A new survey from the Better Sleep Council shows that buying a mattress most often prompts consumers to shop for the sleep accessories that help turn the bed set into a sleep ensemble. Nine in 10 who purchased a mattress bought sheets and nearly as many bought pillows. Seven in 10 added a mattress pad or a protector, and six in 10 purchased a topper, according to the survey from the BSC, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association. (Read the full survey results on page 19.) But a mattress purchase isn’t the only thing that prompts consumers to shop for accessories. Not unexpectedly, they also buy top-of-bed products when their own start to wear out — and also to upgrade to items made with better quality materials or those offering more benefits.

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