In our recent blog posts, we have discussed how complex the process of purchasing a mattress can be. This process is complex because of all the moving parts and things that you must consider so you make the right decision. These moving parts and considerations include researching what you want, what you need, the different materials in each mattress, where to purchase from, and much more.
Understandably, all these time-consuming moving parts can cause you to make some big mistakes when searching for your mattress. As mattress experts, we have personally experienced or at least heard about these common mattress buying mistakes to avoid. Without further ado, here are some huge mistakes to avoid while searching for a new mattress!
Mattress buying mistakes to avoid
Failure to consider enough options
When you are looking for a mattress, a good first step would be to try out many different types. There are hundreds of mattress brands out there and many of them are carried inside different mattress stores. Another thing to consider is that many mattress stores carry different products, so be sure to consider your options and do not buy the first thing that catches your eye (more on that later). If you are looking for local mattress stores, utilize our Find A Store webpage! This will help you find mattress stores in your area that carry what you are looking for.
Purchasing too fast
As we mentioned in the previous section, it is not a good idea to purchase the first mattress that you slightly enjoy. Some people are impulsive and cannot help it, but we highly suggest considering different mattresses before you decide which one to purchase. If you purchase the first mattress you like, you will miss out on the potential of finding one that is even better or one that will suit your needs optimally. One good tip would be to take the advice of your salesperson into consideration. That does not mean you have to purchase the mattress they suggest, but it does not hurt to have an expert opinion as you are shopping.
Buying only based on price
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is buying the cheapest possible mattress in order to save money. We understand that financial constraints are a real thing for many people, but a mattress is something that should be considered an investment. Your mattress is without a doubt one of the most important things in your home, as you use it multiple times per day. It is imperative to invest in a quality one because it can also affect your health and happiness. There are some good budget options, but we highly suggest researching more into a cheaper mattress before purchasing them.
Relying too heavily on customer reviews
While customer reviews can inform you on certain aspects of your potential new mattress, we suggest not relying too heavily on them. We suggest this because comfort is truly subjective and something that feels nice to a reviewer may not feel too nice to you. You never know the true reasons why someone does not like a mattress, so it is best to simply try it out for yourself. This is not to say that you should not consider customer reviews, but just take them with a grain of salt.
Not researching where you may purchase from
This tip may fly under the radar a bit. When many shop for a mattress, they do not look into where it comes from or who sells it as much as they look into prices and materials of the actual mattress they are interested in. As unfortunate as it is to say, some mattress retailers are unreputable for a number of reasons. We highly suggest looking into who you are purchasing from so that you purchase from a quality business. At The Mattress Gurus, we only list quality mattress stores that are reputable so be sure to check out our Find A Store map.
Not prioritizing supportive materials
Sure, a soft mattress can be nice, but have you ever had a supportive one? These days, most mattresses are made with supportive materials. That is not to say that all of them are, so it is important to look into what goes into your selected mattress. We recommend finding a supportive mattress so that you do not suffer from aches and pains upon waking up. Research which supportive materials you are interested in and then try them out in person before purchasing your new mattress.
Let us help you!
If the whole mattress buying process has got you down and out, do not worry because the experts at The Mattress Gurus are here to help! Check out our Mattress Education blog posts and our Mattress Selector for all the best tips on mattress buying mistakes to avoid. We are here to help you find the best mattress possible so do not hesitate to reach out to us today.