Buying a mattress is not for the uninformed. There are so many brands and sleeping systems on the market, it can often be like trying to compare apples to apples – they look the same, but that's where the similarity ends. At Adjustable Beds, we know that buzzwords and sales patter only serves to confuse and irritate, which is why we're committed to taking things back to basics and keeping things as simple as possible. To make the process just that little bit easier, we have put together a kind of trade secrets cheat sheet to make your next shopping excursion into the world of slumber a lot more enjoyable.
Mix & Match
Despite what any salesperson might tell you, there is nothing set in stone that states that you must match a certain brand of mattress with the same bedstead. Once you have chosen a mattress you’re then free to choose whatever design or style of bed that you desire.
Replacing Your Mattress
It generally accepted that the sweet spot for replacing your mattress comes every eight years or so. But, just because you’ve reached that milestone don’t assume you must immediately rush out and buy a brand-new mattress. The truth of the matter is that the life cycle of a mattress can vary hugely and there are several different factors that impact this, such as:
- How well you take care of the mattress.
- Whether you purchased a low-quality mattress.
- How you sleep.
- How often you flip and rotate.
Your mattress is to your sleep what a pair of boots is to a football player and a good mattress, just like a good pair of boots, can help prevent injuries and provides great support. If you’re waking with aches and pains you’ve not experienced before, then it’s time to upgrade.
Try Before You Buy
This is not an unusual request and if a salesperson denies you this, then there is cause for suspicion. Any customer looking to buy a mattress should spend some time researching beforehand and then trying our different sleeping positions on different mattresses. Remember to pay close attention to whether your heaviest points are being correctly supported, these are your shoulders, hips and lower back.
Communicate with the Experts
Before trying anything spend a little time with the sales consultant and explain your sleeping needs, any difficulties you may be having and any pain you’re experiencing. Any sales person worth their salt will need to know exactly what your needs are before they can start to recommend solutions to your problems.
Look for a Guarantee
A guarantee indicates something very important and it means that if a company is offering something like then it means that they are very confident in the quality of the products they have to offer. For example, at Adjustable Beds, we offer a 14-night sleep trial, which we wouldn’t be able to do if we weren’t 100% confident in the brands and products we provide.
Visit Our Showroom
Adjustable Beds have one of the largest showrooms of electrically adjustable beds and mattresses anywhere across the Midlands and certainly, the biggest in the local area, which means when you visit us you’re assured a great range to suit every need and our passionate professionals are always on hand to dispense expert advice 7 days a week.