Do you ever get the feeling that every time you are about to fall asleep a ninja sneaks in your bedroom and pokes you with his kama and after that you can’t go to sleep for the rest of the night? Yeah, me too. But, it turns out, it’s not ninjas. You just have a crappy mattress.
The mattress is the foundation of a good night’s sleep. If you have been using your mattress for a while now, it is probably time to get a new one. But finding the perfect mattress can prove to be a challenging task considering the wide range of mattresses available on the market.
So, how do you know which type of mattress is the right choice for you? Well, there are a number of major factors that you need to have in mind when shopping for a new mattress.
1. First of all, you want your mattress to support your whole body and keep it properly aligned so you don’t wake up with a sore back. Regardless of the position you sleep in, your body has curves and the mattress has to adjust to the shape of your body and keep it neutrally aligned.
2. Your mattress needs to be comfortable enough and not cause pressure to your body. This feature in mattresses is called pressure relief and it basically means that you should be able to comfortably lie in one position without moving around too much because frequently changing positions will fragment your sleep and you will wake up tired.
3. Another important feature in mattresses, which mostly concerns couples, is motion separation or to put it simply, being able to move around and in and out of bed without disturbing your partner.
4. Your mattress should also be thermally neutral. If it is too warm or too cold you will have troubles sleeping. The surface of the mattress must have a similar temperature as your body.
5. And finally, you want the mattress to have a strong edge support, especially if you sleep on the edge of the bed. You certainly don’t want to roll off your bed in the middle of the night.
When choosing the right type of mattress, you might want to consider some of the more popular types such as a pocket spring mattress with separate springs sewn into individual fabric pockets; memory foam which changes its shape to fit the shape of your body; latex mattress which is made up of layers of springy latex or natural rubber; and the continuous coil or open coil mattress which are also one of the cheaper options.
Of course, the size of the mattress is also important, but that depends on the size of your bed, your bedroom, and whether you sleep alone or with a partner.