reputable pages with good advice on mattress buying.
Here are the pages I like.
Consumer Reports has an entire section on their site about buying a mattress. You can’t get more legitimate than them! Keep in mind that they probably want to upsell you to their paid membership to see individual mattress ratings.
If you’ve ever studied personal finance online, you’ve probably run into the excellent Get Rich Slowly blog by J D Roth. One of his blog posts covers his own guide to buying a quality mattress without spending too much money.
Slate Magazine studied the mattress industry and wrote a great article on all of the tricks of the trade when it comes to buying a mattress without getting taken.
Epinions has two different guides to buying a mattress that I like. This one is their top rated guide, but this one is written by a guy who used to work at a mattress store, and has a lot of interesting information.