It's time to buy a mattress, and I wouldn't mind a bit of advice. Particularly if you have any thoughts on latex or urethane mattresses, because I'd like to support our industry if I can. But you better make it quick, because my wife and I are what I call "buyers," rather than shoppers.
In fact, the last two times we've purchased vehicles, we found what we thought we might like online, contacted the local dealer and made the purchase the next day.
And buying a mattress in many ways is even a bigger commitment than purchasing a vehicle. In all likelihood, the three places people spend their most are work, their vehicle and in their bed. So purchasing the right mattress is vital, as whatever we choose we will be sleeping on for the next decade or more.
Now the last mattress we bought has worked out fairly well. We've had it for more than 10 years. It still is fairly comfortable, but it's definitely time for a change. Don't ask me the brand. I'm normally good with brands, but actually have no idea what this one is, other than it more of the standard spring mattress type
I know we bought it in a mattress store, but it doesn't look like that will be the case this time. As I said upfront, my wife Megan and I are buyers, not shoppers. On this occasion, though, Megan had the time to do some research because while we knew at the beginning of the year we would be buying a mattress, but wouldn't be in a position to do so until the end of February.
So she has been looking at sites for awhile, reading the benefits of each, and taking a look at some of the reviews. She has sent me several to look over, but insisted we not go shopping at mattress stores this time around. Her rationale? The prices are much better than what name brand mattresses go for at brick-and-mortar stories, plus the trial periods can run up to a year. Megan said there was no way laying on a mattress in a store for five minutes can compare to actually putting it through real life testing at home.
And the two "finalists" she presented me in the last few days are the Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid and the Awara Latex Hybrid mattress. Going through the sites in detail, these are some of the things I found to help put forth my suggestion on what we should buy (knowing full well that Megan could hold veto power in the end).