Sleeping is the only time your ligaments, muscles, spine and other body parts can completely relax. Therefore it is important to find the perfect mattress for your unique needs.
The right mattress can help provide you with good and comfortable sleep. This leads to a feeling of rest and refreshment upon waking up. However, a person’s feeling of “comfort” can be subjective. Your kind of comfort will most likely be different from another person. Therefore, you need to know what type of comfort it is that you want.
In this article, we answer just that and more. Let’s begin.
1. What is the best mattress type?
Your choice of the best mattress type will vary depending on your body type, height, and even your weight. Select from any of the below types of mattresses:
Pocket spring mattress
Individual springs that are sewn into their own pocket – no joining wires so providing you with less partner disturbance.
PROS : Provides good air circulation, has wide firmness range, provides good body support
CONS : Springs can rust, may exacerbate your allergies, maybe heavy to turn
Memory foam mattress
This has a top layer that is made with temperature-sensitive viscoelastic material.
PROS: no risk of rusting, it moulds to the shape of your body and takes the pressure of your joints thus allowing increased circulation
CONS : absorbs more sweat resulting in quick odour build-up, gets warm easily because of limited circulation, can make you feel "encased" because of its moulding feature
This has constructed steel coils that compress when you put weight on them.
Pros: Lighter and less expensive
Cons: Can rust and wear out easily due to the springs; not for individuals who frequently toss and turn while sleeping
This type combines the features of both the memory foam and the spring mattress.
See Pros and Cons of memory foam and spring mattress as it is a combination of both.
Latex foam mattress
This mattress is used both synthetic and natural latex material that moulds to the body shape of the person laying in it.
Pros : best for people with allergies because it doesn't attract dust mites, durable and breathable
Cons : Absorbs sweat easily resulting in quick odour build-up, feels solid so it is not for someone who prefers a soft bed
2. Is the mattress size important?
Is the mattress size important? DEFINITELY!
For you to comfortably sleep on a mattress, it’s size should match your height and weight. This means no feet hanging over the edge of the bed.
How do you choose the right size of mattress for your needs?
Manufacturers and retailers recommend choosing the largest mattress that can fit in your room, however this is really a personal choice based on the individual needs. Its length should also be longer than the person that will use it so it’ll be able to conveniently accommodate the user.
3. How firm should it be?
The firmness of the mattress depends on your sleeping position. Do you lay on your back, on your side, or on your stomach? Based on these factors choose from one of the below firmness scales:
- Firm - a firm mattress is perfect for stomach sleepers. It can keep the spine aligned.
- Medium - a medium mattress is best for back sleepers as it can support the back, spine, and neck right.
- Soft - a soft mattress will fit with side sleepers because it can support the curves of the body.
However, if you vary your sleeping position, it might be better to choose a mattress that has different support zones. Check out Stanthorpe Furniture Emporium’s mattress brands. We have unique mattresses with good offers this JUNE.
4. Getting the best mattress in your price range
Get the best mattress in your price range with these tips:
- Wait for that MATTRESS SALE: This is the time where retailers put their items on sale. That means getting your coveted mattress at a discounted price.
- Visit your local store: If you are choosing a mattress based on price, it is also best to go instore to view, so you can test and see the mattress personally and make the right decision.
5. How long before you replace your mattress?
Regardless of the mattress’ material and build, we recommend that you change it every eight years, but if you are not getting the best sleep, don’t wait for eight years before you get it replaced. Call in store and find a mattress that will give you that relaxing sleep, immediately
Do you need help in finding the right mattress for your needs? We’re happy to help. Send us a message.