Other Things to Consider Before Heading Into Store
ARE YOU SHARING YOUR BED WITH A PARTNER?
Comfort and support are key to avoid tossing and turning during the night. In many cases, the need to roll over regularly comes from feeling sore or uncomfortable which often triggers your partner's movements. To prevent tossing and turning, the right level of comfort and support are essential. The size of the mattress is also important, as some people need more space around them. This can affect the overall quality of your sleep.
IS THE MATTRESS FOR A CHILD OR A GUEST?
If you are purchasing a mattress for a child, consider the right size for their needs. It may be worthwhile investing in a bigger bed, so they don’t outgrow it too soon. A good night’s sleep is especially important for young children, as it can impact on their mental and physical development. If you are buying for a guest room, consider a mattress that will cover a wide variety of different sleepers – a medium to firm mattress is usually recommended in this case.
If you like a warmer sleep, a softer mattress could be better for you, as there is more material and surrounding comfort layers. On the contrary, firmer mattresses are better if you like a cooler sleep, as the elevation of the mattress surface will help you sleep. Other factors to consider are your choice of bedding, the mattress protector and the room temperature or air-flow in the room.
Choose a mattress that has been designed to reduce allergies and look for options that contain natural materials in the upper layers of the mattress - such as wool, silk and/or other natural fibres. A mattress protector can also help to protect against bed bugs, dirt and allergens.
A good balance of comfort and support is key when selecting a mattress, as it helps to keep the spine aligned and may assist with back ailments or injuries. If you are experiencing sleep issues due to health reasons, speak to your medical practitioner about your best options.