Published On: Tue, Nov 8th, 2016

Be a Smart Shopper: Tips in Buying the Best Bed Mattress

A person normally spends more time in the bedroom than in any other rooms in the house. When you think about it, you spend at least one-third of your life in bed. That’s why it’s only normal to be meticulous when picking bedroom furniture.

Choosing a low-quality mattress, in particular, can affect your sleep and can even be detrimental to your health. Hence, the next time you shop for a new mattress, make sure that you examine its quality carefully and pick the best one.

How do you do it? Just follow the tips below.

  1.    Set a budget.

Before anything else, you must know just how much you’re willing to spend when shopping for a mattress. This will significantly narrow down your options. If you want to have a quality bed for a low price, you can get those for temporary or occasional use. Specialty mattresses will cost you more money; however, they’ll last longer, too.

  1.    Understand the type of mattress that suits your needs.
Most of the people who complain about back pain are sleeping on sagging mattresses. photo/ Mattress Life

Most of the people who complain about back pain are sleeping on sagging mattresses. photo/ Mattress Life

Each person has different sleeping preferences. What’s comfortable for you may not be comfortable for other people. In answer to this varying needs, mattress manufacturers offer different types of mattresses.

A memory foam can mold the shape of your body when you’re sleeping, thus giving complete bodily support. However, it tends to get warm over time. A sleep number bed, on the other hand, can be customized according to the level of firmness that you like but can be a little expensive. There’s also the firm and plush mattress which has extra padding on the top or the side to make it softer, but at the same time firm enough to support your body.

  1.    Ask your doctor for an opinion.

If you have a sleeping problem, make sure you consult your doctor before you make the purchase. While doctors are not mattress experts, they know enough of your medical condition to be able to provide good advice. If you’re lucky, you can even get a recommendation.

  1.    Go online and research.

You need not completely depend on salesmen’s bias opinion when it comes to getting information about different mattresses. Now, you can go online and search for reliable reviews from real customers. Some are even made by experts. There are also bias reviews online. However, you can easily detect them.

Before you buy a mattress, make sure that you’ve done enough research. That way, you will not regret your choice.

  1.    Try lying down on the mattress.

In the end, you can only make the best decision when you try the product yourself. Most mattress sellers allow shoppers to lie down on it for a few minutes. Take advantage of this opportunity to get a feel of the cushion. How soft is it? Can it support your weight? Is it firm enough? Are you lying down comfortably on it?


You don’t need to hurry when shopping for the mattress. Weigh your options carefully, research well, and make sure that you try lying down on it before you make the final decision.

Author: Lolita Di

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