Although we all find ourselves sleeping on a couch, futon, sleeping bag, in a car, or somewhere we usually don’trest, most everyone owns — or at least has access to — a bed. How well we sleep has both short-term and lasting effects on our bodies. Sleeping too long, not long enough, not soundly enough, or not at all can make those who don’t sleep sufficiently prone to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and a wealth of other potentially-serious health problems.
We’re all familiar with sleep, but maybe not so familiar with the right way to buy a mattress. Most adults have likely purchased at least one bed in their lifetimes, visiting a furniture store or bedding emporium, hastily picking the first bed that feels good to their touch. Anyone who has visited multiple stores in picking out a mattress or other furniture knows just how difficult the process can be.
Fortunately for everyone that sleeps — and that has to mean you, too — quality bedding can be purchased through the Internet, showing up to your doorstep in the form of a mattress in a box. Let’s examine the positives and negatives of traditional mattress shopping to that of receiving a Mattress in a box from UPS, FedEx, or USPS.
+ Internet has free trials
Many online mattress vendors provide prospective buyers with a mattress in a box to test for a trial. However, you must provide credit card information, making you 100% liable for not returning it on time.
– Returning them isn’t feasible, albeit possible
Besides, shipping an entire mattress is not feasible, and is certainly exorbitantly expensive. When you receive the mattress in a box, it’s vacuum-sealed to keep it compact. Few homeowners have industrial vacuum-sealing equipment, unfortunately, making the returns they offer difficult to pull off.
– Mattresses may be harmful
When you receive a mattress in a box from an online vendor, it’s vacuum-sealed. If it stays wrapped up for longer than six months, it may build up volatile organic compounds that aren’t asthma- nor allergy-friendly.
+ Internet takes less energy
To get a mattress in a box at your front door, simply browse online for online mattresses you’re interested in. Using the Internet makes it easy to compare specifications, too.
+ Competition = Good
Because online retailers are infinitely more competitive among each others’ ranks than brick-and-mortar furniture stores, buying a mattress in a box from an online-based company is likely to be cheaper than those from traditional stores. Online stores, collectively, have far more variety than space-limited mattress warehouses.