8 Steps to Finding the Best Mattress – Part 4

Suffering from neck or back problems, or simply struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep are serious issues that many people deal with on a daily basis. There are many different possible solutions or treatments for these problems, but you might be ignoring the most obvious one.

If you struggle to sleep or wake up in pain, it is possible that you need to look for a new mattress.  But where is the best place to begin?

Here are some things to keep in mind when searching for a new mattress.

  1. Visit more than one store

Don’t expect to find the mattress of your dreams at the first store you go to.  While a large mattress store might give you some good options, you’ll have way more options if you visit more than one store before you decide.

  1. Looking isn’t enough

Simply looking at a mattress isn’t enough to determine whether or not it’s right for you.  Take your time. Feel the mattress. Lie down on it and get a good idea as to how comfortable it will be for you.

  1. Consult with your partner

If you share a bed with someone, you don’t want to simply trade your misery for theirs.  Make sure that you shop for a mattress with your partner so that you both can decide on the right one.  This way you can make sure that you’re both happy in the end.

  1. Consider your room size

A large bed is appealing upon first glance, but if you have a smaller room, you might want to find something a little more moderate.  It’s nearly impossible to properly relax and enjoy your night’s rest if there isn’t enough room around your bed.

  1. Go as big as you reasonably can

While you ought to consider the room size, you also want to have enough room on the bed.  If your room is large enough, go with the biggest bed that will fit in it.  Having enough room will help both you and your partner to sleep more soundly.

  1. Sleep alone? Is a single large enough?

If you sleep alone, a single or twin bed might be big enough for you, but if you’re having trouble sleeping, it might be a better idea to get a queen or king.  Consider that your comfort is the most important thing and that saving a few bucks on a small bed might not be worth it.

  1. Consider your neck and back

While a soft bed might feel nice, a spring or a slat bed is usually better for your back.  You want something firm, yet comfortable.

  1. Buy the bed and the mattress at the same time

While it’s possible to buy your bed and your mattress separately, it might not be the best idea.  If your bed and your mattress aren’t working in tandem for your comfort, you’re going to have some issues.  Buying the bed and the mattress together is always going to be your best bet.