If you sleep 8 hours on average, as recommended, youíll spend close to third of your life in a bed. People usually donít pay attention to the mattress they use , until they calculate the number of sleepless nights.
When buying a new mattress, itís important to get the best quality for your money. However, this entire edeavor can be quite expensive, time consuming and confusing. Here are a few tips on how to purchase the right mattress at a reasonable price.
Salesmanís job is to sell There are a lot of different considerations when it comes to the mattress shopping. It is important that you do your research before you find yourself face to face with a salesman. There is always the tech talk; open-sprung, pocket-sprung, viscoelastic memory foam etc. Donít let the salesmen confuse you with these facts, as they will probably try. Then, there is the price talk. ďYou won't get such a quality mattress at this low price anywhere else,Ē is probably the sentence you will hear in almost every store. However, the chances are you will.
Salesman usually work on commission so, in order to boost their earnings, they will always try to sell something extra to you. Whether it is a mattress pad, a nice mattress cover or maybe a pillow Ė remember thatís not what you really need. For example, youíll probably put sheets on your mattress, so itís not so important that the lining is cashmere or silk, you wonít feel it. Being well informed and knowing what you want is the most important thing that will prevent you from getting ripped off.
Negotiate In many stores, itís not unusual to negotiate for the price of a mattress. That means that they are overpriced, so donít hesitate to get it down to a reasonable price. But, be careful Ė you're up against a professional. Therefore, if you haven't done your research properly, you could end up being flooded with special deals and discounts that may cost you even more than the initial price.
Buy online You can avoid a salesman-trap if youíre purchasing online. Buying your mattresses online enables you to browse dozens of brands quickly. Most importantly, online offers usually include a variety of discounts which can significantly save your money. Since you donít have the opportunity to try out the mattress, make sure that the company has a free return policy. The trial period should be at least 30 days. Any different option should be a deal-breaker, no matter what else is included in the offer. Also, many companies offer to take your old mattress away, which can be very helpful. Tip: If youíll feel safer, choose a good mattress in person, and then find the same or a similar model online in order to spend less.
How much you should spent on a mattress? Itís hard to put a price tag on a good night sleep, but paying more than you need is no fun either. Usually, the middle ground is a good way to go. In other words, staying under the $1000 mark should probably be your goal. Spending more than that, in most cases, will bring you no extra benefit and youíll be probably paying for a brand name and some extra options you donít even need.
Remember, itís your sleep, your mattress, your back, and your money, so the time and the effort spent on the research is well worth it. Youíll end up with a better quality mattress at a more reasonable price.