One of the main reasons that people put off buying a new mattress is that they’re afraid to making a mistake, and for good reason; mattresses are expensive and if you do make a mistake you have to live with it for a long time…What should I look for when choosing a mattress? Which factors matter when choosing the correct mattress? Have you faced questions like these? We have tried to provide you with few answers in this article…
We have compiled a set of 7 tips that can definitely help you make an educated choice but, can’t guarantee that you will end up with the perfect mattress because mattress needs vary from person to person
Research about mattresses
Before buying a mattress, you need to know the answers to certain questions:
- Type of mattress – Spring, Rubberised coir or foam
- Density – High, medium or low
- Firmness – Soft, medium firm or extra firm.
- Size – Measure the size of your bed properly. Tally with the size chart on the online store to make sure that you are buying one that’ll fit your bed.
- Budget – You can find out various options in your budget range online and then compare the characteristics of the mattresses before choosing one.
Also, talk to your doctor. If you have a health condition, find out what he or she recommends. Some mattresses may have labels like orthopaedic, medically approved. These may not be completely authentic. Those mattresses may well have some orthopaedic-friendly features but no medical organisation may have verified this. So do not get misled.
The more research you do, the better are the chances of you buying the perfect mattress.
Test your mattress
When buying a mattress at a store, you should try to lie down or at least sit on the mattress for at least 10 minutes. Don’t let the salesman hassle you or hurry you along. Couples should test the mattress together.
Online stores do not have the luxury of providing a touch experience, so make sure that you read up all the facts about the mattress you have chosen. Research across websites to make sure you end up with the correct set of facts.
Some points to remember:
- If you are looking for mattresses for back pain, you will want a firm support mattress with a comfortable feel. Also, it should suit your sleeping position.
- Pillow tops are not suitable for everyone. Larger/heavier people may be more comfortable with a little extra cushion. Whereas, light-weight people may not require that extra layer of comfort.
- Adjustable beds are an option to consider if you find sitting in a recliner more comfortable than lying down flat on bed. These beds allow you to elevate your head and knees helping to relieve pressure on the lower back.
Enquire about trial periods
Make sure you enquire about any trial period offered by mattress brands before you make a decision. Read and understand the terms and conditions of the Trial period before you purchase. Check whether you are required to pay shipping, if it includes a money-back guarantee or an exchange. Also check whether you must return the mattress within a certain time frame.
Always check the warranty thoroughly and find out what is covered in the warranty. Make sure you read and understand the warranty conditions thoroughly and safeguard against violating any of them as this may render the warranty void. Generally, a warranty covers manufacturing defects which will likely reveal itself within a year.
Protect your investment
Read the fine print
Every store offers different policies regarding trial periods, warranty, returns etc. These policies are generally glossed over. Do not get caught unawares in the fine print regarding the above points.
Set a Budget
Research mattress prices online so that you can decide on a budget. Keep a buffer price, either lower or higher. Knowing and fixing a price can make your choice easier when you are shopping. Cheaper need not always be better. Make sure it is a quality product that you are purchasing as you will be using this mattress for the next few years. Buy the best mattress that is within your budget.