How Do You Know Which Is The Right Mattress For You?

When buying a new mattress making the right choice is essential to a great nights sleep. Given that an average person sleeps for 8 hours in a day, that means that an average person will sleep for 229,961 hours in their lifetime or basically one third of their life. With the mattress industry so vast with choice, style, sizes and cost it can be very confusing when purchasing the best mattress for yourself.  Many see how expensive a mattress can be but it’s important that your selection is wise and really should be viewed as an investment rather than a product. In this section below we discuss many of the things to consider when it comes to purchasing a mattress. Not just to address financial value for money, but to ensure you’re sleeping on something you’ll cherish for years to come, please consider the below before making that all important purchase:

 Mattress Type

Firstly you need to decide on which is the best mattress not only for you, but for any of the other persons who will be using it too. Not everyone likes the padded and sinking sensation felt in a memory foam, or perhaps the springiness of a latex, or the bounce of an innerspring. In this section we will touch on the different types in brief. Take a look at the varying types available on the market and see which suits your fancy:


The hybrid mattress is much more common than one may think. A huge majority of mattresses for sale are in fact classed as hybrid, but rarely are labelled accordingly. In this day and age, numerous manufacturers choose to mix materials in the form of different layers to provide the ultimate in comfort. So, a typical example of a hybrid mattress would be a thin layer of memory foam on top of pocket springs. These combinations (among others) actually make very satisfactory products, and in fact some of the top rated mattresses are of a hybrid nature. In terms of cost they are not dramatically more or less than any of the others listed here, and so overall make a good option for those who like the best of both worlds.

Open spring

The most common spring system for more affordable mattresses. This type of mattress still has loyal fans, especially for those who like a firm yet bouncy surface, and for those who do not like the contouring and padded feeling offered by memory foam. Border rod or wire gives the mattress a firm edge and helps retain its shape  and the sides are machine-stitched rather than hand-stitched. They are generally very heavy in weight, meaning they cannot be maneuvered easily, and nor is delivery easy because they cannot be delivered rolled or vacuum sealed. 

Memory Foam

These are relatively inexpensive and satisfying from a consumers point of view. Overall they are hands down the best mattress without fail for those who suffer from varying types of joint or back pain due to the unique way the foam contours to body and spine, thus providing pressure point relief throughout the areas which require it most. Whether you are a side sleeper, prefer sleeping on your stomach, or your back, the contouring foam can adapt and provide unrivaled spinal alignment and support, making this a good orthopedic option. These do have there downsides tho as they trap heat in the layers of foam and can make the human body swet which can cause discomfort 

A memory foam indentation

Choosing The Right Size

When it comes to choosing a mattress, size matters for sure. There is nothing more important than being able to comfortably stretch out or change position freely throughout the night in your bed. If budget and space permits, opt for the largest possible size. Obviously you’ll need to match your new purchase to your existing bed size. It wouldn’t make sense to buy a Kingsize mattress to place on top of a Double bed frame. However, if you’re about to buy a mattress and bed together, bigger is certainly better.

 Set Yourself A Budget

Buying a mattress should be considered a fun as opposed to an expensive burden. There are varying types which are available in every price range, which is great. However, the best mattress unfortunately is rarely going to be the cheapest. It’s interesting how the price range is such a huge one, a large spectrum from cheap to expensive. There is a reason for this, and that’s the age old saying “you get what you pay for.” If you’re happy with replacing the one you buy today with another within a few years because it has begun to cause back pain, sag, and lose support, then by all means buy one which is cheap and most affordable at the time. There is also middle ground for this too; not quite low enough to be considered cheap, but certainly not the most expensive out there either, in between exists the mid price point category whose products should be suffice for most people.


Before buying a mattress take into these 3 key features TYPE, SIZE,BUDGET. Hopefully these will help when deciding on purchasing the perfect mattress.


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