5 Questions To Ask When Mattress Shopping

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by Sleep First 5 min read

When it comes time to buy your next mattress, you have more options than ever. You might be wondering, why should I take the time to go to a mattress store, when I can just order a mattress-in-a-box from one of those online mattress stores I've seen on Instagram? And we get it, your time is valuable… which is why we at Sleep First believe it's one hundred percent worth it to take the time to make sure the mattress you buy is the perfect mattress for you and your needs.


Unfortunately, we've seen it over and over again that customers just aren't satisfied with the mattresses they've bought online. If they would have tested it out in stores and talked through their needs with a sleep expert, they would have known that before they invested time, money, and effort into getting it. 


When you're able to actually test out a variety of mattresses and get advice from sleep experts who know all about matching people with mattresses that fit their needs, you're a lot more likely to get it right the first time. And besides, it's just hard to make a big decision when you can't actually touch or see the item you're considering. 


Because of this, we suggest that you pay a visit to a Sleep First location near you and talk with one of our sleep experts when you're ready to welcome a new mattress into your home. Wondering what exactly to ask when you come in for your new mattress? We've got you covered! Here are five questions to bring with you on your visit.


What are all of my mattress options?

Start with the basics. There are many different mattress brands, sizes, and feels. Some mattresses are better for side sleepers, while some are better for back sleepers. Some materials sleep cooler than others. The more information you have, the more able you are to find the absolute best mattress for your needs and wants. Getting to talk face-to-face with an expert who knows the options will help you narrow down your selection.


What do you recommend for my specific needs?

Once you know all your options, it's time to get specific. Letting your mattress expert know what your specific needs are -- whether it’s a mattress that will help with back pain, your perfect comfort and support, or the best mattress for a couple -- will help you identify which mattresses will be your best bet. Your mattress expert knows the specific mattress features, latest technologies, and industry recommendations, and will be able to guide you towards the right mattress for your unique sleeping needs.


Can I test out the mattress?

Now comes the fun part! Remember, the main reason you put on pants and left your house for this was so that you could get a full-sensory experience. Let your mattress expert show you to your top choices, and get comfy! Roll around and lay on each of the different mattresses just like you would if you were home. Don't worry about looking weird, this is what a mattress store is for! At Sleep First, we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed so you can find the bed that's right for you.


Is Sleep First currently offering any deals?

Once you know what mattress you're taking home with you, make sure you're getting it for the best price! Ask your mattress expert about Sleep First mattress sales that may be going on. There are always special discounts available instore, and we'll be able to connect you with them so you can sleep much more soundly. We honor our low price promise for one full year after your purchase, so you know you're going to get the best deal.


How do I best care for my mattress?

So you've found your perfect mattress and gotten it for the best deal. Now you'll want to make sure you make the most of your investment. Your mattress expert will be able to recommend tips and tricks to maximize the life of your new mattress, so you can sleep happily and comfortably for the entire lifespan of your mattress.


When you're in the store shopping around, lots more questions might come up (that's another reason why it's helpful to talk with an expert!). A mattress is an important investment, one you'll use every single night, so don't be shy in asking anything that comes to mind. Come visit us at your nearest Sleep First -- we’ll be waiting to help you find your perfect fit!

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