There are numerous choices ranging from traditional spring mattresses, to innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses and toppers, and latex mattresses.
How do you determine the best mattress for you? Whether your reason for purchasing a new mattress is because you are a new couple buying your first bed, or you are simply looking to lessen the aches and pains you feel in the morning, there are a few steps you should take when selecting a new mattress.
First, go for quality.
You want a good night's sleep and to wake up ache and pain free.
If this has long been a problem for you then you should look at a memory foam mattress.
These mattresses provide extra comfort and support to all parts of your body.
Or perhaps you need more plush to your bed.
If so then an innerspring mattress could be the best choice for you.
Now you must determine your budget when purchasing a new mattress.
There is no point in looking at and researching certain mattresses if they do not fit into your budget.
While I do recommend spending as much as you can since this is directly related to your health, you also have to consider how much is reasonable for you.
What size mattress do you need? Is it just you, or are you sharing the bed with a partner? Do your kids often find their way into your bed while you are sleeping? All these are considerations when trying to decide between a single, twin, queen or king size mattress.
Perhaps you or your partner are very tall and have problems finding a bed that allows total comfort, your feet always hanging off the bed.
There are companies that can make a custom mattress for you, adjusted for your height.
Keep in mind that you will not be able to readily find bedding for this though.
Follow these basic steps to determine what you actually need from your bed, and your trip into the furniture store will be a lot less daunting.