Orthopedic doctors and chiropractors tell you that a mattress should support you in the way your spine is when you are standing up. That means when you lay on a mattress it should fill in your curves and be supportive yet comfortable. Too firm and it will flatten your back. Ouch! And if it is too soft it will not give enough support. Does that help?
There are many mattresses that can work for you at different price points. After doing research on what kind of mattress might work best for you, get ready to lay on each mattress for at least 15-20 minutes in the position you sleep in at home to get a real feel. Make sure you go dressed casual and light to get the proper feel for the mattress. You and your partner should go together to try out the bed. You do not need to spend thousands of dollars for a great night’s sleep but you do need to spend enough to get good quality material that will last a few years, unless of course, the mattress is for temporary use or in a guest room. Do you want your guest to stay forever?...
What extras do you really need? Mattress ticking and quilting looks pretty but what does it do for your support and comfort? Close your eyes and don't look - just feel what you are laying on. You'll never see the mattress cover! As soon as you get the mattress home, you cover it up with sheets. At least, I hope you do. So what difference does it make? Don't spend money on looks! That is ridiculous. DO spend money on material that gives you the proper support for your body shape and size.
- Do look for comfort and support.
- Do look for the price that is right for you at this time.
- Do look for a good fire barrier in case of the unexpected.
- Do look at how long you might keep it before doing this crazy shopping around again.
ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THE DECISION ON HOW YOU WANT YOUR BED TO FEEL. Trust your own judgment!
Happy shopping! Need to consult with someone you trust about a new mattress? Please feel free to contact us at the futon store. We will be glad to help you select what you need in a new mattress without pressure. You make your own decision!