Buying a mattress can be a little overwhelming, since it’s a purchase we usually only make a few times in our lifetime, and we know we’ll have it for at least a few years.
Here are some tips if you’re thinking about buying a new mattress:
Do some research
Before you go shopping, do some research online and see if you can find some reviews for the mattresses you’re considering. You’ll find plenty of options, and websites for Tempur mattresses which are the best on the market.
Get some advice
If you have friends who have recently purchased a new mattress, it can be a good idea to ask them about it, and maybe even test it. Also, if you have a health condition it can be helpful to talk to your physical therapist or doctor and see what they recommend.
Ask about a comfort or money back guarantee
Before purchasing, consider asking if they have a money back guarantee, or a comfort guarantee so you have some time to try the mattress, and if you’re not happy you can exchange it for something else.
Give it a test drive
When you’re shopping for a mattress consider lying on it for a few minutes, with and without pillows. It’s a big purchase so you should feel certain that you’re going to be comfortable.
If you know the type of mattress you want, you’ve read the reviews and you like the company, consider shopping online. You’ll often find that you save a lot of money, and can find great deals for mattresses online.
Consider your sleeping style
These days there are a plethora of mattress styles and brands, as companies have realised that people all have very different sleep styles and needs when it comes to their beds.
If you sleep on your side you’re probably going to want a mattress which offers pressure relief, which will disperse the pressure while still supporting your body and conforming to your shape. Memory foam and tempur mattresses are good options, as are those with fluffy toppers.
If you sleep on your stomach the last thing you want is one with too much memory foam, as you may feel like you’re being smothered. A firm top surface will probably offer the most support.
Back sleepers will want something which supports but still has some give to it so your spine stays in a alignment. This is simply a matter of trying a bunch of mattresses and seeing what feels best to you.
If you and your partner have different sleep styles, there are air-filled mattresses which have dual chambers which can mean you’ll meet in the middle. Those who prefer a softer bed can add a separate mattress topper as well.
If you get really hot when you sleep you may want to choose a mattress which isn’t topped with latex or foam, since this can hold in body heat. A feather or fibrefill mattress topper can solve this problem.