Choosing the Best Bed For You

Published July 20, 2012

Let’s face it- we spend one-third of our lives in bed.

Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of our everyday existence. When you look at it this way, spending money on a good mattress and box spring is definitely worth every penny. You could say it’s not a matter to be taken lying down.

Serta, one of the Industry’s leading mattress manufacturers, offers the following tips and pointers for purchasing a mattress.

Firstly, it’s important to remember that when you are shopping for a new mattress, your goal is to find a sleep set that will offer you the most comfort, support and value within your budget.

Comfort is key. Be sure to test your mattress in the store. No longer is the thinking that a hard mattress is the best mattress. Today’s modern foams and fibers actually enhance the support of the mattress and in turn are the most comfortable as well.

Support is also important.  Serta believes that the best mattress for your back is one that supports your spine at all points while allowing it to maintain its natural curve. Ask questions as to the thickness of the coil wire in the innerspring and the number of coils. If it’s a foam mattress, ask what the density of the foam is. The density will determine the surface coverage and support that the mattress will offer you.

The size of the mattress should be determined by the size that will fit into your bedroom and your budget. Most people will agree that a better sleep is had by all when your partner doesn’t crowd you. This in mind, purchase the largest mattress that you can fit through the door.

Durability is another key point. Remember that today’s sleep sets are more durable than ever before. However, they are designed as a set and so a new mattress and foundation together will provide the best sleep set performance.

Lastly, make sure you have a good warranty. These warrantees protect you from manufacturer defects and most products made today do not need to be flipped in order for the manufacturer’s warranty to stay valid.

Most mattress manufacturers agree that people tend to replace their mattresses every 12-15 years. It’s really a matter of personal choice when to replace it. When you find yourself rolling into the center of the bed or the springs are digging into your sides, I’d say it’s time for a visit to your local mattress supplier.

*Did you know?

You should spend at least 15 minutes testing out your new bed? Five minutes on your back and on each side.