There comes a time when you’ll have to replace your mattress, whether you like it or not. Usually, it’s the usual wear and tear that drives people to go for a new one, but sometimes it’s simply all about finding what is most comfortable to them. 

If you find yourself in this situation, but are having a hard time making a choice because of all the options available out there, here are some tips that could help simplify it for you.

Choose a Type of Mattress

Ultimately, the biggest factor of buying a mattress is choosing what kind can give you the best sleep at night. To do that, you should be familiar with the different kinds and what are the pros and cons of each.

Innerspring – This is among the most common—and affordable—type of mattress. The innerspring mattress is known for that characteristic bounce that people usually associate beds with. If you want a firmer mattress, check the gauge coils; the heavier it is, the firmer it is. Conversely, the lighter the gauge, the springer it is. Do note, however, that lower numbered coils are heavier.

Latex and gel – These types are best known to be hypoallergenic and cooler to the skin. This material makes it perfect for those who tend to feel warm easily. The breathability of the material helps the air circulate better, thus avoiding the entrapment of body heat.

Memory Foam – The main selling point of the memory foam is that its material is able to conform to the shape of your body, which means that your body is properly supported, regardless of the position you sleep in. This is particularly enticing for those who may be suffering from chronic pain or regularly have to deal with sore muscles.

Test It Out

When you’ve narrowed down your choices based on the type of mattress, it’s time to go to the store and check it out. Although you may easily find one online, there is still merit to visiting a physical store, if only for the fact that you need to be able to test the feel of the mattress.

Ideally, you should lay down on the mattress for about 10 to 15 minutes. If you’re sharing the bed with someone, make sure that they come with you so that they can also test it for themselves. Sleeping needs and preferences differ from individual to individual, so be considerate of what they would have to say about the purchase too.

Sources:

9 Tips for Buying a New Mattress. TheSpruce.com.
12 Tips for Buying a Great Mattress at the Right Price. MoneyTalksNews.com.