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How to Road Test a Mattress

How to Road Test a Mattress

Picture this: You wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and actually feel refreshed. Really, really refreshed. That backache you feel in the morning and the tossing and turning are gone. Ahhhhh…

The right mattress can make all the difference when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, and considering we spend about a third of our lives laying in one, its certainly worth finding the best one for your body.

We see a lot of people in store who test our mattress range by having a little bounce up and down on the edge. Then maybe they’ll lie on the bed for a minute or so – often less. This is definitely less than ideal.

Here are my tips for picking the best mattress –

Wear comfortable clothes

Most people are a little shy about wearing their PJ’s out bed shopping, but you really do want to be wearing clothing that is similar to what you wear in bed when you’re out testing mattresses.

The Slumbercare Body Relief Comfort mattress has a 3 zone pocket spring system with higher gauge wire used through the centre third of the mattress.

Let your pockets be free

Take everything out of your pockets. You wouldn’t have your phone, wallet and keys in your pocket while you’re in bed so make sure you remove them while you’re test driving that gorgeous new mattress.

Did someone say luxury? The Evolution Luxury Plush mattress has double the amount of springs in a standard bed to reduce partner disturbance.


You really want to spread out and relax. Take your time. Try the mattress in various sleeping positions. And, if you share your bed then make sure you both test the mattress together at the same time to check that its supportive enough and you don’t roll toward the centre.

The Sleep Integrity Advance mattress has both latex and air gel layers and is great for people with allergies and asthma.

Most mattresses only last 5 to 10 years before they need replacing. If you can’t remember when the last time you bought a mattress was then now is probably a good time to buy a new one.

How can you tell its time for a new mattress? If you’re beginning to notice you’re waking up feeling less than human, its time. If you’re beginning to wake up feeling like you’re a good 10 years older, its time. If you struggle to get off to sleep or find it hard to find a comfortable position, its time.

If it’s time for you to test-drive a new mattress, come and see us at Furniture Bazaar. We have a mattress to suit every body in our range. Come in and try them out.

I hope my tips have you sleeping better in no time!


PS – come and chat with me on Facebook. I’d love to hear about your bed testing adventures!

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