15 July 2019

4 Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Buying a new mattress is an important investment.  After all, we spend around 1/3 of our lives sleeping.  When you consider that fact you can see just how essential it is to find a mattress that you are going to love for years to come.  The following are some tips to help you when it comes to buying a new mattress.  Consider these tips as you shop around for the perfect night's sleep!

Mattress Firmness

Knowing how firm you prefer your mattress is going to help you when shopping.  While a mattress may claim they are firm, another mattress company could consider the same as extra firm.  Some companies give a firmness rating system for their mattresses which usually help when purchasing a bed.  A general guiding point system is 3 to 5 points being a soft mattress, 6 to 7 points being a medium firmness, and over 7 points up to 10 points meaning firm.  

Try Before You Buy

While most people already like to lay down and try the feel of a mattress before they decide to purchase, many people don't actually try it as long as they should.  Take the time to actually lie down and try the mattress for 10-15 minutes to really get the feel of it and to see if it will work.  Don't be embarrassed to do so as this is your investment on a good night's rest and if you rush the process you may end up with a bed that you really don't care for after all.

Consider Shopping Around

Since purchasing a new mattress can be a big investment, just not on sleep but also financially, taking your time to shop around is recommended.  Prices for the same mattress can vary depending on the dealer.  Don't feel locked into purchasing your mattress at one dealer just because you tried the mattress and it is one you are interested in.  If you find a particular brand and model that you like you can call around other stores in the area to see if they carry the model and what their prices are.  If you are set on a particular mattress or bed frame you can also check prices online, as you may be able to get a better deal for the same bed.

Look at the Warranty

So you found a bed you love, that's great!  Now you want to be sure to check the warranty so that you know how long the warranty is for and if it comes with any replacement conditions.  You should look for a mattress that comes with a warranty of around 10 years.  Ask your mattress dealer about the warranty of the bed you are looking at and what the warranty involves so you know all the details before purchasing.

Now that you have some tips on buying a new mattress you can go out shopping feeling prepared and ready to make an informed decision.  Be sure to do your homework and take the time you need to find the mattress that is right for you.  


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