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Choosing the Best Mattress for Your Sleep Style
By Gerald Peck 1/17/2017 12:29 PM

If you’re not sleeping well, your mattress might be to blame. When you have the right mattress, it keeps you comfortable so that you can get the proper restorative sleep that you need. Getting enough sleep reduces your stress, improves energy and prevents weight gain. Here’s what you should look for when buying a mattress.


Mattress types

What’s the difference between springs, latex and foam? With memory foam mattresses, these are perfect for those with back and joint pains. It also limits motion which means you won’t wake up every time your partner gets out of bed. Latex is best for those with allergies, while spring mattresses offer a little bounce for those who prefer it. Or go retro with a water bed, but know that those are difficult to maintain and can leak, causing damage to your home. If you like a little bounce in your mattress but want the motion isolation of memory foam, hybrid mattresses give you the best of both worlds. 


Mattress firmness

Side sleepers should consider a softer mattress for their spine’s natural curvature. It ensures proper alignment. Back sleepers need medium-firm mattresses to support the spine while still being comfortable. Stomach sleepers need firm mattresses to help keep them from sinking and distorting the spine. 


Sleep style differences for couples

If you share your bed with someone, compromise is essential. A customizable mattress allows for different firmness on each side. These are harder to find and sometimes more expensive, so consider a medium-firm mattress to meet your needs.


Mattress firmness also depends on the weight of the people sleeping in the bed. Heavier people tend to find a firm mattress to be too soft while a lighter person might not feel comfortable to them. The trick is to try out mattresses before you buy them. 


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How to buy a mattress

With mattresses, you can’t just walk into a store and buy the first one you see. You should test the mattress in the store by laying on it for 15 minutes to really get a good feel for it. Once you find one that works for you and your partner, make sure you read the fine print when it comes to the return policy and the warranty. You should also understand the return policy in advance so that should you need to return your mattress, you’re not met with any surprises.


Finding the right mattress is highly subjective because everyone’s comfort level and sleep needs are different. Take your time to truly test out the mattresses you’re interested in that fit your budget. While cheap mattresses might be tempting, remember that your mattress should last you anywhere from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and manufacturer so consider it a good investment. The best way to get the best mattress is to conduct your own research, test out the ones that may suit you and then compare prices before purchasing to guarantee your best sleep ever.