Ultimate Bed Guide: Important Things to Consider When Buying a Bed Mattress
When it comes to buying a mattress replacement, it is really overwhelming choosing the right one with hundreds of model to choose from. Of course you want to sleep on a bed mattress with high quality and durable materials because you’re going to spend your nights sleeping on it for likely ten years. Yes, expect that a good mattress will last up to ten years but eventually it experiences wear and tear due to long-time support of your body weight every night.
Obvious sagging is an indicator that you need bed mattress replacement, with the spring breaking down over time, memory foam getting softer, and compression of fibers and other materials. You should not ignore minor sags (1 to 2 inches) and 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. 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. You also need bed mattress replacement if you see lumps as the padding within your mattress constantly shifts around, meaning that the density is uneven which doesn’t make a good body support. When you feel pain after waking up, the culprit must be your mattress because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, losing its ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your hips, low back and neck.
When selecting a bed mattress, begin your search considering the core of your mattress whether foam, latex, innerspring or air-filled because it is the determinant of support. An innerspring mattress offers a bouncy feel that has metal coils you can choose 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. You might consider buying a latex mattress for a little buoyancy, and some brands even have antimicrobial properties and other are resistant to mold as well as dust mites. A rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl let you control how much air that goes inside, making it a customized mattress.