Via Ashlee Fairey ~ We spend one third of our lives sleeping, so having a good mattress is important.
Mattresses can come with interlocked innersprings or individually pocketed springs, which restricts the transfer of movement. If you have a sleeping partner who tosses and turns, you won’t be bounced around.
You can also buy a memory foam mattress, which limits motion transfer and prevents pressure.
Tempur-Pedic mattresses, perhaps the best-known brand for memory foam, contour to your body to provide customized support.
If you are a warm sleeper, however, Tempur-Pedics can get very hot. Latex mattresses also conform to your body but are naturally porous and will keep cool.
Mattresses are available in firm, cushion firm, pillow top and plush pillow top. When trying to find the right firmness, it is crucial that you spend some time lying on the mattress.
Decastro recommends that you remove your jacket and shoes, and get into your normal sleep position. Test the mattress with your partner.
When assessing the quality of an innerspring mattress, take into consideration the coil count and coil gauge.
Generally speaking, the higher the coil count, the better the mattress. However, it will depend on the desired firmness as well as the customer’s weight.
Coil gauge, or how thick the coil wire is, ranges from 123/4 to 15 inches. Usually, the higher the gauge the better, depending on firmness and the type of metal used.
Take your time before purchasing a mattress. Many stores do not accept returns, or charge fees to accept returned mattresses.
Mattress prices greatly vary, depending on style, size and brand. They can start at $90 and go up to $6,000 or more.