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10 Tips for Buying the Perfect Mattress

September 12, 2016


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The amount of sleep you get can directly affect your quality of life. And mattresses directly affect our quality of sleep. Most mattress stores will allow you to test out the bedroom furniture before buying to make sure that you were getting the right thing. Here are some tips for buying mattresses properly.

  1. Research mattresses online before even going shopping. There are many helpful resources that can give you information but don’t sell mattresses so they will be unbiased. It’s best to find reputable sources that gain nothing from giving your information about mattress or sleeping.

  2. It’s also a good idea to talk to your doctor. Especially if you have a health condition, you’re going to need something specific so your doctor may be able to recommend some good ideas. While your doctor is not a mattress expert, he or she will know your condition and may be able to offer good advice regarding what would help you based on their experience.

  3. Keep an eye out for phrases like “medically approved.” There are no medical groups that actually test out mattresses and allow them to be certified and labeled like this. It is simply a sales tactic. If you see a mattress like this, it does not mean it is a scam but you should not take their word for it. Test it out just like you would any other mattress.

  4. Always test out the mattress. You should lay on it for about 10 to 15 minutes. You might feel self-conscious but buying a mattress is a big choice and you won’t get a real feel for it unless you try it out. The salesperson might seem like they are rushing you but don’t worry about that. Take your time and figure it out.

  5. There are certain mattresses that aren’t for everyone. Firm mattresses are not always the best for your back and pillow tops aren’t for everyone either, no matter what the sales person tells you. For example, if you are a lighter weight person, a pillow top wouldn’t matter for you because you wouldn’t weight down the mattress to feel the coils anywhere while a heavier weight person may need that extra padding for comfort.

  6. If you prefer to have your head or feet slightly elevated when you sleep then you might want to try out in adjustable bed. You should ask about trial periods or comfort guarantees before you commit to buy. This way you can try out a bed for an entire night or a few nights before deciding once and for all what you will get.

  7. Make sure that your mattress has a minimum of a 10 year warranty. This will ensure that it is a good mattress and if there are any default so you can return it. However, keep in mind that stains will void your warranty so you will want to get a waterproof mattress protector to preserve the condition of the mattress.

  8. There are many options and varieties when you’re shopping for a mattress. Try out a firm one, a soft one as well as a pillow top, all in the same brand in order to properly compare. Once you find your favorite, try that type in different brands. Don’t be afraid to keep trying them until you find one that you like.

  9. Communicate with the salesperson about your likes and dislikes of each mattress. They will probably be able to help narrow down your choices as they become more familiar.

  10. It’s a good idea to shop at a store that sells or specializes only in mattresses. This is because the sales people are usually trained in sleep studies and mattress specialties and can give better advice according to your needs and wants.

The main issues to think about when buying a mattress are comfort and support. If you can get a mattress that offer both of these then you’ve hit the jackpot. Don’t settle for a mattress that is only prolific in one area. Your ideal mattress can only be determined by you and anyone else who sleeps in your bed. Make sure that you were supported in the necessary areas such as lower back or neck but that you were comfortable enough to be able to sleep all night without interruption.

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