Whether you’re replacing an old mattress or buying your first one for a new home, it’s essential to know exactly what you are getting. Different products offer different amounts and types of materials, all of which can have an effect on how well you sleep. Let us take you through what we consider to be the 4 most crucial things you should consider when buying your next mattress.
Raise Me Up
One of the key things to consider is how much support is offered by the mattress of your choice. Spinal support, while sleeping, is very important for maintaining a healthy posture and preventing back injury. The problem is there is no right amount of support; everyone is different. Some people may sleep better on a firm mattress with a single pillow, whilst someone else may sleep better on a soft and squidgy surface with a few pillows. The important thing is to find what is best for your posture and choose a mattress accordingly.
Snooze, Don’t Lose
Comfort is by far the major consideration for most people when choosing a mattress. There’s no point in buying something that you find uncomfortable to sleep on every night! Different mattresses have different layers on top of the springs such as latex-like materials, compressed fabrics and polymer foams. Memory foam and similar substances provide a sleeping surface that forms around your body, allowing you to settle into a deep sleep without tossing or turning. Something to be careful of however is the heat retention caused by these layers, as being too warm can actually disturb your sleep.
Keep It Fresh
Replacing a mattress is often necessary when your current one has begun to lose its freshness. When choosing a new one, make sure to look out for the inclusion of bioactive fabrics that are designed to stay fresh for many years. Mattresses made with hypoallergenic fabrics are also desirable as they can prevent you from having reactions to dust and other allergens over the mattress’ life cycle.
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
By far the most important point to consider when buying a new mattress is this: What kind of mattress have you slept on before? If you’re used to a soft mattress, but experiencing problems with your back and posture, perhaps you should consider choosing something firmer. On the other hand, if you are replacing a soft and squidgy mattress that has always given you peaceful sleeps, it’s best to look for something with a similar softness. Always stick with what you know. Your body will thank you for it!
Find Your Fit
At Mattress5, we believe that everyone deserves to find their perfect night’s sleep. That’s why we don’t sell any of our mattresses online, because it’s impossible to know how a mattress feels from a description alone. Every Mattress5 is made up of a base core of foam-encapsulated pocket springs for reliable support all the way to the edge. Then, different layers are added in each model to provide different levels of firmness and comfort. Each mattress is then topped off with a bioactive cover that is guaranteed to stay fresh for many years. Read more about the Mattress5 range here.
We encourage everyone to try out our different mattresses in their local stockist first. That way you know what you are paying for. Find your nearest Mattress5 stockist on our locator.