Choosing a mattress is one of those activities many people put off despite knowing they need to do it. Official recommendations suggest that you should replace your mattress every eight years approximately. You can, of course, extend the lifespan of your mattress by regularly flipping it if a fully sprung mattress or rotating top to bottom for newer, memory foam topped mattresses. Another reason to change your mattress is that we spend on average 26 years sleeping. Add to that seven years just getting to sleep and that takes you well into 30+ plus years in bed.
Getting a mattress that supports your body and allows you to have a well-rested sleep that doesn’t aggravate or induce pain in joints may seem like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but knowing exactly what type of mattress you need to fully support your body and that of your part
Choosing the Right Mattress for You
We are all unique and as such, there is no one size fits all when it comes to finding the right mattress. Paying a visit to a bed store can help you try out different mattresses and beds. However, that doesn’t mean you can find the perfect mattress online without trying them out first.
How Do You Sleep?
Side sleeper? Then you will be looking for a softer mattress while stomach sleepers require a firmer mattress with back sleepers falling in the middle with a medium-soft or medium-firm style. For those sharing a bed, if you have to share your bed, then you may need to compromise on your firmness rating but there is a wide range available from Millbrook mattresses to choose from. Or you can look for a mattress that has a combination of ratings on each side to support both sleepers.
Soft, Medium or Firm?
Again, choosing the firmness of your mattress can be affected by many different variables including health conditions, joint pain, personal preference and so on. While choosing the right mattress can be time-consuming and frustrating especially if you are shopping online, it isn’t impossible. Use your sleeping position to give you a starting point and then work from there.
If you prefer a firmer base, the opting for a memory foam mattress can give you the firmness you require while supporting your body. The thicker the mattress, the less you will sink when sleeping. Perfect for most stomach sleepers.
Coil sprung mattresses can provide you with a bouncier sleeping base. Interconnected coils will be bouncier while pocketed coils will still have bounce but not as much and reduce that ripple effect when another person moves in the bed. Good for most people but not so much for those with a partner who tosses and turns.
Looking for comfort? Innerspring mattresses with a foam outer layer can give that comfort feeling while still supporting your body. More suited for side sleepers but also people who want support yet comfort too.
It is important to do your research thoroughly when choosing the correct mattress for your needs to ensure you make an informed and well-judged decision.