Choosing the right mattress is important, as comfort is conducive to a good night’s sleep, which in turn promotes a productive day.
When you are trying out a mattress, the most important thing to do is to lay on it. It is amazing to see people press down on a bed with their hands to see if the mattress is supportive. You really can’t tell until you actually are lying on the bed.
The next step is to relax and to close your eyes: Feel the way the mattress is hitting your back and your lower spine. If it feels really hard, that doesn’t mean the bed is always that supportive. Not only do you need good back support but you need good foam to relieve the pressure points: It should feel firm but pliable.
Lay on your side: How does it feel under your shoulders? If you tend to sleep on your side and are uncomfortable, you will need something with more foam; like a pillow top. Also if you turn on your stomach and lay flat, you do not want your back to curve as that is not a supportive mattress: A lot of All Latex beds tend to do this.
After you have tried all of these positions, then you should be able to find a bed that is comfortable for you. Ask the sales associate about trial periods and warranties. You do not want to be stuck with a bed that you’ve paid a lot of money for, that felt good in the store but different when you actually purchased the bed. Even if you are looking for inexpensive beds, it is important to have a mattress that is very comfortable.
Do a little shopping around and preferably shop at a store that has been around for awhile with a great reputation: If you need to call upon a warranty someday, it will be no good for you if the company went bankrupt.
You can buy mattresses online; often at more reasonable prices than in store, but it is advisable to first visit stores to test the different types for comfort before committing.