Sleep is an important part of your physical and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, you may not be getting an adequate night of rest due to your mattress. Whether it is old and worn or not suited to your body's needs, your mattress can cause pain and discomfort while limiting you from receiving a sufficient night of sleep. Most experts believe the lifespan of a mattress is around eight years. If your mattress has reached this age or you just want to improve how you sleep and your quality of life, here are a few things you need to consider.
1. Mattress Type
When you first visit a mattress store or furniture retailer, you will most likely be overwhelmed by the different options available. The type of mattress you choose is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Therefore, you should try out each type, lying down on the different mattresses for a few minutes at a time.
An innerspring mattress is one of the most common types. A spring is the main component of this mattress. Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular because they mold to the shape of your body, which is beneficial if you sleep with a spouse or partner. Hybrid mattresses offer the best of both worlds. These mattresses are created using a combination of springs and memory foam.
2. Mattress Support
Each type of mattress will be available in different support levels, so you will need to decide which is most comfortable for you.
If you prefer a good amount of support that feels you are sleeping on a floor covered in carpet, opt for a firm mattress. A plush mattress will make you feel like you are resting on clouds. Pillow-top mattresses are also types that offer the best of both worlds. Pillow-top gives you a plush top layer with a deeper support that is helpful if you have back or neck pain.
3. Mattress Size
Lastly, the size of your mattress matters. Consider measuring your bedroom before heading to the mattress store. This will ensure you choose a mattress size that will work for your room. Bigger may seem better, but a larger king size bed will not work in every bedroom.
Make sure your mattress size accommodates all the positions that you and your partner sleep in. If you or your partner tend to move around a lot while sleeping, the largest size you can fit in your room may be best.
Buying a new mattress does not have to be an overwhelming task. These tips will help guide you through the shopping process. For more information on finding firm mattresses, contact your local retailer.