On the average, every human requires at least six to eight hours of sleep every day. Unfortunately, not everybody gets the chance to sleep that long. This is not necessarily because of their tight work schedules or lack of time, but because some people lack the proper facilities for a good, quality sleep. These facilities include light (or the absence of it), absence of noise, good ventilation and very importantly, a good mattress.

The effect of a good mattress on sleep and health cannot be emphasized enough. Practically over 90 percent of people believe that a comfortable, new mattress influences good sleep and sometimes helps to get rid of allergies you may have acquired from your previous one.

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Painfully, not everybody knows how to go about acquiring a new mattress. Others like to save themselves the stress of dealing with the sales personnel in the store by buying online, only to get the mattress of their nightmare. This article contains important tips and things you should watch out for when purchasing a new mattress.


Paying more focus on your mattress than your car is important as you get to spend at least one-third of your day in bed which is quite a lot when compared to the one hour on average you spend in your car.

Here are some tips to help you through your selection process:

1.Decide how firm you want it

There are various types of mattresses in the market depending on your firmness preference. There are different firmness levels based on how you sleep. People who sleep on their sides are generally advised to use a soft mattress.

 2.Try the mattress before you buy it 

Before you pay for the mattress, you should spend at least seven to ten minutes testing it by rolling on it, sitting on it and trying out your favorite sleeping position. This helps you to test the comfort of the mattress to see if it is the best fit for you. There is no alternative for this method, so be sure to try to your satisfaction before dropping the cash.

3.Check out stores with low costs for optimum output

Once again, it boils down to knowing what you want. After making a decision either to get a soft or firm bed, you can head to stores to check for the quality you want at the cheapest price possible. Be on the lookout for the best mattress deals  online and offline for the bed you want.

4.Ensure the mattress is legally approved

It is important to confirm by any means possible to see that the mattress passes every legal test of durability and flammability. Ask the store for legal documents or seal of good standards attached to the mattresses you want to buy.

5.If you have bone issues, talk to your doctor first 

Before you make a move to the store, ensure you see your therapist or bone doctor if you have a bone defect or if you’re recovering from an accident. This is because the mattress you’re selecting will have an effect on your bone curvature when sleeping, and getting the wrong mattress could lead to a delay in recovery.

  1. Lillian Schaeffer March 26, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I appreciate your suggestion to try a mattress before buying it. My husband and I have decided that it’s time to get a new bed. We’ll have to make sure to give it a test run so we know it’s comfortable before purchasing.

  2. Ellen Hughes September 17, 2018 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I found it helpful when you said that you should test the mattress that you’re interested in for a few minutes by rolling and sitting on it to make sure that it’s the right one for you. My husband and I are planning to replace our old mattress. We want to make an informed decision in choosing the right mattress so we won’t have a problem in getting a good sleep. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Sharon Wilson-Smiths November 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I like that you suggested spending the time to sit and roll on a mattress to make sure that it can provide the comfort that you need. My husband and I are planning to buy a king size bed for our bedroom. We’d like to make sure that the bed that we will choose can give us good sleep and can make us feel relaxed at night. Thanks!

  4. Bethany G. February 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that it’s best to spend enough time to test a mattress to find out if it can make you feel comfortable. My fiance and I are planning to buy a queen size bed for our room. We want to furnish our house before our wedding day so we won’t need to rent a place after our wedding party. To choose the best bed, I will convince my fiance to shop a bed with me.

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