5 Things That Make a Great Mattress
It’s time to buy a new mattress, but where to start? It can feel overwhelming – not only do the prices vary widely, so does the quality. The most expensive is sometimes best, but definitely not always. Not to mention, there are so many mattress stores and so much variety within them. Don’t get discouraged – the search will be worth it in the end. Here are the five things you should carefully consider when buying the best mattress for you.
Before buying a mattress, consider the age of your current mattress. If your mattress is not too old, you may want to salvage it by getting a new topper instead of an entirely new mattress. If you determine that you are definitely in the market for a new mattress, ask yourself how long you kept the current mattress. This will show you how to budget for the next purchase. If you kept your previous mattress for a long time, it’s wise to plan to buy a top-of-the-line mattress that will last just as long.
Keep in mind, for health and safety reasons, it’s a good plan to replace any mattress over 8 years old. Often times, paying more for the best mattress that you really want will save money in the long run.
There are so many types of mattresses on the market. The most common include memory foam, latex, gel, traditional coils, pillow top, and hybrids. Intellibed offers gel and hybrid options. Hybrids are the premier option in mattresses, as they offer the benefits of coil zones (spring and support) while also adding the softness and cooling technology of foam or gel. The type of mattress you purchase depends on whether you are looking for softness, support, durability, or some combination thereof.
As a rule, the best mattress for you is the one that feels right. However, sometimes individuals actually require a specific mattress firmness due to their needs, including age, weight, and sleeping position. For example, side sleepers need a softer mattress to mold around their body shape and to allow for shifting positions in the night. Back sleepers need the opposite. Proper support for bones and joints is critical for back sleepers who shift less through the night.
Everyone sleeps and people come in all shapes as sizes. Almost any mattress will work for persons of any weight. However, the weight of a sleeper (or sleepers) in a bed does impact the feel of a mattress. For example, a person who is under 150 pounds will not sink as deeply into a medium firmness mattress as a person who is heavier. This means, lighter people often benefit from shooting above what they think they need in terms of softness.
The reverse is true for people over a certain weight. Those sleepers may benefit from added firmness, even if a relatively soft feel is desired. Beds offered by Intellibed are a good universal fit for sleepers of all weights, as they are hybrid mattresses that accommodate different needs with ease. They are a great option for partners who are of non-equal body weights, as well. Look for a mattress that has the right amount of give when you lay down. If you sleep beside a spouse or partner, try out the mattress together to be sure it feels balanced when you’re both laying down.
Obviously, you must consider your budget when purchasing a mattress. More expensive does not always equate to more luxurious. However, the cheapest mattress you can find is likely not the best. Take into account how buying a great mattress might positively impact your sleep, and therefore, life. Some home purchases are worth the splurge. You will thank yourself later for getting a mattress you really love sleeping on. Intellibed offers mattresses to suit a variety of budgets, from our baseline mattresses, all the way up to our luxury collection. Flexible financing is also available.
To learn more about the various mattresses offered by Intellibed, visit our website today! Don’t suffer when your best mattress can offer your best life.