Do's and Don'ts of online mattress shopping

Do's and Don'ts of online mattress shopping

Thinking about shopping for a new mattress? It is a chunky investment first of all. And then, it matters a lot to find the perfect mattress according to your needs. A mattress also plays a very important role in your life, not only during the nights’ sleeping hours but even while you are awake during the day. After all, a supportive, comfortable mattress promotes an excellent night’s sleep, which in turn helps you function better during the day and avoid many health problems and long term sleep disorders. So if you are on the lookout for a new mattress, it helps to be ready with knowledge before wandering off to your choice of mattress website online and hitting the ‘buy now’ button.  

While choosing the perfect mattress of your needs, here are some tips which will help you- 

Know the size you need

Now, this is a great opportunity for a bedroom makeover- buying a new mattress. It does not matter what size of mattress you were using before. Change as your needs keep evolving. Maybe your kids were sleeping with you, now they are old enough to move out of your bedroom, and you can downsize your bed now. Or you were using a single or twin size bed for yourself, now you have a partner and want to share the bed. It is time to get a queen-sized mattress. Just had kids? Upgrade to a king-sized mattress. Like a bed from somewhere? Opt for a custom-sized mattress. Measure the bedframe perfectly with a measuring tape and while ordering online, check if it is readily available. Otherwise, just opt for custom sizes. Livpure offers you to customize your mattress size easily and it is made just for you and your bed needs. 

Learn about different mattress materials

Before you buy a bed, research various mattress construction materials and see what you like. Here are some of the most common mattresses available in the market: 

  • Innerspring mattresses use coils, which often provide a bouncing feel and strong support. It is not much durable and is often cheap. 
  • Latex mattresses made from natural or synthetic rubber sap offer more bounce and responsiveness than innerspring mattresses, and they tend to be cooler and more durable. 
  • Memory foam mattresses are designed to conform to the body, which leads to pressure relief. Memory foam may sleep warm, but the latest technology has corrected this with cool gel beads. Memory foam is also good for sleeping with a bed partner. 
  • Hybrid mattresses combine memory foam and latex layers often with the goal of providing a mix of softness and body support.
  • Air mattresses use an air pump to inflate the mattress to the desired firmness. Typically, each side of the bed uses a separate chamber of air to accommodate two sleepers with differing preferences. This is not so durable and can leak. 

Mattresses are also rated based on their firmness 

Know your firmness needs

Most mattress websites use a firmness meter- which goes from soft to hard. With 1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest. But all manufacturers do not have a standardized scale. One manufacturer’s firm can be another one’s extra firm. Use the description for a more detailed understanding of their firmness. 

Your need for firmness can be according to your weight as well. If you are on the lighter side, a soft mattress is ideal. But if you are on the heavier side, you might need a firm or medium-firm mattress. Judging your needs according to your weight will not only make the mattress last longer, but it will also make you sleep better. 

Also, never assume that a bad back means you need an extra firm, or that a softer mattress can be more comfortable. Most people sleep best on a mattress that is somewhere in the middle, but closer to a firm mattress than a very soft one.

Do not forget about allergy issues

This is one of the important things that you need to consider before buying any bed. Allergies may not be the first thing in your head, but when you are buying something for you to sleep on, it is really important to take any sensitivity and allergies that you have into play. And, it can easily become a serious health issue, when it comes to a mattress. So, if you are buying a new mattress, think again and take the right decision. Livpure mattresses are hypoallergenic and skin-friendly. It does not let dust mites and bacterias harbor inside them when taken care of, but is lower maintenance than anything else. 

Check for policies

Checking your mattress manufacturer’s policies is important, and then choosing one which provides the best flexibility. Most mattress manufacturers provide some free trial nights, exchange offers, warranties, EMIs, etc. Consider what is best for you. 

Livpure offers 100 nights of risk-free trial for all the mattresses so that you keep only what you like. If a latex mattress doesn’t suit you, go for a memory foam mattress, or a hybrid. You should have faith in your long-term investment. Livpure also offers no-cost EMI options with various credit cards and Sezzle. 

Don’t be scared of buying mattress online

It might seem risky to buy a bed online, but it is largely becoming a popular option. There are lots of reasons- no need to deal with a salesperson, a wide variety of choices, access to luxury brands, better prices, and avoidance of sales tax, just to name a few. Still, there are undeniably some downsides as well. You can’t try the mattress before you buy, unless you have managed to try out the same model in a physical store, returns are a huge hassle, you will need to dispose of your old mattress yourself, no salesperson assistance and no chance to negotiate the price. Livpure helps you eliminate all these problems by giving you free trials, giving you competitive prices and sales, and good customer service online. 

Therefore, if you are going to buy online, you need to do your research well and choose a reputable site. Make sure the return policy is impeccable.

Don’t skimp on the budget

A good mattress does not come very, but good health, posture, and a positive mood are priceless. While you should never go way beyond what you can afford-  a new mattress would not do you much good if you can no longer afford to pay your rent, but this is one time where it pays to splurge a little on yourself. You are going to spend around one-third of your daily life on the bed, so make those hours count. Livpure offers various price points on the mattresses so that you can buy what is easy on your pockets too. 


Buying a mattress online can be scary, but if you do your research well and spend a little time assessing your own needs, it can be a successful buy. And if not, you can face a few bumps on the way, but a good company will make your experience smooth with great customer-friendly policies and return schemes. A good sleep every night is very important for you, and hence, do not fast forward the experience and skimp on your research- buy what is the best. 

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