Have you noticed your mattress is less comfortable or supportive than it used to be?
Are you tossing and turning all night? It could be time to trade in your mattress for a new one. If you’re planning on doing so, here are three important things to look for when buying a new mattress.
Buying A New Mattress
1. The right support
We all have our own unique set of needs when it comes to a mattress. Some basic things include our height, weight and how active we are. Some people also have existing injuries or problems, particularly with their spines, that require specialist support.
Then, of course, there is personal preference with regards to mattress firmness and what positions we like to sleep in. A good starting point is to head to a bedding specialist, who can provide professional and expert advice on the type of mattresses available and which ones will provide you with optimal support and comfort. Retailers who specialise in bedding usually offer a better range of mattresses, especially those that are endorsed by experts such as physiotherapists and chiropractors. Make sure you try out mattresses made from different materials, such as innerspring, memory foam and latex.
2. Comfort guaranteed
When you are trying out mattresses in shops, be sure to have a good lie on them – aim for 10 to 15 minutes. Do your best to push aside any embarrassment you have about doing this. A mattress is an expensive and very important purchase, so you want to make the best choice possible. For complete peace of mind about your purchase, make sure you buy your mattress from a retailer who provides a guarantee that will allow for a return or exchange if your chosen mattress doesn’t end up being right for you.
3. Maintenance requirements
While buying a quality mattress is important, knowing how to look after it is vital. The type of mattress you buy will determine how you need to look after it. Some mattresses need to be rotated or turned while others do not. Also, many of the materials now used in mattresses are sensitive to household cleaning products, so knowing how best to clean them is key.
Buying a mattress is a very significant purchase – and not just because they’re expensive. We spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping, so getting a comfortable mattress that properly supports your body is critical.