Picking a mattress for yourself, while a sometimes long process, is relatively simple. Test every mattress you look at, pick one that fits your bed frame and supports the quality of your sleep, and purchase. But what happens when you need to pick a mattress for someone else or your children? When trying to find mattresses for your children, there are a few things you may want to know.
Children have different sleep schedules
While the National Sleep Foundation states that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep every night to lead a healthy and productive life, the requirements for children are much different. Children past the age of six should get a minimum of nine hours of sleep every night. You may be on your mattress for 3,000 hours every year, but of the amount of time spent on a mattress in your lifetime, most of it was probably during childhood. Needless to say, picking a mattress for your child is an important decision!
Your child is going to grow
A quality mattress is going to have a lifespan of about 10 years, but a lot can happen in that time. Namely, growth spurts. Your child won’t be done growing until they’re out of high school, which means that if you want the full 10 years out of that mattress, you need to make sure your child won’t outgrow it. Undisturbed sleep and comfortable beds mean nothing if your child is bigger than the mattress!
Keep some privileges for yourself
While you want to make sure your child has the most comfortable and supportive bed possible, purchasing an adjustable mattress for them may be a good idea. In truth, giving your children a bed that will provide them with the luxury of sleep can be a good thing! Remember, you should not deprive yourself of the adjustable bed that you’ve been wanting as well!