- Pottery Barn Collection Beautyrest® Recharge® with GelTouch™ Mattress & Boxspring $649 – $1,399
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Buying a mattress can feel overwhelming, but it's an investment worth researching. With the latest innovations, most mattresses come with a minimum 10-year warranty, and you want to make sure you're sleeping well during that time. Here are some suggestions to help you make the best, long lasting decision on the perfect mattress that will add to your health and wellness.
When considering sizes, don't look solely at how your life situation is right now, look where you will be and what your preferences might be in five years. If you're a freshman in college, you might consider something more economical that fits in a limited space, like a Twin size with a foam top. However, if you're planning to buy a new home next summer, consider buying for your future room. Think ahead. A good mattress will last you for years to come, so don't make decisions based on your current bedding set. It's much easier to purchase a comforter or duvet for a new mattress that you'll have for a long time, than to try and hold on to your current bedding that you'll need to replace much sooner.
From an innerspring mattress to a memory foam mattress, you have a lot of good options. To break it down, consider what you currently have. Do you sleep well? Have you purchased a memory foam mattress, a latex mattress topper or an extra layer for comfort? Do you need foam or plush pillows for sweet dreams? If so, you'll probably enjoy looking into a pillowtop or memory foam mattress option. And test out those mattress springs and their coil and consider what level of spring floats your boat. The right springs in your bed can put a spring in your step.
Weigh your options of purchasing a mattress more expensive with a longer warranty, with getting something more conservative that you'll have to replace sooner. Quality mattresses may cost more in the beginning, but if you choose the right one, you will end up saving money in the end. Mattresses are an investment, so it's important to look at the big picture.
Bedding vs. Mattresses
If you're holding out for another year or more to make the big mattress purchase, experiment with what you'd like now. Buy a good memory foam or latex pillow. Raise the base of your bed with supportive bed risers and see if you prefer a different height for your mattress foundation. Experiment with layers by adding polyurethane foam or a latex topper. Both will provide different airflow. Shop around for bedding you'd like for your future mattress and when you find the ultimate deal, spring into action and buy it at the lowest cost.