How to Buy a Tall Mattress
by: Michael O'Brien
Buying a mattress set is an important step. Buying the right mattress set requires some effort and preparation. The process of buying a mattress set is the same whether you need a standard length or a tall mattress. As consumers, we have lots of choices today which can make choosing the right tall or extra long mattress confusing.
Once though of as something that only a tall person would buy, tall or extra long mattresses have advantages for anyone who wants or needs a little extra room to stretch out. In fact, many college dorm room beds are a tall twin size which is 39 inches wide by 80 inches long.
Letís look at some basic rules of the road that will help you navigate the twists and turns of mattress shopping.
Which Type of Tall Mattress is Best?
There are two basic types of tall mattresses on the market today and each design has its advantages. The traditional innerspring mattress is still the most popular choice among mattress buyers. Another popular option is the foam rubber mattresses designed with different types of foam, including visco elastic memory foam. A third type of tall mattress is a hybrid design, combining an innerspring core and layers of foam rubber.
Choosing a tall mattress is a lot like trying to choose a suit of clothes. A particular suit of clothes may look stylish and have a great brand name. Those qualities are not worth very much if the suit does not fit right or is not very comfortable. The same is true when it comes to a tall or extra long mattress set. The fabric may look great and the brand name may be well known but you should not make a purchase decision based on those facts alone. Just like a suit of clothes, that mattress should be comfortable and have the right fit.
We all have different sleep preferences and the only way to know which type of tall mattress is right for you is to try it on. By that I mean getting on the mattress to make sure it fits you. Get on the mattress and spend time finding the position you sleep in, than imagine spending 7 to 9 hours a day on that mattress.
Many mattress buyers make a mistake by assuming that the more a tall mattress costs, the better the mattress must be. This is a common misconception so remember that a higher price does not always guarantee high quality or a better nightís sleep. Since you will rarely see the mattress so avoid getting caught up in fancy fabric patterns. Concentrate on the type of material used for the mattress covering and its durability. All mattresses look the same in the dark so remember that itís not about how the mattress looks it is all about how the mattress feels.
Where Can I Buy a Tall Mattress?
Whether you buy your tall mattress from a traditional brick and mortar mattress store or from an online retailer, you can find the right tall mattress for you. Buying from an online retailer may require a little more research but you may get a better deal buying online. Be mindful that shipping can add to the overall purchase price but in general you can get a good deal when buying on line.
Not all mattress retailers carry tall mattress sets and depending on where you shop it may require a special order. Special orders may take days or sometimes weeks to fill. Other mattress retailers make it point to have tall mattresses in stock and this is true whether you buy from a brick and mortar store or from an online retailer.
About the Author
Michael O'Brien is Staff Writer for Tallmattress.com