Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of different factors—comfort, stress level, room temperature. To get it right, you’ve got to start with the basics and a good mattress is the first building block to a great night’s rest. If you’re in the market and have already ventured into the mattress store, you know there is a dizzying array of large white mattresses that for the most part look identical. Here are some tips to finding the perfect mattress that will give you phenomenal comfort for many years to come.
1. Do your research: Mattresses are difficult to compare from store to store. Don’t expect to be able to go from store to store and see the same mattress for different prices. It’s better to pay attention to the brand and type when you go shopping. Don’t put too much stock into model or “line” names.
2. Understanding what mattress is best for you: The basic types of mattresses are Temper-Pedic/ Memory Foam, Coil and Innerspring.
a. Temper-Pedic/ Memory Foam. Temper-Pedic is actually a mattress brand, but is often associated with Memory Foam. These mattresses are a foam that mold to the shape of your body when you sleep and offers even support from head to toe. They tend to get warm throughout the night, so if you like a cool sleeping surface under you, they may not be right for you.
b. Coil springs provide individual support by perfectly contouring to your body. Individually wrapped coils move independently and are incased in separate pockets so they can contour to each person and provide pressure relief.
c. Inner Spring: Innerspring has a series of large interlock springs. It is more prone to motion transfer than a coil mattress.
3. Go shopping with a budget: How much are you willing to spend? Going shopping with a budget in mind will help you avoid spending too much. A mattress is an investment that is to be taken into financial consideration. Having a four-hundred-dollar budget in mind isn’t going to get you a world class mattress.
4. Try every mattress that interests you: While you’re lying on the mattress, lie in the same positions that you sleep in and stay there for a few minutes. Give yourself time to sink into the mattress before you decide whether or not it is too soft or too firm. Wear loose clothes and shoes that are easy to slip on and off. Spend at least 5 minutes on each side of your body.
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