Tips on buying the best bed

2015-08-05 06:00

Buying a bed is a long-term investment only when one buys a bed of quality.

Here are 12 tips on buying the best bed:

1. First do some online research before going to a store and picking the first bed you see.

2. Consult your doctor if you have a health condition. Speaking to a doctor or a physical therapist and getting their recommendation is always good, although they are not mattress specialists.

3. Always bear in mind that firm mattresses are not always so good for your back. Research has shown that medium-firm mattresses are best for lower back pains.

4. Pillow tops are not suitable or comfortable for everyone. Lightweight people don’t need a big pillow, as they don’t have enough weight to compress the foam inside the pillow. Heavier people, however, feel more comfortable with a bigger pillow.

5. Adjustable beds are a great investment. If you are comfortable sitting in a recliner, adjustable beds are for you. This type of bed slighty relieves pressure on the lower back.

6. Always ask the consultants or the manager about money-back guarantees. You don’t want to be stuck with the wrong bed just because you did not find out about the money guarantees attached to buying the bed.

7. It’s important to always ask about comfort guarantees before you buy a bed. Be sure to understand all the details such as shipping fees and money-back guarantees.

8. Always remember to check the warranty connected to the bed. A good-quality mattress will normally have a minimum of 10 years’ warranty.

9. To protect your bed, get a waterproof mattress protector, since stains can void your warranty.

10. When shopping for a mattress, take it for a test drive. Lie on the mattress for at least 10 to 15 minutes to get the real feel of the bed.

11. Make sure that you check out all the options and variations there are.

12. It’s always better to shop at a store which specialises in mattresses only. The sales people at mattress stores are better trained and informed about beds. – SOURCE: WWW.SPINE-HEALTH.COM

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