Mattress Shopping: Sealy Posturepedic
We took close to two weeks of mattress shopping before deciding on the brand which we will be getting. Another week of shopping to decide on the model and type of mattress and another week to decide on the store to purchase it. I’m so glad we bought our mattress, one item off our To-Do list!
Bed (or rather, mattress) buying is one of the biggest and most important purchase for a new home. Unlike a dining table or a TV set, you spent close to 6 to 8 hours a day on it and it either energizes you the next morning or gives you a backache. Here’s a quick breakdown of our decision making process of mattress hunting. HAH
We wanted a mid range mattress which gives us a luxurious sleep without an outrageous price tag. With a 3K budget for a queen size bed (our room is puny!), we went around trying brands like Spring Air (good mattress but decided that with that price we could have bought a more reputable brand), Simmons (a little too firm for us) and lastly Sealy! Alright, maybe we are a brand whore but isn’t “branding” the most convenient deciding factor? HEH.
I slept in a soft (closed to zero support) mattress all my life and it gives me backache every morning without fail. He slept in a medium-firm mattress all his life. DAMN. Talk about opposite attracts. In the end, we decided on a soft-firm mattress. Sounds like an oxymoron? The mattress is soft on the top layer which gives the luxurious feel but firm on the inner layer which provides ample support to the neck and spine.
Would our money goes to Courts, Robinson or an independent distributor? It was an easy choice for us because we bought the 60th Anniversary model – Diamond Jubilee – which is available at all channels. Unlike other models which are often exclusive for different channels (or rather, Sealy gives a different name of similar product for all channels, e.g Rose, Tulip, Lily for similar product say at Robinson, Courts and Distributor), Diamond Jubilee allows direct comparison of the deals offered. Eventually we picked Robinson because of the great service (we are a little bias because it is our favourite departmental store), Post Christmas offer and a free throw in of 4 pillows and 2 mattress pads on top of the wool quilt!
At the end of the day, I learnt that to select “The Mattress” simply hop on to the mattress, lie there for at least 10 minutes in your favourite sleep position and give it a rating of 1 to 10. Try not to test more than 3 mattresses in a day, otherwise you will end up very confused.
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