What you like in a mattress is as unique as you are! Because a mattress is a major purchase, it might feel overwhelming to shop for.

Don’t panic! There are several steps you can take to set yourself up for success – and ultimately a better night’s rest – by doing a little research before you start shopping, and once you’re at the store comparing your options.

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Making sure your new mattress & foundation are properly installed in your bedroom is the first step in caring for your new bed. Improper installation can damage your new sleep set. If you choose to transport and install it yourself, ask store personnel for advice to help you avoid problems.

Cover it up.

A washable mattress protector will keep your set fresh and free from stains, dust mites and allergens. It protects your investment and will be beneficial in case of a warranty claim.

No little
your bed.

Don’t let the kids jump on your bed. They could damage the interior construction of your bed or they could get hurt.


If you detect a slight new product odour when you first get your new set, air the mattress and foundation in a well ventilated bedroom for a few hours.

Rotate it.

Unless your mattress care instructions indicate otherwise, you may want to periodically rotate your mattress from end-to-end and flip it over, if applicable.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions

Be sure to follow any specific guidelines from your manufacturer about the best method of mattress care.


Be sure to use a sturdy, high-quality foundation.

Make sure your foundation has a strong centre support that will prevent the mattress from bowing or breaking.