A Simple Plan: Beds

What Makes a Good Bed Mattress

When it comes to buying a mattress replacement, it is really overwhelming choosing the right one with hundreds of model to choose from. Of course you want to sleep on a bed mattress with high quality and durable materials because you’re going to spend your nights sleeping on it for likely ten years. It is expected that a premium mattress may last up to ten years of supporting your body weight, so eventually it experiences wear and tear which means you need a replacement.

Breaking down of spring, softening of the memory foam, and compression of fibers and other materials all lead to obvious sagging which is a visible indication that you need a bed mattress replacement. Do not wait for a crater to form in the middle of your bed because they can cause lack of body support for the most vulnerable parts of the body, and same is true with minor sags (1 to 2 inches). A memory foam works by following your body contour for a relaxing sleep with the impression going back to its original position once you get up, but if it is deeper than two inches it loses the ability to bounce back, thus an ideal time to replace it. You also need a replacement if your memory foam becomes too hard or too soft due to temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc to your good nights’ sleep and comfort. If the padding within your bed mattress keeps shifting around over time, you may notice lumps on your mattress, meaning that the density is uneven which does not make a good body support. When you feel pain after waking up, the culprit must be your mattress because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, losing its ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your hips, low back and neck.

When choosing a bed mattress, you should start considering the support it provides, which has something to do with the core of the mattress that may include foam, innerspring, latex and air-filled. An innerspring mattress offers a bouncy feel that has metal coils you can choose from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). A memory foam mattress is recommended for those who want extra firmness because it is made of polyurethane core with lesser spring, so you can sit on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. If you want your mattress to have a little buoyancy, then latex mattresses are right for you and some models have antimicrobial properties and dust mite and mold resistance. Customize your mattress with a rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl, letting you control how much air that goes inside.