Getting the right Mattress for the Best Nights Sleep
.How to choose the right mattress for you
BY: DR CHARMAINE YOUNG Date 26th February 2018
Have you been struggling with sleep at night? Have you been wondering if it is time to change your mattress? With so many choices, how do you know which one to choose? The answer is actually quite simple: the mattress that will be the most comfortable for you will be the one that best suits your needs. There is no single “magic” mattress for everyone. Your needs will be different to that of anyone else. So how do you figure out which style of mattress is best suited for you? First, let’s take a closer look at the different kinds of mattresses there are and then we can see which is the best one for you.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory Foam mattresses are inspired by NASA technology. They are very effective in absorbing weight and moulding itself around you, without placing pressure on your joints. This offers effective ways to ease pressure points and supports the lower back and the rest of the body. Memory foam also absorbs movement and has a soft feel touch, so if your partner tosses and turns during the night, you may sleep so comfortably that you may not feel them moving next to you. The only drawback with memory foam is that it is heat activated. This means that it absorbs your body heat to mould and contour to the shape of your body. The memory foam tends to retain heat and can make it unbearably warm at night for sensitive sleepers.
Latex Mattresses are more eco-friendly and helps to regulate body temperature and heat. Latex mattresses are also hypoallergenic and are therefore great for those who are prone to allergies and breathing difficulties. It is one of the best mattresses to combat any dust mites and is highly resistant to mildew formation. Latex is a very dense compound, so the mattress has a good record in terms of durability and strength. The disadvantage with the latex mattresses is that it may be very firm and does not contour as easily to your body the way the memory foam mattresses do. Just compare different latex mattresses, as there are some that have a plusher feel and are therefore much softer to the touch.
These mattresses are relatively inexpensive, so if you are on a tight budget, these may be the most ideal mattresses for you. Just be warned though, if you find mattresses on the lower end of the price range, quality and comfort may be questionable. Look for a mattress with a coil count of between 340 and 390 as they offer the best support. Any coil count higher than 390 may not produce a significant difference in terms of support and comfort. Also make sure that the mattress has sufficient padding to provide effective support. Unfortunately, the innerspring mattresses are not as effective in terms of relieving pressure in the shoulders, back or hip areas, as they are not able to contour to the shape of your body like the memory foam or latex mattresses.
With so many different types of mattresses on the market, how do you know which one to choose? Each mattress will have different benefits and characteristics, pros and cons. The best way to choose a mattress that will suit you best is to test all of them in store and do some research on each one. When you find one that you think you like the most, find out if the store offers a 30 or 60 day return policy. This way, you can really test the mattress to make sure that it is the one that you are most comfortable with.
If you are not sure if the problem is with your mattress or there is a bigger problem with your back, why not come in for a Spinal Screening? Click on the link below to find out more.