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Uncertainties When Buying A New Mattress: 5 Questions

21 April 2022

All the incredible accessories people buy to decorate their bedrooms often miss the point. Bedrooms are designed for sleeping and not for viewing scenery, watching television, reading and other pursuits. That’s why the mattress you sleep on should take top priority among all the bedroom knick knacks and furnishings. People spend an average of 33% of their time sleeping, so buying a comfortable mattress should take time and research to find the perfect fit.

Uncertainties when buying a new mattress

Uncertainties When Buying A New Mattress: 5 Questions To Help Make The Right Decision

FAQs to Guide your Mattress Choice

During your comparison shopping for a new mattress, try to find answers to your own top questions about mattresses. You can research the products at retail websites, manufacturer sites and review sites. You might even consider a radical idea — calling the local mattress store to ask your questions as the cavemen did during olden times before the 21st century. Some of the potential information you might ask about include the following questions.

1. What’s the Price Range of a Quality Mattress?

You spend so much time with your mattress that you shouldn’t skimp on quality and comfort. Take a hard look at your finances before deciding how much to spend. Do you only need a mattress, or does it make more sense to buy a set with the box springs and frame included?

Budget-priced mattresses can range from $250 to $1,000, but they may be no bargain when made of foam or innerspring construction using cheaper materials. Middle-range mattresses range in price from $500 to $1,500, and these usually use better materials. Luxury mattresses range from $1,200 to $3,000 and are higher than specialty mattresses.

2. How Do I Choose Among the Many Mattress Options?

Choosing can be based on material allergies, comfort level, size, appearance, and other factors related to your personal preferences. For example, some people prefer a firm mattress while others want a soft bed for drifting off to dreamland.

Mattress materials include the following choices:

  • Foam
    Foam mattresses are preferred by many people because they isolate the motion of your bed partner, relieve pressure points at every point of contact, and adjust to fit the shape of your body.
  • Innerspring
    Coil-based mattresses don’t provide relief of pressure, and they don’t dampen the movement of your bed partner with 100% efficiency. They do provide a bouncy sleeping experience that many people have grown familiar with over decades of sleeping on spring-type mattresses.
  • Hybrid
    These mattresses employ both foam and innerspring support in layers. This break between layers might generate a lower heat retention capability, but hybrids can be comfortable,
  • Latex
    Latex mattresses include layers of latex rubber, which are durable. The mattresses also provide a moderate contouring capability. However, many people discover an allergy to latex after being in close proximity to it for 8 or more hours daily.
  • Air Mattresses
    You can customize an air mattress by adding or removing air for varying degrees of firmness.
  • Waterbeds
    Waterbeds conform to your body, but they offer no support for joints. Waterbeds require a high level of maintenance, which is why they became so popular in the 1980s only to fall into relative obscurity 10-15 years later.

3. What Size Mattress Is Best?

The size makes a critical difference in how comfortable a mattress is. Width, length, and height each play a role in how well a mattress accommodates your sleeping habits. Do you need room to toss and turn? Is the mattress large enough to accommodate multiple sleepers and activities like brothers or sisters playing? Are you more comfortable sleeping close to the floor or in a lofty bed with an extra-thick mattress? You can choose from a range of sizes that include twin beds, full size, extra-long sizes for tall people, queen size, and king size.

4. What’s the Best Position for Sleeping?

Everyone has a unique combination of sleeping positions because they can change throughout the night. Medically speaking, sleeping on your back or side provides more benefits to your health than sleeping on your stomach. Side or back positions help you maintain spinal support, better posture, and easier digestion.

Regardless of sleeping position, choosing the right mattress fosters better sleep. Firm mattresses work best for back sleepers, and soft mattresses distribute pressure better for people who sleep on their sides. Sleeping on your back or side sometimes puts unintended pressure on the neck and causes sleep apnea.

5. How Do I Choose the Best Mattress?

The best mattress for your needs can include many variables other than size and firmness. Factors to consider include:

  • Does the mattress distribute my weight evenly?
  • Does the mattress conform to my body?
  • Does the mattress use quality materials and stitching?
  • Does the mattress regulate heat or trap it?
  • Are the edges of the mattress suitably reinforced?
  • Does the mattress resist motion transfer?

Uncertainties when buying a new mattress summary

What if I Make a Mistake?

Even the most careful person can make a mistake or overlook an unknown allergy. It’s best to study all the options before you choose a mattress, but make sure you understand the store’s returns policy. That’s the best way to avoid misunderstandings or disputes. Be sure to save the receipt and paperwork to confirm your purchase and the date of the sale.

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