When Is the Best Time to Buy a New Mattress?
We know that mattress shopping isn’t quite as glamorous as your family’s first puppy, or deciding what type of pool should go in your backyard. But nevertheless, we spend nearly one-third of our lives asleep in our bed, so it’s an important decision that you’ll make a handful of times throughout your life. When is the best time to buy a new mattress? As with all things, there are a few factors to keep in mind.
We’ll explore the mattress replacement cycle and how often people typically replace their mattress, the best time of the year to buy (there is one), what to look for when buying a new mattress and whether or not to buy online.
How often do you buy a new mattress?
If you subscribe to the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality — you could be compromising your sleep quality each night you spend on an old mattress. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a mattress lasts 7-10 years. Aside from age, there are other warning signs to watch for that indicate it’s time for a new mattress: visible wear and tear, sagging or dips in the mattress, or if you sleep much better away from home.
Another good rule of thumb to follow when buying a new mattress is to plan your purchase to coincide with big life changes. Did you just move into a new apartment? Did you just get married? Are you newly pregnant? These big life moments can be triggers to tell you it’s time to upgrade your mattress.
Read more: How to Know When You Need a New Mattress
When do mattresses go on sale?
In many ways, the mattress sales cycle is similar to the automotive sales cycle. We house mattresses in inventory for a certain number of months until manufacturers come out with newer models, and we work to clear existing inventory to make room for the new models, and the cycle repeats.
Also the same as the automotive industry — the “old” model is still an outstanding product that’s at the top of its game, and now you can get it at a better price.
No pun intended, spring is a great time to buy a new mattress. Industry-wide, new models are being released in the coming months and discounts are likely to be applied around the store. If you’re price-conscious, this is a great tip to keep in mind.
Along with much of the home products industry, we also coordinate many of our sales with major U.S. holidays. Hint: Memorial Day is just around the corner!
What to look for when buying a new mattress
Is the word “comfort” flashing in your mind right about now? That’s common, and comfort is important. But in addition to comfort, you need to consider support, alignment, and longevity. Contrary to popular belief, just coming into a mattress store and lying down on a mattress for 45 seconds isn’t a true indication of how your body will react to the support while you’re asleep.
The best way to find the best mattress for you is to use bedMATCH. It’s a diagnostic tool that asks a series of questions about your sleep preferences, common sleep position, and body type. With that information, the tool then provides you with your personal, best mattress.
Different mattress styles offer different benefits depending on those bedMATCH diagnostic factors. For example, memory foam is designed to hug the contours of your body, and spring mattresses are known for staying cool while you sleep. There are also hybrid options that combine the best of both types of mattresses and boast a long lifespan.
As we said, it’s more than just initial comfort after a 45-second test on the showroom floor. Using a diagnostic tool is the only way to be sure which mattress is best for you.
In-store vs. online mattress purchases
According to a 2016 study from the Better Sleep Council, 92% of consumers said it is important to try out a mattress in-store before purchasing. But — many consumers are used to the convenience of online shopping. Luckily, we offer the bedMATCH diagnostic tool online, so you can get an accurate mattress recommendation and order it online without changing out of your pajamas. If you’re into that.
But because the Mattress Warehouse team is so dedicated to an educational and informative shopping experience, we of course would recommend visiting a store to find your best fit. Working with a dedicated professional and completing our bedMATCH diagnostic test will make choosing a mattress that’s personalized for you much easier. Like we said before, the average mattress lasts just about a decade, so you’ll want to be sure you’re picking the best one.
Find your perfect fit
The best time to buy a new mattress is when your sleep quality is being compromised by the one you currently have. But sale prices don’t hurt, either. Explore the Mattress Warehouse collection online, get acquainted with our in-progress sales and try the virtual bedMATCH.
Once you’re in the market, find a Mattress Warehouse location near you and work with our expert team to get your sleep quality back up to par.
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