Are you (and your back) ready to buy a new mattress? Are you tired of being tired all the time and need a restful night’s sleep each night? Finding the right mattress can change your life literally. The only problem is that there is no one-size-fits-all mattress out there. While there are tons of options on great mattresses, you need to find the one that will be perfect for you and your sleeping style.
In this guide, we’ll help you determine the right quality, type, budget, and style for the mattress that will suit you best. Here are the 5 most important factors to consider before you buy a new mattress.
Before you jump right in and buy a new mattress, first consider the possibility that you might not need one…yet. Buying a new mattress is not always a small investment. The fact is, many mattresses can last for several years before needing to be replaced. If it has been 2 or 3 years since you last purchased a mattress, you may want to hold off on a new mattress purchase, unless of course your current mattress is not helping you sleep well or is causing you problems.
Most mattresses will last 7 or 8 years, and sometimes even longer depending on the type and material. It is important to note that even though the perfect mattress for you might be an expensive one it could be well worth the investment if it comes with a long lifespan.
Here are the different types of mattresses and their respective lifespans:
Keep in mind that longer lifespan does not always equate to higher quality. The most important aspect of mattress buying is the quality of your sleep.
Once you determine you need to buy a new mattress, the next step is to decide your budget. Don’t make the mistake of setting your budget too low…or too high. A more expensive mattress doesn’t always mean a better quality mattress. On the other hand, if you go too cheap, your sleep and your health could suffer.
As a rule of thumb, spending less than $500 on a mattress can be risky as you will likely sacrifice durability, quality material, and sleep quality for the sake of the budget. If you are buying a queen sized mattress, look to spend $1,000 or more to get the most bang for your buck. Also, keep in mind that a King/Cal King will cost more, so set your budget at $1,400 and up to get the best mattress for your money.
Of course, how much you spend when you buy a new mattress will largely depend on the type of mattress that is best for you.
There are several types of mattresses to choose from, so it is important to understand the makeup of each type and who they serve best. You might hear that a certain type of mattress is the best to go with every time, but be sure to test each type to find your own personal preference. Let’s look at each type:
When buying a new mattress, your sleeping position will determine the ideal firmness of your mattress. There are 3 types of sleeping positions: back, side, stomach. Although many people change positions throughout the night, you need to determine which position you sleep in the most.
Believe it or not, your weight is an important factor in determining which mattress is perfect for you. Support, feel, and even cooling depend on your weight and body type. Here’s what to consider based on your body weight:
Ready to find the perfect mattress? At Quality Sleep Shops we know mattresses, and we know how to help you find a bed that helps you live longer and feel better! Browse our mattresses online and come on by the store to test some out. You and your body will be glad you did.