A Mattress Buying Guide

You spend more time on your bed than on any other piece of furniture in your home, and you rely on it more as a source of relief and comfort from day to day chores not forgetting re-energizing effect and purging daily distress. That’s why mattress selection is an important shopping exercise. The following are tips to consider before buying a new mattress:;

Durability

This has to do with how long the material of the mattress will last. A good mattress should last for about 8-10 years. It is suggested therefore one to consider it as an investment. Don’t just settle for the lowest price; look for the best durable quality.

Individual taste and preferences

The best recommendation is using the process of elimination to weed out the ones you dislike. Go to the retailer and use the “rest test” to narrow down your choice(s). Consider preference on comfort, support and space.

Consider buying online

With the internet comes the ability to get accurate information that can allow you to do comparative shopping analysis before actually buying your new mattress.

Consider the size

Buying a too-small mattress is one of the biggest mistakes new bed-buyers make. Consider the size that suits the height and weight of bed users.

Decide how much you will spend

Consider a mattress that is comfortable and falls within your price range. Remember that a more expensive mattress isn’t necessarily a better mattress.

Test your mattress

Lie down on the bed in the position you normally sleep. Stretch, toss and turn on the mattress mimicking sleep to assess what you are buying.

Check for the warranty

Ask for a 30-60 day guarantee to insure that you get a good night sleep on the new mattress. Give yourself several weeks before deciding it isn’t working for you.

Boxspring

The boxspring often is called the foundation. Don’t buy a mattress without getting a new boxspring for it. The box spring does much of the work for the mattress by absorbing stress and weight.

Buy with confidence

Before making any purchase, make sure you know what you’re buying, know your seller and if you are protected if you are buying online.