Being a parent is tough. And the hardest part of being a parent is those sleepless nights. But threat not, because sleepless nights don’t have to be a permanent fixture of your life. Choosing the right mattress can improve your comfort and help you in getting to sleep fast and easy. Mattresses come in all shapes and sizes, and the right one is based on a very unique preference. Do you prefer a firm mattress that supports your back, or do you prefer a soft mattress that you can truly sink into? It’s all down to you. You need to choose a mattress with the right firmness, material, and level of comfort. Buy a mattress that falls in one of these areas and you can likely kiss your comfortable nights sleep goodbye. To help you in buying the perfect mattress for your needs, here are some handy tips.

Cage sprung mattresses are a no:

Whatever the salesman may try to tell you, a cage sprung mattress is a big no when you’re looking for the perfect mattress. The best mattresses you can buy are pocket sprung, and their quality is way superior. A cage sprung mattress is very cheap to make and they are uncomfortable to sleep on. They also make a lot more noise than a pocket sprung mattress, so if you toss and turn throughout the night these aren’t ideal for your needs. Pocket sprung mattresses are now mass produced and thus cheaper than they used to be. Whatever your budget, you can certainly find a superior pocket spring mattress for your needs. The ultimate pocket spring mattress is calico encased – but these can take you to the higher ends of your budget.

How a firm mattress can help your back pain:

Firm mattresses should support your pressure points and prevent your body from flopping out of alignment. If you choose the right kind of firm mattress, then it should be able to help you with your lower back pain and prevent aches and pains the next morning. A firm mattress is the way to go, especially if you often wake up feeling achy. Researchers in Spain studied those with back pain. They found that those who slept on a medium-to-firm mattress had less back pain than the others. This would have been because their bodies were properly supported as they slept and they slept with their body in alignment. The perfect mattress should make you feel no pressure. You should feel as though you’re floating on air.

Tips for bed showrooms:

You should always test all of the mattresses before you commit to a particular one. Bring your pillow and spend a good 5-15 minutes laying on each one in the position you would usually sleep. By doing this, you are testing the mattress for its comfort and firmness. You should pick the mattress that feels the most comfortable and supportive of your body. Don’t let a salesman confuse you with posh words, and don’t let them rush you. You will be living with your mattress for several years, so you need to make sure you pick the right one for you.

Memory foam mattresses:

Memory foam mattresses have certainly increased in popularity over the years. They are made up of multiple layers of foam which shape and change to your own unique shape. They can provide a firm and comfortable nights sleep. However, if you have temperature issues when sleeping, it is perhaps best to stay clear from Memory Foam. This is because they are often said to create a lot of heat as the foam absorbs your body heat and adjusts to the shape of your body. They are perfect in winter, but in the summer may get a little too hot. As you move throughout the night, memory foam mattresses adjust to your shape and position. Which relieves the pressure on your body and results in less aches and pains when you wake up. You can now even buy memory foam pillows to support your head as you sleep.

Latex mattresses:

I know what you’re thinking, “you can’t get mattresses made from Latex can you?”, well, you can! And they’re great for back support. If you wake up in the morning with aches and pains then a latex mattress could be perfect for you due to the increased firmness that they offer. As opposed to adjusting to your shape, a latex mattress pushes back, providing your body with superior support. However, if you don’t like mattresses that are too firm then it is probably best to stay clear of latex.

These are only a handful of tips that I could give you about buying the perfect mattress for your needs. Remember, always test out the mattresses in store and make sure you buy one that supports your body at the same time as being comfortable.

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