Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to staying happy and healthy. But buying a mattress without doing your research first can lead to sleepless nights and achy mornings. Picking out a new mattress can be a daunting task. Here are our top questions to ask yourself before venturing on the shopping journey:
Do you wake up achy? Perhaps your current mattress lacks the Support you need!
Everyone needs support, and there are different types. If you have a partner, look for a mattress that will provide you both with the individual support you need, even if you are a different shape or size. Always look for a mattress that keeps your back aligned while sleeping and relieves pressure points along your spine and joints.
Do you sleep hot or cold? Let’s talk temperature
Does temperature disrupt your sleep? If so, look for a mattress that has a cooling fabric treatment and/or breathable components to help you sleep more comfortably.
Do you toss and turn? You’ll need Pressure Relief
Pressure is what causes us to toss and turn. Your mattress needs to have sufficient comfort materials on top of the support system to eliminate pressure points. This will be described in terms of foam and latex, which will vary in each mattress. Best way to find out if a mattress will suit you? Lie down!
Do you share a bed with a partner?
If you’re sharing your bed with a partner, buy the biggest size you can afford that will fit in your bedroom. Also look for a mattress that absorbs motion to minimise partner disturbance, so you don’t get woken up every time your partner rolls over.
What is your comfort preference?
There are lots of different types of mattresses available – from innerspring to memory foam and latex, and each one feels different. Make sure you try the different types, and in different feels – from firm to plush – to find your personal comfort preference.
Are you an asthma or allergy sufferer?
If so, look for mattresses that carry the Sensitive Choice blue butterfly. They provide long term protection against dust mites, mold and other allergens.
Be prepared with a list of what you want out of your mattress – including how much you’re willing to spend. In the store, with your preferences in mind or written down, test some mattresses – lie down on different types (and in different positions), then talk to the salesperson – they are there to help you! Let them know what your expectations and needs are so they can steer you towards a mattress that will meet your needs.
Remember, this is an investment into your health.