Thankfully you only need to make this kind of investment once every 7-10 years, but when the time to change the mattress does come around you’d better to be sure to make the right choice. In order to do things right there are only 3 tips to remember. Keep reading, you are only 3 steps away from choosing the perfect mattress for you.
1- Get the size right
Take your tape measure and start making note of the dimensions of your bed. Normally there won’t be any surprises but everyone knows prevention is always better than cure. Now that you have made sure that your double bed actually is a standard double bed and not a continental double bed, you can move forward and start thinking about the best mattress you can get to fit your bed.
2- Find what level of firmness feels best
How firm is your current mattress? This is actually a tricky question as mattress comfort is more a matter of personal preferences than ratings. We are happy to give you a few tips to help you out but always remember that the best way to find out your comfort preference is to try models and compare them to each other.
- A soft or soft medium mattress is ideal if you like sleeping on your side because it will allow your hips and shoulders to slightly sink into the mattress while providing you with support and comfort.
- A medium mattress is a great choice if you prefer sleeping on your side but also enjoy a firmer feel.
- A firm mattress will support your body correctly if you like sleeping on your back or on your front. Keep in mind that firmer isn’t always better for back pain and as evidence, note that most ortho support mattresses come in a wide range of different firmness ratings but are generally firmer.
3- Choose the type
When it comes to mattresses pretty much all look similar but they are actually all very different. Some people like the feel of memory foam and others prefer traditional sprung mattress. Only you can decide which one will be right for you. However, before deciding you might need to consider the following:
- If the roll together effect is something you often experience with your current mattress, consider a pocket sprung mattress or a memory foam mattress. In the first case the springs are individually wrapped in pockets which allow them to work separately for a better body weight distribution. Memory foam, latex and reflex foam are materials that will also significantly reduce sleep movement and prevent you from tossing and turning during the night.
- Memory foam contours to your body shape and retains the heat produced at night to keep you supported and comfortable. Combined with a cool-feel topper this mattress type helps relieve pressure points while regulating your body temperature.
- If you like traditional and less expensive technology, an open coil mattress is always a good choice. The coils are connected by a wire above and below which means weight isn’t evenly distributed but increases the firmness.
Camille is a home furniture enthusiast and writes on behalf of Wedo Mattresses.