In my lifetime I’ve slept on hard and soft mattresses. I’ve slept on twin, full, queen and king-sized mattresses. And I can tell you from my experience that, if you want to get a good night’s sleep, you need to have the right kind of bedding that fits your body comfortably. Since you spend approximately a third of your life in bed, and getting adequate rest is vital for your health, it only makes sense to use these tips on how to choose the best mattress for a restful night’s sleep:
1. What Mattress Size is the Most Suitable for Me?
Obviously, this is a personal question that only you can answer. There are a few factors to consider: 1) How large is your bedroom? What sizes of a mattress will fit in your bedroom? 2) Are you short, tall, or very tall? Are you small or large in build? 3) Do you move around alot, or do you sleep in one spot? And finally, 4) If you don’t sleep alone, is your mate tall or large in build? Does s/he need space to move around in, or do they tend to sleep in one spot?
Naturally, unless you’re willing to replace your existing bed, you’ll need to buy a mattress size that fits your bed frame. If you’re having trouble sleeping though, you should consider doing just that so you can finally get a restful night’s sleep.
So what are your choices in bed mattress sizes? Twin mattresses are the smallest, measuring about 39 inches wide and 75 inches long. There is a “Long Twin” mattress to accommodate taller people. It measures about 80 inches long. Next up is a full size mattress which is about 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. A queen-sized mattress can comfortably accommodate two adults with its 5 feet of width and 80 inches of length. And last, but certainly not the least, is the king-sized mattress. It measures about 76 inches wide and is 80 inches long.
2. What’s the Most Comfortable Mattress for My Body?
Some people love rock-hard mattresses while others prefer a soft, cushy feeling. In order to choose the best bed mattress for a restful night’s sleep, you’re going to have to decide which you desire. Just like buying a car requires taking a test drive, to choose the best mattress for a restful night’s sleep, you’ll need to test different mattresses.
Your best bet is a mattress that provides your body with adequate support from head to toe. Sleep on a bed that’s too soft or too hard, and you can wake up with back pains and body aches. You’ll need to choose between soft, medium firm, firm and extra firm.
Finally, look for a mattress that has a standard ten-year warranty. Since the average mattress lasts that long, that’s all the warranty you’ll need before your bedding will need to be replaced.
And how will you know when it’s time to replace your bed mattress? When you’re not getting a restful night’s sleep any longer, then it’s probably time to take a look at your mattress and see what kind of shape it’s in.