There is nothing more enjoyable at the end of a hard day than sinking into a warm and cozy, comfortable bed. But for many, the joys of a good nights sleep is tempered with discomfort and a whole lot of tossing and turning in the middle of the night, due to having an old mattress.
With a staggering 75% of Americans alone suffering the effects of a poor nights rest, its small wonder that most of us are looking to improve our bedroom environment for a better nights kip. One of the main factors in our rest is our ability to get comfortable. This involves hypoallergenic sheets if you have asthma, keeping your room cool and of course, having the right mattress for your needs.
As a guideline, it is recommended you replace an old mattress with new when the previous one either starts to sag, become progressively uncomfortable or reaches around seven to eight years old. This is due to several reasons, particularly for the alignment of the spine, which can cause back pain if not straight whilst you sleep.
But mattresses aren’t a cheap commodity and with what can seem like a perfectly good mattress at home, its no wonder people are loathed to shell out the cash for a new one.
But what to look for when purchasing a new mattress? Of course, it’s more than just a price tag and like a new pair of shoes its imperative to find a mattress that suits your needs and comfort.
With the advent of the internet there are more ways than ever to shop but when it comes to mattresses a good rule of thumb is to try before you buy. Whilst the internet may offer the best prices and has the upside of customer reviews, it is often better to visit your local mattress store to experience the comfort for yourself. Once you are set on a particular one, then go home and order your bargain online.
Researching prior to shopping can also have huge benefits. Think about your requirements for a good nights sleep. What position do you sleep in? Do you prefer to sleep on your side or back? Do you sleep alone or with a partner? All these things can add up when trying to snooze serenely so its best to address these questions now rather than later.
If you or your partner suffer from any medical conditions it might also be beneficial to consult with a doctor for their advice on the best type of support and materials for your comfort. For instance, if you need added support a GP may recommend a pocket spring mattress.
At the end of the day, there is no one size fits all when it comes to a mattress and choosing one is very subjective. Picking a mattress comes down to one basic principle and that is, do you enjoy laying on it. If the answer is anything but yes, then that’s not the mattress for you.