Mattress Buying Guide

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A How to Guide to Buying a Mattress

Because sleep is important to your mental and physical health, a poor night’s sleep can affect every part of your life. Lack of restorative sleep affects all aspects of daily life causing mental and physical issues that are presented throughout ones day, including lack of focus, lower energy levels, emotional instability and physical weakness. While a good mattress isn’t the only piece of the puzzle required to create a good night’s sleep, it is an essential one that will decide how you sleep through the night and allows your body to rejuvenate overnight. Without the right mattress, you can find yourself tossing and turning during the night and preventing healthy sleep. But how do you find a mattress that fits your need? With this guide and tips, you’ll have the knowledge you need for a smart and successful bed search.

Size First

Before you start your bed search, you will need to determine what size bed best meets your needs. There are a number of factors to consider, such as the size of your bedroom, how much sleeping room do you need and who will be using it. King and Queen are the most popular mattress sizes, although different sized beds fill different roles. See the size chart below to get started. If you are worried about being able to fit a bed through tight spaces, a “split” foundation can solve the problem.


Set a Budget

A mattress is something that you use for a third of your day, everyday, so it makes sense to put your money into something that will last. Using financing options will assist in budgeting on a monthly basis to allow consumers to purchase a good quality mattress that will provide a restful nights sleep. When setting a budget be open minded until you have taken the time to test a few mattresses to understand how the price will alter the difference in quality and feel.

Personal Preference Rules

There are countless varieties of mattresses on the market today, ranging from incredibly soft to very firm. In order to get the right mattress for you (and your partner), you will need to try out a number of different models to decide which will provide you with the best nights sleep. In addition to firmness, another variable that needs to be considered is the style of mattress that you choose. Some mattresses use springs to support your body weight, while others use foam. Different style of mattresses will provide a unique feel when you lay down. The key to this process is comfort testing. Lay on the three different distinct feels and the major different support styles in the store to decide which is best for you and your sleeping partner.

Don’t Wait Too Long

Waiting too long to replace an old and worn mattress can have negative consequences for your health. Not only will you struggle to get a good night’s sleep on an old mattress, you also may notice that aches and pains are beginning to occur in various places around your body. Our support and comfort needs change over time. It is important to replace an old mattress before it causes problems, so be proactive about finding a suitable replacement as soon as possible. By the time most of us realize we need a new mattress, it has been affecting our sleep for quite a while.