Online shopping is so convenient that it might seem tempting to buy a mattress over the Internet. But according to The Doctors, a syndicated weekday talk show about health issues, your mattress “might be your single most important piece of furniture in your home. You spend nearly a third of your life on it.” That’s why it’s essential to test your mattress before you buy. Here are some guidelines for a proper mattress test drive:
- Start out sitting on the edge of the mattress and gently bounce up and down a few times. If should feel firm, rather than saggy. And remember, it’s not a good idea to shop for a new mattress when you’re tired! Your desire to lie down on just about any surface means it’ll be tough to judge your preference for one mattress over another.
- It’s not enough just to lie down for a couple of minutes, no matter how much time you’ve spent reading mattress specs. Take your shoes and coat off. Lie down for at least 15 minutes in various positions, particularly the one you usually sleep in. Try out different models in the store. Close your eyes and focus on the “feel” of each one. Take your time deciding which one is right for you.
- If you sleep with a partner, make sure to bring them with you so that you can test-drive the mattress together. The two of you may have different preferences in terms of firmness and feel and you’ll also want to determine how much you’ll feel your partner move around during the night if they tend to toss and turn.
At the end of the day, make sure you choose a mattress store you trust—one that encourages in-store testing. Goodnight & Sweet Dreamzzz not only sells some of the finest names in mattresses, but its unique “Test Rest Centre” will let you figure out which type of mattress is right for you in a non-pressured, relaxed atmosphere. Call them today at 905-235-3732 or visit www.sweetdreamzzz.ca.