Good sleep is essential, and that’s a fact. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body will be low on energy, which means that you will feel tired throughout the day, and your productivity will be down. What’s more, if you have big disparities when it comes to at what hour you are going to sleep, you might develop a sleeping disorder and worse.
One of the things that help with that is having a comfortable bed, including the mattress, which has to be perfectly adapted to your needs. However, with so many products available on the market, choosing the right mattress can be quite a challenge. As experts from Mattress Guides say, “The mattress world is a jungle.”
That’s why we created this ultimate mattress-buying guide, which will help you choose the perfect mattress. So, without any further ado, let’s just jump right into it.
Types Of Mattresses
The first thing that you need to know when choosing the perfect mattress is what are the types available on the market – and there are a lot. However, we will focus on the most prominent ones, which people choose the most. Those are:
This is the perfect type for those who seek comfort and support, as gradually conforms to your body as you sleep. It is also especially recommended for those who sleep on their side. Additionally, the several layers of foam that this mattress has prevented it from sagging in the middle, which means that you will not have to flip the mattress routinely.
Gel Mattresses dissipate your body heat more effectively than other types of mattresses. In most cases, the gel is added to the support system or upholstery layer in foam mattresses.
Pillow Top mattresses of this type have an additional layer of upholstery added to them, which gives them the similar ‘sinking’ feeling you would get with a memory foam mattress. You can choose the softness as they are generally used with an innerspring or coil mattress.
This type of mattress uses the internal support of metal springs. Generally speaking, you can measure the quality of support by looking at the number of coils in the design – their amount determines how well it will conform to your body. Depending on the kind of innerspring mattress you buy, it will be the right choice for those sleeping on their back, side, or tummy.
This is one of the most flexible, if not the most flexible type of mattress available on the market. It allows you to adjust the base too, for example, provide more back support or elevate your head. They are a great choice for those who struggle with sleep-related problems.
Latex as the name might suggest, they use latex foam instead of memory foam as it is less dense and heating. Good for back, side and tummy sleepers.
What To Look For When Buying A Mattress?
Since your bed is the place in which you will spend the most time in comparison to other pieces of furniture in your house, it is normal that you’d want it to be as comfortable as possible – that includes the mattress. That’s why when looking for a mattress, you need to pay attention to several things.
The first thing is your sleeping position, as depending on whether you like to sleep on your back, side, tummy, etc., a different type of mattress will be your perfect choice.
The second thing is especially important if you are sharing a bed with someone else, for example, your partner – that is the motion transfer and disturbance. In simple words, it means how much the person on one side of the bed will feel the movements of the second person on the bed. For example, on mattresses with high motion transfer, if a person sleeping on the right turns, the person on the left might feel it. This can disrupt sleep, which is not something that most people will appreciate.
The third thing that you should consider before buying a mattress is the firmness. Even though the experts say that the best choice has a mattress with medium firmness, if you have pain in your back or you just want to have a great sleep, there is nothing wrong with choosing a softer or firmer mattress instead. As long as it suits your needs, it’s all good.
Choosing the right mattress is not hard, as long as you know what you are doing and what you need to look for. Remember that choosing ‘the best mattress on the market’ is usually not a good option – your mattress has to be the best for you and your needs, which means that often what is good for others is not god for you.
Now, you are ready for your mattress shopping! The only thing that we can say to you at this point is Good Luck!