1. Time For A New Mattress?
If you’re considering dropping in to the mattress sale, odds are that you’ve already started wondering about whether your current mattress needs to be replaced. To set your mind at ease, here are the signs:
Are you waking up tired, achy, or uncomfortable?
Are you tossing and turning every night?
Is your mattress more than 8-10 years old?
If any of these are true, then it’s time for a new mattress.
2. What’s Your Budget?
While “you get what you pay for” isn’t a universal, it’s true that in the world of mattress buying price is something you need to consider. Generally, setting a starting budget of about $1000 is a good place to begin. (Remember, however, that you can get a quality mattress at a discount at any of our stores. In this case, “you get the quality indicated by the what original price was before our markdown” might be a better maxim.) In general, the more specialized sleeping needs you have, the more you can expect to budget. But a good mattress is not a place to skimp. Remember, you spend almost half your life asleep, and quality sleep can have a significant impact on your health, emotional well-being, and even your productivity at work. A good mattress is one place where it really pays to invest.
3. How Do You Sleep?
Have you ever wondered what “firmness level” is best for you? Here’s a quick rule of thumb, based on how you sleep.
For back sleepers, choose a mattress of medium firmness.
For side sleepers, choose a softer mattress, such as a pillow top, to minimize pressure on your knee, hip, and shoulder joints.
For stomach sleepers, choose a robust firmness to minimize the amount your torso sinks into the mattress, and provide support to your spine.
4. Getting The Best Sleep
Lastly, remember that the best way to ensure that a mattress is right for you is to try it out. When you go to the store to select your mattress, remember to bring your pillow, and stretch out on the mattress you’re considering. If you often sleep with a partner, have them accompany you and try the bed too, in order to make sure that it meets both of your needs.
A good night’s sleep is too important to leave to chance. If your mattress is letting you down, don’t wait until you’re in pain, groggy, or simply unhappy. A quality mattress is an easy way to invest in your health, mental focus, and even in your relationships. We’d love to help you find one!
How To Choose A Mattress – www.sleepopolis.com
The 11 Biggest Health Benefits Of Sleep – www.huffingtonpost.com