4.4 / 5 ( 14 votes ) How To Choose Your Perfect Mattress Getting the right amount of sleep every night is incredibly important for your emotional, mental, and physical health and well being. While there are many things that can cause sleep disruptions and difficulty sleeping, purchasing the right mattress for you is one of the best ways to ensure you get a full night of deep sleep. However, this often is not as easy as it sounds. With so many different types of mattresses and brands to choose from, finding the perfect mattress for you can be a daunting task. Everyone is different in their sleeping habits and patterns, and this heavily influences the type of mattress that will promote healthy sleep for you the best. Many factors, from something as small as whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, to larger factors such as whether you have any sleep disorders, all make your sleep style unique. Because of this, finding your perfect mattress can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. However, armed with the right information, finding the best mattress for you can be made into a much easier task. Read on to find out how to make the task of choosing the perfect mattress for you much easier. Finding The Right Type of Mattress There are many different types of mattresses to choose from when searching for the right mattress for you. While some types of mattresses may be better known or considered ‘better’ than others, all types of mattresses should be taken into consideration when purchasing a mattress. Due to how expensive they are, as well as how often they are used, a mattress is a very large purchase that should be thoroughly researched. While mattress types such as memory foam may be more popular, more well known, or considered ‘more comfortable,’ these things do not necessarily make it a better mattress choice. In fact, memory foam mattresses are not the best choice for everyone. This is an example of why it is important to be well researched on the different types of mattresses and whether or not they are well suited to you and your unique sleeping style. Read on to find out more about the different types of mattresses and whether or not they could be right for you. Memory Foam Mattresses Out of all the different types of mattresses there are to choose from, memory foam mattresses are often the most recognizable or best known. The most notable feature of a memory foam mattress is its comfort factor, which comes from its ability to contour to the sleeper’s body in order to give them the most personalized and comfortable night of sleep possible. Memory foam mattresses also have little to no motion transfer, which means they are a great choice for those who sleep next to a restless partner, or even those who are restless sleepers themselves. However, despite the many pros that come from having a memory foam mattress, this mattress type is not the best for everyone. While memory foam mattresses are known for being incredibly comfortable due to their body contouring capabilities, there is an unexpected downside to this quality. Memory foam mattresses are known to have more issues with heat and heat dissipation. Their amazing body contouring capabilities come mainly from their ability to hold on to body heat, allowing them to contour to the sleeper’s body in order to give them the most comfortable night of sleep possible. While this may not seem like a significant quality, many people experience high temperature sleep disorders, which make it difficult to have a good night’s sleep. Memory foam mattresses are beginning to become equipped with cooling technology, which helps this problem, but it is important to remember that memory foam mattresses may not be the best choice for everyone (despite how comfortable they may be to many.) Pocket Sprung Mattresses A pocket sprung mattress has a coil system that is individually wrapped and lies below the mattress’s layer of foam (or other comfort material.) While this may sound like an insignificant trait or something that doesn’t make the pocket spring mattress too much different from any other type of mattress, the coils in a pocket spring mattress allow it to be incredibly comfortable. The more coils that are stitched into a pocket spring mattress, the more responsive it is to motion, while still providing a good amount of support. Since the colis allow it to be motion controlled and responsive to motion, this directly makes it more comfortable. Pocket spring mattresses can also seamlessly adapt to your body’s pressure points and provide amazing comfort for your entire body. While pocket spring mattresses are often not equipped with some of the newer, ‘fancier’ technological advances that many new mattresses have, they are incredibly reliable and comfortable. These mattresses are often a good choice for those who sleep beside a restless partner, due to their motion isolation capabilities. Latex Mattresses Unlike many other types of mattresses, the latex mattress is not known for providing the sleeper with a lot of comfort. Instead, latex mattresses are known for being incredibly durable and healthy. The latex mattress is one of the most environmentally friendly mattresses on the market today, which makes it a great choice for those who heavily base their purchases or brands they shop from on environmental friendliness. However, while latex mattresses are great for the environment, they often leave much to be desired in the area of comfort. This is due to the fact that, since they are made out of latex, they tend to become much less pillowy and more firm the more natural they are. While these mattresses are incredibly durable and environmentally friendly, their lack of comfort makes them less appealing to many people searching for the perfect mattress. However, if a firm mattress is something that you don’t mind, or even is something you are looking for, a latex mattress may be the right type of mattress for you. These mattresses are also a good pick for those who have allergies since they are antimicrobial as well as resistant to things such as mould and dust mites, which could trigger allergies. Hybrid Mattress A hybrid mattress is a type of mattress that is constructed out of multiple layers, each made out of a different material. The layers in a hybrid mattress can consist of a base layer, a support core, a comfort layer, and a pillow top. The base layer provides stability and padding for the rest of the mattress, and it is usually made out of foam. The support core, which usually consists of coils and pocket wrapped springs, provides support for the spine and often makes up the majority of the mattress. The comfort layer of a hybrid mattress is usually made out of materials such as cooling gel, memory foam, or latex. A pillow top is available on some hybrid mattresses but does not come on all. The pillow top is an extra layer sewn on top of the comfort layer to provide additional comfort. Due to the many layers, hybrid mattresses are often very comfortable and breathable. They are a good choice for many sleepers due to their versatility and many positive qualities. Deciding Whether to Shop Online or in Store While shopping for a mattress online or in a mattress store may seem like an insignificant and unimportant detail, it can have a surprisingly large impact on your mattress buying experience. For example, shopping at an in-person mattress store gives you a wide variety of different mattresses to choose from, while shopping online often gives you fewer mattresses to choose from. Shopping in a mattress store can cause some buyers to rush their purchases by simply laying down on mattresses for a few moments to see which one feels the best. However, it is important to lay down on a mattress for five to ten minutes when shopping in person to make sure you don’t experience any pain or pressure. Online mattress buying has minimal risk, since mattresses bought online generally have a full money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied or don’t like the mattress you chose. Whether you are shopping online or in person, it is important to do your research to know which brands and types of mattresses to look out for. In conclusion, there are many things to consider when searching for the perfect mattress for you. A mattress that is well suited to you and your unique sleeping patterns and habits makes getting a night of long, deep sleep much easier. From memory foam to pocket sprung mattresses, there are many types of mattresses to choose from. Even something as small as whether you shop for your mattress at an in person mattress store or online can influence your mattress buying experience. While purchasing a mattress can seem like a daunting task, doing your research and learning about mattress types and which is best for you will hugely aid in the task of finding the perfect mattress for you.