At some point in your life, you’ll make the decision that your sleeping life is just (if not more) as important as your awake life. When you do, you’ll think about the kind of mattress you have and the one you should start saving to get. A mattress is as much an investment (just read these testimonials about us) in your health as the good food and exercise you spend time, energy and money on.
Here are three areas you should factor into your final choice of that dream mattress.
Innerspring mattresses are, well, springy. They usually have metal coils that move in varying degrees depending on how firm or soft you prefer a mattress to be. With technology improving every day, metal is not the only choice of material for coils.
Of course, the price you pay for that bounce varies as much as the amount of the bounce the bed offers. You’ll have to decide what your budget allows for and what your health needs are. If it means you have to save for a longer time to get a mattress that will improve your sleep health, that kind of ‘life enhancing’ sacrifice is something you should applaud.
Memory foam mattresses have a polyurethane core and consequently little to no bounce. The composition of the material means that the bed moulds around your body. It’s perfect for people who rarely move around during sleep.
As with innerspring mattresses, there are different foam densities that give you the hard or soft feel you’re after. Questions to consider with memory foam include the thickness of the foam and foam’s density. Expect a price difference with all the options available.
Latex mattresses are what we like to call the middle ground between innerspring and memory foam mattresses.
Just like memory foam, a latex mattress offers you firmness, but has the benefit of being buoyant.
The range of latex expands across natural and synthetic makes, each with its own positive attributes.
For example, natural latex is known to be resistant to mould and dust mites and has antimicrobial properties.
While natural latex mattresses are on the upper end of the price scale, they are also known to last for up to 20 years.
That’s two decades worth of good sleep, which reduces the nightmare of waking up tired.