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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!

How to Buy a Mattress

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by Ron No Comments

When you buy a mattress  it is one of the most major purchases you can make for your home. You will spend more time on your mattress than any other piece of furniture that you own. You should spend at least a third of your life on a mattress, so take a few steps to make sure that you buy the best mattress for your lifestyle.

Look at mattress websites to see what’s offered such as discount and closeout stores. If you haven’t bought a mattress in a while, it would be good to see what options you have before going to a store. Check prices online to see what you feel is reasonable based on what is being  offered. Mattress brands are often coming out with new styles of mattresses that are the same mattresses that are in stores now but with different names for different stores. new queen stacks 010413 002

You need to Decide on a level of firmness. This is difficult to figure out without first testing mattresses, different  physical factors can help direct you to make the best decision. If you have back problems, consider a medium-firm to firm mattress choice, depending on how you sleep. Back sleepers usually prefer firm mattress because lower back support is a must.for reducing back pain.

Pillow-top mattresses are best for people who sleep on their side or even stomach as long as you don’t have the banana back effect. Ignore the spring count that is given by a mattress company as proof for the quality of a mattress firmness or softness. Studies have shown that the number of coils do not actually affect how comfortable the mattress is going to be for you.

A mattress is a very personal thing and every person can be different. That is why  you need someone who knows what you needs are to help you get a good night’s sleep.

You need to measure the space you plan to put your mattress. Nothing is worse than finding out after purchasing your mattress ,that you can’t fit in your home. Check your space  in your bedroom, and then decide on a size of mattress to fit.

The queen sized mattress is the most commonly purchased by couples for its size and relative price. It measures at 60”X 80”. King size bed is the largest standard sized mattress available. It is 76”/80”.

Be sure the mattress that you purchase not only fits inside your bedroom, but also through all doors used to enter the room.

Typically,   mattress stores will have more informed salespeople and information on mattresses than a generic furniture store. Be sure that where you choose to buy has a good reputation and helpful employees. Test out the mattresses. In order for you to know how well you like a mattress, you must test it out in the store. Search around looking for mattresses that meet your criteria, and then lay on each to see how you like them.

Lay on each mattress for at least 2-3 minutes, and up to 15. The floor models are out specifically for this reason. Ignore descriptors on tags such as “ultra plush,” “super soft,” or “extra firm.” These aren’t regulated terms and are used freely within each mattress brand without consistency between them. Instead, just lay on the mattress to get a feel for how soft or firm it is. Try a firm, a plush, and a pillow-top mattress to get a feel for which type you prefer. A very knowledgeable person in the store should be able to guide you.

You also need to buy the necessary mattress add-ons.  Although buying just a mattress is all that seems necessary, you must also purchase  a box spring to support  your mattress as well. Always buy a new box spring with your new mattress, as old box springs wear out over time and lose the desired support and firmness unless you have a platform bed that does not require one. Also buy a waterproof mattress protector to cover your new mattress. This not only makes cleanup easier should something spill on it, but will keep the mattress protected as well’


Pick a Mattress as per Your Body Requirement

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Ron No Comments

In life we sometimes make such choices which could really cause us lot of discomfort. We don’t realize the problems it has caused us till the time we actually experience it. Well such are life’s dearies. By the time we actually realize the damage has been done.

In a bid to add that class and appeal we sometimes go about purchasing such stuff which is just not wanted. We not just end up burning our pockets but get an unwanted product too.  Mattresses are one such very important part of the house which we always end up buying in haste and end up in wasting our money and effort. Mattresses are something which we can’t do without yet a wrong selection of the same can make us suffer.

Whenever we go about making a purchase of a mattress we must be very sure of the kind that suits our body type.  For instance, for a person like me who can complain of a little stiff back off n on should pick a hard flat mattress. A soft mattress is a big no for people like me. Thus at the time of purchasing a hard mattress, you can pick one which is made of firm material like the Sealy or Serta which can be perfect for you. Here you must also remember to have a firm foundation underneath the mattress to further add firmness to the mattress. Like a foundation mainly of pinewood would be the best for you.mattress buying tips

However, there are many others who like comfy fluffy mattresses in which you can just sink in. These are made of foams and one can select the softness of the foam in the mattress as per his or her choice. They work best in winters and give a very warm feel. Memory foam mattress works best in this class. Mattresses are something which is for your comfort and we must purchase the best suiting us religiously here. One will always have the option of purchasing a mattress which is lower in price. But one must purchase which suits a person as per his body type and requirement. Also, if a mattress is expensive it does not necessarily mean that the mattress is good for you. Yet again the mattress that suits you and is good in quality works best for you always. So selecting one which suits you best is the finest option rather than you placing your body in pain and then paying your medical bills eventually. As it says prevention is always better than cure,  thus we can prevent a situation by simply listening to our body.

Could your mattress be affecting your health?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Ron 4 Comments

A mattress can not make you sick but the wrong mattress can contribute to your health. How do you know you can be effective. Which Mattress is the wrong one and will changing a mattress really help.

mattress back painThe answer to these questions will depend on you individually. Does you mattress hold and attract allergens. If so, you probably need to get a different mattress. If you don’t have a problem with allergies and are sleeping well then you mattress is probably OK.

Other stores tell you to replace your mattress every 8 years is just to sell more mattresses. Why would these mattresses have 10 to 20 year warranties if they needed to be replaced every year? I believe that does not make a lot of sense. It is as if they are try to convince the customers to buy something they do not need.

If you suffer from poor sleep,and other feelings of being tired, depression, low energy, etc. Then you probably need to replace your mattress. You spend 1/3 of your life on a mattress which will effect the way you feel and contribute to your health everyday.

The type of mattress you need can be different for each individual. Some people find that with allergies they may need to get a latex or memory foam mattress. There has been a lot of advancements in the last year to enhance sleep and not be hot.

Coil Mattresses have been around a long time and getting a new mattress with a mattress protector will make the mattress last longer and also eliminate dust mites and other allergens from happening.

How do you go about getting a new mattress? Talk to someone who understands and listens to your needs. Having someone who really knows about mattresses is very important.

The cheapest mattress on sale this week is usually the worst decision you can make in buying a mattress.

You don’t have to buy the most expensive mattress, just the right mattress. Mattress are not designed by Einstein and made at Nasa. It’s not that complicated.