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?
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
What Style of Sleeper are 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.