You spend generally a third of your life sleeping, which is why a good mattress can have a direct impact on your health. The Better Sleep Council recommends buying a new mattress after 5 to 7 years because an old one can no longer sufficiently support your weight in the prone position. The time range is wide because a mattress’ lifespan depends on many factors, including the durability of its materials and the sleeping habits of those who use it, among others. Several shops in Los Angeles periodically hold a mattress sale, but before you dive in and buy on impulse, here are some tips to get the best deals.
Choosing the Best Mattress
You won’t get good deals if you don’t know how to choose the ideal mattress for you. The best mattress fits your specific comfort needs and sleeping behaviors. It must be medium firm, according to your comfort levels. This means it shouldn’t be too firm or too soft, which is why it is called the Goldilocks test. Moreover, you should test your mattress by lying on it for ten to twenty minutes. You should also consult your doctor if you have back problems because he/she can suggest several suitable mattress types. Your sleeping habits and the preferences of a sleeping partner can also impact your mattress choice too. Memory foam mattresses, for instance, reduce movement, so it’s a good choice if you share the bed someone who moves a lot when asleep or if you are an active sleeper yourself.
The Best Deals
In order to get the best deal, you can try to negotiate the price or ask for extras. Mattresses for sale have prices that can be further reduced, if you’re good at negotiating. If the price is already fixed, you can ask for extras, such as a free mattress protector or bed items. Some shops also offer free delivery. You can also ask these questions to get great deals: (1) Can you get a price guarantee? (2) Is there a discount if I pay in cash? and (3) What are the trial period terms? Some sellers offer comfort guarantees or trial periods. Closely read these terms and choose which one will lead you to the best mattress.
Finally, when testing a mattress, try it for at least two weeks. Focus on the mattress and avoid changing the pillows or the beddings, so you will know if the mattress itself truly caused an improvement in your sleep.
Getting the best deal means choosing the right mattress for the ideal price and suitable trial conditions. You should consider all these elements when buying a new mattress, so you’ll end up with a bed that will give you better sleep quality for the next seven years.
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