Know What You’re Looking For
Like any shopping trip, choosing a new mattress goes a lot faster if you have an idea of what you want before you step into the store. What size bed are you looking for? Are you looking for a traditional innerspring mattress, or one of the modern memory foam versions? Will you need a platform or frame, or are you just in the market for a mattress? What about box springs?
Try Before You Buy
Once you’ve narrowed down the size and type of mattress, you’ve still got to choose between brands and models. The gold standard is still trying it out yourself–ask to lie down on the mattress and see how it feels to you. A pro tip: bring your own pillow from home, to get the most realistic possible experience.
Got a sweetheart that shares the bed with you? Bring them along when you shop. The bed you like may be uncomfortable to them, or vice versa, and it’s important to gauge how the bed transmits motion. Both of you should lie down to try the mattress, and turn over a few times. It’s difficult for the best bed in the world to help you sleep if your partner is restless all night.
Talk to the Pros
Your salesperson isn’t just there to get you to sign on the dotted line. Mattress store staff help dozens of people every day to find the right mattress for them, and they’re knowledgeable. If you have any questions, they’re there to answer them. You shouldn’t feel rushed while buying a mattress, and you shouldn’t feel intimidated. There is no stupid question when it comes to something as vital to your health as a good night’s sleep, so take advantage of your salesperson and get the information you need.
Don’t let the idea of buying a new mattress at the current sale overwhelm you. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can get your best quality of sleep–for a very good price.
Softly Does It – www.theguardian.com
Choosing The Best Mattress – bettersleep.org