5 Tips for Choosing the Right Mattress

Considering we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, it goes without saying that your mattress is one of the most significant purchases you’ll make. You’ll spend far more time on your mattress than you do in your car, so stop fussing over what model your next vehicle will be and invest some time and money into finding the right mattress. Here’s how.

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The Right Fit for Your Home

Take any measurements necessary to ensure your new mattress is the right fit for your bedroom and any existing furnishings. This is especially important if the mattress will be housed in a bed frame or atop an existing ensemble base rather than buying a whole ensemble. For example, not all single mattresses will fit single bunk beds properly, or a new queen-sized mattress may me much deeper than your old one, making it too large for your bed frame.

The Right Fit for You

If you’re sharing a bed, bigger is better. A wider bed will better accommodate the night-time movements of one party without disrupting the sleep of another. There’s nothing worse than trying to squeeze into a bed that doesn’t allow you the space you need for an uninterrupted night of sleep.

If you’re very tall, make sure the mattress is long enough for you, as a mattress that is too short isn’t offering your body the full support that it needs during sleep. If you’re a tosser and turner in the night, a wide bed can also be more accommodating as it will allow you the room to move around without ended up half off the mattress in uncomfortable positions.

Test Periods

It’s almost impossible to ascertain whether or not a mattress will be as supportive and comfortable as it needs to be with only a quick lie-down in the showroom to judge by. You should try to seek out stores that allow for a generous test period so that you can spend at least one full night on the mattress. This will help you to avoid buying a mattress that causes you any pain or discomfort throughout the night.

Firm or Soft

It’s important to find the right mattress tension before you purchase. While a quick test of a super soft mattress in the showroom might feel luxurious, softer is not always better. A mattress that is too soft will allow your body to sink into it during sleep, which puts pressure on muscles and joints and can result in curving the spine.

A mattress that is too firm will cause your body to make continual adjustments against the pressure put on it at night, meaning your sleep might be disrupted by constant tossing and turning. Depending on your body shape and how you sleep, you’ll need to find the right balance between the two.

Don’t Buy for Price

When shopping around for the right mattress, don’t get pinned into one price bracket. Your mattress is a place where you will be spending a lot of your time, and if you opt for a “cheap and nasty” model you could be dooming yourself not only to restless sleep and uncomfortable nights, but also to health problems like joint and muscle pain or back and neck problems. If you spend a little more money now, you’ll be saving lots when it comes to chiropractor bills and pain medication.

With a bit of research and a few nights of testing, you should be able to find your perfect mattress match for you, your partner and your household. And don’t forget the kids! Growing backs and bones need just as much support as adults.

– Written by Katie Jones

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David Castillo – FreeDigitalPhotos.Net

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