A lot of people are having trouble sleeping. It is a common problem in today’s modern way of living. Sleep deprivation may cause serious physical and mental problems. How we function during the day is directly affected by the quality of our sleep during the night. Anxiety, depression, stress, medications, noisy neighborhood, irregular sleeping schedule, all of this may cause insomnia. But, very often, the solution to this problem is right in front of your nose, or should I say under your nose. You’ve probably guessed it already – it’s the mattress.
The mattress has a major effect on the quality of your sleep or whether you get any sleep at all. If you’ve had your mattress for some time now, it has probably lost its properties and is causing you discomfort without you realizing it. So, it is time for you to get a new mattress. But, choosing one may turn out to be a challenge with the wide range of mattress types and mattress sizes Australia wide.
Some of the most popular mattress types today are pillow top, pocket spring, spring, back support, memory foam, latex, and they all have different features, quality and, of course, price. When it comes to size, the most common mattress sizes Australia wide are single, single long, king single, double size, queen size and king size.
Which ever type or size you choose, what you need to have in mind are the following features.
It is important that your mattress supports your whole body and keeps it properly aligned, otherwise you might wake up with a sore back. The mattress needs to adjust to the curves of your body and keep it in neutral alignment.
Comfort is, of course, another major factor when choosing a new mattress. You need to be able to lie comfortably in a single position without moving around. When you are frequently changing positions during sleep, you will wake up tired and that beats the whole purpose of sleeping. This is why you mattress shouldn’t cause pressure to any point of your body, a feature which is also known as pressure relief.
The temperature on the surface of the mattress has to be the same as your body temperature. Too warm or too cold will cause you trouble sleeping. So, go for a mattress that is thermally neutral and doesn’t retain too much heat.
If you are sleeping with a partner, you should look for a mattress with motion separation. Simply put, you need to be able to move around and get in and out of your bed without having yo worry whether you disturb your partner.
There are many other factors that make up a quality mattress and my advice is to do a little online research and contact customer support to ask about guarantees on a certain mattress. Most retailers allow a test period, after which you can return the mattress if you are not happy with it.