How to Choose Your Ideal Mattress
229,961. That’s the number of hours the average person will sleep in their lifetime.
Or a 3rd of their life.
Taking this into consideration, having the right mattress for your body is essential in ensuring that your sleep is quality sleep.
How do you know which is the right mattress for you? Here are a few tips to help you out:
1. Know the different between mattress support and comfort
When looking at a new mattress, people often make the mistake of focusing simply on the support the mattress provides, but overlook the importance of choosing the right feel, or comfort level.
Let’s firstly look at the difference between support and comfort.
Mattress support refers to the inner structure of a mattress. It’s this structure which provides good support for your body and keeps your spine and neck in proper alignment.
Mattress comfort refers to the material layers on the top of the mattress. These layers can be soft, firm and somewhere in between, depending on the sleeper’s preference. These layers conform to your body and help relieve pressure points and encourage good blood circulation.
Comfort can be quite subjective as everyone has a different perspective on what is firm or soft.
Our Sleepfit system helps to guide in this process by dividing comfort into 3 different options: Firm, Medium and Plush.
When you visit one of our bedding stores, you will see the Sleepfit system on display with each mattress, to help you find the right mattress for your body.
2. Consider your sleep position
Are you a side, back or tummy sleeper? It’s an important question as the answer will help determine which mattress comfort is best for you.
Sealy, suggests side sleepers usually need a softer comfort level, while front and back sleepers are okay with a medium or firm level.
A soft/plush mattress is more suited to side sleepers as it will support their body weight and conform to their shape. While a medium or firm mattress is more suited to front and back sleepers, so they’re not enveloped in the mattress and keeps their spine in healthy alignment.
3. Body temperate affects your sleep
Are you a hot sleeper? If so, you may benefit more from a firmer mattress as your body will sit up higher and have more air circulating it. Airflow is more restricted with a plush mattress as your body will sink into the mattress further.
Mattress manufactures understand that body temperature plays a big role in a peaceful night’s sleep. They’re constantly evolving mattress technology to assist. This includes Sleepmaker Kulkote, a unique technology that senses how people sleep, whether hot or cold. It absorbs and releases energy at specific temperatures in a continuous cycle to manage temperate, ultimately assisting to keep you more comfortable in bed.
4. Don’t forget your partners preferences
Everybody is different, so mattress preferences are going to differ. If you share a bed, then consider both of your needs. Choose a mattress and bed base that minimises partner disturbance and helps you both sleep soundly.
If you and your partners preferences don’t match, then a queen split or long single mattresses on your base/bed could be the solution.
5. Take you time testing in store
Purchasing a new mattress is a long-term investment. Therefore, it is worth spending time discussing your requirements with the mattress experts in store.
Then comes the fun part! Take your time laying on a variety of mattresses for a minimum of 10 minutes each. During this time, move about on it to really get a feel for the mattress and its suitability.
If you need any help finding your ideal new mattress, have a chat to the friendly mattress experts in your nearest Homemakers Furniture and Bedding store.