How To Choose The Best Mattress For You
We spend almost a third of our lives sleeping. Far from being considered a waste of time, our sleep is very important for our health and brain. This means that the better we sleep the healthier and happier we are. It is proved that you can sleep every mattress but not on all you can rest. Before starting to search the right fit, you have to ask yourself a few things:
- Are you sleeping alone?
Sometimes sleeping with a partner can be really hard because you can feel his movements while you sleep. In this case you should go for two separate mattresses on the same bed support or pick a big one, with springs or foam systems that offers a high degree of independence between the two halves of the mattress.
- What is the level of comfort that you want?
Recent studies show that a mattress too firm is as worse as a mattress too soft. The firmness of the mattress is on its nucleus and the comfort you feel when you sit on it is made of layers of different densities of foam. These layers of comfort help the muscles relax, allow blood flow and gives you a correct spinal alignment, all of these materialized in a really deep and restful sleep.
- What is your sleep position?
If you generally sleep on your back you need a firmer bed so your body weight is distributed over the entire surface of the bed and the spine has support. For the ones that sleep on their stomach, a mattress of medium hardness, which adapts to body shape and ensures weight distribution while for side sleepers, should opt for the softest mattress, to protect their shoulders, hips and ankles.
- Do you have allergies?
Invisible to the naked eye mites feed on skin debris resulting from our skin peeling. About 15 % of the population suffers from an allergy to dust mites generated by different types of materials. Also, try to figure out if you need to look for natural materials or not.
- What size do you need?
Measure the size of your bed support and try to estimate the size of the mattress that you are looking for. You can choose from Twin size(39”x79”), Full size (54”x75”), Queen size(60”x80”), King size(76”x80”) or a California King Size(72”x84”).
- Do you have a specific budget?
You need to think about the fact that you are making an investment for about 7-10 years and you are buying an item that you will use every single night. The prices may start from 50$ but prices may rise above 1000$ for special features and materials.
- What type of mattress suits you best?
You should focus on deciding if you would rather go for an innerspring mattress or one that has memory foam systems. Both have their advantages and particularities so, based on their characteristics you should be able to see which one would work best.
- Do you have any brand preferences?
Buying a mattress is a major purchase and a lasting one, it is therefore very important to choose a serious company whose products are recognized for quality manufacturing process and materials used for the mattress.
- Choose the right mattress store
Seek a store in your area. There is also the possibility of online purchase, with the main disadvantage that you don’t really get to test what you are buying.
- Do a test drive
When trying mattresses in the store, dress casually and make sure you spend several minutes sitting horizontally in the position you use to sleep.
By answering to these questions you will surely find the best mattress for you and your loved ones.