It can be argued that most people spend the most amount of time on their bed compared to any other furniture that they have at home, right? Since they’re asleep for a third of the day on their bed – and after doing some mumbo-jumbo math, that would also mean that approximately one-third of your entire lifespan is spent on your bed! We can’t blame you for enjoying sleep so much!
So if you’re one of those who adore sleeping, then you’re going to agree when we say that choosing the right mattress is extremely important when getting plenty of rest and great sleep! However, if you’re not up to speed on the criteria that you should be following when shopping for a new mattress, then look no further than the list presented before you! Your factors are(but are not limited to) everything in this article!
What Mattress Type Do You Want
I bet you already have a clue about the different types of mattresses there are in stores. Currently, there are three different types that all have their strengths and weaknesses but are still excellent. There is sure to be a list of the best mattresses in each type, so maybe look to those for inspiration.
Hybrid Mattress – Traditional Spring + Memory Foam
A hybrid mattress takes the best of both worlds of traditional spring mattresses and memory foam mattresses. These have outstanding durability and excellent edge support from the traditional spring mattress, and extreme softness and comfort from memory foam mattresses. So if you’re looking for a pretty good balance, then this is your top choice.
Memory Foam Mattresses
A memory foam mattress is the type of mattress that just sinks in wherever you lay down – so it’s kind of like all of your tiredness and exhaustion is just being absorbed by the bed. This type of mattress is probably the most suited for those who sleep on their backs and sides since it’s the most likely to give the most back support.
Traditional Spring Mattress
Traditional spring mattresses have been around the longest. They are probably the most common in households – hence the “traditional” part of their name. This type of mattress has the most durability and edge support since it has the most support with wooden frames and a layer of loads of metal springs.
Focus On What You Want
Just because you’ve seen a mattress online that everyone recommends, that doesn’t exactly mean that that’s the bed you’ve been wanting. For example, if everyone’s been telling you to buy a memory foam mattress, but you’re an overactive sleeper, then maybe that combination won’t work out so well. On the other hand, maybe you’ve wanted the edge support and excellent motion isolation, so a traditional spring mattress would be right up your alley!
How Much Space Do You Have In Your Room
Make sure that the mattress you’re getting fits the space that you have available in your room. You wouldn’t want to have a queen or king-sized bed that would leave you barely any room to move around in your room, now would you? Having an oversized bed would also mess with your room’s aesthetic so if you want a lovely aesthetic find the right bed size!
The Firmness Of The Mattress
Sure, it’s more commonly known that memory foam mattresses are so much softer than traditional spring and hybrid mattresses. However, there are different firmness levels, which means that neither firmer beds nor softer beds are better. You just need to find the right one that you think is perfect.
Too firm of a mattress can give you undesired pressure points, which would feel very uncomfortable. It would also make it harder for your spine to keep its natural alignment as you sleep. Too soft of a bed would mean that the middle of the bed will sag much quicker and give the exact effects of a firm bed – bad spine alignment and poor posture. Of course, you could always go for trial periods if you want to see the long-term effects of the mattress you’re buying.
The Price Of The Mattress
This is probably going to be the most significant limiting factor when you’re deciding on what mattress to spend on. Although we agree that a great bed will be one of the best long-term investments that you’ll make, you shouldn’t go overboard on spending. Instead, make sure that the mattress you’re going to buy doesn’t break your bank and would fit around your desired budget.
It might be harder for you to physically go out and test out the different mattresses yourself since we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. However, there are plenty of online stores that offer trial periods! The sooner you can find the best bed that fits you, then the sooner you can get better sleep and loads of rest!