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Ready for better sleep? Here’s what to know before buying a mattress

Ready for better sleep? Here’s what to know before buying a mattress

You’re probably familiar with the feeling of waking up groggy and tired. Whether it’s because you stayed up late scrolling through social media or binge-watching Netflix, the truth is that sleep is important for our overall health and well-being. One of the most critical factors that contribute to a good night’s sleep is having the right mattress. With so many options available on the market, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. In this article, we will provide you with a beginner’s guide on what to know before buying a mattress, and we will also discuss the importance of a 100-night risk-free trial and the benefits of pillows.

The definitive guide of what to know before buying a mattress

Do I really need a new mattress?

Is your body feeling the pain of a bad night’s sleep? That may be your sign to upgrade your mattress game! We know it’s a big investment, so let’s talk about when you should start shopping around.

After about 7 years, your mattress is probably ready for retirement. Of course, this can vary depending on the quality of materials and how well you’ve taken care of it (did you remember to flip it every 6 months?), but it’s a good rule of thumb to keep in mind. And let’s be honest, a mattress that’s been around for longer than a decade is practically a dinosaur.

But what if you can’t remember how old your mattress is? Well, if you’re waking up with a sore back or neck, it’s probably time to start shopping around. Don’t suffer through another sleepless night when you could be snoozing soundly on a brand-new mattress.

Go in with a budget

Ah, the age-old question: how much should you spend on a mattress? It’s important to think about your budget before jumping into the world of mattress shopping. 

Think about it this way: you spend about a third of your life sleeping, so why not invest in something that’ll make those hours count? A good mattress can make all the difference in your overall health and well-being, so it’s definitely worth splurging a bit for the best quality.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank to get a good night’s sleep. Meelu has got your back (and your sleep!) with different options to fit your price range. And remember, when it comes to mattresses, you often get what you pay for, so it’s worth spending a little extra to ensure you’re getting a mattress that’ll last you for years to come.

a mom and young girl making the bed together

Choose your mattress type

When it comes to researching what to know before buying a mattress, it’s all about finding the perfect fit for you. And with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Let’s break down the three most common types of mattresses: innerspring, memory foam and hybrid.

Innerspring mattresses are the OG of the mattress world, with a coil support system that provides a traditional feel. 

Memory foam mattresses, on the other hand, contour to your body for support and pressure relief. It’s like sleeping on a cloud, but without the weird “falling” feeling.

And then there are hybrid mattresses—the best of both worlds! These combine the support of coils with the comfort of memory foam. It’s like having a personal sleep assistant who knows exactly what you need.

Lucky for us, Meelu has great mattress options. 

The Meelu Life is perfect for anyone looking for value without sacrificing comfort and support. 

The Meelu Original is designed to give you the best of both worlds, with four premium foam layers for the ultimate sleeping experience. 

And the Meelu Hybrid? Well, it’s basically the holy grail of mattresses, with patented pocket springs and premium foam layers providing targeted back support and pressure relief.

Ask about trial periods 

Buying a mattress is a big decision, and it’s important to be sure that you are making the right choice. A trial period allows you to ‘test-drive’ the mattress for a few days. During this period, you will be able to decide if the specific bed gives you the support and comfort that you, as an individual, need.

Meelu offers a 100-night risk-free trial, which means that you can try out the mattress for 100 nights and return it if you are not satisfied. This takes away the risk of buying a mattress you don’t love and allows you to make an informed decision.

Don’t forget the pillow

Pillows are often overlooked when it comes to buying a mattress, but they are just as important. Pillows provide ‌support for your neck and head, and they can contribute to a good night’s sleep. Meelu pillows are designed to complement their mattresses, providing you with the ultimate sleeping experience.

A baby sitting on a Meelu mattress playing with the Meelu pillow

Mattress shopping made easy with Meelu

So there you have it, your ultimate guide to mattress buying. The above tips on what to know before buying a mattress should put your mind at ease and make the purchase more exciting than scary. 

Just remember, take your time, consider your needs and budget, take advantage of the 100-night risk-free trial and don’t forget the importance of a good pillow. With Meelu, you’ll be snoozing in no time!

Wondering about shipping? 

Waiting for your new mattress can be an exciting yet anxious time, but with Meelu’s quick delivery and easy setup, you’ll be dreaming up your next imaginative adventure in no time.

Once we confirm stock, your order will arrive in just 3–7 working days, delivered straight to your doorstep anywhere in South Africa. And here’s the best part: your mattress comes in a compact box that makes delivery easy and setup even easier.

Yes, you read that right! Your new mattress comes shipped in a box and you can watch our setup video to see just how easy it is to unbox and set up your new sleeping companion. No more struggling with awkwardly-shaped mattresses or complicated delivery processes.