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BigMickey’s Guide to Buying a New Mattress

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Mattress

We spend more time on our bed than on any other piece of furniture. It is the place where we all go to recover from our busy lifestyles and to rejuvenate for the day to follow. So you could say that a good night’s sleep is essential. In fact, it is equally as important as eating healthy and exercising. But unfortunately, many of us find ourselves tossing and turning at night and waking up feeling anything but refreshed. Sound familiar? Then it may be time to replace what you are sleeping on and invest in a mattress which will improve your sleeping habits.

We consider buying a new mattress as a long term investment, given that we usually have it for 8 to 10 years. Therefore choosing the right one is an important decision. But what should you look for when buying new mattress and how will you know which one which will be best suited to you?

These 5 simple points will help you choose the right mattress for you:


The most important thing to consider is how comfortable the mattress feels to you. If the mattress is not comfortable, you won’t enjoy sleeping on it. But how will you know that the feel of the mattress is suitable to you? We recommend that you take the “rest test” to compare the feel of different mattresses by lying down on them in the store. If you share a bed with someone, be sure to take this vital test together. If you’re feeling shy, Big Mickey will test try the mattress with you.

Tip: Take your time and remember “The Goldilocks Rule” i.e. Spend at least a couple of minutes on each mattress. While doing this, ask yourself if the mattress feels too hard, too soft or just right. You will quickly find some mattresses you like and know which ones you do not. Through this process of elimination, you can determine which mattress best meets your personal comfort preferences and support needs.


This may seem like an obvious point but surprisingly, many of us forget to consider the size of the mattress relative to the space that we have available. Not only does this apply to the size of your actual bedroom but you also should consider the individual access points used to enter the room. But how will you know if your home is capable of accommodating your purchase? We recommend that you measure each of the spaces required for fitting the mattress through within your home.

Tip: If buying the bigger sizes such as king-size or super king-size, be sure to check that the stairs in your house and the doors used to access your bedroom are capable of accommodating these larger sizes. Remember, SIZE DOES MATTER! There is nothing worse that finding your perfect mattress, just to realise it won’t fit inside your house.


Price will play a huge part in making that final decision so it all boils down to how much you are willing to spend. The prices of mattresses vary so our advice to you is to decide on what your budget is and how much you ideally would like to spend. Luckily, a new mattress does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. At Big Mickey’s we offer great value for money with our main objective being to provide you with high quality mattresses at very affordable prices.

Tip: Remember, you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep i.e. a cheap mattress does not always mean value for money. We recommend that you should purchase the highest quality mattress you can afford. After all, a good night’s sleep on a mattress you are satisfied with will indicate that your money is well spent. However, if you find a mattress that you really like but it is not within your price range, don’t hesitate to ask Big Mickey about our flexible payment plans. We accept deposits which will secure your reservation and you can put down regular installments until your mattress has been paid for in full.

Brands & Reviews

Brands can play an important role in your mattress buying decision. And although it may feel a bit overwhelming when there are hundreds (if not thousands) of brands available for you to choose from, it is important to know why certain brands are rated more highly than others. Not only will this guide you towards making the best purchase possible but it will give you a better understanding of what to expect from the mattress you ultimately choose to invest in.

Tip: Read consumer mattress reviews. This will narrow down the huge choice of mattresses available to you and give you a better understanding of the impact that certain brands of mattresses will have on your sleeping pattern. We recommend that you look for trusted brands that have good quality products and good customer support.

Choose The Right Store

So now that you have done your research and know everything there is to know before buying a new mattress, the time has come to go out and shop. But where do you go to make that all important purchase? Look no further than Big Mickeys. We specialise in high quality mattresses to suit your specific needs and preferences. Our reputation for unbeatable customer service is second to none and our professional and friendly staff members will ensure that you are getting every penny’s worth out of your new mattress.

One More Tip: Call Big Mickey’s today on 086 835 6888 or visit our warehouse on the main N4, Dublin to Sligo Road, Longford to get the best mattress deals in Ireland. You can also check out our sister company, Stylish Interiors for more great offers available.