Buying a new mattress can be a confusing, frustrating experience. Firstly, it’s not something you do very often – like buying a can of beans or a family holiday. On average, people only buy three of four mattresses for themselves in a lifetime.
You may be a highly qualified, intelligent person but know very little about mattresses – it’s just not a subject that you think about until it’s time you need a new one. Then, when you do, you have to rely on advice from a salesperson in a store or you trawl through online reviews which, as we are now increasingly warned, may well be fake!
1. The cover is the most important part of the mattress
This is not true but many people make decisions, in mattress stores, based on the look of the cover. The cover is important if it is made with natural ingredients that give you specific health benefits; otherwise, please remember “It’s What’s Inside That Counts!”
2. Foam collapses prematurely
When we used to do Home Shows people that had a bad foam mattress experience used to walk by our booth and say, “I would never sleep on foam, it doesn’t last”. Others that slept on good foam that lasted for 20 years, would give us the thumbs up and say, “I would never sleep on anything else!” Buy your next mattress from the inside out. Buy the best foam you can directly from the factory so that you can get better quality for less.
3. Innerspring mattresses are better
Traditional spring mattresses are cheaper to produce and better for the people that are selling them. They make more profit. The original imported cores are one inch thick. When you pop the clips they spring up to eight inches. What do you think the added seven inches is made of? It is mostly air. You are paying for air!
4. A more expensive mattress is better
Believe it or not, a couple that came into our showroom actually turned to each other and said, “This memory foam mattress can’t be as good as the one we saw at the last store because it is $1,000 less”. Obviously, they did not understand the concept of shopping factory direct and how, if you go to the right source, you can get better quality for less.