Top Tips When Buying Your Mattress

Many people do not get the recommended amount and quality of sleep required each night, waking up tired, experiencing difficulty concentrating, irritability, weakened immune system, higher stress levels and feeling drained throughout the day.

Some people will experience a stiff neck, back pain, pins and needles sensation and waking up soaked in sweat after sleeping on a poor quality or old mattress.

Purchasing a new mattress is a long-term commitment. It’s important to get it right the first time whenchoosing a mattress. You’re going to spend over 20,000 hours on your mattress during its 7 year lifespan. This is your new sleeping partner, so it’s worth taking a little time and effort in the beginning to make sure you make the right choice. These tips will help you find abedthat’s right for you.

Know your budgetBe clear on your priorities. Invest in your rest, and spend enough on a mattress to ensure that your individual comfort and support needs are being met.

Check your baseDon’t forget a bed is a mattress and a base working together, it is recommended that you buy a base to suit your mattress, some warranties require this.

Check dimensionsMake sure you can access the bedroom with your bed and that there is space to accommodate it.

Make time for your purchaseThere is a large selection of mattresses available, set aside enough time to do the job properly and appreciate the differences that you can choose from.

Size mattersLarger beds are more comfortable. Being disturbed by a sleeping partner is one of the most common complaints for lack of sleep. With a larger bed, you are less likely to disturb one another.

Try it outThe best way to choose a mattress is to lie on it. Move around and test every pressure point, especially your natural sleep position. Try it with your partner, if the mattress is for two. You both need to feel comfortable.

Know your body typeBase your decision on your favourite sleeping position and your personal preference when it comes to mattress firmness. Your weight and build will determine what support your body needs.

Know what you’re buyingThere are a vast number of different materials, support structures and combinations to choose from and different advantages these can bring. It’s important to consider them all and find the one best for you.

After sales servicesSometimes this can be the deciding factor when shopping for your mattress. Make sure you ask about your product and the support that you will get from your purchase.

Did you know?

Some European retails do not conform to the industry standard size of mattress or bed frame. Always measure your mattress as it may not fit on a bed that you have in your home from another retailer.

For more information on choosing a bed that’s right for you click onYour mattressanddiscover what mattress is the best sleeping partner for you!

As Ireland’s sleep specialists, Harvey Norman stock a large range of quality mattresses to suit all body types,visit a store near youand our staff will be happy to assist you in finding the right mattress that meets your needs.

See the full range of mattresses at Harvey Norman here.

In Short: A good night’s sleep, just like proper diet and exercise, is essential to your mental, emotional and physical health.

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