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4 Mattress Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

by Ann Ferguson

Picking out a new mattress is not an easy job—it is actually a high-stakes investment. Choosing the wrong mattress can result in nightly discomfort, and, in more severe cases, back and neck pain. In short, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to mattress shopping. To avoid sore joints, it is critical that you make a careful and deliberate decision when selecting the material and comfort level of your new mattress. There’s a reason you are here, and we are committed to helping you know what mistakes to avoid when shopping for your new mattress. Let’s jump right in:

1. Not Understanding Your Options

Conducting the proper research and gathering enough resources to make a well-informed decision on the right mattress to purchase is underrated. From knowing the composition of the bed to understanding the modern mattress technology that will serve your needs to warranty and return policies to discount offers, you will find that there is plenty to consider.

 There are new mattress innovations that have been designed to improve your sleep health. The more you are aware of the various types of mattresses there are, the more proficiently you can narrow your selection for the perfect mattress. For example, foam mattresses are ideal for back and side sleepers, as the material aids in pressure relief on the hips and shoulders and its composition is of breathable materials. For this information to be useful, you must also note the sleep-related needs you want your bed to serve and your default sleep position.

2. Too Much Emphasis on Price

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 As with most major investments, not worrying about the price of a mattress could make shopping so much easier. That said, a pricey bed does not equate to maximum comfort, and, on the other hand, a low-priced bed does not mean you’re in for a subpar experience. If you ask us, your sleep health is priceless, and instead of letting short-term costs deter you from making this investment, we implore you to think about the long-term benefits it will bring—such as deep and restorative sleep for years to come.

3. Making an Impulse Purchase

An impulse buy can happen on the heels of another person’s positive experience or soon after you tried out the bed at the store and it seemed satisfactorily comfortable. This is not to say that you should disregard the opinions of those close to you—their opinion is good insofar that it gives you context for their choice or and the needs the bed serves. Ultimately, you want to consider the long-term consequences of making such an impulsive purchase. Before you buy a mattress in-store, we suggest lying on it the same way you normally sleep and contemplate your comfort level for a couple of minutes. In many cases, the purchase of a new mattress comes with a generous sleep trial that allows you to keep the mattress for a number of nights (as short as a month and as long as a year) before returning it.

4. Not Reading Reviews

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Before you stroll into our brick-and-mortar location or browse our online store, make sure you read enough reviews to know what you might be getting into. That said, do not quickly dismiss a mattress if one or two reviewers shared a less than positive experience with it; again, this product is not a one-size-fits-all. Try your best to ensure the reviews come from trusted and good-faith sources.

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Keeping all of these tips in mind will save you valuable time and help you make the best purchase. Check out what our impressive selection of name-brand mattresses can do for you! If you have any questions, reach out to our experts. We are always happy to help.

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