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All You Need to Know About Choosing a Mattress

Introduction The importance of a good mattress is often overlooked. People prefer to spend money on bed frames that look great and that will wow their guests rather than investing in a quality mattress. And when they start experiencing severe back pain, they can’t seem to figure out why. If you’re in the responsible group that would give priority to their health any day of the week, we welcome you to this presentation. In these few pages, we will show you what to pay attention to when shopping for a mattress so as to ensure you purchase a model of value that will take care of you for the years to come.

Mattress Type & Size In the world of mattresses, two main factors rule: support and comfort. Support refers to the ability of the mattress to give way to the natural curve of your spine (this has to do with the materials that make up the bed.) On the other hand, comfort is more a matter of personal preference as different people will favor different paddings. With that being said, support and comfort depend greatly on the type and size of the mattress you choose. Concerning the size, take the biggest model you can afford as room plays an essential part in how comfortable you will feel at night. The last thing you want is to get pushed out of the bed right when you were having the sweetest of dreams.

Mattress Type & Size As for the types of mattresses, the different options include: Memory Foam Mattresses: they allow a nice range of firmness between their different models and they’re amongst the most comfortable; however, due to the fact that it’s your body heat that molds the mattress, the foam may retain some of it and make you feel hot Open-Sprung Mattresses: these mattresses use rows of steel coils that will – by their number and thickness – determine firmness and durability. They’re usually cheap but quite heavy Water and Air Mattresses: filled with either water or air, those mattresses have the huge con of not letting your body breathe and not being very comfy. However, they’re convenient and can be easily stored

Mattress Firmness Getting firmness right is a challenge in and out of itself. First of all, you don’t want to buy a mattress that’s too soft because it can cause your muscles to stiffen. Then, if you are facing problems with your back, getting a mattress that’s too firm will not do either as it will press against your joints and make the pain worse. What you require is a mattress that provides firm support but, at the same time, gives you a comfortable feel. Studies show that the right mattress for people suffering from back pain is a medium firm mattress.

Test-Drive Also, always test the model you’ve chosen before you take any decision. You can certainly NOT judge a mattress according to its coils and padding or even full specs. The best way to make sure a certain type is the right fit for you is still to put it to use. Experts suggest that you should spend at least 10 to 15 minutes with the mattress (and not just 1 or 2 as some salespeople would have you.) It is also suggested that you lie on it – without your shoes – in your normal sleeping position. It may also be helpful to bring your pillow for the test. In other words, you have to replicate your normal sleeping routine in order to figure out whether or not this mattress is the best one for you.

The Pillow While you’re choosing your new mattress, why don’t you take this opportunity to change pillows as well? This accessory is essential in that it will protect your neck and help you have a good night’s sleep. Bad pillows can cause headaches and upper body tensions that can lead to all sorts of pains. When selecting a pillow, the most important factor to take into consideration is your sleeping position. For "back sleepers", you will want to avoid big pillows as they may tilt your head forward and put pressure on your spine. For "side sleepers", the best option would be curved models that will offer some support in the crook of your neck. As for those laying on their stomach, only the thinnest pillows should be considered as any elevation may put your neck in an uncomfortable position.

Conclusion We cannot stress enough the importance of choosing the right mattress. Go too soft or too hard, and you may notice some aching appearing. Pick the wrong size, and you will spend your nights cursing the salesperson rather than recovering from your hard day’s work. If you follow the information we have shared with you in this presentation, you should know how to avoid those issues. And you should also know that, to ensure you make the right decision, there’s only one way to go… That’s right: testing, testing and testing!

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