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The perfect mattress buying guide

The perfect mattress buying guide

There is an art to finding the perfect mattress. So, whether you have just bought your first home and are looking to furnish the property with the best products, or just think it is time to upgrade your old mattress, we have got the perfect buying guide for you.

There are so many options for mattresses these days, and not all brands offer try-before-you-buy. If you are buying a mattress online, you will need to know a little more about the key terms used when describing firmness and style, and that is what this guide will help you with.

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Sleep positions

The mattress you need can often be determined by the way you sleep. Whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach can impact the way your mattress needs to support your body.

Back sleepers

Back sleepers should look for a mattress that fully supports the body from head to toe. Look out for those offering spinal support and medium firmness. To avoid waking up each day with an aching back your mattress needs to have little sinkage so that your back can rest at a neutral position.

Medium firm mattresses will provide support to the lower back and shoulders while also offering a small amount of sinkage for the natural arch in the spine.

Side sleepers

Pressure points for side sleepers are the shoulders, hips and knees, so you will need a mattress that can offer equal distribution of support within these areas. Side sleepers should stay away from super firm mattresses, no matter how good it might feel to start with. As most of us sleep on our side for at least a little part of the night, medium firm mattresses offer just the right amount of support and contouring that is needed.

Stomach sleepers

Medium mattresses are also a good choice for stomach sleepers but should be accompanied by a thinner pillow to avoid damaging the neck. The neck and back should be aligned while you sleep, so if you sleep on your stomach, you will need to factor this in. Medium firmness will help to equally distribute the weight across the surface and prevent excessive sinkage which could lead to the spine being curved while you sleep.

Body weight should also be taken into account when choosing a mattress. Plus-sized mattresses are available for those heavier body types that require a little more support. The Titan Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding, for example, has been engineered for plus sizes. Try risk-free today and see how a good night’s sleep can transform your life.

Foam definitions

If you have already started your search for the perfect mattress, you will likely have come across different foam types: Quick and slow response. When it comes to quick response, this is great for anyone that wants to get fast results. They are also good for hot sleepers. Slow response is your typical memory foam which is ideal for light or side sleepers.

Customer friendly service

When choosing a mattress, it is unlikely you will be able to try all the options out before choosing one to buy. Which is why finding a vendor that offers a customer friendly service is ideal. Look out for services offering a warranty or long returns policies. That way, you have plenty of time to try out the new mattress without committing to a lifetime of discomfort.

Hopefully, this quick guide will help you on the quest for a dreamy night’s sleep every night


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