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When choosing a mattress for your bedroom the most important fact to remember is that you are not just making a purchase, but you are making an investment for a number of years. Deciding on the right mattress can be a hard task as you want to ensure you are making the right decision and sometimes shops can bombard you and almost put pressure on you to purchase the best or most expensive mattress.
What can feel like a cloud to one person can be back pain in the making for another and what makes the decision even harder is the sheer range of options, with mattresses available in practically every budget and type you can think of.
When is the right time to change your mattress?
It is recommended by The National Bed Federation to change your mattress every 7-10 years dependant on the quality and condition however it does all come down to the way you look after and care for your mattress. The best way too look at it, after 8 years, your mattress has had over 22,000 hours of sleep, sweat and dead skin cells imprinted into so even if it feels as comfortable as the first day you bought it, it could be hygienic to change.
The first tell-tale signs are;
Just remember a mattress that’s right for you and not worn out will mean you move about less, awaken less and are less disturbed by your partner. You’re also less likely to wake up feeling groggy or with any aches or pains.
What are the different mattress types?
The 2 main types of mattresses are Pocket Sprung and Memory Foam. They each have different qualities, and all depends on your own personal preference;
When choosing a mattress for you, there is no right or wrong answer as it all depends on your own personal preference. Some stores advise you if you would be better suited to a soft, medium or firm mattress but in reality, the best thing to do is lie down and get comfortable in the position you would usually sleep.
When testing different mattress don’t just try a range of soft mattresses with perhaps open spring and layers of memory foam, try a variety.