Is It Time for a New Mattress?
Does the mattress you sleep on feel old and lumpy? Do the springs inside the mattress still provide the support you need? If not, it sounds like it’s time to upgrade to a newer more comfortable mattress!
Buying a New Mattress Can Be Confusing
I’d like to let you in on a little secret. Buying a new mattress for some people is easy, but difficult for others. The reason for this is that it all comes down to your knowledge of mattresses.
The Perfect Mattress
It’s important to have a bed that helps to heal and rejuvenate your body after a long day. An ideal mattress should have you feeling ready to take on the world after sleeping on it overnight.
Choose a New Mattress Wisely
Finding the right mattress takes time, it requires you to perform some research. Not doing your home work before buying a new mattress can cost you big. It would be an expensive mistake to ignore the research process.
Don’t let this scare you. Luckily for you the Internet has made the research process easier than in the past. All you need to do is search for the phrase “mattress reviews” and view the results.
In fact, the link below provides you with the top ten results from a Google search: Mattress Reviews from Google.com
Types of Mattresses on the Market
There are primarily three types of mattresses on the market today:
1. Traditional Innerspring Mattresses
This would be your traditional innerspring mattress. These mattresses are composed of a series of springs of various thickness (gauges).
The gauge of the springs provides various support to the mattress. The technological advances of today’s spring mattresses have improved the comfort dramatically.
2. Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam was developed by NASA back in the 1970’s. This high density foam conforms to the curves of your body to provide comfort and support.
A memory foam mattress provides natural support and decreases pressure points that cause pain while we sleep.
The mattress contains various layers of foam and often a layer of cooling gel to prevent the mattress from radiating too much heat as you sleep.
3. Hybrid Mattresses
A hybrid mattress blends the support characteristics of an innerspring and memory foam. Combining the two types provides the greatest level of comfort and support. A hybrid mattress is often referred to as the “Best of Both Worlds”.
Other Types of Mattresses
The ones I mentioned above are the primaries. But there are other types of mattresses, like water, air and latex foam mattresses.
Here’s Some Tips to Remember when Buying a Mattress:
#1 – Have a Budget in Mind
Know how much you want to spend. The cost of a new mattress can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a bargain basement mattress, to a couple of thousand for a brand such as Stearns & Foster.
Not setting a budget could cause you to pay far more for a mattress than you planned.
#2 – Know What You Want in a Mattress
Do your research ahead of time. Know if you want a soft or firm mattress. Also, have an idea if you want a spring, memory foam or hybrid mattress.
Know your preferences. If you have a spouse or mate, decide ahead of time about the compromises the two of you are willing to make.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as it can make a huge difference in the mattress you wind up with.
#3 – Try Before You Buy
Spend time lying on a few mattresses of different types. Lie in all the positions that you generally sleep in. Remember to ask about the stores exchange policy. If you take the mattress home and don’t like it can you return it for another brand?
If the mattresses you try out don’t feel right, don’t be afraid to say no and try another model. If all else fails, visit another store or buy one online.
#4 – Understand the Warranty Process
Any reputable mattress company will stand behind it’s product with a warranty. Make sure you understand the warranty process for defects and premature failure. Know if it’s 5 or 10 or 20 years, etc. Ten years tends to be the standard warranty period. Higher end mattresses may have a longer warranty.
#5 – Be Clear on Who Will Setup the Mattress
Know the costs associated with delivery, setup and removal of the old mattress. Be clear on whether they will perform the installation or if it’s left up to you.
Sticking with big name brands such as Sealy, Serta or Simmons is always a good idea. But don’t be afraid to give others a try, especially some of the newer online mattress stores. Take a look at online brands like Saatva, BedInABox, Purple Mattress and NECTAR Mattresses.
The Benefits of Having the Right Mattress
You will be amazed at how great sleeping on a new mattress feels. A good bed can do wonders for your posture, soothe aching joints and so much more.
If you do get a new mattress, be sure to get one that is best for you. Make sure that the mattress you decide on provides you with the right amount of support and comfort.
So if you are in the market for a new mattress, remember to keep the tips above in mind. Your body and mind will thank you each night after a good night of rest on that new comfortable mattress.
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