Here’s how to choose the perfect mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for our bodies especially in today’s fast-paced life. A good night’s sleep depends on various factors such as the room temperature, stress levels, comfort, etc. But most importantly, it depends on the quality of the mattress. A mattress can make or break your sound sleep. So how does one decide which mattress is the ‘perfect mattress’? If you’re looking at purchasing a new mattress or maybe looking for a sale mattress that is secondhand, here are a few things to keep in mind.

A good mattress should last you at least 8-10 years, so it is advisable not to buy an extremely cheap mattress. When you buy an incredibly cheap mattress, you’re probably going to get a lower quality mattress which has lower durability and higher toxicity of the materials. Try looking for a mattress which is made of good durable quality (for example memory foam, inner coil or hybrid mattresses). These might cost slightly more than your budget but remember, a mattress is an investment. If you’re not sleeping well, you could be damaging your health in the long run.

If you have hyper-sensitive skin and suffer from allergies, mattresses made from foam and latex would work best for you. Latex mattresses are generally priced at a higher end so try looking for a sale mattress at bed store seasonal sales. Both these materials are resistant to mold, fungus, dust mites and bed bugs. If you do however, opt for innerspring mattresses, ensure that you encase the mattress in an allergen-resistant cover. This helps to keep irritants at bay.

Sleeping positions
If you tend to sleep on your stomach, a memory foam mattress might not work for you as this will smother you during your sleep. Choose a dense innercoil mattress or latex mattress instead.
If you sleep on your side, you’ll need a mattress which has a lot of ‘pressure relief’ on your joints. Memory foam, latex and inner spring mattress would work best for you. If you sleep on your back, mostly every mattress type would work for you but it is always advisable to have a slightly firm mattress when sleeping. You can choose a hybrid or inner coil mattress as these two are the most popular mattresses.

Backbone and joint issues
If you suffer from osteoporosis, spondylitis or general backaches and joint issues, you need to ensure your mattress is medium-firm and provides support to your body. The mattress needs to keep your back aligned while sleeping. It also needs to provide a relieving effect on the pressure points along your spine and joints. Do not go for an extremely firm mattress as this can further worsen your backache.It is important to know that the more massive you weigh, the firmer your mattress should be. Latex mattresses work well in such cases as well. These days, a lot of retailers allow the customers to order a mattress online on a trial basis and return it if they are unsatisfied with it. Since specifically designed mattresses for backache are generally expensive, try looking for a sale mattress during the season end sales to cut costs!

If you weigh on the heavier side and/or suffer from obesity, inner coil and hybrid mattresses will work best for you. Inner coil, spring and hybrid mattresses provide more support as these are firm. Memory foam mattresses tend to get very warm which might not be pleasant for a more massive sleeper at night.

So, the next time you’re out shopping for a mattress, do keep these points in mind because a good mattress is a good investment for your health. If you find these extremely expensive, ensure you buy sale mattresses during special offers and discounts.

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