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There’s a common misconception in the world of mattresses that in order to get a mattress that is good for your sleep and health you have to pay A LOT of money. This is a major reason why people often buy the first cheap mattress they see – as they don’t believe they can afford a better mattress for themselves. However, this is far from the case as there is a massive difference between purchasing a cheap mattress and an inexpensive one.

Not everyone can afford to spend hundreds of pounds on a mattress, especially if you’re a first time buyer or perhaps still renting. After-all, you might be fairly new to your profession, be faced with student loans and then there are all the other bills such as rent or car payments. It’s little wonder that a pricey mattress is the last of people’s worries.

But that doesn’t mean that you should buy any old cheap mattress you see - a good mattress is essential for your health!  True, it’s tempting when you see adverts on the likes of Groupon or Amazon showing a miracle mattress for the price of a takeaway and a bottle of wine. However, a cheap mattress can be seriously bad for you causing problems such as insomnia, back pain, fatigue and asthma. Do you really want to take that risk?

Getting a mattress for your bed doesn’t need to be a choice between affordability and comfort, there are plenty of good-quality, inexpensive mattresses on the market that will ensure your body gets the sleep it deserves without breaking the bank.

The main problem is that it can be hard to tell the difference between a cheap mattress and an inexpensive one, especially if you’re buying blind from the internet. A photograph of a nice looking mattress with lots of jargon can be very misleading, particularly since some mattress cowboys use certain words to trick people into buying their mattresses.

One common trick is to describe a mattress through thickness rather than density. A 4” thick memory foam mattress might sound great on paper, but it is the density that you’re really paying for. Any time you see a cheap mattress you should ask the seller about the density. If you find that they avoid answering you then you should definitely avoid their products. Poor density means that your nice, cheap mattress will be useless and uncomfortable in a matter of months.

You should also be wary of feedback on mattresses. Just because a seller has 99.9% feedback, this doesn’t guarantee that you’re looking at a good mattress. These days it is possible to buy 100 good reviews for every bad review they receive. This is something we don’t know how to do, or have any wish to do so. Instead, look very closely at all the feedback rather than just the overall number as this will give you a much better insight into negative points about the product.

Research is key in finding yourself a good quality, inexpensive mattress. One of the easiest ways to get piece of mind is to visit our showroom where our mattress experts can guide you to the best mattress for your needs within your budget. Your new mattress will not only help you have a superb night’s sleep, but you’ll also be safe in the knowledge that your mattress will last you for years to come. If you can’t make it to Big Brand Beds, Keymer Road, Hassocks, West Sussex, RH15 0AD, give us a call on 01273 857388 for some friendly advice.

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