Posted on: 17 April 2017
Do you have an old bed that's seen better days? Is it approaching the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced? Shopping for a new mattress can sometimes be a frustrating experience. There are so many different types of mattresses that figuring out which one is the best one for you can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a few steps that will help to increase your chances of finding the perfect mattress. Some of the things that you should be doing when you go mattress shopping include:
Bring along a pillow: It's generally a good idea to lie down on any bed that you're considering buying. Obviously, just looking at a bed isn't going to give you much information on whether or not it's comfortable. If the mattress store that you're visiting doesn't let you lie down on the beds, consider shopping elsewhere. However, even if the store does let you lie down, the beds are probably completely bare. Laying on a bare bed doesn't always give you a complete picture of how the bed feels to sleep on. Bring along one or two favorite pillows in freshly laundered pillow cases and leave them out in your car. Once you think you have narrowed down your choices, bring in your pillow to confirm how comfortable each bed is.
Find out the return policy: Unfortunately, spending five or ten minutes laying on a bed in a mattress store won't always be sufficient to find out whether or not a bed is comfortable to sleep on. It may seem perfect in the store but start to cause various pains after you've slept on it for a few days. If the mattress is still causing you trouble after a week or two, you'll want to be able to return it either for a full refund or store credit to go towards the purchase of a different mattress for the full amount.
Ask about the warranty: Once the return period is over, it's possible that you could discover a defect in the mattress. Perhaps one of the springs breaks and starts to poke through the mattress top after just a couple months. As long as you've been properly caring for the mattress, a good warranty means that you should be able to get a refund or replacement from the manufacturer. Make sure to confirm who will be paying to ship the mattress, however. If you have to pay to pack and ship the mattress, this could wind up costing almost as much as simply buying a new mattress from the mattress store.Share