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How to Choose a Sleep Mattress

Mattresses can wear down quickly, especially when they are frequently flipped and rotated. Excessive folding and heavy objects placed on the mattress can also lead to accelerated deterioration.

All-foam mattresses tend to have a softer feel that some people enjoy because they can cradle the body. This type of mattress works best for side sleepers.

What is a Mattress?

A mattress is the soft, cushioned surface you lie on while sleeping. It is usually paired up with a bedframe and sheets. A mattress may have a topper, which is a separate layer that adds comfort and can be replaced without replacing the whole mattress.

Many mattresses are shipped rolled and compressed in a box. When you open them, they quickly inflate. Some may have a strong odor from the chemicals used to make them flame-retardant. Even natural and organic mattresses and those that are CertiPUR-US certified may have an odor when you first unwrap them.

Many types of mattresses are available, and choosing the right one for you depends on your body type, sleep position, weight and health conditions. For example, back and neck pain is more effectively treated with medium-firm or firmer models that keep your spine in a neutral position. Consider the materials used in a mattress’ construction and its location.

Types of mattresses

If you prefer a natural, eco-friendly mattress option that also provides excellent support and great contouring, consider latex mattresses. Latex is made from the sap of rubber trees and offers a resilient, slightly responsive feel without the hugging sensation that memory foam delivers. It’s also a popular choice for people who are allergic to memory foam or are looking to reduce the risk of future allergies.

Choose a mattress that contains either Talalay or Dunlop latex. Both materials have the same benefits but Talalay is a more consistent product.

Polyurethane is another type of foam that is commonly used in mattresses. It comes in different densities. Look for a mattress with CertiPUR US certification, which indicates that the foam is free of formaldehyde, heavy metals and ozone depleters. If you’re considering polyfoam, choose a hybrid model that uses individually wrapped coils to improve motion isolation. This is an excellent choice for those who sleep with a companion or move around a lot in their sleep.

Choosing a mattress

It’s important to find a mattress that provides you with a good night’s rest. The mattress that you choose should be comfortable and support your neck and back. A mattress should be durable enough to last at least 10 years. You can also look for a mattress that offers good motion isolation so you won’t be disturbed when your partner moves or gets up.

You should consider your sleeping position as well as the size of your mattress and the materials used in it. You should also be aware of any issues or complaints about a specific mattress you’re considering.

If you’re shopping for a mattress online, make sure to check the return policy and whether the company charges shipping or handling fees. You should also make sure that the mattress was made in the United States, and does not contain fiberglass, which is a synthetic flame retardant linked to health issues.

Buying a mattress

It can be difficult to choose the right mattress, as they are an expensive investment. There are many things to consider: the size of the room and bed you will be using, your budget, your medical conditions and allergies, your sleeping partner, the material used, and the size and shape of the mattress.

It’s important to compare prices and read reviews when shopping for a new mattress. Take reviews with a pinch of salt, and make sure you understand the context.

It’s best to test mattresses before purchasing them, as sleep comfort is subjective. Some brands offer sleep trials and hassle-free return policies, but be sure to check the fine print to ensure that they are clear about the conditions of the trial and any fees associated with returning a mattress. Make sure that the mattress you purchase meets flammability requirements. Lastly, make sure the company you’re purchasing from provides reliable shipping and delivery services that will set up your mattress for you and haul away your old one.