Buying a mattress can be challenging. You may only do it a few times in your life. The big question is, can 15 minutes in a store really tell you if a mattress is right for you? Spindle brings over four generations of experience to making and selling mattresses, and we have found that those 15 minutes don’t really matter. It turns out, buying a mattress online works just as well as going into a store to try out mattresses.

For some, it’s complicated — do you go into a store or buy online? For others, it’s a piece of cake. At Spindle we’ve made it easy for everyone. Try our Comfort Calculator to select the right firmness and you are on your way to sleeping better.

When choosing a Spindle mattress there are three factors to consider. Follow the guidelines below to help you find the right mattress for you.

Current mattress

You need to know if you like a hard or soft mattress. Most of us have personal preferences. If you know you sleep well on a firmer mattress, get a firm mattress. If you like a bit more cushion, medium is likely your key to comfort.

BMI —  Body Mass Index

If you don’t already know it, calculate your BMI. Use the guidelines below for a general rule of thumb, kind of like what size jeans to buy: too baggy or too tight means you won’t be comfortable. Buy the mattress that’s best for your size.

BMI below 19 — SOFT

BMI between 19 and 25 — MEDIUM

BMI between 26 and 31 — FIRM

BMI over 31 — Unfortunately, we do not make a mattress that’s right for you at this time. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to give you some recommendations. Our favorite is the Archetype – Organic Innerspring from WJ Southard.

Sleep position

The way that you sleep should be used in conjunction with your BMI to find the correct firmness. Keep in mind too that most everyone changes positions all during the night. You may go to sleep on your side and wake up on your stomach, or start on your back and wake up on your side, or…truth is: we mainly only feel the experience of our mattress for the five minutes before we fall asleep and the five minutes while we’re waking up.

Soft:  Best for side sleepers.

Medium:  Ideal for side sleepers and back sleepers.

Firm:  Good for side sleepers, back sleepers or stomach sleepers.