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How to Choose a Mattress Properly

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Find Out How to Choose a Mattress

Shopping for a mattress can leave you feeling like you need a nap. Not only are there a lot of mattress manufacturers, but each mattress maker also has an array of mattress types and models to choose from. With so many options available in the marketplace, choosing a mattress can truly be an overwhelming experience.

While that’s the truth, shopping for a new mattress doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By doing a few simple things, you can make the mattress buying process fun without getting stressed out.

Set Your Budget

Just like retailers sell a wide array of mattress types, they also sell them at various price points. Some mattresses are sold for hundreds of dollars while others may cost thousands. The price of a given mattress will depend on various factors, such as its size, name brand and the materials used to construct the sleep surface.

A mattress is where you’re going to lie down to get some much-needed rest every night. One sure-fire way to disrupt your sleep is by purchasing a mattress you can’t afford. While you certainly don’t want to overspend on a mattress, you also don’t want to cut corners too severely when it comes to a mattress.

Remember – it’s likely you’ll spend up to one-third of your life in bed. To make the most of that time, you need a comfortable mattress that facilitates sleep. Set your budget so you can afford a high-quality mattress that will enable you to sleep soundly every night.

Choose a Mattress Type

As we mentioned earlier, the market is flooded with a variety of mattress types. You can make the mattress buying process much easier by choosing the type of mattress you want to get before you start shopping.

In general, certain mattress types are better than others when it comes to your personal sleep preferences. If you sleep on your side, for example, you may do better with an innerspring or soft foam mattress. For people who sleep on their stomachs, a firm foam or air mattress might be a better choice. Review your sleep habits and most common sleep positions and do some research to identify the mattress type that’s best for you.

Check the Return Policy and Warranty

Once you figure out what kind of mattress you want to buy, you should research certain models and examine their return policies and warranties. Reviewing the return policy is particularly important if you’re going to shop online or you’re buying from a store that’s located a considerable distance from your home.

While a warranty isn’t a guarantee that a mattress will last, it’s still important because it covers your mattress for a set period of time. Look over the warranty to ensure it doesn’t include anything that can invalidate the warranty before it expires.

Read Our Mattress Buying Guide

At Ben’s, we take the business of buying a mattress seriously because we want everyone to choose a mattress they’ll enjoy for years to come. That’s why we’ve put together a mattress buying guide that explains how to choose a mattress that’s best for you.

Read our mattress buying guide now and shop with Ben’s when you’re ready to buy a high-quality, comfortable mattress at a discounted, affordable price.

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