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What to Look for When Buying a New Mattress

Your mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home. In fact, most people spend about one-third of their lives sleeping, so if you’re in the market for a new mattress, you shouldn’t take the decision lightly. But if you’ve ever tried to shop for a new mattress, you know the process can be somewhat overwhelming, to say the least. Here are some things to consider when shopping for your dream bed.

 

Support and Comfort

When you’re considering your mattress options, the two more important aspects to consider are support and comfort. The ideal mattress should support your entire body, keeping you properly aligned so you don’t wake up in pain. If you immediately sink into your mattress, or have a hard time lifting your body off of it, your mattress may be lacking support.

Finding a comfortable mattress can be subjective—some people prefer a firm mattress, and some prefer a very soft mattress. Whatever type you prefer, know that a comfortable mattress should never put pressure on your body. If you find yourself tossing and turning, or waking up throughout the night, your mattress may be uncomfortable. Most people prefer firm support with a comfortable feel, instead of firm support with a firm feel. Whatever you prefer, make sure your new mattress has everything you need.

 

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Other Factors to Consider

Air-flow: If you’ve ever woken up sweaty, you know how important air-flow can be in a mattress. Mattresses that don’t have effective air-flow block air from moving through the mattress, meaning all of your heat is trapped around you and under your blanket.

Edge support: Good, quality mattresses should have firm, supportive edges to prevent you from rolling off the mattress, which can happen if you sleep close to the edge. When shopping for a new mattress, make sure that it will be able to support you no matter what.

Material: Nowadays mattresses are made out of many different materials, such as memory foam, gel memory foam, latex, and innerspring. All of these materials can produce comfortable and supportive mattresses, but one may be more appealing than the others, depending on your preferences.

 

Get Comfortable with Terms & Conditions

Though it can seem monotonous and boring, the fine print can be your best friend if you need to return a mattress or claim a warranty. Before you buy the mattress, take a look at the company’s website to ensure you’re aware of things like trial periods or return and exchange policies. You may not decide to return your mattress, but it doesn’t hurt to make an educated decision.

 

Ways to Buy

In the age of technology, there are many ways to shop for a mattress. The most traditional way is, of course, showroom mattress stores, where you can test out many different brands and types of mattresses. But the advent of the internet has led to a whole new way to shop for a mattress.

Some mattress companies, like Voila Mattress, allow you to order your mattress online and have it shipped conveniently compressed and rolled in a box. The obvious risk here is that you don’t get to physically test the mattress before purchasing it. But if you know what you want in a mattress—such as firm support with a comfortable surface—shopping online is a great alternative to the showroom shopping.

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With Voila Mattress, you don’t have to leave your house, and your mattress is always delivered right to your doorstep, free of charge. Voila offers new, quality mattress that use innovative sleep technology to promote the best sleep possible. Which mattress will you choose?

 

 

Sources:

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/sleep

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/mattresses/buying-guide.htm

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home-products/a25695/mattress-buying-guide/