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Buying a mattress online - what you need to know

Posted on by Kathryn O'Hara

The rise of online shopping has led to almost anything being available over the internet and 77% of internet users buying something in 2015. The first thing that comes to mind when we think internet shopping probably isn’t a new mattress- it’s not an exciting purchase, but it is a necessity.

On average, we should replace our mattress every 7/8 years, but it’s more likely up to 15 years that we wait before we bite the bullet and invest in a new one. We tend to only replace our worn out, uncomfortable mattress when we move house or redecorate, which for most of us, isn’t every 7 years.

When a mattress becomes lumpy, saggy, dipped and generally uncomfortable, it affects not only our sleep but our performance during the day, our mood and our general health and wellbeing. The recommended daily amount of sleep is 7-8 hours, but it’s been statistically proven that only people sleeping on newer mattresses can actually achieve that amount of slumber.

If you aren’t sleeping as well as you were a year ago, or your mattress is noticeably uncomfortable, pulling you in to a dip that is no longer the right shape or size to suit your individual need, it’s time to get a replacement. The thought of searching around endless bed shops and sitting awkwardly on a mattress whilst a salesperson reels off a list of reasons why you should buy the most expensive one is a thought we dread. You don’t feel comfortable lying down on a bed in the middle of a shop floor with everyone looking at you, but how are you going to know which mattress to choose if you can’t test it out? Perching on a mattress for 5 minutes and deciding it’s the right one can be a very expensive mistake.

After testing a few different mattresses, we forget what the first one felt like and make an impulse decision, likely influenced by the salesperson. Leaving the store we feel excited that we are finally going to get a good night’s sleep with our new mattress and wait patiently for the 2-3 weeks before our mattress is delivered. By this time we have completely forgotten what the mattress felt like.

After the first few nights on our new mattress, we sadly realise that we are not sleeping any better than before and regret making the impulse decision to fork out £1000 on something we weren’t sure about in the first place. Worst of all, we are now stuck with this mattress unless we shell out another £1000 for yet another new one, starting the whole cycle again.

Sleep is an essential part of our lives and the single most important behavioural experience that assists us with both physical and mental health. A good sleep helps us to wake up feeling refreshed the following morning and ready to take on the challenges of the day.

There’s lots of online mattress retailers to choose from. Most specialise in latex and/or memory foam and only make one type of mattress in a range of sizes, so you don’t have to choose between a plethora of products: pillow top, zip and link, spring count, comfort levels (soft, medium and firm).

The Tweak mattress goes one step further. It is only one type of mattress, but the comfort levels for both you and your partner are bespoke, because we know that everybody has different preferences when it comes to comfort. The mattress is made up of 1,800 pocket springs for bounce and support, with a dual comfort foam layer allowing you and your partner to choose your own comfort for your side of the bed (soft, medium or firm foam). What’s more, the Tweak has an added cool blue foam layer that helps to regulate body temperature and give you a cool, refreshing night’s sleep, and the mattress is topped with a quilted, hypo-allergenic cotton cover for added luxury. Your Tweak also comes with a 10 year guarantee, so you can rest assured that you’ll be sleeping better for years to come.

The Tweak mattress is only available to buy online and comes with free 2-man delivery to your bedroom and a 100 night completely risk free trial period, so you can avoid the embarrassing in-store mattress testing and try it out in the comfort of your own home. 5 minutes on a mattress in a store is not enough to know it’s the right one for you, but 100 nights sleeping on it will confirm whether or not you’ve made the right choice. If you wish to make any changes to the comfort level of your mattress during this time, we will swap the foam insert free of charge. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your mattress, we will collect it free of charge and refund you in full. See the mattress here.

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