Mattresses vary in different aspects. The type of mattress you choose will impact on the quality of your sleep, how relieved you feel in the morning and can help you avoid pain and aches. If you are unsure about how to go about choosing a mattress or which type is best suited for you, here are some primary considerations to bear in mind.
Type of Mattress
There are four basic types of mattresses: coil, memory foam, latex and pocket spring. These varieties differ in terms of price, weight absorption and impact. Coil and pocket spring mattresses are the cheapest versions. Coil mattresses are light and wear out quickly. These mattresses have springs that are less responsive to the body. The springs in these mattresses also rust easily. Although pocket spring mattresses are cheap, they distribute weight evenly, support good air circulation and can bear different weights because the springs are separately cased.
Memory foam and latex mattresses are expensive and more durable than the other varieties. Memory foam mattresses absorb your weight, relieve the pressure from your joints and can mould to the shape of the body. However, for people who want a cushioned night's sleep, memory foam mattresses are a bit restricting. Latex mattresses are breathable and do not gather dust mites. These mattresses are bulky and comfortable for the average consumer.
Size and Sleeping Position
It is advisable to buy the largest bed your room can accommodate. You should also buy a mattress whose length is a few meters more than the tallest person sleeping on it. Generally, you need to factor the size of your bed when buying a mattress. The size of mattresses in Australia varies between single or twin mattresses, single extra-long mattresses, double mattresses, queen size and king size mattresses.
Mattresses can also be distinguished in terms of impact. If you like lying on your back, a medium mattress will maintain the alignment of your head, neck and spine. If you prefer lying on your side, this position helps relieve pain and aches while improving circulation. A soft mattress is ideal for this position because it avoids pressurising your shoulders and hips. While sleeping on your front is not the best position because it puts pressure on your neck, spine and joints, some people love this position. If this is your preferred position, you should choose a hard mattress.
Summing It Up
Choosing a mattress for your home can be a daunting task if you do not know what to look for. Apart from price and quality, you need to consider the type of mattress you are buying. It is also crucial to factor size and your preferred sleeping position.
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