We spend around one third of our lives asleep in our bed, so it’s important that you take some time to consider the best mattress for your needs.
We’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions about choosing a mattress to help guide you when buying a mattress.
Is a hard mattress best for my back?
The idea that you “need” a hard mattress is a misconception, and not entirely true. While your body requires a sturdy and supportive foundation, a mattress should also deliver a certain level of comfort which is achieved through softer comfort and quilting layers. A Pillow top mattress will often display these traits.
The benefit of this theory means that, while the mattress’s body foundation – whether it be spring, synthetic, etc. – is offering your body the support you need, the top layer or pillow top will contour and shape your body relieving any pressure points or soreness.
How often should I change my mattress?
10 years is generally a good indication to go by, although a good quality mattress will usually last you more than 10 years.
This is just a guideline, and there obviously exceptions.
A budget mattress may require changing every 2-3 years while a top quality mattress may last 15-20 years.
Is it better to choose a mattress with my partner there?
Yes, if there are two people sleeping on the mattress then it is definitely beneficial for both to be present – and to try laying on the mattress – when choosing.
A critical part of purchasing a new mattress is the testing process. With a wide range of mattresses available on the market it is important that you and your partner take the time test the mattress together.