Buying a mattress online can be very confusing.  You may fear you are not getting a high-quality or comfortable mattress.  You also may worry that this mattress will wear out quickly. After all, you want your mattress to be comfortable for many years to come.

Here are some ways that can ensure you are getting the absolute best mattress online before pulling out your credit card.

1. Does the brand of the mattress have a good reputation?

The very first thing you want to find out is whether or not the brand of the mattress you are looking at is well known and well trusted.  You want to make sure that this brand will guarantee you a comfortable and quality mattress for many years.

When you purchase a mattress online you want to choose a brand that is trusted.  You want this brand to have great products and great customer service. Do not go with a brand you know nothing about.  

2. Compare Mattress Densities

Remember that higher density mattresses are much more durable than lower density mattresses.  In a consumer study, researchers found that the highest rated mattresses were the memory foam mattresses.  This has been true since the 1990s.

However, memory foam is a very expensive part of the mattress.  Because of this companies sometimes use much less of this type of foam and rather use materials such as latex, regular foam, or even fluffy covers.  These products are cheaper and less comfortable.

3. Check Cleaning Instructions

It is a good idea to only choose mattresses that come with a washable and removable mattress cover.  Bear Mattresses are very comfortable but like all mattresses they get dirty.

Many companies do not like paying for a zipper and therefore do not include a removable mattress cover.  It is always worth the extra money to buy a mattress that comes with this cover.

4. Will the mattress company offer free firmness adjustments?

Lately, many online mattress companies have included a free tapper with your mattress.  This will help you determine if your mattress is too firm or too soft.  This is a huge perk as you will not have to purchase a tapper from the store.  

This tapper makes buying a mattress online much more appealing than buying one in store.  However, many new mattress brands are only offering one type of mattress with a single option for firmness forcing you into a mattress that may not be comfortable for you.

5. Check the thermal comfort

These types of mattress seem to be all the rage right now.  In fact, many online companies claim their Bear mattresses are the coolest sleeping mattresses on the market.  However, the only way to prove this is to find out whether the mattress has good airflow and moisture wicking.  

A lot of Bear mattresses use the chemical to create coolness.  These chemicals have not been proven to reduce heat.  Only purchase a mattress that has actual airflow and moisture wicking.

Another point to remember is that some Bear mattresses will try to create coolness by adding pillow tops which are made from low-density materials.  While these do add some coolness, they can create body indentation.

6. What is the return policy?

Before you consider buying a mattress make sure the return policy works for you.  Many companies such as the Novosbed, allow you to return the mattress even after you have slept on it a full 120 days.

You have to also check to see if the mattress company requires a restocking fee or whether or not you have to pay for return shipping.  Often times, companies add on these fees to limit returns. Some companies, on the other hand, are extremely easy to work with. Some even allow you to donate the mattress to a good cause instead of returning it.

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Written by Miriam Slozberg

Miriam Slozberg

Miriam Slozberg is a freelance writer, author, astrologer, and blogger and has a warped sense of humor.