For many of us, choosing an occupation is perhaps the most important decision in our lives. It takes time. When thinking about what you want to do in life, you take advice from friends and family, you make pros and cons lists, you go online and do research. After all, you spend almost a third of your life working.
But did you know that you spend another third of your life sleeping? So, it makes sense that choosing what you sleep on is as important as what you pick as your future career. And you should apply the same methods to both when making a decision.
The first thing to consider is comfort. 56% of people say that this is the most important feature they look for when shopping for a new mattress.
All mattresses are not the same, nor are people’s needs. Some sleep on their back, and some on their side. Some are hot sleepers, others prefer higher temperatures. Some are slim and others are more heavily-built.
Also, there are many people who suffer from back and joint pain and for whom getting the right mattress is about more than just a random purchase. It becomes a matter of health.
If you are buying your new mattress offline, don’t be shy and try it out. Experts recommend lying on the mattress in the store for at least 10 to 15 minutes. How else could you know if it is the right one for you?
And if you feel self-conscious about being in the store or the salesperson is pushy and trying to rush you, just remember: Most people need 3 to 7 hours to choose the perfect mattress. Take your time and consider everything before you pay and take the mattress home.
The other important factor is price.
Sure, the mattress will be in your life for a long time, so it’s OK if you splurge a bit on extra gimmicks. But, don’t be fooled by thinking that bigger is better. Make sure you go for a good quality, but cost-effective option.
The best way to do this is to set a budget. What is the average cost of mattresses? Check the internet, ask friends and relatives for their opinion and experience. Read some online reviews.
Not wanting to spend a lot of money on a new mattress has nothing to do with being cheap as over half of consumers admit that the first thing they look at when they shop is the price.
Another thing to keep in mind is the warranty. Be sure to check how long it’s for and what exactly it covers.
Statistics show that 83% of consumers purchasing a new mattress are somewhat satisfied. Be thorough and think all your options through before making the purchase and you can be one of the consumers who are very satisfied with their new mattress.