Mattress shopping: where does one begin? How do you go into a mattress showroom full of options and narrow it down to just one…and know you’ve chosen the right one for you? With a little bit of knowledge beforehand, and a little bit of test-driving during, your mattress shopping experience can yield excellent results. Here’s what you need to know:
Proper Mattress Shopping Takes Time
If you’re going to shop for mattresses, plan to make an entire day of it. Even economy model mattresses can be a big investment, so you need to be sure that you have chosen wisely. You’ll want to spend some time lying on every possible contender to gauge how well it supports your body in your normal sleeping position, and if there are any pressure points that could cause problems. Try to take your sleeping partner with you; your mattress will feel differently with two people than with just one.
Both Budget and Personal Needs are Important
Finding the sweet spot between what you can afford and what you actually need can be a challenge sometimes, but chances are that there’s an ideal mattress for you to match both. Shop the models that fit within your budget only, or wait for one of the mattress industry’s incredible sales events to get a more premium product for your money. Don’t skimp on quality just because of price, though. Doing so could be detrimental to your sleep quality and your health.
Wish Lists Can be Helpful
If you’ve had the experience of a wonderful night’s sleep on a specific bed, whether it was a guest bed or in a hotel somewhere, try to find out the brand and model of that mattress. You’ll have a better idea of where to start and what your dream mattress is if you have a list of mattresses that you know you like already.
When you’re ready to buy, come see us at Mancini’s Sleepworld in San Francisco. We carry an extensive line of quality mattress brands and models, including adjustable beds and specialty products. Visit us online for more information or call (800) 641-5337.