First, let’s set aside the shady tactics that have plagued the mattress industry. We can address those later in this article. The number one reason why mattresses are difficult to get right is that they are a subjective purchase. Meaning that despite any one mattress type or brand having the very best quality ingredients inside of it your simply might not find it comfortable. This doesn’t make the mattress bad nor is your body incorrect in what it feels.
On the topic of mattresses being highly subjective consider these objective examples of items you’ve no doubt purchased for yourself.
When you bought a new flat screen high definition TV it’s likely your decision points were on the size, the type of programming or movies you watch and the connectivity you would need (gaming consoles, DVD players, audio equipment, cable/Apple TV boxes).
A vehicle purchase is typically centered around color, number of doors, number of seats, fuel economy. If an appliance is bought you’ll look for energy efficiency, storage capacity, ice makers, set up of the appliance, and core features that blend with your cooking and lifestyle.
All of these variables are constant, they either match your needs and desires or they don’t. Whereas mattresses have constants, quality ingredients, the difficult part becomes what if your body simply doesn’t like these ingredients and configurations? What next?
As subjective as your impending mattress purchase is working with a store you can trust with people who have demonstrated expertise in helping you find the right fit is critical. You can evidence this by the number of quality reviews the store may have. You can view Gardner’s reviews at the link below.