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Sleep Firm’s Guide to Buying A Mattress Online

Learn to identify the right mattress for your better sleep quality

Shoppers have begun to turn to browsing for mattresses for their new bed online rather than visiting their local mattress showroom. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and you can do it from anywhere. What drawbacks could there possibly be? 

Ordering a mattress online can be risky if you don’t know what you’re going for. Sleep Firm sells high quality award winning firm mattresses and can help you narrow down your options when online shopping.

How to buy a mattress online?

A high quality mattress will aid in temperature regulation while you’re asleep, support your back and neck, and can generally make or break your day. Cutting corners and opting for a cheap mattress that isn’t certified or made from quality materials will leave you feeling unrested, sore, and unhappy.

Purchasing a mattress online can be risky. It’s an important purchase, so it’s not something you’ll want to take lightly. 

Should you buy a mattress online? You can certainly go to a local showroom, but few can deny the convenience of having it all at your fingertips and doing so from the comfort of your own home. You’ll be presented with many different options from online retailers from fabric cover options to materials and more. There are a lot of choices to make just for a good night’s sleep. Here are our steps for buying the ideal mattress online and achieving a better night’s sleep.


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Identify your budget

It’s not a bad idea to identify your budget upfront so you can narrow down your options and avoid breaking the bank. Getting an affordable mattress is a reality when shopping online. With so many options, it’s inevitable that you’ll find something within your price range. 

That being said, if you have any body issues or pain, you might want to rethink your budget to be a bit more realistic so that you can ensure your mattress purchase reflects any additional needs you may have. Some mattress brands are specifically designed to accommodate pains and injuries, but these may increase your price slightly. 

Select a type of mattress

As you shop online, you’ll be presented with a wide variety of different mattress “types.” What’s a spring mattress? A hybrid mattress? Mattress materials come in many different forms, including metal coils, latex, gel infused memory foam, and polyfoam.

With so many mattresses to choose from, such as foam mattresses, gel memory foam, soft mattresses, latex mattresses, spring mattresses and countless more — it’s hard to select which one is right for you.

When selecting your mattress type, keep in mind the fundamental differences that exist between each type of mattress and how they’ll feel different, perform different, and cost different. Material and type may also impact the softness or firmness of your mattress. The bounce and hugging experience may vary from mattress type to mattress type. 

Choose a mattress size

Mattress size is a relatively easy choice to make. Whether you want a double mattress, king single, or a queen size mattress, it comes down to what space you and/or anyone else sleeping in your bed may need. Consider your available space as well. If you and your partner live in a pretty tight space, a queen size mattress might suffice. 


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Choose a mattress firmness

Your mattress feels different depending on its firmness. Softness and firmness preferences are an individual case-by-case basis, and they’re on top of the factors people want to choose their mattress for. Your old mattress may once have been firm, but has lost its stability over the years and you’d prefer a new, firm mattress instead. 

Firmness and softness are customisable and highly variable by simplifying and altering the support and comfort layers in a mattress. The topmost layers affect the firmness or softness of the mattress the most, where the core or bottom supports your body. It’s your decision whether you want your new mattress to be soft, firm or somewhere in between.

Shop from a reputable online store

Start with a few reputable brands and go from there. Sometimes, it can be tempting to go for the first option you see and then run with it, but that’ll leave you high and dry when it comes to quality. Affordability is great, but not when it sacrifices quality.

Sleep Firm is known for its award-winning mattress design that has landed us leaders in mattress manufacturers for always placing spinal health at the forefront of our minds. Think of us when you are looking for an online store that preaches exactly what it delivers. Take a lot at our most recent reviews for more reasons my Australians are choosing Sleep Firm. 

Consider free shipping, warranties and more


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You know a business is good when it offers excellent customer service options, such as warranty options, free shipping, sleep trials, returns, and more. These significantly add to the value of your mattress purchase, and you can trust overall that you’re making a good choice. 

A reputable mattress store may also offer choices when it comes to mattress protectors, and may differentiate between their online mattresses by sleeping style, whether you’re a side sleeper, a back sleeper, etc. 

A good night’s sleep with Sleep Firm

As a proudly Australian-owned and operated business, our founders have been forever trying to ask the question of how to get a good night’s sleep. Is it a new mattress? A firmer mattress? For years, Sleep Firm has been creating award-winning premium mattresses. Our high quality mattress product combines cutting edge design innovation with quality materials. 

From when you purchase until delivery, Sleep Firm boasts a seamless process. Shop online today and purchase a firm mattress that will support your body for years to come. Our mattresses are made to last, hold their shape and maintain firmness.