Sleep matters, to the extent that a night of inconsistent sleep can leave you cranky the entire next day. Protecting your night’s sleep
is incredibly vital for your health.
Research suggests that the surfaces you sleep on providing different comfort levels and hence decide your quality of sleep. Investing in a well-thought mattress for sleeping can in return reward you with a harmonious sleep.
While choosing the right mattress can be perplexing and time-consuming, it is ultimately a matter of personal preference. In this blog, we will look at different ways to choose and replace your mattress for better sleep.
Table of Contents
Is a New Mattress Really Required?
Choosing as Per Your Height and Body Weight
Mattress as Per Your Sleeping Position
Age as a factor
In Case of Serious Concerns, Discuss with Your Ortho/Physio Consultant Before Making a Purchase
Test Mattresses in Stores
Look for Warranty
Examine and Analyze Your Current Mattress – Is a New Mattress Really Required?
Do you wake up sore even after a good night’s sleep? Have your allergies triggered recently? Does your mattress show signs of wear? Is your mattress squeaky? Does your super soft mattress have unusual odors?
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, it’s high time you replace your existing mattress. Old mattresses (more than 7-8 years) eventually lose out on the comfort they are built to provide and make your body sore overnight instead of resting it. They also nest bacteria and other allergens which further triggers and elevates your allergies.
A quick checklist for choosing your mattress includes the following:
- Try consulting a bed advisor in the store
- Lay down on different beds and compare mattress firmness before making the final decision.
- Take at least 30 mins to try different mattresses. You may lie down in your normal sleeping position and try the mattress.
- If you are not able to make a decision, try a slightly firmer bed.
Listed below are the seven most significant ways to choose and replace your mattress for sleeping:
1. Choosing the Right Mattress Size as Per Your Height and Body Weight
Sleeping mattresses are available in different sizes mainly 72” x 75”, 72” x 78”, 72” x 80”, 78” x 80” and also custom size. Most common thickness options available are 8”, 10” and 12”. Choosing the right mattress is extremely important for a snug fit in your bed.
Do remember, if you feel like sinking into the bed, it is probably too soft. If you don’t sink in at all, the bed is too firm. A 10”-12” thick mattress caters to most of the body types. Average weight sleepers weighing 70-90 Kgs can opt for a soft mattress whereas a heavy-weight sleeper weighing more than 90 Kgs should definitely consider a harder mattress. The added body weight can easily be catered by a more firm mattress.
The more body weight you carry, the harder the mattress should be to keep you afloat on your bed and provide optimum comfort. Eventually, listen to your body and notice how good the mattress makes you feel.
2. Mattress as Per Your Sleeping Position
What position do you prefer sleeping inside, back or stomach? A side sleeper should avoid mattresses that are too firm or too soft whereas a back sleeper should prefer a medium firm mattress. If you prefer sleeping on your stomach, prefer a highly firm mattress to support the natural curvature of your spine and other joints. Deeply examine your sleeping pattern to decide on the perfect mattress your body will respond to.
3.Considering Age While Choosing a Mattress
Older adults often experience irregular sleep patterns due to poor health conditions. Owing to their body weight, the density of bones, and muscular strength, elderly people should not prefer a too soft mattress, making it difficult for them to come out of the bed while also avoiding an extremely firm mattress in order to support them and avoid bodily pain. A Posture Care® mattress can be one of the favorable choices owing to its advanced pocketed coil that adapt to body contours.
4. In Case of Serious Concerns, Discuss with Your Ortho/Physio
Consultant Before Making a Purchase
If you suffer from conditions related to your neck or spine, discuss with your therapist about their recommendation. Try to choose a mattress that supports the natural curvature of the body promoting better alignment for your spine. An orthopedic® is best suited for such cases.
5. Test Mattresses in Stores
Browse through stores to test the available mattresses and find that one perfect mattress for yourself. Consult a bed advisor in the store. Take off your shoes and test the mattress to the extent as if you already own it. A good mattress is the one that retains its firmness over years.
Also, check online reviews related to specific mattress models from top players in the industry. Longevity and durability are utterly important aspects for a mattress.
6. Look for Warranty
Ensure mattress warranty in case of manufacturing defects and breakdowns. Premium manufacturers usually provide 10 to 15, even 20 years warranty on their mattresses. Do ensure understanding the warranty details beforehand.
Choosing a mattress is a decision that can affect your sleep and eventually your health. Generally, your perfect mattress should support your spine curvature and maintain your body temperature. We believe these recommendations will help you find the mattress that suits you best.
Now that you are adequately aware of mattress choosing parameters, shop our wide selection of mattresses.
The Presidential Suite® mattress is the best luxurious Natural Latex foam mattress with superior comfort. The Beauty Sleep® mattress is the soft plush mattress quilted with cotton fabric and 100% certified Natural Latex with advanced pocket coil . The Posture Care® being the ultimate medium-firm mattress for your spine is the preferable choice for comfort lovers be it active adults or moms to be. The Orthopedic® mattress provides the optimum support for users with back pain issues.
Feel free to contact us in case of any queries. Our experts can assist you find your dream mattress. Happy Sleep! Follow on Facebook