We don’t change our mattresses that often, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that most of us just don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing a type or brand of mattress to suit our needs. In fact, the statistics say that the average American will use the same mattress for 9.4 years. For this reason, most consumers have little or no idea about the latest products on the market, or how those products can benefit their individual circumstances – they have no idea whether a Kingsdown or a Simmons Mattress would be best. Over the last 10 years the mattress market has changed beyond all recognition, with new types of materials being used and new manufacturers entering the market. You’ll be glad to hear that there are some steps you can take to help assess a new mattress easily:
The Right Level of Support
Your new mattress absolutely MUST provide you with the right amount of support for your neck & shoulders, your hips, and most importantly your spine. If a mattress is lacking in any of these areas, it will reduce the quality of the sleep you get, and could mean you wake up in the morning with joint pains and backache.
It’s not easy to determine exactly how soft or firm a mattress should be to make you most comfortable. The best way to gauge what’s best for you is to get a similar level of firmness in your new mattress that you have in your existing mattress (assuming that it currently suits you that is).
Choosing a Leading Brand
All the major mattress manufacturers want your business, and they produce a ton of marketing materials to convince you their product is best. To cut through all this hype, you could do better than read some of the cheap mattress reviews that many mattress websites publish.
Test it Before You Buy
When you’ve read your reviews, it’s time to test out a few mattresses. Take your time when you’re doing this, spend at least 10 minutes on each mattress you’re considering – always take your partner with you as well, because a mattress will behave differently with 2 people on it.