Did you know that there are 40 million people in the U.S. who suffer from chronic sleep disorders? According to researchers, an estimated 29% of adults only get about six or fewer hours of sleep each night. That’s why it’s not surprising that 1 out of 3 Americans admits that their sleep disorders negatively impact their daily lives.
Getting a good night’s sleep may rely on many factors such as health condition, age, lifestyle, diet, sleep schedule and environment, as well as the mattress you’re using. Well, most people don’t think a lot about mattresses until it’s time for them to get a new one. However, with all the near-limitless options that are readily available to consumers, shopping for a new mattress becomes more difficult and confusing. But don’t worry, this sensible guide will help you decide which mattress suits you best.
Remember, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” mattress. You have to determine what you’re looking for and take into consideration how much money you’re willing to fork over. So, with that in mind, let’s begin with the types of mattresses that are available on the market today.
Which type of mattress suits you best?
Coil mattresses – You can choose from a wide variety and they usually come with sensational product features, as well as a broad price range. The downside is the coil springs may cause back pain and may pop out of the mattress over time. So make sure the mattress is built to last.
Memory foam mattresses – If you’re looking for pressure and pain relief, then a memory foam mattress is ideal for you. They are also highly effective in absorbing movement, so if you have a partner who tends to move a lot during sleep, then you won’t be disturbed. Memory foam is well-known for responding to your body’s weight, contour, and temperature.
Latex mattresses – They are usually made from natural or synthetic rubber and typically provide a very firm support, as well as increased motion transfer between you and your partner. Some sleepers may find them too firm.
Air mattresses – The expensive ones look similar to a conventional innerspring mattress. However, instead of utilizing springs, they use air-filled chambers and are covered by a foam layer on the top. Be warned that these air chambers may be an ideal breeding ground for mold and they are poor in absorbing movement.
Adjustable mattresses – They are very flexible and can bend or elevate at different angles. Adjustable mattresses are quite useful to those who suffer from movement impairment or some type of medical condition.
Here are 7 sure-fire tips that you can follow when buying a new mattress:
1. Do your research. Go online. You’ll save time, gas, and money when you begin your search at home. You’ll be happy to know that shopping for a mattress online is more cost-effective and convenient.
2. Determine your preferred comfort level. They usually range from firm, medium or soft. You also need to consider your sleep position. Do you like to sleep on your side, on your back or on your belly? Once you know, this will help you decide on the comfort level that’s right for you.
3. Consider your budget. Keep in mind that the price tag that goes along with the mattress doesn’t have anything to do with how satisfied you’ll be once you sleep on it. Always be on the lookout for great discounts and the duration of your trial period. Many online mattress stores offer a comfort guarantee up to a month or two so you can get well-acquainted with your new bed.
4. Look for reliable, unbiased reviews. There’s nothing like reading a ton of product reviews before you consider buying a mattress. Most folks are diligent enough to share their personal experiences with their new bed, whether it is a sound investment or not.
5. Ask your partner. Each person has their own unique sleep needs and choosing a mattress is no different. Have your partner participate in the selection process and determine which features best fit your sleep requirements.
6. Don’t get easily persuaded by salespeople. Shopping for a new mattress is a lot like buying a used car. These sellers will usually offer you what they have on stock or a mattress that is unreasonably priced because they want to get a hefty commission. So don’t be afraid to haggle until you get a good deal.
7. Try out your mattress. Don’t be afraid to lie on the mattress inside the store if you have to. However, 10 to 15 minutes isn’t enough to really know if the mattress is right for you. On the other hand, shopping in an online mattress store is more beneficial because you can sleep on their mattress for a longer period of time because you can take full advantage of their trial period.
So, remember, before you make an investment on your new bed, determine what type of mattress is ideal for you. Just follow the tips as mentioned earlier to help guide you before buying your new mattress.
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