How to Choose the Best Mattress: Three Steps to Great Sleep

by Marc Werner, Founder - Ghostbed

Last Updated on May 7th, 2020

So it has been years since you have shopped for a new mattress. Just as technology has changed in the blink of an eye, so has the manufacturing of mattresses. No longer does one have to choose from the different traditional coil spring mattresses, or fad beds such those using water and air. There are now also wonderful memory foam mattress alternatives. With all of these options it is important to understand how to pick the best mattress for you. Skip the confusion at the store by doing your homework first in order to choose the best mattress for your needs and wants.

Step One: Consider Budget

A mattress can cost from as little as a few hundred to as much as thousands of dollars. Just as one may not want to buy the cheapest of cars because of lack of quality, or may not be able to afford or need the Bentley with it’s outrageous extras, the same holds true for mattress selection. One does not need to spend thousands on a mattress when they can find a wonderful one online for a few hundred, that is much less than an in-store comparable bed. The GhostBed is 25-percent lower in cost than the brick and mortar retail store equivalent mattress selection.

Step Two: Understand Mattress Options

With so many different mattress options one will get dizzy just walking into a store cold. Before buying a mattress do some research online to check out the differences between the old coil spring mattress that you are probably replacing and the new technology of memory foam. Design is important. Memory foam with gel is an excellent choice as the foam conforms to each body and the gel keeps the body from overheating. The well designed memory foam bed can be firm upon lying down but totally supports every part of the body making it the perfect balance to achieve a great night’s sleep.

Step Three: Try-On for Comfort

Choosing the mattress that is best for you is more than just walking into a brick and mortar store and test driving different mattresses for few moments of mattress hopping. Experts advise that one should try out a mattress by lying down on each side, back and stomach for at least five to 10 minutes respectively in order to really be able to get feeling of if the bed will be a good fit. This can be difficult with a pushy salesperson hanging over you and encouraging you to spend, spend, spend to get the Cadillac of mattresses. By purchasing your mattress on-line, you can get a chance for true sleep trial test.

GhostBed offers their free 101 Night Sleep Trial specifically to give one plenty of time to thoroughly test and try their new mattress in the comfort of one’s own bedroom. One need at least a few nights to get used to a new mattress to truly appreciate its benefits and the 101 sleep trial certainly allows for the opportunity to do this.

In the efforts to create the ultimate comfort for sleeping, companies have long been working on designing the ultimate mattress to please everyone. Aside from spring coil, there have been waterbeds, air beds and beds that change firmness with the click of a remote. It is obvious that seeking the holy grail of a comfortable place to sleep has been a long road in the making. Thanks to NASA engineers, who invented memory foam, people have today come to appreciate the value that sleeping on the very soothing foam type mattress can be.


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