Memory Foam Mattresses – The Importance of an In-Home Trial

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In today’s economy, many people are afraid of making significant purchases they may not be happy with later, and rightly so. No one wants to spend a bunch of money and then not be happy with a new item once it’s at home. When it arrives to buying a memory foam mattress, this doesn’t have to be an issue — as long as you make sure you will get to attempt your mattress in your own home for a significant period. You also need to have a true money-back guarantee (not a “comfort guarantee” or store credit) as your safety net should you find your new mattress doesn’t work for you once you receive it home and sleep on it to get a although. Here’s why…

The Truth Behind the Store Trial

The reality of the store trial is that it just isn’t reality. Trying a memory foam mattress inside a store is not even close to actually sleeping on one for an extended period in your own home. The truth is that bricks and mortar retailers (especially those selling the “leading brand” which is a extremely profitable mattress) are marketing geniuses. They want their mattress to feel soft, warm, and inviting when you lie down on it. So guess what they do? They keep the store nice and warm. This means that the memory foam (which is temperature sensitive) feels absolutely fabulous in the store. The trouble with this is that most people keep their bedroom temperature below 70 degrees. At below 70 degrees, “leading brand” stays pretty hard. What does this mean for you, then? It means that the extremely comfortable “leading brand” memory foam mattress that you loved within the warm store feels like a brick in your home.

And guess what else? The mattresses that you try out inside the store have had lots of people lying on them. Translation? They are already soft and well-broken in, unlike the mattress you will bring home. In a store setting, you aren’t actually trying a mattress like the one you will bring home. You are trying one kept in an environment that is warmer than most people’s bedrooms that is broken in beyond what normal home usage would be. Bottom line: The only way to see if a memory foam mattress is correct to suit your needs is to attempt your latest Amerisleep order in your own home for a minimum of 90 days.

The True Money-Back Guarantee

An in-home trial of 90 days is great, but it will only work to suit your needs if you will get a true money-back guarantee with that home trial. When I say a money-back guarantee, I mean that you will really get your money again if the mattress isn’t correct to suit your needs. Some retailers will provide you a “comfort guarantee.” This is just a roundabout way of saying you are getting a store credit. Since most retailers probably only have one or two memory foam mattresses that you may be interested in, a comfort guarantee or store credit can end up really leaving you higher and dry. You could be out thousands of dollars and still not have a mattress that works to suit your needs. I have seen this above and over again, but all it takes is a long in-home trial (at least 90 days) and a true money-back guarantee to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line, absolute best way to ensure that you find the memory foam mattress that is correct to suit your needs is to pick one that offers a true money-back guarantee and an in-home trial of at the very least 90 days. Stay away from “comfort guarantees” and store credits and make sure you read all the details and the fine print of any guarantee. If you remember nothing else when shopping for your mattress, remember “true money-back guarantee” and “in-home trial of at the very least 90 days.” If you remember these two things, you will have a positive memory foam mattress shopping experience.