An average adult needs 7 hours of sleep every day to ensure that their body can recover from the stresses of the day’s activities; however, only few people have a good night’s sleep. Aside from health problems, one common problem associated with poor sleep is the right type of mattress.
Buying something you are unfamiliar with can be daunting and sometimes asking the sales persons can be a problem as some are unscrupulous and may sell you the cheapest or the most expensive one without really asking what the customer needs. So before you purchase your mattress, here are some things that you ought to consider.
Support. Before you buy that luxurious and soft looking mattress, it is important to know what mattress you specifically need. Do you need one that supports your whole body so you don’t feel any pain when you wake up in the morning? Too soft or too hard of a mattress can cause a painful morning when you wake up so consider the comfort level that you want.
Comfort. Some mattress are made with motion separation which prevents the bed from dipping when one moves back and forth while lying in the bed. This is ideal for married couples or those who sleep with someone as the companion would not feel too much motion from the other side thus having a restful sleep.
Dimension. Once you decide on the type of mattress, one other thing to consider is the size and dimension of the mattress. This is important as small ones may leave your feet dangling and too big may not fit your bedroom or bed frame. If you have a partner, you should also consider whether there is enough room for the two of you to sleep without having your elbows touching constantly. Twins, Queens and Kings are the common sizes with the King being the biggest.
Types. Mattresses can come in different types of materials and choosing the right one can also affect your sleep. The air mattress is the most popular one as they are lightweight and portable so one can just inflate them using the electric control and have an instant bed made. For people on a budget, futons are great alternatives. Although relatively thin, they can be used as toppers to add comfort to one’s existing mattress.
For people who have allergies, latex mattresses are a popular choice because of the material used which is hypoallergenic and also dust mite resistant making it a comfort to sleep in. One last type is a recent one, which is the memory foam mattress. These mattresses are popular as they mold to the sleeper’s body which retain the heat and imprint of the person sleeping thus relieving pressure while retaining comfort.
For more information on mattresses and other guides, please visit https://www.sleepassociation.org/mattresses/mattress.