Buying a mattress is not unlike buying a car. The salesmen are sleazy, the financing options built to confuse, and the whole whole scenario feels a little gross.

Our advice: figure out what you like in terms of firmness (pause...) and just get on with it.

Once a mattress is selected, you move on to another, equally important purchase — the bed frame.

No, dropping the mattress on the floor won't do. As with any furniture, a bed frame helps set the tone for your home. If you want to rest well, you'll want your bedroom to function as your sanctuary and reflect your personality most perfectly. (Plus, women don't want to spend a night sleeping on the ground).

To ease the process, we've matched bed frame and personality types. Continue on to check out the Complex Guide to Picking the Right Bed.

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