Buying a New Mattress can be quite a challenge, and a personal one at that. Because there are so many options available now, in so many different patterns, designs, shapes and, most importantly, prices. And they all have got to feel cozy and comfortable. Picking out a mattress can be a pain in the ass, and the back, if you pick the wrong one!
We’ll make it easier for you to pick out a mattress that will not only feel snug but look pretty inviting too (goodhousekeeping)…
1. The first decision you have to make has to do with a mattress’s core, which provides the support. There are four common types: innerspring, foam, latex, and air-filled.
– If you like a bed with bounce then innerspring mattresses have that familiar bouncy feel.
– If you prefer an extra-firm base then memory foam mattresses (which have a polyurethane core) have much less spring.
– If you like a little buoyancy then latex mattresses are similar to memory foam models in terms of firmness, but have a bit more spring-back.
– If you like customization then consider an air-filled vinyl or rubber chamber mattress, which has a remote that lets you control how much air is inside.
2. Beyond the four types of mattresses, there are other factors in their construction that you’ll need to think about. From sleep style to body type, to negotiating with a bedfellow, your lifestyle can help you make the best choice.
– If you tend to sleep on your side then cushy memory foam or a mattress with a fluffy topper will have the most pressure relief, while a very firm mattress will offer the least. Innersprings may have more pressure relief than a foam or latex mattress.
– If you tend to sleep on your stomach then consider a dense innerspring, air-filled, or latex mattress.
– If you tend to sleep on your back then you’ll find happiness with any of the mattress types, but you should do your best princess-and-the-pea impression to see what feels best to you.
– If your partner tosses and turns all night then consider an innerspring mattress with pocketed coils, or memory foam, latex, or a dual-chamber air-filled mattress.
– If you and your partners’ preferences don’t match then the air-filled mattresses with dual chambers are made just for you.
– If you have allergies then foam and latex are both inherently antimicrobial and resistant to dust mites and mold. If you opt for innerspring or air topped with fiberfill, be sure to encase it in an allergen-resistant cover to keep irritants at bay.