There is not one single perfect mattress out there in the market today. You will be getting different feedbacks and opinions from different types of people and sleepers. A person can say that they are getting back aches, and some will say it relieves pain. Others will say cotton mattresses are the best, and some will say coils will give you pain, and air beds are the most comfortable. Even the firmness of the mattress causes debate if it’s better for lower back pain.
Obviously the reason behind all this drama and debate over the best mattress is because, quality and comfort of a certain mattress is totally subjective. As a matter of fact, when you are buying a mattress the most important, if not only, consideration you have to make is a completely personal comfort. It also counts that if anything other than a mattress makes you more comfortable during sleep, then you should go for it.
If you are shopping for a new mattress here are some things that you need to know so you can maximize comfort and get that good night’s sleep you have been craving.
Before buying, remember that you might have to replace that mattress around after eight years. If you wish to keep your mattress after that, you might see some degradation of materials and can make the mattress very uncomfortable to sleep on. If you see yourself waking up in pain, having a lack of sleep, feeling disgruntled then that is the time you should be replacing your mattress.
You should replace the box spring as well, along with the mattress itself. Over long periods of time, the compression that is being sustained by the spring made by bodies and the mattress on top of it will eventually change the shape of the structure of the box spring. For continuous comfort on your bed, make sure you replace the box spring after 8 to 9 years.
Make sure comfort is a top priority. Getting a mattress is all about finding what you think is comfortable for your body. Some people might prefer a firm mattress, some lean towards soft ones, and other would prefer the ones in the middle ground. You can ask any expert and they will tell you that it is all about personal preference. If you feel comfortable, then it will ultimately lead towards you having that good night’s sleep.
Do not be shy, try the mattress first before you buy it. Do a test sleep on the product first by lying down in a sleep position for about 20 to 30 minutes before you make that decision.
Make sure your mattress fits your body. If you speak with a chiropractor, they will tell you to get a mattress that will conform with your spine’s natural curve so your back will have even pressure all over while you are sleeping. Memory foams are known to do this. This can be tricky since no mattress will show curves on its surface. The best way to do this is that you should have someone with you when you are buying and have them observe your back while you are lying down and ask if it is fairly neutral.