When shopping for a car, most people know what they want, be it fuel economy, horsepower or any number of features. But the truth is that most people don’t know what they’re looking for when they set out to buy a new mattress. The worst thing you can do is make an impulsive decision that leaves you with buyer’s remorse— or worse, an uncomfortable bed. To help you make an informed decision, let’s look at a few of the most common sleep problems.
Mattress Shopping Tips
1. Dress comfortably
Wear loose, comfy clothes and shoes you can remove easily.
2. Plan to stay awhile
On average, people test drive a car for 10 minutes but test a new mattress for less than 60 seconds! Make sure you take as much time as you need to relax and get a true feel for the mattress. Let’s face it—you probably spend a lot more time on your mattress than you do in your car!
3. Bring your sleep partner
You want to simulate your actual sleeping conditions as closely as possible, so bring your partner to ensure you find a mattress that’s large enough and comfortable for both of you.