The restrictions imposed by COVID-19 have changed how to do many things, including how you could buy a custom mattress. Buying a new mattress is important because of the impact quality sleep has on your health.
However, shopping for big-purchase items like these can be complex with the current pandemic restrictions. Here’s your guide to buying a custom mattress online.
What Types of Beds Are Available for Purchase Online?
The good thing about shopping online is you have access to so many options. In many situations, shopping online for a custom mattress gives you more options than shopping in-stores. Take a look at these mattress types that are available online.
Innerspring mattresses are a common and popular type of mattress found in most retail stores. Steel coils can be supportive, and they will usually possess various qualities of foam comfort layers. Innerspring mattresses are bouncy and provide edge support, but can be heavier than other mattresses.
If body contouring is the highlight of a mattress you need, an innerspring mattress is not the best choice as they are prone to sagging.
Memory Foam Mattress
These mattresses consist of all-foam material, and they can have a longer lifespan than the innerspring mattresses if the right quality foams are used. Memory foam mattresses conform to your body, giving you a hugging feeling as you sleep.
If you are prone to sweating at night, cheap memory foam mattresses are not ideal mattresses because they are prone to trapping heat. It is imperative that you find a foam mattress with a high quality gel memory foam layer to properly wick the heat away from the surface of your mattress so you do not “bake in your own body heat”. Be careful of diluted gel memory foams out there, the industry is flooded with them.
Premium gel memory foam is quite expensive, but is necessary for proper temperature regulation. A good rule of thumb is, “if the mattress is cheap, then it’s probably cheap”. Quality foams are a little more expensive, but more than worth it in the long run.
If you’re looking for a mattress that provides ample support and comfort, hybrid mattresses can fill both needs. These mattresses can feature multiple layers of latex foam and/or traditional foam, gel foams, cotton, and other layers placed on top of coil spring units.
Like memory foam mattresses, hybrid mattresses contour to your body but do not trap heat, as long as they are using the proper gel memory foam layer.
If budgeting is not on your to-do list and having organic items make you happy, latex mattresses may be able to provide an excellent sleeping experience. Latex mattresses are made from rubber trees and organic latex foam.
Latex mattresses feature a rounded contour for your body and have a lot of bounce. One downside to these mattresses is they tend to have less “cushy comfort” because of the “bounce”. Another downside to these mattresses is the smell. Latex mattresses emit a chemical smell that can last a maximum of 30 days.
Airbeds (Air Mattresses)
People often use airbeds in their guest room or when they’re traveling, but airbeds can make great additions to any home for more extended periods. Air mattresses feature an air chamber and foam for better comfort.
Airbeds also allow you to customize your firmness level using an electric air pump. You can also use a manual hand pump to fill the bed, but it is time-consuming.
Can You Save Money Buying Custom Mattresses Online?
The price of custom mattresses online vary. Yes, you can save money buying mattresses online. Purchasing an online mattress can give you savings of 25 to 50 percent and provide better quality materials when comparing them to mattresses you purchase in the store.
In general, airbeds and latex mattresses are more expensive than foam and innerspring mattresses. For example, a queen foam or innerspring mattress can range between $800 and $1,200.
Are Discounts Available with Online Mattresses?
Yes, various discounts are available when you purchase mattresses online, especially during holidays, including Memorial Day, President’s Day, Labor Day, and other holidays.
You may be able to save more money by using different promo codes. These codes are additional discounts that retailers provide customers to entice them to shop at their store versus their competitors.
Can You Try Online Mattresses Before You Buy Them?
Most online companies offer some sort of trial period. Some will offer free shipping and free returns. Be wary of anything that says “free”. Everything comes with a cost and those “free returns” made by unsatisfied customers are being paid for by someone else… YOU! So if you’re happy with your mattress purchase from one of these companies, you’re probably paying about 10-15% more for your mattress than you would have if they didn’t have to cover the costs of their dissatisfied customers.
Make sure you understand their terms of a “trial period” and find out if any delivery fees are applicable. Find out what your delivery terms are and ask about warranty coverage.
In most cases, there are more advantages of purchasing a custom mattress than there are downfalls. Using these tips will help you choose a custom mattress that will serve you for a long time.