Ultimate Bed Guide 2017: 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. Of course you want to sleep on a bed mattress with high quality and durable materials because you’re going to spend your nights sleeping on it for likely 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. You also need bed mattress replacement if you see lumps as the padding within your mattress constantly shifts around, meaning that the density is uneven which doesn’t make a good body support. If you begin experiencing pain after getting up, most likely your bed mattress is the culprit due to gradual softening and degradation of its materials, losing the ability to provide crucial body support in vulnerable parts of your body such as your hips, low back, and neck.
When choosing a bed mattress, you should start considering the support it provides, which has something to do with the core of the mattress that may include foam, innerspring, latex and air-filled. 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). A memory foam mattress is best for those who want extra firmness due to its polyurethane core with lesser spring, and you can enjoy sitting 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. You can also customize your mattress with a rubber chamber mattress or air-filled vinyl, that let you control how much air that goes inside.