Buying a New Mattress: Where Do I Start?

How do you know if it’s really time to start shopping for a new mattress? One of the first signs is that your mattress is nine or 10 years old (or perhaps even older); it will likely start to show the signs of wear and tear at this point. You might begin to even feel the coils in the mattress as well. You should also consider shopping for a new mattress if you wake up with aches and pains or if you can’t sleep comfortably through the night. Considering that the average person spends about 3,000 hours per year lying on their mattress, it’s important to make sure that yours is the best possible quality.

Here are a few things you’ll need to consider when you’re shopping around for a mattress:

Size: If you are replacing your mattress but not your bed frame, you’ll need to look for a mattress that fits the one you already have. Keep in mind that the length of the bed should be longer than the tallest person sleeping in it, and the width should be enough to fold your arms behind your head without bumping elbows with your spouse.

Material: There are many different kinds of materials used for mattresses these days and this all depends on personal preference. Some people prefer traditional mattresses while others prefer memory foam, for example.

Medical Needs: If you have certain medical conditions that make it difficult to sleep through the night, it’s important to pick a mattress that will address these problems. If you suffer from arthritis, for example, you might benefit from buying a adjustable bed that can provide heat. If you suffer from snoring the elevation feature of an adjustable bed with an adjustable mattress may help.

You might not want to spend a fortune on a new mattress, and that’s okay! Simply keep in mind that the mattress you choose may help you improve the quality of your sleep.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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