5 Things You Should Never Do When Buying a Bed

5 Things You Should Never Do When Buying a Bed

Young woman holding price list while looking at mother in furniture storeWhen your bed starts to show some of the most common signs of wear and tear and it’s time to get a new one, there are some things you should know about how to buy the right bed. Everyone’s preferences are different, and there are a myriad of options available out there at places like 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah—here are five things you should definitely NOT do when shopping for a new mattress.

1: Don’t Buy the First Bed You See

Gone are the days when you could only find a single type of mattress—the innerspring. While you can still find an innerspring mattress if that is what you prefer, there are so many other choices out there today, including:

  • Memory Foam
  • Pillowtop
  • Latex
  • Airbeds
  • Water beds
  • Organic or Natural materials

The right one for you depends on several different factors, so before you buy a mattress it would benefit you to do a little bit of research and test out several of these choices to make sure you’re getting the right one for your needs.

2: Don’t Buy a Bed You Tested for 30 Seconds

If you’re getting the recommended amount of sleep each night, you will spend roughly one-third of every 24-hour period in your bed, and perhaps even more, so you better make sure it’s comfortable for the long-term. While it’s not very realistic to sleep for 7-8 hours on each bed in 2 Brothers Mattress’s showroom, you should lay on each one to test it out for about 15-20 minutes. Feel free to bring your pillow (or get one at the store) and lay in the same position that you will sleep in each night so you get an accurate idea of what it feels like.

3: Don’t Buy the Cheapest Bed You Find

Beds come in a range of prices, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. While it’s not necessarily bad to buy the least expensive bed, you should only do that when the cheapest bed is the one you find most comfortable. It is a good idea to have a budget in mind before you shop, then buy the best bed that fits into your price range. Saving a few bucks on your bed could cost you in lost sleep later.

4: Don’t Shop Online for Your Bed

There are plenty of websites out there where you can get information about beds and mattresses, and doing a little research in advance is a great idea. However, the best way to determine exactly which bed is best for you is to test it out and you can’t do that online. Feel free to browse through some websites for ideas, then come to 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah to test, find, and buy the exact right one.

5: Don’t Buy a Mattress Secondhand

It may be tempting to purchase a used mattress from a place like Craigslist to save a little money, but there are a few reasons this is a bad idea:

  • First, you have no idea how old that mattress really is. They are designed to last about 7 years, and while the seller says it’s only 4 years old you might end up with one that is way beyond its useful life.
  • Second, mattresses tend to collect plenty of undesirable things over the years–dust mites, bodily fluids–and buying a used one means you’re sharing that with whomever owned the mattress before you.
  • Finally, with the bed bug epidemic sweeping the nation you also are at risk of buying an infested mattress. All the effort (and time and money) you will spend eradicating these tiny monsters will make the price tag of a new mattress seem small by comparison.

If you’re worried about buying a new mattress because you want to be earth-friendly, find a local place where your current mattress can be recycled. When you’re ready for the most comfortable mattress, shop for the perfect one at 2 Brothers Mattress.