Which Mattress is Right for You? – Part 2

You’ve had the same mattress for going on ten or fifteen years, and you’ve noticed that there are dips and uncomfortable spots in it.  You find yourself waking up in the middle of the night regularly and constantly feeling pain in your neck and back when you do.

It’s definitely time to find a new mattress, but what should you look for?  The answer to this question depends largely on you.  Here are some things to consider.

Hybrid mattresses

Hybrid mattresses are made from a combination of materials, including memory foam, latex, coils, and others.  These are mattresses that will provide you with firm support, excellent comfort, a little bounce, and the ability to keep cool.

Latex mattresses

Latex mattresses are a great alternative to memory foam.  While they don’t hug your body the way that memory foam does, they do provide you with the bounce and responsiveness that you would normally find with memory foam.

If you like a soft, bouncy mattress, then this is the type that you ought to consider.

Memory foam mattresses

These mattresses have gained more and more popularity over the years, and for good reason.  You get the perfect combination of softness and support, and it will mold itself to your body so that you always get the right support in the right places.

In the past, some have complained that memory foam mattresses get hot during the night, but the newer ones have actually proven to sleep much cooler than they ever did before.

Coil mattresses

This is probably the mattress that more people have in their homes than any other.  Also known as innerspring, these mattresses have steel spring coils in them that provide you with both bounce and support.

While they’re not as advanced technologically as the other mattresses mentioned so far, they have been the choice of many people for a very long time, and they’re not going anywhere any time soon.

Pillow-top mattresses

These are innerspring coil mattresses that have a soft layer on top that feels like a pillow.  If you want something softer to sleep on at night, then this is the mattress for you.  However, it is important to keep in mind that softer surfaces don’t provide the same level of support as firmer ones, so pillow-tops are not recommended if you have back problems.

Adjustable mattresses

Those who have specific needs that make sleeping at night difficult probably want to go with an adjustable bed.  Those who suffer from chronic neck or back pain will sleep much better on a mattress that they can adjust to meet their needs.

These mattresses are also great for those who have snoring problems, as being in a more upright position while you sleep can help.  Because they are also generally made with a top layer of memory foam, they also provide you with the softness and support of that material.

By considering all your needs and all your options, you’ll be able to get a mattress that meets your needs.