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Are you in midst of a home makeover or deciding to go for new mattress for yourself? Certainly, it is a good thought in fact; mattresses should be changed every seven years. Remember, to go for a mattress which offers utmost comfort and sound sleep after a strenuous day or whenever your body needs rest and relax its tired muscles and joints.
Upon exploring the mattress segment, you will find a wide array and varieties of them available catering to various sleeping preferences needs and even budgets of the customers. In a way, choosing the mattress is a subjective matter, nevertheless bearing in mind the basic types of mattresses available is always a good idea.
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In this mattress, a steel coil support system is used; the springs could be connected into a single unit and then individually wrapped and pocketed. The spring layer is then covered by padding which could be either foam, fiber or more steel springs of smaller variety. To determine the quality of the innerspring mattress, it is essential to ascertain the coil count along with the spring shape, coil gauge, number of coils and design.
Advantage – Remember the more the coils in the mattress, better support is experienced as the mattress can adjust well with the contour of the sleeper. Ensure that the innerspring mattress contains quality and sufficient coils to provide your body with requisite support.
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As the name suggests, hybrid mattress includes a layer of steel coil support along with combination of various foams – visco elastic, latex, gel, polyurethane and so on which provide padding and support to the mattress. The mix of foam and spring support could be exactly what most sleepers are looking out for. Available in various levels of comfort viz. firm, cushion, Euro and many others, so choose carefully.
Advantage – Contours to your body shape better than innerspring mattress
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Latex mattresses are made using latex foam in either the support system or the upholster layers or for both. The latex could be derived from petroleum based materials or plant. Despite long use, no odor (offgassing) is emitted from beds which are made from natural latex materials while those with synthetic latex materials are known to emit very minimal amount of unpleasant chemical smells. Also, the effect of motion transferable is known to be minimally experienced in latex beds.
Advantage – Very long lasting, say 15 – 20 years and offer a cooler sleeping experience when compared to foam mattresses. Also, they retain better levels of support irrespective of temperature levels. Opt for mattresses made with natural latex to experience the best and most comfortable sleeping experiences.
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The foam used to prepare this mattress involves the use of gel within the support system of the mattress and upholstery layers too. The foam is inserted in the gel in various ways. Also, gel effectively helps in distributing the body weight and maintaining perfect alignment. In fact, when you lie down on a gel mattress, you will experience a zero bounce back effect and feel as if you are sleeping in mid air. There are different varieties of gel mattresses available.
Advantage – Gel mattresses with memory foam enable airflow to stabilize the temperature of the mattress all through the night. In a way, gel provides support to the foam and prevents the body of the sleeper sinking more into the mattress.
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These mattresses use memory foam which is high density polyurethane foam in either the support system or the upholstery layer on in both. These mattresses are known to take shape as per the body and temperature of the sleeper and return to original shape once the pressure is removed. The memory foam mattresses are highly popular and most preferred.
Advantage – These mattresses relieving body soreness, body aches and pains quite well apart from adjusting well with the body shape and heat. These mattresses are made with polyurethane which contains inorganic fibres and thus prevent dust mites from settling and reducing the chance of allergy related health issues striking the sleeper.
TIPS TO BUY THE PERFECT MATTRESS
Let’s move on how to actually buy a mattress. Generally speaking, you need to visit a couple of stores selling them and check them out physically and this can be done as below –
Conduct A Mattress Test – An absolute essential. If you find a mattress of your liking, you need to lie down in for a couple of minutes say 5 – 15 minutes and see how comfortable you feel in it while lying down ( make it a point to dress accordingly)
Request A Performance Review – Interact with the shopkeeper and discuss the performance of the mattress with respect to its type, brand and comfort level. In fact, you could even seek out a comfort guarantee from the dealer
Request For A Trial – Depending upon the dealer or the store you are likely to purchase the mattress from, you could seek out for trial period for the same. It is very much likely that dealers could offer trials for up to 2 – 3 weeks.
Double Check The Size – Run a double check on the size of the mattress and do opt for essential mattress add-ons which protect and support the mattress throughout its lifetime.
You can even consider buying a mattress online provided you come across some very attractive deals on them. But to be on the safe side ascertain their exchange and refund, in case they do not meet up to your comfort levels or other requirements.
Happy Sleeping – Welcome to sublime moments of undisturbed inertia