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Your Complete Guide To Buy A New Mattress

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Buying a new mattress is one of the most important purchases you will make and so requires a lot of knowledge, understanding and forethought to make sure you invest in the right purchase. Why is getting your mattress purchase right so important? Well, not only is a top quality mattress fairly highly priced but your mattress plays a large role in your day to day life and can have a huge impact on your health. A comfortable mattress that provides the right support for your back will not only help you to achieve a good night's sleep, which then helps improve your mood throughout the day, but it can also help to prevent many chronic health issues.
So if you’re on the lookout for a new mattress, it's a good idea to make sure you start on the right foot with all the information you need.

1. Know when the time is right

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It's time to buy a new mattress when you find you sleep better away from home or on your sofa. Your mattress should make you look forward to going to bed, so if it doesn't it's probably time for a change. Other signs that it's time to buy a new mattress include waking up aching or in pain, not feeling refreshed after a night's sleep, or if your mattress looks worn and saggy. You should also consider a new mattress if you find that your partner tossing is disrupting you as this could mean that your mattress is no longer distributing weight evenly. 

For more information on knowing when it's time to buy a new mattress, take a look at our previous blog post.

2. Know Your Size

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Just because you've had a queen mattress in the past, doesn't mean you can't get a king size mattress this time. As long as your new mattress fits your bed frame you can have a choice of mattress. Just bear in mind how much space you want in your bedroom. If your room isn't huge and you only need space for the two of you then you don't need a huge mattress. Or if your moving into a bigger room and have more space to fill, then a bigger mattress might be just what you need. Whatever size mattress you're after, make sure your choice is clear in your mind before you start shopping. Of course, it's important to remember that changing the size of your mattress will mean a lot of other things in your room have to change too. If you decide to go for a larger or smaller mattress you'll also need to buy a headboard and bed frame in a new size. This means that buying a new mattress could be a great opportunity to redesign and redecorate your bedroom! Take a look at our blog on relaxing bedroom design.

3. Talk to your doctor and understand how your mattress affects your health

If you suffer from a chronic health condition, it's important that you talk to your doctor and physiotherapist to see what they recommend. Different types of mattresses will provide different levels of support for your back, neck and shoulders, so it's important that you understand what support you need before diving into a purchase.

4. Understand what you need from your new mattress

Not only does everyone have their own body type and sleeping needs, but our individual bodies will change as we grow, which means that what we need from our mattress will change too. A mattress that you found comfort in your early twenties won't still be the right mattress for you when you hit 40. Things like weight loss, chronic pain and injury can all affect what we need from our new mattress. In addition to everybody having their own body type and sleep needs, our bodies and those needs change over time. 

5. Try your new mattress out

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When you start looking for a new mattress you usually have the opportunity to lie on the mattress in store for 5 to 10 minutes. Whilst this could be an initial test, it isn't really enough to determine whether this mattress will be right for you over a prolonged period of time. That’s why we offer a 100 nights trial of our Sonno mattress so that you can really get to know if the mattress is right for you. If not, we will pick it up for free and give you a full refund. Start sleeping well and living better.

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