Less Stress, More Sleep: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Mattress

luxury mattressStudies show that Americans are slacking on their sleep. With about half saying that they do not catch enough nightly z’s, less than half report taking specific steps to remedy the issue. Sound familiar? The solution could be, quite literally, right underneath you. As you are tossing and turning, your old mattress may be begging for an upgrade. These buying tips will help you find the right mattress to fit your needs.

1. Research Your Options

While you are in the market for a luxury mattress to fit your sleep needs, be sure to do your homework. Mattresses come in a variety of styles. A memory foam, pillow top, and top foam mattress are all popular options. If you like to flip your mattress over periodically, a double sided mattress could be an ideal fit for you, as the design is structured from the core.

2. Know When to Replace

A typical mattress has a lifespan of about seven years, so be sure to keep track of how long you have been sleeping on yours. Establishing a regular replacement regimen will ensure that you are not using your mattress for too long, compromising your precious snooze time.

3. Test it Out

While it may be tempting to rush through the mattress store, take your time to test out a variety of options. Lay down in your typical sleeping positions to get a feel for how the mattress would function in your home.

4. Shop for Your Body’s Needs

Investing in a quality mattress is especially important for individuals with spinal issues.

“From a chiropractic perspective, mattresses are health care products that can retain the natural position of the spine and reduce subluxations when properly fitted,” wrote Mark Mandell, DC, MBA in a Dynamic Chiropractic article.

Spine and body alignment needs are not one size fits all; so again, be sure to thoroughly test out your options before buying. This will not only help you find the best mattress for a bad back but also the best mattress for your body’s unique pressure points.

5. Know Warranties and Return Policies

Even if you did all possible research and spent all day lounging around the mattress store seeking the perfect fit, you might not be in love with your product after a full night’s sleep. Choosing the perfect luxury mattress is no small feat, so it is in your right to be choosy. Knowing the mattress’ warranty, as well as the store’s return policy, can save you from being stuck with the product.

Humans spend approximately one-third of their lives sleeping, so be sure that you are spending that time on the most comfortable luxury mattress possible. Your body and mind will thank you.