People spend more time on their bed than on any other piece of furniture in their home. It is like a source of relief and comfort. A good night’s sleep has a refreshing and re-energizing effect. That’s why mattress selection is quite an important shopping exercise. If you are planning to buy a new mattress, take the time to read up on several important things you should know before buying one.
- Research online before going shopping.
- If you have a health condition, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about what he or she recommends. Keep in mind that doctors are not sleep experts, but they know your medical condition and symptoms and will probably have some good advice from that point of view.
- Think twice before buying a hard of firm mattress. There is a difference between firm support and firm feel. You want firm support with a comfortable feel (comfortable will be defined by your personal preference). Research has shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than a firm mattress.
- Very light-weight people don’t need big thick pillow top mattresses because they don’t weigh enough to compress the foam to even touch the underlying coils/support system. On the flip side, larger/heavier people do tend to feel more comfortable with a little extra cushion to help buffer themes from the coils.
- Buy from a reputable store, check with your family and friends and ask stores if they have a list of referrals, or testimonials.
Remember that you will spend more time on your bed than any other furniture item in your home. A small amount of time spent researching your mattress choices can pay huge dividends by contributing to your comfort and well being for years to come.