Shopping for a new Mattress
Do you awake to a sore back, stiffness, or maybe you just haven't been sleeping as well as you use to. These symptoms my not be physical. Theres a good chance you just might need a new mattress. Even if your mattress shows no visible signs of ageing, if is is over ten years old, it might need to be replaced with a new mattress.
In most areas you will find several places to shop for mattresses such as specialty shops, furniture stores,departments stores, and even close out stores. Warming about close out stores ( closeouts are closed out for a reason ) Check you local new papers for advertised specials and get a feel for typical mattress prices before you shop. Be prepared to explain whether you prefer a soft or firm mattress to help narrow down your choices. I have found while recently mattress shopping, many retailers have cutaway mattress demos, which show interior construction features of both the mattress and the box spring.
Mattress shopping could take up to two weeks. This is a very important purchase, and you want to make the right choice. Visit a couple of stores at a time before you make a choice. Visit one of tow stores on one day and a couple of other stores another day. You will find that some stores offer free delivery and setup plus disposal of your old mattress. Some may offer a free bed frames or sheet set with your purchase.
Test several models from famous name brand manufactures to get a feel for different firmness levels and styles. Wear comfortable shoes that you can easily slip off. It is important that you lie down in your normal sleep position and stay long enough to evaluate whether the mattress suits your needs. If your partner prefers firm, and you prefer soft, you may have to compromise somewhere in the middle or consider buying an airbed with adjustable settings on each side. Pillow top mattresses are a popular choice with many consumers today because they offer firm construction underneath with a softer feel next to the body.
Always buy the beat mattress you can afford. When you consider that you will spend more time lying on your mattress that you will using other products. It will quickly become clear that the money you spend on a good mattress is an important investment in your health and well being.
A good mattress and foundation should gently support your body at all points of contact and keep your spine in the same position it would be when standing. It is important that the mattress supports your shoulders, hips and lower back. Too little support can cause back pain and a mattress that is too firm may cause you to toss and turn too much.
Give yourself enough room to move around comfortable. If you sleep with a partner it is smart to buy a queen or king size mattress. Queen size beds are approximately 60 inches wide by 80 inches ling and they are six inches wider and five inches longer that a full size mattress. The added inches can make a big difference for large adults. Queen size beds are also a good choice for single sleepers who ten to sprawl.. King size beds are 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, making them about 18 inches wider that a queen size. The California king mattress in 72 inches X 84 inches and is a smart choice for tall adults. A king size bed is great for couples who want maximum sleeping space. It is also large enough to accommodate kids and pet that like to crawl into bed.
The mattress and foundation are constructed to work together as a set. Putting a new mattress on a older foundation will reduce the life of the mattress and may also void the warranty. Quality mattresses today use a combination of coils, upholstery, foam, and other supportive materials to provide proper support and cushioning. A mattress should give support and comfort for with to ten years. A good quality bed frame is important for proper support. Keep in mind that larger mattresses work better with a frame that has an extra center support. You can prolong the life of your mattress if you turn it regularly to balance wear. Turn it end to end and turn it over every three or four months. Always use a washable mattress pad to keep the mattress surface clean.. you may also want to place a protective covering on the foundation. Do not let children bounce on the bed like a trampoline. Jumping can damage the interior construction.
Fast tips :
- Turn you mattress end to end every three or four months to prolong its life.
- replace your mattress is it is more that 10 years old.
- Purchase the mattress and its foundation together as they are design to work together.
- Always buy the best mattress you can afford.
- Test several mattresses for firmness and comfort.
- Make sure you give yourself plenty of moving room.
- When testing mattress, lie in your normal sleep position.
- Buy your mattress from a reliable dealer.
- Be leery of purchasing a mattress from closeout stores.. they are closed out for a reason.
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