Buying a mattress isn’t rocket science but — as with any large purchase — it’s important to be confident you are making the right choice and getting the best value for your money. Here are a few tips for purchasing a new mattress from the professionals at Dr Snooze:
• Set a realistic budget: The most important thing to remember when purchasing a mattress is that you get what you pay for. While there are plenty of great options at any price point, the more you spend, the better quality you can expect. A mattress is something you’ll use every day for years to come — don’t underestimate the value of paying more for a product that will be more comfortable and last longer.

• Think about what you want in a mattress: What do you like about your current mattress? What do you dislike? Every sleeper has different preferences — take some time to evaluate yours and make a list of must-haves.

• Softer isn’t always best: The idea of collapsing into a nice soft bed may sound appealing, but there’s a reason support is such an important selling point when buying a mattress. A too-soft bed will leave you feeling sore in the morning and can exacerbate neck, back and shoulder problems.

• Check the warranty: Any reputable mattress manufacturer will stand behind their product with a comprehensive warranty. Coverage for ten years is standard, while many manufacturers offer warranties for 15, 20 years or longer.
• Make it a joint decision: If you share your bed with a partner, make sure he or she is involved in the decision-making process. If you have wildly different sleep preferences and choice in mattress types, memory foam, gel and hybrid mattresses make an excellent compromise that will keep you both comfortable all night long.

• Try before you buy: At Dr Snooze, our Comfort Exchange program lets you try a potential purchase out for up to 30 days before making a final decision. If you’re not satisfied with your choice, simply return it to our showroom and let us match you with something more suitable.

• Take care of your purchase: When treated properly, a new mattress can be counted on for years of use. Protect your investment and your warranty by rotating and airing out your mattress regularly, vacuuming it and cleaning up any stains and spills as soon as they happen.

• Have your new mattress set up properly: At Dr Snooze, a professional mattress setup comes free as part of our “white glove” delivery service. Taking the time to properly install your purchase will help prevent damage and sagging down the road.

These are just a few of the things you should know before buying a mattress. For help matching you with the best product for your needs and budget, contact Dr Snooze today. One of our representatives will be happy to help you with your purchase.