Finding the best mattress for you should be a well thought out and researched topic. You will spend much of your night sleeping on your mattress and it should be comfortable and supportive. A mattress should be able to support your sleeping style (side, back, stomach) and body weight. This list includes key factors to help you select the best mattress for you and your sleep style.

Quality

The quality of the mattress should match the quality of any fine piece of staple furniture. The mattress should be well stitched with no frays or loose strings or stitching. The mattress should also not rip easily or have any low quality fabric around the most important aspects of the mattress like the corners or edges. The mattress should have supportive foam, gel, or fabric that can support your weight and your movements throughout the night. The mattress should also be built to last.

Comfort

A comfortable mattress makes for a restful night’s sleep. When shopping for a mattress you should test out and lay down to see if the mattress will suit your body type. You also want to make sure the mattress is comfortable for your body weight and height. You want to be able to lie down comfortably without issue each and every time. A comfortable mattress should eliminate pressure points giving you better sleep without tossing and turning. A mattress should increase deep sleep which leads to you being more rested.

Lifespan

A high quality mattress will last many years. The recommended length of a mattress is 8 to 10 years or up to 20 years for high end mattresses. A low quality mattress will need to be replaced much sooner. Read reviews and talk to sales representatives about the typical lifespan of the mattress you are interested in to ensure you are getting the best quality mattress that will last many years to come.

Size

As you measure out what size mattress you will need you should take into consideration your height and weight as well as anyone else that may sleep on the mattress. A mattress should have wiggle room and should not have your feet or head hanging off the bed. A mattress should be able to hold your weight and if you have a partner should be able to hold the combined weight.

Where to buy?

There are many online sites as well as furniture or mattress stores that sell mattresses. Investigate customer reviews on mattress quality, customer service and stock prior to heading out or online to shop for your mattress. You will want to buy a mattress from a reputable retailer that has knowledge of the mattress that will best fit your needs.

Take into consideration your most comfortable sleeping style prior to shopping. Make sure you take time to research and test out mattresses when you can that way you are guaranteed to find the best fit for you!