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How to Pick the Right Mattress

If your mattress is no longer giving you the sleep you require, it is most likely time to invest in a new quality mattress that will last for years. Sleeping on a comfortable mattress can give you a restful night’s sleep, so you wake up feeling full of energy. Our ultimate mattress guide can give you a better understanding of your sleeping habits and help you determine the best material and firmness for your lifestyle.

Choose Your Firmness

Side sleepers may find a soft mattress suits their sleeping style best as it provides extra support for their back, hips, and shoulders. These mattresses rate 3 to 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, and you often feel as if you are sinking into the cushioning rather than lying on top. 

Medium mattresses rate a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale and are ideal for back or combination sleepers. They often have a firmer foundation, such as coils with a soft foam top for a plush mattress feel. A firm mattress is better suited to stomach sleepers and those with larger body mass. These mattresses offer exceptional support with minimal sinking. 

Understand Different Mattress Types

As technology advances, there is more variety in mattresses available, and shopping for one can feel overwhelming at first. The perfect mattress supports your body in a neutral position — your spine should be relaxed and straight. 

Innerspring Mattress

An innerspring mattress is made with the traditional construction method of a framework of metal wires and springs covered by your choice of cushioning material. Innerspring mattresses make movement more effortless in your sleep. Many innerspring mattresses contain individually wrapped pocket coils that reduce motion transfer between sleeping partners. An innerspring mattress offers the ideal support for back and stomach sleepers. 

The coil count in a spring mattress should increase as the size of the mattress increases to offer adequate back support. The minimum standard coil count for full-size beds is 300 coils, 400 coils for queens, and 480 coils for kings. Coils can only provide so much support, and high coil counts do not necessarily offer any more comfort than those at the end of the typical scale.

Memory Foam Mattress

A memory foam mattress offers a lot of cushioning for your body and is a popular choice for side sleepers. The memory foam molds to your body and eases the impact on your pressure points, making it the best mattress for people with muscle pain. The memory foam also absorbs movement, and it can be helpful for light sleepers with restless sleeping partners. 

The foam softens with your body heat; therefore, it can feel slightly softer in warmer climates and firmer in cooler climates. Our memory foam mattresses incorporate a latex-like gel memory foam to offer more support and temperature regulation than natural memory foam. These mattresses are made with numerous layers of support material.

Hybrid Mattress

Hybrid mattresses are multilayered mattresses that combine memory foam and innerspring systems for maximum support and cushioning. A hybrid mattress incorporates the trusted and well-established technology of innerspring construction to provide adequate back support. It also uses the newer material technology behind memory foam and latex mattresses to offer plush cushioning for pressure points.

A hybrid mattress may be the ideal option for sleeping partners that sleep in different positions. The layers in the mattress can feel equally comfortable for side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers. All our mattress types are available in various comfort levels, from extra plush to extra firm, to support every type of sleeper.

Select the Ideal Mattress Size

Determine which mattress size is right for you by considering your desired bed space based on the room size, available budget, and whether you share the bed with a partner.

Twin Mattress

Twin mattresses work well for children and guest rooms. They may also be the right size for an adult who sleeps alone, but they are generally too narrow for two adults to share to get a comfortable night’s rest.

Full Mattress

A full mattress is ample if you sleep alone, and two adult sleepers can easily share a double bed. Consider full beds for the children’s and guest rooms if there is enough space and your budget allows it.

Queen Mattress

The fuller-length and more spacious queen bed is the most popular bed. It is perfect for a couple, should fit in a smaller bedroom, and provides sufficient legroom for tall individuals. 

King Mattress

If you or your partner moves around a lot, a king mattress is the best option, especially if you have a large bedroom or share the bed with children and pets. The extra space helps to relieve pressure points, as you will seldom end up on the edge of the mattress.

Test Various Mattresses

Investing in a new mattress means making a decision that will influence your sleep quality for many years. When you go mattress shopping, spend 10 to 15 minutes lying on each mattress as you would at home. Relax and try to get into your normal sleeping position to test how comfortable each mattress feels. You should also lie on your back and slide the palm of your hand under the curve of your lower back. A large gap between your back and the bed indicates that it is too firm, and no gap at all means it is too soft. Turn onto your side and make sure you can feel the mattress touching your body from your ribs to your pelvis.

Find Your New Mattress at Home Zone Furniture

No matter what type of sleeper you are, Home Zone has a mattress for you. We offer premium mattresses in various materials to suit your sleeping style and budget. Contact us for more information or visit any of our Home Zone stores to put our mattresses to the test. 

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