BUYING A MATTRESS

How to Buy a Mattress?

If you've determined that it's time for a nebuying-mattressw mattress, here are some tips to help you make this important investment in your sleep and health:

Test-Drive: lie down on the mattress , in all different sleeping positions. If you sleep with a partner, make sure you go shopping with them and lie down on the bed together.

Size: check that the bed is wide enough to fit you (and your partner) comfortably. Sleep studies show that we turn between forty and sixty times a night and that we require room to move freely so that we don't wake up. Experts recommend that if you sleep with a partner, don't settle for anything smaller than a Queen or King Size mattress. A mattress should be approximately 4-6, (10-15 centimetres) longer than the tallest person.

Support: to check if your mattress offers appropriate support, lie on your back and try sliding the flat of your hand under the small of your back. If the mattress is too soft, you will have difficulty getting your hand underneath; if it is too hard, your hand will move freely beneath you as there will be space between the mattress and your spine. The right mattress will allow your spine to rest in its natural 's, shape.

Firmness and Comfort: mattresses are built with new cushioning materials that offer you a plush feel on top, yet the core provides you with the necessary support for your body.