Are you having trouble sleeping through the night, or waking up in pain? If your mattress is on the older side, it might be time to consider a new one. Many mattresses can last close to a decade, but when they’re past their prime, it can make sleeping difficult. If it’s time for you to replace your mattress, read on to learn how to choose one—then check out the mattress sale at Crowley’s Homeworks in Houston, MO.
Choose a mattress type
Mattresses come in several different varieties, all with their own benefits and drawbacks. Memory foam is good for those who want their mattress to “hug” them, while avoiding pressure points. However, memory foam can be quite warm if you’re a hot sleeper. Latex foam is cooler and bouncier than memory foam, but doesn’t contour to the body. Pillow-top mattresses use coils underneath a soft, pillowy layer of material. Finally, there are traditional coil mattresses, which are springier and often cooler than other options.
Set a budget
Generally, you can expect to spend around $1,000 for a quality mattress, and should never spend less than $500 for a queen-sized mattress or bigger. If you’re opting for a California king, you should budget $1,500. Mattresses are an investment, but one that can last 10 years. Don’t skimp on your budget.
Next, you need to determine the firmness level you want. How firm a mattress feels depends on your body weight and how you sleep, but the general rule is to find one that won’t create pressure points when you lay down. Your spine should be aligned and comfortable. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest, most consumers buy mattresses in the 4 to 7 range. The best way to determine your desired firmness level is to try out several mattresses before buying.
How do you sleep? Side sleepers need softer mattresses than those who lie on their backs—generally a 3 to 6 on the firmness scale. Back and stomach sleepers need a mattress that will support their bodies, so they should be on the medium-to-firm side. Stomach sleepers are particularly vulnerable to soft mattresses causing their spine to curve, which leads to back pain and other issues.
If you’re part of a couple where one partner sleeps on their back or stomach and the other is a side sleeper, opt for something slightly firmer than you’d get for a side sleeper.
Finally, your body weight should be taken into consideration. Mattresses are designed for people in the 150- to 200-pound range, so if you fall outside of those numbers, you’ll need to account for it. If you’re heavier, you’ll probably want a firmer-than-average mattress, while lighter sleepers might need to opt for something softer.
If you have questions about how to pick the ideal mattress for sale in Houston, MO, stop by Crowley’s Homeworks and ask our friendly staff. We love to help match people with their ideal mattresses, and will gladly assist you in finding yours.