Ask the Beds Expert – Michael Gakan

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Ask the Beds Expert – Michael Gakan

 

  1. What should people do to prepare for buying a new mattress?
  1. Assess your needs before you start shopping. Think about your lifestyle. How has it changed since you last bought a mattress and how might these changes affect your purchase? And what about your body? Has it changed and how has this affected your need for support or your comfort preferences? Finally, think about space needs and take your partner with you (if you have one) when you shop for your mattress. You need to find something to meet both your support needs and comfort preferences.
  1. What is the best way to try a mattress?
  1. The best way to try a mattress is to take the “SLEEP Test”:
  • Lie down in your sleep position
  • Evaluate the level of comfort and support
  • Educate yourself about each selection
  • Partners should try each mattress together
  • Don’t be embarrassed. You don’t think twice about test driving a car, and you shouldn’t think twice about “SLEEP Testing” a mattress.
  • Lie down on the mattress for several minutes and assess how well it provides support and how comfortable it is for you. The only way to tell if a mattress is right for you is to lie down on it!