People spend more time on their mattresses than on any other piece of furniture in their home. In fact, we spend half of our lives asleep. That’s why shopping for your mattress is so important and not picking the right one can lead to sleepless nights and achy mornings.
Mattresses can also cost anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands, so you’ll want to make sure that your chosen mattress is worth the investment before you buy.
Here, we’ve put together everything you need to know before you hit the high street or browse the web.
One of the most confusing and often complicated options to choose is the firmness of your mattress. Your body shape and weight as well as your sleeping position can all play huge factors in this decision-making process.
You are likely to come across a variety of different firmness levels when you start looking for a mattress, but some will be better suited to you than others.
Firmness levels relate to the utmost support that the layers within the inner mattress build provides, however a well-made mattress will provide you with support regardless of how soft the top layers feel.
To find yours read our blog on firmness levels.
The right mattress if you suffer from a bad back
Memory foam mattresses are an ideal choice if you suffer from back problems, as it will mould to your body, absorb your weight and relieve any pressure on your joints. If you suffer from allergies, you’ll be delighted to hear that memory foam mattresses are often hypoallergenic too.
How can I be sure I’m making the right choice?
Even when armed with this information, it can still be hard to know what it is you’re looking for. The best way to get a feel for the difference between a soft, firm and extra-firm mattress is obviously to try them out, in-store at one of our retailers.
Next up, how should you be looking after your mattress?
Should I air my mattress?
It’s important that you give your mattress a regular airing. You should do this for three to four hours as soon as you get it home from the manufacturer to remove any storage smells.
Should I continue airing it once it’s home?
It’s important to give your mattress a regular weekly airing. This is simple and straightforward to do and just involves removing the bed linen.
Do I need a mattress protector?
Mattress protectors do exactly what they say on the tin. They protect and help keep your mattress clean, which will ultimately prolong its life.
Do I need to turn my mattress?
Yes, it’s essential that you regularly turn your mattress. Remember, you made the investment according to your sleeping style and individual requirements. Not turning it may begin to impact this, as over time it will soften, gradually reducing the level of support it gives you.
How often should I turn my mattress?
You should try and turn your mattress around every three months. However, there’s no one size fits all rule and you should try and use your judgement – if it’s starting to feel soft and like it won’t give you the required support, turn it.
So now you know, a good mattress is a real investment, so take the time to look at all your options and try out models in store. Remember Everything Is Easy When You Sleepeezee.