Buying a mattress online can be sort of confusing, and this is because of the fear of not getting a high-quality and standard mattress, which you can enjoy over a long period of time without complaints.
Here are some helpful tips on how you can judge and select the best mattress online before dipping your hand into your wallet to buy one.
1. Is the Mattress Brand Known and Trusted?
The first step you should consider taking is finding out if the brand of the mattress is trusted; one that guarantees you of a comfortable and enjoyable usage of the mattress over a long period of time.
You should consider going for a trusted brand that guarantees its prospective customers an outstanding experience in using their products instead of an unknown brand name.
2. Check the Density of the Mattress
High-density foams are more durable and they always last longer. From consumer surveys, it has been known that memory foam mattresses have the highest owner’s satisfaction in the industry since the 1990s.
Many companies use less of memory foam, and this is because it is the most expensive part of the foam. These companies rather go for the usage of latex, conventional foam or fluffy covers, conversely claiming it is better, just to reduce the cost of production.
3. Check for the Maintainability of the Mattress
You should always consider a mattress that has a removable and washable cover. The mattress can get very dirty and should have the feature of being cleanable and washable.
Zippers seem to be the most expensive cover component and this is why most companies do not include them in mattresses, thereby creating a problem in cleaning up of mattresses cover, unlike the mattress cover that has a zipper, making it washable.
4. Are you being offered free firmness adjustment as part of the sleep trial?
If your mattress seems too soft or too hard, some online companies will offer you a free tapper, this saves you the extra cost of buying that tapper from a store.
This makes buying mattresses online a much better option than buying in a store. Nevertheless, most new online brands offer you only one option of firmness, which may force you into using a mattress that is not perfect for you.
5. Check the thermal comfort of the mattress
Look beyond the cooling gimmicks some online companies may market; confirm if it will be too hot to sleep on it. Two good ways of reducing heat build-up in mattresses are airflow and moisture wicking.
Instead of using real airflow and moisture wicking technology, most companies go for alternative chemical additives, which are not proven to be able to reduce the heat build-up in those mattresses during its usage at night.
These companies use low-cost alternative materials such as low-density lofty covers (pillow tops); there is no doubt that this can help sleep cooler, but it can separate you from the memory foam, thereby causing body indentations.
6. Is the Return Policy Free and Works on your Terms?
Before you purchase, be sure to check the return policy to see if it works in your terms. Several companies offer favorable return policies, like the Novosbed comfort+ option return policy invented in 2009, that ensures you get all your money back if you return your mattress due to unsatisfactory conditions, just after the company’s 120 nights’ trial.
Although most companies have followed this route since then, some still charge a restocking fee or do not even refund or cover your shipping expense, conversely doing this just to discourage you from returning the mattress, thereby making you settle for what seems imperfect to you. However, some companies may ask you to find and organize donation, and provide the evidence in order to get a refund.
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