Sleep plays a vital role in your mental health, physical health and overall well-being. The damage from sleep deficiency can be devastating and can have a dramatic effect on your life. If you are finding yourself fatigued, waking up with aches and pains or being emotionally distraught, it may be time to replace your mattress. Typically, a mattress lasts 5-10 years, but what matters more than the years is your mattress comfort and the quality of sleep. Here are some of the things to consider when buying a new mattress.
Inner Spring or Memory Foam?
This first thing you need to ask yourself when buying a new mattress is if you want inner spring or memory foam. These two types have completely different feels, so trying both out will benefit you in making the right choice.
Inner spring mattresses are constructed with coils on the inside that determine how much support the mattress will have. Inner coil is best for sleepers who want a more traditional coil spring feel, greater bounce, better cooling, and strong edge support.
Memory foam consists mainly of polyurethane foam or low-resilience polyurethane foam, and have become a popular alternative to inner spring mattresses. Memory foam mattresses are known for their great support, pressure relief, and body contouring.
Firm vs Soft
Once you’ve figured out which type you would like then you can decide on firmness. Firmness is how hard or soft a mattress feels when you lie down on it. We recommend lying on a mattress for 10-15 minutes to figure out what level of firmness feels best for you.
You want to have an idea of what your mattress budget is before you start looking at mattresses. We have a mattress for everyone’s needs and price points.
What Style of Sleeper are you?
Everyone has a preferred way to sleep, and that can have an effect on what mattress is right for you.
Side Sleepers need a mattress with a soft to medium level of firmness. One that is soft enough to conform to the curves of their body, but with enough support to relieve pressure points.
Back sleepers need firmness and support, to ensure that the spine is properly supported. Their mattress should provide enough softness to eliminate pressure points but enough firmness to provide good support.
Stomach sleepers need a firm mattress that allows them to be as flat as possible, so that their spine is properly aligned while they sleep.
After you have an idea of what you want with your comfort levels, it’s time to find the right size to fit your bed. We all know the typical sizes: twin, double, queen, and king but within that there are a number of variables. The height and size of your bed can affect how your mattress sits on the frame.
The experience of purchasing a mattress often times gets overlooked but it is a very important purchase. We want to make sure you have the best mattress purchasing experience possible, and bring home a mattress that will give you the best sleep possible. We have a wide range of styles to meet your needs.