You don’t buy a mattress like a new smartphone or car because you purchase a mattress once and intend to use the Mattress for decades.
Buying a new mattress does not cross your mind until your old mattress ruins, contributes to anybody aches due to mattress deformation, or has dust mites or bed bugs. Or your Mattress has reached its expiration. A saggy foam may promote a misaligned spine that may trigger backache. As a result, you become unable to have a productive day at your workplace. Believe it or not, a quality mattress aids in better sleep, and that ultimately improves your mental and physical health.
Whatever the reason, buying a new mattress is a thoughtful process because you need to consider your budget, your primary sleeping position, the type of Mattress you like, and from where you buy it. So let us discuss some factors to consider before buying a new mattress.
Size of Bed
You may not need to replace your old Mattress with the same size mattress. Your current lifestyle allows you to reset your bedroom by saving space by switching to a queen size bed from a king size. You bought a new mattress when kids were small, and they also share your bed. When kids get older, they use a separate room. So it is the right time to renovate your room by adding a rocking chair or inclining sofa and downsizing your bed. Or vice versa. If you are going to start a family, then you should opt for a king-size mattress.
Type of Mattresses
There are many options available in the market ___ innerspring, memory foam, latex foam, hybrids, and air mattresses. All these materials have some properties that you might like or dislike. So let us look at the pros and cons of each to compare them with each other.
The firmness of the Mattress
Our spine has a natural curve. Therefore, to finalize the desired firmness of a mattress, you should note that the firmness level supports the pressure points, like the shoulder, hips, and legs that support the natural spinal curve of the body.
A general rule of thumb is ___ select the firmness level based on your BMI. The heavier you are, the firmer Mattress you need to support your body structure.
- Below average BMI: Soft or medium
- Above-average BMI: Firm
- Average BMI: Medium
The firmness of a mattress varies from brand to brand. If you judge it verbally, like soft, medium, and firm, it is not easy to recognize the firmness level of a mattress. To elaborate the mattress firmness, some brands also describe the firmness in points from 1 to 10.
- 7.5 to 10 Firm Levels
- 6 to 7 Medium levels
- 3 to 5 Softer Level
So when a salesperson describes the points of firmness of a mattress, you will have a pretty good idea, what he is talking about.
Do you need Pillow Top?
A Pillow top mattress comes with an extra layer of padding. It is sewn to add softness and plushness for people having issues with their neck or back. Unfortunately, the extra layer added to the Mattress also adds extra cost.