Mattress Shopping Guide - What To Consider
If you’re like many people the only thing you consider when mattress shopping is price. But, the older we get and after a few aches and pains.. comfort and achieving optimal sleep become first priority. Price is one consideration, but with 1/3 of our life spent in bed, proper sleep & rest is often undervalued. Here are a few things to consider...
If you’re not comfortable, you can’t sleep. If you can’t sleep you get sick and die. No, really this isn’t dramatic.
There’s a mountain of research linking sleep deprivation with serious and fatal diseases. Read our 7 reasons to get more sleep. It’s not just about avoiding disease or an early death. Good stuff happens when you get more sleep!
But How Do You Ensure a Mattress is Comfortable?
Firmness levels are important. Generally speaking larger, heavier people need a firmer sleep surface than a smaller lighter person.
However, back-sleepers in general need a firmer mattress than side-sleepers. Here’s where many mattresses fail in terms of satisfying two people in the same bed.
What happens if you weigh 280lbs and your partner weighs 100lbs? Who has to sacrifice? When mattress shopping at Fawcett – no one! Some of our mattresses are customizable. Specifically, our Model 1 and Model 2 are able to be tailored to your comfort needs side-to-side. You can have firm one side, and soft or medium, on the other side for no additional fee.
In addition to customization from side to side, we also create each of our mattresses made-to-order. So you are able to customize materials, firmness and shape – we are only limited by our imagination.
2) Mattress Components
This may not seem important at first glance.
But think for a moment. We spend approximately 1/3 of our lives in bed. We sleep with that mattress about 2 inches away from our mouth, and our skin is virtually pressed against the material. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it’s able to absorb things that we are exposed to.
So when we look at how much time we spend in bed it makes perfect sense that we need a mattress that doesn’t off gas toxic chemicals that may be inhaled and absorbed.
Natural materials cost more. But your health and well being is worth it! Need justification? If you amortize a better quality, higher priced mattress over 10 years, the difference is negligible.
That said, Fawcett also provides exceptional value for our products. Why? We manufacture our products and offer them direct to the consumer. So our clients are purchasing factory-direct.
3) A Warranty That Actually Works
What happens if your mattress fails? What happens if your mattress is too firm? Too soft?
All our competitors offer warranties, but when you read the fine print, most of them are next to impossible to actually make a claim.
At Fawcett, we created a transparent warranty, that is simple and easy to understand. Check it out here. We offer a pro-rated warranty over 10 years.
If your mattress fails (which is defined in the details) during the first 2 years, we'll replace it free of charge. We'll even pickup and deliver to you within 35km of Victoria BC for no additional fee.
After 2 years, we apply a pro rated warranty with 12% deducted from the price of a new mattress each year. For example: If, in the unlikely event your mattress fails after the first two years, the cost to the customer is 12% per year calculated at 1% per month. (Year 6 : 4 x 12% = 48% of retail price for a new mattress paid by client)
Getting a new mattress is great. But it isn’t a cure-all for everything. There are many reasons why people can’t sleep. Here are a few key issues to avoid if possible.