Three things to Consider for Your Next Mattress

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In theory, buying a new mattress sounds like it should be a pretty exciting thing. This is especially true for someone that has been sleeping on the same mattress for a lot of years and is experiencing pain and bad sleep because of a bad mattress. However, once the search for a new mattress begins, a may realize just how many choices there are. This can take the fun right out of mattress buying and make it stressful instead, especially considering how expensive a new mattress can be.


There was once a time that it mattered what brand of mattress someone purchased. There were only a couple of really good choices and then everything else was generic and poorly made. Now, however, the brand doesn’t really matter. What’s more important is how the mattress is made and whether or not it will last for a good length of time while still providing the proper support.


One of the biggest mattress debates is what materials are best. However, there is no one good answer to this question. The reason that there are so many materials to choose from is that there’s no such thing as a one size fits all mattress.

The materials of a mattress consist of both what the outside and the inside are made from. There are choices between innerspring, pillow top, memory foam, gel, latex, specialty foam and hybrid mattresses. There are also air mattresses that use air pockets to allow someone to adjust the firmness to their personal liking while their partner can choose their own.

For the outside of the bed, three of the most common options are stitchbond (bottom of the line), damask (middle of the line) and knits (top of the line). Newer to the market are specialty fabrics. These could be hypoallergenic, recycled or organic fabrics.


The firmness of a mattress is important as well. For someone who sleeps on their side, a soft mattress is ideal, for stomach sleepers a firmer mattress and for back sleepers, a medium firm mattress should be considered.

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, there are a lot of things to consider. If you would like to learn more about choosing the right mattress, you can view more information here.