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Buying a new mattress? Tips on how to pick the best

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If you're shopping for a mattress, comfort and price aren't the only things you should check before buying.

Consumer Reports has traditionally advised consumers to lie down for at least 10 minutes on each side, your back, and your stomach on a mattress before buying it.

But what may seem comfortable in the store could disappoint later, so now it's also urging consumers to check the return policy. 

Find out how long you can keep the mattress before notifying the seller if you're dissatisfied, how long after that do you have to arrange a return or exchange, and if you'll need to repackage it in order to return it. 

Also find out who pays for shipping if it's returned, if you can return it yourself and if there's a "restocking" fee. 

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