Buying Tips


At Portland Mattress Makers, we’re proud of our high-quality, handmade mattresses and of our approach to selling them directly to you.
We realize that buying a mattress can be confusing.
At Portland Mattress Makers, we try our best to make the shopping experience as comfortable as our mattresses.
Our goal is to make your mattress buying experience exceptional, from the moment you walk in the store to the time our delivery teams sets up your new bed.

Your body should tell you when it is time for a new mattress – but are you paying attention? If you regularly wake up feeling stiff or sore, or if you are not sleeping as well as you did a year ago, it might be time to replace what you are sleeping on. There are many factors to consider when buying a new mattress.

  • Mattresses wear at different rates, so the average lifespan of a mattress varies.
  • The best way to know if it is time for you to replace your mattress is to consider your personal comfort level, lifestyle, and changes in your body.
  • Changes in lifestyle and age can affect your need for support or comfort preferences in a mattress.

Clues it’s time for a new mattress

If a simple check of your body and lifestyle isn’t enough, consider evaluating your mattress twice a year for wear and ask yourself these specific questions:

  • Are you sleeping better or worse than you were a year ago?
  • Are you waking up with back pain or feeling stiff or sore?
  • Would a new mattress improve your sleep?
  • Are you having your best night’s sleep someplace other than your own bed?

Source: “The Better Sleep Council”

A word about box springs.

Low-Profile Box Springs: Occasionally a standard height box spring (8″) is too high for some of today’s thick mattresses. At 5 1/2″ the low profile box spring is a perfect fit for these situations. The semi-flex box spring is available as a low-profile model.

Split Box Springs: We make 2-piece full sized and queen sized box spring for the occasion when a standard 1-piece box spring will not fit into the house. These box springs are split lengthwise. All 2-piece box springs require a 6 legged frame for support.

Feel good shopping local, and feel great on your new hand crafted mattress!