Buying a new mattress for the first time can be stressful, since finding one that fits your budget, sleep preferences and timeframe is no easy task. Following a few simple steps can make the process easier, more efficient and a lot less daunting. Before you take the plunge and buy a new bed, follow these simple steps for getting the perfect mattress the first time around!
Step One: Start with your most unique sleep needs.
Before you consider other factors in your mattress purchase, narrow the field by determining if you have special sleep needs that your bed must address. Consider things like sensitive skin and allergies (you might need hypoallergenic materials), sleeping hot (you might need cooling technology rather than just breathable materials) and special bed sizes (like Olympic Queen or California King). This should narrow your options significantly before you consider less specific needs and preferences.
Step Two: Identify your support needs.
The core of the mattress comes before the comfort level, since this is what is going to impact your spinal alignment and overall support. Simply put, the core is important – the durability and staying-power of your mattress starts here. If you prefer the feel of being “on top” of your mattress, you might prefer a hybrid mattress. If you like more contouring or being “hugged” by your bed, consider an all-foam mattress.
Step Three: Determine your perfect comfort level.
The comfort level of your bed refers to how firm or soft it is as a sleeping surface. If you sleep on your stomach, most experts recommend sleeping on a firmer mattress. Back and side sleepers will likely prefer a soft or medium mattress. Look for companies that sell mattresses with options or at least can describe the feel of their mattress as soft, medium or firm. Sleep it not one-size-fits-all, and having choices can dramatically effect how happy you are with your purchase in the long run.
Step Four: Consider reviews to narrow down your options further.
Reviews are a great way to determine the quality of a bed if you aren’t able to test it yourself, or if you want to know about the overall longevity of the mattress. Be selective. If a company only posts reviews that are 5 stars, question it. You should be able to read some pros and some cons. Pay special attention to 3 and 4 star reviews, since these are most likely to be less hyperbolic than 1 and 5 star reviews.
Step Five: Compare factors outside of the mattress.
Does the mattress come with a warranty? Do you have a grace period for returns or exchanges? If you do buy a mattress online, is shipping included, and do they offer free pick-up if your mattress doesn’t work out? Is the mattress the very best price thanks to factory-direct pricing? All of these factors can help you finally decide on which mattress or mattress company is right for you.
Finding the right mattress doesn’t have to be a headache. With the help of the Sleep Experts at Brooklyn Bedding, can you get a helping hand in narrowing down your options and needs. Chat with them by email or by live chat to get started!