How to Choose a Mattress: A Helpful Buying Guide
Everyone needs adequate sleep to stay healthy. Doctors recommend 6 to 8 hours of sleep every day considering various criteria including health, age. But if the bed you are sleeping on has a problem with the mattress, then the restful sleep is ruined.
A comfortable bed not only ensures good sleep, but also motivates you to function during the day and helps avoid chronic health ailments. In this case, the mattress should be considered very seriously. Here are some tips on what to look for before buying a mattress.
1. Planning based on usage
The first thing to keep in mind before going to buy a mattress is who will use it. If the same bed is used by people of different age, health and opposite sex, then before buying a mattress, the pros and cons of both should be considered. A heavier person will not have the same mattress needs as a lighter person. Again, with age, a slightly softer mattress is needed. Age difference also becomes a big factor before buying a mattress.
Before buying a mattress, you need to keep your body size in mind. You have to see which one will be comfortable for your body. Also, you need to know from your partner what kind of mattress he needs.
Keep in mind the budget before purchasing the mattress. Mattress prices also vary depending on quality. Instead of buying a low quality mattress at a low price, check the quality and plan to buy a good mattress at a slightly higher price.
2. Trust in quality, not beauty
Usually when we go to a furniture store we consider outlook along with quality. Since the mattress is under the bed sheets and quilt, its external beauty should not be thought of. Therefore, pay attention to the quality of the mattress.
There are different types of mattresses on the market, not all of which you may find comfortable to sleep on. For this reason, it is recommended to try the mattress at least once before buying it. I am saying this because, after buying it at home, you find that it is too soft or hard, which is not really suitable for you. So instead of wasting money, try it once in the store. It’s hard to change it again and again, isn’t it?
Various unscrupulous sellers use various chemicals in the mattress, which can cause harm to our body. Also some scented powders are sprinkled on the mattress, which can have an adverse effect on the skin. Keep these things in mind while looking for quality.
When buying a mattress, ask the seller about its construction material. According to a Huffington Post report, cotton mattresses are good for health.
3. Which mattress to buy?
The demand for rebonded foam mattresses has increased in the Bangladesh market in the last few years. The reason behind this may be, when you return home after a busy day, this type of mattress can help you get rid of body fatigue as soon as you lay down on the bed. In the context of Bangladesh, therefore, the popularity of rebonded foam mattresses is expected to increase in the coming days.
Bangladeshi furniture brand ‘Hatil’ has also been very successful in manufacturing rebonded foam mattresses. Hatil’s superior quality mattresses are made of soft and durable materials to give you an inherent homely feel. You will also get a sound sleep using this mattress.
4. You should also know about the return policy
When buying a mattress, be sure to check the seller’s return policy. Some furniture brands in Bangladesh usually have a mattress return policy after 2-3 days. In this case, Hatil has a three-day return policy. This is important because if the mattress is not comfortable after a few days of use, it is advisable to return it. In that case, find out whether the seller is offering this facility.
Also, be aware of the mattress warranty. Hatil, however, is providing one-year after-sales service for mattresses.
5. Mattresses last longer with care
After buying a seemingly good quality mattress, it can be ruined in no time due to lack of care and maintenance. After purchasing the mattress, it should be cleaned regularly. The mattress should be cleaned once every six months. And mattresses should be replaced every six to 10 years. You can use a vacuum cleaner to clean the dry dust from the mattress, dead cells shed from the body, and food residue. If there is a spot on it, it needs ‘spot treatment’.
A soft cloth soaked in a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide should be wiped on the stained area of the mattress, then it should be dried. Finally, lightly sprinkle baking soda on the entire mattress and keep it for an hour. It will remove the bad smell and bacteria from the mattress.