5 Ways You Can Prevent Yourself From Buying A Bad Mattress

Bad Mattress
Bad Mattress

Trust us when we say that buying a mattress is quite a taxing task. 

When you decide to replace your mattress and buy a new one, it means that you’ll have to single-handedly go through brands, check out various mattress models, read through specifications, and more. 

When you’re doing it all by yourself, especially if you haven’t bought a mattress before, can often mean that you’ll make a mistake and end up with a bad mattress. 

So how do you prevent that?

Here are five excellent tips for you to remember, which will ensure that you don’t end up with a terrible mattress (that doesn’t fit your needs.)


  • Be Willing To Spend

We all know that mattresses are expensive things, and a lot of times we try to go for the cheapest option possible, to save our pocket from too much “damage”. However, if you cheap out, you’re going to end up with a mattress that is made with sub-par materials and has a poor design. On top of that, they won’t have any special features either. Now, we’re not saying that you break your bank and go overboard. But be willing to splurge if you want a good mattress that is long-lasting and will give you exactly what you require when you sleep. 


  • Read Reviews (But With A Pinch of Salt)

Here’s a double-edged sword that most people don’t tell you about – reading reviews is a must, but don’t think that everything you read will hold true. If you read reviews, you’re definitely going to get some information that you wouldn’t otherwise get. For instance, if you’re buying a mattress from a company like Idle, then reading an article like this one – https://thesleepshopinc.com/idle-mattress-review/ –  will allow you to know what practical problems to expect when you purchase it. But, at the same time, not every comment will be accurate because things like comfort and cooling will be subjective. So make sure that you pay more attention to objective comments. 


  • Take Your Time 

Until and unless it’s an emergency, and you’ve had an incident that requires you to change your mattress immediately, take your time while making a choice. If you’re planning to change your mattress eventually, start doing your research and looking things up well before you actually buy it. Don’t try to make it an impulse purchase, or decide that you’ll go to a store after work and pick one out. If you think that you’ll find the kind of mattress you’re looking for, which fits both your needs and budget, at the first store you go to, you’re in for a disappointment. So visit the stores (or sites) on a day when you’re relatively free and dedicate a good amount of time to it. 


  • Don’t Be Fooled By Added Perks 

Like sellers of practically every kind of product in the world, mattress sellers also try to dazzle you with added perks and features. These include terms like “10-year warranty”, “100-day trial period”, ” free shipping and set-up” etc. Now, at first look, these might seem like great deals but more often and not, they have tons of attached terms and conditions. For instance, most warranties only cover manufacturing defects, such as busted springs. Don’t expect them to cover issues like sagging. Similarly, if you see terms like “free shipping and set-up”, chances are that they apply only when you buy a mattress worth over a certain amount. So make sure you pay attention to the details and don’t get swept away by the frills. 


  • Rely On Reputation 

When it comes to things like mattresses, which should be durable and long-lasting, quality isn’t something you can compromise on. If you’re buying a mattress, I’m sure that you want one that will remain stable even after years of use, right? That’s why we suggest that you rely on a reputation for this once, and purchase from well-known brands. If you don’t do so, you’re going to end up with poorly made mattresses that will start to sag and become droopy by the end of the first year itself. Brands also offer genuine warranties and guarantees, as they tend to act as an indication of product quality. Examples of good mattress brands include – Saatva, Nolan, Tuft and Needle, Casper, Idle, etc.

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