There's nothing that can beat the power of a good night's sleep in rejuvenating the body. While you go to the dreamland, the body restores serotonin levels, improves immunity, and sharpens memory. Sleep is a very integral part of the body's proper functioning and shouldn't be taken lightly. This factor makes a mattress all the more crucial.
Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause restless nights, pains in various body parts, and crank when waking up. Thus, getting a mattress that forms to your body can be very helpful. A mattress is not just to make your bedroom look better, but to provide you comfort. That's why mattress stores don't show you mattresses but also let you test them.
You can't decide to buy a mattress just by sitting on its edge. Why? Because mostly you'll lie on it and not sit. Also, when you lie down on a mattress, it'll be in the middle and not the edge. Thus, don't just sit on the edge of a mattress to check the comfort; lie in the middle.
Rest on the mattress in your sleeping position to get the feel of it. Both should lie simultaneously to see whether the mattress can hold the weight if you're a couple. Keep changing your sleeping positions to see the comfort and support for at least 10 minutes.
Support depends on the coil springs inside the mattress and should provide apt spine alignment. For example, your spine should be straight when lying on the side. On the other hand, the spine should maintain its natural curve when lying on the back. The padding above coil springs provides comfort serving as a cushion for the body.
According to Sleep Science experts and other orthopedics, firmness and comfort are the most crucial factor while selecting a mattress. If the mattress is extra firm, it'll put pressure on parts of your body, especially your hips. Such pain signals the body to change the sleeping position resulting in sleep disruption.
If the mattress is too soft, your spine will not be straight enough as it should be while sleeping. If the body is not comfortable with it, a softer mattress will also result in tensed muscles. It'll be harder for you to sleep, and your body will have to adjust in various ways to make up for the lost alignment.
Which Type of Mattress is Best for Your Body?
We are constantly bombarded with many commercials and promotions from brands. With so many options available in the market, choosing the right mattress for your body cannot be very clear. Thus, it's crucial to know your body type and the ideal mattress. Below are various kinds of mattresses and their firmness.
- Memory Foam
NASA designed memory foam in the 1960s but never sent it to space in any of their missions. The idea ended up becoming a mattress. It was costly for an average person back then but is now affordable for everyone. In the last few years, the popularity of memory foam has grown significantly.
The beauty of memory foam is firmer when the temperature is cold and soft when it's hot. It is made from polyurethane and reacts to body heat and temperature. A memory foam mattress quickly molds itself in the sleeper's shape to provide extra support and comfort.
These mattresses are more supportive to the body and denser than other regular mattresses. However, it takes about 15 minutes for the mattress to respond to your body and adjust. At the start, you may feel the mattress is firm but give it time to react and become softer with every passing minute.
These mattresses come with an extra layer of padding on the top, providing extra comfort. A pillowtop bed is not very firm as there's an additional pillow layer. This layer on the top covers the entire surface of the mattress, adding more comfort to your sleep.
Pillowtop mattresses are thicker than other mattresses because of which they require bigger sheets. They run higher than 19 inches in thickness and rate 6 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the hardest.
There are no extra paddings in firm mattresses and have flat-tops. Usually, the mattress comes with firm yet comfortable edge support. Most experts suggest using a firm to medium-firm mattress for relief from lower back pain. The height of firm mattresses are 8.5 inches usually. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the hardest, a firm mattress ranks at 7.5.
- Ultra Plush
One of the most super-comfortable mattresses is an ultra-plush mattress. Some manufacturers make them with pillowtop while others don't. On the hardness level between 1 and 10, this type of mattress is around 4. The height of an ultra-plush mattress is enormous, at about 16 inches. However, it depends on the model and the brand you opt for. Like a pillowtop mattress, ultra-plush also needs deep-fitted sheets.
Without purchasing a pillowtop mattress, only soft mattresses can make your bed feel so plush. This is the best mattress for your body and also the softest among all standard mattresses from the market. There are extra layers above the coils that give plush support and comfort to the sleeper. The height of this mattress is about 10 inches, with 6 on the increasing firmness level.
Which Mattress is Good for the Body?
Everyone has their preferences, sleeping positions, and other traits when it comes to sleep. Thus, saying a single mattress can serve 100 people is just not possible. Everyone has a taste and budget. However, if you're unsure which mattress is best for you, check out the new game-changer known as the SleepMatch technology.
SleepMatch at Mancini's Sleepworld select mattress stores takes your preferences and runs them against thousands of parameters. This calculation results in ideal mattresses your body will react to and find comfortable. With more than 30 mattress stores currently and more stores opening up, don't miss all the offers and discounts. All you have to do is book an appointment, and the sleep consultants will guide you with everything else.