When it comes to good sleeping habits, owning the perfect mattress for your bed is critical. When it is time to buy a new bed set, your first instinct is naturally to head out to the nearest department store and test out a few mattresses to see how well they suit your body. While this is a good indication of what you can expect in a new bed, it may not necessarily mean that buying a mattress direct is the best deal.

That’s right, you can purchase bedding online just as you can with pretty much anything else under the sun. Depending on where you shop, your package will come delivered within days so you can sleep well at night.

Are there advantages to shopping online for a new bed? If you live in a remote area, you may find purchasing via the Internet is just as cost effective, if not more, than driving to a store. Buying direct from a manufacturer, too, may afford you a discounted price than if you go through a retailer. You may find some places offer perks like free shipping or free pillows to accompany your order if you buy at a certain date.

If you are not interested in endless financing, you will find online stores will accept one-time payments for your purchases. Consequently, if you are in need of alternative payment options, a reputable store will make them available to you.

Consider, too, you can test a mattress in a store, then check online for a comparable, cheaper model or price. Online bedding stores also offer models you may not find locally.

There are a number of advantages to buying your bed online, but ultimately you must determine for yourself which is best for you and your sleeping habits.

Kathryn Lively is a freelance writer specializing in articles on organic mattresses and organic pillows.