When you go shopping for a mattress, you will notice that determining the quality of a mattress is difficult by simply looking at it from the outside. The only way you can make a decision is by relying on the knowledge of the salesperson and the cut models placed on display in stores. Unfortunately, this is not enough to help you decide which mattress will meet your needs and not knowing what you really need will only make shopping for a mattress very tiring and time consuming. The last thing you want is to purchase the wrong type of mattress and then suffer from discomfort each night.
Numerous Mattresses, But What Will You Choose?
There are literally thousands of mattresses being offered in the market today. They come in various shapes and sizes, designs, structure, style and purpose. Purchasing a mattress is a decision that must be made very carefully since you will be sleeping on it each day of your life. When looking for a mattress, you must consider looking for one that offers both comfort and support, as well as durability. Though there are several kinds of mattresses that do offer these three factors, it is still your opinion of what mattress is comfortable to you and what provides the necessary support you need that matters.
When Is It Time To Replace Your Mattress?
Deciding when to replace your mattress is often done too late. You may have already begun to suffer from restless sleep, headaches, back pain and mood swings. If you do not know how to determine when to replace your mattress, these tips will be helpful.
- Your mattress is already 7 to 10 years old and more.
- The middle of your mattress is sagging or a valley has developed in the area where you always sleep on.
- Creaking noises can be heard when you lie down and stand up.
- The mattress has one side that is lower than the other.
- The edges of the mattress are soft and are unable to provide support.
- You are unable to rest well and always find yourself tired in the morning.
- You keep on waking up sore and suffer from recurring back pain.
- You find yourself irritable, sleepy and unfocused throughout the day.
The Common Mattress
Mattresses structured with coil springs are a common type of mattress that has been used for years. They offer superior comfort and support of various degrees, thus offering people the opportunity to choose the right mattress that meets their needs. There are four types of coiled spring mattresses-
Marshall Coils are also known as pocketed coils. They are not tied together, but each coil is wrapped in a fabric case which holds the shape of the mattress. These offer a firmer sleeping surface allowing less distribution of motion on each side of the bed.
Bonnell Coils are the most common, oldest and least expensive type. They have an hourglass shape – wide at the top and bottom, thin in the middle. The coils are bracketed together in order to maintain the shape of the mattress.
Continuous Coils provide maximum coil strength and they are able to conform according to the body’s shape. They are also able to distribute body weight evenly and limit the transfer of motion.
Offset Coils are designed for support and comfort. Though they are costly, they are able to conform better to body shape compared to Bonnell and Marshall Coils.
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Valerie Collins is a freelance writer specializing in wellness and the health benefits of mattresses from Portland mattress stores. She regularly offers information and advice related to sleeping disorders, lower back pain, health and well-being concerns, as well as how to shop for the right mattress.