With brands such as Ecosa, Koala, Fern and even Aldi getting in on the action, it’s not surprising that mattresses in a box are an increasingly popular bedding choice for Australians. As Perth’s home of ergonomic back-friendly bedding, we are frequently fielding questions, particularly – can a one size, one brand mattress in a box suit everybody? Our answer is always a king-size no and here’s why!
Well, it’s rather simple – every individual is different and a mattress in a box is (often) built with a one-size fits all approach. A mattress being marketed as the best mattress since the beginning of time and regardless of one’s age, shape or size is quite a statement. Imagine one pair of jeans, sunglasses, shoes or one brand and colour of cosmetics suiting everyone – enough said. Unfortunately, a lot of people fall prey to this type of amazing and powerful marketing and end up disappointed with a bed that doesn’t suit their bodies and sleep – talk about turning lemons into lemonade!
Often partnered with promises of convenience and fast delivery, a business offering one type of mattress in a box plays the numbers game and the huge cost of collecting and returning mattresses is factored into the price you pay. Are those returned mattresses really going to orphanages, the needy and the poor? I thought there was a law regarding second hand used mattresses? And further costs are saved for them in the manufacturing process – give the mattress an Australian-sounding name and have it made overseas (you can guess where) or construct it in the land down under from overseas (again, you know where) materials and call it made in Australia!
Rather than going for a uniform mattress in a box, why not consider a mattress that’s made to suit you? By going this route, you can choose from a variety of different densities including plush, medium and firm and ensure that you end up sleeping on a mattress that’s right for you! And what about if you have a partner to consider? How will a mattress in a box take into account different body sizes, height, weights, shapes and even sleeping styles? Based on our experience in the bedding industry, most of the time they don’t.
But that’s no problem if you’re open to alternatives! We stock an expansive range of Sleep Whisperer king-size and queen-size mattresses that can be uniquely constructed with individual inserts so you can both choose your individual comfort and firmness levels – no more compromising and everyone is happy! Imagine for twenty six (26) cents a night *over 10 years a Queen mattress that gives you what you want and what your body needs.
You take care of your body all day, so why compromise at night with a mattress that may not best suit your body? Choosing the right bed is a personal decision with ‘comfort’ and ‘support’ being very objective and unique. You want to make the right decision from off the bat and we believe that now isn’t the time to compromise. We, The Back and Neck Bed Shop, hope the above gives you time to reflect on your next mattress purchase and hopefully we will see you soon.
* Statistics is based on a queen-sized (for 2 people) SpineAlign Latex Mattress available in-store and online at The Back and Neck Bed Shop for $1,899.