Tuesday, June 30, 2009
How To Choose A Mattress
How do you choose the right mattress for your specific needs? It’s not an easy question to answer if you are not an expert on mattresses! We’ve all seen those TV commercials for Serta with the ‘Sleep Number Beds’ or even just come across print ads on holiday weekends for a variety of mattress brands at a local mattress retailer. While a sale price is great – you should not choose a mattress based solely on price. The most expensive mattress may not always be the best mattress for your needs and the ones on sale may not be right for your needs either! You should look at criteria including size, support, quality, firmness, and types of materials used.
Probably the most important thing to look for in a mattress is softness or firmness to ensure the support matches your needs. Try out each mattress in the store by lying down on them! Though it can be difficult to find the right mattress for a couple who has different needs, most can find a compromise with all of the choices there are on the market. In extreme situations for couples who can not agree on the same mattress, there are mattresses that offer options in adjustability for a more personalized purchase. If you are not getting the support you need while you sleep – your mattress is basically useless. It is best to do your research and shop around before making your final decision.
As a buyer, you must also consider the size of the mattress. If you are a single person, you can consider a twin size or even a full size if you need more room. A couple will usually choose a queen or a king mattress, but will sometimes choose a full size if it is a good fit with the right features. When we sleep, we all have different needs and wants when it comes to the size of our mattress. In general, wider or larger people will do better with a queen mattress or maybe even a king if extra room is a desired feature. It is even quite common for most couples to begin with a full size mattress and eventually upgrade to a queen mattress. You will want to take into consideration things such as a restless sleeper as they may need a larger mattress size in order to accommodate both people comfortably.
And because everyone is not rich, the cost of a mattress is worth mentioning. The features of your mattress are important, but it is important to get a good deal, too. The most reliable way to know if you're spending the right amount of money on your mattress is to compare prices at local retailers for the type of mattress you want.
Obviously, the quality of your mattress is very important. The higher the quality, the longer your mattress will last. You may sometimes need to compromise on quality when money is tight, but keep in mind that a lower quality mattress does wear out more quickly and you will need to replace it more quickly. Of course, this may not be your only option! Check for mattress closeouts and liquidations in your area, as you may be able to score a great mattress for a super low price. Right now, AMC Liquidators is holding a closeout event on mattresses including twin, full, and queen sized mattresses. Get all the info and pricing online at AMC Liquidators website to get your new mattress!