Picking the Ideal Mattress for You

One of the many great things about a mattress is that you can find the best mattress for you. The one that has you eager to go to bed, relaxed and comfortable while tucked in and reticent to leave. Here’s what you need to know to pick the right mattress for you.

There is a Sea of Options

As you shop for a mattress, get ready to answer a lot of questions. Do you want a soft or firm bed? What material and construction do you prefer? Are you interested in sustainable or organic materials? How much do you want to spend? And the list goes on.


You may want to do some research to help you answer these questions or narrow down the options and help you figure out which mattress will be best for you.


Get What You Need

You may love a soft, sink-in-to-it bed but your back may not. You want to find a mattress that’s great for you and your body. The best mattress for you is one that helps you get a good night’s sleep and eases pain and discomfort.


On the Market

If you suffer from back pain, a firmer mattress with a pillow top for good support and soft comfort may work well. A latex mattress that accommodates your weight evenly and doesn’t put stress on your pressure points is also good for your body.


Adjustable-air beds are a popular option for people who suffer from gout, osteoarthritis, spine stenosis and other conditions that may need a firm bed one night and softer one tomorrow.


If your home is small, you may want to consider a futon mattress. Futons can be folded up during the day to be used as a couch and pulled out at night for a bed. Cheaper futon mattresses have a reputation for being hard and lumpy. Newer futon mattresses, though, can have a serious of springs and provide good comfort and support.


Innerspring mattresses have long been the standard for a reason: They work well. The springs give the padded mattress a solid support system and layers of cushion offer a comfortable sleeping surface. If you opt for an innerspring mattress, you should buy the matching box spring for optimal comfort.


Check out

How to Reduce Back Pain During Sleep

to learn more about mattresses that can help reduce back pain.


As Long As It Takes

Don’t be in a hurry to buy a mattress. You spend a third of your life sleeping, making a mattress worth the investment of time, energy and money. Keep looking until you find the best mattress for you.