I hope you guys find this interesting as these are my strong believes in terms of Mattress purchase.
1. Never spend anything more then $2,500
I know this will offend other brands and probably every top brand out there, but here is my take on this,
"when it is time to change, the consumer will find all sorts of reason or excuses to tell himself the Mattress is fine and do not need to change."
Being psychological impressed with a product can only mean harm to you. Mattress is the worlds most disgusting thing after usage (YEARS N YEARS of not washing).
Mattress should be a product when it is time to change, you change it. Period.
Never let money be a hindrance because you need not spend a lot on a mattress.
Brands market their mattress as an asset,
BUT THE FACT IS, A MATTRESS IS A CONSUMABLE PRODUCT.
Once it is time, you change it, irregardless how much you spent. You have to throw it away.
Money can buy you Quality Sleep
2. Do lots of homework
If you can spend all your time studying on a penny stock just to buy that few lots, spend your time on researching CREDIBLE sites to do gain more experience on how to select Mattresses.
The problem that lies with the Mattress is not the product, is the sales person.
We cannot blame them, they are human beings just like me and you, earning a living for themselves and their family. But because they are just earning a living, they are not professionals.
Professionals IE to say: Understand the concept of Mattress, Understand how to make mattresses, Understand the meaning of use of mattress.
Real Professionals will know and tell you the same thing, never buy anything above $2500.
3. Never believe that a fabric will make you sleep cooler, or a material that will FREEZE you so you sleep cooler -,-.
This is my personal opinion, that's all marketing.
A formula 1 driver in Singapore loose about 3-7kg of body weight with just 1 plus hour of drive due to loss of water. Singapore very hot :P In their racing suit, there are water running around their body to cool them off. If Mattress were to utilize that, then the fabric is cool. If not, just forget about it, stick to cotton and you'll be okay.
The 3 characteristics of LATEX, MEMORY FOAM and FOAM are very different all together.
They cannot replace one another in terms of the feel it gives, the comfort it can offers.
The million dollar question -
"Memory foam is warm , Latex is cooler"
Neither of the example is right in my perspective.
Memory foam is comfortable, state of the art feel, but small pores, hence clean and comfy yet warm. Due to poor air permeability.
Latex have "pin holes" in their manufacturing process, just so that the latex can breathe. The whole idea of it is because LATEX is RUBBER and IT IS NOT BREATHABLE BY NATURE.
LATEX IS EXPENSIVE TO MAKE BECAUSE IT IS NATURAL, HENCE IT IS MORE DURABLE. BUT DO YOU NEED A TIRE MATERIAL FOR YOU TO SLEEP?
It is very durable and bouncy which are its characteristics, and is able to keep in shape for the longest time.
AND THE 2 VARIANTS OF MATTRESSES ARE POPULAR IN COUNTRIES THAT HAVE WINTER
(Memory Foam & Full Latex Mattresses traps heat well)
Singapore do not have WINTER. SO PLEASE! THINK!
My answer is anything that has springs is firstly cheaper, and more suited for Singapore.
Foam is a simple product with many different density. In cheaper mattresses foam are crap. But lets not forget that there are many many variety of foam out there.
Foam are cheap to make, comfortable, cool because they have visible pores(SO IT HAS HIGHER AIR PERMEABILITY, PERIOD)
By the way, if your mattress is WARM is because you are healthy, because if you are lying on it, and it is cold, you better go see a doctor, LOL.
Spring mattresses have a huge void in the middle, hence there is air. If all the materials used are air permeable, then it creates positive airflow, BUT THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOUR MATTRESS IS COOL.
IT IS WARM BECAUSE YOU HAVE BODY HEAT! IT IS A GOOD THING. HEALTHY!
Please also do note that our weather. Please buy an air-con if you keep complaining about the warm weather. No point you complaint and not do anything to make yourself feel better.
You want a cool mattress,
GET A BIGGER AIR CON.
3 steps to buy mattress for ETERNAL HAPPINESS :D
If you like my facts of life please support me by coming down to tell me that you like it. This will encourage me.
I enjoy helping people to get the right mattress, you need not buy from me, but I like to educate consumers to understand about Mattress.
Because if you can spend so much time understanding about a CAR which is a depreciating asset, why not spend sometime learning about Mattress, it will only do you good.
The above facts are my opinion about mattress, because I grew up in the mattress industry. My family was doing mattresses way before I was born. These are really useful tips to let you have a bigger picture of how should you select Mattresses.
I prefer to think responsibly so that consumers will be happier customers.
If you do not like it, there is a VERY NICE RED CROSS on the top right hand corner, please click it. :D
but if you like it, please encourage me, trust me, Mattress shopping sucks, due to all the nonsense salespeople give to the consumers.
I cannot find a sensible and responsible sales person that actually knows mattress yet. All of them are just working their part for their family and themselves, so it is all just about business. Nothing wrong with that.
Your Money, Your Choice.
Like a good friend once said, " Never teach your father how to spend his own money ".
-Tilam King =]