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Tips for Mattress Shopping Online During COVID-19

by Waverly Wilde

Before COVID-19, our team used to highly recommend to anyone mattress shopping, to do so in person. The truth is, mattress shopping is a very physical activity – one that requires feeling something tangible, which is impossible to do virtually. When you can’t lay down on an in-store mattress to test it out, it’s challenging to know exactly what your body needs. But because we can’t wait around for this global pandemic to slow down, it’s important that we adjust and adapt to a new way of shopping for mattresses. If you’re in need of a mattress now and want to find the right one for you, follow these tips so that you can safely choose a new bed that will help you start sleeping soundly once again.

Stick to a Budget

Whether you were to step inside your local mattress store or peruse online, the very first thing you should do is determine a budget for yourself. Mattresses can range anywhere from $350 to $8,000 so it’s a good idea that you figure out how much you are willing to spend before getting invested in one that’s way over your budget. This will also help narrow down the number of mattresses you’ll need to evaluate, making your search a little less daunting.

Read the Reviews

If you aren’t sure where to go next in your online mattress shopping journey, getting other people’s opinions on a mattress can help you see how others have fared with mattresses they’ve bought and have been sleeping on. While you may not be the same height, weight, or even have the same aches and pains as them, reading their reviews can give you insight on how the mattresses have affected them.

YouTube reviews may be a helpful place to begin so you can get an actual visual of the reviewer lying down on the mattress. You’ll be able to assess how much they sink in, how well they move around on the bed, and if it’s easy to sit up at all. Listen closely for brand comparisons as well as any innovations or basic features that may stand out to you.


There are two main things you need to be aware of when mattress shopping: what type of mattress do you want (innerspring, memory foam, hybrid) and what is the firmness level you prefer (soft, medium, firm)? When you know what type of mattress you like as well as the firmness level, choosing a mattress can be a whole lot easier. The best thing you can do is read up on these so you can better determine what sounds more like something that would fit your lifestyle. 

Also, if you happen to have any back problems or medical issues, those can help you decide what mattress would be better for your body. If you tend to get arthritis or joint pain, memory foam mattresses have been known for soothing those kinds of aches. If you are a hot sleeper, going with an innserpring style mattress can help relieve some of the warmth that’s keeping you from dreaming the night away. You know your body the best, so research any issues you may have to help better understand what kind of bed will work for you.

Shopping for a mattress online may be intimidating, but we hope these tips help make it less so. And if you’re worried about not liking the mattress after purchasing, give us a call and we’ll gladly go over our return policy with you in case the mattress isn’t a good fit. Contact us and one of our experts will be there to answer your mattress questions so you can find the right one without having to even leave your home.