I need to buy a new mattress (no box spring).
How do you choose a good mattress? I don't feel like I can determine which mattress is the best after lying on it for two minutes in the store with a sales guy hovering around. Will that really tell me if I will like sleeping on it night after night?
At the stores I see prices like $250, $500, $1000, and higher.
Is it worth paying for a more expensive mattress?
Are all of those features (pillow top, different types of springs, memory foam, etc) really worth the extra cost or are they just excuses to jack up the price?