6 Important Things You Need to Know Before Buying a New Mattress


Sleep is the most important thing in any person’s life. Without a good night’s sleep a person is more likely to have a car accident and not be efficient at work. Proper sleep comes from having the right mattress. Unfortunately, when a person goes mattress shopping, that person is relying on the salesman to be honest and factual about proper sleep and what mattress will be the best fit. Salesmen are there to do only one thing, make a sale.

Being a knowledgeable consumer about mattresses is the best way to avoid overpaying or buying the wrong mattress. Here are some tips and hints about what to look for and what not buy when mattress shopping.

When a person is put into proper alignment, the blood flow is a lot better. No more needing four blankets, nor does a person have to sleep in socks when a foam mattress is slept on. One thing to remember when buying foam, the mattress takes 4 to 6 weeks to break in. A person’s body has to be adjusted. If a person has slept on an inner spring only, the body is not used to being in proper alignment. There are so many foam mattresses on the market because foam is the technology in sleep. Buyer beware, foam is not for everybody. Here is what to look for when buying a foam mattress:

1. Gel Infused

While some gel infused mattresses have been proven to sleep cooler, make sure the salesman is asked about feedback from customers. A person can also do an easy search on the internet and see what kind of reviews fellow buyers give each bed.

2. Visco Memory Foam

Visco memory foam is generic foam and has no gel or anything added to it. The mattresses are usually a bit cheaper, but can break down much faster than some other foam mattresses.

3. Tempur Material

Tempur material is specially designed for Tempur-Pedic. Tempur-Pedic has many different selections with the layers of foam and the softness. Make sure to ask the salesman to show each bed according to a person’s comfort level.

During the sales process, a person must keep in mind that buying a mattress takes time. Do not buy a mattress the first day. Try a few mattresses out, lay on a couple for at least 15 minutes, and get the salesman to write down the information. Do not be fooled by sales tactics that a sale is only for one day or that a salesman can give you a really good deal if a person buys now.

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Take time to really get to know what comfort level is best. Buying a mattress is not easy and requires a great deal of effort on the buyer’s part. Think about it for a day or two and then go back and try the mattresses that felt the best.

If a person can remember to take these few steps when buying a mattress, the sleep will be well worth it. Saving money and being able to have the proper night’s sleep is a win, win for everyone. The key is to know that the salesperson is not in charge of the sale, the person needing a good night sleep is in charge!