Buying Bedding: Mattress Shopping Online Vs. Brick and Mortar Stores

Last time you bought a mattress you probably spent hours walking around a huge store, looking at so many mattresses your eyes were sore and your head was reeling. Things have changed. You no longer need to shop for your mattress at a brick and mortar store, you can use the Internet. Shopping for a mattress online means no pushy salespeople and more benefits. Let’s take a look at the advantages.

Added convenience: You can shop from the comfort of your own home without having someone trying to convince you which mattress you ought to buy.

Cost efficiency: Because they have lower overheads, online retailers are able to offer their mattresses at much lower prices than brick and mortar stores.

Better quality: Shopping online for a mattress has made it much easier to find high-quality mattresses at affordable prices. Take a review of the Casper Mattress and see for yourself.

What to Look For When Buying a Mattress

Choosing the right mattress can make all the difference to your night’s sleep. When it comes to comfort, one of the most important factors is mattress firmness, although many shoppers are confused about this because there are not standard categorizations. Generally, beds are labelled as soft, plush, medium, firm, medium-firm, and extra firm.

Your personal preference will mainly be determined by how you sleep. For example, if you sleep on your stomach, you will want a mattress that is firm enough to support your upper body so that it won’t bow and lead to back and neck pain. If you sleep on your side, you’ll need a mattress with a medium firmness that is soft enough to let your shoulders and hips sink, while supporting your waist and back. If you’re a back sleeper, you’ll need a mattress firm enough to support your natural posture so that your spine remains straight with only its natural curve. Most likely a medium-firm mattress will feel best in this case.

Check Out the Mattress Reviews

One of the great things about mattress shopping online is that you can take advantage of the mattress reviews. Which means you can get unbiased opinions from people who have actually bought the mattresses. When you are making a large purchase for an item that you are going to have for a long time, this can be invaluable.

Allow Yourself Time to Attune

Keep in mind it can take several weeks for your body to adjust to a new mattress, so even an ins-store test is not a reliable measure of comfort. For this reason, it’s a good idea to look for a bed that can be returned or exchanged within 30 days if you find it’s not really the one for you.
Overall, before you go mattress shopping, the best thing that you can do, is to equip yourself with as much information as possible about what kind of bed you prefer and what your options are.

Calin Yablonski is the founder of SleepScouts.com, a website dedicated to testing, rating and reviewing the world’s most popular sleep products. Stay up to date with Calin on Facebook and Twitter.

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