Would you buy a used toothbrush at the store? Yuck! So why settle for a used mattress? Mattresses are some of the most personal items one could own. Buying a used mattress is not the way to go. Shop around rather for an affordable new mattress in factory sealed covers. The risks of buying used mattresses are numerous, but the most worrisome of them all is the risk of inviting bed bugs into your home. Those little rascals are known to multiply so rapidly that they could also get into your couch unknowingly. Bed bugs can feed of dead skin or scales that fall of your body when you sleep. This can keep them alive for a long period of time. A bite from one of them could get you sick.