If you are in the market for a new mattress, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice. However, if you know what you want and need, you can ignore the noise and focus on those kinds of mattresses.
Picking the right mattress is particularly important if you suffer from neck or back pain because the wrong choice can exacerbate these problems. So, the best thing you can do is take your time, because buying a mattress is a big expense and you will be stuck with your choice for a long time.
Ask Your Doctor
If you have neck or back problems, chances are that you are seeing, or have seen a doctor for that condition. You should consult that doctor before you go out and buy a mattress. They can tell you what material and what hardness you should look for in your purchase to help your condition.
Even though they may not be particularly skilled with the mattress terminology, they can explain the features that your mattress should have, and you can start from there.
Try Out the Mattress
Buying a mattress at a store has a big advantage because you can actually try out the mattress and feel for yourself if it suits your needs and if it is comfortable enough for you. In fact, most salon employees will encourage you to try it out.
However, you mustn’t let them tell you what you feel and whether you like it. Take as much time as you need lying on the mattress because you cannot be sure that it is the right one for you after only a minute or so. Take as much as 10 or 15 minutes to simulate sleeping in this bed. Also, try out all the sleeping positions you normally use to be sure that there’s no problem later on when you’ve bought the mattress.
Only Buy Mattresses from Specialized Mattress Stores
There are many different companies and stores which offer mattresses. However, the employees of such stores may not be qualified enough to answer all of your questions and you may not be able to help you. Additionally, they are buying those mattresses from the original manufacturers, meaning that the prices are likely to be higher than if you visit a specialized mattress salon, especially if it is owned by the company which makes the mattresses like Mattress Makers.
Employees at specialized mattress stores are more knowledgeable and may be able to explain the difference between a spring coil and a hybrid latex mattress to you, with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with each.
Research the Market before You Decide
When it comes to big investments like a mattress, you need to take your time and be sure that you have made the right decision. That’s why you should probably visit more than one store. There are similar products you can find at wildly different prices, depending on the store.
Once you have all the parameters and features you want from your new mattress, visit a few local stores and compare the service and prices they have to offer.
Keep an Eye on the Warranty
Most mattress stores will offer you a trial period, which is mostly regulated by the state laws. If your state offers such a service, ask the retailer before you buy what the conditions of this trial period are. When it comes to warranty, you should not buy a mattress with less than 10 years warranty. Mattresses should last even longer than that, so if a company doesn’t guarantee for their product for that long, you are entitled to be a bit suspicious of the quality of the craftsmanship.