Consider these factors before purchasing your mattress:
Comfort: When selecting a mattress, it is important to choose one that is comfortable for you. You should consider your preferred sleeping position, as well as any pressure points you may have. For example, if you are a side sleeper, you may need more cushioning to prevent your shoulders and hips from sinking too far into the mattress. If you are a back sleeper, you may need more support to keep your spine aligned. Additionally, if you experience any pressure points while sleeping, such as hip or shoulder discomfort, you may need to look for a mattress that offers more cushioning in those areas. It is also important to consider the firmness level of the mattress, as some people prefer a firmer mattress while others prefer a softer mattress. After considering all of these factors, you should be able to select a mattress that will provide you with the comfort and support you need.
Firmness: This is an important factor to consider when selecting a mattress. The firmness level of a mattress is measured on a scale ranging from soft to extra firm, and it is important to choose a mattress that provides the right amount of support for your body. Soft mattresses may provide more cushioning and comfort, while extra-firm mattresses may offer more support and stability. Consider what level of firmness will best suit your sleeping habits and preferences and select a mattress that provides the necessary support.
Material: When choosing a mattress, it's important to consider your personal preferences, and requirements for durability, cooling, and comfort.
- A pocket spring mattress is a mattress that is made up of individually pocketed springs, rather than one single coil or layer of springs. Each pocketed spring is individually wrapped in fabric and works independently from the other springs. This allows the mattress to conform to the body’s shape and weight, as each spring moves independently. This also decreases the amount of motion transfer, making the mattress ideal for couples as there is minimal disturbance from the other person’s movements. Pocket springs are also more durable than conventional innerspring mattresses and typically last longer.
- Memory foam mattresses are made of a special foam that responds to the weight and heat of your body. The foam conforms to the shape of your body and provides support for your spine and joints. Memory foam mattresses also help reduce motion transfer, so if your partner moves during the night, you won't be disturbed. Memory foam mattresses come in a variety of levels of firmness and thickness, so you can find the perfect mattress for your comfort needs.
- Gel mattresses are mattresses that contain a layer of gel material. This layer is usually found between the mattress comfort layers and the support core. Gel mattresses provide a combination of pressure relief, comfort, and support that can help alleviate pain and improve sleep quality. Gel mattresses are designed to be cooler than traditional mattresses, making them ideal for those who tend to sleep hot. They also provide a softer feel than foam mattresses and may be a good choice for those who prefer a plush sleeping experience.
- Latex mattresses are made from natural or synthetic rubber foam, which is known for its superior comfort and support. It creates a more buoyant sleeping surface than traditional mattresses and provides pressure relief for a more restful night’s sleep. Latex mattresses are often considered to be more durable and longer lasting than other types of mattresses, as well as being hypoallergenic. They are also naturally resistant to dust mites and other allergens, making them ideal for those with allergies or asthma.
Depending on your needs, any of these materials could be the right choice for you.
Size: When selecting a mattress size, consider the size of your bed frame and the amount of space you have in your bedroom. Measure the length and width of your bed frame and make sure you select a mattress size that fits comfortably within these dimensions. Additionally, think about your sleeping habits and how much space you like to have when sleeping. If you are a couple and have children, consider a larger size such as a king or super king size to ensure you both have enough space to move around comfortably and you have extra space to snuggle in case your kids want to sleep with you.
Budget: Creating a budget for a mattress purchase is an important step in the process. It is important to determine how much you are willing to spend on a mattress before you start shopping. Consider the size of the mattress you need and the type of mattress you prefer. Research mattress styles and materials to find the best mattress for your budget. Additionally, factor in any potential delivery fees that may apply when selecting a mattress. Most of our mattresses come rolled packed and easy to transport when you first got them, and some very firm mattresses come as it is which need more space to transport. Finally, set a budget and stick to it to ensure you get the best mattress that fits within your budget.
Before making a purchase, it's a good idea to try out a mattress in-store as the right mattress for you is highly personal and subjective.