What Nobody Tells About Buying a Mattress
If you're in the market for a new mattress and have recently taken a stroll down the aisle of a bedding store, you know that there is a dizzying array from which to choose. But, how do you know which mattress is best for you? Is it time for a new mattress? Do you wake up tired or achy, or does your mattress look saggy or lumpy?
Nothing is more relaxing than snuggling in bed after a long day. When you add up all the things you do in 24 hours, no other piece of furniture gets as much use as your bed. After all, we spend about 1/3 of our lives in bed and how well and how long we sleep affects everything in our lives. The trouble is, most of us don’t relate our sleep health with our overall health and when we do connect the dots, buying a new mattress is a big, expensive deal – and it’s not something we can afford to make a mistake on. Finding the right product takes time, effort, and careful consideration.
Buying a new mattress in a typical big-box store, with pushy salespeople and sky-high delivery fees, may be a hassle. But the worst thing is not knowing if that mattress you tested for two minutes in-store will deliver what your body really needs night after night.
In recent years online brands have popped up to address these consumer concerns. Great mattresses at fair prices can be found at ONLINE RETAILERS. The MATTRESS-IN-A-BOX arrives at your door (no shipping fees!) in a small easy-to-move box and expands when you take it out. You'll have about 100 nights to decide if you love your new mattress, and if you don't, you can return it for free. The process is so easy that once you buy a mattress online, you may never want to go back to a mattress store again.
Here are some tips to choose and buy a mattress you’ll love, and that loves you back.
Learn lessons from your old bed
There’s no set rule for when to replace a mattress but there are some signs that you should. Some you can plainly see, such as rips, divots, or stains. Others you can feel, for example, if your hips and shoulders now sink deeply into the mattress. Still other signs you can’t see at all: Your mattress and bedding provide an ideal environment for dust mites that can trigger allergies or even asthma.
How often should you replace your mattress?
The Better Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress every 7-10 years, depending on comfort and support. The truth is that the life of a mattress varies wildly, which depends on how you take care of it, how you sleep on it and how often you rotate it.
Know your size
You don’t necessarily have to stick with the same size mattress as the one you are replacing. Think about your current lifestyle before heading out to shop and ensure that you’re getting the right mattress for your bedroom.
What type of mattress do I need?
The type of mattress each person needs varies upon personal preference. It is important to know about each type of mattresses.
- Memory foam
- Innerspring mattresses
- Water beds
- Air mattresses
What is your budget?
Budget varies from person-to-person. Just a couple of years ago the only real option was going in-store, which almost always meant overpaying for a regular mattress.
The online mattress industry is helping to change that. With so many companies building exceptional mattresses at fair and reasonable prices, consumers can now get a great bed with a modest budget.
How firm should the mattress be?
Several online mattress companies have developed mattresses that have a universal comfort, which means that it will suit the needs of the majority of the sleepers. Although there is only one firmness level offered with these mattresses, the structure of their foams and layered design works to offer comfort for a variety of sleepers (heavy, light, tall, short, side, back, stomach, etc.).
What position do you sleep in?
Side, back, stomach, or a little bit of each. Everyone sleeps in their own, unique way. The big problem…most people aren’t searching for a mattress that supports their sleeping style. Each sleeping position has its own specific needs and ideal firmness level.
How much do you weigh?
The sinkage, hug, feel, cooling, and support of each mattress is highly affected by how much you weigh and your body type. Depending on that you may need a specific type of mattress or firmness to create the ideal feel and support that your body needs.
When it comes to sleep, comfort is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. After coming home from a long day, and feeling an eternal separation from last night’s beauty sleep, there really is nothing better than sinking into the perfect mattress.
What makes a perfect mattress, though? Simply put, it’s the one that lets you rest the best.
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