Choose a mattress that offers the right support
When choosing a mattress, don't just focus on whether it's soft, medium, or firm; focus more on if it provides the necessary support. The right mattress will gently support your body at all points and keep your spine in proper alignment, or a "neutral" sleeping position.
When you're testing out mattresses, pay close attention to your shoulders, hips, and lower back for pressure points and/or pain. If you're debating whether you should go a little firmer or a little softer, it's usually safe to lean toward the firmer side. If your mattress is a little firmer than you wish, add a topper to soften it up. If you end up choosing a mattress that's too soft, there's no real way of making it firmer.
When looking for a mattress, there are multiple options, which can feel overwhelming. Not only are there different levels of firmness and varying brands, but there are also different types of mattresses such as innerspring, foam, latex, and hybrid models. Each type of mattress offers different benefits, which we're happy to discuss with you in-store.
The support you need has a lot to do with how you sleep. Are you a side, stomach, or back sleeper? Your weight also plays a role in the support required. That's why it's important to test each mattress the way you would when sleeping. This can help you figure out if you're receiving the support you need and help identify if there are any potential pressure points.
When determining if a mattress has enough support for you, you need to give it a few minutes. Don't just lie down on the mattress for five minutes and assume it's the right fit. Take some time. Try to aim for closer to 15 minutes to get a better idea. You can even set an alarm on your phone if you're concerned about falling asleep. You may feel funny about taking time to test out a new mattress, but it's important to give yourself enough time to make the decision that's best for you.
You can shop online, but we always recommend coming into a physical location to try out mattresses for this reason. Finding the mattress that offers the right support for you is essential for helping you get a better night's rest. Please visit us at Mattress Dealzz.
- Jeremiah Stettler