A good friend of mine was moving home and wanted to get new mattresses in the new home. Since he knew I was a Deep Sleep Coach he asked me which would be a good mattress to get the best sleep.
Now that started me thinking on wow, "that's a great question". What should I say is the best mattress for him and his family.
So I set out to research the subject a little bit more and came up with the below that I am sharing with all of you since I am sure you might have a similar doubt.
As you all know, a person who sleeps well should be able to do so on a hard floor, mat, floor mattress, sofa-cum-bed, or any kind of bed. But in today's world, we do not exercise our body enough to feel so tired that we drop off to sleep as soon as we hit the bed. We don't get to sleep as soon as we lie down and any incremental help is welcome to get us to sleep well and wake up rested.
With so many mattress options to choose from, buying a new one can be a little bit overwhelming. If you have back or neck pain, it becomes even more critical to choose the right mattress. Your mattress can make the difference between spending the day feeling good, rested, and energized or tired and in pain. For lower back pain, it's important to have a supportive mattress to ease the back pain.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while choosing your mattress:
Mattress materials make a huge difference. Check which one feels right for you. Also, learn about the different mattress types and how they are constructed.
Spring mattresses use coils to provide a traditional bounce feel and strong support.
Latex mattresses offer more bounce and responsiveness than spring mattresses, and they say that it keeps the sleeper a little cooler.
Memory foam mattresses are designed to contour to the body, which may lead to pressure relief. Some users say that this material sleeps a little warmer.
Hybrid mattresses are made up of a combination of memory foam and latex layers over a spring mattress. This provides a mix of softness and support.
Air mattresses use an air pump to inflate the mattress to the desired firmness level.
Mattresses should also be considered on the basis of firmness. A mattress that is too old or too soft may not support the spine well enough.
Check with your doctor or physiotherapist for the right mattress if you have a back or neck condition. Make sure that you get a mattress that promotes good spinal alignment.
Visit stores to test out the mattresses. Take off your shoes and lie down on a few different mattresses for 5 to10 minutes each.
Watch out for labels and gimmicks where sellers label mattresses as "orthopedic" or "medically-approved,"
Don't rush into buying a hard or firm mattress. Firm support with a comfortable feel is what you should aim for. Comfort will be determined by your personal preference.
Read genuine reviews and ratings. Read a mix of positive, negative, and middle-of-the-road reviews to get an overall feel of the product before buying.
Check whether you will get a trial period and read the return policies. Some mattress companies offer a free trial period, guaranteeing free returns within a certain time frame if you are unsatisfied with their product.
Before buying, verify that there is a warranty for the mattress, in case it becomes defective. Many good mattress companies offer a 10-year full replacement warranty.
Don't forget to protect your investment by using some kind of waterproof mattress protector. Mattress stains will void your warranty, even if they have nothing to do with a future defect.
Don't assume that the more you pay, the better is the quality. Check out the materials, reviews and feel and let your personal preference be your guide.
A mattress is an important investment that can affect your night and your day. Take the time to find the mattress that is right for you so you can ensure the protection of your spine and your sleep.
I have shared below some of the companies that I discovered doing some phenomenal work in creating mattresses that promote healthy sleep. (If you believe I have left out some brands that work really well for you personally, please do leave a comment below.)
The above links help you get an idea of the wide variety of mattresses available for you. Check them out to know what is available out there.
I recommend that you go to an experience center and actually test out the mattress before you buy it. Each human body has unique requirements and an actual test drive of the mattress might help you make the best choice.
Wish you healthy and restful sleep every night of your life
The Deep Sleep and Longevity Coach