We spend at least a third of our lives in bed so it is better if we take into consideration the impact of the mattress on health.
Sleeping on a retiring mattress or a wrong mattress will only be detrimental to your health so it is wise to invest on the right mattress. But with so many brands and different kinds, it is hard to narrow down to a decision.
At the same time, the most crucial factor is the budget that can be challenging. This is one of the reasons why many skip and prolong the use of mattress even if it is advised to change the mattress every 8 years.
For those who are planning to buy a mattress, here are few tips from experts to choose a mattress that’s healthy for you.
Research well and set a budget limit
The first thing to do while heading off to buy a mattress is to set a budget limit. As with any major purchase, make sure you maintain a limit to avoid over expense.
This will also help in getting the right mattress which you can afford without adding bills on unwanted accessories that many of the retailers are notoriously famous for.
Once you finally choose your mattress, the salesperson throws his marketing pitch to persuade you in buying a few mattress accessories, extended warranties, which might not be necessary.
Another thing to consider is not going much into models or line names. While one retailer may have a line from a famous brand or manufacturer in one name, another will have a line from the same manufacturer but probably under another name. Some very persuasive methods of selling an item and you shouldn’t fall for it.
Once you are in a budget make sure to check online websites for mattress reviews, circulars and retailers about what’s on sale. You can also make a note of model names, price range so that you can go to the store and check out those models.
Many online websites also have retailers near your neighbourhood so that you can check them out voluntarily.
Choosing the right mattress
There are many brands that carry different types of mattresses but there are only basic few types.
1. Memory foam mattress
Many manufacturers use memory foam mattress due to its ability to take the shape of your body and evolve itself in such a way to cradle you to sleep easily.
2. Sleep number beds
Such mattresses comprise of inflatable air pressure chambers inside which can adjust the firmness levels of the mattress according to your requirements.
3. Firm Vs. Plush
As the name implies the firmness and softness that you need. There are ranges of firmness levels starting from extra firm, firm, plush, and goes up to ultra-plush to denote the firmness or softness level of the mattress.
You can also go for flippable mattresses if you want both firm and plush surfaces in a single mattress.
Try it out yourself
While a glib salesperson may almost convince you to buy a high-end mattress, he at times may not be right. Don’t buy a mattress unless you check it out yourself.
You should also ask the sales-person to bring a test pillow so that you can get the initial trial of the mattress at the same position you sleep at night.
Rest and try it on for a few good minutes. Relax the body and settle before you make the decision based on the firmness and softness you desire.
Trial period and good warranty
Many of the top brands offer you a good trial period for you to try on the mattress.
This will give you an edge of satisfaction that even if you are not happy with the product, you can always return it back and get your money completely reimbursed.
Few companies offer a replacement and proper warranty of 10+, 20+ years so you are safe that your money is going down the drain and are invested in a genuine brand.