We have concluded over the years that a mattress purchase is a NEED and not a WANT. Nobody wants to shop for a new mattress and if you have shopped for one recently, you know that the experience is comparable to buying a new car. It is overwhelming! If you are in the market for a new mattress, chances are you are having 1 (or more) of the problems listed below:
1. You are tossing and turning and it is preventing you (or your partner) from getting a good night sleep.
2. You are waking up with back pain and stiffness.
3. You are sleeping too hot or too cold.
4. Your partners movement disturbs your sleep.
5. You are rolling off the edge or rolling towards the middle.
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These are all very common problems that can be solved with the right mattress. But where do you start? We hope to help you with that today and give you insider tips and tricks to choosing the mattress that will meet your needs.
So, what kind of mattresses are available in today’s market and what can they do for you?
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is the “up and coming” product in the industry. This product is mostly recommended for those who have chronic back pain, are tossing and turning, and are disturbed by partner’s movement during the night. Memory foam is a sensitive material that will conform to your body, reduce pressure points, and keep your spine aligned during the night.
There have been complaints over the years about this product trapping heat, but manufacturers are now including high tech cooling systems that will act like a thermostat and regulate your temperature through the night.
At Turners, we carry memory foam mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and Serta.
Latex mattresses are made up of a hypoallergenic Talalay Latex that is one of the most resilient products on the market. These are great if you are having a support problem (waking up with back pain) and if your mattress is dipping. Mattresses that are 100% latex are less likely to “dip” over time than any other type of mattress.
Unlike a memory foam mattress that conforms to your body, latex will push back, providing a firm support. If you do not like the feel of a firmer mattress, latex may not be for you.
Turner’s carries latex mattresses from Restonic.
Innerspring mattress are the oldest and most commonly used mattresses. If you enjoy the traditional feel of a quilted mattress and don’t like the feel of a latex or memory foam, these might be for you.
Coils in mattress now are more advanced and stronger than those in the past. They are individually wrapped, which helps distribute weight, reducing movement during the night. They are also better equipped to reduce pressure, because they are able to act individually and conform to the weight of your body. It is recommended that you look for innerspring mattresses with a medium to high coil count, foam encasement around the edge, and dense support foam. Choosing the cheapest inner spring mattress will not solve back pain issues over time.
Turner’s carries innerspring styles from Serta and Restonic.
“Lifestyle Bases,” as we call them, can offer further solutions to your sleep problems. Lifestyle bases replace the boxspring and provide a head and foot lift to help you get out of bed, support you in a TV watching or book reading position, and relieves pressure in lower back. These are especially helpful for those who have sleep apnea, because raising your head while sleeping opens up your airways and prevents your tongue from falling to the back of the throat. The same concept also applies to those with acid reflux.
Lifestyle bases, or adjustable bases, are compatible with all memory foam or latex mattresses, and a few innerspring mattresses. Turner’s carries bases from Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Restonic.
Although there is always going to be some confusion in mattress shopping, we hope this clarifies some questions you may have had. We always suggest you make a trip to the store and try them out for yourself. Mattresses feel very different to different people, making reviews bias to the owner. It is essential to invest in sleep, considering we spend half our lives catching some zzz’s!
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