I have to admit I wasn’t completely sure this type of article belonged on a real estate blog, but when we think about it – owning your own property is all about you. Your home is an extension of who you are an it is also your safe haven. It’s the place to unwind after a long day at work and I for one, want to wake up feeling rested so I can enjoy my new investment! In fact, the older I get, the more important quality of life is – ‘home’ and quality of life go hand in hand.
These days you’ve got more than enough options when it comes to choosing a mattress. You could go to a local store or shop online, but you definitely won’t have an excuse if you’re still having a bad nights sleep because of your mattress.
Here are the factors you should consider when you’re in the market for a new mattress.
Size: It’s not quite as simple as choosing between a king and a queen mattress. You should also consider your height, as some mattresses are a better fit for shorter people while tall people will want a longer mattress so their limbs won’t be hanging over the edge of the bed.
Stability: For couples, you should consider how the mattress reacts when one person moves, so the other persons sleep isn’t disturbed in the middle of the night.
Sleeping Position: Your mattress should match your sleeping style (side, back, belly, etc.). You want a mattress that keeps your spine properly aligned so you get the best sleep. Some mattresses are better for side sleepers, while others will be better for back sleepers.
Mattress Construction: The most popular mattress types are inner spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and adjustable air mattresses. Each of these have there own set of benefits and drawbacks, so you’ll want to look into which type would work better for you.
Firmness: Mattress firmness plays a huge role in the quality of your sleep. Mattresses that are too firm or too soft can cause aches and pains and ruin a good nights sleep. So next time you’re shopping for a mattress test it out for 10- to 15 minutes in store before making a purchase. You can also purchase a mattress from a store that has a testing window, so you can “test drive” the mattress before you decide to buy it.