Buying a new bed and mattress is a relatively large purchase and it is therefore important to ensure that you make the right purchase which suits your needs. If your mattress is worn out, ripped or you are no longer getting a good night’s sleep, then it may just be time for you to get a new one. Here are some important tips on how to shop for a new bed and mattress, they include but are not limited to the following;
First, it is important to choose your bed size. Beds are usually available in several sizes such as King size, queen, twin and full sizes. There are also some extended sizes such as the California king. Apart from how much you are willing to spend, the size of your bedroom will also dictate the size of bed you will opt for.
Once you have decided on the size of the bed, you should do some research on the different types of mattresses in the market. Visit a mattress store and speak a sales representative and also get a chance to see samples of mattresses in person, you can even get a chance to try them out and also have all your questions answered.
If you have a health problem, it is important to talk to your doctor or physical therapist about your condition and take note of what he or she recommends. They would provide you with some good advice about the best mattress to purchase so as not to aggravate your current position.
You should then decide on the type of mattress you need to buy. It is worth noting that they all range between different comfort levels. The most common type of mattress is the innerspring mattress which uses coils and springs manufactured within the mattress. Another popular mattress type is memory foam which usually conforms to the shape of your body. It is also possible to purchase an adjustable mattress which can either firm or soften the mattress by the touch of a button.
When doing your shopping, it is advisable to do your shopping in a store that specializes in mattresses, this is important because the sales personnel at such stores usually have more training on the whole subject around sleep problems and postures. Always opt for a store which sells several brands as this will afford you the requisite variety both in terms of price offers and product quality.
It is important to note that firm mattresses aren’t always the better option for your back. Think twice before you buy a hard or firm mattress because research has shown that if you are suffering from low back pain then the best mattress is a medium firm rather than a firm mattress.
It is also worth mentioning that pillow tops are not the best option for everyone, light weight people usually don’t require big thick pillow mattresses because they are not heavy enough to compress the foam so as to touch the underlying support. The opposite though is true for heavier or larger people who tend to feel more comfortable with such pillow tops.
Always keep in mind that adjustable beds are a great option, if you find that you feel more comfortable sitting in a recliner than lying down then you are better of using an adjustable bed. They are ideal in such situations because they allow you to elevate your knees and head slightly so as to relieve the pressure on your lower back.
It is also important to ask about comfort guarantees if your state still allows retailers to provide such guarantees. If it is there, make sure you understand the details, inquire whether you will be required to pay for shipping and whether a money back guarantee is included and the time frame within which you should return the mattress in case of problems.
It is also important to check on the warranty of the mattress you have chosen. A good mattress should have a minimum of ten year full replacement or what is known as non-prorated warranty. This is very important when you take into consideration the overall investment you have made buying the mattress.
Before you make your purchase, make sure you have tried and checked out all options and variations. Ask to try a plush, firm or pillow top of the same brand and price point. Keep in mind that it is your bed and mattress and you expect to sleep and relax on it for years to come.