How to choose a mattress ?

September 21st, 2012

Before you set off to buy a mattress or bed, you must know what type of mattress would be most suitable for your body type. This prior knowledge will save you lots of time and hassle. You can also consult your doctor, especially if you have/had spine problems. Find out what level of softness would be ideal for you.

It is important to know what particular features you should look for when selecting a bed and mattress. Some people need enhanced back support. Others prefer a soft, cushiony mattresses. Additionally, you must make sure that the mattress you select fits your bed. As far as bed and mattress are concerned, size does matter.


You don’t buy jeans before a test-squat, and a mattress before a test-rest. Do not be hasty. Give yourself a good twenty minutes and lie down in various positions to test out a mattress. It is, in fact, a fun activity whereby all your shopping tiredness will disappear.

Unless you sleep by yourself, never go bed shopping alone. If you have someone you have to share your bed with, make sure to tag along him or her with you. The procedure of testing the mattress stays the same, only you and your ‘somebody’ will have to lie down in bed on both sides.  This is necessary because it gives you an idea of who’s weighty amongst the two. While you may be comfortable, your partner may have other ideas.

The internet is also a good place to look for affordable pieces.