Did you know that the average person spends a third of they’re lives sleeping? Since we spend so much time sleeping it’s important to invest in a quality mattress. If you haven’t been sleeping well lately or you’re waking up with aches than it may be a sign that it’s time to replace your mattress. Of course, shopping for a new mattress is no easy task. What may be considered a luxury mattress to one person can be a backache waiting to happen for someone else. How can you choose the best mattress for you?
What’s Your Budget?
Start off, by first determining how much you can afford to spend a mattress. Remember, that you’re more than likely going to be sleeping on this mattress for the next five to ten years. Therefore, you’ll want to purchase a mattress of quality. So, consider it an investment. Also, what many people don’t know is that you should never pay full price for a mattress. Shop the sales and sales associates are always open to negotiation.
Test Out the Mattress
Perhaps the best way to determine whether a mattress might be perfect for your body is to test it out in the store. When shopping in -store, don’t be afraid to lay down on the mattress for a minute to see how it feels. Let the salesperson know you need a minute so that you don’t feel pressured while taking it for a test run. Make sure you spend a few minutes laying in different positions to get a true feel for the support and comfort of the mattress.
What’s the Return Policy?
Sometimes the mattress buying process can be a trial and error. You may get a mattress home and realize that it’s not for you. That’s why it’s important to inquire about the store’s return policy. This is especially critical if you are mattress shopping online. Only purchase from a store that offers a full refund or credit towards another mattress. Some retailers may impose a restocking fee.
Did You Read the Warranty?
Before you leave the store make sure you understand the warranty on the mattress. Some warranties range from ten to twenty-five years and can only cover production defects.