A new mattress is a necessary purchase and takes some thought and money. A quality mattress is relatively expensive, but you buy one after a long time. In addition, a mattress plays a vital role in your life since you will spend about a third of it sleeping.
After all, a supportive, comfortable mattress promotes a good night’s sleep, which in turn helps you function better during the day and manage chronic back pains. Singapore citizens take sleep matters very seriously. And with the long office hours of working, mattresses for back pain alleviation are highly sought after. So, if you are in the market for a new mattress, these tips will help you in selecting one that works for your needs.
Know Your Size
It’s a no brainer if you are buying a replacement, the old size applies. However, if you are buying one for a new bed, knowing the size to buy is essential. For instance, a twin bed can’t sleep two people comfortably. A bed for a couple should be spacious; therefore, a queen or a king size is better. Also, your bedroom space will determine the size you will get. Get measurements of your bedroom first as it will determine the bed size.
Talk to Your Doctor
If you suffer from chronic back pains, it’s essential to consult with your doctor who will recommend the best fit for your needs. Doctors are not mattress professionals, but they know your medical issues and will probably have some good advice from that point of view.
Try before you Buy
Yes, you need to lie on that mattress and take it out for a test. Stretch out and lie on it the way you would usually sleep. Feel the firmness, and the size to see how it performs. If you are planning to buy online, it’s advisable to test it in the showroom first.
Mattress sellers will label a mattress as orthopedic, but there is no medical organization that certifies these labels. They may have orthopedic friendly features but this can’t be verified. Therefore, the only way to know if the mattress will work is to test it.
Ask for Returns and Trial Periods
Even after trying the mattress in the store, the real test comes by sleeping on it for a few nights. That is why most sellers have a trial period, typically 30-100 days with free returns. In any case, if you find the mattress not to be comfortable for you, you can return it with a full refund or exchange it for another. You may incur a restocking fee if you exercise this option; still, a trial period is crucial especially if you are buying online.
Know Your Options
There are several types of mattresses, the most common being innerspring, memory foam and hybrids that combine the two.
Each mattress has its strengths and weaknesses. Innerspring is fairly priced and offer excellent support for back pain. On the downside, they are not durable.
Memory foam mattress comes in different densities for the users who prefer soft to firm mattresses. They are more expensive and provide excellent cushioning for back and joints.
Hybrids come with springs with a foam overlay, giving the best of both foam and innerspring models. They are expensive, but an inferior hybrid will give you the worst of both.
A good mattress is not cheap, so is your health, especially if you suffer from back pains. It may be expensive, but the right mattress you serve you for a long time.