Buying a mattress takes preparation – the more you put into it, the better the chance you get one that suits you and lasts for the rated amount of time. Most experts agree that a mattress should last anywhere from 6-10 (or more; but you’re pushing it after a decade) years; this, of course, depends on the material.
In the following article, we help you navigate the varieties of mattresses that exist on the market today so that you’re able to pick one based on comfort, suitability and special benefits – such as firmness, ability to contour to your shape, and softness.
Can You Successfully Buy a Mattress Online?
Of course, you can! In fact, buying online is much more convenient – in general – than the old method of trying each mattress in a store to find the right one for you. Granted, experts believe that if you go the latter route, you should spend about 10-15 minutes lying down on it to truly test if it’s the one. However, you can save loads of time online by using the legions of reviews that the better mattresses have, as written by real reviewers from all walks of life.
The Original Innerspring Mattress
This is a type of mattress where the coiled stainless steel springs support the soft bed on top. The spacing of said springs guarantees firmness and longevity, along with the familiar springiness that spawned commercials where the actor would drop an egg on the bed to show how the supportive structure wouldn’t cause the egg to crack. If you were like most kids, then you probably slept on one when you were young.
The variability in comfort of an innerspring mattress derives from the spring spacing, as well as the gauge – thickness – of the composite steel wiring. With these two values, you can get nearly any combination you wish, attuned to your level of comfort.
The Contour-Fitting Mattress Material: Memory Foam
The primary material in most memory foam mattresses is polyurethane, which is well-known for its ability to mold to the shape of the body placed on it. This depresses the surface and creates pockets of slightly-increased heat; which can be a big boon in the fall and winter. Moreover, memory foam is often desired by people who have joint pain, because of its ability to relieve the pressure that encourages inflammation of these regions.
As you might have guessed, air is the primary supportive substance for these types of mattresses. You can find them with a predetermined, unchangeable amount of air pressure, or the more expensive type with an adjustable control mechanism. Indeed, the latter often has half of the mattress sectioned off so that each person can sleep soundly according to their preferred amount of air, with controls on either side. Keep in mind that air rarely leaks from an air mattress, and since air is the best insulation, can be surprisingly temperate in any weather.
Latex Brand Mattress
Although the following statement is subject to argument, latex may be the best type of mattress material. It can be both springy and soft, which are two properties that aren’t possessed by any other single mattress material. This makes it in high demand for consumers who prioritize these attributes. You can find it with other material blends, too, so pay attention to the reviews to get a better idea of what to expect when you lay on it. Snuggle-Pedic is SleepIce’s current top pick for mattress under $1000
For more information on buying a mattress, visit the Mattress Buying Guide on Samsclub.com.