How To Buy A Mattress
TYPES OF MATTRESSES
These mattresses are made entirely with foam and no coils. They tend to provide above-average contouring to the body, pressure relief, and motion isolation, making them a good fit for side sleepers and couples. Among foams that are used in these mattresses, memory foam & Gel Infused is the most well-known.
A spring mattress has a coil-based support system and few other layers. While the coils offer some support, innersprings often lack in pressure relief. Their sleeping surface is bouncier and has limited motion isolation.
In this mattress all the layers are made with latex rubber. These offer top-notch bounce and durability with moderate contouring. Latex mattresses deliver ultimate comfort. Latex mattresses are an ideal choice for those with back pain or joint pain. latex mattresses is their ability to promote proper spine alignment. Latex is naturally mould resistant and dust mite resistant.
Comfort is subjective, which means that it’s critical to find a mattress that feels right to you.
Firmness describes how hard or soft a bed feels. To compare options, we use a 1-10 firmness scale. It isn’t perfectly scientific, but it does help convey how a mattress feels and who it may be best suited for.
What position are you in when you normally tuck in to fall asleep? And in what position do you find yourself when you wake up?
The answers to these questions can provide key insight to help choose a mattress. The parts of your body that need more support in order to maintain spinal alignment vary based on your sleeping posture. For that reason, choosing a mattress to suit your sleeping position can boost comfort and help avoid aches and pains.
Side sleepers have sharp pressure points where the body is the widest, most notably at the shoulders and hips. On a too-soft mattress, those points will dip out of line with the rest of the spine. On a too-firm mattress, they will feel the impact at those points and be prone to misalignment. Consequently, side sleepers do best with Medium Soft to Medium Firm mattresses.
Stomach sleepers are like back sleepers and put the most pressure on the lumbar spine. They usually do best with a Firm mattress that can keep them out of a U-shape and that won’t feel suffocating when lying face-down on the mattress.
Combination sleepers find themselves in more than one position through the night. They typically should choose a mattress based on the position they spend the most time in. If there’s no primary position, Medium Firm offers the best bet across the sleeping positions. These sleepers should also look for a responsive mattress that facilitates easy movement on the bed.
Like sleeping position, body shape and weight influence the choice of the best mattress to provide spinal support, comfort, and other important features.
With a lighter profile, people who are light weight don’t sink as far into a mattress. To get sufficient contouring, they often benefit from a softer mattress, especially if they sleep on their side and/or have pronounced pressure points. Innerspring mattresses tend to be a poor fit, and foam or hybrid beds are compelling options.
For heavier people, foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses are all solid options and can be selected based on their specific features and designs.
Overweight people will sink further into a mattress, especially near heavier parts of the body, which can risk throwing off spinal alignment. These sleepers usually have better results with mattresses that are a bit firmer to help avoid that risk.