Important Mattress Information
You spend more time on your bed than on any other piece of furniture in your home, and sleep is vital to your health and well-being. That's why it's so important to find the one that's right for you.
Your body needs a good night's sleep in order to re-energize and prepare for the day ahead. Poor sleep can have negative effects on memory, cognitive skills, digestion and many other aspects of your life. The wrong mattress - one that is worn out or poorly suited to your needs - can cause you to toss and turn, and lose valuable sleep. Sleeping on the right mattress - one that is well suited to your needs for comfort, support and space - can help you sleep better.
How to Tell if You Need a New Mattress
Sometimes it is obvious that your old mattress has seen better days; sagging, creaking, worn ticking and protruding coils are good signs it is time for a new mattress. But sometimes it isn't quite so obvious.
How do you know if your mattress is robbing you of sleep? Well, try answering these simple questions:
- Do you wake up with pain or stiffness?
- Are you not sleeping as well now as you were a year ago?
- Have you had your best night's sleep somewhere other than your own bed?
What to Look for When Buying a Mattress
Buy the best you can afford. Considering that you'll probably be using your bed more than any other product you own – including your car, TV, computer or mobile phone – the mattress you sleep on is one of the best cost-per-day values on the market today.
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Gone are the days when a mattress had to be hard-as-a-board to be good for you. You'll sleep best when your bed helps you feel cradled in comfort.
Today's top quality mattress/base ensembles are built for superior comfort. Luxurious new cushioning materials and extra-soft surface treatments create a plusher, more comfortable feel.
Correct support is the essential ingredient for a healthy body. A good mattress and base will gently support your body at all points and keep your spine in the same shape as a person with good standing posture.
Pay special attention to your shoulders, hips, and lower back—the heaviest parts. If there's too little support, you can develop back pain. But if the mattress is too hard for you, you can experience uncomfortable pressure.
It's the quality of the materials used and how they're put together that determines how long a mattress and base will provide the comfort and support you bought them for. The best assurance of good performance over a good many years is to buy the highest quality ensemble you can afford.
Cramped quarters can turn sleeping into a nightly wrestling match. A healthy sleeper moves anywhere from 40-60 times a night. You need freedom of motion while you sleep and to help you relax while getting to sleep.
If you sleep with a partner, be sure to select queen or king size. Both are not only wider, but also longer than the standard double.
The Mattress Base
A good mattress base is as important as a good mattress! It contributes to the comfort and support your mattress provides. Putting a new mattress on an old base can result in problems. An ensemble is where the mattress and base are designed especially to work together. The base supports the mattress, ensuring even wear and balance and hence, a better night’s sleep. Most mattresses are designed to work with other frames or bases but it might feel slightly different, depending on the type of base.
The Mattress Warranty
Don't look to the warranty to tell you how long to keep your mattress and base. It's there to protect you against product defects, not against the gradual loss of comfort and support. A mattress may still be usable after 15 or 20 years, but by then it's not giving you the good night's sleep you deserve.
Looking After Your Mattress
- Keeping bedding clean is simple with the use of a mattress protector. Vacuuming is the only recommended cleaning method. To clean a stain, use mild soap with cold water.
- Turn your mattress 180˚ about every 3 months. Turn your mattress more often at first for more even wear. You can also flip some mattresses to spread the wear evenly. Some modern mattresses don’t need any changing so it is best to ask the staff when you purchase your new bed.
- Body indentations are generally a normality in new mattresses as the layers will contour to each person’s individual shape.
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