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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Mattress

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So, you want to by a mattress? Your mattress forms an integral part of your life – you sleep on it every day! A significant amount of your day is spent lying on your mattress – naps, sleeping at night, and even just relaxing. Therefore, it is a worthy investment to make. However, it can be a difficult decision to execute, and there are a number of mistakes that can be made throughout the process. I will be helping you today by highlighting 4 mistakes that you should avoid when buying a mattress.

The History of Mattresses

The image that comes to mind when someone mentions the word “mattress” is the result of many years of sleep-evolution.

The history of the mattress is quite fascinating. The earliest “mattress” is from 77 000 years ago. It was found in a rock shelter in South Africa, made from reeds and bushes. To put it simply, it was a bundle of leaves, grasses and plant matter placed on the ground to offer some sort of support to sleep on.

The ancient Romans and Greeks were the first to raise their mattresses (made from hay, reeds, wool or feathers) off the ground, using ropes or wood.

As time progressed, the structures and types of mattresses did too:

  • Innerspring Mattresses were invented in the early 1870s, it provided a firm and supportive sleeping surface.
  • Memory Foam Mattresses were actually invented by NASA with the intent of using it in aircraft, but they were released for public use in the 1980s.
  • The first Latex Mattress was invented in 1931.

Mass production and selling of mattresses started early in the 20th century, and has lead to where we are today!

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Mattress:

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Now that you understand where mattresses come from, let’s discuss buying them in 2019. Is your old mattress saggy and it smells funny? If you are unsure whether it’s time to buy a new mattress, click here to find out more about the right time to replace your mattress.

Since we have now established that you need to be looking into buying a new mattress, let’s look at 4 mistakes that people make when buying a new mattress:

  • Not Trying Out the Mattress First.
  • Buying With Preconceived Ideas.
  • Only Considering Cost.
  • Not Taking Your Personal Sleep Needs Into Account.

1. Not Trying Out the Mattress First:

In a world where you can have a new mattress delivered to your door with the click of a button, it’s easy to get carried away. Even if you find the ultimate mattress online, with a description that perfectly describes what you are looking for, it could still be a mistake to order it blindly.

The mattress could turn out to be too hard/soft, or just generally wrong for you and your specific needs.

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Ideally, you should find a store close to you and test out the mattress first. If it does turn out to be your perfect mattress, then you can go ahead and buy it, either online, or in store, depending on which is easier for you.

Alternatively, you can find out about the return policies at your favourite stores.

At the Mattress Warehouse, we offer 100 Day Comfort Trails and Full Refunds!

“Most people need a couple of weeks for their bodies to make the transition between the old and new mattress. By taking your time testing your new bed, you can be sure you’re making the right decision.”

-The Mattress Warehouse

For more information about these policies, click here.

2. Buying With Preconceived Ideas:

Just like anything else in life, we have a tendency to be loyal to one type of mattress. If you’ve had an Inner coil Mattress all your life, you might think that there is no better mattress for you.

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  • Be Open to Alternatives
  • Do Thorough Research
  • Ask Questions.

Buying a new mattress is a big commitment, don’t make the mistake of holding back due to ignorance.

3. Only Considering Cost:

There is no denying that the world is run by money, but some things are worth investing in.

I’m not saying that you should spend ridiculous amounts of money on a mattress, but consider how much use you get from one mattress. You sleep on it every night for years, not to mention all the time you spend just lying on it in between! Sleep is such an important part of our lives; it contributes to our health, our moods, and almost everything else. Taking all of this into consideration, it is safe to say that a good quality mattress is vital.

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Everyone has a budget, but it is possible to find a good mattress for a decent price. There are numerous mattresses for sale on the Mattress Warehouse, so you can get the best value for your money!

Missing out on great Deals and Specials because you are only looking at shops where they sell cheap mattresses can be a huge mistake that may cost you your sleep!

4. Not Taking Your Personal Sleep Needs Into Account:

The best mattress for you depends on you. Everyone has unique sleep needs based on your preferred sleeping positions. Furthermore, even your personal Medical Conditions could have an impact.

Back Sleepers:

Back sleepers need firm support for their lower backs, but they also need a mattress that contours the shape of their spine. A Medium Firm Mattress is the best option here. Making the mistake of buying a mattress that doesn’t offer the right support and softness can cause a disturbance in the balance of your spine.

kitten on back

Ideally, you want to look at Memory Foam Mattresses.

Side Sleepers:

Due to the increase in curves of your body when you lie on your side, it is important to invest in a mattress that supports the alignment of your spine. A Softer Mattress is ideal for a side sleeper.

kitten on side

Look at Latex Mattresses or even Memory Foam Mattresses to provide the right combination of support and allowing for cradling of your hips and shoulders.

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers run into spine problems without the right mattress. A Firm Mattress is best to keep them from sinking into the mattress.

kitten sleeping

Look out for Inner coil Mattresses to support you and relieve pressure from your spine.

If you are curious to see how your medical condition influences the type of mattress you need, click here.

It is, therefore, a big mistake to assume that a mattress will work for you just because it worked for someone else.

Buying a new mattress is a personal affair.

What are Some of The Most Popular Mattresses to Consider?

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The Mattress Warehouse has a wide range of mattresses for sale, here are some of the most popular ones:

  • The Strandmattress Dream Me range is the most popular on our site. It is a single layer mattress, made with high density, reconstituted polyurethane foam. This mattress has been given 5 stars and is perfect for children in their growing phase.
  • The Rest Assured Vito range is a close second with 4/5 stars (depending on the specific mattress). This range allows for good quality without breaking the bank. It has a continuous coil system and has increased pressure distribution.

The Mattress Brand that we recommend as the best of the best is the Cloud Nine Mattress. These mattresses are designed to offer maximum support and quality. Feel free to have a look at them and click here to find out more when you’re ready to buy a mattress.

To read more about the Do’s When Buying a Mattress, click here.

Happy shopping!

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