Shopping for the perfect mattress can be both overwhelming and a little intimidating. Walking into a mattress store is in many ways like walking onto a car lot.
Like a car dealership, mattress stores have dozens of models for you to choose from — everything from classic innerspring to memory foam — in a variety of colors, sizes, and prices.
So, how do you pick the perfect mattress for you? After all, buying a mattress is similar to buying a car in one other respect: You’ll be making a commitment of anywhere from 10 to 15 years to the mattress you select. Here’s some tips to help you select the perfect mattress:
Before you go shopping, do your homework. Research your options before you go mattress shopping. Figure out what size and type of mattress you want before you hit the stores. Not sure which mattress size or type are perfect for you? Think back to when you had a great night’s sleep at a friends house or even a hotel and use that as a place to begin your mattress search. Ask family members and friends what type of mattress they sleep on to get their input as well.
Here’s a brief rundown on the various mattress types that are available for you to select from:
Innerspring mattresses are the most widely used mattresses on the market today. Inside an innerspring mattress you will find individually wrapped coil springs which support your body while sleeping. The coils can be topped with any number of materials, everything from pillow to memory foam. They range in firmness, fluffiness of the topping and price. Most people will find innerspring mattresses are very comfortable to sleep on, which is why they remain a popular bedding choice.
If you are a little overweight, you will find that innerspring mattresses are a bit firmer than other mattress types, making it easier for you to get in and out of bed. And, if you suffer from back pain you may find a firm innerspring mattress helps to lessen your pain.
Memory foam mattress are composed of layers of different densities of foam that respond to your weight and body temperature which means they contour to the shape of your body. If you suffer from back pain, you will find that memory foam mattresses can help reduce pressure points and pain and absorb movement. And, if you sleep with a partner you won’t be disturbed by his or her tossing and turning if you select a memory foam mattress..
Latex mattresses are made of natural or synthetic rubber and provide a firm, yet bouncy support that is uniform throughout your bed. You might find a latex mattress is your best bedding choice if you like a firm mattress with tons of support.
Air beds look just like your standard innerspring mattress, but use chambers filled with air instead of individually wrapped coils to support you while you sleep. If you sleep with a partner, each person can individually adjust the firmness of his or her side of the bed if you choose an air mattress, meaning that you will both get a good night’s sleep if you select an air bed.
Keep in mind that the best bed for you is the one that feels the most comfortable to you. And remember, to feel your best throughout the day, you need not only a comfortable mattress but enough sleep time
Now How to Choose a Mattress ?
You have a lot of things to ponder on while purchasing a new mattress. Most people purchase the wrong mattress simply because they did not know what to choose in the first place.
This is the best time to know the essentials in buying a bed and mattress.
Step 1: Check out for the whole package. There are a lot of brands that offer both the mattress and the bed frame. If you cannot find one that fits more to your preferences, you can buy them separately. The first thing you should do is buy the bed frame. Know what exactly the measurement is so you can find a mattress that will fit exactly. Choose one that works well with the theme of your room. If you are buying the wood kind, make sure it is made from durable and heavy-duty wood. If you are buying the steel kind, the soldering of the junctions should be sturdy.
Step 2: Once you have already picked a good frame, get a good mattress. Pick one with a good amount of thickness. Just the right amount of thickness can let you climb in and out of bed easily.
Step 3: Know the technology of the mattress you want to use. For those who prefer spring technology, you should stick to those with lesser springs. This means, thicker springs are integrated. This provides more support to your body. In addition to that, it prolongs the life of the mattress and lessens mattress sagging.
Step 4: If you are buying memory foam or latex, carefully pick one with the right density. Nothing is really absolute when it comes to this. You might need to choose the one that will provide the most comfort and support to your body. Lie on the mattress first for a few minutes. Better yet, take advantage of the 30 day comfort guarantee that most mattress stores offer. The additional trial days will help your body decide if this is really the mattress you would like to sleep on for the next couple of years.
Step 5: Make sure you know the warranty process. Pick a mattress brand with a reasonable warrant. Most retailers offer manufacturing warranty so you may have to direct your concerns to the manufacturing company themselves. Just make sure you pick a brand that has a good reputation so the warranty will stay valid until its expiration date.