Christmas is fast approaching and this is a time in which people start preparing their homes with comfort in mind. As part of those preparations, you might be thinking about replacing your mattress.
We can’t say we blame you. Mattresses are typically used for eight hours a day and when we are at our most vulnerable. They’re paramount to our comfort and, because of the way sleep is intrinsically linked to health, our wellbeing!
They’re not cheap, either, so if you want to invest in a new mattress, you might want to carefully consider which one you choose.
Whatever you do, don’t pop online and choose the first one you find. Visiting a showroom can be a risky business, too, since salespeople are paid to give you advice that leads to commission and high profits.
In this article, we’ll help you decipher some of the key considerations you should take seriously if you are looking to buy a new mattress.
There are so many materials out there used to make mattresses, but were they all created equally? And if not, what materials should you be looking to invest in?
We’re big believers in Mother Nature and all she has to offer. As far as we’re concerned, far too many things we use these days are made from synthetic materials, which just don’t have the same excellent properties the planet has to offer when we keep things as close to their natural state as possible.
In fact, some of them are dangerous. Foam, for example, has been linked to several potentially hazardous health conditions, including breathing problems and skin irritations.
If you’re looking for a new mattress, we recommend you look for one made from natural materials. Wool, cotton and horsehair are the most common natural materials used to make mattresses because they’re breathable, hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating and durable.
Millions of mattresses are tossed into landfill every year and, because of the materials they are made from, many of them outlive the people who sleep on them. With the average mattress taking over a hundred years to break down, it is very possible that the mattress you slept on when you were a child is still out there somewhere, festering.
With 7 billion people on the planet, it’s almost impossible to reconcile just how many mattresses are out there right now, taking up valuable space and releasing potentially hazardous gasses.
When you’re shopping for anything, you should look into how environmentally friendly it is. Trust us, you will know if they care. They’ll shout about it, the way we do, all over their website.
Ely makes our mattresses out of recyclable material, and also works with third parties to take away and recycle your old mattress.
But the second best way to make sure you are buying an environmentally friendly product is to look at the materials it is made from. As we already said above, look for natural materials. These break down back into nature at a much quicker rate than synthetic materials do.
If you’re buying something as expensive and important as a mattress, you want to know that the company you are buying from cares about you. If not, who will you contact if you have an issue with your product? What will you do if you need financial help? How can you be sure they are selling you a product that is hard wearing, high quality, and safe?
Company culture is a really important part of any culture and it can give you, the consumer, vital information about the way you’ll be treated by a company you are buying for.
Company culture is clear in all corners of a company, from the tone they have on the website to the causes they care about.
Look for companies who do more than try to sell you products. Look for companies who offer payment plans to make things easier for you. Look for companies who have real telephone numbers on their website, that lead to real people who can help you in the event something goes wrong.
Ely loves our customers and we want to do everything we can to help you make the right decision. Our mattresses are made from all natural materials – so they are safe and recyclable – and we offer a thirty night sleep trial and 0% interest free finance.
Our relationship doesn’t end when you buy a mattress. We’ve been doing this for four generations, and our dedicated team will always be here to answer any questions or deal with any concerns you might have.
If you want to know more about our mattresses and their amazing natural properties, read more about our thirteen layers.
If you’re ready to buy, visit our shop.