If you find yourself always waking up in the middle of the night or rolling about in bed trying to fall asleep, this might mean that your mattress is not giving you the best that you can get out of it. There are a couple of potential reasons for that. The first is that your mattress just doesn’t fit you at all. A mattress is a lot like a pair of shoes. It can feel comfortable after you’ve been wearing it for some time but that doesn’t mean that it is ideal for you.
Also, you might also need to consider the fact that the mattress is losing its durability over time. How long has it been since you’ve changed your mattress? It is often recommended by many sleep experts that your mattress should only have a life span of about 10 years, despite what your warranty might say. Ideally, any mattresses over 5 years old would have suffered some form of damage or deterioration already. This can directly affect the quality of your sleep if you do not remedy it immediately.
The best way to fix this is simply to buy a new mattress. You don’t necessarily have to spend thousands to get the very best mattress, provided you know where and more importantly, what to look out for. For mattresses, size does matter. If you have enough space in your room, I’d suggest getting a king sized mattress. Not all mattresses offer the same features even if the prices are the same. The mattress types alone are numerous. From foam mattresses to spring or latex versions, you have approximately 6-7 different types of mattresses around, if you’re picky.
Often, mattresses that have been used for more than 5 years will have sagged in one way or another. You’ll find that the upper middle part of your mattress, where your shoulder area rests upon, will have sunk in more ofen than not. This only happens primarily to spring mattresses because the springs or coils in the mattresses would have lost their elasticity. The same is often said of foam mattresses, but that does not happen as often because foam (especially the higher-end memory foam) have the ability to return to its original form after it has been stretched or compressed. If you are searching for the best memory foam mattress, check out these top 5 memory foam mattresses. Any one of them will give you a good night’s rest.
After all, what makes a good bed is its support structure. Without the right firmness or material, any mattress at all, regardless of how expensive it is, will feel unsuitable for you. You have to immediately like the feeling of laying upon that mattress before you even consider its hidden features. It doesn’t matter if a mattress is ‘visco-elastic’ or made out of cashmere. If it doesn’t feel right, move on to the next choice.
More than a few people have been lured into a sense of buying what’s ‘best’ or ‘most popular’. You might find that pocket spring mattresses will be a lot more comfortable for you than say a much more popular memory foam mattress.