How to Choose a Mattress that is Best for You – Buying Guide

We may take our sleep for granted but the truth is, there are hundreds of benefits if we get a good night’s sleep regularly. Having a regulated and timely sleep can ensure the following things: healthy weight sustenance, counter to drastic mood swings, hormonal balance, muscle relaxation and so much more.

There’s much debate on what “timely” sleeping means. For some people, sleeping for 5 hours can be enough while for others, a good night’s sleep means at least ten hours a day. On average, experts have deduced that sleeping at night and for at least 7 hours on a daily basis is what’s actually required for an adult.

In children, the hours can be extended to ten hours at night as well. Sleeping at night cannot possibly be compensated by sleeping in the evening or afternoon. If you’re suffering from consistent but minor health concerns and cannot seem to figure out the cause, fixing your sleeping pattern should be the first action. When trying to balance and maintain your sleeping pattern, the bed on which you sleep plays a significant role.

Your bed set has your favorite bed sheets, a comforter, your sleeping pillow but most importantly, your mattress. Your mattress needs to be selected carefully based on your body type and physical concerns (if any) to ensure your sleeping pattern is not disturbed. Once you select the correct mattress, you will experience adequate sleeping, regulated sleeping pattern and a general uplifting of your overall behavior and lifestyle.

Did you know you spend one third of your life in your bed, on your mattress? So how do you select which one to spend that amount of time and money on? Here’s your ultimate guide to invest in the best mattress suited to your needs.

1. Firmness

It is important to check the firmness of the mattress you purchase. This can only be done when you head over the bedding store. That’s why you can never depend on an online mattress purchase. You need to sit on and feel the firmness of the mattress to purchase the correct one for your body type.

There are some people who like mattresses with a little bounce. Those mattresses have bouncy springs inside and have a tendency to revert back a jump or physical push when placed against their surface. Some mattresses on the other hand are very stiff and do not revert back any action. This is truly a personal choice based on sleeping preferences but it plays a vital role in selection of your mattress.

2. Your Sleeping Position

Sleeping Position Mattress Buying Guide

Mattresses also have a “pressure” oriented feel for the customers. There are mattresses that respond differently to relieve stress and pressure from your body, when you lay on them. Interestingly, their response depends on your sleeping position.

If you tend to sleep on your side, your preference should be a cushy memory foam. The cushy memory foam has innersprings along with a fluffy top to ensure body adjusts to the springs, no matter what the sleeping position.

If you tend to sleep on your stomach, getting a memory foam mattress would be the worst decision! You need a smooth top mattress, usually an air-filled foam or a latex mattress. This way, your body will not indulge in the density of the foam or spring and will sustain its position by remaining at one angle on top.

If you tend to sleep on your back, you need to make sure you find something in between of firmness and bouncy. There’s no particular mattress for your sleeping position but you need to ensure you lay straight on a mattress for at least one-two minutes to check if you feel comfortable on it.

3. Beware of Allergies

In case you have allergies and reaction to fabric and fabric softeners, selecting your mattress should also be a relevant decision. Certain mattresses are home to bed bugs and termites.

However, the foam and latex mattresses are both antimicrobial and dust and mold resistant. Selecting either of the two can be your way to a sleep haven at home! You can also get bouncy and fluffy mattresses from the top, but their springs and air inside will have you restricted to using them with allergen-restricted encasing.

4. Room Temperature

The room temperature is also a factor in deciding which mattress you want for your sleeping. Interestingly, both your body temperature and the room temperature can combine and set a temperature for the mattress that it is not made for.

If the room temperature is mostly hot, you should prefer a mattress that does not absorb all the heat, rather releases it. Latex and foam can hold the heat inside and make your body hotter while you sleep.

If you live in a climate which is mostly cold, choosing a latex or foam mattress is a good option. But if you sleep hot, these two mattresses are a definite no! In that case, go for a mattress that sleeps cool, like Purple.

5. Hybrid Mattresses

hybrid mattress

There are times when multiple factors are playing a role in selecting your mattress. You may have a straight sleeping pattern but you might also want allergen-restricting mattress. The best thing to ensure your sleep is protected, regulated and is gained from the most is to look out for hybrid mattresses.

Most bedding companies produce hybrid mattresses that contain qualities of two or more main types of mattresses. If you cannot decide which factor plays the most important role, you can always check out these hybrid mattresses. Not only will you be getting more qualities in a single product, you will sleep better.

Hybrid mattresses may be slightly costlier than mattresses that are made with one specialty. However, such an investment is a must to make. You are bound to use one mattress for at least 10 years, depending on the company you choose.

Now that you know the various considerable factors that you need to understand before purchasing a mattress, you can select your mattress at your favorite company. Don’t forget to lay down on each one until you find the perfect choice!