Tips for Purchasing a New Mattress


It appears that you cannot pass by a strip mall or watch the evening news without someone attempting to sell you a mattress. The apparently infinite choices for selecting a mattress could be devastating.  


If you experience neck or back pain, this is even really true. Selecting the wrong or right mattress could make the difference between spending the day in pain or feeling great.  

These 12 tips cannot assure that you would end up with the best mattress. However, they could help you make a knowledgeable decision: 

Talk to your Doctor 

Talk to your physical therapist or doctor about what he or she suggests if you have a health condition. Remember that doctors aren’t experts in mattresses. However, they know your symptoms and medical conditions and would possibly have some great advice from their point of view. 

Watch Out for Gimmicks  

Mattress sellers would label mattresses as medically approved or orthopedic. However, there is no medical group that formally confirms mattresses to have these labels. They might have features that are orthopedic-friendly, but no medical organizations have confirmed this. 

Take Mattress for a Test  

Try to lie on the mattress in the shop for at least 10 up to 15 minutes when shopping for a mattress. Do not let the salesperson hurry you along. It is a huge buy, and you are not going to get a real feel for it if you do not try it for at least 11 minutes. Couples must test the mattress out together.  

Be aware that firm mattresses are not always good for the back 

Before buying a firm or hard mattress, think twice. Several studies have shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a mid-firm mattress instead of a firm mattress. There’s a difference between firm feel and firm support. You want firm support with a relaxed feel. Comfort would be determined by your personal preferences. Don’t worry, Myrtle Beach Mattress Store sells all types of mattresses, depending on your preferences.  

Pillow Tops are not for everyone 

Very light-weight individuals do not require huge, thick pillow top mattresses since they do not weigh enough to squeeze the foam to even touch its underlying support/coils system. On the other hand, heavier/larger individuals tend to feel more comfortable with a small additional cushion between the coils and them.  

Adjustable Beds are a Good Choice 

Try an adjustable bed if you find you are more relaxed sitting in a recliner instead of lying down. They enable you to slightly elevate your knees and head to relieve pressure on your lower back. You could also create similar effect using pillows. 

Ask about Trial Periods and Comfort Assurance before you Purchase 

A lot of states still let retailers to provide what is called a comfort assurance. Ask it before you purchase and ensure you know the details, like if you must return the mattress within a specific time rate, if it includes an exchange or money-back guarantee, if you are required to pay shipping, etc.