Buying a mattress without doing your homework can definitely give you sleepless nights. It's an investment that will impact you health and happiness for the 7-10 year lifespan of the mattress you choose. Follow our buying guide and let us help you pick the bed of your dreams.
1. Figure out what kind of mattress fits your lifestyle.
Are you looking for plush or firm? If you like to sleep on your side or back, you're a light sleeper, and you like feeling like your sinking in to your bed a little; plush is what you're looking for.
If you're a restless sleeper and move between sleeping on your back, stomach and side, and you're looking for a super supportive mattress; firm is what you're looking for.
If you like to sleep on your side and you like the responsiveness of foam as well as the support of spring, you may consider looking into a hybrid mattress which combines the best of both worlds.
Finally, if you're a hot sleeper, you can look for a mattress made with cooling gel tech memory foam and/or ice yarn. Both of these new technologies keep you cool but never cold as you sleep.
2. Determine your budget and the size you need.
Although budget is important, that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune to get a quality mattress. To give you an idea, a good quality Queen sized mattress today can cost anywhere from $500-$1200 before taxes. When looking at your budget, ask about financing programs. Some companies allow you to finance your purchase to spread out payments over a year.
When deciding on what size to choose, of course be aware of the space you have to work with, but also who will be sleeping in the bed. Is it one person or two? Plan accordingly. And, remember to consider that the lifespan of your mattress could be 10 years so, think ahead.
3. Consider delivery.
Do you have to pick it up yourself? Is there a cost with delivery? Will they take away your old mattress if they deliver your new one? How will it be packaged? If you live in an apartment or condo, will it fit up the stairs? If they deliver, will they bring it into your bedroom for you rather than leaving it at the door? If they leave it at the door, are you able to move it where you need it on your own or do you need help?
4. Read the return policy.
What happens if you don't like it? Is there a trial period? Some companies will offer you up to 100 nights to try the product and pick it up and refund your money if it's not for you. Before you buy, find out if there is a trial period and, in the case of a return, if they give you a full refund or store credit.
5. Research the marketplace.
For a major purchase like this, it is always best to go to an expert. Shop with a brand that specializes in the industry. Read their reviews and make sure they have an awesome reputation.
To go one step further, see if you can find an expert in the industry that specifically caters to your lifestyle. For example, if you're an athlete, research companies that specialize in mattress for athletes or if there's a cause that's near and dear to your heart seek out a brand with a charitable contribution component. Find a brand that works for you and your needs.
6. Protect your purchase.
Pay close attention to your warranty: what guarantees were made and expected mattress lifespan.
And, buy a mattress protector. Spills happen. It's easier to take off and wash a mattress protector than to spot clean a stain that's soaked in.
We hope our guide will help you rest easy!
Sweet dreams 💤😉
Sleepenvie is a Canadian online mattress-in-a-box and bedroom lifestyle brand that focuses on customization, convenience, and charitable contribution.
We make the mattress-buying process easy by delivering it directly to your door in one easy-to-handle compact box. We strongly believe in customizability, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. An easy one-minute quiz matches you to the ideal mattress for your lifestyle and sleep habits.