Have you been sleeping on a mattress that is more than 10 years old? Or have you started noticing that it’s not as comfortable as it once was?
If so, this is one the many signs that it’s time to get a new mattress. If time is not a factor, you can decide on what type of mattress to purchase that will suit your needs and wait for the appropriate time to score a discount. Read more to find out about the signs of when to change out your old mattress.
The telltale signs
It’s important to assess your current mattress to determine if it’s time for an upgrade, before purchasing a new one. Use the following factors as a guide to help in the decision making process:
- Fabric quality
If your mattress is old and slowly showing signs of decay and wear and tear, you may be noticing certain things happening to you, such as:
- Fatigue from lack of sleep due to discomfort
- Back and neck pain
- Stiff and aching joints after a full 8 hours of sleep
- Allergies occurring from a build-up of dust
- The mattress has signs of lumps, and sagging and has stains or slight odours
- Constantly moving in your sleep to find a comfortable spot
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s time for a new mattress. However, just as there are seasons for certain products, there is also a prime time to buy a new mattress. If once again, time isn’t a factor, feel free to continue reading for the best times to buy a mattress.
The best time to buy a mattress
Depending on which country you live in, picking the right time and month to buy a mattress can save you both time and money. Ideally, you’d want to start looking for a new mattress during the holiday season when sales, deals and promotions are announced and rampant.
As for the exact month, May is ideal as the mattress-making industry usually releases new mattress models between June through September.
Subsequently, many online and brick-and-mortar stores tend to clean out their older stocks through promotional deals, enabling you to purchase high-quality mattresses at a discounted cost during May as well.
Not only is May a great month to purchase a new mattress, but companies also bring new stock in preparation for Christmas by November. With that said, September is another opportunity to get some good deals.
There are plenty of mattress deals with products that have not been in high demand due to more popular brands taking customer preference. Don’t let this steer you from considering the less famous brands, as they are just as durable and offer incredible high-quality mattresses.
Don’t rush the process, and remember that you could even score yourself with a better-quality mattress for a more affordable price if you’re lucky. Stay patient, and you could very well find a great deal with the best mattresses on offer.
Holiday season = mattress shopping
The holiday season is not just a time for gathering with loved ones and celebrating joy, but a time to reflect on some much-needed self-care. No better way to do that than to purchase a brand-new mattress for yourself!
Look out for discounts on Black Friday. Also observed in Australia and the US, Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping holidays in Singapore, where merchants are armed with discounts and attractive bundles for consumers equipped with shopping bags and cards on hand.
The holiday season also has other online discount codes! Don’t forget to browse your preferred mattress brand’s social media pages for codes, and pages of influencers and other customers who have endorsed or even promoted the products you intend to purchase. You might even score free shipping with your coupons or discount code(s) online.
Mattress buying tips
Now that you know the when, it’s time for the how and the what. Let’s run through our list of mattress-buying tips so you can be prepared for your shopping day.
- Do your research
Explore what’s out there and make sure you’re fully versed in the different types of mattresses from latex, memory foam, coil, spring, water, and air. See what other mattress competitors are selling and compare quality, price, warranty, and extra costs such as delivery for similar products. Look for high-quality mattresses that are designed according to your needs, whether that’s a back contour design or breathable memory foam for a refreshing night’s sleep. Keep on top of current deals and sales so you can know when is the best time to buy a new mattress.
- Know your budget limitations
Just because you’re shopping for a new mattress doesn’t mean you need to go over your budget. Whether you shop during the sales and holiday period or opt to shop for a mattress during a different time of the year, bear in mind that you don’t need an overrun budget. You can still find a good quality mattress for an affordable price. Keep an eye out for coupons or discount codes online for a bonus deal.
As a bonus tip, always look at the original price instead of the discount percentage that is presented. Psychologically, seeing a “50% off!” would seem like an incredible deal, however, looking at the original price will truly let you know if you’re saving money or being drawn in by these eye-catching numbers
- Test out the mattresses in store
Don’t just jump on the latest deal and forget about going into the actual store and testing the mattresses out for yourself. That’s the whole point of having the store! If you are able to, bring your partner or family with you too if you’re shopping for more than one. Make sure you don’t just sit on the mattress, but lay down as if you were going to bed. Get into your sleeping position and stay in that position for several minutes to feel if it’s the right fit for you.
Not every mattress is made for everyone, especially with our different sleeping styles. Skip the hassle of assessing which one is right for you and speak to the sales assistant to point you in the right direction for a mattress that is designed for your sleeping style.
- Check online reviews
This is particularly useful if you can’t test the mattress out in person, especially for online brands with no brick-and-mortar locations. Checking online reviews will help you make a more calculated decision on whether this mattress is the right fit for you. Does the online brand have 5-star reviews? Do they also include demonstration videos or actual case studies? The more information you can find, the better chance you will select a reputable mattress that thousands of satisfied customers have purchased.
Whether your mattress is on sale and has been discounted, you should always consider negotiating with the sales assistant or company. Negotiating with an online store can be quite tricky, but you can always try to bargain with the sales team if you do visit a store. You can even check for the latest sales online before going into the store and asking if they offer any in-store specials. The best time to buy a mattress is during sales and holiday deals, but you can always try to negotiate any time of year.
- Check the warranty and any extra hidden costs
Most mattress brands include a warranty of at least 5-10 years; however, mattress warranties are not always straightforward, so be sure to read them thoroughly. Check for warranty coverage from defects as well as indentations or sagging over time. Does your purchased mattress include free delivery and shipping? Most online stores include shipping with their products depending on how much you spend. Check if this is also applicable to any store you visit. Perhaps see if you can get free shipping by purchasing more than one mattress.
You now have your mattress-buying tips and tricks, as well as the best months in the year to purchase your new mattress. Remember to take your time when purchasing your mattress and be prepared for the latest deals to sell out fast. As long as you’re prepared and have done your research, you’ll be able to purchase your mattress with ease. Contact our team if you need any information on what you should look for in a mattress, and keep an eye out for our latest deals and sales at SwissAire.