A Simple Guide to Selecting the Best Mattress for You

Are you tired of sleeping on your old, saggy, and uncomfortable mattress? Do you want to buy a new, soft and comfortable mattress that will improve your sleeping experience? If your answer is yes to both questions, then you are going to benefit from this article.

You see, finding a new mattress in Singapore can be a frustrating and confusing process. With so many brands and retailers offering new mattresses each day, it is surely going to be a long process to narrow down to a mattress that will suit your needs.

To make an informed decision, you must consider important factors such as price, material composition, origin, warranty and so on.

In this article, we will look at the following:

  • When is a good time to replace your mattress?
  • Which factors to consider when buying a new mattress

When should you replace your mattress?

Let’s face it, mattresses aren’t made to last forever. But how can you tell when its time to change or replace your present mattress? These following tips will help you out:

  1. Older than seven years

You don’t have to wait till your mattress is sagging, caving in or gives you back pain and affects your sleeping experience before changing it. The rule of thumb is that you should change your mattress every seven to eight years.

  1. Aches and pains

Generally, mattresses are designed to provide support, help us sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed. If your mattress does the opposite of that or you wake up in pain due to poor sleep for an extended period, you should consider replacing your mattress.

  1. Surface sagging and depression

While no mattress is immune to sagging after continuous usage, it is important that you change your mattress when it has deep indentations or significant sagging.

 

Steps to choosing a new mattress

When it comes to choosing a mattress, there are two important categories you must consider:

  • Basic qualities of a good mattress
  • Style and preferred sleeping posture

By considering your sleeping style and the different qualities of a good mattress, you will be able to select a good mattress that will suit you.

  1. Weight

Obese or heavy people tend to experience more sinkage on soft mattresses than people with average to light bodyweight. These groups of people should then opt for mattresses that are firm, sturdy and with strong innerspring. Soft mattresses though inviting and preferred, are not an ideal choice for these groups as there is inadequate back support and pressure relief and therefore the lifespan of the mattress is shortened due to the increased weight and usage.

  1. Sleeping position

This is one of the most important things you must give attention to before making a new mattress purchase as sleep is essential to one’s health and wellness. The ideal mattress will depend on whether you are a stomach, back, side or combination sleeper. Generally, back and stomach sleepers prefer solid or firm mattresses. Soft and conforming mattresses, on the other hand, are preferred by side sleepers.

  1. Size

Most mattresses on the market are available in six standard sizes – California king, twin, Queen, Full/Double, King, and Twin XL. Some models are available in split King or Queen. Keep in mind that you don’t need to buy the largest mattress in the market to have a good night’s sleep.  If you live in a small room or apartment, an average sized mattress is a good fit for you. On the other hand, if you have a spouse and your bedroom is large and spacious, or you are an active or fidgety sleeper, then a King- or Queen-sized bed will be the preferred choice.

  1. Thickness

As mentioned previously, not all mattresses are made the same, while there are some that measure at least 10 inches in height, there are others that are more than 15 inches. Different layers of foam contribute to the thickness of a mattress and they can be made from varying materials such as latex, memory or support foam and even coils. It’s all about choosing which bed is the best for you, so have a go and try out mattresses when you visit the local mattress showrooms.

Final note

Finding a good mattress may seem like an uphill task, but if you do your research, consider your personal needs, and give thoughts to the factors discussed in this article, you will find your best fit mattress in no time at all.

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