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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.