Mattress shopping gets a bad rap. It’s not known for being quick, fun, or easy. Well, at A Goodnight Sleepstore, we want you to be beyond pleasantly surprised with your new bed and with your experience in our store. We want you to be shockingly excited about your mattress choice and the process by which you make your decision. We’ve already shared the keys to successfully buying a mattress in a single day, and conquered the hardest parts of mattress shopping. Now we want to share a few insights about the nuts-and-bolts, on-paper details that have the power to make or break your mattress-buying experience.

Ensuring an Awesome Experience

There’s this saying: “Anger and resentment are the results of unmet expectations,” and we buy into that idea. That’s why we’re fans of transparency in our stores. The following questions will help you know what to expect from your mattress and the process of getting it to your home. With correctly calibrated expectations, you’ll be assured a purely positive experience.

Ask your doctor’s advice.

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons people give for buying a new mattress. It makes sense since your bed’s job is to support your body and its alignment for the third of your life that you spend lying down. Once a mattress has worn out and is no longer doing its job, you can develop pressure points, sagging areas, and a general shortage of needed support. Before you commit to a mattress for the next decade or so, it’s worth running the idea past your doctor. A medical professional can let you know which pain is likely linked to your mattress, and what sort of features will help make it better.

Ask about the warranty.

Most mattresses come with a warranty. Before you sign on the dotted line, request the warranty in writing and read over it. Ask the sleep expert helping you about what specifically will void the warranty. Some brands require a mattress cover at all times, while others specify a particular box spring or foundation. Knowing the terms of your warranty out of the gate will prepare you to handle and care for your new bed properly throughout its life.

Ask about delivery details.

The delivery option is a beautiful way to improve the mattress replacement experience. Not only does a crew of seasoned movers lug your new bed up your stairs and around the corners, but they’ll also whisk away your old mattress if you want them to. Just be sure to ask about delivery and removal details before you make your purchase. Arrange for delivery at a convenient time and make sure you know all the specifics to make sure there are no surprises.

And if you’re worried about whether your foundation will fit through the doors and around the corners, be sure to let your sleep expert know about your concerns!

Ask about financing.

Being careful about the lines of credit you take out is a smart policy. However, at 0% interest for far longer than it would take you to pay off your bed, mattress financing can be some of the cheapest credit available. Find out what the credit options are before you write them off, and remember that you can always pay a portion up front in cash. At A Goodnight Sleepstore, we even have no-credit-check financing available.

Ask about the return policy.

We hope you’ll never have to use it, but the return policy is key to your ultimate happiness with your new mattress. No matter how certain you are in the store, you need a fallback plan in case your body or your spouse decides the bed you’ve chosen isn’t the right one for you after all. A Goodnight Sleepstore’s return policy is called our Goodnight Sleep Guarantee, and it gives you 30 risk-free nights to sleep on your mattress. If you decide you need to exchange it, there are no restocking fees, just an up-front local delivery fee. Just like with the warranty, be sure to ask if there’s anything that would prevent you from returning your mattress.

Ready, set, shop!

Now that you know the most important, revealing questions about the mattress buying process, you’re more prepared than most people who walk into a mattress store. So, what are you waiting for? Go to A Goodnight Sleepstore and try out some beds, or visit your local store and come back to us for the lowest price – guaranteed!

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