Jamie Diamonstein, co-founder of the online luxury mattress company Leesa, has over 28 years’ experience in the mattress industry, and knows the key to getting a great night’s sleep.
Here, he reveals his top tips for buying a new mattress:
When should I replace my mattress?
The short answer? When you’re not sleeping well.
Forget the arbitrary figures that are thrown around about the number of years you’ve owned your mattress. If you’re getting great sleep every night, why change something that’s working for you?
But if you’re regularly finding it difficult to sleep, struggle to get comfortable in bed, or can clearly feel lumps and bumps in the mattress – it’s worth considering a change.
A mattress is a very personal choice, and its suitability for your circumstances can change over time. Weight loss, weight gain and injuries can all affect how well you sleep on a mattress that once seemed perfect for you.
Which features should I look out for when I’m buying a mattress?
If I could offer one piece of advice to someone buying a mattress, it would be to forget about gimmicks and features.
A mattress either helps you sleep better or it doesn’t.
There’s so much unnecessary confusion in the marketing of mattresses. Extravagant terminology and diagrams are often used to promote features that are difficult to substantiate.
We founded Leesa to simplify the mattress buying process for shoppers, and help them make the decision about whether a mattress is right for them based on how they actually sleep on it, rather than by the promise of the features it contains.
How can I tell if a mattress is right for me?
Sleep on it, in your own environment.
Trying a mattress in a showroom is an artificial situation. Not many people sleep fully clothed with a sales advisor hovering by them.
And, of course, ten minutes isn’t enough time to fully understand how your body and muscles respond to the mattress over time. It can take up to 30 days for someone to fully get used to a new mattress.
The only true way to tell if a mattress is right for you, is to sleep on it in your own environment. For peace of mind, Leesa offers a 100-night risk free in-home trial period.Follow