Invest in Your Rest
When it comes to making a big purchase, like a car or home, the financially conservative are slow to pull the trigger. They'll analyze their income, evaluate interest rates, carefully plan how long it will take to pay the item off.
But oftentimes in the end, after all that self and financial evaluation, they will actually consider breaking out the checkbook if the item is truly worth the investment, regardless of price. A similar mindset should come into play when it comes to mattress buying.
Mattresses Are an Investment in Your Health
Many people overlook it, but a mattress is a substantial life investment. Much like someone who commutes a long distance for work might be willing to invest more in their car, consider the amount of time you will spend in your bed over the next 8 years. You spend over one-third of your life in bed; and aside from the place you live, there's not much else out there that compares when it comes to time spent with, or rather in, it.
With that much time committed to your mattress, it needs to be good quality, which often comes at a price. Mattress Firm mattresses aren't temporary consumable products where you can get away with buying the cheapest option and hoping it'll last. This calculation must consider that your sleep could suffer if you don't buy the mattress that is right for your needs.
Benefits of a Strong Investment
Of course, you don't want to over commit to a mattress you can't afford, but it is important to realize the invaluable benefits you'll reap from sleeping on a quality mattress. Unlike the “three-month salary rule" for purchasing an engagement ring, there isn't a common rule for figuring out what mattress is in your price range, so here's our advice:
- Before you go to the store, evaluate your personal finances and have a budget in mind, but don't marry yourself to that number. We believe that everyone should be flexible on price, because ultimately sleep quality is more important.
- Once inside a Mattress Firm location, share your price range and mattress needs with the Mattress Firm employee . They will be able to guide you through the store and show you the mattresses that best meet your criteria.
- From there, carefully test the different mattresses, ignoring the number on the tag. Trust that your sleep consultant has your best (sleep and financial) interests at heart when showing you your options. Now it's time for you to figure out which mattress is best for you and your sleep quality, not necessarily your bank account.
- Once you've identified the mattress that fits your needs, buy it! Don't overthink here. You did your planning and testing. You sought professional sleep consultant help. You found "the one" and it's time to pull the trigger.
The main point we want to drive home here is that your sleep is worth the investment. A good night's sleep improves your health, your day and your lifestyle. And that's priceless.