Hello World! Welcome Friends! Today I have another guest post for you. Please welcome Tina Brown to the site! She is a physical therapist who understands the value of sleep for healing. An avid writer, Tina enjoys sharing her insights on a number of family and home websites. Welcome, Tina!
You spend a fair percentage of your life sleeping so it makes a lot of sense to find a great mattress that gives you everything you want and need for a restful sleep, and the icing on the cake comes when you manage to get your choice at a great price too.
Here is a look at some of the main points to remember when buying a mattress and a few tips on how to narrow down your options and some pointers on what sort of features are best avoided or not worth the money.
New for old
If you want to ensure that you get the best performance out of your mattress it is a good idea to start looking for a replacement after about seven years of service, depending on the quality.
You can find out more at Mattress-Guides.net about the latest models and features available but you should also be prepared to find a new model and even a new brand when you start shopping around.
The reason for this is that manufacturers are almost constantly discontinuing and updating their models so it is unlikely that even if you are really happy with the mattress you currently have, you won’t be able to swap new for old and carry on where you left off.
With that in mind, you will need to virtually start from scratch and find a new make and model of mattress.
Learn lessons from the past
Even if you can’t replace your old mattress with an updated version you can at least take a note of what you did and didn’t like about your current one so that you can shortlist a few features that you would like this time around.
Remember that your needs will change as you get older and we tend to feel the pain of an uncomfortable mattress as we age, so think about whether your current mattress is too firm or too soft, and also consider whether you wake up each morning still feeling tired and achy.
If you notice that you also wake up sniffling that could also be a sign that your current mattress is not that great at preventing allergies.
Learn all of these lessons and make a checklist of features and preferences that you would like to have with your new mattress.
Know your mattress types
There are nearly a dozen different mattress types available which makes it confusing when you are shopping for a new one and don’t know which one to choose.
To make it a bit easier you can break this list down into just four main types of mattresses, based on popularity and how commonly available they are.
You will no doubt have seen various adverts extolling the virtues of memory foam mattresses and they can sometimes come with a hefty price tag, but are they worth the money?
It is more a case of whether you take to memory foam and find it comfortable. Memory foam is firm to lie on and not spring like a traditional mattress. It works on heat sensitivity and adjusts to your body shape, which is a feature that a number of consumers say provides them with a comfortable and supportive sleep.
If you are looking for a mattress that feels as firm as memory foam but is slightly springier you might want to look for a latex and gel mattress. This type of mattress is billed as hypoallergenic, so it could also be a suitable choice if you have allergies.
If you want the option of an adjustable mattress where you can alter the firmness according to your personal preference, look at an air core mattress which can be inflated or deflated accordingly.
The other main option is an innerspring mattress. This is the traditional choice and the type of mattress you will probably have slept on as a child, although the choice of wire coils is much more varied these days, which means you should be able to find one that is firmer, for example, if that is what you are looking for.
Which one is best?
If you are looking to base your decision on customer satisfaction feedback you will probably find that memory foam mattresses score heavily and innerspring versions struggle to match those sort of positive reviews in general.
That doesn’t mean memory foam is the right choice for you. It is a case of working out what you know you definitely like in a mattress then trying to find the make and model that is most likely to provide you with the sort of positive sleep experience you are looking for.
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