It can be very overwhelming when it comes time to buy a new mattress. There are so many choices, styles, materials, price points, and places to look.
Then, when it comes time to buy, you have to get rid of the old one and depending on where your bed is located, this can be quite the task. You have to navigate through doors, down stairs, etc. It’s no wonder many people are sleeping on worn out mattresses, as they don’t want to deal with the hassle of replacing it.
Picking the right mattress is very important, and Chris Moberg, President of online mattress resource Slumber Search has a five-step process designed to help you pick the right mattress and eliminate the headaches and confusion during this process.
- Determine if it’s time for a new mattress.
There are many myths when it comes to how often you need to replace a mattress, and there really isn’t a correct answer. Many people say every five years, and some say every eight years. Some people may be able to go that long depending on how much use it received and what type of mattress it is. Others will need to replace it much sooner, especially if it is a lower quality mattress, which will wear out much faster.
Is the mattress still firm and comfortable, offering adequate support? If not, then you need to replace it ASAP. Trying to squeeze more time out of a worn-out mattress are only contributing to sleepless nights and poor support, which can lead to problems down the line.
- Figure out what your maximum mattress budget is.
This is important, as there are mattresses for under a thousand dollars and some that can cost ten thousand dollars. If you have your budget identified before you start your search it will be a much easier process.
When figuring out your budget you need to think of how long you plan on keeping it and what your main desired features are. If you are only looking for a short-term solution, a bad-in-a-box mattress will do, but if you are in the market for a new luxury mattress with the best support and comfort, then your budget will have to be far greater.
- Research the available styles within your budget.
Once your budget is final, start to see what you can afford in terms of styles. If sky is the limit, then you can start looking at the best from the get-go. If it’s smaller, let’s say $1,500 or so, then the top of the line luxury mattresses with individually housed springs are going to be out of the question, while some top memory foam mattresses will be within reach, along with the popular direct to consumer mattress-in-a-box brands.
The website SlumberSearch.com was created for this, as it allows consumers to search for the best options available based on their specific needs and criteria. It’s a great online resource to do all of your research.
- Determine the best mattress material for your sleep style.
If you toss and turn a lot you might want to lean towards a memory foam mattress, as it will tend to keep your body in the same sleeping position, as it evenly distributes your weight allowing you to really get a good deep sleep.
If you are a heavy sleeper already and tend to not move around much then you might want to look at more traditional mattresses, with a firmness that meets your needs. Some people want them rock hard for the most support, while others want them very soft and they aren’t concerned with it being super firm.
- Search for the best deals online.
E-commerce has completely changed the way we research products and eventually buy them, eliminating the need to leave the house. The internet has changed the mattress industry a lot, because when you remove the expensive retail operational costs and flip to a direct to consumer business model you are eliminating a lot of the middle expenses.
There will always be a few old school customers that want to get lay on a mattress before they buy, but the new generation is comfortable buying online, and this enables them to get a much better mattress for their money. The website SlumberSearch.com is a one-stop online resource for all mattress research and purchases.
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