Mattress materials and construction are ever always evolving. With so many mattress options on the market, selecting a bed easily becomes overwhelming. Many people are tempted to skip the trip to the store and buy online. This trend has caused a new wave of businesses selling one size fits all, bed-in-the-box solutions to unwary consumers. In this post, we’ll explain how your sleep is unique, and why you should buy a bed in person to get the perfect fit!

1. Understanding your options

The best way to navigate through the sea of mattress options is with one-on-one advice. Shopping for a mattress doesn’t need to be a chore when you have an expert to help guide you. A good mattress expert will help you narrow down your options based on your sleep needs and budget. You should also get a good understanding of each option and why it works well for you.

2. Comfort is subjective

Mattresses are a touch / feel product. While mattresses are always labeled in terms of comfort, one person’s ‘Firm’ may feel ‘Medium Firm’ to someone else. We always recommend that you try a mattress for your own personal comfort before you make a purchase based on generic comfort labels.

3. Proper support

Proper support is the key to avoiding the aches and pains caused by a mattress that is not designed for you. The support your body needs depends on a variety of factors such as sleeping position, body type, and physical ailments. This means proper support is not predictable, even if the mattress is designed to offer “premium support”. The only way to determine whether it provides the best support for your needs is to test it in person and consult with sales specialists who work with these products every day.

4. Durability

Many people believe every mattress should be replaced after 8 years or that durability is easy to determine based on the warranty. However, mattresses can last for a couple years to well beyond the standard 8 years depending on several factors. Mattress quality, the body type of the person using the bed, and the frequency of use are just some of the things which affect the lifespan of a mattress. The only way to learn in-depth information about the durability of your new bed is to work with a mattress specialist in person.

5. You learn more about what you need

Many people have an idea of what they want when they begin shopping. After trying several options they begin to learn more about what feels right and what doesn’t. More often than not, you will learn more about what you need by actually trying the products for yourself. You may just find that you end up going an entirely different direction than you originally thought.

You spend a third of your life in your mattress. Sleep is extremely important for your overall well being. Not having the right mattress can lead to long term discomfort and pain. Working with sales specialists to find the right mattress might seem like a daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. Shopping at the right store with knowledgeable specialists can make your experience easier and can make all the difference on getting the best night’s sleep you deserve.

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