Mattress Matters

Mattress Matters

After an exhausting day of dealing with the stress of work and running a household, you can’t wait to crawl under your covers and lay in your bed. It’s the one place you spend at least six to eight hours of your time, whether you’re actually sleeping, up watching television, reading, lounging, etc.

However, if you aren’t sleeping with the right mattress, you could be experiencing restless nights as well as back discomfort and pain. The difference between being well-rested and sleep deprived affects your entire day, from your ability to concentrate to how motivated you are.

These days, there are hundreds of different brands and types to choose from, and mattress shopping can easily seem like an overwhelming task. Below are some questions you should ask to determine which mattress is best for you:

Memory Foam or Inner-Spring? The most popular type of mattress, inner-spring mattresses feature coil springs. They’re also extraordinarily versatile, from the number of coils, to the variety of toppers available, such as memory foam, pillow top, etc. Memoryfoam mattresses, on the other hand, are known for absorbing movement and have the added bonus of relieving muscle pain and reducing pressure points on your body.

Soft or Firm? If you currently experience back pain, your mattress might be too worn or soft. However, a mattress that is too firm can put pressure on your joints, such as your hips and knees. Select a mattress that is supportive and firm but not too hard. A good mattress will contour to your body.

Full, Queen, or King? The average person can move up to 30 times throughout the night, so if your sleeping quarters are cramped, you’ll likely be woken up frequently. A general rule of thumb with regards to mattress sizes is to select the biggest size that makes sense aesthetically in your bedroom.

When purchasing a mattress, don’t rush. You may feel a bit awkward at first, but spend at least 10 minutes laying on each bed (with your partner, if you plan to share the bed with someone) in the position you generally fall asleep in, testing it for comfort. And get ready to start enjoying a more comfortable sleep!

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    Comment by Adelaide@Ultimate Bath Systems: Jul 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    I for one have terrible back pain and my chiropractor said that the #1 reason would be my mattress (that is extremely soft), although it is very comfortable when you first lay down .. beware that the end results may not be so fun. I’m in the process of finding a new mattress that will be more supportive of my back.

    My chiropractor also mentioned that another common result of back pain is due to the position that you sleep in. I happen to always sleep on my stomach and apparently thats the worst way to sleep for your back. Needless to say I’ve had to make several changes to my sleeping behaviour, and have my fingers cross that it will do some justice for my poor back.

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    Comment by Leo@CPA Salary: Aug 1, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    I’ve actually been considering a memory-foam mattress because it feels good. But I’m concerned about its durability. Do you have any idea how long it lasts compared to innerspring mattresses?

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