The right mattress is essential for getting a good night’s sleep. Not everyone has the time needed to go to multiple stores and comparison shop and, for those that do, this process is complicated by each store having different model numbers and different lines of mattresses. Purchasing a mattress from a store gives you the opportunity to test the mattress before buying and to negotiate on price. However, it’s sometimes better to try to find the best mattress online.
Fast and Simple
Many of the most popular online mattress retailers have a limited number of options available, making it easy to choose. Then, the mattress is shipped and you have anywhere from 30 to 100 days to decide whether it works for you. Should the mattress not work out, most companies will arrange to pick up the unwanted mattress and refund your money. Two of the major online mattress brands—Casper and Tuft & Needle—are among the top-rated mattresses according to Consumer Reports.
Memory foam mattresses are often good for people with joint or back pain but, sometimes, people feel hot when sleeping on them. Innerspring mattresses tend to be among the least expensive, but if you move around a lot, it may bounce your partner around. Adjustable air mattresses can be loud if adjusted in the middle of the night, so make sure to make all adjustments before going to bed to avoid waking your partner.
Different retailers have different policies and processes. Compare these to see which has the best refund policy, whether they’ll pick up and dispose of the old mattress when the new one is delivered, and whether there are any fees for shipping or returns. Some companies require you to send the mattress back rather than arranging for pick up themselves. Check the warranty and see what is covered and how long it lasts. In some cases, you must buy a box spring with the mattress for the warranty to be valid.
Sometimes, one mattress may not be right for two different people. Choosing an adjustable air mattress that allows each partner to adjust their own side or getting two smaller mattresses to put together can help solve this problem.