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Bed Basics

Avoid Buyers Remorse

Buyer's remorse – we all know the feeling. At one point or another, we've all splurged on a brand new, shiny "something" we just had to have. The next day, we wake up with a pit in our stomachs and regret on our minds.

This feeling can result from impulsive purchases of all shapes and sizes. But, a new mattress is an investment in every sense of the word – we want to avoid "mattress buyer's remorse" from ever becoming an issue for our customers. Mattress Firm's return policy is great, but we'd rather you not have to use it because you're satisfied with your purchase.

Do You Need a New Mattress?

First and foremost, reassure yourself that you needed to buy a new mattress. Before the purchase, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Did I have my old mattress for more than 8 years?
  • Was I waking up with aches and pains?
  • Was snoozing outpaced by sneezing?
  • Was the couch more comfortable than my own bed?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should feel at peace with your decision. We spend a third of our day in bed, so if you're sleeping on anything less than the perfect mattress, you're putting yourself at risk for a number of different health issues – and that's not if it all catches up to you, but when.

Let's say you answered "no" to all of the above. If that's the case, you're probably feeling even worse about your splurge, right? Don't worry, the warning signs aren't always so obvious. Remember, you are the only "you" in the world. You have your own body type and your own sleep needs, and those things often change over time. The mattress you slept on at 25 may not be comfortable at 30 – that's ok, and totally normal.

You're the only one who truly knows what is and isn't comfortable. And while we ultimately can't make that determination for you, we can definitely help you figure it out!

How Was the Shopping Experience?


Maybe you've already come to terms with the fact you needed a new mattress, and the root of your remorse stems from how quickly it all went down. After all, you want to be sure the mattress you purchased, in fact, the right one for you.

When you were in the store, did you:

  • Lay (in your sleep position) on the mattress for at least 15 minutes?
  • Change sleeping positions?
  • Roll over?

We know it's not easy, but you have every reason to be confident in the fact that you made a well-informed decision. And chances are, you're struggling to come to terms with the purchase, not the brand new mattress.

There's no reason to think you should be feeling guilty — in a 2016 research project, Leggett & Platt learned 91% of people who bought a mattress in a store said the process was easy and 97% were satisfied with the purchase process.

There are few things more important to your health than a good night's sleep, so take a deep breath and feel good about your decision to invest in your rest. You made the right decision, trust us! And if you didn't, remember Mattress Firm's Happiness Guarantee and speak to a Mattress Firm employee today to make sure you're sleeping happy.

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