1. What am I looking for in a mattress?
Your personal needs and requirements should determine
what type of mattress you buy. Consider the special attributes each mattress
offers to decide which mattress fulfils your needs best.
2. What level of firmness is best for me?
Plush or firm? There is no right or wrong answer. You might've always
believed that you like a firm bed until you try a softer one, or vice
versa. So try them all and choose the mattress that offers you the most
3. Does my sleeping position affect my mattress
Whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach,
the correct mattress should be comfortable for your whole body and keep
your spine in alignment.
4. Does the mattress properly align my spine?
Sleeping posture is one of the most important considerations. Choose a
mattress that allows your hips and shoulders to sink slightly while still
supporting your waist, to make sure it keeps your spine straight.
5. Is the mattress firm enough?
If you have difficulty rolling over, the bed is
probably too soft. If the bed is too firm, you'll feel pressure against
your hips and shoulders. Lie on your back and try to slide your hand under
the small of your back. If your hand slides in too easily, the mattress
may be too firm.
6. Does the mattress evenly distribute pressure?
A good mattress has coils that evenly distribute
pressure underneath the body. This reduces tossing and turning by preventing
any uncomfortable pressure points while sleeping.
7. Is the mattress firm enough to support my weight?
If you're heavier, you'll need more support to keep
your body aligned. So make sure that the mattress you choose will keep
your spine perfectly aligned the whole night through.
8. Have I spent at least 15 minutes on the mattress before
By spending five minutes each on your back and both sides (as well as
your stomach, if that's one of your normal sleeping positions), you should
have enough time to determine if the mattress is the right choice for
you. If you sleep with a partner, try it out together.
9. Am I buying the right size?
The general rule of thumb is to buy the biggest
bed you can fit into your room. The larger the bed, the more room you
(and your sleeping partner) have to move during the night without disturbing
10. Is the mattress long enough?
Taller people need more room to stretch out comfortably,
so it's important to check that the mattress is longer than the tallest