A married couple about to start a home together must invest in the right kind of mattress, because believe it or not, a lot depends on it. For instance, a good night’s sleep could make all the difference on the next morning. On the other hand, a poor sleep pattern could make couples irritable and agitated. The biggest challenge to couples is maintaining a healthy and positive home environment as they settle into a daily routine. Naturally, one would want themselves and their partners to wake well-rested and come home to a comfortable bed.
There’s no one-solution-fits-all when it comes to mattresses because each couple is different both physically and mentally, and will have different needs.
Here are some tips to keep in mind before making a purchase:
Don’t shy away from trying away! If you happen to visit a retail store, dress comfortable and wear shoes that can be easily pulled off so that you can comfortably try out different mattresses. After all, you’ll be stuck with it for a long time! If purchasing online, opt for mattresses from an online store that offers mattress trials. Trying a mattress for a few days will give you a better feel of the mattress and the sleep experience.
Although one can never be too careful while buying a mattress, make sure you’re up to date on the store policy. If it’s a retailer, enquire if you can return the mattress and, if so, under what conditions. After all, you might change your mind after a week’s use, or your needs might change. Also enquire about any warranties, trials, delivery options, or special discounts.
It is best to do some research online before visiting a physical store. We suggest online mattress purchasing as they already cover the information you'll require to make the right purchase, and you can browse options in your own time. Online purchases are also ideal for soon-to-be couples where the partners are living in different states, because options online are easier to research and many online retailers provide options for trial and return.
Often, physical stores can be limiting – unless you get to try out a full night’s sleep on a mattress, it’s hard to know for sure if it’s for you. To circumvent this problem, be observant of what feels comfortable and what doesn’t. If you’ve stayed over at a friend’s house or at a hotel, where you felt the mattress suited your needs, be sure to ask the friend or the hotel staff about it.
The greatest of specifications may not guarantee a comfortable feel for everyone, because no two pairs of people are the same. What might suit someone, might not suit you. While it’s important to also give the specs a good once-over, focus more on the way the mattress feels than what the specifications are.
Remember that buying a mattress is like buying a car—you’ll have it with you for a really long time, but if you buy a cheap one, it will break down and it’ll cost you a whole lot more to replace. Of course, couples might have their own budget, but while setting this budget, make sure you take into account that good quality mattresses that last long can cost, and making that investment will go a long way. Good quality mattresses come with 7-10 years of warranty, which is great value for the money spent.
Couples have to keep in mind that while prospects of a pregnancy may seem far away, if it’s in the books, buying a mattress with that in mind would be a huge time-saver and money-saver later on. Newlyweds could look into what mattresses suit pregnant women best and are most suitable to a baby’s development.
So—what makes a mattress perfect for you? Read on to understand what features you need to look out for while purchasing a mattress.
The following criteria merit a different kind of mattress depending on the couple’s priorities: