Rest easy knowing you purchased the perfect mattress. 

By Southern Living Editors

Here's what to look for when buying a new mattress. Know the different types of mattresses before you shop. Suffer from back or joint pain? Try foam! Sleep next to a restless partner? An adjustable air mattress may work best. Inner-spring mattresses are the most popular type. Around 60% of beds sold contain steel coils. Now that you know the different makeups, let's perfect your shopping skills.

Lay on each mattress for five to ten minutes, and don't be shy if you're a stomach or side sleeper. Testing out your favorite snooze positions will help you decide. Found the support and comfort you're looking for? It's price-check time. The average range for a good mattress is between $600 to $1,000. Paying more means you've most likely selected a luxurious product. Shopping at a chain store? See if there's an opportunity to reduce the price. Some places will knock bucks off your total if you haggle. Best of luck in your mattress buying adventure, y'all!