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8 things to look out for when shopping for a mattress online

By Skyler Sponsored | 20 July 2020

Are you looking to buy a mattress? You might find it hard to believe but nowadays, you don’t really have to go around sprawl all over sample mattresses in shops to find the best mattress for you—one word: germy! Buying mattresses online is the new and smart way of shopping, but there are also things you should pay attention to when you’re browsing through all the different kinds of mattresses available. Here are our tips on what to look for!

Compact packaging

Let’s face it, Hong Kong’s apartment buildings really don’t have the biggest of lifts, and transporting furniture can be a bit of a nightmare. Especially with mattresses, it’s always a matter of finding the best-tilted angle at which to squish the bulky thing into the lift; pulling it out at your destination is also rather like a game of tug-of-war. Luckily, we have brands such as Skyler, offering mattresses packaged into compact boxes for hassle-free delivery which will fit through tight lifts and spaces in small Hong Kong flats.

Firmness and support

Many mattresses sold online in Hong Kong are actually designed with European and US markets in mind, resulting in a product that is often too soft, while many conventional spring mattresses sold in Hong Kong are often very firm. The wrong firmness in your mattress can lead to a multitude of back and spinal problems; therefore, it’s important to find a level which suits your comfort preference and will contour itself to your body shape. What sets Skyler mattresses apart is that their firmness level can be adjusted by flipping the inner foam layers, so you can fully customise your sleeping experience. Additionally, high-density foam layers provide excellent spinal support, which also gives the mattress a good bounce!

Suited for Hong Kong

Hong Kong boasts a rather unique environment—running warm and humid for most of the year, with cold winters—so it’s important to find a mattress that factors this into their design. Skyler’s mattresses are designed for our climate using materials such as premium natural latex and gel-infused memory foam, which allows for air circulation and effectively disperses trapped heat from the body. The mattress cover is a special blend of Coolmax® and Tencel® fabric, which is particularly effective in wicking away sweat and is highly breathable. This breathability is what sets Skyler apart from the rest of the market.

The Skyler mattress also utilises three layers of premium foam in its mattress design including expensive natural latex which is highly breathable, extremely durable—providing lasting comfort for 15 to 20 years or more—and gives the mattress a great bounce and springy feel. For sensitive folks, Skyler mattresses are also hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and anti-dust mite. 

No partner disturbance

However sweet it looks on the surface for a couple to be sharing a bed, there are still practical concerns regarding sleep time. To cut to the chase, no one likes to be disturbed by tossing and turning all night. That’s why it is important to look for foam mattresses since they can generally absorb motion much better than spring or pocket spring mattresses. The unique combination of foams in Skyler’s offerings does this effectively so couples sharing a bed can sleep restfully without disturbing each other.

Quality and durability

Next to how a mattress feels for you, there are also some numbers and statistics on mattresses that you can refer to and rely on. When it comes to high-quality mattresses, keep an eye out for quality certifications such as the use of CertiPUR-US® certified foam materials and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified fabrics, which guarantees that the materials are safe and made without any harmful chemicals (i.e. mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, PBDE flame retardants, ozone depleters). Durability is also a key indicator of quality and mattresses that have passed the ASTM F1566 mattress durability test, showing no damage or significant sagging/dipping after a simulated 10 years of use through a rigorous 'Rollator' test - rolling a 240lb weight over the mattress 100,000 times, definitely proves they can withstand the test of time. The best thing about these certifications? Skyler mattresses have them all. In fact, the brand is so confident in its products that they offer a 10-year warranty on all mattresses!

Trial periods

The idea of going to a showroom and trying out mattresses in person is so ingrained in our collective mindsets of bed-purchasing that most people never stop to consider a smarter and easier alternative. Testing a mattress in-store for just a few minutes is not really enough to know whether it is a good fit for you, you need to actually sleep on it for at least several weeks to properly evaluate whether it is the right fit for your body since you will expect to use it for many years ahead. Usually, most consumers’ concern with online shopping is what to do if the product doesn’t suit them, especially with relatively big and personal items such as homeware. Some companies will charge a restocking fee, but that’s not the case with Skyler. They offer a 100-night trial guarantee with full refunds if the mattress really doesn’t suit your needs and you choose to return it! After all, the goal is to sleep on it every single night for the next decade, and it’s important to find the right fit.

Delivery services

Purchasing large-size home and furniture items usually take a fairly long time to deliver. However, with Skyler, they offer free next-day delivery, with the option to also choose your preferred delivery date and time when placing the order. You’ll never have to wait for ages for your order to arrive, only to miss the delivery slot and have to rearrange it all over again!

Price point

No one can really neglect price as a factor when making any buying decision, so it is great to know that Skyler mattresses are priced very competitively compared to other brands on the market, offering great value for the price you’re paying! Click here for more information.

Skyler

Reshaping the mattress industry and helping everyone get a better night’s sleep. Based in Hong Kong, Skyler sells their mattresses online, so they can offer premium sleep products at less than half the usual market price. Through clever use of vacuum compression, they are able to package a mattress into a compact box that fits into any Hong Kong lift, stairway, or doorway, and will also deliver to your door the next working day. Email [email protected] for more information.

(+852) 2877 8668

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