If there is one item in my bedroom that needs getting rid of and be replaced with a new one, it would be our mattress. Our mattress is over 18 years old and has a good lining of pee, poop, puke and just about any other bodily fluid that one can think of. This said, our mattress gives us fond memories of the good times that we had co-sleeping with our 3 girls when they were babies. However, when I think of the amount of germs and bacteria co-sleeping with us now (minus the babies), I freak out!
I keep procrastinating getting a new mattress. The thought of moving the gigantic king-size mattress out of our squeezy room to have it replaced with a new one turns me off. Plus I hate going from shop to shop to try out mattresses. I recently found a company that lets you order your mattress online and lets you try the mattress for 100 days, risk-free!
I guess the time is up for our mattress to go next year. Getting a new mattress for my bed will be one of the items to tick off in my New Year Resolution next year.
Before you get a mattress, it would be good if you do a little research to find out how to get a mattress that suits you that’s value for your money. Here are some of the tips:
1 Research online before going shopping.
2 Consider a non-toxic mattress. Studies have shown that some people with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, experience flares when they are exposed to household chemicals. Mattresses can give off a strong chemical odor and may contain several toxic ingredients including:
- plastics, foam, and synthetic latex, which are usually made with potentially harmful petroleum-based chemicals
- flame-retardant chemicals
- Since those materials may exacerbate pain, many people with chronic illnesses prefer to sleep on a nontoxic mattress.
3 Take the mattress for a test drive. When shopping for a mattress, try to lie on the mattress in the store for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Don’t feel self-conscious or let the salesperson hurry you along. It’s a big purchase, and if you don’t try it for at least 5-10 minutes you’re not going to get a real feel for it. Couples should test out the mattress together.
4 Be aware that firm mattresses aren’t always better for your back. Think twice before buying a hard or firm mattress, as some research has shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than a firm mattress.
5 Ask about comfort guarantees or trial periods before you buy. Always check whether the seller offers trial periods and guarantee before you buy, and be sure you understand the details, such as whether you’re required to pay shipping, if it includes a money-back guarantee or exchange, if you must return the mattress within a certain time frame, etc.
Sonno offers a 100-night trial period and a 10-year guarantee on all their mattresses. Plus, they ship FREE within 3-5 days, compressed in a beautiful box. If you don’t fall in love with your Sonno, the company will give you a full refund and pick up the mattress for free!
6 Check the warranty. A good mattress will have a minimum of a 10 year full replacement or non-prorated warranty.
7 Shop at a store that specializes in mattresses. The salespeople at a mattress specialty store usually have more training on the whole subject of mattress and sleep.
Why I am considering Sonno?
Sonno has been recognised by Superbrands Malaysia with Superbrands status after a strict selection process by Malaysia Superbrands Council. The brand produces high-quality natural latex mattress at an affordable price; which includes free shipping, delivery-in-a-box, 100-nights trial, and free return.
Sonno mattresses are CertiPUR US Certified, which means that they are:
✓ Made without ozone depleters
✓ Made without flame retardants
✓ Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
✓ Made without formaldehyde
✓ Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
✓ Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality
Another feature I like is that Sonno mattresses are made without unhealthy pocketed springs. Metal parts act as a radiation antenna and this will amplify electromagnetic waves, which can be responsible for sleeping disorders and have even been linked to certain diseases. You don’t want to be spending a third of your life lying in an electromagnetic field.
I am now very tempted to order a Sonno mattress online and try it for 100 nights risk-free! Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s true. Take a look at the website to find out more about the Sonno mattress.
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