In order to choose the right mattress you should start by making some simple comparisons. This means you will need to lie down on mattresses of different types and comfort levels. There are memory foam, latex, innerspring and various combinations of those types known as hybrids.
Most importantly, your new mattress should be comfortable. Lie down on a number of different mattresses and determine which ones feel the most comfortable.
You can lean heavily on store sales staff. Mattresses are what we do! Our staff does not work on commission and they are trained to consider your personal satisfaction as their end goal.
Keep the following thoughts in mind as you go from bed to bed:
- Lay on the sample mattresses the way you would sleep in real life. If you are a side sleeper, make your comparisons by laying on your side. A back sleeper? Test on your back. People will often test mattresses without this consideration.
- Does the mattresses support critical areas like your back and midsection?
- Is the firmness or softness to your liking? Does the comfort layers on top of the mattress match up the the curvature of your body?
- Give yourself ample room to stretch out and move, especially if you sleep with a partner.
- Look for a great value, not just the cheapest price. Pick a mattress that’s comfortable, supports you well and is roomy enough to sleep comfortably, doesn’t bust your budget and is warranted to last for at least 10 years.