Which Mattress is Recommended to have a Good Night's Rest?
Today, we find ourselves with a wide variety of mattresses, from feather to spring to water to electric and everything in between. Since there are so many options as well as different degrees of firmness and thickness, knowing which mattress is recommended for your individual circumstance can be complicated. For this reason, we’ll give you some tips to pick the best mattress for you.
The same mattress isn’t right for everyone. Weight, posture and back problems, for example, are factors that you should keep in mind when deciding.
Let’s look at this more in depth so you know which mattress is the best for you.
How Do You Usually Sleep?
In order to know which mattress is recommended for you, you should first consider which way you like to sleep. Do you tend to sleep face up, face down or on your side? This is going to help determine the type of mattress that you need to sleep well.
- Sleeping face up or face down: The best mattress for you is one that is firm, as it helps you to keep your back straight. If it were soft, your back could sink and adopt an uncomfortable curvature, creating future back pain.
- Sleeping on your side: If your ideal position is to sleep on your side, then a hard mattress won’t help you. You need one that is softer, less firm and forms to the shape of your body. This allows the shoulder to sink slightly to find a more comfortable position.
Take a look at this article: How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Health
Your Weight Determines Which Mattress is Recommended for You
Although you may believe weight shouldn’t influence which mattress you choose to sleep on, it does. However, we’re going to look at two essential points, because a person who weighs less does not always need a harder mattress.
Let’s see what you have to look at:
- If you weigh a lot: If you weight a lot, a soft mattress is going to cause you to sink too much, making you adopt bad posture. For that reason, your mattress should be firm and provide a good support. However, don’t forget that your posture when you sleep is a determining factor as well.
- If you weigh very little: If you’re lightweight, you’re going to need a more flexible mattress that will help you distribute the weight of your body evenly. This will prevent some areas of your body from having to bear too much weight.
Do You Move a Lot or a Little?
What’s recommended for you if you move a lot when you sleep? The ideal mattress for this will be different from the one that you should opt for if you don’t move during the night.
Although there are nights when you move a lot and others hardly at all, determine what’s the most common for you and keep these tips in mind:
- If you move a lot: If you throw the sheets off of the bed because you can’t stop moving at night, a hard mattress would be ideal for you so it won’t take so much energy to turn around.
- If you move very little: If you tend to stay in the same position all night and hardly move, you’ll want a softer, more flexible mattress that distributes your body weight evenly. This way, the part of the body that you are on all night won’t experience any pain or discomfort due to lack of movement.
Are You Cold or Hot When You Sleep?
Another point to consider when choosing a mattress is whether you’re someone who needs to cover up throughout the night or who is always hot. This will also depend on where you live and the climate (for example, is it more wet or dry).
- If you’re typically hot: If you can’t sleep with a lot of clothes on and sweat easily, the best mattress for you is one that has springs. They’re cooler and ventilate better.
- If you’re typically cold: On the contrary, if you always need to be covered up because you are cold, we recommend a foam, latex or viscoelastic mattress. They keep the heat in much better.
Keep Allergies in Mind
What happens if – in addition to all of these questions – you’re allergic to dust or suffer from asthma?In this case, a feather or latex mattress with a washable cover would be ideal.
Now that you know which mattress is recommended for you, we suggest that if you have any special back problems such as scoliosis, you consult a specialist to see which is the best option for you. Remember that a good mattress that adapts to your needs is what will guarantee you a good night’s rest.