Tips to Pick the Perfect Mattress for You

What makes a perfect mattress? A perfect mattress should not only be comfortable; it should also offer complete body support and not hamper your breathing.

There are many things to turn a mattress bad. It can get overloaded with dust mites and bacteria that can disturb your sleep pattern. The mattress can be too hard or too soft for your specific body type. Studies have shown that increased stress, cortisol production and weight increase can result in poor sleep. 

Here’s what sleep experts says about choosing the perfect mattress:

Hard versus soft

Studies have found that a medium-firm mattress is the most likely to guarantee a good night’s sleep. It helps you move often, which protects you from blot clots, lets you breathe easier and gives you back support.

Size is important

If you sleep like a starfish, make sure your bed has plenty of room for you to move, especially if you share a bed with a partner.  A mattress that is big enough should address the lack of personal space and partner disturbance, which are commonly pointed at as the cause of poor sleep.  Here is how to know the right mattress size: two people can lie side by side, put their arms behind their head, elbows out without touching.

Memory foam versus spring

Whatever your choice is make sure it meets your particular needs and sleep style.

Memory foam is popular because of its durability and longevity. It can become warm, but it can adapt to your body type, which promotes proper spine alignment and lumbar support. It is thick enough that the chance of you feeling your partner’s tossing and turning is reduced, which means sleeping undisturbed.

Spring mattresses move autonomously with your every move. Body heat is not retained because it is well ventilated. Interconnected coils are hard-wearing while separately pocketed coils help cut the ripple effect that happens when your partner moves and vice-versa.

Or you can oft for a combination of memory foam and spring that promises a great sleeping experience. 

Dust mites and bed bugs

Keeping bed bugs away is critical with research showing roughly 10% of people are allergic to house dust mites.  These pests can have a major negative impact on breathing and sleep quality.  Don’t allow your pets on the bed, protect your sheets and pillows against mites using an allergy-proof slip mattress, and wash your bed linen in hot water.  Make an effort to change your sheets weekly to lessen dust mites and other potential allergens, and it is recommended that you change mattress every seven years.

 

So there you have it…..  get the right mattress, sleep well and happy dreams everyone!!