There are many mattresses available in the UK which is great for us to choose from but at the same time, we are bamboozled by which mattress would actually suit us best. Back pain and stress are common causes due to a badly chosen mattress. A good mattress is proven to make a positive difference however if you have the wrong mattress for your body type or even the right mattress which has lost its support over time may all be contributing to a bad nights' sleep.
Here are some tips on how to choose the right mattress for your perfect Zzzzzz.
Beware of a bad mattress
Is your current mattress providing you with poor sleeping posture? If your mattress is not meeting your sleeping needs then it's simply the wrong mattress for you. Most mattresses have a lifetime of about 8-10 years in which they lose their structure and could be doing more harm than good.
Stick to your preferences
Only you know how supportive, cooling or firm of a mattress you like. Avoid any mattress that doe not live up to your personal expectations, choose a mattress that ticks all the boxes for you as you spend on average 33 years of your lifetime in bed.
Understand that a great mattress will support your whole body while maintaining your spine aligned. Your spine should be in a neutral position no matter are you sleeping on your back, stomach or side. Be aware of your pressure points (generally hips and shoulder areas).
Try it out
Make sure to have tried out multiple mattresses before you purchase this gives you a better gauge to pick. Traditionally, you would walk into a brick and mortar store and lay on a few mattresses and with that, you would determine your next mattress for the next couple of years of your life.
Nowadays disruptive online mattress brands offer a 100-night trial, that way you can truly try out the mattress in the comfort of your own home and if you are not 100% satisfied they will collect it and return your money. Here is a great place to start looking for the bed-in-a-box for you.
Avoid partner disturbance
If you sleep with a partner, you may be very familiar with partner disturbance. No matter how similar we are with our partners our sleeping patterns differ. Finding a mattress that minimises motion transfer will keep your partners' restlessness to themselves. That way you can continue sleeping at your own pace.
At the end of the day, you will know your body best and will have to decide what works best for you. Something we can't deny is that a great mattress will leave us feeling refreshed and with a spring in our step in the morning.