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A mattress shopping guide brought to you by EZ Living Furniture.
A mattress plays a crucial role in how well you sleep, and when chosen correctly will support you every night for several years. Without a full and comfortable night’s sleep, other aspects of your life can be negatively affected, so it is important that before purchasing a new mattress you take the time to choose the right one for you.
When Do I Need To Buy A New Mattress?
Pain and Discomfort
Firstly, recognising if a mattress is no longer working for you is half the battle. Simply put, if you start to wake with aches, pains, and a general feeling of uncomfortableness, then it’s time to think about purchasing a new mattress. Another easy way to know if you need a new mattress is if there is noticeable and significant sagging in the mattress which prevents you from being properly supported throughout the night.
What Size Mattress Do I Need?
If you already own a bed frame or Divan base that is relatively new and still capable of offering significant support to a new mattress, then this decision has already been made for you. Simply, purchase the mattress size that matches your bed base. If you are buying a mattress for the first time, you must first assess your requirements. Do you sleep alone? Do you prefer more space to spread out throughout the night? Is my bedroom big enough for the mattress/bed I desire? Once you have answered all of these questions and measured what you need to measure, all that is left is choosing from all the available brands.
Mattresses come in a wide variety of sizes including - single, small double, double, king, and super king.
What should I look for in a mattress?
Everyone will experience comfort ratings differently, so it is important to try out a few mattresses in-store before making your final decision. Personal preference, injuries and weight can all play a huge role in deciding which one is the right one for you.
Choose from soft, medium soft, medium, medium to firm, firm and extra firm.
Mattress fillings can affect your sleep. And similar to comfort ratings, what some individuals may find comfortable, others might find unbearable. Usually, foams, springs, and materials are combined
to fulfil a person’s specific requirements or preferences, so it’s worth speaking with one of our sleep specialists in-store if you are in any way unsure about what you require.
if you require extra support around the perimeter of your mattress, choose a mattress with edge-to-edge support.
Pick a mattress with hypoallergenic fillings such as Cotton, Wool, Silk, Latex, Cashmere, Mohair, Bamboo if you have allergies.
Do I Need A New Bed Frame Or Base Too?
It is always recommended to upgrade your bed frame or base at the same time as your mattress because a faulty or broken bed can affect the longevity of a mattress. If a bed frame starts to sag, so too will your mattress and this will also affect how much support you receive throughout the night.
And if you still can’t decide on whether you should purchase a new mattress or not, may we recommend sleeping on it?
EZ Living Furniture has a large range of mattresses on sale, in-store and online all this week. Visit www.ezlivingfurniture.ie/mattresses to view them all.