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4th May 2016
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Time for a New Mattress? Mattress Shopping Tips


May is the unofficial mattress buying month! Maybe it’s the start of a new season and spring cleaning that gets people ready for a change, or maybe it’s because the Memorial Day sales are too good to pass up. Either way, we want you to be prepared for the biggest sale this season.

Here are some smart mattress shopping tips:

When was the last time you changed your Mattress?

Mattresses, especially traditional ones, tend to change over time. Think sagging, lumps, worn thin in areas and gradual changes that you may not notice with the naked eye. Depending on the type of mattress you have been sleeping on if it’s been anywhere between 6 and 10 years it’s definitely time to evaluate the situation!

What is the best mattress for me?

If you haven’t been mattress shopping in 10 years, you’ll notice the industry has changed drastically. There are now many options out there from spring, memory foam, latex, and even natural memory foam. Remember, comfort is highly subjective and a soft spring mattress will feel very different from a soft latex mattress in that one may not feel soft at all. Get to know the materials that mattresses are made of and decide what your mattress goals are. For example, I want a durable mattress that will last me well over 10 years, contours to my body but still offers proper back support and is medium soft but not cost more than $2600. Keep in mind that lower-priced traditional mattresses tend to be less durable meaning you will be shopping more often.


If we go based on the example above, it sounds like the goal is leaning toward a memory foam mattress. Now you research the different memory foams available. Ask yourself, are you leaning toward a more eco-friendly option? Is there a chance you suffer allergies? Is there a mattress that won’t aggravate them? You’ll find that by having a list of personal needs when it comes to mattress shopping that you can narrow it down to a brand pretty quickly. For example, Essentia natural memory foam fits the bill by being made with natural and organic components that offer a clean air environment and are allergy friendly.

Test Time

When you go into a store to test mattresses be sure you spend at least 15mins on each mattress, take your time! You want to be shopping in an environment that allows you to spend hours there if needed, without too much hovering. This is a big change to your sleeping environment and while spending at least 15 minutes on the mattress in the store will give you an idea of the feel, you still have to commit to taking one home. This process takes times, and should never feel rushed.

Break-In Time and Returns

You want to be sure you have an adequate amount of time to test the new mattress out at home, remember that your body takes between 3 to 4 weeks to adjust to a new sleeping surface. Check out the return and exchange policy to be sure you have options if it isn’t quite going the way you planned. And remember, if you’ve been sleeping on an inadequate mattress for the past 6 years, finally being a new surface could lead to some readjustment that may not feel great the first few nights so just be patient. Promise, it gets better!

Getting back into the mattress shopping game can be daunting, but if you come prepared it can be a hassle-free experience. Added to the fact that you can get some pretty amazing deals when Memorial Day rolls around this is the perfect time to pull the trigger. And some extra food for thought, Essentia natural memory foam mattresses are a great option, coming with a 20-year warranty and 60-day money back guarantee if you haven’t changed your mattress in a while it’s time to experience Next Level Sleep!

This article has 7 comments

  1. Sarah Anderson

    15 minutes on each mattress seems interesting, I hadn’t heard that before. I am bad about doing things like that myself, I always feel embarrassed when I lay on a store mattress. I should try to get over it, sleep is important.

  2. Kairi Gainsborough

    I’ve had my mattress ever since I got my first queen-sized bed when I was in middle school, so I understand when you say that things might be different after all that time. This is also the first time I will be buying a mattress for myself, so I will definitely take your advice and do some research on what type of material to choose. I like what you said about spending at least 15 minutes trying out the floor models in the stores. I’ll have to bring a book to read so I don’t accidentally fall asleep!

  3. Watson Martin

    It is very important to choose the right one at the time of buying new mattress and pillow as these are very important components of our sleep. We can’t compromise with the quality. A wrong choice might be hamper our health. Back pain is very common which comes out from a bad quality mattress and pillow. So be careful at the time of buying a new mattress and pillow.

  4. Reliy

    Very informative & detailed review i appreciate the effort. This will definitely helps me to select my next mattress. Please keep updating in future.

  5. Gande Freiz

    HI, This surely a great brand. I am interested. I am really feeling nice to read your article that have posted to your site. Its helpful, I need a mattress, and I think I will gift to my friend..Thaks for sharing this information.


    There are many so called “Organic mattress” on the market. But I think Essentia is the best of them and the real one :)

  7. Jane Ambrose

    My husband and I have been thinking about trying to get a new mattress, but we aren’t really sure what to look for yet. Before reading this, I had no idea that you should spend at least 15 minutes on a mattress when trying it out to see if it would really be a good fit for you or not. I’ve heard that choosing the right mattress is essential to getting a good night of sleep. Thank you for the helpful information!

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