Picking out a new mattress can be a daunting task. With this quick summary reference from Sleepopolis, we think it has covered the most critical topics you need to know when choosing a mattress.
1. Is it time to replace your mattress?
Is your mattress over 8 years old? A general rule of thumb is to replace your mattress every 8 years. However,
if you’re not sleeping well then you can throw that 8-year benchmark out the window. Your sleep habits should be the largest factor in determining if you should change your mattress. Sleeping poorly? It’s time for a change.
On a side note, all Hilker mattresses are assured under a 10-year Guarantee.
2. What mattress type is best for you?
When selecting a mattress, the biggest choice will come down to either foam (non-coils) or coils. Foam offers a great hug, contour with a unique feel. The coil is a more traditional feel with a great bounce. Traditionally, the majority will choose foam. However, if you are slightly big in size and/or have extreme cooling needs, coils can be the better choice.
To get the best out of both, you may go for the hybrid (foam + coils) and most of the hybrid mattresses are offering pocketed spring coils, which give you less partner disturbance throughout the night.
3. What is your budget?
Choose a budget that works for you. You can easily compare the price with the mattress that you are currently using. Is your current mattress specification suitable for you? If yes, then you can find a new mattress with similar features and specifications to compare the market price. Remember to pick the one with an assurance of a product guarantee or warranty.
4. What firmness level is right for you?
Most sleepers prefer a firmness in the 5-7 out of 10 range. This is appropriate for all sleeping positions and most weight/ body types. If you go 4 or below you are most likely a side sleeper. If you go above a 7 you are probably a stomach or back (anything much above a 7 isn’t great for most side sleepers).
5. What positions do you sleep in?
Choose a mattress with a firmness that matches your needs. Side sleepers go with 3-6 out of 10. Back go with 4-7 out of 10. Stomach goes with 5-7 out of 10. There will of course be outliers in each of these, but uses these as general guidelines to get started.
6. How much do you weigh and what is your body type?
Support from a mattress is directly related to your body weight. The heavier you are, the more the support foams have to work to provide optimal comfort. Weight affects how much support you will receive from your mattress based on total sinkage and pressure points.
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