Nothing can compare to sleeping on a bad mattress. You wake up feeling achy, which can zap the energy and positivity out of your day. The mattress forces you to sleep in an unnatural position that twists and strains your back. Is your mattress keeping you awake? The time has come to buy a new one. A new mattress is a significant purchase in terms of comfortable and peaceful sleep, meaning that you shouldn’t take it lightly. After doing a little bit of research, you will see that there are a handful of mattresses for sale. As a shopper, it’s easy to get lost in the buzzwords used by manufacturers and retailers. Some sell identical big-name mattresses under different names, which makes things even more complicated.
If you don’t want your mattress buying to transform into a nightmare, consider these tips. It helps to be armed with knowledge when you’re in the market for a new mattress.
Read consumer mattress reviews, especially when buying online
You need to get a good idea of the options that are currently available. Thanks to the Internet, you have access to everything and making a decision has never been more difficult. If you’re afraid that you’ll make the wrong choice, start reading mattress reviews. More than 90% of shoppers use online reviews as part of their search. The Internet is full of places where consumers can evaluate products based on their impressions and feedback from others. Since you can’t test the mattress, you might as well find out what others have to say about it. You’ll know if the bedding is legit or not. Don’t assume that you’ll be happy with the mattress.
Get a good idea about the product you are about to buy. Buying a new mattress can be expensive enough, so it is essential to get things right from the beginning. The question now is: How many reviews are enough? Well, shoppers generally read between 1 and 6 reviews before committing to a decision. If you are going to read online reviews, go beyond the seller’s website. Search the entire Web. If there are enough positive reviews or star ratings for a particular mattress, you’ll feel better knowing the mattress is a good fit for you. If you don’t do your research, you’ll be dealing with sleepless nights and early morning awakenings.
Measure the dimensions of the mattress
Before heading out to the mattress store, it’s recommended to measure the dimensions of your mattress. It’s easier if you use a tape to measure the size of the bedding, as well as box spring in inches. Measure the height, length, and width. You’ll get the most precise measurements if there isn’t anything on the mattress. Remove any blankets, sheets, pillows, and so on. Write down the dimensions of your mattress so you don’t forget them. Keep in mind that a comfortable bedroom needs to have at least 3 feet of space on the two sides of the mattress. If you change the size, you’ll need a brand-new frame and a new headboard.
Buying a new mattress can turn out to be a nightmare if you are confused when it comes down to the size of the bed. Every mattress size has a singular measurement that manufacturers have agreed upon as the standard. However, attention needs to be paid to the fact that, sometimes, the products do not measure exactly what they should. Your new mattress could be one inch shorter or longer than the standard size. Maybe so, but this does not affect the performance of the mattress. Most importantly, you will be able to fit the mattress in the bed frame.
Ask about returns and trial periods
If the mattress you’ve just bought is faulty or damaged, you should return it right away. You have the right to return it for a refund. If you haven’t removed the law tag, you’re all right. You shouldn’t end up with a mattress that’s unsupportive, uncomfortable, or unfit for the purpose. As a rule, you have a 30-day trial period, in which you can return the product without saying why. If you’re buying the mattress online, you might be lucky to get a 100-day trial period or more. Ask, to be on the safe side. You don’t want to have any surprises. Needless to say, convenience comes at a price. If you want a good mattress, you’ll have to dig deep into your pockets.
Some stores will offer an exchange or credit. So, if you are not happy with your purchase, you can get something acceptable. Make sure the mattress is in perfect condition and has its original packaging. It is important to read the terms and conditions before heading off to the mattress shop. Check out the rules and guidelines that shoppers agree to follow. If you bought the mattress online, simply send the goods back within 14 days. You should get a refund right away. With bespoke items, things get complicated in the sense that you will struggle to get your money back. And you may be required to pay for the delivery.
Take your time and don’t act on impulse, even if it’s just a mattress. If you do not already have a budget, make one and stick to it. It will not take more than 10 minutes of your time. You can give yourself permission to spend a lot of cash, but do not exaggerate. Do not spend money just for the sake of it. If you are not sure whether or not to buy a product, wait a day or two before finalizing the purchase. You will think more clearly when your head is cold. The wrong mattress won’t offer you adequate support, not to say that it can ruin your sleep. Do your due diligence and avoid sleepless nights.
Generally speaking, brands have value. Look for a good quality product that gives you peace of mind. If the mattress is good, it will provide support and comfort. You will not even dream about asking for your money back.
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