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Ultimate Bed Guide: Important Things to Consider When Buying a Bed Mattress

It is quite overwhelming selecting the best bed mattress with hundreds of model to choose from in addition to the subjective quality testing. It is crucial to choose the right materials which should be durable and high quality when choosing your bed mattress because more likely you’ll be sleeping on it for the next ten years. It is also crucial that you know the signs when you will need a new bed mattress because even a premium mattress may last up to ten years of supporting body weight, experiencing wear and tear.

One indicator that you need a bed mattress replacement is an obvious sagging as evidenced by breaking down of spring, softening of the memory foam, and compression of fibers and other materials. You should not ignore minor sags (1 to 2 inches) and do not wait for a crater to form in the middle of your bed because they can cause lack of body support for the most vulnerable parts of the body. A memory foam bounces back to its original position once you get up but if the impression is deeper than two inches, it means the cellular structure has broken down losing its ability to bounce back, thereby needing replacement. You also need a replacement if your memory foam becomes too hard or too soft due to temperature sensitivity because firmness change can wreak havoc to your good nights’ sleep and comfort. If the padding within your bed mattress keeps shifting around over time, you may notice lumps on your mattress, meaning that the density is uneven which does not make a good body support. If you start feeling body aches when you get up in the morning, your mattress must be the culprit because of gradual softening and degradation of its materials, thus losing te mattress’ ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of the body like your low back, hips and neck.

When selecting a bed mattress, begin your search considering the core of your mattress whether foam, latex, innerspring or air-filled because it is the determinant of support. If you want a mattress with a bouncy feel, an innerspring mattress is best for you, with metal coils ranging from gauge 12 (firmest and thickest) to 18 (most compressible and thinnest). If you want a base with extra firmness then a memory foam mattress is recommended for you that have polyurethane core with lesser spring, so you can sit on it without budging or sinking of the topmost layer. It is also a good idea buying a latex mattress if you want a little buoyancy, and some brands have mold and dust mite resistance as well as antimicrobial properties. Customize your mattress with a rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl, letting you control how much air that goes inside.

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