4 Secrets to Buying a Mattress

  • Jan 13, 2014
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4-Secrets-to-Buying-a-Mattress You might have already heard: we sleep up to a third of our lives. What this means is that we should really look into getting a quality mattress because that's where we spend most of our time. But shopping for one is like having to jump through several hoops of roaring fire, because there are so many varieties out there. How, then, does one make the right choice? We suss out 4 secrets to choosing a suitable mattress:  

Bring a pillow along

Most of us simply try out the mattresses at the stores by lying flat on our backs. But this is not the optimal way of determining if the mattress is suitable for us or not. By resting your head on the usual number of pillows (or bolsters) you sleep on, you'll be able to get a feel of what it's really like to lie on the mattresses in your typical sleeping fashion.  

It's near impossible to find a lower price

Unlike items like groceries, it may get a little challenging to find a lower price for the same type of mattress. This is because similar models of beds could be marketed under a different name or the particular version is unique only to a certain brand. Unless you know the exact specifications (coil count, type of foam used, etc) of the mattresses you're comparing, the process of searching for a lower price for the mattress of your preference is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The key thing is to set a budget, sleep around on mattresses in that price range and make your decision from there. It'll also help if you do research on the mattress brand you're keen on before plunking down the deposit.  

Start from what works for you

If you've always slept well at your in-laws (gasp!), then that's where you should kick-start your mattress search. Find out the type of mattress they bought and use that as the starting point for your mattress research. How about luxurious hotel beds like W Hotel or Swissôtel? Well, you'll be happy to know that you can buy them online too, albeit at premium prices. Here are some online retailers that you can check out:  

Bring your partner along

Buying a mattress with your spouse? Then take them along when you go shopping for a mattress for the two of you. Test the mattress together so that you can gauge the pressure of your partner next to you and determine if the movement affects you negatively or not. If you sleep better in a reclining position, then an adjustable bed makes a good option. On the other hand, you can consider using pillows to create the same effect should your partner dislikes sleeping in a reclining bed. After reading about the 4 secrets to buying a mattress, what are the secrets to YOUR mattress purchase? Share with us on our Facebook fan page!
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