It’s one of the most important shopping trips. You’re going to buy a new mattress and that mattress is going to be responsible for giving you the comfort and support you need to wake up ready to take on the new day. Here are 4 mattress buying tips that will help you find the right bed.
1. You Want Some Bounce. That will lead you in the direction of an innerspring mattress. Bounce or push back in a mattress makes moving in the bed in your sleep easier. If you’re thinking about an innerspring, the thicker coil (usually 12 gauge) has less give and a lighter 18 gauge is the most compressible. If you are a heavier person, you will probably prefer a thicker gauge. Individually wrapped coils will help stop motion transfer so you are not disturbed when your partner moves. However, coils that are interconnected will be more durable.
2. Want A Firmer Feel? You may want to consider memory foam. It was designed to cushion the astronauts during the forces of entering and exiting space. Many memory foam mattresses have a core of a different material such as polyurethane. The thickness of the memory foam can be anywhere from 2 to 6 inches and that will determine the “sink” when you like on the mattress. Some people like the feeling of being cushioned by the foam and may prefer a deeper memory foam. Others may want a thinner layer to give them some cushioning and easier movement. Be aware thatmemory foam tends to sleep warm although newer foams are gel-infused to sleep cooler.
3. Latex Offers Both Bounce And Support. Latex has some buoyancy or push back but also has memory-foam like support. It may be the “compromise” you’re looking for – the best of both worlds. If you buy an all-natural latex mattress, you are buying a sustainable, “green” product that has antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties. Synthetic latex will offer many of the same characteristics and advantages and mixed latex mattresses are also available.
4. Where To Shop. This does make a difference. Shopping a national firm may give you more choices, but the selection may have been selected on a national basis.The mattresses at a locally owned mattress store may be chosen with your particular climate in mind. Shopping locally may also mean that you get better advice, based on local preferences. If you are lucky enough to live in a town that has a mattress manufacturer with a showroom, check them out. They may be able to manufacture a bed that is customized to your preferences.
Buying a mattress is an important purchase. Make sure you know the terms of the sale. Many mattress companies will give you a comfort trail – a period of time when you have the mattress in your home and sleep on it every night, but can still return it if it isn’t giving you the rest you need. It takes about 30 days to get used to a new mattress so you want to make sure you have the time to make a good decision. Also, know any guarantees and warranties that come with the mattress. Choose the mattress store where you shop carefully and, then, take even more care selecting your new mattress.