New Mattress Buying: 5 Questions to Help You Decide03 Oct
A lot of people keep sleeping (or trying to sleep) on their mattresses much longer than they should. Some don’t know how to shop for a new mattress, some don’t want to spend the money, and some are just in denial that they are in dire need of a better sleep surface.
Determine if a New Mattress is in Your Near Future
It helps consumers to understand why their beds are no longer good for sleeping. Before telling yourself again that you don’t need a new mattress, answer these questions.
#1: Do You Sleep Better on Vacation?
If you come home from a vacation raving about how great you slept in the hotel bed, it’s probably time to consider updating your own. Think about it: You may spend a week out of each year on vacation, but you sleep at home the other 52 weeks. Which is the most important place to get a good night’s sleep? There are better quality mattresses available than the ones you sleep on in hotel rooms – you just have to start shopping to find one.
#2: Is Your Mattress Over Eight Years Old?
Your mattress wasn’t made to last longer than that. Springs get broken down and lose their bounce; the fabric gets stained, and areas, where you lay all the time, start to sag. You’d be surprised how much better rested you’ll feel waking up on a crisp, clean, supportive new mattress.
#3: Does Your Mattress Creak and Squeak?
As we said before, after many years of use, springs break down, and whether it’s the springs in the mattress or the box springs, it’s annoying. If you have to listen to squeaks as you toss and turn to get to sleep or the noise wakes you up in the middle of the night, you need a newer, better quality mattress.
#4: Do You Wake Up With Aches and Pains?
If you’re sleeping on an old, squeaky mattress, you’re bound to wake up with pains. But even if your mattress isn’t squeaking, your pain could be caused by a mattress that doesn’t properly align your spine or relieve pressure points where it should. A medium-firm memory foam mattress might be perfect if you suffer from sciatica while a medium hybrid mattress could relieve pressure on your lower back. Talking to a mattress expert could lead you to a solution to your pain that you never thought was possible.
#5: Are You Just Never Comfortable in Your Bed? Ever?
It doesn’t matter how old your mattress is, how little it squeaks, or how much pain you wake up with. If you can’t sleep when you’re laying on it, there’s a problem. The number of quality mattresses out there is astounding – you just have to know where to look.
For more mattress buying tips, check out this related post: “How to Shop for a Mattress and Get the Best Deal.”
Quality Sleep Starts at Home
When you’re ready to sleep just as good as you do on vacation, we’ll tell you how to shop for a new mattress. Mark’s Mattress Outlet has a huge variety of quality mattresses at a price to fit every budget. We’d love to help you start sleeping better at home. Plan your visit, download your Outlet Pass, and start sleeping better.