Choosing the best mattress for your needs is absolutely crucial. There are many factors that should be considered when thinking of buying a new mattress in Battle Creek or Kalamazoo that include whether a new mattress is needed, what type of mattress you should buy, what level of firmness for your sleep positions, and your body type and weight.
Do you need a new mattress?
In general, if your mattress is more than eight tears old it’s time for a new one. However, if you’re having trouble sleeping or waking up with aches and pains, you should definitely consider getting one sooner.
What type of mattress is right for you?
There are two main types of mattresses – foam and coil. If you like the feel and support of a traditional mattress or you would consider yourself as large (over 250 lbs.), coil is probably the right choice for you. Generally, most people prefer foam because of its comfortable feel and the way it contours to the body.
What level of firmness should you get?
Mattresses are rated on a firmness scale of one to ten. In general, most people feel most comfortable in the five to seven range as it works for most body types and sleep positions. However, some side sleepers prefer a firmness level of four or less while those who go above seven are likely stomach or back sleepers. Of course, there are other factors, but these numbers serve as a good place to start depending on how you lay when you sleep.
What is your body type?
As mentioned above, body type and weight can help narrow down what mattress is right for you. The larger you are – particularly how heavy you are – will have a direct effect on how much support you need in order to be comfortable.
Overwhelmed? Well, the good news is that the experts at Mattress Mart have decades of experience helping people to determine what mattress is right for their needs. If you are considering a new mattress, don’t just shop online – come into one of our three locations and talk with an expert!