So many of us had that feeling where we buy something, use it and came to the conclusion that this product was a total waste of money. Maybe we expected more from the product or we really paid a lot for it or both. So what can we do to make sure that we get the best mattress for money?
Do not expect much from a cheap mattress
Today I am not going to talk about the cheapest mattress for money, but rather the best for money because if you pay for a cheap mattress, you might just sleep on a piece of sponge. If you pay $200 for a mattress and expect it to vibrate or last for more than a year or two, then you might have a surprise waiting for you and I can promise you that you will be disappointed.
Know what type of sleeper you are
If you are a side sleeper and you buy a mattress that is very firm, you will not have the desired comfort that you wished for and because of this you might think that the mattress was a waste of money. You need to know your sleeping type before you can think about buying a mattress.
Another mistake I see is that people go to a mattress store, lie on a bed and then choose a mattress. Do not get me wrong because it is good to test a mattress before buying one, but the problem the way you test it. If you are mainly a side sleeper and you go and lie on your back to test the mattress you are fooling yourself.
Why do I say this? Some people sleep for more than 70% of their time on one position, because most of us have a primary position that we love. Most of us do not even know what our primary sleeping position is. The only way to test it is to make a note of your sleeping position when you wake up in the morning.
Try to buy online
To buy a mattress online can really save you money. You can even get 50% discount on your purchase if you buy online. The only problem that I found was that before I want to buy a mattress, I want to test it out first and with an online store you cannot test it. The only way to get around this is firstly to go to a local store, test the mattress, get the mattress details and then buy your mattress online. If you are not sure where to buy online, you can go to the following post What Is The Best Place To Buy A Mattress Online For Beginners? . This will definitely save you a lot of money 🙂
Buy from reputable brands
Brands like Simmons, Sealy, Serta and Tempur-pedic are very reliable and give good quality mattresses.
Only buy a mattress for what you need or really want
Some mattresses in my opinion are very expensive, because of some of the features that are included. If you have no problem with getting hot while you sleep, then do not go and buy a mattress that has micro diamond infused memory foam that absorbs heat to cool you down as this type of mattresses are very expensive (And YES, these mattresses have real diamond particles infused into the memory foam) .
You can rather buy a much cheaper mattress with les features that you really need to get a good night’s sleep.
This is where it gets complicated. When I buy a mattress I will look at comfort, durability of the mattress, size and temperature control. So my main focus is the comfort. Some people will look at the appearance, colour, dust mite resistance and ease of washing the mattress. Everyone looks at different things when they want to determine the value of a product.
I truly believe that there is an ideal mattress for each one of us and you need to evaluate what you want in a mattress. There are so many different types of mattresses with some very unique features and you need to match the right person to the right mattress. Personally I do not have a clue on what type of mattress you want or what type of sleeper you are and I think neither do you 🙂 The best approach that you can take is to read my Simmons review. It will show you all the different types of mattresses and will show you everything that you need to know.
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