Tips for Shopping for the Perfect Mattress
The importance of choosing the right mattress cannot be understated. After all, it’s a major purchase of something you will use each and every day for about 7+ hours a day. That’s important, but it can make such a difference in your life, it’s worth both the effort and the investment. Here are some things for you to think about so you can get your head wrapped around the process.
1. Know the types of mattresses and your preference.
Mattress types include: Innersprings, memory foam (variations of this are known as open cell, visco foam or tempur matrerial), latex, air and waterbeds. For more details on these types go here.
2. Shop without the crowds.The best time to shop is on weekdays and evenings when stores are less busy. You want a sales associateís undivided attention for at least 20 minutes.
3. Test drive the options.Ask to see a very firm, medium firm and soft mattress. Lie down in your favorite sleep position with a pillow if you use one. Pick the most comfortable one and ask to see ones with similar support.
4. Process of elimination.
Limit your final choice to three mattresses by comparing them to one another. Rank them in order of the comfort they give you.
5. Only now, should you check prices.
6. Make your choice.
Spend a few more minutes to make your final selection.
You are ready to make a good purchase. (and get a great night of sleep)