Don't Put Your New Comforter On An Old Bed: 3 Ways To Choose The Perfect Mattress

Posted on: 27 July 2015

It's time to redecorate your bedroom, so you're looking for the perfect queen comforter set for your new room. Before you put it on your bed, you might want to replace your mattresses – especially if it's more than five years old. Sleep is an important part of your life. In fact, research shows that sixty-one percent of Americans desire sleep over sex. Don't just go out and buy the first mattress set you find. Here's a guide to help you choose a mattress that's perfect for you.

Give it the Sleep Test

When you go mattress shopping, you should schedule enough time to really look around. You're going to be spending a lot of time on your new mattress – which is why you shouldn't buy the first one you look at. You may be tempted to test a mattress by laying on it for a minute or two. But, that's not going to tell you enough about the mattress fit.

To really test a mattress, lay down and get into your usual sleep position. Once you're in a comfortable position, lay there for about 15 to 20 minutes. This will allow you to see if you can get comfortable and stay comfortable.

Bring a Friend

Laying down on a mattress will let you test how it feels, but it won't let you see how it fits your body. For that, you're going to need a second person. Bring a friend along and have them look at your body. Have them pay close attention to your spine.

When laying on your side, your spine should remain straight. When laying on your back, your spine should not sag towards the mattress. If your spine sags or curves abnormally, you should look for a different mattress.

Make it Adjustable

If you sleep differently every night, or if your partner has different mattress preferences than you do, you may want to consider an adjustable mattress. An adjustable mattress can adjust to your changing sleep patterns. It can also allow each side of the mattress to adjust to a different level of comfort. This feature will allow to get a good night's rest every night.

You're going to be sleeping on your mattress for a long time. Before you buy a mattress for your new bedroom set, be sure you take the time to select one that will work best for you. This guide will help you choose the best mattress for your body.