Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Choosing the Right Mattress


Maybe you haven’t thought about it, but the bed is the piece of furniture that you probably spend the most time on in your entire home. It’s also where you go to get your well-earned rest after a long day, so it’s important that you choose a bed that can provide you with the comfort and rest that you need and deserve. It’s also the one item in the home that many people prioritize cost-wise over other furniture, so we think it’s important for you to know where your money is going. That’s why, this time, we thought it would be useful to talk about how to choose the right mattress, the thing that makes (or breaks) a bed.

There are various types of mattresses, and the only way for you to figure out which one works the best for you is try them out. Take your time, as this is a decision you shouldn’t make lightly. Here are a few popular examples.
 queen mattress with plush top

Memory Foam Mattresses

Using lab-developed synthetic foam developed for the space program, a memory foam mattress molds to the shape of your body when you climb into bed. That means the mattress supports your entire body while you sleep, and that there is slight pressure (a good thing) on every point of your body, as opposed to all of the pressure going to just some parts like it does with “regular” mattresses. A lot of people love these mattresses and so are willing to pay a little extra for them. Memory foam used to warm up during the night, but if you’re someone who needs coolness to sleep well, this is no longer an issue. Advances in foam down to the cellular level mean today’s memory foam mattresses feature airflow. That and moisture-wicking covers guarantee you a perfect temperature-controlled night’s rest.
 innerspring mattress

Various Mattress Tops

While a mattress’s core, be it foam, innersprings, or a hybrid of the two, is firm to support you, there’s a wide variety of descriptions for the softness of a mattress top, such as plush, pillowtop, or Euro top. This is an important consideration, because some people — due to back problems, for example — either require a very firm or a very soft surface to relax on. And outside of medical issues, everyone has a personal preference based on what they are used to.
 gel-infused mattress

Sleep Number Beds

This kind of bed has inflatable air pressure chambers inside the mattress. This gives you the ability to customize the firmness of your mattress depending on what you need and want — it’s also great if at some point, for example, the doctor advices you to change the firmness of the mattress you sleep on. However, sleep number beds may cost a bit more, especially if you get a bed that can tilt up or recline.

At our mattress store in St. Stephens Church, VA, we love to go out of our way to find the sleep solution for every customer. Got mattress questions? Just ask!