Top 5 Things to Know Before You Buy a Mattress

We spend an average of 1/3 of our life sleeping. Seems like a lot, right? If we sleep about 33% of our life, it mind as well be comfortable. Buying the right mattress at the right price is advice everyone can use. We need to consider all factors of the product before we actually buy it. We need to keep in mind that the mattress is where we spend at least eight hours of every day in. There are five main tips and basic knowledge everyone should have handy before they decide to purchase a mattress.

The first thing you have to consider is the budget. In today’s economy, the price of a mattress is one of the major concerns of families. Shop around. Don’t be suckered into buying the first mattress you see because there may be another deal that’s even better. For the even thriftier shopper, try looking in the classified section of the newspaper for used mattresses. Make sure to leave enough in your budget for the purchase of a mattress. Also, negotiate with the salesman for a better price. Don’t be fooled into the price thats on the mattress.

The second thing everyone should consider is the size and firmness of the mattress. Measure the wall area or the room size to make sure it will fit perfectly. Remember that the sizes from smallest to largest are: twin, full, queen, and king. Obviously, one person does not need a king sized bed, so be wise to shop for captain’s beds and platform beds the correct size for you or your families needs.

The third thing that a potential buyer should know is the quality of the product. The Internet is your friend. Utilize the researching methods online and check out consumer reviews of all different brands of mattresses. If you go in the store, don’t just take the salesman’s word. Touch the mattress, lay down on it, smell it. Make sure you are getting your money’s worth.

The fourth thing you should be aware of is the maintenance required. Like all things, mattresses wear out and become obsolete. You will need to know how to take care of it and make it last as long as possible.

The last thing you should know is the warranty on the mattress. Most mattresses come with a ten year warranty, but can be easily null and void if there is one slight stain on it. Consider buying a waterproof cover for your mattress to avoid spills and stains. Some warranties also stipulate that the mattress must be flipped every six months. Check with the sales associate for more information.

Remember never to hold back. Fire away with questions for the salesman. Make sure he is doing his job. Test the mattress and have everyone try it out to get different opinions on it.

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