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How do I shop for a mattress?

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Ron No Comments

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How do I shop for a mattress?

Maybe you haven’t shopped for a mattress in a few years…maybe its been many years. Sooner or later you will need to face it….you need a new mattress! So, now what?
Most people are going to go on the internet and look for a mattress store in their area. Others will actually shop online and will purchase one..without ever actually laying on it! Sure, you can send it back if you don’t like it…but, what a hassle. The best thing to do is head to your local mattress store and try out a few. What you don’t want to do..is be one of those people who walk into a mattress store don’t want any help..and go from mattress to mattress… pushing on each one and assume you can pick the perfect mattress for the next 10 years.. by doing the push test!

So, “what should I do?”,  you ask….  Well, how about this….LAY DOWN!!!

Get a courtesy pillow protector…put your head on the pillow..put your feet up on the foot protection pad… and lay there- until your body decides if it likes the mattress or not. Doesn’t that sound logical?

The downside to this approach is that you can try too many mattresses and end up getting confused and fatigued. Believe it or not..trying out mattress after mattress after mattress can be tiring…then, they all start feeling similar..and you lose focus.

So, ” what should I do?”,  you ask.   Well, let the sales person do their job and let them help you find the right mattress set for you! After all…most mattress sales people (not all) have been doing this for quite some time and really know their stuff! So, don’t be shy…lay-down and let them help you find the right mattress for you..listen to their suggestions and answer their questions honestly.

However, in the end, make up your own mind…don’t let them sell you a mattress that they may get a higher commission on…  So, do your homework!

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