Buying a new mattress can be a difficult task, especially with so many styles to choose from. There are a few questions you should ask yourself when considering a new mattress. These questions will help you decide exactly what you are looking for and how to choose your perfect mattress:
Do you have allergies?
If you suffer with allergies, it may be wise to choose a hypoallergenic mattress such as a latex or foam mattress. These mattresses are resistant to certain irritants and are the perfect choice for individuals with allergies. However, other mattresses can be covered with allergen resistant materials.
What is your evening temperature?
The question here is; do you sleep hot? You need to be aware of your night-time temperature in order to find the perfect mattress. If you get very hot in the evenings, you will need to look for a mattress that has cooling benefits, rather than a mattress that will absorb your heat.
What is your sleeping position?
Do you sleep on your stomach, back or side? The characteristic to consider in this case is the support of the mattress. If you sleep on your side, the mattress will have to give relief to pressure points such as your shoulder. If you sleep on your stomach, you’ll need a firm mattress that will support your body, a mattress with a soft surface may make you feel suffocated.
Do you sleep with a partner?
Sleeping with a partner can be difficult, especially if they move around during the night, or if they have a different comfort level to you. For a restless sleeper, it may be wise to choose a mattress that inhibits motion. If you have a partner with a different comfort level to you, a dual-chambered air filled mattress may be your best bet.