Ultimate Bed Guide: Important Things to Consider When Buying a Bed Mattress
With hundreds of models to choose from, it is quite overwhelming choosing the right bed mattress for you. It is crucial to choose the right materials which should be durable and high quality when choosing your bed mattress because more likely you’ll be sleeping on it for the next ten years. It is also crucial that you know the signs when you will need a new bed mattress because even a premium mattress may last up to ten years of supporting body weight, experiencing wear and tear.
One indicator that you need a bed mattress replacement is an obvious sagging as evidenced by breaking down of spring, softening of the memory foam, and compression of fibers and other materials. Do not wait for a crater to form in the middle of your bed because they can cause lack of body support for the most vulnerable parts of the body, and same is true with minor sags (1 to 2 inches). Fo memory foam mattresses, they should get back to their original position after getting up but if the impression is already deeper than two inches, it is the perfect time to replace it. Mattress replacement is also needed if your memory foam becomes too soft or too hard because of temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc to your good nights’ comfort and sleep. If the padding within your bed mattress keeps shifting around over time, you may notice lumps on your mattress, meaning that the density is uneven which does not make a good body support. If you start feeling body aches when you get up in the morning, your mattress must be the culprit because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, thus losing te mattress’ ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your low back, hips and neck.
When it comes to selecting a bed mattress, it is crucial to begin your search with the mattress’s core providing support, and it may include latex, innerspring, foam and air-filled. If you want a mattress with a bouncy feel, an innerspring mattress is best for you, with metal coils ranging from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). A memory foam mattress is best for those who want extra firmness due to its polyurethane core with lesser spring, and you can enjoy sitting on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. It is also a good idea buying a latex mattress if you want a little buoyancy, and some brands have mold and dust mite resistance as well as antimicrobial properties. Customize your mattress with a rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl, letting you control how much air that goes inside.