1. Make Sure Your Mattress Fits Your Size
Did you know that your bed should fit your body? It seems intuitive, but many people choose a bed based on every other factor besides the one that really counts: how will it impact their own physical comfort? In general, a good rule of thumb is that taller and heavier people tend to be more comfortable with “standard” or inner-spring mattresses, which can offer better support. Thinner or petite people often find an inner-spring mattress to be too firm, and may be more comfortable with a latex or memory-foam mattress.
2. Make Sure Your Mattress Fits Your Frame
Advances in modern mattress technology have had a dual effect: you can get both very comfortable mattresses that are relatively thin, and very comfortable standard mattresses that are quite thick. Most mattress frames or “foundations”, in past years, were designed for thinner mattresses. When used with modern, thicker mattresses, some people find the resulting bed surface unpleasantly high. It’s good to keep in mind, however, that for some users, such as those who are recovering from hip surgery, a high bed surface can actually be preferable.
3. Consider Any Medical Conditions You May Have
If you have chronic pain you already know that a good night’s sleep can make all the difference between having a great day and one where you spend all your time just trying to get ahead of your pain. Did you know, however, that different styles of mattress are generally recommended for different pain conditions? Those with arthritis, for example, can benefit from a mattress that offers excellent support without creating pressure points–this is often a traditional or inner-spring style. Those with fibromyalgia, on the other hand, often find that memory foam is more comfortable.
In the long run, the best way to make sure that a mattress is right for you is to try it. Don’t be shy about talking to the sales professional when you’re mattress-shopping with your list of requirements, and don’t be shy about asking to lie down on the mattress and see how it feels to you. In the end, you’re the best judge of what’s comfortable and what’s not!
Tips On Bying A High-Quality Mattress – www.spine-health.com
Why Sleep Is The No 1 Most Important Thing – www.shape.com