Did you know that the average person spends over a third of their life in bed? Whether that’s sleeping, resting or watching TV, we spend more time in bed than we potentially realise. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to pick your mattress carefully and assess all of the issues and challenges you may face. We know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep and your mattress really is key to this.
Here some of our top tips below to ensure you know what to look out for when choosing your next mattress.
Understand Your Sleeping Position
What position do you sleep in the most? Are you a back sleeper, side sleeper, front sleeper or a mixture of all positions? Nevertheless, there is the perfect mattress out there for you. Each position requires a different level of support and design to minimise the pressure on your spine and other joints.
Don’t just consider the position you go to sleep in at the beginning of the night, consider how you wake up in the middle of the night or when you rise in the morning. This is more likely to be your natural sleeping position, even if it isn’t your desired sleep position.
Get your mattress right
A great night’s sleeps all come down to your mattress. As the mattress is the part you actually sleep on then this should be your main focus when purchasing a new bed. As with beds themselves, there are a huge range of mattress available to suit all tastes and requirements.
It’s important to assess your natural sleeping position, whether or not you have any aches and pains than need to be supported and the level of support you prefer.
A back sleeper requires more support than a side sleeper, a firm or medium firm mattress is recommended to provide essential support to maintain the natural alignment of the spine if you are a front sleeper and a side sleeper requires something that moulds closer to your body.
Think about the space
While this may not seem to be the most important factor when you’re picking a new mattress, it is important to consider the size of your bedroom before you purchase a new mattress. A super king may be the bed of dreams, but if you’re only just fitting a double in your bedroom now there’s not going to be much room left.
To relax properly in your bedroom you also need a reasonable amount of space around your bed without feeling cramped and overcrowded. A Super king mattress might be something you aspire to in a few years but ensure you have a comfortable night’s sleep right now.