Picking the perfect mattress can make all the difference when it comes to your sleeping habits. The wrong mattress can cause sleep deprivation thanks to all the tossing and turning at night; not to mention a bad back. However, the right one will mean sweet dreams all night long. Planning on giving your bedroom a revamp? We’ve got the ultimate 3-step-guide on choosing your perfect mattress.
Step 1: Work Out How you Sleep
The first thing you’re going to want to do is work out how you sleep at night. We’re not talking about whether you like to snuggle up or starfish (that’s a whole other topic). Instead, you need to work out whether you prefer sleeping on your stomach, side or back. This will help determine what kind of mattress you need, from all the different types. If you find that you’re tossing and turning during the night, then it’s a tell-tale sign that you need a new mattress. The same applies if you always wake up feeling tired. Try to remember a time you were comfy in bed, and whether you slept on your side, back or stomach. It’s also a good idea to think about what your ideal sleeping surface would be. If you could would you sleep on the carpet, on the sofa or on clouds? It may sound odd, but this will give you a good inclination of how hard your preferred sleeping surface should be.
Step 2: Know your Mattresses
Now you know how it is you prefer to sleep, we need to translate this into the type of mattress that’s perfect for you. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular types and what kind of sleeper they would most appeal to:
- Open Spring Mattresses – Cheap and cheerful, as a general rule of thumb. This type of mattress is one of the most common, but not one of the most comfortable. You will find that most open spring mattresses are quite firm, which means they’re good for stomach sleepers.
- Pocket Spring Mattresses – The second most popular and comes in a range of different levels of support. Pocket spring mattresses are good if you and your partner tend to roll into each other during the night.
- Memory Foam Mattresses – This type has become increasingly popular over the last few years! They mould to the shape of your body and helps you to sleep in the correct posture. This type is good for side and back sleepers.
Step 3: Don’t Compromise
Now you know the type of mattress you need to buy, it’s time to go out and buy one. The issue here is that so many people opt for the cheap version when really it should be considered an investment. If you invest in good quality, like a Broyhill mattress, then it could last you up to ten years. That’s ten years of sweet dreams and not having to fork out for another new mattress! Ideally, always go for the best you can afford as it will save you money in the long run. Spending £100 on a new mattress may seem cost effective, but it won’t be if you’re buying a new one every year or two.
You’re now all set to get out there and choose your perfect mattress. We think you’ll be surprised at what a difference it can make; no more waking up feeling tired!