Good mattresses are worth their weight in gold. Although expensive, they are the type of investment you can’t live without. For example, do you know what happens to your neck, shoulder, and back after years of sleeping on a lumpy, bumpy mattress? Save yourself muscle strain by simply choosing the best mattress you can afford in your budgeted price range.
Here’s a short guide on how to choose the right mattresses for your home and sleep style:
• Innerspring Mattresses. The mostly widely used type of mattress. Support is given through coil springs which are individually enclosed. This helps the mattress stay intact for years. Firmness is a matter of a preference and one that is often dictated by the bank account. Good innerspring mattresses can be costly.
• Memory Foam Mattresses. Made from layers of different densities of foam, memory foam mattresses respond to weight and temperature. They fit the contours of each individual’s body therefore making them very comfortable. Memory foam has a distinct chemical smell and can be very hot. It’s preferable for people with some pain as it reduces pressure points.
• Latex Mattresses. Latex mattresses are made from natural or synthetic rubber which gives them their signature bounce. People who do not like the feel of a firm mattress are better off purchasing memory foam or innerspring mattresses.
Always a matter of preference, mattresses can be soft, medium, firm or extra firm depending on what suits you. The best are often the priciest. Keep this in mind while shopping for a new mattress. Don’t let sticker shock convince you to go with a cheaper brand. Your body will thank you for looking out for it. A good mattress will pay for itself over and over again.