We’ve all been there. You toss and turn all night, unable to find the right spot. Maybe your significant other likes to sleep on pillows while you sleep like on a concrete slab like a war vet. Sound familiar? Well, it sounds like you need help finding the right mattress. You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when you’re shopping for a perfect night’s sleep.
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The most popular mattress types are inner spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and adjustable air mattresses. Each has pros and cons when it comes to durability and comfort customization. In you find yourself being indecisive, this quiz can help!
Mattress firmness plays a huge role in the quality of your sleep. Mattresses that are too firm or too soft can cause aches and pains, so it‘s recommended that you test a mattress for 10- to 15 minutes in store before making a purchase. Or if you’re like me and afraid to stand up to your fiance, get the soft one and learn to sleep on your back. She’s worth it, I promise! Speaking of…
Your mattress should match your sleeping style (side, back, face-down, etc.). You want a mattress that keeps your spine in proper alignment. For example, some mattresses are better for side sleepers, while others are better for back sleepers. I can confirm that a super soft mattress requires me to stretch for an extra half hour if I slept on my tummy.
It’s not quite as simple as choosing between a king and a queen mattress. You should also consider your height, as some mattresses are a better fit for shorter people while tall people will want a longer mattress so their limbs aren’t hanging over the edge of the bed. Like to have your pets in bed with you too? Don’t forget to account for that.
For couples, you should consider how the mattress reacts when one person moves, so the other person’s sleep isn’t disturbed in the middle of the night. Just because you slept like a baby doesn’t mean the other person did. The next thing you know your morning coffee gets “accidentally” knocked over on you. I’m just saying.
So there you have it, all the information you could ever want when finding the right mattress. Yes, I’m brilliant, I know. It’s quite possible that there’s never been a more helpful person in human history – except maybe for this guy. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, whether sleep related or not. Until next time!