Sunday, August 19, 2012

Top Tips for Choosing a Mattress {Guest Post}

If you’re about to invest in a new mattress, make sure you follow these tips to pick the model that’s right for you.

I’m on a budget

If you haven’t got much money to spend, an open coil or continuous coil mattress could be right for you. This type of mattress is the cheapest available, but because they’re generally made from cheaper materials, they tend to break and wear more easily. So, you may find that choosing the cheapest mattress you can find is a false economy in the long run.

Alternatively, you could opt for a mattress topper, instead of replacing your current mattress. Memory foam mattress toppers can work well. Just bear in mind that if you have a broken coiled mattress underneath, you’ll still be able to feel the springs through the topper.

I find it hard to warm up in bed

Many of us find it hard to warm up in bed – especially as we get older. If you want a mattress that keeps you warm, memory foam could be ideal. Memory foam mattresses reduce the amount of air that circulates around your body, meaning you warm up more quickly and stay warm throughout the night. Memory foam also moulds to your body as you sleep, reducing pressure on joints and bones. But they can be difficult to get out of in the morning if you have reduced mobility.

I suffer from allergies

More and more of us suffer from allergies nowadays, and many of these can be aggravated by the way we sleep. Mattresses made entirely from latex or foam have been designed to combat this problem, as the dense materials reduce the number of dust mites and dust mite droppings – the main aggravation for conditions such as asthma and eczema. This type of mattress can be very expensive though, and they tend to be extremely heavy too.

My partner is much heavier than me

If you find that your night is disturbed by your partner because they move around in their sleep, an airsprung mattress could be ideal for you. Each coil within this type of mattress is sewn into an individual pocket, so you won’t end up rolling into the middle of the bed. If one person moves around a lot, the individual coils help to keep the other side of the mattress steady – giving you a better night’s sleep.

Disclosure: Monetary compensation was received for this post, however all opinions are my own.

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