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Read this before you waste money on a mattress

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Presented by Purple

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You’ve probably heard it said that your mattress should be replaced every eight to 10 years. But that’s not always the case. Many factors contribute to the wear and tear of your mattress, which means you may find yourself in need of an upgrade sooner than you’d expected.

The signs are easy to spot if you know what to look for. Waking up in pain, rolling toward the middle and fitful sleep are a few key signs you’re due for an upgrade.

Whether you find yourself shopping for a new mattress tomorrow or 10 years from now, you’ll want to remember this advice. Keep reading for tips to find the right mattress, without getting taken in by clever marketing or pushy salespeople.

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1. You don’t have to visit a showroom

The old ways of buying a mattress don’t work anymore. Taking time out of your busy schedule to head down to the showroom is a huge hassle.

You can buy a mattress online, and Purple makes it simple to find the perfect option for you. Visit and browse the different models to find the one that suits your needs. Select the size you want and your new mattress will be delivered straight to your doorstep. It’s really as easy as that.

Your mattress will arrive in a package that’s easy to move into the room you need it. You won’t have to deal with delivery people coming in and potentially damaging your personal property. And when you open the package, your new mattress will expand in a few minutes.

2. Don’t worry, you can still test the product

Not being able to test something for yourself makes many people hesitant about buying products online, especially when we’re not talking about spending just a few bucks. When you make a large investment, you want some sort of assurance you’ll absolutely love it. But when you buy online, that’s not always the case.

Although many retailers have return policies, you might find that these policies are tough to navigate or have narrow return windows. That leaves you in a bind and forces you to make a rushed decision about whether the product is worth keeping or not.

But it doesn’t always have to be that way. With Purple, you can order your mattress online and test it out in your own home. Every order comes with a 100-night trial to give you enough time to see how you like it.

The 100-night guarantee starts when your mattress is delivered, and if you don’t like it, it’ll be picked up and you’ll get a full refund. Getting used to a new mattress takes some time, especially if your body has adjusted to a lumpy old bed. Purple recommends sleeping on your new mattress for 21 nights before starting a return or exchange.

3. Sleep experts are doctors, not mattress salesmen

To build your trust, some companies go through extremes to make you forget that you’re dealing with a salesman. Think back to the last time you purchased a mattress, for example. Did you speak with a salesman, or with a “Sleep Expert?”

When you enter a lot of an auto dealer or the showroom of a furniture store, pay close attention to the title of the person who assists you. Their title can tell you a lot. At the end of the day, you are talking to salespeople who make a commission off of selling you a mattress.

4. Extra layers just add extra dollars

Most mattress companies have been using and repackaging the same four materials for decades. These materials include latex, memory foam, egg-crate foam and springs. To make these materials sound new and exciting, they simply rearrange the layers and give their mattresses fancy new names.

What these companies are hoping you don’t realize is that the extra layers in most cases aren’t new combinations or innovations in any way. Additionally, every extra layer actually means extra glue is required. Extra glue, of course, reduces airflow and makes it more difficult for your mattress to breathe and stay cool while you sleep.

Now, many of the delivery mattress options out there go to the other extreme: Their mattresses are just foam.

What makes Purple mattresses different? The secret is the Purple Grid. It’s a patented technology that adapts to your body’s natural shape and sleep style. You get soft comfort and the firm support your back needs — all at once.

Purple’s co-founders are a rocket scientist, literally, and a comfort expert. The brothers created cushioning foam used in wheelchair cushions, critical-care medical beds, Nike footwear, ankle and knee braces, golf bag straps and a host of surgical gear.

They adapted the same principles to create an amazingly soft, strong material that could stretch 15 times its resting size and could “relax” under pressure points, redistributing the pressure to other areas. The same feature turned out to give amazing back support in mattresses.

5. Discounts do not save you money

Most mattresses are marked up six to 12 times before they’re sold to consumers. Relying on unnecessary middlemen is one reason for this. Whether those middlemen are manufacturers from another country, contracted companies used for shipping, or even just unnecessary employees on staff, costs to cover these expenses are typically passed on to you, the customer.

With Purple, your dollars aren’t going toward expensive showrooms or salespeople. You’re paying for a high quality mattress and great customer service.

These reasons are exactly why Purple was rated No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power, achieving the highest scores in support, durability, comfort, water and value for the price. Don’t just take our word for it. Happy customers have left tens of thousands of ratings on Purple’s website. Read them for yourself.

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