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Why You Should Try Before You Buy a Mattress

March 23, 2022  ·  7 min read

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If you have ever read a blog written by Texas Mattress Makers, you know that there are plenty of reasons as to why you should try before you buy a mattress. Today, many customers are prioritizing “convenience” over comfort and quality, and for important items like mattresses, that “convenience” can come back to haunt them. 

The truth is, clicking purchase on a mattress that you’ve never tried before is a risk. We often underestimate the importance of quality sleep and a quality mattress. Because you sleep on a mattress every single night, that mattress will affect not only your quality of sleep but your quality of life. When picking out a new mattress, it’s important to find one that is the perfect match for all of your unique sleep needs. So, in a world ruled by the convenience of e-commerce how can you find that perfect mattress? 

The benefits of “try before you buy” with Texas Mattress Makers

We like to say that buying a new mattress is like buying a new pair of shoes (only way more important). When buying shoes, you want to be sure that they are the right fit while providing optimal comfort and support for your feet. Your mattress should do the same. However, when you purchase an important product blindly, you may realize that it was not the best choice for you.

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes online and had to return them? If you had tried them in the store, you may have been able to spot their bad qualities before committing to the purchase. This is why trying products out before purchasing them is so essential.

Here’s how Texas Mattress Makers elevates the mattress shopping experience.

Our mattress experts get to know you

Mattresses are not a one-size-fits-all product — every individual sleeper has a distinct set of sleep needs that may require a different type of mattress. Most big mattress retailers do not sell mattresses with unique customers in mind, they sell products that might suit the masses. If you visit a Texas Mattress Makers showroom, our mattress experts get to know you and your specific needs before we show you any products on the showroom floor. This way, we can tailor your shopping experience to ensure that you leave with a mattress that you will value for years to come. 

Our showroom mattresses are already “broken in” for your convenience

A new pair of shoes can be a bit stiff. It takes some time to break them in before you can really be sure how comfortable they are, or if they are right for you — this concept also applies to mattresses. Our mattresses on our showroom floors are already broken in; they feature natural body impressions, so that you can have more accurate expectations of the way your mattress will feel after sleeping on it for a while, and you can be extra sure that you are making the right decision. No other mattress retailer does this. 

We would like to mention that when you do purchase a mattress, the feel from showroom to delivery will be different, but for a short period of time! The more you sleep on your mattress, the more it will begin to soften exactly to your liking. 

Keep reading: How long does it take to break a mattress in?

What to look for when you’re buying a mattress: Questions to answer

Whether you’re looking to purchase a mattress in-store or online, our mattress experts can help you through every step of the process. Here are some common questions we ask customers in order to find them their perfect mattress fit:

1. How many people are using the mattress?

Are you sleeping alone or with a partner? Do you have kids or pets that may crawl into bed with you? Knowing how many individuals are using the bed will help us to recommend the best size and type of mattress. If you’re sleeping alone, a queen-size mattress of your preferred comfort level will suit you well. However, if you sleep with a partner, it’s likely you two have very different needs that need to be accommodated. Check out our blog on the best bed for two different sleepers for more tips.

2. Does it work for your body type?

Knowing how to choose the best mattress for your body type can make a huge difference in your sleep quality. Why is this important? Basically, your overall shape, height, and weight distribution can determine what type of mattress can best support you as you sleep. In terms of weight, where you carry your weight is what is important, not how much you weigh. This is in service of giving you the proper support in the areas where you need it. Our mattress experts are very knowledgeable about this topic, and are trained to help you find a mattress that works best for you. 

3. What is your preferred sleeping position?

Your preferred sleeping position is also a factor that determines what areas of your body need the most support. Side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers all have different areas of the body that need to be supported while laying on a mattress. Different firmness levels will help alleviate pressure or support certain areas of your body differently. For example, a side sleeper will need support in the shoulder and hip (as those areas are the ones touching the mattress) while back sleepers will need back support. By letting us know how your body lays throughout the night, we will match you with a mattress that will promote healthy spinal alignment for fewer aches and pains when you wake up. 

Try Before You Buy at a Texas Mattress Makers Showroom or Shop Online with a Mattress Expert

Texas Mattress Makers is a family-owned and locally-operated mattress manufacturer and retailer with showrooms all across the Houston area. We create high-quality, handmade mattresses in our Downtown Houston factory for a more affordable price than our competitors. If you buy a mattress directly from the manufacturer, you won’t have to worry about excessive storage fees or brand markups — meaning you save money for a better quality mattress.

We employ mattress experts — not salespeople — that are specially trained to help you find the most comfortable mattress for your unique needs. If you do prefer to shop online, you can call 713-341-6252 to speak with an expert that can walk you through the buying process all from the comfort of your own home. It’s truly the next best thing to shopping in person! Check out our online mattress shopping guide for more information on how you can obtain a quality yet convenient mattress shopping experience. 

Whether you’re looking to visit our convenient showrooms in person or shop online, a mattress expert will provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to make the most informed decision when purchasing a mattress. 

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