People spend more time in their beds than on any other piece of furniture. Your mattress should provide you with a comfortable and restful night’s sleep. Choosing the right mattress is an important part of your furniture purchase. If you’re considering a new mattress, read the following tips before buying the first one you see.

Know Your Size

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You don’t have to choose a mattress that’s the same size as your old one. Maybe you enjoyed having a California King bed, but now you’re wanting something smaller. You can make your bedroom appear larger just by downsizing to a queen or full mattress.

Maybe you’re moving and you need to downsize. Think about your reasons for a new mattress before you go out to shop. Keep in mind that changing to a new mattress size means getting a new headboard or bed frame. That also means you may have to give your bedroom a mini makeover.

Research Your Options

You have plenty of options when it comes to mattresses. You’ve probably heard of “memory foam” and “orthopedic” mattresses advertised on television or the radio. Learn about the different types of mattresses and the various levels of comfort each one provides. This will give you a better idea of which mattress is right for you before you go shopping.

Not only should you research different types, but you should also research various brands. It doesn’t hurt to do a brand comparison. For example, comparing Ecosa vs Bambillo reveals that Ecosa may be a better deal.

Determine Your Budget

Since mattresses aren’t cheap, it’s best to have a generous budget in mind. But, you should stick to your budget as well. You don’t want to spend on a mattress that costs as much as your monthly rent or mortgage.

According to research, people spend a third of their time on a mattress, so you want to make the right investment. But, it’s not worth buying a new mattress if you can’t pay your bills. Cut back on the additional expenses until you find the right mattress.

Test it Out in Person

You should conduct as much research as possible, but the most important part of buying a mattress is testing it out in person. Don’t allow the sale staff to hassle you into buying one that you don’t want. Lay on the mattress for at least 15 minutes to see how comfortable it really is.

Try it out as if you’re going to bed or reading in bed. Don’t feel embarrassed about doing this in public. What’s more embarrassing is returning the first mattress you purchased.

Determine the Firmness

How firm do you want your mattress to be? Keep in mind that the mattress industry doesn’t have a general idea of mattress firmness. One brand’s “firm” could feel the same as another brand’s “extra firm” mattress. Use these terms only as a guideline, not as an absolute measurement.

This is another reason why you should try out a mattress before you buy it. Don’t assume just because you suffer from back pain that you need an extra firm or extra soft mattress. Most people enjoy sleeping on a mattress that’s more firm than soft. What’s important is finding a mattress that’s comfortable enough to you and gives you a good night’s sleep.

Consider Buying Online

It might not make sense to buy a mattress online, but it’s becoming a desirable option for many people. There’s no need to deal with the pressure of the sales staff. You have access to a wider variety of styles, comfort levels, brands, and price points. You can even avoid sales tax if you buy it from another state.

There are some downsides to buying a mattress online. You can’t try out the mattress before you buy it. Plus, returns are harder to deal with and you’ll have to throw out your old mattress yourself. If you intend to buy online, do your research, read consumer reviews, and check out the return policy. Another option to consider is the try out the mattress at a brick-and-mortar store before you buy it online.

Check the Warranty and Return Policy

Mattresses are one of the most important investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Only the best brands and stores will offer additional warranties on all of their mattresses. If the mattress wears out easily or poorly made, the warranty allows you to receive your money back or apply a store credit towards a new one.

Always check the return policy before you leave the store. Typically around 30 days is when you can return the mattress if it’s not as comfortable as you’d hoped. This time period is often referred to as a “trial period.” However, most stores will you a recharge fee if you return it. Check the store’s fine print or policy before you make your purchase.

You’ll spend more time buying a new mattress than any other piece of furniture. Just investing some time researching potential mattresses can prevent you from making a costly purchase. Buying the right mattress can greatly contribute to your overall health and well being.

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