We spend a huge portion of our day in our bed. These days, beds aren’t being used just for sleeping. For many of us, they’re also our favourite spot to work, snack, lounge about, and browse our phone for countless hours on. So it’s only right that our mattress should be selected with the utmost care. The average mattress is used 7-9 hours per day, so other than the sofa or your office desk chair, it is the surface you come into contact with most. Do yourself a favour and pick a mattress which is going to provide equal amounts of comfort and support, and not one that is going to leave you aching in the morning with pains that carry on throughout the day before you subject your body to loose springs once again at the end of the day.
Whether you’re looking at single mattresses or doubles, it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed with the sheer choice and multiple options available. Especially when you’re not even sure what all the different types mean.
We’re here to help with our guide on the top things you should consider and the questions you should ask yourself when selecting the ideal mattress for you:
The first thing you need to do is set a budget. The price of mattresses can range massively when it comes to pricing, with additional features and benefits being on offer at the higher end of the market.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on your mattress, as there are plenty of affordable and high-quality ones available, especially with the multiple deals and offers online. Keep in mind that it is a product that can affect your daily life significantly. Poor sleep can be detrimental to your mood and energy levels, so it is worth investing a little more in a good mattress.
Ultimately, you will get what you pay for in the mattress market so don’t go for anything that is too cheap as that may compromise the quality and durability that you’ll get in your product. With cheaper mattresses, it’s also likely that you’ll need to replace them sooner. So you may just end up spending more in the long term.
Decide what level of support you want when selecting the type of mattress that is right for you. The most popular types of mattresses are spring, foam, and latex.
Spring mattresses are suitable for those who are looking for more bounce. Within the spring mattress range, you can select the level of springiness according to your preference.
If you prefer a firmer bed to get a good night’s sleep, then consider a memory-foam mattress. This doesn’t have the bounce of a spring mattress, but it provides great support for those who need a firm base to rest on. There are variations within this type as well, with varying of foam thickness and density which will determine how far you will sink into the bed.
If you want a base that is somewhere between a spring and a foam, then a latex mattress might be the right pick for you. They offer a similar level of firmness as memory foam mattresses, but with a bit more bounce. You can also find latex mattresses that are antimicrobial, which means that you’re less likely to get as many dust mites over the years. They can be a bit more pricey, but they also tend to last a lot longer
Consider your personal requirements, according to your individual lifestyle. Factors such as the position in which you sleep, your body type, and your partner’s needs if you have one are all essential factors to keep in mind when selecting a mattress.
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