Buying Guide: 5 Pointers for a Mattress Shopper
There are a lot of reasons why you might not be getting the quality of sleep you need. However, having an uncomfortable mattress should not be one of them because that is an issue that can be easily resolved. It might take a little time, effort, and money to fix a mattress issue, but it should be more manageable than trying to overcome a sleep disorder.
The reality is your body changes over time. While your mattress might have provided you with comfort or support in the past, it might be time to reassess. Of course, the mattress industry has changed a lot in recent years. There are quite a few decisions you would need to consider if you start searching for a new mattress. With that in mind, we would like to offer you five pointers that could help lead you to find the mattress that is right for you.
The Right Price
Back in the day, mattress prices covered a fairly narrow range because there weren’t a lot of choices to be made. The choices were confined to water beds at the high end of the price spectrum and coil spring mattresses at the lower end of the spectrum.
Today, prices can range from £300 all the way up to as much as £3,000 or more. That would be more of an investment than an expense. What you need to decide is how much you are willing to pay for size, type of mattress, and any options you might want to include.
If you can, you might want to avoid focusing on name brands. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to pay for a label when the quality of the mattress might not warrant the extra cost. Also, you can save money if you are willing to be patient. Mattress stores and online retailers always have mattress sales going with really good deals on quality mattresses.
The Right Type of Mattress
The right type of mattress will always be the type that gives you the comfort and support you want at a price you can afford. As we mentioned earlier, there are a lot more types available today than there was yesterday.
While there are many variations of each type of mattress based on materials and options, there are three basic types of mattresses on which you should be focusing.
Innerspring or coil: Tradition hasn’t completely given way to innovation. If you like the bouncy feel of a mattress, innerspring mattresses can still deliver the goods. They come in a wide range of sizes, colors, and firmness options. If you are looking for optional extras, this might not be the right option for you. Affordability should not be an issue because innerspring mattresses will cover a wind range of prices.
Foam: This is where innovation has raised the bar. If you have a bad back and pains, a memory foam mattress could resolve a lot of issues. Since these kinds of mattresses will consistently conform to your body, you will always get support and comfort. If you want extra options like an adjustable or heated mattress, you can check that box. Of course, options have a price.
Hybrid: If making a decision challenges you, why not consider a mattress that combines memory or gel foam with the concept of the spring mattress? That will hit your bank account somewhere in the middle while ensuring you get a mattress that is comfortable and supportive.
The Right to Online Shopping:
Yes, you can now order mattresses online for direct delivery to your house. It’s a great way to compare prices and mattress options while saving time and effort and not having to sacrifice comfort and support. If you still want to test drive your mattress, you can visit a retail shop to get an idea of what you want and need.
The Right Warranty
If you are looking to buy a high-end mattress, you’ll have to make a bit of an investment. If you are going to make a bit of a financial investment, you should protect yourself by making sure you get a warranty that ensures you will have access to a high-end mattress for at least a few years.
Reading the Right Review
It’s near impossible to know how durable a mattress is going to be over the long term. You can’t get that information with a test drive or when shopping online. What you can do is read customer reviews about certain mattresses and mattress manufacturers. It’s not the perfect way to assess things like durability, but it does give you a peek into the future through the eyes of consumers who have already undertaken the mattress buying process.