Mattresses are not cheap. You can spend a lot of money to buy a good one. As such, you really want to make sure the mattress you buy is one you can fall in love with. How do you ensure that? Well, you follow these tips during your mattress shopping endeavors.
1. Visit several stores.
Different mattress stores tend to sell different brands. Some brands are better suited to various people than others, even though each brand does tend to offer a range of models. By visiting several mattress stores, you can try a wider array of mattresses and be more confident in your purchase. Plus, if you find the same mattress at two stores, you might be able to get a better deal by haggling a little.
2. Lie down on it — and for more than a minute.
You may have it in your head that you like a soft mattress or a firm mattress. You might, therefore, figure you can sort out which mattress you'd like just by pressing down on them or sitting on them. But a mattress can feel very different when you sit on it as opposed to when you lie down. As silly as you might feel laying down on a bed in a store, rest assured that most people do it. There is nothing to be embarrassed about, and this truly is the best way to determine which mattresses you like.
3. Bring anyone else who will be sleeping on the mattress with you.
If you are buying a mattress to share with a partner, make sure both of you visit the mattress stores and try the mattresses out. Often two people have different tastes, so you will need to keep trying mattresses until you find one you can both agree on. Mattresses with one softer and one firmer side do exist and are often ideal for couples.
4. Look for a return policy.
From time to time, people will think they like a mattress, but they'll get home, sleep on it for a few days, and realize it is causing them back or neck pain. You can't always know whether this will happen in advance. So, you want to make sure the mattress you buy has a good return policy. Some stores offer free returns within 30 days; others give you 60. Either is okay, but just don't buy a mattress with a "no returns" stipulation.
With the tips above, you will have an easier time finding the perfect mattress.
For more information about buying mattresses, contact a company like Mattress Zombie.