There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep to recharge your body and your mind. To ensure we get a good night’s rest, you need to have the right mattress. Sleeping on the wrong mattress will provide you with restless sleep and back pain in the morning. Choosing the right mattress for your body type requires time and patience. You cannot do it in 5 minutes. It took me 15 minutes to pick my first mattress, and I regretted it. When I had to change it, I made sure to take all the time needed. It is worth it. Time is not the only factor when making this purchase. There are other considerations.
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How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Body Type
Have you ever wondered why mattress are displayed in stores? They are there to look good, but they are there for people to test them out. You can’t get a feel for a mattress just by sitting on it. After all, you will spend the majority of your time lying on it and not sitting on it. This is why it is important to try out a mattress before you buy one by lying in the middle of it for 10 minutes. If you’re a side sleeper, roll over on your side. If you co-sleep, lay in your normal spot and imagine a typical night.
When you are in search of a mattress, you want to think about support and comfort first and foremost. Support has to do with proper spine alignment determined by the inner coil springs. When you lie on your side, your spine should be straight and should keep its natural curve when to lie on your back. Comfort has to do with the mattress padding, which should cushion your body from the inner springs.
You want to choose a mattress that is firm and supportive, but also gives in the right places. If the mattress is too soft, your spine will not be aligned correctly while a mattress that is too firm will have you tossing and turning all night since it will apply pressure to the hips. Feel how the mattress contours to your body. Does it hug your hips and shoulders like a comforting friend? Or does it feel like it’s pushing you away, like an aloof acquaintance?
You want to select a mattress that is the right fit for your body. When you lie on the bed at the store, your spine should not be extremely curved or sagging but instead should be rather neutral. The right mattress needs to help you keep your spine’s natural alignment. It should feel like a dream! After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time dreaming on it!
26 thoughts on “How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Body Type”
I’ve been looking for a new mattress lately because my current one is so old and just isn’t giving me the support I need. You wrote that you should make sure that the mattress isn’t too soft, as your spine will not be aligned correctly. I had no idea that a mattress was that important, so I’ll have to be sure to find a good mattress that will be good for my health and comfort.
Thanks for all of this information about choosing a mattress that works for me. I like that you said that it should be both firm and supportive. You mentioned that I will be spending a lot of time there, so I should choose carefully. I will be sure to find an option that fits my body type.
My husband and I are wanting to get a new mattress for our daughter for her birthday and we want it to be one she can use for years to come, so I really appreciate this information on how to choose the right one. I like the idea you give lying on a mattress for at least ten minutes. I imagine that that will help your body get into the position it would actually be in while sleeping and help you know if it is a good fit. I definitely rushed the buying experience last time we did it, so I will be sure to take these tips this time!
Thanks for these tips. I think I need a new mattress, my back is frequently aching.
we will be mattress shopping for our bed after the holidays. I believe this time I will take my time and use the tips that have been shared along the way. I want to make a wise decision
Yay! Before all I am thinking about mattresses is the softness of its cushion. I guess it’s time for a mattress replacement :)
We have had our mattress for a very long time so we should probably start looking for a new one. These tips will definitely come in handy!
We recently purchase our Tempur-pedic bed and we are very much happy with it. Mattress is important for a very good sleep.
I sometimes think that my mattress is the culprit when i awake to body aches and pains. There are some great tips here. Thanks!
i did not know that you need to choose the mattress according to body type but this one is an interesting read, i have some points to consider.
I had no idea about choosing the right mattress for our body type, this is very smart advice.
I had no idea that choosing a mattress involved so much work! Great tips
i never thought about the mattress being right for certain body types i just picked a soft one
What a great information. I need a new mattress for my new room
I try to choose one that feels supportive but yet pillowy-soft. It’s a hard decision since they’re so pricey!
I need a new mattress. I haven’t purchased a new one in years.
I love a firm mattress that would support my back. I want to make sure that I can sleep throughout the night without any body aches when I wake up.
Never gave this much thought to a mattress up to now…that is about to change. Thanks.
My mattress purchase was rushed. I hated it at first, but now I love it.
Who knew body type counted? What an informative post–saving for future ref.
Thanks for these tips. We are planning on getting a mattress in the near future, so this helps a lot.
Thanks for all the great info! Buying a mattress can be a daunting task :)
I so love my water bed and would not change. A mattress is so important.
Interesting ideas. Must try this out next time :)
Makes sense, the wrong mattress can leave you feeling drained and unproductive
Thanks for the great tips. I definitely need a new mattress – mine is old.