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A Guide To Buying A Mattress Online

August 11, 2020 by The Sleep Company

Let’s say you decide you want to buy a new mattress online for your home (or business).

What are the next steps then? Do you simply browse for mattress online and then handpick it from the offline marketplaces? No, that will be a waste of time.

In addition to that, the lockdown has ensured we are all staying home for a while, so going out and shopping is out of the picture.

What do we do then?
Usually, you ask family, friends, and colleagues for a recommendation, but that rarely does any good. We always have the option to buy mattress online with the help of Google; all you need to do is type in – best mattress in India or buy mattress online, and voila, you got yourself a list of the best mattress brands in India. But before this, it’s also important to ask the right questions.

Let’s see what they are:

  1. What is your reason for buying a new mattress?
    1. If you’re moving into a new home chances are, you’re looking at your mattress like a long-term investment. That means as long as it promises to be comfortably long-lasting and has a warranty that comes along with it, you will be willing to pay a good price. Since you plan on staying in that new home for at least the next 5 years, you want that mattress to last just as long as well. On the other hand, if the mattress is serving a more functional or medicinal purpose, then it’s likely you want the mattress for less than 5 years. In such a situation you’re also not looking at it as a mattress, but more as a healing aid.
      Also, in both situations, you’re also looking to get the best deal for your money, so a good discount or payment option is definitely a bonus.
  1. What firmness to choose for your sleeping position?
    1. Slide sleeper, back sleeper, stomach sleeper – how you sleep will determine the type of mattress you will use at night. One position may be better than the other, but we believe it largely differs from person to person, and as long as you’re using the right mattress, there is no problem.
      For slide or back position sleepers, the chances are that you will require a much softer mattress for easy adjustment to your body’s shape. For stomach sleepers, a slightly firmer mattress density does wonders as it prevents the abdomen from caving in and causing posture problems.
    2. Each mattress has two layers:
      • Comfort Layer – layer closest to the body, which touches your body first when we sleep. Eg; Latex Foam, Memory Foam, etc
      • Support Layer – the main base support of the mattress that affects durability. Eg: PU Foam, Pocket springs, Bonnel springs, etc
    3. Try it out with your current bed mattress at home. Sleep in your normal posture to feel how the mattress feels against your body – now consciously decide if you need a more firm or soft support at night.
  1. What do different mattress jargons really mean?
    1. Ergonomic, cooling, memory foam, coir – You must have (or, at least will) come across many terms while browsing for your next best mattress in India. Oftentimes, they are a marketing gimmick. It’s the technology behind the mattress that matters. You might know of the best mattress brands in India, but they might not have exactly what suits your need. So, how do you decide the right choice for you? Let’s find out.
    2. This is the part where we are going to get a little technical about bed mattresses, their types and the kind of technologies in the market. We’ll take a look at them one by one.
      • CoirMattress – This is an eco-friendly, but old-school mattress made of coconut coir and hence the name. Usually the least comfortable but very affordable.
      • Foam – Filled with multiple layers of air-trapped foam to provide the minimum modicum of comfort and support possible.
      • Ergonomic – Simply means that the bed mattress has been designed to suit the needs of your body. The first requirement it fulfills is being good for your body shape and obviously, having quality material, that’s equally effective.
      • Ortho Mattress – Promises to keep your spine perfectly aligned, and also help fix alignment issues if recommended by your doctor.
      • Warranty &Trial – Most mattresses today promise a period for which it will not get damaged or spoiled (the warranty period) and provide a trial period within which time you can choose to return the mattress (if you’re unsatisfied).
      • Durability – To last long a mattress has to avoid falling apart both on the inside and outside. A durable mattress with a warranty usually offers both.
      • Motion Transfer – You don’t want the other person’s movement to disturb your sleep at night. A motion transfer (motion isolation) mattress provides just that.
      • Memory Foam – Built with open-cell structure, these mattress types are able to remember your body’s pressure points to easily align with the shape.
      • Spring Mattress – Constructed using springs and small coils stuffed inside a nice cushion cover, giving it a trademark bouncy feature.
      • Hygienic – There are multiple ways for a mattress to be safeguarded from microbial attacks, like using a protector sheet or even a special proofing technology.
  1. What size of mattress do I need at home?
    1. If you’ve ever walked into a mattress store, or just seen the mattresses your friends at home, you must have definitely noticed that not all are the same size. Depending on the space you have at home, and how many people are going to be using the mattress, you will place an order for your next mattress. These are the different types in the market:
      • SINGLE– 36’’ (3ft) – Recommended for parents who want to buy a mattress for their growing child at home.
      • DOUBLE – 48’’ (4ft) – For adults who need a spacious and comfortable mattress for themselves, this is the perfect fit.
      • QUEEN – 60’’ (5 ft) – If you’re looking to sleep luxuriously, either alone or with a partner then we recommend this.
      • KING – 72’’ (6 ft) – Young families who want to sleep together will usually go for this size of a mattress.
  1. Conclusion
    1. Now that you’ve got a glimpse into the inner working of a mattress, you must be wondering where do I buy my next mattress?
      Why not take a look at the Smart GRID mattresses we have on our website.
    2. The Sleep Company’s Smart GRID technology is a patent-pending technology that promises only the best all-round features for any kind of user.
    3. Benefits of Smart GRID
      • Cooling Effect – the grid structure allows airflow so that your mattress doesn’t feel hot
      • Motion Isolation – if the other person’s movement will not disturb you at night
      • Posture Support – the grid structure adapts to the body no matter which side you sleep
      • Super Durable – the gel-based nature of the mattress ensures it lasts longer than others

In addition to that, we provide a 100 nights trial period and extended 5 years warranty on your purchase so you know you’re getting only the best product for your money.
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