Mattress Options that are Extremely Comfortable

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Choosing a mattress is one of the most important purchases that people make in their lives. Don't laugh; think about it. You spend over a third of your life sleeping or in bed. That's more often than you will drive a car or go to work. Mattress comfort also weighs heavily on your posture and ability to get a good night's sleep. Uncomfortable beds can give you unnecessary pain, and adversely affect numerous other aspects of your life.

It is really not an exaggeration to say that a mattress is one of the most important purchases you will make. That being said, it is perplexing that so few people actually know what to look for in a mattress, or are unwilling to actually test a potential mattress. The following tips are intended to give people a basic idea of the attributes they should look for when buying a mattress or tips that will aid them in truly knowing what they are buying.


Some traditional mattresses have been known to cause allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to certain materials. A specific kind of mattress is usually recommended for allergy sufferers. Usually this is either Latex or Foam because they will not harbor dust mites. Of course, regular mattresses are not out of the question; they would simply require a hypoallergenic mattress cover that is readily available for purchase.

Physical Conditions

Certain injuries or physical conditions might require you to buy a specific type of mattress. Some people with bad backs or posture need firm support to keep their spine aligned. People with circulation disorders like PAD often require flexible support that molds to the shape of the body. Knowing your body and what your physical needs are will assist you in helping you find the mattress most suited to your needs.

Mattress material

It is a good idea to choose the most reliable coil spring construction. Most mattress stores will have cross-section samples of their product lines to show the coil spring construction. Ask the storeowner to explain why a mattress with more coils and more rigid construction provides the best comfort.

Or perhaps you are considering foam mattresses instead of coils. High-density foam, also called memory foam mattresses are widely available and have increased in popularity in recent years. They are visco-elastic, which means they conform to the shape of the body while minimizing pressure points from the head, shoulders and hips. Various levels of density are available.

Most contemporary mattresses are a made up of coiled springs. Picking out the right coiled spring mattress is essential; for mattresses of lesser quality tend to wear out quickly over time. Their springs often fade, and you may experience high and low spots. It is imperative that a coiled spring mattress comes with at least a 10-year warranty, as they are prone to such wear.

Pillow top technology has also become prevalent among coiled spring mattresses; which involves the addition of an attached pad above the standard mattress top that is similar to a featherbed. Serta has become the leader in pillow top mattresses, a perfect example being their Newland Super Pillow Top Mattress. From the Serta Perfect Day collection, the Newland is a luxurious pillow top that caters to the consumer that puts a high price on quality sleep as well as quality of life. The Newland's total coil count measures at 1,176 in a King sized mattress, and it comes with a 20-year warranty.

Memory foam mattresses come in a variety of brand names, but most products are relatively similar. Made of "space age" polymers, these mattresses are designed to cradle and contour your body, providing equal support to all parts. Your body does not leave permanent imprints anywhere on the mattress, eliminating worn spots and intending to realign your spine to a more natural position, sans the pressure points that you may sometimes find in other mattresses.

Another claim is that you will not disturb your partner if you were to get up in the middle of the night, because memory foam mattresses do not transfer energy on the surface. If you already have a relatively new coiled spring mattress but want the feel of memory foam, sensorPedic has come out with a fantastic line of memory foam mattress toppers, giving you the benefit of a memory foam mattress at a fraction of the cost. A great example is their Grand 3in. Quilted Memory Foam Mattress Topper, which offers wonderful pressure-relieving comfort to any mattress. This is no "egg crate" topper; this robust topper weighs in at almost 30 pounds!

When you really look at it, your mattress is your starting point for every day of your life. Being uncomfortable can put you in a bad mood and increase chronic pain, which can negatively impact your life! Be sure to take the time to find a mattress perfect for you.

Brian Jenkins is a freelance writer who writes about products for the home such as mattress sets.

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