Buying The Right Mattress

Get a good nights sleep again when you replace or upgrade your mattress. It’s strange but true. Despite the fact that about 30% of our life on this planet is spent on the bed, most of us hardly pay attention to the bed or the mattress that we sleep on. Whether you blame it on tiredness, stress, or lack of time or any thing else, buying a mattress is the last thing most spend any time thinking about. Perhaps, this is the reason, why despite six hours of sleep, most of us are tired and stressed out in the morning; simply because we don’t have the right kind of mattress we need!

So, how does one go about buying a mattress – albeit the right one? What are the factors to consider? There are many such questions that the modern day men and women keep wondering about. Here are some answers to help you get started:

Feathery, soft, and fluffy mattresses are good for fairy tales and movies. In real life you need a mattress that can support your back and neck. It should be smooth sans any kind of depressions, valleys, and bumps. Of course, there is a difference between being firm and downright stiff. A hard or a stiff mattress may affect your hips and shoulders. The rule of thumb that needs to be followed here is that the mattress should support your body and yet mold to it. A firm and slightly supportive mattress that is neither squishy nor completely hard is the ideal choice. You also should remember that with time the support and the firmness of the mattress decreases. Most mattresses last for about ten years after which they tend to sag and become lumpy; a sure shot signal for replacement.

There are different types of mattresses like depending upon the make and type. These include Polyurethane foam mattresses, innerspring mattresses, waterbeds and folding mattress. Most people feel hot when they sleep on polyurethane foam mattresses. These mattresses are good for cold whether. The innerspring mattresses have insulated and padded tempered steel coils rows. The more the number of coils, the higher the firmness. Innersprings are preferred by most since they are drier and cooler and are available in varying degrees of firmness. Waterbeds are preferred by some people to the exclusion of everything else, while others complain that they tend to sag a lot. Before buying a mattress, it’s advisable that you try sleeping on all these types, so that you know what you want.

When it comes to buying a mattress, size does matter. Considering the fact that we twist and turn about 30 times every night, a bigger mattress is definitely a better option. Sleeping cramped up or hanging out of the bed makes no sense. Hence, it’s advisable to buy a big bed and mattress so that even with your partner you have ample space of your own.

Finally make sure that when you are buying a mattress, it has a return policy and a reasonable warranty period, which can allow you to return it incase of any problems. Investing in a good mattress is a great way to beat the stress and get some ample sleep!