1. How Do You Sleep?
Do you curl up on your side, lie on your back, or sprawl on your stomach? Doctors now agree that none of these sleeping positions is bad, but they do require different levels of supportiveness from a mattress and different strategies with a pillow. If you’re a side sleeper, for instance, you’ll most likely appreciate a mattress that offers support but also has enough padding to ensure that you don’t develop painful pressure points at your hips and shoulders. If you’re a back sleeper, often firmness is what determines whether you find a bed comfortable. And stomach sleepers will find that they do better with softer mattresses.
2. Do You Share Your Bed?
If you sleep with a partner, you may find that the motion transfer allowed by traditional inner-spring mattresses wakes you up every time your partner rolls over. If you find sleeping with someone else’s movement disturbing, consider trying a memory foam mattress or one of the other mattresses specifically designed to isolate movement and avoid “bounce”.
3. Do You Have Mobility Issues?
On the other hand, if you are overweight or have mobility issues, a traditional inner-spring mattress may be more comfortable for you, and many people find it easier to get out of bed when using a traditional inner-spring mattress. On the other hand, if you have fibromyalgia or some other types of chronic pain, memory foam mattresses that “mold” to your body might offer you better support with fewer pressure points.
Mattress shopping is ultimately a matter of preference, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to go on but a few minutes spent “test-driving” a mattress on the showroom floor. Many mattress companies offer a warranty and/or a “love it or your money back” policy, so don’t be afraid to take the plunge! A great night’s sleep is vital to your health and happiness in many ways, so don’t put up with an old, worn-out, or uncomfortable mattress any longer. Improved sleep is at your fingertips — why not check out your options today?
How To Tell You Need A New Mattress – www.usa.philips.com
Choosing The Best Mattress Type For You – www.webmd.com