To buy a mattress online can be a daunting task and that is understandable. After all, mattresses are not cheap and the endless variety makes it difficult to find the right mattress. We spend roughly one third of our lives in bed so you want to make the right choice.
If you’ve been shopping for a new mattress, you already know there are tons of different brands each with many different types of mattresses. You have certainly bumped into memory foam, pocket coil, pillowtop, natural latex and so on. This can quite easily overwhelm you. However, your mattress shopping experience does not have to be this way. In this article, we will provide the step by step guide to finding the right mattress.
How to Buy a Mattress Online
1. Choose Your Online Mattress Store
First thing you are going to want to do is find the online mattress store that you want to purchase from. Don’t just dive straight into a website. Read about them, check their reviews, take a look at their ‘About Us’ page. Once you have done this for a few companies, select the company you are most comfortable with.
Not being able to try the mattress is the one big negative of shopping online. However, if you find the right online mattress store, you should gain enough information on a particular mattress which give you a great idea of the quality and comfort level of that mattress. Some of the basic information you should look out for in each mattress is the firmness level, the height and the warranty period of the mattress.
Even when you believe you have found the right mattress, don’t forget that you can simply type in the exact name of that mattress into Google and see if there are any reviews on it. Bare in mind that not all mattresses will have reviews online, and many manufacturers will provide different names for the same exact mattress for each retailer.
Choose Your Mattress Type
Once you have found the right online mattress store, you need to figure out the type of mattress to look for. We are all different from one another and we all have different sleep preferences. The different types of mattresses suit different people and there is no one ‘best’ type of mattress.
Some of the main categories include Memory Foam, Natural Latex & Hybrid mattresses. Below, is a little more information on each of these categories.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses have really grown in popularity over the last 10 years. You can think of memory foam mattresses as softer foams which contour just the right amount towards your body. They are also available firmer versions but mostly, a memory foam mattress will be on the softer side.
Since all companies have a variety of memory foam mattresses available, they no longer cost a fortune. The very top of the line memory foam mattresses will cost between $1500-$2000, but you could get a beautiful memory foam mattress with 10 years warranty for $700-$1000 also!
Natural Latex Mattresses
Natural latex mattresses are somewhat similar to memory foam mattresses in the way they contour towards your body. However, natural latex is foam is much more responsive than memory foam. It must also be said that the average natural latex mattress will outlast the average memory foam mattress. Natural latex certainly is one of the most popular choices in mattresses and this is due to the supreme comfort and durability it provides.
Natural latex mattresses can also be found in varying firmness levels so no matter your firmness preference, you are bound to find a natural latex mattress that works for you. They are also known for their excellent air flow qualities to provide a cool sleep surface every night. Natural latex mattresses can be slightly more expensive than memory foam mattresses, but for all the right reasons.
Natural latex and memory foam mattresses both have minimal motion transfer across the sleep surface. This is a bonus for couples!
Determine Your Mattress Budget
When looking to buy a mattress online, your main goal is to find a mattress that works for you but within your budget. We cannot tell you how much to spend on a mattress. However, we encourage to make the best choice possible with the budget you have. When budgeting for a mattress, you are surely budgeting for all the other items you need to purchase. If possible, we encourage you to maximize your mattress budget as much as possible. Realize that your mattress is an investment and the quality of your mattress will effect your everyday life.
You can certainly purchase a mattress for as low as $300. But is this mattress good for you? How long is it going to last? If it only lasts 2 years, you then have to spend more money to purchase another mattress. Again, the most important thing is that you do your research because maybe a $300 mattress actually will work for you!
If budgeting to buy a mattress online is not an issue for you, we still recommend that you do research into the company and mattress you are investing in. The higher the price tag on the mattress does not necessarily mean it is the right choice for you. Find out what your body requires and make the best choice, not the most expensive choice.
Promotions, Coupons, & Discounts
Many online mattress stores will provide their clients coupons, promotions or discounts on select items. If you are not sure where to find these, you can simply e-mail or call up the store you are looking into and ask them if they have any ongoing promotions or coupon codes.
Trial Periods/Return Policy
Every online mattress store will provide a trial period on their mattresses. This is especially important since the client is not able to test out the mattress before making a purchase. No matter how informative the companies website is, you will never know exactly how the mattress feels until it has been delivered to you. Of course, there is a chance that it actually does not work for you and you need to return it. Look into the shipping and return policy of the company you are purchasing a mattress with.
Most online mattress companies will provide a 90-100 day trial period on their mattresses. However, not all of these companies provide a full refund if you are not happy with your mattress. Make sure you are happy with the service and the policies of the company you are dealing with. Once you have done all of the above, you are ready to invest in a new mattress. Good luck!