With the availability of more and more mattresses online in recent years, quality has risen and prices have decreased. There are a lot of great options on the market these days, but how are you going to find the right one for your needs? Here are a few practical tips to get you started finding the perfect fit.
The Trial Run
Make sure the mattress that you choose has a trail period that you’re comfortable with. Studies show that it can take up to 8 weeks for your body to adjust to a new sleep surface.
Are You Returning?
Check with the company you’re considering purchasing from to see how the mattress will be returned if you do happen to be unhappy. Some companies may schedule for a donation-based company to pick it up and just refund your money, some may require you to ship it back but cover the shipping costs, and some may let you return the mattress but leave you responsible for the fees.
Make a Plan for Your Old Mattress
When you buy a new mattress from a mattress store, commonly the delivering employee will also haul off your old one. Chances are, you're unlikely to get that service if your mattress just comes with regular mail delivery. Plan to make accommodations to remove your old mattress yourself.
Spend the time to find as many detailed, unbiased reviews as possible. Although the same mattress isn’t going to work for everyone (i.e. not all of the reviews will be 100% positive), you can get a good feel for how the mattress is working for people with similar needs to yours, their customer service, return efficiency and protocol, etc.