More and more people are recognizing the importance of a good mattress. Getting a good night of sleep is associated with a number of health benefits that can’t be overlooked. People that sleep well live longer, think faster, feel smarter, have more energy and even deal with stress better. All of these things can be contributed to choosing the right mattress, especially as people age.
The needs of the body changes as people age. Younger people can sleep on a thin mattress on the floor or on a futon and see no ill effects. But around the age of 30 things start to change and a bad mattress cause tossing and turning, backaches and even damage that could require the attention of a doctor. Choosing the right mattress is a must.
The Kinds of Mattresses
There was once a time, not so long ago, that the only choices were an innerspring mattress, a memory foam mattress, water bed or a Sleep Number bed. Now there are companies coming out with their own beds with different combination of materials and with new options that most people aren’t familiar with. Now mattresses are made of gel, foam, springs, air pockets, pocketed coils, latex, poly-foam or a combination of different materials.
Choosing the Right Kind of Mattress
Unfortunately, not every type of bed is available at a local mattress store for someone to try out. In truth, lying on a bed for a few minutes won’t be enough to determine if it’s the right bed anyway. Choosing the best mattress may require some trial and error, so working with online stores that allow for at least a 30 day trial period will be important. There are some mattress companies that offer a year trial. The mattress has to be paid for, but a refund or exchange is offered if the bed isn’t quite right.
Reviews are important as well. While comfort is subjective, reviews can show if everyone thinks a mattress is uncomfortable, if the quality if bad, shipping is slow and so on. These will all be relevant to choosing a mattress.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, take my comment about the health implications seriously. A good night of sleep can make a huge difference in your life and purchasing the right mattress will impact that a great deal.