Beds Are Not The Same – How To Choose What’s Right For You

A good mattress helps people sleep more comfortably. It also extends sleep time, allowing us to have more energy the next day. However, each bed is not the same. There are beds that are better for different types of sleepers. And mattresses have a different lifespan, which means that some of them will last longer than others. These are the most popular mattresses and their lifespans: latex can last for 12 years, memory foam lasts about 10 years, as does a hybrid mattress, innersprings can last for 8 years, and pillowtops have a lifespan of about 7 years.

For the types of beds, it has different size, design, and use. The example of bed sizes is king, queen, twin, and twin XL. For the design, there is a daybed, futon, air bed, bookcase bed, four-poster bed, round bed, ottoman bed, and so on. In terms of usage it depends on the person who will use it, it can be for children, a married couple, men, women, and elderly people. In conclusion, there are some factors to be considered in choosing one bed/mattress, not just buying it without thinking who will use it or even the size and design of it is appropriate for the person who will use the bed.

How to choose what is right for you? This is the question that we will be going to answer by providing information regarding how you will choose the right bed/mattress for you. Aside from the size, design, and usage, there is another factor to be considered while choosing a certain bed, and that is your sleeping position. There are three types of sleepers and these are; stomach, side, and back sleepers. Depending on this sleeping position how firm the mattress will suit you.

Stomach Sleepers

  • They prefer a really firm mattress that lifts the hips and aligns the shoulders, which is the polar opposite of slide sleepers.
  • This sort of sleeper prefers a firmness level of 7-9/10 on the firmness scale.

Side Sleepers

  • Side sleepers require deep pressure on the areas of the shoulder and hips, which means they prefer a softer mattress to avoid sleeping in discomfort at night.
  • The stiffness level for this is roughly 4-6/10 on the firmness scale.

Back Sleepers

  • They are the type of sleepers that want a neutral spine alignment at all times. The shoulder and lower back will experience excessive tension if the mattress is too hard. If they are overly soft, their hips may sag and their shoulders may be out of line.
  • This sort of sleeper has a firmness rating of 5.5-7/10 on the firmness scale.