Comfort is equally important as support. If your mattress is not comfortable to sleep in, you will have low quality sleep, you will toss and turn and in worst cases, you can start a bad habit of sleeping with bad posture because it is the only way for you to sleep comfortably.
Since there are thousands upon thousands of different mattresses out there, choosing one can be a pain. However, it is a problem that you will eventually have to face so with this article, I hope to give you some tips in order to make the ordeal a little less exhausting and frustrating.
Choosing a mattress is a very personal journey. A good mattress for one person may be a nightmare to sleep on for another. You should always be the one to make the final decision as to what you want and don't let salespeople or review blogs talk you into something that you think might be good for you but you are reluctant to purchase. Having said that, you should always choose a mattress that has good reviews, meets your standards with regards to comfort and support and it should be durable because a mattress is very expensive. If you are drawn to a particular mattress but that mattress has a poor reputation, you should be open enough to change your mind because if you aren't, you will only make things hard for you in the future.
Learn the different types of mattresses and choose one that you want. Each type of mattress has its own set of strengths and weaknesses and it's up to you to decide which ones you can live with and which ones you can't go without. There are basically two types of mattresses, one has a spring support system and the other is the "springless" type. Spring mattresses, as the name implies, has springs that make up the support system. Springless types are mattresses with either foam, latex or air support system.
Spring mattresses are traditional mattresses and their main strength is "bounciness". Another strength of spring types is affordability. It is the most affordable of all the different types of mattresses given the same size, thickness and comfort layer materials.
When should you buy a new mattress?
Knowing when to buy a new mattress is easy. If your current mattress has sagging, structural issues and the comfort layer is not providing enough comfort anymore, it is time to get a new one.
There are short term fixes for all of these issues such as getting a mattress topper for sagging and comfort improvement or reinforcing the support system of the mattress. However, these are short term and in the long run, these fixes could cause more damage than good. It is highly recommended to get a new mattress instead so as not to compromise your health.