Use the E.A.S.E. Method as a Mattress Buying Guide
Let's face it, bed-buying can be somewhat confusing - after all, you don't do it very often and it's not easy to see what's inside. However, the mattress-buying process doesn't have to keep you tossing and turning.
To EASE the confusion of buying a mattress, the Better Sleep Council has developed some guidelines to walk you through the process and help you make the purchase of your dreams. It's called the E.A.S.E Method:
1.) Evaluate your current mattress
2.) Arm yourself with knowledge
3.) Shop to find the right mattress
4.) Ensure quality care
Use the E.A.S.E. online guide to help you. After all, you spend more time on your bed than on any other piece of furniture in your home. Invest in your rest and improve your quality of life.
Things to Consider about How to Buy a Mattress:
1.) FRAME & CENTER SUPPORT
Always use a strong stable foundation or frame. Queen and King Size beds require a bed frame with a rigid center support to comply with your mattress warranty. Center supports for Queen should have one leg, while the King should have two. Wood beds generally come with their own support system. Review the mattress warranty card to be sure your bed meets minimum support requirements.
2.) NEW MATTRESS SCENT
Just like a car, your mattress may have that new product odor. Before putting on your bed linens, you may want to let your new mattress set air-out for a few hours upon removal of the plastic packaging. Weather permitting, opening windows will expedite the process.
3.) MATTRESS PROTECTION
The use of a mattress protector is highly recommended. Stains and soiling will void your manufacturer’s warranty. Most mattress pads don’t warranty against staining, so you may want to verify if your mattress pad has this protection. Certain Tempurpedic mattresses are designed to work with their own removable cover, which may eliminate the need for additional protection.
4.) ADJUSTMENT PERIOD
It may take your body several weeks to become accustomed with the comfort and support of your new mattress set. Just as you might expect with a new pair of shoes, the upholstery layers of a mattress take some time to break in.
5.) BODY IMPRESSIONS
The resilient padding materials used in modern day mattresses start to settle immediately. Do not be alarmed, this is not a structural defect. Body impressions are a normal occurrence and a byproduct of new materials that are designed to conform to your body’s contours. The supporting ability of the comfort layers will not diminish as a result of the settling process.*It is common, especially in the first few weeks of use, for upholstery impressions to occur. The impressions, commonly referred to as “body impressions”, will decrease over time when the comfort layers are given time to settle to their normal height.
Your warranty card is attached to the side of your new mattress. Please take a few moments to read this helpful information. After reading your warranty you may want to put your warranty card with your receipt in a plastic bag and store it between your mattress and box spring for future reference. All warranty rights are governed solely by the product manufacturer.