Picking out your mattress

‘As a man maketh his bed, so he must lie on it', choosing a mattress can be a daunting task. This is mainly because there are a lot of brands available with tons of catchy advertisements that really have you hooked. One should ensure they choose a proper mattress that will suit their needs, this is because sleep is a very important part of our lives as human beings. Without sleep, your body will not function as it should also you will not be as active during the day and will turn into what Hollywood refers to a zombie, figuratively speaking.


Do you need a new mattress?


Deciding whether you need a new mattress or not simply boils down to three things. One of them is the age of the mattress, there is a specific age that the mattress should be used, this is usually specified by the manufacturers of the specific mattress. Most mattresses can stay for up to 10 years. Make sure that you do not use your mattress past its expiration date. The second thing is, having sags or impressions on your bed. This usually occurs if a person does not change the position of their mattress with time and thus a crater is formed. Lastly, if you feel any pain or discomfort in your back or hips when you sleep, this is likely an indicator that you need a new mattress and fast. Make sure however that you find out where to buy non-toxic mattresses, this is because some mattresses are doused with harmful chemicals that can have a bad impact on your health.



Types of Mattresses


Mattresses are usually divided into two types, all foam, and hybrid. All foam mattresses are entirely made of foam thus they tend to be lighter, this makes it convenient for both the manufacturer and the consumer as they can be easily shipped. There is usually a polyurethane foam as a support core, and memory or latex foam for other bases of the mattress. The hybrid mattresses have their differences in that they are made of to different materials, one material could be foam and the other coils another could be gel and foam, these differences bring about a difference when it comes to the firmness of the different mattresses. If you have ever wondered how to get a luxury sleep, choose a good mattress and I assure you, you will sleep like a king.



Which to choose


When choosing a mattress, it really boils down to your personal preferences, the size of your bed and your weight. Different mattresses have different firmness. If you tend to sleep on your side mostly, you may need a softer bed so as to accommodate the pressure from your shoulders. If you sleep on your back or stomach, you may need a firmer bed that supports you perfectly. If you sleep with both your side and back, you can go for a mattress that is in between softness and firmness.



When it comes to weight, lighter people can really sleep in any bed, but for people who weigh more than 260 pounds, you may need to consider the type of mattress you choose. A quick tip; a bedroom rug is really an added bonus to your bedroom as it prevents you from getting cold feet which can be a nuisance especially when waking up. You can google bedroom rug ideas to get more help on choosing the right bedroom rug.