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Mattress Buying Tips

Buying a high-quality mattress is considered as an important investment as it lasts for many years. It's a big decision and hence that you want to make sure that it's right for you.

Shopping for a new mattress can be tedious, confusing, and overwhelming with so many options, brands or deals to choose from. So to help you, we at eFoam have rounded up 7 useful tips to consider when purchasing a mattress.

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7 useful tips for buying a mattress

1. Mattress comfort is a matter of individual choice

The choice of a new mattress is something down to personal preference. The selection of your mattress depends upon your budget, material type, sleeping habits, budget and special requirements (e.g. allergy or asthma). The mattress you feel comfortable and supportive may not feel the same for someone else. Hence it’s not advisable to recommend a mattress for someone else.

2. Know your mattress

It’s important to know about the features, design, warranty/guarantee, return policy etc for mattress products that you are considering. You can self-research in advance online, do mattress comparison, check reviews and then prepare a list of questions that you may like to ask. This will help you in making the right selection of your mattress and feel confident about your decision.

3. Lie down and get a feel for the mattress before you buy

If you are in-store and have this option of trying a mattress, then go for it. Lie down on the mattress that you are considering in the same position as you normally sleep in. Turn over from one side to the other. Get up off the mattress abruptly. Test for about 10-15 minutes to know how well it provides support and how comfortable it is before you plan to buy.

4. Look for mattress with green certification

If you wish to buy a mattress with zero or low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other harmful chemicals, then you can look for Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certification labels. But these natural, organic, eco-friendly and non-toxic mattresses are very expensive. If cost is no issue, then you can go for these.

5. Consider bundle deals

Most mattress brands and stores offer great discounts on bundle deals. More you shop, the more you save! You can even wait for major holidays or big sale days for best offers and discounts.

6. Opt for best value over lowest price

Buying a mattress is a long-term investment and you need to look to buy one that offers the best value for your money rather than cheap. Many top brands offer the best quality mattress for a low cost with attractive financing options to make a best value offer.

7. Don’t miss a bargain

Yes, you heard it right. Mattress retailers have relatively good margins which gives you some room to bargain, especially when you buy more. So do give it a try. If you can’t get a lower price, ask for freebies like pillows, bedsheets.

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