Find your best mattress: how to go about choosing a mattress

Buying a new mattress is probably one of the most important purchases we can make. We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, and if you aren’t sleeping on a good mattress, then it can seriously hamper your attitude and productivity throughout the day.

Thanks to modern technology, mattresses today are a whole lot more comfortable than the sacks of hay our ancestors used to sleep on. But at the same time, those advancements have made it harder to find your best mattress. Here are some points on how to go about choosing a mattress:

Reviews

Take time to do lots of research into different mattress types on the internet, and pay attention to those reviews. However, be careful. There are lots of sites that hire people to praise their products, or even use bots. Retail and manufacturer websites are generally good as proving honest reviews, but by far the best sites use third-party verifiers. That way, comments can’t be edited or deleted by the company.

Health needs

It’s important to know your preferences before looking for the best mattress for you. Do you sleep on your back, front, side, or a variation of all positions? Do you have joint, back pain, or other health issues? You’ll be glad to learn that some mattress manufacturers use a fabric called Celliant® is FDA-determined to promote better sleep. Celliant® is labeled a health product because it can help increase blood circulation throughout the body.

Environmentally Friendly

Another factor to consider is the environmental impact of your mattress. There are mattress materials on the market made from a process called Variable Pressure Foaming, or VPF, which emit virtually zero emissions. So sleep well knowing you’re doing your part for the planet. Some mattresses also only use organic materials or plant-based foam. Doing your research will allow you to find an eco-friendly mattress that does not sacrifice quality.

Shopping Online

Buying a mattress online cuts out the middleman. Those savings, in turn, go back to you because it brings down the price of quality mattresses. The problem with shopping for a new mattress in a store is that pushy salespeople will try to corner you into a sale. Shopping online gives you the freedom to thoroughly search for the type of mattress that’s best for you. Most people report higher satisfaction with their new mattress after buying online compared to buying from a store.

Warranty and Trial Periods

When doing your research online, use your judgment with new retailers or manufacturers. Most mattress warranties tend to be between 10 and 20 years long, anything less than a 10-year warranty should give you pause. Also, pay attention to the length of the trial period. Many companies allow for 30 days or even 100 days for you to try at mattress at home. However, some companies require you to keep a mattress for upwards of 60 days before they take it off your hands if you’re not happy with it. Doing your research will help you find the most customer-friendly mattress warranty and sleep trial.