Guide to Buying Your Ideal Mattress
Your mattress is arguably one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home. The average person spends at least a 1/3rd of their life in bed, so investing in a high quality, comfortable mattress is key. But how do you know what mattress is best for you? Read our guide below, then visit the Warehouse and speak to one of our specially trained mattress experts. We will assist you in finding the mattress that best suits your comfort, sleep style and budget.
What Type is Right for You
- Pillow-Top Mattress: Pillow-top mattresses have an additional upholstery layer sewn onto the top of the mattress; this layer can be made from a variety of fiber and foam materials.
- Hybrid Mattress: Hybrid mattresses combine an innerspring support system with one or more types of foam. Such as polyurethane, memory, latex, or foams which contain gel.
- Memory Foam Mattress: These mattresses use high-density polyurethane foam as the support system which contours to the shape of your body.
- Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress: Plush layers of cradling memory foam are supported by pocketed coils to achieve proper spinal alignment and help to relieve pressure points.
- Plush Mattress: Delivering well-rounded comfort by combining a supportive base with an enhanced comfort top; this design is best for those seeking a median comfort level.
- Cushion Firm Mattress: This is the ideal mattress for those who want a firm mattress but need a little softness added to the surface.
- Firm Mattress: Using a lower foam height and tight embroidery, firm mattresses are able to provide a solid, stable sleeping platform.
- Extra Firm Mattress: With a variety of options including innerspring coils, extra firm mattresses are typically best for those who sleep on their back.
- Latex Hybrid Mattress: Using natural latex foam these mattresses have the ability to reduce pressure points which can be caused by traditional mattresses.
How To Choose The Best Mattress
There are quite a few factors to consider while shopping for a mattress. The Warehouse at Huck Finn will help you make sense of it all. With the largest selection of mattresses in the area, you will be able to try out dozens of different mattresses to find the perfect one for you. Below are the important things to consider when shopping for a mattress.
Choose Your Size: Determine what size mattress you need by considering the following:
- Be sure the mattress is long enough for your height.
- The width of the bed should be wide enough so you can fold your arms behind your head without touching the person next to you or going beyond the edge.
- Consider if the mattress will fit in your bedroom, up the stairs and through doorways (most king and queen mattresses come with split box springs to make moving easier).
Test Your Mattress in Person
This is one of the most important steps while shopping for your mattress. Ideally, you will want a mattress that pushes up to your body and counteracts your body weight. Bear in mind, your body isn't a straight line. No matter which position you sleep in, your mattress needs to support the curves and arches of your body. The mattress best for you will help hold your body in a neutral alignment so that you don't wake up with an aching back, shoulders, or hips. While shopping for a new mattress, consider an option that has individual encased coils. This option can conform to your body while helping to eliminate motion transfer.
Mattresses that are too soft or too firm can cause pains in your body. They can also cause you to toss and turn more frequently during your sleep. When this happens you are less likely to enter the deeper stages of sleep (REM sleep). You may have been asleep for 8 hours, but, that doesn't mean you had a good night's sleep. While shopping for a mattress, you should try a few options. Lay on each in your most common sleeping position (i.e. your side, your back) for a few minutes to see if your body can become comfortable. While working with a Sales Associate at The Warehouse, ask about our mattresses that have latex layers. These can create an ideal balance between firm and comfort.
Something many people do not consider while they're shopping for a mattress is their body's temperature when they are sleeping. There are mattresses which can retain a higher amount of heat, while others are specifically designed for a cooler night of sleep. Consider a mattress with gel; it allows for body heat to escape if you reach an uncomfortable temperature at night. If you frequently wake during the night because you feel too warm, this could be a result of your mattress.
If you share your bed, motion transfer is something you will need to take into consideration. Does either person tend to shift or get out of bed frequently during the evening? These motions have the potential to wake the one who is sleeping. We recommend both of you coming to The Warehouse while shopping for the ideal mattress. This will give you both the opportunity to see if you notice the other getting out of bed. Many mattresses including those with a layer of memory foam, gel, and innerspring help to alleviate the issue of motion transfer.