Finding the right bed and mattress takes time and effort. Some people prefer to research online, whilst others prefer to visit a store where they can test and see mattresses. A mixture of the two approaches should help you gather as much information as you need to make the right decision.
Mattresses go through an extensive manufacturing process. Unless you visit a mattress factory, you don’t get to see what’s inside the mattress and the amount of effort and skill involved. The average lifespan of a mattress is between 6 and 8 years. If you spend £1000 on a new mattress, that’s only 40p a night over seven years.
It’s generally best to buy a mattress during the Boxing Day and New Year sales. After which, many manufacturers increase their prices. Keep an eye out for extra savings off sale prices. Some retailers may offer up to 10% off the sale price to maximise sales. These additional savings are usually provided at the end of the sale or during bank holidays.
Buying a new bed and mattress can be a complex process where you can easily make mistakes. We share some of the most common mistakes people make when buying a new bed and how to avoid them.