Important Advice For Purchasing A New Mattress

A new mattress is something you should choose carefully. You’re going to use it everyday, so knowing what to pick matters. Here are some great tips.


1. Shop In Person

Even if you are planning on buying a mattress online, you should still visit mattress stores in person so that you can try out some of the mattresses that you are interested in. Although you can conduct research online, it is no substitute for being able to actually feel the level of support that each mattress provides.
After you determine which mattresses are the best fit for your body, you can then go online to find the best deal.

2. Avoid Shopping During Sales

Buying a mattress during a sale is a great way to save money. However, the actual process of shopping during the sale can be a nightmare. When mattress stores put their items on sale, they often get an influx of customers. Trying to catch the attention of a busy salesperson to get your questions answered can be a lot more challenging when there are a lot of people in the store. A better option is to visit the store before the sale to figure out which mattress you want to buy. Then, wait for a sale to buy it. That way, you can still get a great price without having to deal with the hassle of shopping during a sale.

3. Consider Buying From A Store That Specializes In Mattresses

In most cases, you will have a better experience if you buy your mattress from a specialty store rather than from a general department store. The salespeople at bedding stores tend to be more attentive and more informed. As a result, they can help you make a better choice. If you aren’t sure what to choose then look at these mattress reviews.

4. Think Twice Before Purchasing A Pillow Top Mattress

When you first lay down on a pillow top mattress, it can feel like a dream. Unfortunately, however, after you actually start using the mattress, the pillow top can flatten within very little time. Another drawback to these mattresses is that they are quite a bit thicker than a standard mattress. That means that you need to buy special sheets that are deep enough to accommodate the pillow top.

5. Shop With Your Partner

If you share your bed with someone else, you both should shop for your mattress together. Being able to test out mattresses together is the best way to find one that is a good fit for both of your needs.

6. Don't Get Sucked In By Flashy Features

Researchers at Consumer Reports warned people not to pay extra money for flashy features. Most standard mattresses are more than adequate and provide excellent comfort and support.

7. See If The Store Has Cheaper Models Available In The Back

When you visit a mattress store, the most expensive models are usually the ones that are on display. These stores often have cheaper mattresses in the back that may be more than adequate for your needs.

8. Don't Pay Extra For An Extended Warranty

Mattresses that are defective usually experience problems within about a year of buying them. Although problems can occur after that point, it is a lot harder to pinpoint the cause, meaning that your warranty claim may be denied since there is no way to prove that the problem arose from a defect.

9. Buy From A Store That Allows Returns


Check the return policy of the store before buying a mattress. Ideally, you should buy from a store that provides "comfort returns". This means that you can bring the mattress back if you aren't satisfied, regardless of the reason. In some cases, you may need to pay a small fee. However, that is still better than being stuck with a mattress that you hate.

10. Purchase A New Pillow

Anytime you buy a mattress, you should buy a new pillow to go along with it so that your head gets the proper support.

11. Negotiate On The Price

Buzzfeed recently published a report that shows that mattresses are often marked up as much as 12 times more than the actual cost of manufacturing them. That means that there is a lot of room to haggle. Even if the mattress is on sale, you still may be able to get a discount. If nothing else, you should ask for extras like a new bedding set or new pillows.

12. Don't Buy A Fancy Box Spring

The box spring is far less important than the mattress. You should be able to get by with an inexpensive box spring as long as it is the right size to support the mattress that you purchase.
Have you recently purchased a mattress? Are you getting ready to do so? We'd love to hear about your experience in our forum.
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