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Should You Buy Your Mattress in Person?

Buying a mattress is serious business. After all, you spent roughly two-thirds of your life asleep, so you want a quality mattress that ensures quality sleep. But does that mean you should buy a mattress in person? In this article, we explore the merits of buying a mattress in-person vs. online.

Buying a Mattress In-Store

There are several factors that impact the experience of buying a mattress in stores. For starters, brick and mortar stores have overhead costs that are also applied to the cost of the bed you're buying.

On the other hand, the best thing about buying a mattress in-store is that you get to try it out before taking it home. This gives you a feel for whether the bed will be comfortable enough for you. You can try as many beds as you like until you're satisfied. However, this may turn your mattress shopping trip into a time-consuming experience. So buying in-store might not be ideal for you if you have a busy schedule.

The other thing is that brick-and-mortar mattress stores are limited by size, so you probably won't be able to explore the full range of options available.

Buying a Mattress Online

Buying a mattress online without first bouncing on it might seem inconceivable to some people, but it actually offers many advantages. The biggest advantage is that online mattress retailers produce their own brands, therefore cutting out the middleman.

Also, they run their store via a website, so they have no significant overheads to speak of. Often, that means you can save money by buying a mattress online. Additionally, mattresses bought online provide just as much value or even more than those found in stores.

If you're worried about not being able to test the bed for yourself, the good news is, online retailers typically make sure you have all the details needed to make an informed decision. For instance, a Queen size mattress is 60" W x 80" L. When shopping, these dimensions will be listed along with other key details, such as the material used.

From the information above, buying a mattress online has clear advantages over visiting a mattress store. Indeed, online mattress brands are increasingly becoming popular in the retail world. However, if the most important factor to you is being able to test out the mattress yourself before you buy it, visiting a mattress store in person is still a great option.

All these benefits are definitely worth sleeping on!


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