Sleep is important in improving your physical health while healing and repairing blood vessels. A good night’s rest rejuvenates you and allows you to recover from the day’s activities. Lack of sleep, however, affects memory, causes lethargy and can make you feel irritable. Constant tossing and turning during the night can result in sleep deprivation. You feel tired and it difficult for you to function and effectively manage tasks at home and work. Having the right mattress will provide great support and help you sleep well.
How to Determine the Right Mattress for You?
According to WebMD, there is no scientific evidence to prove a direct correlation between a specific mattress type and comfortable sleep. Rather, the mattress you choose is based on personal preference. Evaluate your current mattress and check for the following:
- Is it too soft and sinks in the middle?
- Does your mattress feel uncomfortable or too hard?
- Do you have back pains after lying on your mattress?
- Do you toss and frequently turn throughout the night?
The answers to these questions will help you to determine if your existing mattress is right for you.
When Should You Change Your Mattress?
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, you may need a new mattress. Some old mattresses contribute to sleep discomfort, allergic reactions and asthmatic conditions. Also, consider replacing your mattress if you have had it for a long time. The foam and other materials break down, and the mattress no longer supports your body. Also, if the springs are bursting and protruding from the base or your mattress is sinking and causing discomfort, it’s time for a replacement.
How to Choose Your New Mattress?
To ensure you get the best sleep you ever had, make sure you’re sleeping on the right mattress. Also, consider any medical concerns you may have when making your decision. Proper cushioning and back support are of paramount importance, so select a mattress that is not too hard or too soft. So choose a mattress that gives you the right support for your spine. If you require your head to be elevated to breathe easier, choose an adjustable bed and mattress combo. If you suffer from allergies caused by mites or molds, a hypoallergenic mattress may be the best choice for you.
A Customized Mattress
Some companies help you decide which mattress is best for you based on your preferences and specific needs. They will then customize one based on your desired features and specifications. The mattress should be designed to provide you with comfort, support, and durability for many years. So whether you choose an innerspring, pillow top, gel, latex, memory foam, or air mattress, ensure that it relieves pressure on your joints and body.
Test It, Then Buy It
Visit a home store to see the variety of mattresses available. Choose the size that will work best for you and the designated space. Feel the texture, sit on it, then lie down and change your position occasionally. Lie for a few minutes, especially on the side you prefer to sleep on. Make sure it is comfortable. If the mattress is right for you, you will get optimum support and relaxation. This will help ensure good quality sleep. If you are having difficulty making your decision, seek assistance from the staff.
Selecting the right mattress to improve your sleep is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. You want to get the best quality sleep possible so consider all your options and choose the one that works well for you and your wallet. Keep in mind that a high-priced brand name mattress may not be ideal for you so balance functionality and suitability with cost.
Hi, I’m Charleston, a family man and the founder of FoldUpMattress, a blog that provides honest guides and information on choosing mattresses and beds. I also love to share my helpful tips to solve some mattress issues from my experience.