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Best time of year to buy a mattress

Did you know that the best time of the year to buy a new car is in December, when the dealerships are making room on the lot for the next model year? The best time of the year to sell your house is in the summer, because families with kids don’t want to move during the school year. There’s even a best time to buy appliances, which is when new models roll out. For washers, dryers, and dishwashers this is in September and October, refrigerators in May, and ovens are in January. It seems like there’s an ideal time of the year to make all of your big purchases in life. Does that mean there is a best time of year to buy a mattress? Actually, no. It is not recommended to wait for a certain time of the year to purchase a new mattress, because healthy sleep is too important to go without while you wait!

The health effects of missing out on sleep

If you don’t eat or drink enough, your body lets you know. The same thing happens when you don’t sleep enough! Shorting yourself on shut-eye, which means less than seven or eight hours a night, has a negative impact on your health in many ways. Impaired memory is just the beginning. Because your brain “washes” itself as you’re asleep, a lack of sleep negatively affects your ability to think, remember, and process information. It can also make you feel moody so you are more likely to have conflicts with others, causing relationship stress at work and at home. Over time, you may become less likely to participate in normal daily activities, socialize with others, keep up with your beloved hobbies, and exercise.

Missing even one night of sleep is a big deal! The next morning, you will notice a lack of alertness. Of course, it can make you very sleepy and tired during the day. Even missing as little as an hour and a half can have an impact on how you feel. You’re also at a much greater likelihood for car accidents. Drowsy driving accounts for thousands of car crashes each year, causing damaged property, injuries, and fatalities.

If you continue to get less than adequate sleep, you will experience more long-term and serious health problems. Some of the most serious health issues associated with chronic sleep deprivation are obesity, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, depression, diabetes, poor immune system functioning, heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. Chronic sleep deprivation can even lead to premature wrinkling and dark circles under the eyes because there is a well-established link between lack of sleep and an increase in the stress hormone, cortisol. Extra cortisol breaks down collagen, the protein that keeps your skin smooth.

How your mattress affects your sleep

By now, it’s very clear that not getting enough sleep is bad for you. But how does your mattress really and truly factor into this? Yes! Time and time again, research tells us that the mattress a person sleeps on has a huge effect on both the quality of their sleep and how much sleep they get. The right mattress can help you fall asleep quickly and easily, without tossing and turning. You can also stay asleep all night long, without getting too hot, being woken up by your spouse, or needing to change positions. Finally, you can wake up without a sore back. Once you’re sleeping on the right mattress for you, you won’t believe you waited so long to truly sleep great!

Better alternatives to waiting for the best time of year to buy a mattress

Clearly, you cannot put off a purchase this important. Going without the sleep you need isn’t an option, so what can you do instead of waiting for a great mattress sale to come around? We take pride in offering fantastic mattress options for people with a wide range of budgets. When you come into a City Mattress store, you may be pleasantly surprised that you can afford a mattress on the spot, without waiting. We regularly have exciting sales no matter what time of the year it is. Even without a special sale, we have many mattress options for those looking for a value-priced mattress. This includes mattresses from our own City Mattress Parks Collection, Corsicana, Nectar, Sealy, and more. You can also make a visit to one of our Clearance or Outlet stores. When a certain mattress is discontinued or has been a floor model in the past, it is sent to one of these locations and marked down. Some shoppers find this is a fantastic way to save even more on the new mattress they need.

It's also worth noting that we offer free delivery and a lifetime price guarantee. For as long as you the customer own the mattress and City Mattress still sells it, we offer a price guarantee. If you are waiting for the "best" sale or think you missed a sale go to and find your mattress. If the new sale is lower than what you paid, you can always call your sales person for a price adjustment.  

Don’t wait for the best time of year to buy a mattress; come to City Mattress now! We have the right new mattress for you. A tight budget doesn’t mean going without the sleep you need when you shop at City Mattress!