Mattress manufacturers are competitive and this provides direct benefits to consumers. Mattress manufacturers are continually improving mattresses through new technology, enhanced materials and unique designs; all with the goal of providing a better night's sleep. When shopping for a mattress it is best to look at a number of companies before choosing which one you would like to purchase from.
Innerspring mattresses are by far the most popular and the competition among the "Big 3" innerspring mattress manufacturers (Sealy, Simmons and Serta) is particularly fierce. Again, this means innovative, high quality mattresses for consumers and usually results in very competitive prices.
Each manufacturing company is competing with another in order to receive business from as many customers as possible. That said, there should always be some form of deal or sale they will offer you in order to receive your business. If they are not willing to do this, they probably aren't worth buying from. Here's a tip to help you when shopping for a mattress. If you find a mattress you like, try finding the exact mattress from another manufacturing company. Most often manufacturing companies will agree to beat their competition's price by at least 5 percent.
Unfortunately, comparing the different mattress manufacturers and mattress brands can be difficult, since each manufacturer uses their own terminology to describe the construction and materials of their mattresses. Where one company may refer to pocket coils as "independent coils" another will call it "individual encased coils." Also, most manufacturers have specific trademarked names to describe their patented mattress technology and as a result, it is difficult to determine what style of coil is actually being used. Where possible, try to find cross section images or samples of the mattress anatomy, since it will provide a more accurate indication of the coil construction (and cuts through the mattress manufacturers' lingo.)
The best way to ensure you are receiving a quality mattress from a mattress manufacturing company is by asking friends and family which companies they would recommend. Once you find a company that is reputable, it's probably a wise idea to purchase from them to ensure you receive a quality mattress.