A good mattress is hard to find, and since most mattresses have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years, luckily you don't have to go out and buy a new one every year. As someone who is about to move in with their boyfriend, you want to celebrate this occasion with a queen mattress. But, you're a little concerned you are going to end up choosing the wrong one. Here are three tips to help you buy the perfect mattress.
One of the fastest ways to find out the good, the bad and the ugly about a mattress you are interested in is to do some online research. Open up your search engine and type in the mattress brand you want. You will find plenty of reviews from people who have purchased the mattress previously. While these reviews can be very useful in helping you narrow down your choice, don't buy a mattress online just because it has good reviews. Every person's experience with a mattress is unique because of their body shape and weight, so you need to physically lie on the mattress before you make the final decision.
You should take your partner along to test drive lying down on potential mattress choices. Don't rush the lying down experience either. While you may feel self-conscious with you both lying on the bed, it is important you give the test at least 15 minutes to really ascertain how comfortable the mattress is. Look for any signs that weight differences between you are going to cause you to roll together. Also, you are testing to see whether the firmness of the mattress is too much or just right for your back. There is nothing worse than a hard mattress which makes your back feel like you're sleeping on the floor.
After Purchase Returns
After you have test driven the mattress and narrowed down the list of the ones you like, ask the salesperson what the store policy is on returns after the mattress has been bought. Some companies will allow it to be returned in the first month after purchase, others will charge a restocking fee to take it back and others sell mattresses with no returns unless the mattress is damaged or faulty. If you know what the return policy is, you know what your options are if you get the mattress home and change your mind about it.
Talk to your local mattress seller further about your needs in a mattress. They will be able to recommend the perfect one for you.