We spend around eight hours a day in bed, which adds up to a lot of time each year. Yet many people don’t pay much attention to the bed they have. Instead of splurging on a comfortable mattress, they buy the cheapest one possible. This is a huge mistake!
Sleeping on a poor-quality mattress can lead to numerous health problems. You will probably end up with backache and other aches and pains, not to mention your quality of sleep will be impacted in other ways. It really is worth spending as much as you can afford on a mattress. If you are in the market for a new one, here are some handy buying tips.
How large is Your Bed?
Mattresses come in many different sizes, but the standard ones are single, double, king, and super king. Make sure you measure your bed frame to avoid buying a mattress that’s the wrong size. It’s also a good idea to consider the journey into your house. For example, if you decide to upgrade to a super king mattress, can you actually get the mattress up the stairs and into your bedroom? It won’t be much fun if you live on the 15th floor of a block of flats and the lift is broken…
How Large Are You?
Tall people need larger beds. Anyone who is 6ft or taller will benefit from a king-size mattress, as it’s longer than a double. Super king mattresses are recommended for anyone who is tall and big, especially if you share the bed with someone else. It’s not great when the bed is so small you end up sleeping on top of each other.
Do you share your bed with pets? Plenty of us let our dogs and cats sleep on the bed at night. That’s perfectly fine, but larger pets take up a lot of room. If your pets are large or like to spread out, upgrade to a larger mattress.
How firm a mattress you want will be a personal choice. Some people like soft mattresses they can sink into, whereas others prefer a very firm mattress. You may have to try a few out to see which one you like.
This is where a visit to a local mattress store can pay dividends. You don’t have to buy locally, but it helps to try out a few different mattresses to see what level of firmness you prefer. Once you have narrowed it down, shop online for the best price.
Recycling Your Old Mattress
One of the biggest problems when buying a new mattress is knowing how to get rid of the old one. There are huge differences between what local authorities charge to get rid of mattresses. If you want to find out where and how to recycle your mattress, Happy Beds has a handy map tool your could try.
Don’t go cheap when buying a new mattress. Buy the best quality mattress you can afford and price check online for the best prices.
This is a collaborative post.