January 23, 2023
With the myriad of mattress choices in Singapore, it’s easy to get confused, lost, and frustrated during the process of shopping. To make sure that you don’t end up with a regretful mattress purchase, beware of these mattress-buying mistakes and take note of these tips to spot the best mattress for your sleeping needs.
Formulating a budget plan is important when buying a mattress. However, when buying something, whether it is a mattress or another essential, the cheapest option is not always the most practical choice. Some budget mattresses are made from thinner polyfoam that does not provide the best sleep support. Many budget options are also less durable and don’t last as long as higher-quality mattresses, making them a false practical choice as you’ll need to replace your mattress more often.
If you plan to buy a cheaper mattress, it should go in bedrooms or sleeping areas that are less used, like an extra trundle bed or a guest bed.
When looking for a high-quality mattress that is also not expensive, adding a little to your budget can already introduce you to a better mattress. Maximise your mattress choices by looking into online mattress options that are offered at more affordable prices. It’s also good to watch out for sales to get a quality mattress at a discounted price.
While many mattress shoppers fall for cheaper prices, others fall for the "luxury" promises of expensive mattresses. However, higher prices don’t necessarily mean that they are better quality. In fact, higher mattress prices can be the result of high overhead or famous brand names instead of actual quality. To make sure that you bring the best mattress home without overspending, carefully check the materials, firmness, and build of the mattress and compare it to your specific needs. It's also a good idea to keep an open mind about different mattress brands rather than sticking to some familiar names.
Skipping the product description is one of the most common mistakes mattress buyers make, even when shopping online. When buying a mattress online, it’s crucial to check the product description to learn more about the features, materials, size, and lifespan of the mattress. Online mattress product descriptions also state the warranty and sometimes the return policies of the mattress shop.
While it’s not easy to gauge the size and comfort of the mattress when shopping online before the mattress trial, the product description will give you a view of the mattress’ construction and quality. So, if you’re planning to shop for your mattress online, make sure to check the product details, dimensions, warranty, delivery, and other important information before checking out the item.
Mattresses in Singapore come in different types, from memory foam to latex to innerspring and hybrid options. These different mattress compositions offer various benefits and come with some downsides.
A memory foam mattress offers body-hugging comfort that follows the natural contours of your body when you rest. A latex mattress, on the other hand, provides bouncy comfort, eliminating the feeling of being stuck when the sleeper tosses and turns, while a pocketed coil mattress is helpful for mattress sharers with its excellent motion isolation. Knowing the benefits and differences of various mattress types can help you choose one that fits your specific sleeping requirements.
When shopping for a mattress, it’s crucial to base your decisions not only on your budget, mattress brand, and material preference. Other factors, like your dominant sleeping position, are also important to make sure that your spine alignment is supported when you snooze. Back sleepers, for example, will need a firmer mattress to prevent their pressure points from sinking. Back sleepers, on the other hand, require medium to medium firm varieties to maintain the neutral alignment of their spines when resting on the mattress.
If you’ve been suffering from body pain and being sore when you wake up, chances are your mattress isn’t suitable for your sleeping position. So, the next time you buy a mattress, make sure to take your sleeping position into account when searching for the best mattress firmness.
So, we heard that you bought a very comfortable mattress. But does it fit your room, or do you end up walking uncomfortably in a cramped space because your mattress is too big? Aside from your sleeping needs and the number of people sharing the mattress, it’s also vital to measure your bedroom space before choosing a mattress size.
For single adult sleepers, a standard single to super single mattress in Singapore will provide ample space for sleeping. If you share your mattress with your partner or are expecting your family to grow, choose a bigger mattress that fits your bedroom size.
This one goes for both online and in-store mattress purchases. When you buy a mattress, make it a point to check the return policy to ensure that you won’t encounter problems returning it when you encounter some issues with its quality.
Many mattress shops in Singapore offer a 100-night free trial to break in your new mattress, but they come with rules that are worth understanding to prevent sleeping on a mattress that you don’t like. What are the return conditions? Are there any fees? Some mattress shops offer free return pickups, but some don’t, so it’s important to familiarise yourself with the return policies before trying out a new mattress at home.
When buying your mattress in Singapore, always consider your sleeping position, body type, and comfort preferences. Measuring your space and setting up a good budget plan are also important to a fulfilling mattress purchase. When buying your mattress online, it’s also a good idea to check other customers’ reviews to get an idea of the quality of the product and how the retailer handles the delivery process.
While it’s not easy to buy a new mattress, setting up your priorities and avoiding the common shopping mistakes can eventually lead you to a wiser decision.
Ready to shop for a new mattress? Check out our range of high-quality mattresses in Singapore to find what’s best for your needs. If you want to learn more about the basics of finding the best mattress, read our guide to buying a new mattress.
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Singapore, North East 408727, Singapore
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