Mattress Buying Guide and Tips
Spend 8 hours a night sleeping and that's 2,688 hours per year spent in bed! Your physical, mental and emotional performances are all directly correlated to the quality of sleep you're getting.
The quality of your mattress drastically impacts the quality of your day to day activities, so it's very important to have the best mattress possible for your overall wellbeing. Good health requires healthy sleep, and that's exactly what Essentia provides.
1) Do I Need A New Mattress?
A refreshing night's sleep sets the stage for the day to come.
- have a worse night's sleep than you did a year ago?
- wake up with stiffness and body aches?
- find your mattress sags, has lumps or is worn out?
- have a 6-8 year old mattress? (the life of a mattress depends on its usage and material quality; generally manufacturers and chiropractors recommend replacing your mattress every 6 to 8 years)
Did you answer YES to any of the above?
2) What's the Best Mattress for Me?
Sufficient product knowledge is critical to making the most informed and appropriate purchase for your sleeping needs.
Generally, two types of mattresses are available: innerspring and memory foam.
- Innerspring systems are most widely purchased, characterized by coiled metal springs layered between sheets of foam and padding. Usually lasting 5-10 years, typically the least expensive option. A spring coil system costs just $13 to manufacture.
- Memory foam mattresses are made of higher-density foams which are more expensive and provide excellent body support. It is important to be wary, as not all memory foam mattresses are created equally.
3) Three “S” of your mattress
Softness, support and size are three important attributes you should look for when purchasing a mattress.
Mattress softness will keep your body comfortable and relaxed from all angles and contact points with body surface. Lying on a mattress in store to test its firmness will not guarantee comfort in the long run.
Your mattresses should be solid enough to provide support according to your body shape and sleeping pattern. Mattress softness and support goes hands-in-hand: a good mattress should support your entire body and ensure spinal integrity.
Size does matter. Studies reveal that a healthy person moves 40-60 times a night with some 10-12 full body movements.
To best suit your body size, there are 7 mattress sizes to choose from:
Sleeping with a partner, room size, lifestyle, comfort preferences, body size and budget are all factors which should be taken into account before deciding on a mattress size.
It is recommended to choose a bed that is at least 4-5 inches longer than you and your partner as well as wide enough so you can sleep comfortably without disturbing your partner.
4) How much money should I spend on buying a mattress?
Mattress prices range widely depending on size and materials used. When it comes to quality sleep and comfort, buying the best mattress that's within your budget should be your main concern.