The mattress is the essence of a bed. The mattress provides the comfort and support essential to sound sleep. The mattress is the number one element of your bed, which has the ability to directly affect the way you sleep. When determining which types of mattresses are best suited for you and your sleeping needs, there are a number of factors to consider. The following is a list of things to consider before purchasing a mattress for your bed:

  1. Material - The material you choose will greatly affect the overall appearance and effectiveness of the mattress. Cotton, wool, latex and other forms of natural mattress materials have recently become very popular. You will want to choose a type of material, which is durable and likely to last many years.

  1. Firmness - The firmness of your mattress will determine how well you sleep and how you feel when you wake up. Firm mattresses provide support while softer mattresses are known to provide more comfort. If you wake up with sore, aching muscles, you probably need a firmer mattress. To find out more information regarding the firmness of your mattress, see our mattress firmness page.

  2. Size - There are a number of mattress sizes available to choose from. Mattresses are available in twin (single), double, queen, king and Californian king sizes. More information on the sizes can be obtained on our mattress sizes page.

Besides these factors to consider when purchasing a bed, you must also consider which type of mattress you want. There are many types of mattresses to choose from including foam mattresses, pillow top mattresses and air mattresses. There are also many other types of mattress accessories to choose from such as mattress toppers and mattress pads. Almost as important as the material, firmness and size of your mattress is the mattress manufacturer who you decide to purchase from. Sealy mattresses, Simmons mattresses and Select Comfort Mattresses are all well-known companies in this industry. The manufacturer you choose to buy from will determine the quality of mattress as well as the price of the mattress you choose. The material, firmness and size are all important factors in selecting a mattress for your bed conducive to quality sleep for your body height, weight and health concerns. Mattresses are covered in more detail in the mattress section.
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