A Guide to Choosing & Buying A New Mattress
Buying a new mattress can feel like a big deal and that’s because it is. You spend around a third of your life in your bed so it’s important that your mattress is comfortable and ergonomic. Choosing the right mattress is essential for a good night’s sleep!
When you start looking for a new mattress, it is easy to feel overwhelmed as there is so much choice! How do you know which mattress is the right one for you? In this article, we’ll look at how to find the best mattress on the market for your needs.
The first thing to narrow down is the type of mattress that you would like to have. Some common and readily available options include innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses. The most common one is the type with springs but memory foam mattresses are becoming very popular now too. What will suit you best depends on your sleeping position and simply what you find more comfortable to sleep on.
Memory foam mattresses are a great option for keeping your body at a comfortable temperature as they help you regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold.
When choosing a new mattress, you need to make sure that it’s firm enough for your needs. It can feel lovely to sink into a soft mattress for a bit but a firmer option is usually the best one for your back health. A great way to both support your back and add a little bit of soft cosiness, is to add a mattress topper to a firm mattress.
If you can try a mattress in store, then that’s a great opportunity to see how supportive the different options are for you. Different types of sleepers need different things from a mattress. Back sleepers tend to need a firmer option while side-sleepers usually suit a medium to firm option that will allow cushioning around the hips and shoulders. When trying a mattress in a shop, always lay in your usual position and pay attention to how it feels in the different parts of your body. Take your time with this exercise to help you make a good decision.
Online mattress retailers will usually offer a trial period so that you can try out your new mattress risk free and return it if it’s not a good fit for you.
If you’re buying a mattress for a bed frame that you already have, then they have to match of course. If you’re buying a brand new bed too or a mattress with legs, then this is a chance to explore different mattress sizes. If you like to spread out while you sleep or share a bed with a partner, then it’s important that your new mattress is large enough to accommodate this with plenty of room to keep you comfortable.
Hopefully these points will help you if you’re buying a new mattress and are struggling to narrow down your choices!