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You know it’s time to buy a new mattress when you can’t remember when you got it. Why should you be replacing your mattress in the first place? Do you really need to when it’s still fairly serviceable?
The answer is a resounding yes. It’s definitely an issue if you’re still using an ancient mattress. That mattress you sleep on every night could be home now to lots of bed bugs, dust mites, and insects you wouldn’t want to know about. You surely wouldn’t want to share your space with them.
On top of hygiene issues, old mattresses no longer serve their purpose. Because of years of use, it will be inevitable that your mattress would sag on some areas. Your mattress should be firm enough to support your body alignment. If not, you would be experiencing constant body and neck pains.
Aside from that, you wouldn’t be able to stay asleep for so long because you would need to continuously shift your position. That’s what an uncomfortable bed can do. For health reasons, you really need to replace that old mattress as soon as possible.
So what should you keep in mind before getting one?
What do you want in a mattress? Are you buying a new bed frame? No? Are you upgrading or downgrading your mattress size? These are just a few questions you could ask yourself before buying a mattress.
Before you purchase, know what you want first as this will make the transaction faster. When you know what you want, you make fewer impulse buys, and give in less to sales talk.
Measure your mattress dimensions. Research on what mattress texture would you prefer. You are the one who will use it so choose as you please. If you know what you want, you stay on budget also which is the next topic.
What’s your budget? How much should one spend on a mattress? Actually, this will depend on the previous point, how large is your mattress? What texture should you be choosing? Should you set a ceiling for your budget then?
Understand that a mattress is an investment. You would want one that will give you your best sleep ever. So, don’t go buying a mattress just because, it’s “cheap”. You have to check the quality of the mattress as it should be serviceable to you for the years to come.
In addition to that, it also doesn’t mean that the most expensive mattress will provide the most comfort. It could just be all hype and gimmicks and you shouldn’t fall into that either.
Bottomline, don’t be a cheapskate but we wary of marketing ploys as well. Check the bed for yourself if you can, read reviews, and buy what’s right for their price.
Does it come with a warranty? One thing that discourages people to replace their mattress is because it’s just a hassle to do so. The mere size of it is quite intimidating to transport.
Even when it’s delivered, you have to worry about the logistics. Will it fit the door? And when you live in a condo, what permit should you sign on to have your mattress brought up to your unit?
The issue with online purchases though – you may or may not like the mattress that has arrived. So it’s important to check if they have trials and warranty most especially if you’re doing an online transaction.
Remember, it’s okay to be upfront with what you want. After all, it’s your bed. You will be sleeping on it for the years to come so it must be something you would really, really like to use for a long time.