5 Honest Tips to Help You Buy a New Mattress Online

This post was most recently updated on July 25th, 2023

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Choosing the right mattress has a more significant role in helping a person sleep peacefully. When it comes to buying a bed, it varies from one person to another. What might work like wonders to someone you know might not go well with your comfort sense. 

Finding what to buy is not about blindly buying what’s inside your price or budget range. You might look for other parameters like the best firm mattresses or cooling ones. Besides these, one might also need to consider some construction factors while choosing a mattress that feels the best. 

However, there are plenty of mattress options available in online stores. It is normal to get confused if you are a first-time buyer. This article will help you in the process. 

Here are the top five honest tips that you need to know:

1. Know about the Common Mattress Materials

The most common mattress types are:

  • Memory Foam: These mattresses are created to contour your body, which leads to pressure relief. Some memory foam beds keep your body cooler all night.
  • Latex: These beds are known for their bounciness and responsiveness. They offer more bounce than innerspring mattresses and, like memory foam, keeps your body cooler.
  • Innerspring: These beds have coils inside. They are the most traditional ones that provide a bouncy and strong feel overall.
  • Hybrid: A combination of memory foam and latex layers on top of an innerspring bed. A hybrid bed provides a combination of softness and sturdiness.

2. Consult with a Doctor to decide the Firmness

If you want to buy the best firm mattresses, the best tip is to consult with your doctor. Especially those having pain or stiffness in their back or neck should definitely ask their physical therapist before buying a mattress. 

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Mattress firmness can be categorized on a scale of 1-10. 6.5 is the industrial measurement for a medium-firm bed. What firmness you need depends entirely on your sleeping position and physical conditions. A medical expert will be the best to guide you in this matter.

3. Be Careful of Gimmicky Marketing

Different websites or mattress companies label some of their products as ‘orthopedic’ or ‘medically-approved.’ Sometimes, they even charge extra bucks for those products. When you see these ads or marketing promotions, stay away from them.

Even if you have an orthopedic condition, what’s wise is asking your doctor about it. Do not believe in gimmicky marketing and waste extra money unnecessarily.

4. Read Customer Reviews Before Buying

Most bedding companies will self-promote their products as part of their marketing approach. A bed is a long-term investment; hence, one must be very careful while buying to avoid taking a faux pass.

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The cleverest thing to do is to seek unbiased reviews from customers in online forums or product reviews. There will always be good and bad reviews, so you need to be the judge.

5. Check for Warranty

The last thing you want is to buy a new bed and find it defective. Well, if the product is under warranty, it won’t hurt that much. However, if you purchase without checking for a warranty, then it is nothing but a disaster.

Wrapping Up

Whether you are looking for the best firm mattresses or the softest ones, you need to find a trustworthy online reseller. Such a company will have products from reputed manufacturers. So, in that way, you can have a quality guarantee.

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Written by Dr. Ganga Sapkota
Updated on July 25, 2023

A graduated medical physician with years of experience in the medical field. Working as a full-time physician in Puspanjali Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal.