10 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Mattress
We tragically undermine the importance of mattresses by classifying them to be a piece of furniture. But this isn’t really the case. A bad mattress can cause muscle aches, sleep problems, and spinal problems. The result would be an unsettled head over a similarly unhealthy body.
Sleep is essential for the body; without a proper sleep, our body feels impeded and drowsy. To get a good sleep, a good sleep system is required to ensure you a comfortable relaxation and sleep. That is why buying a mattress is given a prime significance over other furniture.
So here are 10 mistakes to avoid when buying a mattress.
- Understand What Best Suits Your Need
It is very easy to be caught up in opinions and advertising about products without even trying them or doing any further exploration. This is one of the biggest mistakes to be made when buying a mattress. Failing to make further research on what suits your need can daze you to the possibility that the breathability and antimicrobial properties of latex may be a better mattress for you than a memory foam mattress. You may also find memory foam mattress to be your most suitable option, yet it is important to consider the pros and cons of each mattress. Don’t get carried away by what you see, know what best suits you!
- Buy Only What You Need
Many mattress sellers will try and convince you to buying a new mattress set even if you already know what you need. More so, consider replacing your box spring only if it is broken. For platform beds which provide more under bed storage, a box spring is pointless.
Avoid buying the cheapest mattress you can find. Most mattress industry go by the slogan “you get what you pay for” which applies most of the time. You can't expect a mattress of $230 to deliver what a mattress of $2, 000 would. You should consider a mattress as an investment since it meant to last for a long time.
The question is:
“Why don’t you put resources in a more expensive mattress rather than buying cheap mattresses yearly?”
A good mattress and a good bed can be likened to a long term investment in your wellbeing and comfort. This is because you spend one-third of your time in bed, so you have to spend money and make your decision wisely on this investment. We recommend that you go for the best (quality) as long as you can afford it. Some people have neck/back pains, others have fatigue regularly, and these problems may be caused by a bad bed or mattress. So always choose comfort and quality while investing in your long term wellbeing.
To be on a safer side, get a rundown of the price from the mattress industry. If the price is too expensive, at that point you still expect some add-ons or special features. But if the price is too low, avoid that mattress. It is doubtlessly made using low-grade materials.
There are many types of mattresses available on the market, but your design preference and lifestyle will determine the type you’ll go for. If you have a small room and need an extra storage, then you should consider a storage bed. If you like reading on your bed, then you should opt for mattresses with a comfy bed head. If simplicity is what you desire, go for beds with simple designs, such as sleigh beds. Just make sure you choose the style that complements your room.
If you want to put a new mattress onto an existing bed base, make sure you take the correct measurements of the exact area of the bed base before buying a mattress. This is a common mistake people fail to take account for because your mattress has to get to the bedroom in the first place before fitting your existing bed base. For instance, you can buy a king size mattress with very little bend and find it almost impossible to move it through a low narrow staircase to the bedroom. When buying a new bed base, make sure it will not hinder the opening of wardrobe doors and drawers. Make sure it will fit comfortably into the bedroom and will also leave enough space for easy passage.
- Know The Features and Benefits Of The Mattress Cover
Knowing the benefits and features of different mattresses is one of the best ways to avoid buying a mattress that is not suitable for you. To the clueless eye, a cover is a just cover. To someone up to date, a cover is an astonishing feature. Some covers breathe better than others while allowing excess moisture to be dissipated quickly. Some have antimicrobial properties that reduce the number of allergens in the sleeping area while stretch to form to your body. Always remember to consider these features and many others when choosing a mattress cover.
- Structure and Material
Natural fibers and man-made synthetic fibers are common materials used in making mattresses. The main points to consider are wear and allergy resistance as well as comfort. Some materials will wear more and resist stains than others; this is why you need to often seek advice from the seller before purchasing. Presently, the memory foam is specifically designed to be hypoallergenic and can provide superior comfort as well. However, these mattresses vary in quality and can carry a high premium. So make sure you shop around for the best.
When you focus your attention on look alone, you may be making a very dangerous mistake in choosing a bed. If you and your partner are relatively weighty, consider choosing a good material with solid bed frame and leg that will ensure you no issues over time. If you have doubts about what you see, feel free to ask the salesperson about the weight capacity and material as these are the main attributes of a quality bed. Above all, test and try to roll over while making some movements to ensure the bed isn’t a squeaking one.
A mattress which is totally made of foam may be to some extent comfortable but may prompt overheating especially during hot weather albeit some manufacturers offer “stay cool variants”. On the other hand, there is a wide variety of sprung mattresses with memory foam topping layers that offer the best during hot and cold spells. Dual season mattresses are specifically designed to be turned as they offer a combination of traditionally knitted varieties and memory foam, although it is usually only with the matching base.
- Don’t Buy Without Reading The Reviews From Previous Buyers First
You can avoid this mistake when you find out the people who are in current use of the mattress, asking them about their purchase and how reliable the mattress is to them. This will help you avoid making a bad choice. Fair-minded mattress reviews posted online by mattress users can guide you in the right direction.
- Don’t Buy From Untrusted Brands
In the mattress industry, brands really do matter. Spending more for a mattress from a trusted brand is better than buying cheap from an unknown brand. However, this doesn’t mean you should buy only from the most expensive and most famous brands around as there are many reputable brands out there. Familiarize yourself with the good-quality brands, premium brands, untrusted brands, and the average-priced brands in the market.
- Don’t Be Too Attached To Brand Names
Products from an established brand are often very high quality. Notwithstanding, there are many small manufacturers and retailers that generate superior or comparable products for less. In this case, you can buy a mattress in as much as you see the unique features and benefits that suit your need.
It is very important for consumers to know when their mattress needs to be replaced. Most times, regularly used mattresses indicated signs of your body on it. It is your duty to take note and observe when your mattress needs to be changed.
If you are prepared to replace your mattress, make sure to take a proper look at it for yourself. Lie down on it and check whether you are comfortable enough. If it meets your comfort level as well as price then you can be confident that you have made the right mattress choice.