Has your sleep been troubled lately? Have you been waking up with more aches and pains than usual? Is your mattress starting to feel a little lumpy from all that time spent in bed this year?
If you said yes to any of the above, it sounds like you’re ready to replace your old mattress, and there’s no better time to get started than Black Friday!
You might immediately think to purchase a new version of your old mattress—it worked fine enough didn’t it? But this is a chance for a fresh start and much healthier sleep! When buying a new mattress, you have to take a few things into consideration, like your body concerns and the way you sleep.
With these considerations in mind for your end-of-the-year shopping, we’ll help you navigate your mattress choices: comfort levels, mattress types, sizes, and beds-in-boxes!
Find Your Mattress Comfort Level
Your ideal comfort, or firmness level, depends on your sleeping position (sleep type) or if you need specific pressure relief.
Are you a side sleeper? Do you suffer from shoulder or hip pain? Then you need the soft cushioning of a plush or ultra-plush mattress for generous pressure relief for your shoulders and hips.
Stomach sleepers should avoid overly plush cushioning and look for the better body contouring and support of medium or medium-firm comfort levels. A medium comfort level also provides great support if you’ve been experiencing lower back pain (isn’t it the worst?).
Back sleepers have a little more wiggle room: If your back pain is minimal, consider a medium-firm or firm mattress. However, if you have excess back pain, then you may want the helpful spinal alignment of an extra-firm mattress. Just add a mattress topper to avoid the sleeping-on-rocks feel!
Your Ideal Mattress Type
Once you’ve narrowed down your ideal comfort level, the next thing you need to consider is mattress type. The type of mattress is where you get the support you need for better sleep—just in time to feel refreshed for the new year.
Innerspring mattresses are the most common on the market for back sleepers. You’ll enjoy the full-body support, weight distribution, body-weight absorption, buoyancy and healthy spinal alignment. Depending on the type of coils, innerspring mattresses also isolate motion—so you can avoid jostling your partner or being jostled yourself.
Pocketed coil mattresses have all the benefits of your basic innerspring, but the independent, encased coils provide better motion isolation and bounce-back than typical innerspring, which is great if you don’t like that sunk-in feeling. Plus, you won’t disturb your partner if you’re an early bird and your significant other is a night owl.
Memory foam is quite popular for its body-contouring benefits, pressure-point relief, motion isolation, and perfect weight distribution. So, if you sleep cool and on your side, this is your ideal choice.
However, if you do sleep too hot (ugh, night sweats), gel memory foam might be the ticket you need to cool sleep. Gel memory foam mattresses dissipate heat, circulate air, and keep you sleeping coolly. With all the benefits of regular memory foam, plus extras like joint pain relief and hypoallergenic properties, you can say goodbye to nighttime discomfort!
Latex works a lot like memory foam with similar body-contouring and pressure relief; except latex is a natural, sustainable product that has greater bounce, retains less heat, and is odor free.
Pillow tops offer a cloud-like, cushiony feel that provides excellent spinal support and lets you sleep cool. The extra layer is built into the quilting for pillow-like comfort, full-body support, and equal weight distribution.
The medium-plush feel of a Euro top contours to your body and disperses pressure so you wake up neck- and back-pain-free. The sturdy edge support will have you feeling like royalty!
If you can sleep in any position, or if you and your partner’s sleep habits differ, then a hybrid mattress is more your speed. Hybrid mattresses combine the benefits of foam and spring into an ideal balance of body-contouring comfort, bounce, and motion-isolation support. Plus, hybrids help you sleep cool and ache-free.
Beds-in-a-box, or mattresses-in-a-box, are ideal for on-the-go or transitional lifestyles. Simply pick your ideal comfort level and material type and have your vacuum-sealed mattress shipped straight to your door!
Selecting a Mattress Size
Now that you know what type and comfort level gives you better sleep, you need to decide on the size.
- California King: Excellent for spreading out with your partner or if you just need the extra leg room.
- King: Also perfect for you and your significant other to spread out and get comfortable.
- Queen: A good solution for couples who have limited space or if you love to starfish solo!
- Split King or Split Queen: Get the benefits of the extra sleep space but make moving your mattress around easier.
- Full or Full XL: Ideal in compact spaces, in a guest bedroom, or your teen’s room.
- Twin or Twin XL: Gives plenty of room for the kiddos to sleep and room to grow.
Finding the perfect mattress and saying goodbye to morning aches and pains seems like a dream. We hope these tips will help you make better, healthier sleep a reality this Black Friday and start off the new year right.
Have you narrowed down your choices but still need to try it in person? Give us a call and speak with our experts for all your questions and concerns—we’d love to help you get back to better sleep!