Buying a mattress is a big investment. It is a part of one of the most used home furniture. Although one might not be able to spend most of the day using it, but it is the most important thing when it comes to getting rest in order to get refreshed for the new day. If your mattress is noisy and uneven, you might get noticed by your boss on being sleepy all the time. 

Buying a mattress is not something you do very often, and it needs good planning. It is an expensive product and must be durable as well as comfortable. Experts suggest changing mattress every 5-10 years. Well, that’s a long period of time! Not only the quality, but money also matter. It is always better getting a good product at the least possible price. 

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when buying a mattress for your bed. Your mattress shouldn’t cost you an arm and leg. Simultaneously, it shouldn’t be a cheap, poor quality mattress that starts making squeaky noises in a period of a few months. 

  1. Although it’s not a one-time investment, but it is indeed a long term one. Make sure whatever you choose is durable and comfortable, both. If you go for a mattress that is excessively firm and would last for 10-20 years, you would get rid of it in a year’s time due to the discomfort it would cause you. Similarly, choosing an extremely cozy and soft mattress wouldn’t last long due to the fragility. 
  2. Take someone along with you when going to buy a mattress. It is ideal to take someone who will be using the mattress with you or the one who has an experience of buying one, recently. This person would be a better guide for you than the salesman. The chances of getting confused while looking at numerous options are greater, when buying alone. 
  3. Search the internet before going out for shopping. Look for the features that match your requirements and match them with the type of mattresses available. You might want to visit to have an idea of the best available mattresses and their comparisons. There are various types and you might not like them all. While some people prefer to sleep on a firm surface like that of a memory foam mattress, some like a bouncy, less firm surface to rest their backs on, like a spring mattress. Have a thorough overview of the types available in the market and their prices so that you have a better idea of bargaining at the store. 
  4. Although the best way to buy a mattress is by going to the store yourself and testing the mattress personally, but one can buy it online if a good deal is available. For that, one should go through all the features of the mattress being sold and should also contact the seller personally to ask all the related queries and concerns. There might be some information missing on the website regarding the product, which you can ask directly from the seller to avoid confusion. 
  5. Prefer buying your mattress from a specialized mattress outlet rather than a grocery store/mart. The staff at the specialized mattress outlet would have a better insight of the product rather than the ones at the mart. 
  6. Keep an eye on the future sales on the product you want to buy. You might find it expensive at first, but you can definitely avail the sale season to buy the same at a lower price.    
  7. Warranty is very important. Read the warranty cards and policies thoroughly and ask any questions that you have. Make sure that you know the elements and conditions covered in the warranty. On one hand you might get a warranty of ten plus years that doesn’t cover bed bug infestation. Whereas on the other hand a 5 years warranty, covering all sorts of damage is a better deal. 
  8. It is very important to set a budget beforehand. One get confused looking at various types of mattresses available in the market. The fancy types of mattresses might attract you and force you to buy an expensive one but don’t get deceived. Plan a budget and then look for the options available in the same budget category. 
  9. Do not rush buy a mattress and consider an overall deal. Since it is something that would last long, one should take ample time to choose the best deal. You might be attracted to a lesser price mattress in the store, but you might be missing on a better deal of a mattress along with a pillow and bedsheet set for a little higher price.

Keep these little things in mind and enjoy shopping!

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].