Your mattress plays a critical role in how well you sleep at night and function the next day. If your mattress is at least 7-10 years old, you toss and turn throughout the night, or you wake up stiff and achy, it’s time for a new mattress! Purchasing a new mattress is a big decision since you’re investing in both your sleep and your overall health, plus what you need in a mattress is as unique as you are! With so many options in sizes, materials, support, and comfort levels, how will you ever make the right choice? While you can start with some initial online shopping, it’s best to visit a store to physically lie down on the bed you are interested in so you can get a real feel of what you’re buying before using an in-home trial period.
Start by recognizing what type of budget you’re working with. Since mattresses cost anywhere from too-low-to-believe to astronomical, it can be tricky deciding on a reasonable budget. Most mattresses that offer the adequate support and comfort you need start at around $900, while even more supportive, cooling, and pressure-relieving options are available as a step-up from there. When deciding on a budget, try to remember that a mattress is an investment in not just your sleep but who you are and your well-being. It isn’t an area you want to cheap out.
When considering a mattress, use your past experiences as a guide. You may not know the ins-and-outs of mattresses, but you do know when you felt comfortable. What worked with your current mattress? What didn’t? Maybe the mattress on your last vacation felt awful or you have a friend raving about their new mattress. Bring what you know to our trained Sleep Experts at Bedzzz Express so they can use it to guide you in the shopping process. You can also use other people’s experiences through online reviews to get some ideas of what might work - just be sure the review is credible since some mattress companies use misleading review tactics.
Research your options to narrow-down the mattress size that will fit both your bedroom and sleeping needs. Make sure you understand the different measurements of Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. If the bed is for you and your partner, consider the space you both need for comfortably stretching out, as well as, the size of your bedroom you’re working with. Teens generally need a full-size mattress while children can be just as comfortable in a twin-size mattress. If you will be upgrading in size, keep in mind that you’ll need to upgrade your bedding as well. Bedzzz Express has all of the Sleep Essentials you’ll need to enjoy your new bigger, better mattress.
Determine which mattress core will provide the type of support your body needs. There are quite a few support cores out there, but the most popular are foam-based (latex, memory foam, or TEMPUR®), coil-based (pocketed or connected), and air-filled. If you’re a side-sleeper, choose a surface with pressure relief that conforms to your body. If you tend to sleep on your stomach, you’ll benefit more from a firm top surface for the best support than you will a soft surface that might feel smothering. If you sleep on your back, you’ll want something in the middle that offers support and keeps your spine in a healthy alignment.
Your next move is to visit an actual store to test out the different mattresses you’ve decided will likely suit your needs. Choose a credible store that has positive reviews and professional salespeople to provide you with the information and attention you need. Ask as many questions as you need to get the detailed explanations about the mattress, warranties, delivery, and so on. Expect to spend some time to thoroughly test out different mattresses, pillows, and bedding so you can make an informed decision.
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Once you’ve found a couple mattresses you’re interested in, it’s time to test them out. Lie down (with your partner if necessary) in your typical sleep positions and assess the comfort and support. Take your time as it will likely take around 10 minutes to relax enough to feel the true support and comfort of the mattress. While the more time you spend in the store usually means the less likely you’ll have buyer’s remorse, it’s still important to ensure you understand the store’s return policy. At Bedzzz Express, we have trained Sleep Experts here to not sell you a bed but to help you find the best mattress for you!
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Sleep tends to get put on the back burner but it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising every day.