People spend one-third of their lives in bed! When you think about it that way, a mattress is a huge factor in the quality of your life.
We are lucky to have so many different mattress options. Memory foam, sleep number, firm mattresses, different mattress sizes and more! However, with so many options, you might be wondering how to find the right mattress for you.
In this article we are going to be looking at price, the lifespan of a mattress, the firmness of the mattress, and more to help you make the perfect decision.
Learn About the Different Mattress Types
A great place to start when you are choosing a new mattress is to take time to learn about the different types.
Latex mattresses are an alternative to memory foam mattresses. The foam is made of latex, as the name suggests.
Latex foam heats up less than other alternatives to keep you cool at night. Latex mattresses offer overall comfort and bounce and are great for sleepers who do not like the contouring element of memory foam mattresses.
Memory foam mattresses are made up of a foam that is meant to hug and contour to your body. This provides great pressure relief for sleepers.
However, not all memory foam mattresses are created equal so make sure to do your research. A lot of memory foam mattresses have a reputation for being hot, but technology has come a long way and memory foam mattresses are cooler.
Coil mattresses offer a spring system inside the mattress that is great for responsiveness and overall support. The more coils that there are in the mattress, the more support you will have.
Coils are a more traditional mattress type, so if this suits you, you are in luck!
A pillow-top can be added on top of another mattress type, (coil, latex, memory, etc.) The purpose of a pillow-top is to add a layer between you and the mattress that will provide you with additional comfort.
With a pillow-top, you are going to feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.
Air beds have air as the main system of support. The great part about air beds is that they have adjustable firmness.
This is great for a couple that have different firmness preferences. Additionally, as long as the technology holds up, this mattress type is extremely durable.
Adjustable base mattresses are becoming increasingly popular. An adjustable base mattress allows you to increase support for your back, raise your head or feet, and more.
If you have any medical concerns that are related to your sleeping habits, this is a great option for you. Conditions like acid reflux, back pain, sleep apnea, and more can be helped with an adjustable base mattress.
Choose Your Mattress Size
Choosing a mattress size should be an easy step in this process. Your mattress size depends on your size.
Naturally, taller people are going to be more comfortable in a larger bed like a king or even a California king, and smaller people are going to be more comfortable in a twin or a queen.
To know for sure, make sure to look at a mattress size chart before making your purchase!
Read Customer Reviews
It is a good idea to read customer reviews about your favorite mattress choices.
Your mattress may be comfortable, but you also want to make sure that it is durable and that you are purchasing from a great company. Customer reviews will tell you all you need to know about purchasing a mattress from a particular company and if the mattress will stand the test of time.
Test Out Your Mattress
Reading about mattresses is one thing, but you really can’t make a final decision until you try a mattress out.
This is especially important if you are purchasing a mattress for two people to share. You want to make sure that both people are comfortable!
There are mattress stores that will allow you to go and try out their mattresses, but there are also a lot of services that will let you try out your mattress for a few days or even weeks to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with your decision.
What Is Your Budget?
Mattress prices can vary greatly! You can purchase a mattress for as low as a hundred dollars, up to a million dollars!
Don’t forget that a more expensive mattress does not necessarily mean that it is a better option for you. There are plenty of mattresses within your budget that will have you catching z’s in no time.
When considering your budget, remember that you spend 8 hours every day on your mattress! Investing in a good mattress is the same as investing in your health. Once you have decided on a price, avoid the temptation to try out mattresses that are outside of your budget.
Now You Know How to Find the Right Mattress
Now you know how to find the right mattress for you! You now know the different types of mattresses and their qualities, the right size mattress for you, and how to make sure you are purchasing a quality mattress.
You now have the skills to make a smart mattress purchase and make sure that it is a match made in heaven.
You deserve to feel like you are sleeping in a cloud every night! Enjoy this article? Make sure to check out our blog for more.