Do you feel lazy throughout the day? Do you
also feel drained out all day long? Your sleeping habits play a big role in all
this. Have you ever wondered if the real reason behind your laziness is your mattress
on which you sleep everyday? It is really important to choose the mattress
which suits you perfectly. Here are some useful tips that may help you in
choosing the most suitable mattress for your bed.
A costlier mattress is not always the best mattress
First of all, you should get rid of this myth
that the most costly mattress in the market is the best for you. Any mattress
over a certain range doesn’t really indicate better quality or better comfort.
Most probably it will provide you the same amount of cushioning as well as
Labels don’t define a mattress
Another thing is that you should not go blindly
for any mattress just by reading the label on it. A label may tout about the
level of softness of a mattress. You should note that ‘softness’ of one brand
may be ‘firmness’ of another brand. The only way to judge the softness or
firmness of a mattress is trying it yourself by lying down on it and knowing
which is most appropriate for a sound sleep.
Consider buying your mattress online
Buying a mattress online gives you ample amount
of time to research and spend time learning about various options. There are
multiple websites these days selling a wide range of mattresses. You can order mattresses online just like you order anything else and you will get it delivered
right at your doorstep. Almost all websites allow easy returns for a full
refund, without charging anything for the process. So you can easily order a
mattress for you online, try it out on your bed and you can even return it for
your refund if you don’t like it.
Opt for Organic mattresses
The squishy foam on mattresses is mostly designed using petroleum
oil which is prone to health problems. Instead, you should try out some organic
options, for example foam which is made using plant oil. They are a bit costly
but you should consider it as a health investment.
Know the shelf life of your mattress
It is highly recommended that you replace your
mattress after every 8 to 10 years. You will not notice any sudden changes in
your mattress, but after a period of about a decade most of the mattresses are
worn thin at places and they also become lumpy. Also you can increase the life
of your mattress by rotating and flipping it from time to time.
Buy your mattress according to your allergies
If you have indoor allergies, it is really
important to take good care of your mattress. You can seal your pillow,
mattress, as well as the box spring in allergen-protective covers. But if you
have got some serious allergies or asthma, it is suggested that you wash your
bed linens in hot water at 130 degrees. It is good to consult your doctor or
physical therapist if you have a health issue. They may not be able to help you
in selecting a suitable mattress for you, but they can give you a good advise
by keeping your medical conditions and symptoms in mind.
Always use some sort of a waterproof mattress
protector to enhance the life of your mattress.
Explore your options
If you are more comfortable while sitting on a
recliner than lying down, you should definitely try an adjustable bed. An
adjustable bed allows you to lift your head as well as knees slightly, to
decrease pressure on your lower back.
These are some really useful tips that will help you tackle your sleep issues
as well as help you
buying a mattress as per your sleeping habits.