How to Select a Mattress for Every Room 1

Did you know that over your lifespan, one-third of it is spent in bed? That’s right, that space you go to when you need a quick nap, deep sleep, or feel ill will get a lot of use. The average mattress will last about ten years. That means you’ll spend at least three years in bed. So, when selecting one of the most significant purchases you’ll make for your home and yourself, you should take your time and never settle for something that almost gets the job done.

There’s memory foam, gel memory foam, hybrids, latex, pillow tops, and other words in mattress language you may not be familiar with. But how do you know which mattress to choose with all the available options now? This quick guide will give you insight into selecting a bed right for each room in your home.

A Guide to Purchasing the Perfect Mattress

Let’s start with your bedroom. Choose the comfort level you prefer, not the one you think you need. That will ensure that the mattress isn’t returned after the trial period. You may have back problems and feel a firm mattress is necessary. But, if you can only sleep on medium or soft mattresses, you’ll get rid of that firm bed well before the ten years are over.

Any aches and pains you experience can be alleviated by finding the proper support, which doesn’t always mean firm. That may mean choosing a mattress with both coils and memory foam, which is a hybrid. Hybrid mattresses have been known to offer back and side sleepers the support they need to keep their spine aligned and reduce pain in their joints.

If night sweats are a concern, a mattress with layers of cooling material will help you while you sleep. They don’t keep heat trapped inside, and the cooling material also serves as an extra support layer.

Choosing a mattress for small children is a bit easier as they don’t have the same worries as adults. Of course, you still want a mattress that keeps their bodies aligned correctly, but you can choose a less expensive material. A child weighs less than an adult, so their bodies don’t put much pressure on the mattress. If the mattress is a traditional innerspring model, the child won’t feel the coils like you would when lying on it.

Most children prefer a soft, plush mattress, so pillow tops are trendy choices. If night sweats run in the family, you may want to consider a pillow top with a cooling gel layer. That will keep the child comfortable and allow them a more restful sleep.

Teenagers are much different. They may be involved in sports and need a mattress just as supportive as yours. Your teen may have preferred a soft mattress when they were younger, but it’s best to check to see if their preferences have changed.

Guest rooms are another place where mattress selection can get tricky. How do you keep your visitors happy and provide a bed that rivals the best hotel mattresses? Since you can’t buy a mattress for every guest’s comfort preference, it’s best to stay somewhere in the middle and choose a medium mattress. Hybrids are often the right choice as they cater to everyone’s sleeping position and fit different body types.

Once you know just what kind of mattress you’ll get, choose a size that works best in the space. Don’t overwhelm the area with a huge bed that doesn’t allow any storage options to fit in the room.