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.

Our mattress factory is located in Biddeford, Maine.
We also have convenient store locations located in Portland, Portsmouth and Manchester NH, and Andover MA.
  • Biddeford

    25 Edwards Avenue
    Biddeford, ME 04005


    Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
    Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

  • Portland

    107 Fox Street
    Portland, ME 04101


    Monday - Friday 9 am to 6 pm
    Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
    Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

  • Portsmouth

    990 Lafayette Road
    Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Monday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
    Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

  • Manchester

    777 South Willow Street
    Manchester, NH 03103


    Monday 10 am to 6 pm
    Closed Tuesday
    Wednesday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
    Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm


    Shawsheen Plaza
    209 North Main Street
    Andover, MA 01810


    Monday & Tuesday 10 am to 6 pm
    Closed Wednesday
    Thursday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
    Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm