Ultimate Bed Guide: Important Things to Consider When Buying a Bed Mattress
It is quite overwhelming selecting the best bed mattress with hundreds of model to choose from in addition to the subjective quality testing. Of course you want to sleep on a bed mattress with high quality and durable materials because you’re going to spend your nights sleeping on it for likely ten years. It is expected that a premium mattress may last up to ten years of supporting your body weight, so eventually it experiences wear and tear which means you need a replacement.
Breaking down of spring, softening of the memory foam, and compression of fibers and other materials all lead to obvious sagging which is a visible indication that you need a bed mattress replacement. Lack of support can result from minor sags, so it is important to replace your mattress and do not wait for a crater to form in the middle of your bed mattress. A memory foam bounces back to its original position once you get up but if the impression is deeper than two inches, it means the cellular structure has broken down losing its ability to bounce back, thereby needing replacement. You also need a replacement if your memory foam becomes too hard or too soft due to temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc to your good nights’ sleep and comfort. If the padding within your bed mattress keeps shifting around over time, you may notice lumps on your mattress, meaning that the density is uneven which does not make a good body support. If you start feeling body aches when you get up in the morning, your mattress must be the culprit because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, thus losing te mattress’ ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your low back, hips and neck.
When choosing a bed mattress, you should start considering the support it provides, which has something to do with the core of the mattress that may include foam, innerspring, latex and air-filled. An innerspring mattress offers a bouncy feel that has metal coils you can choose from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). A memory foam mattress is recommended for those who want extra firmness because it is made of polyurethane core with lesser spring, so you can sit on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. It is also a good idea buying a latex mattress if you want a little buoyancy, and some brands have mold and dust mite resistance as well as antimicrobial properties. Customize your mattress with a rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl, letting you control how much air that goes inside.