All about mattresses
A good night’s rest is one of the most important factors for your health, both physical and psychological. You just can’t expect to be at your best without quality nightly rest. And one of the most essential parts of that is the mattress you sleep on.
Though purchasing a new mattress is important, it’s not an item on your daily shopping list. The average person purchases a new mattress every ten years. Combine this with mattress dealers notoriously making comparing models difficult and this becomes one of many people’s least favorite facets of life. However, you can compare the dimensions, prices, material, firmness or softness, and all other specifications easily thanks to our website. Cut out the dealers and save both money and hassle!
Delivery and trial
You may think you just can’t buy a mattress online because you won’t be able to lie on it before purchasing it. But with free delivery and many mattress companies providing a trial period, it just may end up being better to buy online. Lying on a mattress for a few minutes can’t compare to sleeping on it for multiple nights. So go ahead, buy what you think will be best for you, and give it a shot!
It’s very important to know what type of sleeper you are before searching for a mattress. Take a minute to think about how you sleep most often. Do you more often sleep on your back, stomach, or side? Mattress manufacturers take into account people’s preferred sleeping and make different mattresses based on this.
If you primarily sleep on your back, you should consider purchasing a firmer mattress. Softer mattresses may be better for those that prefer to sleep on their sides as they give more cushion for pressure points. The rarer stomach sleeper would probably prefer a firmer mattress which will keep their spine straighter helping to avoid back pain. If you don’t have a preference for a particular sleeping position but instead rotate between them, you would probably be best off with a medium-firm mattress.
The main types of mattress constructions are innerspring, memory foam, latex, and hybrid. Innerspring mattresses. Innerspring mattresses are the traditional mattress with springs inside. This allows more airflow thereby usually making them cooler than foam mattresses. Memory foam mattresses distribute your body weight more evenly and provide more cushion for your pressure points. Latex mattresses are in between providing both bounce and cushion. Hybrid mattresses typically combine springs with either memory foam or latex.
The quality of the materials that are used to make mattresses varies across manufacturers. You can always contact the manufacturer to learn more. We also highly suggest paying attention to the mattress’ certifications, which manufactures are usually display prominently.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to choose what size mattress to purchase. Your choice will depend on how much space you need to sleep comfortably and the size of the room you intend to put the bed in Of course, the choice will be clear if you already have a bed frame.
King and Queen size mattresses are most popular for couples. Manufacturers also make longer mattresses for taller people. Here is a general guide to the standard mattress sizes, though keep in mind they might vary slightly between manufacturers.
Mattress size chart & dimension guide
- King 76” x 80” x 11” - For couples with a child or large pet
- Cal King 72” x 84” x 11” - For couples, has extra legroom
- Queen 60” x 80” x 11” - For couples, allows both to sleep comfortably
- Full 54” x 75” x 11” - For 1 person, has enough room to stretch out
- Twin XL 38” x 80” x 11” - For 1 person, has extra legroom
- Twin 38” x 75” x 11” - For 1 person, great for small rooms
Note: The dimensions can vary between companies!