There are many reasons why you may find yourself wanting a new mattress—you can’t remember the last time you got one, you’re waking up in pain, waking up feeling tired, you name it. Whichever is the case, mattress shopping can be overwhelming, we are here to help.
Your mattress is arguably the most important piece of furniture in your home. If you get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night, you end up spending a third of your life on your mattress. To put it simply, if you have had your mattress for 9 years, it would be reasonable to say you have spent about 3 of those years on your mattress. 3 years. This is not to count the hours spent in bed with the newspaper and a coffee, watching Netflix, or with a good book. The point being, we spend a lot of time on our mattress, make sure you have a good one.
If you are in the market for a new mattress, here are some important considerations:
The question of mattress size is an important one. Feeling cramped or not having enough space to spread out comfortably will impact your overall sleep and restfulness throughout the night. When it comes time to pick a mattress size, ask yourself these questions:
• Do you share your bed with others (people? pets)
• How tall are you?
• How big is your bedroom?
For most, a queen mattress is known as the perfect balance of sleeping space without taking up too much space in the bedroom. However, if you must share your bed with a partner, pets, and children or you are larger in stature, you may want to consider a king option for more width. If you have the room, a California King offers even more space.