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Pro Tips for Buying a New Mattress – Tuft & Needles Sheets

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Buying new mattress: A guide to what to look out for.
buying new mattress
Buying new mattress: A guide to what to look out for.

Buying New Mattress Pro Tips: Shopping for what will make the best sleeping requires planning, research and discovering the right mattress one can use for many years to come. 

Buying a mattress, whether you are buying it from Tuft & Needles Sheets store or any other online store, is a significant purchase and it requires some thought beforehand. It will be a tragedy for you to walk into the store and purchase the first mattress that you come across. This is how you end up making a poor quality purchase that will serve you just a for a few months or years then you will be back at the stores in search of another new mattress.

However, with the right planning and knowing exactly what you should look for when buying a mattress, you will stand higher chances of getting a good deal and a mattress that you will use for many more years to come. Therefore, if you are in the market in search of a new mattress, here are some of the things you need to have in mind in order to make a worthwhile purchase-:

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Buying new mattress: know your size.

Know your size

The first step towards buying a mattress in any store is to know your size. It is not always a must that you stick to the same size of mattress you had in the past, but you can always upgrade the size without necessarily having to change your bed. When it comes to size when purchasing mattresses, the greatest concern is on the thickness of the mattress and not necessarily on the size of the bed.

Think about the level of comfort you need and for how long as well as the number of people and the frequency with which the mattress will be used. For example, if the mattress will be used

quite often by every member of the house, then you should go for a bigger mattress as opposed to when you will be the only person using the mattress, mostly for sleeping at night alone.

Try the mattress before you buy

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Buying new mattress: Try it out before you buy!

Of course no store, including Tuft & Steel bedsheets will let you carry the mattress home so that you can try it before you make a purchase, but still, you need to try the mattress before buying.

All you have to do is actually lying on the mattress as you would normally sleep on any other ordinary day and feel the comfort levels of it. Try stretching out fully, curling up to your preferred sleeping position and rolling from side to side as you would normally do in your bed at home.  

You should also try and sit right in the middle as if you are reading a book or sit on the edges as you would normally do before jumping out of the bed in the morning. All these will give you a chance to get a good feel of the mattress and know beforehand if it will meet most of your needs for a new mattress. If you had any intentions of making your purchase online, then it would be a good idea to go to an offline store and try out the exact model as explained above so that you can know what to expect when you finally make the purchase.

Know about returns and trial periods

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Buying new mattress: Know about returns and trial periods

In as much as you shall have tried the mattress, the real deal is when you will spend a night on the mattress. This will give you a great deal of contact time and you will be able to tell whether it is a hit or a miss as far as your need for a new mattress is concerned. Consequently, you should find out about the returns and if the store is offering any trial periods.

For most of the reputable sellers such as Tuft & Needles sheets, you will always have around thirty days for a comfort trial, during which if you like the mattress, you can go ahead with the purchase, but if you don’t like it for any reason, then you can always take it back for a replacement or for your money to be refunded.

However, you should be aware that most stores will charge you a restocking fee for the trial comfort period, though it is still important to give the mattress a try. It is better to pay the restock fee than stick to a mattress you don’t like for many years.

Pillow Top Mattresses: Yes or No

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Buying new mattress: Will you be needing pillow top mattresses?

The popularity of pillow top mattresses have increased in the recent past, but the addition of the fluffy comfort at the top unnecessarily increases the costs of such mattresses. Though they are attractive for the masses, it is something that may not be recommended if you are a budget and especially if you also needed to pick a few pairs of bedsheets at Tuft & Needles bedsheets. Most people get attracted to these mattress types but what they don’t understand is that the pillow tops will flatten out way earlier before the mattress even begins to give out, especially if you are heavy.

On the other hand, if you are light, the weight you exert on the mattress may not be sufficient be sufficient to warrant the extra support from the pillow tops. If you feel that you need a pillow top mattress, then it would be a good idea going for a standard mattress then adding a thick mattress topper for the extra luxurious feel. It will be way cheaper and you will still have a very good experience.

Understand your options

The types of mattresses in the stores are many and all of them are distinct and unique in more than way. Consequently, it is imperative for you to know the exact type of mattress you need. The most common types, however, include memory foam mattress, hybrid mattresses, and the traditional innerspring mattresses. You will also find adjustable air mattresses which have also become fairly popular in the recent past.

You should know that each type of mattress comes with its pros and cons and it is a good idea to arm yourself with the correct information before you head to the stores. If you ignore this, you may end up with a mattress whose fill you are allergic to, compelling you to discard it or ask for a refund. This can be easily avoided if you take your time to know more about the mattresses before heading to the stores or ordering online.