Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Some Useful Tips Before Shopping for a New Mattress

Buying a new mattress can be a challenge when you are faced with countless models and prices.  Choosing the right one can be daunting especially after testing as many as we do before finding the right one.  Nonetheless, there are a few helpful tips that can save you time and money and make that important purchase last longer.

Did you know that pillow top mattresses have a tendency to compress more than the rest of the mattress over time?  As a result, you may need to replace this type of mattress sooner than the conventional type.

If you love that cushiony feel associated with the pillow top, a better option would be to buy a replaceable padded topper instead. 

Experts also recommend sitting on the edge of the bed you are thinking of buying for five minutes.  Watch to see if it dips noticeably, which could mean the construction of that mattress is inferior.  The best thing you can do is get up and look for another one.

Another important tip to look for when shopping is how tightly woven the fabric of that new mattress is.  The tighter the weave, the better protection you'll have from keeping dust and shedding skin from getting into the mattress.  In the long run, a looser weave in the construction could end up aggravating an allergy problem.

Just keep these few tips in mind before making that all important investment.  After all, you spend a good part of your life sleeping so you might want to safeguard that investment for your wallet and health.

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